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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 05:53 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By cx
I think that applies only to shower receptors...

I think that applies only to shower receptors that are recessed into the concrete slab, Jim. I think we don't yet know if that's Terry's situation.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 04:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 926
Posted By cx
The 1/8th" gap between tile and tub will be fine...

The 1/8th" gap between tile and tub will be fine and in a small room you could get by with your 1/8th" for your CBU and your flattening compound.

You would use a flexible sealant in that tile gap....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 11:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 926
Posted By cx
The "nothing" in the instructions is exactly what...

The "nothing" in the instructions is exactly what you wanna do with that gap, Jean. For absolutely sure you don't want to fill it with thinset mortar or any other similar material. The purpose of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 161
Posted By cx
Welcome, Terry. :)What are you calling the "pan"...

Welcome, Terry. :)What are you calling the "pan" there?

How was the shower receptor constructed? Was there a clamping ring drain with a waterproof liner over a sloped mortar bed? Then a second...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-15-2021, 06:28 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,278
Posted By cx
2. Nick, do not fill and tape the CBU seams that...

2. Nick, do not fill and tape the CBU seams that will be covered with the ValueSeal. The ValueSeal, properly installed, will treat those seams much better than will the mesh tape and the ValueSeal...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-15-2021, 06:24 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,317
Posted By cx
Clearly you did say KerdiBoard and not...

Clearly you did say KerdiBoard and not Hardiebacker. My apologies. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-15-2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,948
Posted By cx
Scott, just tell your memory bank that it's never...

Scott, just tell your memory bank that it's never OK to butt your ceramic tile against anything, including other ceramic tile. No ambiguity, there.

My opinion; worth price charged.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-15-2021, 05:14 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,317
Posted By cx
Post you referenced was from 2011, Eric, and...

Post you referenced was from 2011, Eric, and Medium Bed Mortar did exist then. The Industry recognized (led by our own Dave Gobis (https://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/member.php?u=16)) that such a...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-14-2021, 06:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 855
Posted By cx
Only Semco I know of, Davy, is Semco Energy, a...

Only Semco I know of, Davy, is Semco Energy, a natural gas distribution company in which I hold zero stock. :)

That's why I axed for a link.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-14-2021, 05:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 926
Posted By cx
How about Jean's Bathroom Project? 1. Jean,...

How about Jean's Bathroom Project?

1. Jean, please install the CBU per the manufacturer's instructions. If your floor required flattening after that, use a cementitious patching material (not...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-14-2021, 12:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 855
Posted By cx
A link to the product in question would be...

A link to the product in question would be helpful, Joe.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-14-2021, 12:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 926
Posted By cx
Please don't start a new thread, Jean. A...

Please don't start a new thread, Jean. A moderator can change the title to something more generic any time you'd like to suggest one.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-14-2021, 10:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 926
Posted By cx
Jean, the only questions you ever want to ask...

Jean, the only questions you ever want to ask someone in an orange vest start with, "Where would I find the.........". And even then, take the answer with a grain of salt.

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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-14-2021, 09:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 817
Posted By cx
There is no controversy, John. Schluter makes an...

There is no controversy, John. Schluter makes an "uncoupling" product. Schluter dictates the method and materials to install the product. One of their recommendations is the use of un-modified...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-14-2021, 09:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 146
Posted By cx
Welcome back, Daniel. :) We'd need to know...

Welcome back, Daniel. :)

We'd need to know more about your shower, 'specially the tile size, the bonding mortar, the tools and method of tile installation, and the treatment of the bottom joint...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-13-2021, 09:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 798
Posted By cx
David, it'll help if you'll keep all your project...

David, it'll help if you'll keep all your project questions on one thread so folks can see what you're working on and what's been previously asked and answered.

You want to go to the CBU...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-13-2021, 09:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 90
Posted By cx
No, Ma'am. We set the tiles using thinset...

No, Ma'am. We set the tiles using thinset mortar. Frequently a lot of thinset mortar. But your tiles appear to be uncommonly flat. They really come from the Saltillo area of Mexico?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-13-2021, 05:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 90
Posted By cx
Welcome, Judy. :) DIY 1,000 square feet of...

Welcome, Judy. :)

DIY 1,000 square feet of Saltillo? Que Mujer! :D

I've always set Saltillo over a mortar bed over concrete SOG and used sand and Portland cement mixed 3:1 for the grout. And...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-13-2021, 05:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 291
Posted By cx
Still doesn't eliminate the problem of connecting...

Still doesn't eliminate the problem of connecting the waterproof membrane, Tim.

It's entirely up to you what you are willing to accept, but you paid for a new shower with the expectation that it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-13-2021, 03:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 926
Posted By cx
That is because the CBU (Hardiebacker in your...

That is because the CBU (Hardiebacker in your case) must be properly fastened with mechanical fasteners firmly against the subfloor with only a thin layer of thinset mortar between CBU and subfloor,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-13-2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 291
Posted By cx
Tim, it'll help if you'll attach your photos from...

Tim, it'll help if you'll attach your photos from storage on your computer so they appear in your post and are a permanent part of your thread, rather than third-party links that disappear when the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-13-2021, 12:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 88
Posted By cx
CB, we can't tell you anything at all about that...

CB, we can't tell you anything at all about that without knowing the unsupported span of the joists.

As for the end support, I'd need to see how that was done to determine if it was sufficient to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-13-2021, 12:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 624
Posted By cx
1. It's a bit of hard, dirty work, but it's...

1. It's a bit of hard, dirty work, but it's quite doable and it's done alla time, usually to move the drain to the center of the shower. Determine first if you have a steel reinforced slab or a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-12-2021, 10:08 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,898
Posted By cx
The very best way to prevent problems with a...

The very best way to prevent problems with a marble installation in a wet area is to install a porcelain look-alike, Dani. See again post #42.

If you insist on real marble, at least find a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-11-2021, 10:30 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,278
Posted By cx
Don't understand the question.

Don't understand the question.
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