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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-10-2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 945
Posted By Catmandu
flood test

I started the flood test of the pan last night. 24 hours later, the water level hasn't dropped at all and I can't see any signs of water below, although I only have easy access to the area near the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-05-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 320
Posted By Catmandu
Working for me now, too.

Working for me now, too.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-04-2019, 11:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 320
Posted By Catmandu
Sure about that?

Sure about that?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-21-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 945
Posted By Catmandu
Yes, it was brand new, bought the same day. I...

Yes, it was brand new, bought the same day. I installed it and it was very rigid.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-21-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 945
Posted By Catmandu
That is a very good observation. This new...

That is a very good observation. This new drywall has a different appearance than an old piece I had lying around from a few years ago.

While the stuff on the wall wasn't wet, the back of it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-20-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 945
Posted By Catmandu
I took down the drywall and framing for the niche...

I took down the drywall and framing for the niche and was surprised at the condition of the drywall which was covered by kerdi. I put the kerdi up 4 or 5 days ago. The drywall obviously absorbed...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-20-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 945
Posted By Catmandu
I just talked to the Schluter rep and he gave the...

I just talked to the Schluter rep and he gave the go ahead for this idea. The kerdi board gets attached with thinset to the kerdi fabric and the exposed foam edges are not a problem.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-20-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 945
Posted By Catmandu
Yes, the quarter round really does go back 1/2". ...

Yes, the quarter round really does go back 1/2".

I drew a new sketch showing 1/8" for the thinset. The walls I already did have 3/32", but I could go heavier on this wall to get 1/8". Even if I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-19-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 945
Posted By Catmandu
I think the sketch didn't show up.

I think the sketch didn't show up.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-19-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 945
Posted By Catmandu
My quarter round is bigger than what Peter shows,...

My quarter round is bigger than what Peter shows, so it won't fit if I bring the tiles past the corner. Here is a sketch using the actual cross sections of the tiles. At the bottom, I left the void...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-19-2019, 06:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 945
Posted By Catmandu
The pictures are oriented correctly. The one on...

The pictures are oriented correctly. The one on the left shows the kerdi wrapped around the top edge and the right photo shows the kerdi wrapped around the bottom.

The template and the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-18-2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 945
Posted By Catmandu
Shower with quarter round trim

I'm using quarter round tile to trim out a shower niche, and I'm now having trouble figuring out how to waterproof it. I'm using kerdi, and have applied the kerdi to the face of the wall. I held...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-12-2011, 09:43 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 9,433
Posted By Catmandu
Sandy, You don't say which Tagina tile you...

Sandy,

You don't say which Tagina tile you are using, but I have used Tagina antica umbria in the past (and wish my distributor still carried it as it is beautiful!). In my opinion, the beauty of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-07-2011, 07:28 PM
Replies: 959
Views: 92,778
Posted By Catmandu
It will be much easier for you if you get a...

It will be much easier for you if you get a bucket mortar mixer, available from Contractors Direct (click on the Tile Tool Store icon at the bottom of the page). Get a bunch of 5-gallon buckets and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-22-2011, 10:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,946
Posted By Catmandu
Stonetooling.com (linked at the bottom of the...

Stonetooling.com (linked at the bottom of the page) has it for $44.28/qt. My local distributor charges me more, so that is a good price. I don't know about shipping to Canada, you would have to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-20-2011, 07:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,946
Posted By Catmandu
1. You should seal the tile before grouting to...

1. You should seal the tile before grouting to prevent the grout from staining it and to make it easier to clean off the grout haze. Miracle Sealants 511 Porous Plus is a great product if you can...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-09-2011, 04:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,947
Posted By Catmandu
Good new. I was able to smooth the edge with a...

Good new. I was able to smooth the edge with a palm sander and 60 grit paper.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-09-2011, 07:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,947
Posted By Catmandu
It's not a tile, it's a 3/4" slab. The front...

It's not a tile, it's a 3/4" slab. The front face is polished, but the bottom edge was left rough and not eased like the top edge. The shelf is 33" long and the curb is 39" long. It's not...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-08-2011, 08:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,947
Posted By Catmandu
Next time I will definitely skim coat. I was...

Next time I will definitely skim coat. I was getting worried about causing punctures, so spent a lot of time peeling back the Kerdi and picking out debris.

Sorry, Frank, I keep forgetting to take...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-07-2011, 06:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,947
Posted By Catmandu
Thanks, CX. I got the floor in. I bought the...

Thanks, CX. I got the floor in. I bought the bucket mortar mixer that you recommended to someone else (yes, I used the link from here!), and it was $77 well spent. It was SO much easier than using...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-04-2011, 12:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,947
Posted By Catmandu
The floor is 3' x 4'.

The floor is 3' x 4'.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-04-2011, 10:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,947
Posted By Catmandu
Just wondering if anyone thinks I should put the...

Just wondering if anyone thinks I should put the lath in the middle of the mud bed rather than at the bottom, since it will be 3-1/2" thick at some points.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-02-2011, 10:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,947
Posted By Catmandu
I'm ready to put in the shower floor with the...

I'm ready to put in the shower floor with the Kerdi drain. This is an old house, so the floor is severely out of level. With the drain set at 1-1/4", the thickness of the mud bed at the wall varies...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-02-2011, 07:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,947
Posted By Catmandu
Wendy, Do you see any advantage to letting...

Wendy,

Do you see any advantage to letting the back side cure first, and not just filling it and putting it up immediately?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-01-2011, 10:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,947
Posted By Catmandu
I opened up a new bag today, and noticed right...

I opened up a new bag today, and noticed right away that it mixed up differently. This time it was much smoother. I tried to find some sort of identifying markings on the bag, but couldn't find...
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