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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 08:32 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By ss3964spd
You're also going to want to screw down those...

You're also going to want to screw down those 3/4" planks, Vignesh, if they aren't already. 2" construction type screws will do the trick. You might want to drill pilot holes and counter sink the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 07:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 84
Posted By ss3964spd
Before getting too far along, Travis, we'd be...

Before getting too far along, Travis, we'd be happy to learn the details - materials and parts included, of exactly how you constructed your shower receptor. Our collective goal being to ensure the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 08:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,291
Posted By ss3964spd
It's thicker than paper tape, isn't it Justin? Is...

It's thicker than paper tape, isn't it Justin? Is it about the same thickness as mesh tape?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-03-2020, 03:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,291
Posted By ss3964spd
If the walls in those pics will be covered in...

If the walls in those pics will be covered in knock down I'd be inclined to leave them alone. The knock down will effectively hide all of it. You might know they aren't flat, no one else will be able...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-03-2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 296
Posted By ss3964spd
DC, you might create a post in the "Professionals...

DC, you might create a post in the "Professionals Hangout" sub forum.

I've been frequenting this forum for years and there seems to be a dearth of pros here in the DC area that visit this forum....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-03-2020, 06:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 122
Posted By ss3964spd
Aaron, though you did mention your joist size and...

Aaron, though you did mention your joist size and spacing, I don't see that you mentioned their unsupported span. All those blocks are going to add more weight than would wood. Best to be certain...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-02-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 279
Posted By ss3964spd
Standard practice for selecting a good contractor...

Standard practice for selecting a good contractor at a reasonable price?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-02-2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 698
Posted By ss3964spd
If you have All-Set left over, and it isn't too...

If you have All-Set left over, and it isn't too old, you can certainly use it for building up that area.

To be clear, you'll want to build up that area with mortar and then allow it to cure. After...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-02-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 698
Posted By ss3964spd
I think so, and is what I did to install my glass...

I think so, and is what I did to install my glass band. Screeding, by using the wall tiles above and below as a guide will provide a nice and flat surface regardless of the undulations of the wall.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-02-2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 125
Posted By ss3964spd
Just a DIY'er, Dianna, and the only one I've used...

Just a DIY'er, Dianna, and the only one I've used is Spin Doctor. Very easy to use, I had great results with it, but it's a bit spendy to start up. But once the caps and anti-friction clear disks are...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-02-2020, 06:44 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,586
Posted By ss3964spd
Would dog baths not be an easier task using a...

Would dog baths not be an easier task using a hand held shower? Eliminate the fixed shower head, install a hand held that also slides up and down on a bar. And for further discussion between you two...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-02-2020, 06:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 836
Posted By ss3964spd
Definitely not construction adhesive, Jason. ...

Definitely not construction adhesive, Jason.

I think you're going to need to base your next steps on what the section of Kerdi under the drain flange, and on the underside of the flange, looks...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-01-2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 167
Posted By ss3964spd
Really hard to recommend anything at this point,...

Really hard to recommend anything at this point, Ryan, the best way forward may not be clear until you finish demo to see what you currently have.

One thing you can do that might offer some clues...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-01-2020, 06:17 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,142
Posted By ss3964spd
Welcome back Neil, Given your soft tile I'd...

Welcome back Neil,

Given your soft tile I'd be tempted to see if there was a router bit available that you could used to round over that edge. A router with a small baseplate would let you get far...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-01-2020, 05:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 752
Posted By ss3964spd
You can also add 2X blocking directly attached to...

You can also add 2X blocking directly attached to the joists, with the centerline of the blocking lined up with the plywood seams.

Yes, the BC Exposure 1 plywood is what you want, as is how you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-31-2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,586
Posted By ss3964spd
Happy to help, Steve. Be sure the MW batts...

Happy to help, Steve.

Be sure the MW batts you get are the right size for the studs you have - MW batts don't compress like FG does.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-31-2020, 07:48 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,586
Posted By ss3964spd
Steve, all your questions are welcomed here. So...

Steve, all your questions are welcomed here. So many of the contributors, Pro's and DIY'ers alike, possess a great deal of knowledge and experience that extends far beyond setting tile.

Fiberglass...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-30-2020, 07:00 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,586
Posted By ss3964spd
You and Mrs. Steve will be pleased with the...

You and Mrs. Steve will be pleased with the increased width of the shower, Steve, 30" is really narrow and, possibly, not code compliant.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-29-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 151
Posted By ss3964spd
Welcome, Kevin, Leave the back of the tiles...

Welcome, Kevin,

Leave the back of the tiles smooth after BB'ing them. You might want to sponge them off first to remove any dust or kiln release. I used two 5G buckets when working with my...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-29-2020, 06:21 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 9,093
Posted By ss3964spd
The handle should go on much farther than that,...

The handle should go on much farther than that, John.

With the face plate mounted to the valve body how much space is there between it and the wall studs?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-26-2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 794
Posted By ss3964spd
No idea I'm afraid, I've never needed such a...

No idea I'm afraid, I've never needed such a service. But I do know this area has a ton of stone/solid surface fabrication shops.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-26-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 304
Posted By ss3964spd
Don't want to be negative, but having installed 2...

Don't want to be negative, but having installed 2 pocket doors myself I don't see trimming it in place turning out well. The cut likely will not be straight and even, and will leave a sharp edge, and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-26-2020, 06:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 794
Posted By ss3964spd
If push comes to shove maybe a stone fabrication...

If push comes to shove maybe a stone fabrication shop will water jet them for you, John. You're in NoVa, there's no end of stone shops.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-26-2020, 06:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 752
Posted By ss3964spd
If using 2X8's gets you well past where you need...

If using 2X8's gets you well past where you need to be deflection wise 2X8's would make your life much, much easier, Jim.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-25-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 752
Posted By ss3964spd
"Concerned" isn't what I'd be at all, Jim, as any...

"Concerned" isn't what I'd be at all, Jim, as any squeeze out should be easily removed an hour or so after it's finished squeezing. A putty knife or similar should do the trick. Anything left will...
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