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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-15-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 623
Posted By rmckee84
Will it work? Yes, if everything is overlapped...

Will it work? Yes, if everything is overlapped and installed properly. But keep in mind it is the bare minimum.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-15-2020, 04:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 651
Posted By rmckee84
A flood test would probably help you eliminate...

A flood test would probably help you eliminate plumbing issues for sure and possibly find the point of origin.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-15-2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 461
Posted By rmckee84
I believe you're on the right track. Questions...

I believe you're on the right track. Questions should never scare an installer. I will say that many installers may avoid a customer that seems overbearing. Or they submit a slightly higher price...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-14-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 215
Posted By rmckee84
Up to you, there's no real standard for that. If...

Up to you, there's no real standard for that. If you want a larger piece of tile add to it. Around 2-3" is pretty common
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-14-2020, 05:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 326
Posted By rmckee84
I hope for your sake that he didn't use purple...

I hope for your sake that he didn't use purple board in the shower. When most say purple/green board they are referring to the drywall that has a waxy coating.

While you shouldn't have to be...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-13-2020, 08:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 326
Posted By rmckee84
I understand the situation you're in, but I would...

I understand the situation you're in, but I would strongly suggest trying to recoup your money and cut this guy loose. I've heard of alot of poor installs using methods that are absurd, but this is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-09-2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,231
Posted By rmckee84
It doesn't particularly matter since it isn't a...

It doesn't particularly matter since it isn't a structural component. With that said I would probably go perpendicular to the joist but not for any logical reason.

Not sure what you mean by...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-09-2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,274
Posted By rmckee84
Warm water and a sponge. Diluted vinegar and...

Warm water and a sponge. Diluted vinegar and sponge for stubborn stuff. Sulfamic acid crystals or tile and stone cleaner for really bad stuff.

Just keep a sponge and bucket of water close by...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-09-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 156
Posted By rmckee84
Personally I wouldn't. With that said, as long...

Personally I wouldn't. With that said, as long as you find one that is floor rated and you leave the proper expansion gaps around the perimeter of the glass then go for it. Glass is pretty slick,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-05-2020, 09:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,123
Posted By rmckee84
As far as I know you can simply apply more with...

As far as I know you can simply apply more with that type of grout. If it doesn't seem to bond then I would scrape out 2/3 of the depth and reapply
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-05-2020, 09:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 484
Posted By rmckee84
Like Paul said it has to do with shadowing. One...

Like Paul said it has to do with shadowing. One solution is to paint the cut edges
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-31-2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,231
Posted By rmckee84
Strip it to the 3/4". Is the 3/4" tounge and...

Strip it to the 3/4". Is the 3/4" tounge and groove? If not you'll need to block all the seams from underneath. Once that is done you can use cbu or an uncoupling membrane. If you decide to add...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 01-30-2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 467
Posted By rmckee84
I had the exact same issue, I used a sealer the...

I had the exact same issue, I used a sealer the was recommended (511) and the next day random pieces were highlighter yellow. The final conclusion was that the sealer had a reaction to the glue that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-24-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,860
Posted By rmckee84
1/2"+1/16"+1/8"+1/8"+1/4"=1 1/16" ...

1/2"+1/16"+1/8"+1/8"+1/4"=1 1/16"
Ply+thinset+ditra+thinset+tile

You'll end up somewhere around 1"+
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-24-2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 526
Posted By rmckee84
It really needs a full spread under it rather...

It really needs a full spread under it rather than a zigzag. It can be done with either thinset or kfix.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-24-2020, 04:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 366
Posted By rmckee84
Grab a small flat bar and pull them off. It will...

Grab a small flat bar and pull them off. It will be easier taking the whole row off rather than every other tile.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-24-2020, 04:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 504
Posted By rmckee84
Almost all blades must be broken in. Typically a...

Almost all blades must be broken in. Typically a dressing stone, cinder block, or even a chunk of dried thinset is used to dress the blade. This exposes the diamond matrix on the blade.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-24-2020, 04:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 821
Posted By rmckee84
A PH neutral cleaner would be a good starting...

A PH neutral cleaner would be a good starting point. Something like Stonetech tile and stone cleaner. If that doesn't do the trick you could move onto something a little tougher like a Stonetech...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-04-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,141
Posted By rmckee84
Yes it is a little thinner. Yes you can do...

Yes it is a little thinner. Yes you can do plunge cuts
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-03-2020, 09:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 868
Posted By rmckee84
As an installer I would rather have the slab set...

As an installer I would rather have the slab set then set the tile off of that.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-02-2020, 07:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,092
Posted By rmckee84
Yes, offset the seams. There is an example in...

Yes, offset the seams. There is an example in the ditra instruction showing offset and fastener pattern.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-02-2020, 07:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,141
Posted By rmckee84
Segmented (if I'm thinking the same as what you...

Segmented (if I'm thinking the same as what you mean) is usually a faster cut and tends to be a thicker rim. Once broke in the cuts will be cleaner, but at first it may be a little chippy on some...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-31-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,316
Posted By rmckee84
Yes, you can. I must ask though, what part of...

Yes, you can. I must ask though, what part of the install is osb covered with redgard?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-31-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,467
Posted By rmckee84
I can't say that I've ever heard that epoxy and...

I can't say that I've ever heard that epoxy and travertine don't mix. What sources are saying this?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-27-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 462
Posted By rmckee84
Ryan349, no links just personal experience and...

Ryan349, no links just personal experience and networking with installers across the country on a daily basis about products and failures. Fusion is the majority of the failures, CQ not as much. ...
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