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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 07:22 PM
Replies: 81
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Posted By cx
I've used a PLS180 (I've used a PLS180 (and its...

I've used a PLS180 (I've used a PLS180 (and its previous iteration) for years as a decent all around laser level, John. Some stuff it won't do, lotta stuff it will.) (and its previous iteration) for...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 07:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 192
Posted By cx
Welcome, Randy. :) Best ways to reduce...

Welcome, Randy. :)

Best ways to reduce lippage, aside from simply getting more proficient at setting the tiles, is to purchase very flat tile and create a very flat substrate upon which to set the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 03:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 474
Posted By cx
The only SpeedSet...

The only SpeedSet (https://www.custombuildingproducts.com/products/setting-materials/rapid-setting-mortars/speedset-fortified-thin-set-mortar.aspx) I can find at Custom is a rapid setting modified...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing Yesterday, 12:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 235
Posted By cx
Welcome, Don. :) Best is in the eyes of the...

Welcome, Don. :)

Best is in the eyes of the purchaser. Best stone sealing products with which I'm familiar are the StoneTech Professional products now owned by the Laticrete company. I can't...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 498
Posted By cx
That's good use of it, then. :)

That's good use of it, then. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 08:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 498
Posted By cx
There is no advantage to the use of 1/2" CBU...

There is no advantage to the use of 1/2" CBU rather than the thinner 1/4" material, Mike, unless you just want to raise the height of your finished floor.

My opinion; worth price charged.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-16-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 498
Posted By cx
No matter what else you may decide to do, Mike,...

No matter what else you may decide to do, Mike, please divest yourself of any plan to use 1/4" plywood for any purpose in any ceramic floor tile installation. Not even particularly useful for a...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-16-2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 3,145
Views: 667,640
Posted By cx
If you actually want crack isolation, DG, in your...

If you actually want crack isolation, DG, in your proposed scenario, you put down a cleavage membrane (your RedGard might arguably suffice if you just gotta use some, but unnecessarily expensive and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-16-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 498
Posted By cx
CBUs and Fiber/Cement boards all wick water to...

CBUs and Fiber/Cement boards all wick water to some extent, Mike (51133). And some CBUs wick a whole lot faster than Hardiebacker. Doesn't matter a whole lot in a floor application, though, eh?
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-16-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 84
Posted By cx
Welcome back, Tremain. :) It will help a...

Welcome back, Tremain. :)

It will help a great deal if you'll add a geographic location to your User Profile.

Can you describe the construction of this deck for us?

To what substrate was the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-16-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,462
Posted By cx
I'd hafta side with Christopher on that.

I'd hafta side with Christopher on that.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-16-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 3,145
Views: 667,640
Posted By cx
Bonded mud bed is one way to do deck mud beds for...

Bonded mud bed is one way to do deck mud beds for a thinset application of ceramic tile, DG.

Generally the 5:1 mix is used without any additive, although the ANSI standards call for a 4:1 mix...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-16-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 111
Posted By cx
Welcome, Malcolm. :) I'm guessing we're...

Welcome, Malcolm. :)

I'm guessing we're talking about floor tile at a doorway?

A 3/4" gap is too large to simply fill with most flexible sealants effectively and a 1/2" strip of ceramic tile is...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-15-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 3,145
Views: 667,640
Posted By cx
If you're going to get into project specific...

If you're going to get into project specific uses, DG, let's move the discussion to your project thread. The one you have for Concrete mud bed will do if you'll then tell us what you plan to do with...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-15-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 636
Posted By cx
That's good to know, Samantha. I'm always very...

That's good to know, Samantha. I'm always very leery of pros who only register and post on our site to solicit business. Good to know it sometimes works out well.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-15-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 127
Posted By cx
Indeed. Perhaps is why CX specified ceramic...

Indeed. Perhaps is why CX specified ceramic tile, eh? :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-15-2019, 08:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 474
Posted By cx
You could use the Sand Topping mix in that...

You could use the Sand Topping mix in that application, Brian, but I generally just put some of my deck mud mix in a gallon bucket, richen it up with a big handful of whatever thinset mortar I have...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-15-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 127
Posted By cx
The "best" substrate for you kitchen backsplash...

The "best" substrate for you kitchen backsplash would be fat mud, James. Second best would be a CBU. Third, but perfectly acceptable for the application, would be drywall.

I would not bother...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-15-2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 3,145
Views: 667,640
Posted By cx
That is a mix for making a fine aggregate...

That is a mix for making a fine aggregate concrete, DG, not for making deck mud. I'm not sure that "Product Use" category of "• Thick setting beds for ceramic floor tile" was even in there before...
Forum: The Mud Box 10-15-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 797
Posted By cx
Think his toy is still firmly attached to the...

Think his toy is still firmly attached to the ground by red tape, Goldstein. :(
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-14-2019, 08:43 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,776
Posted By cx
Are you familiar with the Fifth Ammendment to the...

Are you familiar with the Fifth Ammendment to the United States Constitution, Paul? :D
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-14-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 278
Posted By cx
I shall ping knowledgeable parties to see if I...

I shall ping knowledgeable parties to see if I can get any updated information on the future of the products. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-13-2019, 10:15 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,149
Posted By cx
If you've not yet purchased your construction...

If you've not yet purchased your construction adhesive, my recommendation would be Loctite's PL Premium, available at Homer's and other such places.

My opinion; worth price charged.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-13-2019, 09:22 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,149
Posted By cx
BC exterior glue plywood will be fine for your...

BC exterior glue plywood will be fine for your application.

I recommend you attach such furring strips to the studs using a good construction adhesive and as few fasteners as will give you a...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-13-2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 175
Posted By cx
Welcome back, Samantha. :) Cracked or...

Welcome back, Samantha. :)

Cracked or missing grout, or no grout at all, has nothing to do with a properly built shower leaking. You should not view this as an easy repair, or any repair at all,...
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