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Forum: The Mud Box Today, 07:25 AM
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Posted By ss3964spd
Sounds of Silence (the S&G version) gives me...

Sounds of Silence (the S&G version) gives me goosebumps.

Every time.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 07:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 299
Posted By ss3964spd
Everything I've read here about mud says that it...

Everything I've read here about mud says that it needs to be 3/4" at it's thinnest in order for it to remain stable/in one piece, regardless of what drain system will be used. If that holds true, and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 05:32 PM
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Posted By ss3964spd
Mudding the pan would almost certainly eliminate...

Mudding the pan would almost certainly eliminate the curbless option, Rob, since mud needs to be a minimum of 3/4" at the drain, which then means it's going to be at least 1.5" at the perimeter so...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 04:54 PM
Replies: 72
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Posted By ss3964spd
I keep forgetting you're working around already...

I keep forgetting you're working around already installed wall tile.

I think I'd fill in shallow areas with some mortar, mixed a bit thick, and let it set up for an hour or so to let it skin over...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 04:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 299
Posted By ss3964spd
I, too, had to recess the subfloor for the entire...

I, too, had to recess the subfloor for the entire bathroom in order save 3/4" to make the curbless design work. A lot of work, that, but worth it to me. But keep in mind that even if you do recess...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 01:36 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,416
Posted By ss3964spd
You talkin about where the wall makes the 90*...

You talkin about where the wall makes the 90* turns (top, bottom, left, right) into the niche, Matt, or the interior corners?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 07:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 299
Posted By ss3964spd
Unhappy Rob, think you'll need to add about 1/4" ish to...

Rob, think you'll need to add about 1/4" ish to your overall new floor height to account for thinset mortar between the plywood and Ditra and between the Ditra and tile. The extra height helps where...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-10-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 718
Posted By ss3964spd
Yes, and yes, Randy. For the first yes,...

Yes, and yes, Randy.

For the first yes, you're only talking about a very small amount IF you are consistent with your mortar application thickness so you'd not raise a tile enough to create an...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-10-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 669
Posted By ss3964spd
Am having a bit of difficulty following,...

Am having a bit of difficulty following, SusanMary, but I'm only on my first cup of coffee.

I do see one corner into which you can possibly tuck the liner in between two studs that make up a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-09-2019, 06:36 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 2,831
Posted By ss3964spd
I think it'll be a challenge to get screws 3/8"...

I think it'll be a challenge to get screws 3/8" from the edges in Hardie without pre-drilling/counter sinking; once the screw head starts trying to counter sink itself the edge may blow out.

But...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-09-2019, 06:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 296
Posted By ss3964spd
Pictures on this? Or a floor plan of how it is...

Pictures on this? Or a floor plan of how it is now vs. how you want to reconfigure it?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-09-2019, 06:21 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,547
Posted By ss3964spd
Yeah, just a bit. Sorry, Butch, that's...

Yeah, just a bit.

Sorry, Butch, that's simply lousy workmanship, and would suggest the rest of it is of similar quality. If there's a silver lining it is that you caught it now.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-08-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 197
Posted By ss3964spd
Draws 1/2 the amps.

Draws 1/2 the amps.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-08-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 197
Posted By ss3964spd
Careful with those YouTube videos, Zach, lots of...

Careful with those YouTube videos, Zach, lots of disinformation out there. The pros here are very, very good indeed.

Feel free to go through my thread here, but it is dreadfully, embarrassingly ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-08-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,687
Posted By ss3964spd
Thought I read here sometime ago that stuff is...

Thought I read here sometime ago that stuff is also finicky about mortar and grout?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-08-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 737
Posted By ss3964spd
Art, if I understand your predicament you have a...

Art, if I understand your predicament you have a wall where the vertical edge of the Durock CB will meet/butt against a vertical edge of your drywall. But if you shim the Durock so that it's bottom...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-08-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,416
Posted By ss3964spd
2) A diag and photos will help folks here offer...

2) A diag and photos will help folks here offer their input/opinion on layout. Be sure at least one pic includes enough of the surrounding area for context.

3) The book is a goldmine of useful...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-08-2019, 07:37 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 2,831
Posted By ss3964spd
Someone is correct, John, contrasting grout...

Someone is correct, John, contrasting grout colors will tend to make any irregularities in tile setting more visible. The higher the contrast, the more visible. IMO, I think a very light gray grout...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-08-2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 197
Posted By ss3964spd
Welcome aboard, Zach. No need to start another...

Welcome aboard, Zach. No need to start another thread once you commence with your project, we rather like keeping everything related to one project on one thread as doing so provides history and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-07-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 230
Posted By ss3964spd
You can certainly dry lay them, Bob, but I think...

You can certainly dry lay them, Bob, but I think the results will be somewhat dependent on just how flat your floor is.

Another option is to place one tile on a flat surface, face up, and then...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-07-2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 230
Posted By ss3964spd
Hi Bob, suggested grout joint spacing is somewhat...

Hi Bob, suggested grout joint spacing is somewhat dependent on how consistent in size your tile is. Measure them, if they are all dead on then you can get away with a tighter grout joint if you wish....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-06-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 934
Posted By ss3964spd
Thanks for the explanation Lou. My novice...

Thanks for the explanation Lou. My novice instinct is to move them only as much as it takes to collapse the ridges and avoid pushing mortar into the grout joints. Probably partially explains why it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-06-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 934
Posted By ss3964spd
They shouldn't let go easily if the coverage is...

They shouldn't let go easily if the coverage is good. They should take quite a bit of effort actually.

I feel like sliding them around like that would tend to obfuscate how good the coverage is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-05-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 934
Posted By ss3964spd
Start with the 1/4X1/2 U, Mark, and burn mortar...

Start with the 1/4X1/2 U, Mark, and burn mortar onto the backs of those 12X24's. Set the first, pull it, check for coverage. switch to the 1/2X1/2 if necessary.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-05-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,547
Posted By ss3964spd
If it was set on the plywood with the correct...

If it was set on the plywood with the correct mortar, and done well, I'd think it's not likely to come off the plywood without tearing it to pieces. Still, shouldn't be too hard, cleaning the dried...
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