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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-08-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 2,834
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Laticrete's "Silver Shadow" is the lightest grey...

Laticrete's "Silver Shadow" is the lightest grey they make. I used it on white tile, and it was perfect. Gives a small contrast without overly emphasizing grout lines. You can chose that color among...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-27-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,609
Posted By makethatkerdistick
So, large parts of this winding thread are about...

So, large parts of this winding thread are about shaving off what amounts to a few hundred bucks total and embarking on questionable non-typical construction methods? No offense, but why even bother?...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-14-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 374
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Not sure what Lazarus has been drinking....

Not sure what Lazarus has been drinking. :crazy:Certainly not cold water. :scratch:

Don't mix epoxy grout with water!
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-14-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 29,020
Posted By makethatkerdistick
This turned out to be really nice! Enjoy your new...

This turned out to be really nice! Enjoy your new master shower in good health! I myself am glad that I am done with my bathrooms. Back-breaking work for sure! What a journey this has been for you,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-21-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 544
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Caveat: I've never used any of the premixed...

Caveat: I've never used any of the premixed acrylic grouts. And I am just an amateur, not doing this for a living like a lot of the pros here.

In a wet environment, in particular a shower floor,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-18-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 8,505
Posted By makethatkerdistick
I just learned something new. I didn't know that...

I just learned something new. I didn't know that you could silver solder stainless steel. I like your approach! Shower looks very nice, too.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-14-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 875
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Another good reason to stay away from Fusion Pro:...

Another good reason to stay away from Fusion Pro:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tLf7XoIjqE
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-12-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 875
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Anecdotally, Fusion Pro would be my very last...

Anecdotally, Fusion Pro would be my very last choice for a shower floor. Just look for the long thread on Fusion Pro in the Pro Hangout section on here and read. It seems that some of those...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-15-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 12,473
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Teddy, looks great! I wouldn't worry about...

Teddy, looks great!

I wouldn't worry about the residual water in the channel. It's 316 SS and will not rust out in a hundred years. I have residual water in mine, not as much though. Mine is from...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-13-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 12,473
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Teddy, I ruminated getting a bidet attachment...

Teddy, I ruminated getting a bidet attachment like you have. I decided to get the "Genie Bidet" for $80ish instead. If you're curious, look it up. It's my favorite of the non-electrified bidet seats....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-08-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 8,505
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Double-check surfaces for residue and wash/scrub...

Double-check surfaces for residue and wash/scrub again IF necessary before more time passes. You can make your own wash solution, using dishwasher detergent /warm water for solution I and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-02-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,195
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Almost flush is hard to achieve. But yours looks...

Almost flush is hard to achieve. But yours looks a tad low from the pictures.
Rectified tiles are more difficult as they have these sharp edges. If they're flat, this shouldn't be too hard on your...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-31-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,197
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Hi Alvin. Fellow college teacher and amateur...

Hi Alvin. Fellow college teacher and amateur tiler here! :wave:

From your description on how you tied in the Redgard with the drain, I have concerns about the longevity of your assembly. You...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-28-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 530
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Dry-fitting PVC is always problematic as you...

Dry-fitting PVC is always problematic as you often can't fully insert it due to tight tolerances. When glue is applied, this acts briefly as a lubricant to achieve the full insertion depth. Your best...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-27-2019, 08:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 530
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Not sure I follow your description. The drain...

Not sure I follow your description. The drain should slide about an inch into the drain pipe. Are you saying it's only sliding in about 1/2 in? Or is the drain standing proud of the foam tray?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-27-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 8,505
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Lenny, yes, Schluter profiles always get grout....

Lenny, yes, Schluter profiles always get grout. All regular changes of plane get caulk (curb or elsewhere). However, I grouted the niches in both of my showers with Spectralock. It's a small area...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-27-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,061
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Is the grout washing out of the joints as well?...

Is the grout washing out of the joints as well? It seems like this grout didn't set up properly. Do you know the type of grout that was used?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-27-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 8,505
Posted By makethatkerdistick
I would definitely get the Latasil and avoid...

I would definitely get the Latasil and avoid acrylic caulks at all cost in wet areas. Or get a sanded silicone caulk that's color-matched. I have the regular Latasil in my shower (incidentally, I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-23-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,996
Posted By makethatkerdistick
I like CX's idea also. Drape the walls with a...

I like CX's idea also. Drape the walls with a sturdy polyethylene drop cloth and let it overlap into the tub far enough so no water reaches the walls.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-22-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 498
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Versabond is ok and completely sufficient but...

Versabond is ok and completely sufficient but once you've worked with a true premium thinset mortar, you will feel clearly that Versabond is not in that category. If money is the limiting factor, go...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-22-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,451
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Looks great, your tile job! I'd say...

Looks great, your tile job!

I'd say Spectralock. Hard to beat its performance in the long run. It's awesome to clean and relatively easy to install (to me, at least). I've never used the Mapei...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-22-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 8,505
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Water-proofing wise it doesn't really matter but...

Water-proofing wise it doesn't really matter but I like to overlap the horizontal curb with the wall tile. That way, the flexible sealant in your grout line doesn't have to keep water out of it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-22-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 632
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Yeah, you certainly don't want a gap between your...

Yeah, you certainly don't want a gap between your surface membrane and the foam backer. That will be your challenge to keep it intact. At any rate, with the bench and all, the surface membrane will...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-22-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 632
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Easiest would be to remove one more row of tiles...

Easiest would be to remove one more row of tiles above the bench, hopefully leaving enough backing intact so you can install fresh backer board below and then use a surface-applied membrane like...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-20-2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,015
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Jeff's Latapoxy is still keeping my curb bracket...

Jeff's Latapoxy is still keeping my curb bracket in place. :D
Another vote for epoxy resin over silicone.
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