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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 11:11 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By cx
Well, without seeing the contract it's difficult...

Well, without seeing the contract it's difficult to say just what his liability might be. If he was contracted for nothing but the labor to install the tiles, his offer to refund all the money you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 405
Posted By cx
Cliff, when doing direct bonded waterproofing...

Cliff, when doing direct bonded waterproofing membrane showers, such as Kerdi, I don't even install the drain until I've finished waterproofing and tiling the ceiling and walls except for the bottom...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 137
Posted By cx
They related to the guys who did your deck? :D ...

They related to the guys who did your deck? :D

Again, have you a written contract for this work?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 63
Posted By cx
That gives us the joist spacing, Clark, but we...

That gives us the joist spacing, Clark, but we still need to know the unsupported span of the joists to make any judgement on the design deflection.

Trying to glue sheet goods such as plywood to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 513
Posted By cx
Welcome, Tom. :) If you hadn't beat on them...

Welcome, Tom. :)

If you hadn't beat on them innocent little sand grains with that big ol' pounder I would have recommended you either leave them alone and tile over them or put a second layer of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 77
Posted By cx
Welcome, Parity. I fixed your signature so folks...

Welcome, Parity. I fixed your signature so folks wouldn't think you were shouting. :)

You could do what Goldstein suggests, but my recommendation would be to remove the mud bed with those plastic...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 39
Posted By cx
Exposed stairs are a bitch, Wayne, no matter how...

Exposed stairs are a bitch, Wayne, no matter how you wanna handle them. You want them weather resistant? Steel and/or poured concrete.

1. I don't see that working. What are these treads made...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 08:49 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,475
Posted By cx
Eric, in critical places I frequently chisel...

Eric, in critical places I frequently chisel those nail plates into the studs such that they are flush. Bit PITA, but sometimes well worth the effort. You're not looking for furniture quality...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 07:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 128
Posted By cx
Please don't use the CustomBlend for any tile...

Please don't use the CustomBlend for any tile application other than bedding CBU on a floor installation, regardless any other mortar choices you might decide upon.

My opinion; worth price charged.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 07:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 63
Posted By cx
Welcome back, Clark. Please keep all your...

Welcome back, Clark. Please keep all your project questions on one thread so folks can see what you're working on and what's been previously asked and answered. A moderator can give it a more...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 07:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 947
Posted By cx
Probably not on the water. Pack the perimeter...

Probably not on the water. Pack the perimeter better this time. Cover the finished product with polyethylene sheeting while it cures for as long as you can afford to leave it before tiling.

No...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 05:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 128
Posted By cx
Zoe, I'm not telling you not to use your...

Zoe, I'm not telling you not to use your unmodified thinset mortar for your Schluter installations, just telling you in my opinion you'll be happier using a modified mortar for the entire project. ...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout Yesterday, 04:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 123
Posted By cx
Welcome, Mike. :) It'll really help if...

Welcome, Mike. :)

It'll really help if you'll put a geographic location into your User Profile.

All I can say is, Wow!

You're fixin' to find out just how good a friend this GC really is. In...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 04:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 128
Posted By cx
Welcome, Zoe. :) You wanna do #3. You don't...

Welcome, Zoe. :)

You wanna do #3. You don't wanna fill or tape any seams that will be covered with Kerdi or similar sheet membrane. The membrane, properly applied, will result in the CBU seams...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 02:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 99
Posted By cx
Welcome, Bob. :) First problem you have is...

Welcome, Bob. :)

First problem you have is the joist structure. If you knew the grade and species of your joists it's possible they meet the deflection requirement for a natural stone tile...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:37 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,414
Posted By cx
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-01-2021, 11:42 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,414
Posted By cx
I see nothing at all wrong with your construction...

I see nothing at all wrong with your construction or waterproofing below the tile surface, Nick, my problem is depending upon a bead of caulk to provide both the physical horizontal support for the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-01-2021, 10:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 513
Posted By cx
First, who is Tom, please? :) Second, are...

First, who is Tom, please? :)

Second, are we patching the floor now or the ledger fastener holes?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-01-2021, 10:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 127
Posted By cx
Don't think that's gonna work out well for him,...

Don't think that's gonna work out well for him, Mike. :D
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-01-2021, 10:41 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,414
Posted By cx
Has nothing at all to do with that, Nick.

Has nothing at all to do with that, Nick.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-01-2021, 09:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 127
Posted By cx
Welcome, Bob. :) That scenario would scare...

Welcome, Bob. :)

That scenario would scare me to death and I'd be the builder!

My recommendation would be to either hire a trusted representative in the area of construction, prepare yourself...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-01-2021, 08:40 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,414
Posted By cx
Nick, I can't tell just what they've got in those...

Nick, I can't tell just what they've got in those photos, but in your drawing the problem I see is the joint between your glass and tile floor. You absolutely cannot sit that glass panel directly on...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-01-2021, 06:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 787
Posted By cx
Mike, the coverage is what's important, not the...

Mike, the coverage is what's important, not the tool. If you end up with a minimum of 80 percent coverage with a minimum thickness of 3/32nds of an inch, it matters not whether you put it on with a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-01-2021, 04:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 98
Posted By cx
Welcome. Please change your permanent signature...

Welcome. Please change your permanent signature line to a first name for us to use. :)

Have you any photos showing the area from which you removed the KerdiFlex from the Kerdi on your curb? If...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-01-2021, 03:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 787
Posted By cx
Mike, this photo shows the optimum relationship...

Mike, this photo shows the optimum relationship between drain flange and toilet and should help you visualize the measurement Dan is suggesting.

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