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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 08:43 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,192
Posted By Kman
Mike, let's keep all questions related to this...

Mike, let's keep all questions related to this project on this thread so that questions and answers aren't duplicated, and the history is in one place. :)

A true cement board is a much better...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 12:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 89
Posted By Kman
I've heard of installers doing a double layer of...

I've heard of installers doing a double layer of Ditra for height purposes. Of course, that would probably cost more and would certainly be more work than a single layer of Ditra XL.

But if you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 12:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 89
Posted By Kman
Welcome to the forum, Carl. :) Your project...

Welcome to the forum, Carl. :)

Your project is what Ditra XL was tailor-made for. It's 5/16" thick installed, and should get you to within 1/16" of the hardwood floor height.

What size tile...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 03:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 91
Posted By Kman
Rob, is this the same shower as the one in this...

Rob, is this the same shower as the one in this thread (https://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=125717)?

The caulk has nothing to do with the waterproofing. In your case, that is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-18-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 315
Posted By Kman
That's under the heading of "showers", at the top...

That's under the heading of "showers", at the top left you'll notice.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-18-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,132
Posted By Kman
They could have used a glass bracket with a stud,...

They could have used a glass bracket with a stud, or siliconed the bracket in place.

I tell my customers that if anyone drills into the curb, the warranty is invalid.
Forum: The Mud Box 08-18-2018, 03:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 209
Posted By Kman
And how wide the step will be.

And how wide the step will be.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-16-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 158
Posted By Kman
Using a trowel that is too large can cause...

Using a trowel that is too large can cause problems with the mortar squeezing out between the tile. If you have that problem and were still getting good coverage with the 1/2" notch, you might want...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-15-2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,132
Posted By Kman
See what's in the circle below? That's a big,...

See what's in the circle below? That's a big, fat no-no.

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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-15-2018, 02:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By Kman
A few hours. If you scratch it in the morning it...

A few hours. If you scratch it in the morning it should be ready by evening.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-14-2018, 09:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 778
Posted By Kman
Are you putting square edge or bullnose sheetrock...

Are you putting square edge or bullnose sheetrock corners there?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-14-2018, 09:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 886
Posted By Kman
They won't be able to get it tight, but pushing...

They won't be able to get it tight, but pushing it up as close as possible might do the trick. I still do that with the leveling system I use.

If you're installing with very tight joints, that...
Forum: The Mud Box 08-14-2018, 09:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 209
Posted By Kman
You got any small children that can run a weed...

You got any small children that can run a weed eater? :D

If it were mine, I'd probably hit it with Roundup a couple of times a year to keep the weeds down, and the snakes from hiding in there. I...
Forum: The Mud Box 08-14-2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 776
Views: 81,824
Posted By Kman
Congratulations, Dave and Stanley. Quite an...

Congratulations, Dave and Stanley. Quite an accomplishment.
Forum: The Mud Box 08-14-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 209
Posted By Kman
Welcome back, David. :) Since this thread...

Welcome back, David. :)

Since this thread is about something other than tile or related to tile, I moved it over here to the Mud Box. If you plan to tile over the deck, we can move it back.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-14-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 886
Posted By Kman
The Z-bar goes under the tack strip. The carpet...

The Z-bar goes under the tack strip. The carpet installer puts it in.

As for the squeeze-out of mortar, I sometimes find it useful to push the tile up tight to the adjacent tile, which pushes...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-14-2018, 04:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By Kman
Welcome to the forum, Jen. :) If this is...

Welcome to the forum, Jen. :)

If this is high up on the wall, (more than four feet), I'd get some brick mortar and replace the missing mud. I think you can get Quikrete brand in a 10lb. bag. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-14-2018, 02:44 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 778
Posted By Kman
I mean you can set the curb back from the outside...

I mean you can set the curb back from the outside 1/2" or more.

If you're using a PVC liner, you're going to need to raise that flange about 3/4" minimum to allow for the preslope mud bed.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-13-2018, 11:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 778
Posted By Kman
I'm assuming you're going to have a traditional...

I'm assuming you're going to have a traditional PVC liner for this shower.

You can set the curb back 1/2" or more as needed, just not less than that. You could even rip it down to 2" to make it a...
Forum: The Mud Box 08-12-2018, 11:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By Kman
I believe the bridge loading has to do with the...

I believe the bridge loading has to do with the amount of weight a bridge can handle based on the length of the truck.

Some bridges have weight ratings based on the length of the vehicle. A...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-12-2018, 11:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 144
Posted By Kman
Welcome to the forum, Morley. :) 1. To...

Welcome to the forum, Morley. :)

1. To preserve the warranty with Schluter, you'd want an unmodified mortar. It'll also need to be white, as gray would likely bleed through.

2. Depends on...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 08-12-2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 253
Posted By Kman
Once the silicone is removed, I'd let that joint...

Once the silicone is removed, I'd let that joint dry out for as long as possible. You may already have water behind the slab that won't dry out, but if it's just a little bit, it might dry out with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-12-2018, 07:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 474
Posted By Kman
1/4" plywood isn't stable enough for tile. 3/8"...

1/4" plywood isn't stable enough for tile. 3/8" would be the minimum, but we usually recommend 1/2" because 3/8" is difficult to work with. It doesn't lay flat at all (think: Pringle's chips).
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-12-2018, 07:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 402
Posted By Kman
1x's or 2x's.

1x's or 2x's.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-11-2018, 05:06 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,221
Posted By Kman
It'll go away soon after the tile is installed. ...

It'll go away soon after the tile is installed. I wouldn't put bleach on it, though.

I kinda like the smell of CBU. I gave it up only when Ditra came along. ;)
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