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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 08:38 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By ss3964spd
Yup, I don't see any way around it, Dave. If the...

Yup, I don't see any way around it, Dave. If the benches are coming out so, too, are the walls and the floor and, and, and. It will definitely be a lot of work, but also a massively convenient excuse...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 07:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,491
Posted By ss3964spd
The gaps are required, Stewart. 1/8" between...

The gaps are required, Stewart.

1/8" between the tub and tile is fine. 1/4" between the wall board and tile is fine, too, but a 1/16th tighter won't be a problem given the size of the room.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 07:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 83
Posted By ss3964spd
Welcome, Dave, you're gunna have fun with that...

Welcome, Dave, you're gunna have fun with that one. Mrs. Dave will be most appreciative.

If I understand your plan I don't see how you're going to accomplish your goal of removing the corner...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 07:20 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 5,697
Posted By ss3964spd
IMO, Dan, if you use Kerdi band only on the end...

IMO, Dan, if you use Kerdi band only on the end walls you present an opportunity for water from the back wall to get in behind the band - unless you are able to completely seal the ends of the band....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-17-2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,717
Posted By ss3964spd
I don't know what your local code says out there,...

I don't know what your local code says out there, Kevin, but here it says that if a curb is present then it must be 2" above the shower drain grate height. It also stipulates that the top of the curb...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-17-2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 657
Posted By ss3964spd
If the existing OSB subfloor is T&G then no, the...

If the existing OSB subfloor is T&G then no, the second layer need not be T&G.

I do suggest, however that the 2nd layer be plywood, not OSB. OSB tends to swell more if it becomes wet, and I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-17-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,717
Posted By ss3964spd
Kevin, if your shower floor is 104" long the bed...

Kevin, if your shower floor is 104" long the bed bed had to be very thick at the ends to get enough slope.

The quartz top will be fine, but the tile guy might still be challenged to tile the very...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-17-2020, 07:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 135
Posted By ss3964spd
A couple more things to consider, Dennis. ...

A couple more things to consider, Dennis.

Given the current drain placement I'd guess that the previous shower floor was something other than a mud bed/liner/mud bed configuration.

Since your...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-17-2020, 07:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 99
Posted By ss3964spd
To add to Tonto's post, given the 12X24 large...

To add to Tonto's post, given the 12X24 large format tile you intend to use, as part of your slab prep you'll also want to use a long straight edge to check for floor flatness. I believe the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-17-2020, 06:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 159
Posted By ss3964spd
Since the tile manufacturer is specifying a...

Since the tile manufacturer is specifying a modified thinset mortar I would think Custom's Versabond or Flexbond will be fit for purpose. Both are available at Home Depot. They both are available in...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-16-2020, 03:31 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,973
Posted By ss3964spd
Wall or floor first is dealers choice, and...

Wall or floor first is dealers choice, and everyone who does it one way will offer compelling reasons why. I think the most notable reason to tile the walls first is if you drop a tile, or tool then...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-16-2020, 03:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 159
Posted By ss3964spd
Mary, If I understand correctly, you have the...

Mary, If I understand correctly, you have the counter top, then an existing 4" backsplash, and then you intend to install your tile above the 4" backsplash?

Same rules apply. You need to first...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-16-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 159
Posted By ss3964spd
Welcome, Mary, Lightly scuffing the paint...

Welcome, Mary,

Lightly scuffing the paint with some 100 grit sand paper would be your best bet, but no need to sand through the paint. Just scratch it up a bit. Shouldn't need to spend more than...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-16-2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 591
Posted By ss3964spd
I had read somewhere that the 60Hz from the cold...

I had read somewhere that the 60Hz from the cold leads had the potential of interfering with the very low signal from the sensors when both wires are run next to each other in parallel, but maybe...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-16-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,973
Posted By ss3964spd
The only possible reason you wouldn't be able to...

The only possible reason you wouldn't be able to use flexible conduit would be due to local code restrictions.

That single receptacle was only temporary so I'd having something to plug tools into...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-16-2020, 09:01 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 5,697
Posted By ss3964spd
I'd go with #1, Dan.

I'd go with #1, Dan.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-16-2020, 08:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 109
Posted By ss3964spd
If the cement board doesn't have a rolled on...

If the cement board doesn't have a rolled on water proof coating the unmodified mortar should be just fine. Might double check your tile though, some manufacturers want their tile adhered with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-16-2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 657
Posted By ss3964spd
Yup, you'll need, and want that dedicated circuit...

Yup, you'll need, and want that dedicated circuit for the floor. If anything goes wrong with the floor you don't want it taking out lighting or the shower valve.

You can use either the lighting or...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-16-2020, 08:11 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,572
Posted By ss3964spd
Mouse, Not sure I'm following what you mean...

Mouse,

Not sure I'm following what you mean by "border". Do you mean you want to use solid surface material (Quartz,/Stone/etc) for the bottom shelf and top (roof) of the niche? Thinset mortar...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-16-2020, 07:44 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 5,697
Posted By ss3964spd
My logic was that if the tile is caulked to the...

My logic was that if the tile is caulked to the tub deck then the water isn't getting out anyway. You could leave some openings in the caulk but those wouldn't guarantee that water won't accumulate...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-16-2020, 06:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 657
Posted By ss3964spd
You actually remember 7th grade geometry? Huh, I...

You actually remember 7th grade geometry? Huh, I struggle to remember what happened 7 hours ago. :D

Eliminating the tub does open up some possibilities, and is exactly what I did in my master bath...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-16-2020, 06:44 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,973
Posted By ss3964spd
You won't need the 120/240 feed in conduit, Joe,...

You won't need the 120/240 feed in conduit, Joe, since your box is in the wall, but you will need to run the cold leads to the floor and the sensor wires in separate conduits.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-16-2020, 06:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 229
Posted By ss3964spd
As you can imagine, Kay, it's a challenge for any...

As you can imagine, Kay, it's a challenge for any of us to assess the suitability of the concrete floor for a tile installation without seeing it. Nevertheless, there are some general rules.

Any...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-15-2020, 06:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 657
Posted By ss3964spd
Hate to hash your chill, Charlie, but first hand...

Hate to hash your chill, Charlie, but first hand experience with my shower indicates, rather strongly, that a 24" panel on the closet end isn't going to cut it. Water is going to get on the floor.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-14-2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 657
Posted By ss3964spd
The unit I used is by Kohler, their most...

The unit I used is by Kohler, their most "inexpensive" model. Moen also makes one, which has more features at around the same price point, but I didn't care for their controller for various reasons....
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