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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-01-2020, 10:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 117
Posted By cx
Welcome back, Victor. :) The surest way to...

Welcome back, Victor. :)

The surest way to get exactly the height you want in a finished tile installation over a wood framed floor is to set the tile over a reinforced mud bed. The minimum...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-01-2020, 11:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 652
Posted By cx
You'll wanna be very careful with that change to...

You'll wanna be very careful with that change to a direct bonded waterproofing membrane type shower receptor, too. If you're tile contractor is not familiar with such systems, you could have major...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-31-2020, 08:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 652
Posted By cx
You can Google Hydroban, Jon. It's a...

You can Google Hydroban, Jon. It's a liquid-applied direct bonded waterproofing membrane (ANSI A118.10) made by Laticrete. It can, indeed, be used to waterproof the walls of your shower. But you...
Forum: The Mud Box 05-31-2020, 06:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 109
Posted By cx
Not quite what I said, Wolfgang. I said the...

Not quite what I said, Wolfgang. I said the 26ga. roofing would protect a lot better than the 29ga. I've still seen insurance companies declare 26ga roofs a total loss after really severe hail...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-31-2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 970
Posted By cx
Travis, Custom Building Products formerly...

Travis, Custom Building Products formerly published specific thickness requirements for each coat and for the thickness for the total application of RedGard. That was at least a measurable quantity,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-31-2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,565
Posted By cx
Not sure without a photo just what you're...

Not sure without a photo just what you're experiencing, but there is nothing that should be removed from Durock before using except for pieces cut off to make it fit your space.

My opinion; worth...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-31-2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 652
Posted By cx
The problem with the curb is most likely to occur...

The problem with the curb is most likely to occur if the curb was not finished with metal lath and fat mud. If CBU was used on the curb, it's a Bozo No-No.

All horizontal surfaces (window sils,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-31-2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 970
Posted By cx
Not sure I'm understanding your question, Travis,...

Not sure I'm understanding your question, Travis, but I would comment that I don't think you have enough RedGard on your walls for proper waterproofing.

My opinion; worth price charged.
Forum: The Mud Box 05-31-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 109
Posted By cx
I've installed and had installed many metal roofs...

I've installed and had installed many metal roofs here in my area of south central Texas, Wolfgang. The ones I've actually installed were of the Tennessee Vee type with no special equipment being...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-31-2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 652
Posted By cx
Add, "or not installed correctly over a proper...

Add, "or not installed correctly over a proper pre-slope" and you've got it. The minimum required thickness of the top mud bed is a uniform 1 1/2 inches, by the way.

Removing the top layer of mud...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-31-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 652
Posted By cx
Welcome, Jon. :) No, that's probably not...

Welcome, Jon. :)

No, that's probably not correct.

What they need to do start over and build you a properly waterproofed shower, which is what you paid them for.

Removing only the bottom...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-30-2020, 09:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 154
Posted By cx
Mmmm, there's that word again.:D I very...

Mmmm, there's that word again.:D

I very strongly recommend against that. Same goes for the waterproofing.

If you do any of the work between what the GC has done and what the tile installer...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-30-2020, 07:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 482
Posted By cx
Understand. Floating floor coverings without...

Understand. Floating floor coverings without baseboards is definitely a problem.

Whether the vinyl would try to creep down the slope over time is something I just don't have any experience with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-30-2020, 07:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 154
Posted By cx
Welcome, Rachel. :) It's helpful to put a...

Welcome, Rachel. :)

It's helpful to put a geographic location into your User Profile so it appears in each post to aid in answering some types of questions.

If you don't plan to do this work...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-30-2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,837
Posted By cx
Vignesh, keep in mind also that there was a time...

Vignesh, keep in mind also that there was a time when James Hardie did recommend installing his backer board over sawn board subfloors. He changed that recommendation years ago and I bet you can...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-29-2020, 03:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,507
Posted By cx
Carol, the OP hasn't been back to the site for...

Carol, the OP hasn't been back to the site for seven years. Don't think you're likely to get a response, but it doesn't hurt to try I suppose.

You'd get far better results if you'd start a thread...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 05-29-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 120
Posted By cx
Welcome, Andrew. :) You can attach photos...

Welcome, Andrew. :)

You can attach photos from storage on your computer using the paper-clip icon above the Reply dialog box.

What you tried to do in your first post won't work and we'll need...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-29-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 599
Posted By cx
Looks good from over here, Tracy. :)

Looks good from over here, Tracy. :)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-29-2020, 09:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 124
Posted By cx
Pretty simple math, Frans. If your Sakrete...

Pretty simple math, Frans. If your Sakrete weighs 60 pounds and is a 4:1 mix of sand and cement, you'd need to add 12 additional pounds of sand to make it a 5:1 mix. That'd be roughly a quarter of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-28-2020, 11:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 293
Posted By cx
Chris, Dan could have added SLC to his list in...

Chris, Dan could have added SLC to his list in post #11. No manufacturer will allow his product to be installed over a sawn board subfloor. None.

Look again at post #3. I was not kidding when I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-28-2020, 09:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 101
Posted By cx
Welcome, jack. :) I agree with Peter on the...

Welcome, jack. :)

I agree with Peter on the step. Not sure I like the staging platform much better.


7. Do you plan to tile the floor outside the shower?

8. If yes, have you evaluated...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-28-2020, 09:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 482
Posted By cx
'Fraid I don't understand the thinking there,...

'Fraid I don't understand the thinking there, Stephanie.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-27-2020, 10:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 899
Posted By cx
Kerdi is about 19 mils thick, Antonio.

Kerdi is about 19 mils thick, Antonio.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-27-2020, 10:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 482
Posted By cx
I presumed that meant a fully enclosed and...

I presumed that meant a fully enclosed and covered room that was not conditioned space, Jim.

Perhaps we need clarification on that.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-27-2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 293
Posted By cx
We can't tell without knowing the species, grade,...

We can't tell without knowing the species, grade, and unsupported span of the joists, Chris.
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