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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:26 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By cx
Well, a fella wants as much insulation behind his...

Well, a fella wants as much insulation behind his steam shower walls as he can reasonably get, and that would still apply when using the foam boards. If I wanted to use my wallboard as a substantial...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 08:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 41
Posted By cx
I haven't read their info on the boards for a...

I haven't read their info on the boards for a while, Evan, but I know they recommend the half-inch over 16" framing centers and don't know why you'd want to go thicker. But perhaps you have a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 08:45 PM
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Views: 41
Posted By cx
Welcome, Evan. :) If that would be for your...

Welcome, Evan. :)

If that would be for your shower walls, a reading of the manufacturer's recommendations available online would likely lead you to the use of half-inch KerdiBoard.

My opinion;...
Forum: The Mud Box Yesterday, 04:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 131
Posted By cx
Thanks, Wolfgang. I've never had reason to look...

Thanks, Wolfgang. I've never had reason to look that up in all the years I worked in Texas and didn't know the answer.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 04:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 73
Posted By cx
Tom, that line looks too straight to my eye to be...

Tom, that line looks too straight to my eye to be anything other than a mechanical mark of some kind that is now highlighted with drywall dust or something similar. Are you really sure it wasn't...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 73
Posted By cx
Welcome, Tom. :) Not sure I see in your...

Welcome, Tom. :)

Not sure I see in your photo the problem you're describing. Is it a white line that appears to be an extension of the plywood butt joint near the wall in the NW of the photo?
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-25-2021, 10:48 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,452
Posted By cx
Roofing felt is fine. Over concrete you...

Roofing felt is fine. Over concrete you customarily eliminate the membrane and lath and bond the deck mud to the concrete with a slurry of pure Portland cement or thinset mortar.

There is an...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-25-2021, 09:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 216
Posted By cx
Looks like you're not done framing. You're...

Looks like you're not done framing. You're planning a door on this shower?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-25-2021, 09:51 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,402
Posted By cx
You do not need the green jacks. You need to...

You do not need the green jacks. You need to keep the top of the center stud that you're carving out for your niche as a jack.

My opinion; worth price charged.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-25-2021, 08:55 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,402
Posted By cx
Not really sure I understand the plan, but if...

Not really sure I understand the plan, but if you're putting a kind stud near the existing electric box, seems that all you'd need to do is notch the top of the stud to accommodate the wire. Appears...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-25-2021, 08:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 216
Posted By cx
Eric, it'll help if you'll keep all your project...

Eric, it'll help if you'll 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.

Lot of questions with not much...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-25-2021, 07:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 637
Posted By cx
In a ceramic tile application the cement board...

In a ceramic tile application the cement board would be covered with a direct bonded waterproofing membrane, Jay. Would not be much affected by the freeze/thaw cycles.

This is the product...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-25-2021, 03:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By cx
I dunno what folks do, Matt, but I'd want to put...

I dunno what folks do, Matt, but I'd want to put some backer rod or SilSeal in the perimeter joint to protect it, or even some bond-breaker tape over it or maybe flexible sealant. And I'd hold the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-25-2021, 12:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 505
Posted By cx
The problem with doing that with very narrow...

The problem with doing that with very narrow boards is that it's difficult to properly seal the fastener holes after the ledger is removed. I like to use rips of plywood (or similar) that are 4 or 5...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-25-2021, 12:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 66
Posted By cx
Welcome, Tony. :) Without some photos I'm at...

Welcome, Tony. :)

Without some photos I'm at a loss as to what it is you're trying to do.

This is a natural stone or a manufactured stone product?

If this product is to be installed...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-24-2021, 11:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 169
Posted By cx
Actually, I'm not sure that's the case,...

Actually, I'm not sure that's the case, Christopher. :)

There is certainly no doubt that the 317/333 mortar will bond to the plywood just fine. Something would be destroyed in removing the tile...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-24-2021, 07:59 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,402
Posted By cx
1. Unlikely you need 2x12 header for a 32" span,...

1. Unlikely you need 2x12 header for a 32" span, but it won't hurt.

2. Hafta see what's loading that area of your wall to make a serious recommendation, but it's always a good idea to support...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-24-2021, 07:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 505
Posted By cx
Welcome, Greg. :) Are those ledger boards...

Welcome, Greg. :)

Are those ledger boards fastened to the walls with mechanical fasteners?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-24-2021, 04:50 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 17,337
Posted By cx
I would actually rather see you use the CMUs than...

I would actually rather see you use the CMUs than a formed concrete curb, Phillip, but it's entirely up to you. There is no industry specification for curb material known to me, only that it be...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-24-2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 494
Posted By cx
Welcome, John (BathroomHardware) :) Not sure...

Welcome, John (BathroomHardware) :)

Not sure why you believe your words were "twisted" as you've never posted on our forums before. And from your geographic location, it wouldn't appear you were...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-24-2021, 09:35 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 17,337
Posted By cx
If by cement you actually mean concrete, Phillip,...

If by cement you actually mean concrete, Phillip, I see a couple downsides. First, bit of a Pita to form up properly as compared to other methods. Second, likely to have some cracking unless you're...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-23-2021, 08:57 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,208
Posted By cx
Nick, I'm not understanding how you've dropped...

Nick, I'm not understanding how you've dropped your subfloor two inches, as indicated on your photo, simply by removing a section and lowering that section to the level of the joist tops. What am I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-23-2021, 04:59 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,208
Posted By cx
Nick, with your reduced between-joist span, a...

Nick, with your reduced between-joist span, a single layer of nominal 3/4" plywood is not at all unreasonable and is well within the guidelines of all known tile substrate manufacturers. I might...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-23-2021, 12:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 282
Posted By cx
Your joist deflection has nothing at all to do...

Your joist deflection has nothing at all to do with the rigidity of your subfloor, Cliff. Two separate and distinct issues. The added half-inch subfloor is to reduce the between-joist deflection...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 02-23-2021, 10:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 135
Posted By cx
I think the GlazeGuard...

I think the GlazeGuard (https://www.covertecproducts.com/product/glazeguard-ceramic-porcelain-tile-sealer-h-gloss-finish/) product Dave is considering is not a penetrating sealer or enhancer, but a...
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