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Forum: The Mud Box 02-17-2022, 05:45 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By SpaceCadet
Don't know if it's a good idea for me to suggest...

Don't know if it's a good idea for me to suggest this but if you feel that strongly: https://www.osha.gov/contactus/
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-08-2022, 04:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,576
Posted By SpaceCadet
Mostly eliminating the basics. But it...

Mostly eliminating the basics.

But it seems very unlikely that you can buy 3 blades from 2 manufacturers and end up with 3 blades that are messed up the same way. And if you measure flatness by...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-08-2022, 03:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,576
Posted By SpaceCadet
I re-read all your posts in this thread and you...

I re-read all your posts in this thread and you don't say if you dressed the blade.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-07-2022, 04:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,576
Posted By SpaceCadet
And it's 2 brand new blades. More likely you'd...

And it's 2 brand new blades. More likely you'd get 1 defective something than 2 defective somethings.

But did you dress the blade? They don't cut smooth right out of the box.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-07-2022, 02:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,576
Posted By SpaceCadet
(not a tiling pro) Don't know any runout...

(not a tiling pro)

Don't know any runout specs. Have you tried measuring run-out on the same blade more than once? Have you checked the motor shaft for play? The runout and warp readings you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-06-2022, 09:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 915
Posted By SpaceCadet
Densshield has a water barrier coating so there...

Densshield has a water barrier coating so there is technically waterproofing. "Minimum required by law" sounds weird to me. Densshield is kind of a dicey system, probably wouldn't hurt to wipe...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-01-2022, 09:56 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,848
Posted By SpaceCadet
Porcelain is a type of ceramic. You can't...

Porcelain is a type of ceramic.


You can't get expensive materials, try to install them on the cheap, and expect it to come out well. Get the right materials for what they cost. $40 for a box...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-31-2022, 09:39 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,848
Posted By SpaceCadet
Grab bars or bench is not the problem. The...

Grab bars or bench is not the problem. The problem is you have a heavy but brittle ceramic tile hanging on a handful of fasteners. Each of those fasteners is a stress point.


That's not very...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-31-2022, 07:08 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,848
Posted By SpaceCadet
What was your answer to point loads on the...

What was your answer to point loads on the ceramic tiles being good starting points for cracks? If you way over-tighten a screw the tile will crack right away. If you get it just a little too...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-31-2022, 06:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 646
Posted By SpaceCadet
Davy, that looks good even without the tile. :)

Davy, that looks good even without the tile. :)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-31-2022, 11:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,576
Posted By SpaceCadet
I bought a 7" dewalt tile blade once. Can't...

I bought a 7" dewalt tile blade once. Can't remember if it was XP or XP4. The thing was garbage. So out of balance that the table shook while the wet saw was running. Cut tile like a jackhammer. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-31-2022, 08:40 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,848
Posted By SpaceCadet
This is the look you'll end up with: 223165 ...

This is the look you'll end up with:
223165

You probably need more than 4-6 screws per tile. Each hole is a stress point where cracks can start. You don't get that when you have adhesive over...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-28-2022, 10:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,332
Posted By SpaceCadet
You should mostly thank John: he writes books...

You should mostly thank John: he writes books about setting tile, I just spend all my time renovating my own house. I'm mostly answering this to not leave you hanging. Wait for professionals to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-28-2022, 02:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,332
Posted By SpaceCadet
1. Aren't there bags or buckets sitting around? ...

1. Aren't there bags or buckets sitting around? Mortar is gritty, joint compound is smooth. Neither works without some kind of tape. If it starts coming off with a wet paper towel, it's drying...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-26-2022, 12:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,512
Posted By SpaceCadet
I've got some bottled water sitting around, I'll...

I've got some bottled water sitting around, I'll try mixing it with that in case something's up with the tap.

I've been hearing for a while that planipatch is not suitable for shower floors so I...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-22-2022, 01:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,512
Posted By SpaceCadet
No, it's getting vinyl sheet laid over it. ...

No, it's getting vinyl sheet laid over it. Ridges and unevenness will eventually show through. Plastic would probably be fine. I would just wait 20 minutes for it to set up a little then cover it...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-22-2022, 11:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,512
Posted By SpaceCadet
The test patches I apply end up with areas that...

The test patches I apply end up with areas that set right and are waterproof and the rest rubs off with water. Got a bag of laticrete skim lite to compare and it has the same problem.

This is...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-21-2022, 07:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,512
Posted By SpaceCadet
More data. Tested the dried out leftovers in the...

More data. Tested the dried out leftovers in the plastic mixing pails. The large blob on the inside is set solid and doesn't soften with moisture, drips on the rim and the outside of the container...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-20-2022, 04:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 529
Posted By SpaceCadet
If you do use tape, get good tape. Don't cheap...

If you do use tape, get good tape. Don't cheap out. I agree with Chad: Frog Tape is good stuff.

The reason I say not to mask off is because the tape will have trouble sticking tightly to a rough...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-20-2022, 11:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,512
Posted By SpaceCadet
I may try this but I think it is likely not the...

I may try this but I think it is likely not the cause of the issue (if there is an issue) for the following reasons:

The patch material stays wet for a long time. I check back on it after 90...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-19-2022, 08:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 529
Posted By SpaceCadet
Instead of taping it off, you want to cut in with...

Instead of taping it off, you want to cut in with the brush. There are a lot of videos on youtube showing how to do it of varying quality but this one is pretty good: ...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-19-2022, 09:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,512
Posted By SpaceCadet
I tried the same experiment with planipatch and...

I tried the same experiment with planipatch and the result was actually about the same. This is making me think I just don't understand how cement-based patches behave.

Got a fresh bag of...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-17-2022, 07:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,512
Posted By SpaceCadet
The 2 layers of cardboard under the plywood are...

The 2 layers of cardboard under the plywood are actually a stomped flat storm window box. Sounds like a legit substrate scheme to me.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-17-2022, 06:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,512
Posted By SpaceCadet
No, it's just a test application.

No, it's just a test application.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-17-2022, 04:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 777
Posted By SpaceCadet
I think lexel is a regional thing. I've only...

I think lexel is a regional thing. I've only used it for exterior stuff like windows and holding plastic on a chimney (don't ask) but I would use it in a tub surround if white was acceptable. It...
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