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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 05:34 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By SWB04
Person door - structural frame

In contrast to the garage door frame, the person door frame is "structural".

I say that the person door frame is structural, as in, door supporting (i.e. not load supporting). The doors hinges...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 05:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 43
Posted By SWB04
Garage door frame - will remove facia trim

I'll remove the facia inside trim, and then reinstall about 3" of it on the back of the door frame, after the lath, scratch coat, and stone are installed. I need the white faux frame to mount the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 05:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 43
Posted By SWB04
Cold joint

Cold joint picture, FYI.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 05:23 PM
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Views: 43
Posted By SWB04
New Project: Cultured Stone veneer for home foundation

Introduction:

This is the largest project I've taken on to date. Installing stone veneer on the concrete foundation of the house. I have three questions now, but I'm sure they won't be the last...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 03:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 516
Posted By SWB04
More pixs

These are the tile install/installed pictures. Notes:

1) I used left over unmodified thinset for mudding the seams, i.e. the very gray stuff. I used ProLite High Bond Mortar (Home Depot, only...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 02:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 516
Posted By SWB04
Been meaning to do a final update on this ....

Never quite got it "finished" finished, always a little more to do, at least on my projects. However, I'll update with a few pictures in case they're of interest to anyone.

Here are some of my...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-16-2021, 06:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 516
Posted By SWB04
@KG (Bubba) That "gravel" CBU damage was...

@KG (Bubba)

That "gravel" CBU damage was caused by me. Post rant, after I slept on this, I decided to just treat this like a drywall repair. Cut out an 8" x 6" rectangle, and replace, probably...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-15-2021, 09:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 516
Posted By SWB04
Where's your spirit of adventure? Ahh,...

Where's your spirit of adventure?


Ahh, ya mean like when my plumber forgot to leak test a bathtub during construction, and I found out about that the day after drywall was complete, and the tub...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-15-2021, 12:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 516
Posted By SWB04
Thanks for the advice. The dry wall wasn't...

Thanks for the advice.

The dry wall wasn't contiguous. It was cut and separated (and therefore, flexed) at the countertop. I think that happened during the countertop installation, but as I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-15-2021, 07:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 516
Posted By SWB04
Overkill? Durock over wall studs: Add Construction Adhesive?

Question: Should I add Construction Adhesive (probably a poly version) on the wall studs before installing the Durock CBU with CBU screws?

Project: Quartz ledgerstone panels over Durock CBU, for...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-26-2020, 12:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,311
Posted By SWB04
Apply mortar & backbutter, or backbutter only?

MSI recommends back-buttering their stack stone panels, which makes sense, since the back of these natural stone panels are uneven with many voids. MSI also recommends a 1/2 inch troweled bed of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-21-2020, 01:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,311
Posted By SWB04
Oh..oh.. busted again by the moderator!! :bonk: ...

Oh..oh.. busted again by the moderator!! :bonk:

Yeah, I just wanted a quick answer, and no one in his right mind is gonna read 80 pages of my verbose narrative to get my new "Durock" question, at...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-21-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,311
Posted By SWB04
Thanks for the advice, and reminder. I've got a...

Thanks for the advice, and reminder. I've got a fire-hose charged and ready to wet that CBU down, real good. :rolleyes:

That's partly why it takes me so long to do a job. I read and research a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-21-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,311
Posted By SWB04
Durock, smooth-side, vertical, will mortar stick??

I goofed on a small section of a Durock CBU install, flipping it from rough side to smooth side (after making a semi-complicated cut). I figure Hardiebacker is pretty smooth, and mortar sticks well...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-11-2020, 02:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,311
Posted By SWB04
Tiling near heat sources

That's the title of this Mapei technical note:
Tiling near heat sources (http://www.mapei.com/public/US/linedocument/TB_FAQ-Tiling_Near_Heat-EN.pdf)

I've discussed my project in depth on the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-10-2020, 08:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,311
Posted By SWB04
Thanks Jim for your response. I had...

Thanks Jim for your response.

I had differing feedback on that product, so I did run this up the Custom Building Products support "flagpole" to get their input tomorrow. I had been planning on...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-10-2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,311
Posted By SWB04
"I don't think the face of this direct vent...

"I don't think the face of this direct vent sealed fireplace gets anywhere near as hot as a masonry wood burning fireplace. The heat is mostly contained inside the appliance, and vented through the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-08-2020, 08:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,311
Posted By SWB04
For context. This is the target product for...

For context. This is the target product for installation, i.e. ledgerstone..

MSI Natural Earth Ledger Panel 6 in. x 24 in. Natural Slate Wall Tile...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-05-2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,311
Posted By SWB04
Glue for CBU to metal

So, I've done a bunch of things that may not have shown in the last picture, including sealing the back exhaust, adding overhead insulation, adding a 10" high insulation board above the fireplace,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-03-2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,311
Posted By SWB04
Framing/CBU Preparation

Ignore - questions are a waste of time. I've got it figured out.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-25-2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,311
Posted By SWB04
Thanks for the tips, Davy. We're pretty much...

Thanks for the tips, Davy.

We're pretty much in sync on this. I may change my mind once I have the substrate set up, but my current intent is just start middle up, i.e. run a 2x4 across the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-25-2020, 11:37 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,311
Posted By SWB04
Yep, this ledger stone is slate, brown, grays,...

Yep, this ledger stone is slate, brown, grays, and blacks. I mistakenly used white ("hey it's white; it must be better thinset!!" ... duh) in a similar job. I ended up having to stain all the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-25-2020, 11:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 242
Posted By SWB04
Your question is pretty much identical to my own,...

Your question is pretty much identical to my own, on this thread:

https://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=129100

I wouldn't do that job without attaching a concrete backer board...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-25-2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,311
Posted By SWB04
HD has Prolite white in stock. ETA for delivery...

HD has Prolite white in stock. ETA for delivery of gray by special order is end of May. No HD for 100 miles around, has Prolite gray. Lowes and other local building stores in my area don't have...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-25-2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,311
Posted By SWB04
ardex x77 looks perfect. Prolite looks good,...

ardex x77 looks perfect. Prolite looks good, too. Problem with both is that I can't buy them.

When I start hunting tiles stores in my area, I'll look for Ardex, too. Their web sites (both Ardex...
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