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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-05-2021, 02:21 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,979
Posted By BIGPHIL
Thanks again, Justin! Beautiful work by the way....

Thanks again, Justin! Beautiful work by the way. In that situation, had you not had bullnose cap, would you have done a metal profile, mitered corners, or some other tile that was a close enough...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-05-2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,979
Posted By BIGPHIL
Davy and Justin...thanks for the tips! Justin, I...

Davy and Justin...thanks for the tips! Justin, I can see a 1/4" being no problem and bullnose caps scribed makes sense if the mud is proud of the drywall. I suppose each situation is unique and what...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-04-2021, 10:19 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,979
Posted By BIGPHIL
Muddawgs, I've been following the thread and...

Muddawgs,
I've been following the thread and it's cool to hear about your techniques. I do have a question. How do you handle the return from mud to drywall? Say if the wall was well out of plumb...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-04-2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 463
Posted By BIGPHIL
Welcome to the forum, Brian! Oh man...this...

Welcome to the forum, Brian! Oh man...this doesn't look good. Do you have any better pictures of the curb construction? I can't tell from your current pics if those are screws in the top of it. If...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-04-2021, 10:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By BIGPHIL
Cliff, The valve escutcheons typically have a...

Cliff,
The valve escutcheons typically have a small weep hole at the bottom to allow any water that gets in there to find its way out to the wall tile. That's also why it's important to make sure...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-02-2021, 09:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 469
Posted By BIGPHIL
I prefer the second layout. I also like it where...

I prefer the second layout. I also like it where the backslash stops at the counter and doesn't continue all the out to the left wall.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-29-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,032
Posted By BIGPHIL
Eric, I'd try to find some Laticrete...

Eric,

I'd try to find some Laticrete Multimax Lite mortar. It's an LHT mortar that is very creamy and easy to work. It works especially well under membranes and it does state build-up to 3/4"...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-27-2021, 07:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 710
Posted By BIGPHIL
Let us know how it goes tomorrow and good luck!...

Let us know how it goes tomorrow and good luck! :tup1:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-27-2021, 08:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 801
Posted By BIGPHIL
Just looked up the set rite flange...

Just looked up the set rite flange extender...that appears to be exactly what is needed. Good find and using that you should be in good shape.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-26-2021, 09:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 801
Posted By BIGPHIL
Aaron, You may think about posting a picture of...

Aaron,
You may think about posting a picture of the toilet flange on the Terry Love plumbing forum. That's your best bet to get a solid answer. My experience with wax rings is that a standard size...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-26-2021, 01:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 201
Posted By BIGPHIL
Welcome to the forum, Kevin! Well...you could do...

Welcome to the forum, Kevin! Well...you could do any number of things there, some of it dependant on your tile and the available trim pieces in the line. A bullnose cap, v cap, a Schluter finec trim...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-26-2021, 12:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,691
Posted By BIGPHIL
You should be able to handle it. A helper would...

You should be able to handle it. A helper would be nice so they could mix another batch while your working on the first couple of buckets. The best water ratio for that 4-to-1 has been said to be 2q...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-26-2021, 10:08 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,691
Posted By BIGPHIL
Cliff, The site has a nice mud bed...

Cliff,

The site has a nice mud bed calculator here (https://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/showerfloormudcalc.cgi)

Instructions here...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-26-2021, 08:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 801
Posted By BIGPHIL
Aaron, Another thing I notice in your pictures...

Aaron,
Another thing I notice in your pictures is the very deep toilet flange. Just something to be aware of and you may need a wax free toilet seal, like this...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-24-2021, 01:09 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,619
Posted By BIGPHIL
Looks good, Chris! Very nice job :tup1:

Looks good, Chris! Very nice job :tup1:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-24-2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,691
Posted By BIGPHIL
Cliff, As an area of constant concern, my vote...

Cliff,
As an area of constant concern, my vote would be to carefully remove the tile (break it out gently with a nail punch) and then use a rub brick to smooth out the thinset the best you can....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-24-2021, 09:58 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,516
Posted By BIGPHIL
Igman, The niche is on and exterior, 2x6 framed...

Igman,
The niche is on and exterior, 2x6 framed wall. I've had none of the issue you've mentioned. It was 3 layers of 1/2" EPS foam (4 counting the Wedi) that was tightly sandwiched together. The...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-23-2021, 10:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 302
Posted By BIGPHIL
Great job, Steve! I like the wall tile and...

Great job, Steve! I like the wall tile and pattern...looks nice :tup1:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-16-2021, 08:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 338
Posted By BIGPHIL
Dan, You should put the terlit in them woods by...

Dan,
You should put the terlit in them woods by the road then walk out one morning in your robe and newspaper in hand... neighbors will get a kick :rofl:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-16-2021, 08:41 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,019
Posted By BIGPHIL
When using that mud with more water, I believe it...

When using that mud with more water, I believe it was said to be too hard to work when forming the shower floor.

https://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/archive/index.php/t-122231.html
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-16-2021, 08:16 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,019
Posted By BIGPHIL
Mapei 4 to 1 instructions state this: ...

Mapei 4 to 1 instructions state this:

Floating or unbonded mortar bed:
...Lay out rolled or self-furred sheets of 2" x 2" (5 x 5 cm), 16-gauge, galvanized wire mesh throughout installation....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-15-2021, 12:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 503
Posted By BIGPHIL
First, welcome to the board, Don! I'm going to...

First, welcome to the board, Don! I'm going to let others answer about your question regarding removing the HardieBacker board and general construction of the pan liner.

I actually have a question...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-13-2021, 06:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 900
Posted By BIGPHIL
Really nice job, Tyson! Looks great from over...

Really nice job, Tyson! Looks great from over here :tup2:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-13-2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,551
Posted By BIGPHIL
Dani, I'm currently building a new shower...

Dani,

I'm currently building a new shower for my neighbors and they too like the look of marble. I'm doing this for them for free because I'm such a good neighbor. :crazy: I told them I'd rather...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-13-2021, 09:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,323
Posted By BIGPHIL
Clark, I'll give you an answer for #3, but...

Clark,

I'll give you an answer for #3, but I'll defer to others for answering q's 1-2.

For q 3: Wedi calls for the use of a modified thinset mortar meeting ANSI 118.4 requirements when...
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