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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:41 AM
Replies: 92
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Posted By ss3964spd
How thick are they, Joe? I'd guess 1/4X1/4 square...

How thick are they, Joe? I'd guess 1/4X1/4 square notch, max but if they're thin a 3/16 v-notch might be better.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-24-2020, 12:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 131
Posted By ss3964spd
If there is an easier way, Chris, I sure can't...

If there is an easier way, Chris, I sure can't think of it while also preserving the mud bed.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-24-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,384
Posted By ss3964spd
Yes, you can, Mike, but I'd use drywall "hot" mud...

Yes, you can, Mike, but I'd use drywall "hot" mud instead of the pre-mixed stuff in the bucket.

But that's me. ;)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-24-2020, 07:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 279
Posted By ss3964spd
Any idea what grade plywood was used, Joe, or how...

Any idea what grade plywood was used, Joe, or how it was installed? Was it laid with its long edges perpendicular to the joists? Was it screwed to the joists or to the original wood flooring? Was any...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-24-2020, 07:17 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,933
Posted By ss3964spd
Yup, the poly is to prevent the framing from...

Yup, the poly is to prevent the framing from drawing the moisture out of the mud, and the lath adds strength to the mud. So, poly, lath, mud.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-24-2020, 06:54 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 5,492
Posted By ss3964spd
1) Silicone sucks, Greg, for everyone. You're not...

1) Silicone sucks, Greg, for everyone. You're not special. :D

2) There's always going to be some area somewhere that, despite careful measuring, has to be fudged. The variable is to what degree....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-23-2020, 12:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 850
Posted By ss3964spd
Your 1/2" (tile + mortar) might be a little thin,...

Your 1/2" (tile + mortar) might be a little thin, Charlie, if the tile for the main floor is 3/8" thick (common) and large format it will require a 3/8" notch trowel if the floor is really flat, or...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-18-2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 110
Posted By ss3964spd
Yup, I don't see any way around it, Dave. If the...

Yup, I don't see any way around it, Dave. If the benches are coming out so, too, are the walls and the floor and, and, and. It will definitely be a lot of work, but also a massively convenient excuse...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-18-2020, 07:38 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,758
Posted By ss3964spd
The gaps are required, Stewart. 1/8" between...

The gaps are required, Stewart.

1/8" between the tub and tile is fine. 1/4" between the wall board and tile is fine, too, but a 1/16th tighter won't be a problem given the size of the room.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-18-2020, 07:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 110
Posted By ss3964spd
Welcome, Dave, you're gunna have fun with that...

Welcome, Dave, you're gunna have fun with that one. Mrs. Dave will be most appreciative.

If I understand your plan I don't see how you're going to accomplish your goal of removing the corner...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-18-2020, 07:20 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 6,084
Posted By ss3964spd
IMO, Dan, if you use Kerdi band only on the end...

IMO, Dan, if you use Kerdi band only on the end walls you present an opportunity for water from the back wall to get in behind the band - unless you are able to completely seal the ends of the band....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-17-2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,904
Posted By ss3964spd
I don't know what your local code says out there,...

I don't know what your local code says out there, Kevin, but here it says that if a curb is present then it must be 2" above the shower drain grate height. It also stipulates that the top of the curb...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-17-2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 850
Posted By ss3964spd
If the existing OSB subfloor is T&G then no, the...

If the existing OSB subfloor is T&G then no, the second layer need not be T&G.

I do suggest, however that the 2nd layer be plywood, not OSB. OSB tends to swell more if it becomes wet, and I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-17-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,904
Posted By ss3964spd
Kevin, if your shower floor is 104" long the bed...

Kevin, if your shower floor is 104" long the bed bed had to be very thick at the ends to get enough slope.

The quartz top will be fine, but the tile guy might still be challenged to tile the very...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-17-2020, 07:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 297
Posted By ss3964spd
A couple more things to consider, Dennis. ...

A couple more things to consider, Dennis.

Given the current drain placement I'd guess that the previous shower floor was something other than a mud bed/liner/mud bed configuration.

Since your...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-17-2020, 07:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 120
Posted By ss3964spd
To add to Tonto's post, given the 12X24 large...

To add to Tonto's post, given the 12X24 large format tile you intend to use, as part of your slab prep you'll also want to use a long straight edge to check for floor flatness. I believe the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-17-2020, 06:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 328
Posted By ss3964spd
Since the tile manufacturer is specifying a...

Since the tile manufacturer is specifying a modified thinset mortar I would think Custom's Versabond or Flexbond will be fit for purpose. Both are available at Home Depot. They both are available in...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-16-2020, 03:31 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,688
Posted By ss3964spd
Wall or floor first is dealers choice, and...

Wall or floor first is dealers choice, and everyone who does it one way will offer compelling reasons why. I think the most notable reason to tile the walls first is if you drop a tile, or tool then...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-16-2020, 03:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 328
Posted By ss3964spd
Mary, If I understand correctly, you have the...

Mary, If I understand correctly, you have the counter top, then an existing 4" backsplash, and then you intend to install your tile above the 4" backsplash?

Same rules apply. You need to first...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-16-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 328
Posted By ss3964spd
Welcome, Mary, Lightly scuffing the paint...

Welcome, Mary,

Lightly scuffing the paint with some 100 grit sand paper would be your best bet, but no need to sand through the paint. Just scratch it up a bit. Shouldn't need to spend more than...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-16-2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 623
Posted By ss3964spd
I had read somewhere that the 60Hz from the cold...

I had read somewhere that the 60Hz from the cold leads had the potential of interfering with the very low signal from the sensors when both wires are run next to each other in parallel, but maybe...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-16-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,688
Posted By ss3964spd
The only possible reason you wouldn't be able to...

The only possible reason you wouldn't be able to use flexible conduit would be due to local code restrictions.

That single receptacle was only temporary so I'd having something to plug tools into...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-16-2020, 09:01 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 6,084
Posted By ss3964spd
I'd go with #1, Dan.

I'd go with #1, Dan.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-16-2020, 08:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 118
Posted By ss3964spd
If the cement board doesn't have a rolled on...

If the cement board doesn't have a rolled on water proof coating the unmodified mortar should be just fine. Might double check your tile though, some manufacturers want their tile adhered with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-16-2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 850
Posted By ss3964spd
Yup, you'll need, and want that dedicated circuit...

Yup, you'll need, and want that dedicated circuit for the floor. If anything goes wrong with the floor you don't want it taking out lighting or the shower valve.

You can use either the lighting or...
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