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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 08:46 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By cx
Yes, it's at least as sound. Keep in mind...

Yes, it's at least as sound.

Keep in mind that with that foam tray your subfloor must be very near perfectly level and flat. Very, very near. Those trays may not have even the required 1/4" per...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 166
Posted By cx
Welcome, Paul. :) I'd recommend against your...

Welcome, Paul. :)

I'd recommend against your plan. First, if you install that foam tray even before you install your wallboard you will damage it before you're done. Yes, you'll put plywood over...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:17 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,469
Posted By cx
See Post #51.

See Post #51.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-25-2020, 09:54 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,694
Posted By cx
Oh, she will, she will. :) You really should...

Oh, she will, she will. :)

You really should be able to just set those stones into a flattened thinset mortar bed without excessive squeeze out, Joe. It's done regularly and I can testify that it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-25-2020, 09:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 370
Posted By cx
Flexbond under the CBU is not overkill, S, it's...

Flexbond under the CBU is not overkill, S, it's overspend. The purpose of the thinset mortar under a CBU is not to bond it to the subfloor, it's to provide a 100 percent footprint for the CBU panel....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-25-2020, 07:25 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,694
Posted By cx
Some years ago Laticrete advertised a method...

Some years ago Laticrete advertised a method whereby they mixed one of their cementitious grouts with a proprietary additive so you could actually bond and grout the tile in one motion.

We'd...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-25-2020, 07:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 638
Posted By cx
The bonded mud bed cares more about the cure of...

The bonded mud bed cares more about the cure of the concrete below than would a reinforced, unbonded, mud bed (which wouldn't care at all) but I would still wait a week for the concrete to cure...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-25-2020, 07:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 179
Posted By cx
Actually, Todd, you said CQ in a previous post. ...

Actually, Todd, you said CQ in a previous post. I'm beginning to worry about your dyslexia, my son. :D
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-25-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,694
Posted By cx
Joe, with tiles that size I'd recommend you notch...

Joe, with tiles that size I'd recommend you notch mortar onto the substrate and then flatten the notches with the flat side of your trowel. Actually, I'd do the flattening with a 6" drywall knife in...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-25-2020, 10:00 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,469
Posted By cx
I think you're misunderstanding some of what you...

I think you're misunderstanding some of what you read. The point is that if your joint is already grouted, it will do not good at all to apply a flexible sealant to the same joint. As in, no...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-25-2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 370
Posted By cx
I think it all comes down to your tolerance for...

I think it all comes down to your tolerance for failure, S. One major tile installation materials manufcturer, Laticrete...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-24-2020, 10:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 370
Posted By cx
As I read those tables the longest span you could...

As I read those tables the longest span you could get away with for for 16" TJI 110s at 19.2" spacing and a 20psf dead load would be 20 feet, 1 inch to achieve L/480 deflection. You may have a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-24-2020, 10:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 131
Posted By cx
That's what I was hoping you meant, Chris. Worst...

That's what I was hoping you meant, Chris. Worst case, you just break out that top mud bed and do another. Easy enough now that you've mastered the process.

My opinion; worth price charged.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-24-2020, 07:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 70
Posted By cx
Welcome, Mark. :) How's 'bout you put that...

Welcome, Mark. :)

How's 'bout you put that geographic location into your User Profile for us. YeeHa! :D

You're gonna be well outside the ceramic tile industry's purview with that project, but...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-24-2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 638
Posted By cx
You'll wanna cure your deck mud just like that...

You'll wanna cure your deck mud just like that when you've finished placing it, Mike.

You can certainly wait that 27 days if you like, but I wouldn't. You planning a bonded mud bed or a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-24-2020, 03:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 131
Posted By cx
Welcome back, Chris. :) You say you made a...

Welcome back, Chris. :)

You say you made a pre-slope and had a problem setting your tiles on it. I'm confused. Why would you be setting tiles on the pre-slope?

Did you not install a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-24-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 292
Posted By cx
The "small detail questions" are much better...

The "small detail questions" are much better asked before the work begins rather than after you've discovered small detail problems.

The top of your rough curb should be sloped to drain before...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-24-2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 638
Posted By cx
1. The tile industry guidelines (TCNA) call for...

1. The tile industry guidelines (TCNA) call for the concrete to be "well cured" and dimensionally stable. Not sure exactly what they consider "well cured," but a lot of the shrinkage will depend...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-24-2020, 10:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 279
Posted By cx
You'll wanna be sure to test fit that foam tray...

You'll wanna be sure to test fit that foam tray to see if you'll still be able to fit it in there if you tile down close to the bottom. Just one more reason to make a mud shower floor in lieu of...
Forum: The Mud Box 10-24-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 949
Posted By cx
You keep a piece of that roofing and leave it...

You keep a piece of that roofing and leave it outside come August and tell me again how it doesn't get hot, Wolfgang. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-24-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 5,520
Posted By cx
While I don't particularly like the design, I can...

While I don't particularly like the design, I can certainly appreciate the execution. Nice job, Greg. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-24-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 370
Posted By cx
Sorry, but what is an IRL test? The ceramic...

Sorry, but what is an IRL test?

The ceramic tile industry requirements for subfloor structure are based upon design deflection standards. The requirements for the joist structure are based upon...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-24-2020, 08:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 463
Posted By cx
There are a lot of "licensed" plumbers out there...

There are a lot of "licensed" plumbers out there who don't know how to install a shower receptor liner with a proper pre-slope, too, Anthony. And a lot of building inspectors who don't even know...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-24-2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 292
Posted By cx
There is no wait time to flood test a traditional...

There is no wait time to flood test a traditional pan liner, Diana. The silicone under the liner at the drain, if properly installed, is just a gasket and wouldn't need to be fully cured to...
Forum: The Mud Box 10-23-2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 949
Posted By cx
Well, at least it's not too hot to touch the...

Well, at least it's not too hot to touch the metal without gloves, Wolfgang. :D Glad you found you a competent contractor with whom you have a good rapport. Not all that common these days.
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