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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:16 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By cx
You plan to put that same casing around the...

You plan to put that same casing around the window, Jason? Doesn't appear you'll have much room for tile.

You plan any window stool and apron, or you just planning to picture-frame the window?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:11 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,878
Posted By cx
Larry, I suggest you look still one more time. ...

Larry, I suggest you look still one more time. Typically, those Left Coast subfloors have 4x6 joists on 48" centers. If you have only 4x4 joists there, I think you've got a problem.

Our...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 45
Posted By cx
Welcome, Rick. :) I think you'd do best to...

Welcome, Rick. :)

I think you'd do best to try to remove the tile before you commit to a plan to flatten your walls. Some of those wet-set tiles don't like to come off the mud bed without a good...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 940
Posted By cx
So keep your cleavage membrane half an inch away...

So keep your cleavage membrane half an inch away from the shower walls if you want, Nic. It'll have some hundreds of holes in it from stapling down the lath, so it's not gonna save you from a leaky...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 76
Posted By cx
'Fraid the last time I attended a Schluter...

'Fraid the last time I attended a Schluter training seminar they hadn't yet produced the Ditra Heat Duo product. I'm familiar with its advertised properties, but have never seen it in the flesh. But...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 06:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 866
Posted By cx
That's what I meant. Your outside face is also...

That's what I meant. Your outside face is also in a wet area?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 05:36 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,699
Posted By cx
1, 2. I prefer rips of half-inch plywood for...

1, 2. I prefer rips of half-inch plywood for ledger boards, Greg. Stay straighter than sawn boards as a rule and if you make them 4 or 5 inches wide you can keep your fasteners low enough to put a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 05:24 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 11,164
Posted By cx
Not uncommon for the drywall tape joint between...

Not uncommon for the drywall tape joint between wall and ceiling to fail in any room in the house, Ed, primarily depending upon the attic conditions in my experience. Installing and using a properly...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 03:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 76
Posted By cx
Welcome, Rachael. :) I don't have a piece...

Welcome, Rachael. :)

I don't have a piece of Ditra Head Duo on hand and haven't used it and don't actually know if the underside is structured at all like regular Ditra, but the manufacturer...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 03:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 150
Posted By cx
If you're planning a natural stone tile, you've...

If you're planning a natural stone tile, you've gotta do the second layer of subflooring. But you probably don't have an adequate joist structure for that anyway.

And I'm not a big fan of single...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 01:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 333
Posted By cx
Your sistered joists should easily get you better...

Your sistered joists should easily get you better than the required L/720 deflection, but I think your support beams will be lacking in that regard. I'm not engineer enough to give you numbers on...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 11:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 402
Posted By cx
Whether he did or not, it's apparent that he did...

Whether he did or not, it's apparent that he did not lap it over the tiling flange.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 11:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 402
Posted By cx
Yep, you hired the wrong guy, Gene. The...

Yep, you hired the wrong guy, Gene.

The tile at the tub is clearly a rookie mistake of not starting the layout at the low point of the tub. The lack of waterproofing there is the more grievous...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 11:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 940
Posted By cx
In that case you can extend your Hardiebacker all...

In that case you can extend your Hardiebacker all the way to near the floor and fasten it to the bottom wall plate. Then install your Kerdi first and then the mud, or install the mud first and then...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 866
Posted By cx
I would not put the plywood on the Durock side.

I would not put the plywood on the Durock side.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 50
Posted By cx
Don't think you'll do much knocking down of a...

Don't think you'll do much knocking down of a painted orange-peel with a drywall knife, Frank, but you do wanna rough it up a good bit before you try to tile over it. If it's a light orange-peel, it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 940
Posted By cx
For clarity, you now have a bonding flange drain...

For clarity, you now have a bonding flange drain and you plan to make a full Kerdi shower with a sloped mud floor, yes?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 866
Posted By cx
When I need to make such short walls, Matt, I...

When I need to make such short walls, Matt, I usually depend upon very square cuts, decking screws, and construction adhesive to assemble them. I also try to use 3/8ths" plywood on one side, also...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-01-2020, 10:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 130
Posted By cx
Welcome, Dan. :) Hate to rain on your...

Welcome, Dan. :)

Hate to rain on your parade, but I'm a little concerned with that gypsum-based patching material you're using. I just Googled it up (http://leinwebercompany.com/jif-set/) as I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-01-2020, 09:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By cx
Bonding Kerdi to cured RedGard with thinset...

Bonding Kerdi to cured RedGard with thinset mortar does not guarantee a waterproof joint. Bonding RedGard to Kerdi does not guarantee a waterproof joint, but at least your joint would be "shingled"...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-01-2020, 07:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 150
Posted By cx
Andrew, am I reading your photo correctly and the...

Andrew, am I reading your photo correctly and the board subfloor is behind the toilet and under a vanity?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-01-2020, 07:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 333
Posted By cx
Still a bit confusing to some of us, Ben. You...

Still a bit confusing to some of us, Ben. You have nominal 2x8 joists, spaced 20 inches on center (not 19.2 inches?), spanning 8 feet unsupported, right?

Not sure why you sistered the joists. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-01-2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 150
Posted By cx
Welcome, Andrew. :) Technically, the only...

Welcome, Andrew. :)

Technically, the only way you can tile over the sawn board subfloor is to install a minimum of nominal half-inch exterior glue plywood over it, then your tiling substrate of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-01-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,178
Posted By cx
James, the requirement for slope of the...

James, the requirement for slope of the waterproofing material for the shower receptor is a minimum of 1/4 vertical inch per horizontal foot and measured from the farthest point from the drain. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-30-2020, 10:31 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 15,221
Posted By cx
John, the "two inch fibatape" used with thinset...

John, the "two inch fibatape" used with thinset mortar to finish the joints in your CBU installation are to benefit the CBU installation as prescribed by the manufacturer. That is done regardless...
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