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Forum: The Mud Box Yesterday, 10:06 PM
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Posted By cx
Mmmmm, lemme see...... Counter clockwise...

Mmmmm, lemme see...... Counter clockwise weather event thingee approaching left coast, so that means too many people onna right coast were charging their 'lectric cars at the same time. Or do I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,231
Posted By cx
If you're concerned with being able to clean your...

If you're concerned with being able to clean your stones after grouting, John, I'd recommend you use a grout release. I've never found penetrating sealers to do much in regards to grout cleaning.
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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:18 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By cx
Welcome, RH. :) Davy's fat mud method will...

Welcome, RH. :)

Davy's fat mud method will surely work with the thinset mortar you have, or you might wanna look at the LFT (Large Format Tile) version of that VersaBond, which is actually a LHT...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 02:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 61
Posted By cx
Well, I've used sanded grout on penny tiles,...

Well, I've used sanded grout on penny tiles, Jake. But it wasn't your sanded grout and they weren't your penny tiles, eh? Mine worked out fine. :)

The FA in that MAPEI grout actually stands for...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 12:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 61
Posted By cx
Welcome back, Jake. :) Same advice as you'll...

Welcome back, Jake. :)

Same advice as you'll find a hundred places here on the forums: The only way to determine if any particular sanded grout will fit in 1/16th" grout joints and whether it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-26-2022, 06:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 435
Posted By cx
Or Mrs. Jonathan's favorite shower curtain. :D

Or Mrs. Jonathan's favorite shower curtain. :D
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-26-2022, 07:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 435
Posted By cx
Yes, cover the new mortar with polyethylene...

Yes, cover the new mortar with polyethylene sheeting for as long as possible.

My opinion; worth price charged.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-25-2022, 04:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 164
Posted By cx
You have spacers, Dan, you just may not recognize...

You have spacers, Dan, you just may not recognize them. Toothpicks, various thicknesses of cardboard, small brads or tacks (NOT poked through any waterproofing), string, etc. Ain't gotta be pretty,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-25-2022, 04:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 261
Posted By cx
Without knowing exactly how your receptor was...

Without knowing exactly how your receptor was built, Craig, it's still a guess as to what you might be able to do to rectify your situation.

IF your receptor was constructed with a pre-slope,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-25-2022, 10:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 129
Posted By cx
Welcome back, Abel. :) Nobody's gonna be...

Welcome back, Abel. :)

Nobody's gonna be able to answer that until they know exactly how your shower is to be constructed, including the thickness of your chosen wallboard and the type and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-25-2022, 09:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 164
Posted By cx
Depending upon how sound that material under the...

Depending upon how sound that material under the tiles is, Dan, you could certainly try bonding your tiles with an epoxy adhesive. Whether that would work long-term or just pull the remaining...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-24-2022, 10:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,145
Posted By cx
Thanks for the update, Eve. Of course we care. :)

Thanks for the update, Eve. Of course we care. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-24-2022, 06:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 727
Posted By cx
Not surprised, Joe. I think Davy pointed out...

Not surprised, Joe. I think Davy pointed out early on that the curb is the first place we look for premature shower failures.

And it's a shame, because it's so easy to do that part of the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-24-2022, 05:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 154
Posted By cx
Welcome, Mark. :) 1. One never really knows...

Welcome, Mark. :)

1. One never really knows what that sort of demolition will require until it has at least begun. While there should be a bed of thinset mortar under the CBU panels, it's not...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-24-2022, 02:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 435
Posted By cx
Good lord, man, I don't think John Henry's hammer...

Good lord, man, I don't think John Henry's hammer was that heavy! :DNot many designs I've seen will work well for mixing deck mud. Actually, the total number thus far is one.

My opinion; worth...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-24-2022, 01:12 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 8,049
Posted By cx
Amazing! Did he give a reason for having done...

Amazing! Did he give a reason for having done that? :scratch:

Yes, the stone top should also be sloped to drain.

If any part of the thinset mortar bed for the bench top will be greater than...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-23-2022, 05:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 155
Posted By cx
At more than $50 a bag, John, I think it...

At more than $50 a bag, John, I think it certainly should be. :D Thinset or thin-set is a method, not a material. While that 254 mortar says it meets ANSI A118.15 as a "super mortar," I see no T in...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-23-2022, 12:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 435
Posted By cx
Jonathan, consider that the Sand Topping Mix is...

Jonathan, consider that the Sand Topping Mix is presumed to be a 3:1 sand to Portland cement mix, and what you want is about a 5:1 mix. There is no rocket surgery involved here. Your mix can be...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-22-2022, 08:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 435
Posted By cx
Welcome, Jonathan. :) I'd recommend you use...

Welcome, Jonathan. :)

I'd recommend you use a sand/cement mix rather than the MAPEI material. Easier to work with, less expensive.

If you have some Portland cement and sand available, 5 sand...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-22-2022, 08:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 274
Posted By cx
Is this the Roth panel you're looking at, ...

Is this the Roth panel you're looking at, (https://www.roth-america.com/product/radiant/radiant-panel-installation-systems/)Doug?

Doubt any tile installation product manufacturer is gonna be...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-21-2022, 07:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 183
Posted By cx
I've separated your post from the other visitor's...

I've separated your post from the other visitor's old thread to avoid confusion in both places, Peter.

'Fraid I've no idea what a "typical white-ish kitchen tile" might be. A photo or/and a bit...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-21-2022, 07:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 190
Posted By cx
I've separated your thread form Dan Marvin's...

I've separated your thread form Dan Marvin's introductory thread, John. I'm sure he'll find it here.

A photo or two of what your stairs currently look like would almost certainly help, along with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-20-2022, 09:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,231
Posted By cx
Understand. Nice work there, no matter how long...

Understand. Nice work there, no matter how long it took. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-20-2022, 09:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,231
Posted By cx
Floor mortar looks very dark, Snets. What did...

Floor mortar looks very dark, Snets. What did you use?
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-20-2022, 03:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 294
Posted By cx
Actually participating here is a bit of a Sea...

Actually participating here is a bit of a Sea Change for Herr Schluter, Dan. Are we permitted to know how/why that came about?

While I can no longer speak for the site management, I think it's a...
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