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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:55 AM
Replies: 32
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Posted By ss3964spd
Turby, no way, of course, to miss any fasteners...

Turby, no way, of course, to miss any fasteners when removing that layer in that way. You'd need to deem the saw blade sacrificial. I have several. ;) If your blade is an especially good one you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 436
Posted By ss3964spd
:tup1::tup1:

:tup1::tup1:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:07 AM
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Views: 68
Posted By ss3964spd
Welcome back, Hai, Recently installed a...

Welcome back, Hai,

Recently installed a bathroom floor using 4"X8" marble, and decided to clean each one, about 200 total, due to the same reason; all were covered in dust front and back. I just...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-28-2022, 04:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,372
Posted By ss3964spd
Very welcome. 1) Yup. The preformed corners...

Very welcome.

1) Yup. The preformed corners have the all important fleece both inside and outside.

2) Exactly, simply cut the two vertical end studs at a slight angle. You don't need much. I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-28-2022, 02:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,050
Posted By ss3964spd
I am a fan of a surgical approach to demolition,...

I am a fan of a surgical approach to demolition, Turby, helps avoid collateral damage.

If that's loose fill insulation I see, be ready for a whole mess of it when you take down that shower ceiling.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-27-2022, 12:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,372
Posted By ss3964spd
A valid question, but capillary action hasn't...

A valid question, but capillary action hasn't been an issue for mine. Not yet anyway.

In the photo below the shower side of the pony wall is clad with water proof foam board, as is the vertical...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-27-2022, 07:55 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,804
Posted By ss3964spd
Anytime, Mike. Not that it likely matters, but I...

Anytime, Mike. Not that it likely matters, but I should have noted that the two oldest were grouted with Spectralock Pro/Pro Premium, newest was done with Spectralock 1.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-26-2022, 05:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 251
Posted By ss3964spd
I really have comparatively little experience...

I really have comparatively little experience with mortar mixing, Jim, but I feel like if it hasn't become smooth and creamy/soft by the end if the initial mix/slake/final mix process it probably...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-26-2022, 05:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,372
Posted By ss3964spd
I suppose you can paint over Kerdi band, but the...

I suppose you can paint over Kerdi band, but the resulting texture isn't likely to be to your, well, liking. You could probably cover it in drywall compound, prime it, then paint it, but I think it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-26-2022, 04:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 251
Posted By ss3964spd
The marine grade ply won't hurt anything in this...

The marine grade ply won't hurt anything in this application, Heidi, but wasn't necessary. And I wouldn't be concerned about the mortar between the ply and the Hardie, for the mortar's primary...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-26-2022, 04:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,372
Posted By ss3964spd
Sean, 1) The 2.5" of band pass the glass...

Sean,

1) The 2.5" of band pass the glass will be fine, but if you do not extend the tile over the band, how would you finish the band? As well, if the tile stops at the edge of the glass there...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-26-2022, 03:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 251
Posted By ss3964spd
Welcome, Heidi, Mortar does have a "pot"...

Welcome, Heidi,

Mortar does have a "pot" life, or working time; the time from when it is first mixed to when it becomes too stiff and dry (it is actually curing in the bucket) to be useable. Some...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-26-2022, 03:13 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,844
Posted By ss3964spd
I'd probably want to split the difference as in...

I'd probably want to split the difference as in photo #2. Are the gaps along both mitered edges consistent?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-26-2022, 11:58 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,804
Posted By ss3964spd
FWIW, Mike, I grouted all the joints in the 3...

FWIW, Mike, I grouted all the joints in the 3 niches I have installed. The first was done back in 2007 ish. 2nd was back in Oct 2019, and 3rd was recently. No cracks in the grout in any of them.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-26-2022, 07:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,296
Posted By ss3964spd
Marc, what I trying to convey was if you centered...

Marc, what I trying to convey was if you centered the layout on the hood would doing so then throw it off at the window, so which is more important visually? As I now read centering on the hood is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-25-2022, 08:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,296
Posted By ss3964spd
No concern with centering the pattern on the...

No concern with centering the pattern on the window also, Marc?

You could always just put something decorative on the counter in that left corner.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-23-2022, 09:54 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,804
Posted By ss3964spd
Whatever works, 'eh Mike? I'm so consumed with...

Whatever works, 'eh Mike? I'm so consumed with working neatly that when setting large tile format tile I don't comb the mortar onto the wall, I comb it onto the back of each tile, one atta time. Is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-23-2022, 09:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,050
Posted By ss3964spd
Making good progress, Turby. It is highly...

Making good progress, Turby.

It is highly unlikely those two wood framed enclosure walls are load bearing. For them to be there would be headers above the openings (which you'd find once the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-23-2022, 08:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By ss3964spd
Given the 2" wide flat perimeter, it seems to me...

Given the 2" wide flat perimeter, it seems to me that even if you sloped the tile with mortar water will get through the tile and grout, soak into the mortar, and possibly just sit on that little...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-23-2022, 08:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 436
Posted By ss3964spd
Me thinks you'd need to spread it like ya mean...

Me thinks you'd need to spread it like ya mean it, Christopher. IOW, as though you're actually grouting, including smooshing it into joints. You might consider taking two of you tiles, adhering them...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-22-2022, 01:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 436
Posted By ss3964spd
Regardless of the quality of the glass the only...

Regardless of the quality of the glass the only sure fired way to see if the grout will scratch it is to test it on a sample piece.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-22-2022, 01:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 200
Posted By ss3964spd
To be fair, Justin, they all need cleaning to...

To be fair, Justin, they all need cleaning to some extent every now and then.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-22-2022, 12:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 200
Posted By ss3964spd
Ew. :D Agreed though, just not a good design.

Ew. :D

Agreed though, just not a good design.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-21-2022, 12:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,641
Posted By ss3964spd
I wouldn't, and didn't, Tom. I caulked all the...

I wouldn't, and didn't, Tom. I caulked all the changes of plane except in the niche.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-21-2022, 12:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 217
Posted By ss3964spd
Making smaller batches from a full unit of...

Making smaller batches from a full unit of Spectralock Pro Premium epoxy will require the ability to determine the ratios, careful measuring, and some small, sealable containers. Not something I...
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