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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-03-2006, 09:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 992
Posted By dpiscotty
laticrete 317 without additive for walls?

Hey all,

I have durock on the walls that will be redgarded. After I float the floor with 4:1 mix and build the curbs I was going to start my walls. 317 says it's okay for floor and wall. This...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-31-2006, 03:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 865
Posted By dpiscotty
brians, I say split the difference. Since...

brians,

I say split the difference. Since you have 12" tiles, make the tiles near the tub about 7.5" and then you'll have 7.5" at the door. You don't want 3" pieces at the tub. You want the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-31-2006, 03:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 806
Posted By dpiscotty
Speaking of soft, I did my preslope and set my...

Speaking of soft, I did my preslope and set my membrane in a shower I'm doing and noticed how soft the bed was. I did a 4:1 sand to portland and I could have easily made scrapes and holes anywhere I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-10-2006, 01:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,182
Posted By dpiscotty
.99/sq ft is not a bad price. I paid $169 for...

.99/sq ft is not a bad price. I paid $169 for 150 sq feet - 10% contractor rate. :rolleyes: So figure a little over a dollar per sq ft. Not bad I think. sure did beat the Durarock lifting! :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-10-2006, 09:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,776
Posted By dpiscotty
firsthouze, I'm assuming this is your first...

firsthouze, I'm assuming this is your first house? good for you if it is.

It's hard to picture what you have but I think I know what you're saying. Don't worry about the integrity of the drywall...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-10-2006, 08:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,898
Posted By dpiscotty
:bonk: sorry. Guess I need to read a biiiit more...

:bonk: sorry. Guess I need to read a biiiit more carefully. got it! much thanks! :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-10-2006, 08:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,182
Posted By dpiscotty
I live here in the Harrisburg, PA area and the HD...

I live here in the Harrisburg, PA area and the HD where I'm building carries the Ditra. That's where I bought it. naturally noone there knows anything about the stuff. I just about bought all...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-10-2006, 08:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,898
Posted By dpiscotty
Ran to HD last night and they didn't have the...

Ran to HD last night and they didn't have the masterblend so I ran to their competitor and they had Laticrete. I wasn't about to roll the dice on which one to get. They had various numbers...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-09-2006, 01:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 750
Posted By dpiscotty
I did pay close attention to making sure the...

I did pay close attention to making sure the seams were close and tight. I was considering snapping lines perpendicular to the seams but using the ditra lines (running with the seams) as a guide as...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-09-2006, 01:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 750
Posted By dpiscotty
using the ditra pattern for lines?

Anyone not snap chalk lines but rather use the grid on the Ditra to lay out the tile?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-09-2006, 01:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,898
Posted By dpiscotty
Talking Great. Thanks. I'll even get the premium blend...

Great. Thanks. I'll even get the premium blend if the have it.

I appreciate it. you possibly saved me a lifetime of headaches. :bow:

Thanks
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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-09-2006, 12:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,898
Posted By dpiscotty
anybody at all?

anybody at all?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-09-2006, 10:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,898
Posted By dpiscotty
Exclamation :bang: Holy smokes, what's wrong with that stuff?...

:bang: Holy smokes, what's wrong with that stuff? I haven't used it but I was going to lay tile tonight. I don't have to use it and can take it back but really need to know why. Thanks for the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-09-2006, 08:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,898
Posted By dpiscotty
Exclamation thanks for the heads up. Last night I bought the...

thanks for the heads up. Last night I bought the customblend since they had no masterblend. What the hecks the difference? does it matter? Difference psi rating?


I'll keep the question there...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-08-2006, 08:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,898
Posted By dpiscotty
Talking wait, wait. I did go immediately over and...

wait, wait. I did go immediately over and created "Dan" as my signature and saved it. Really! :tup2:

Anywho, I'll have to get that thinset. So, is that regular versabond unmodified thinset? ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-07-2006, 10:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,898
Posted By dpiscotty
Just plain ole ceramic tiles, 12". nothing...

Just plain ole ceramic tiles, 12". nothing special. Now that I believe I have satisfied the criteria for Ditra, I'm not sure if I should use the same stuff or just buy the $8.95 regular thinset...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-07-2006, 08:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,898
Posted By dpiscotty
Talking :goodpost: :clap2: :crazy: :clap1: :yeah: ...

:goodpost: :clap2: :crazy: :clap1: :yeah: :shades: :laugh2: Whew!!!!! Man, I need a good cold shower now. THANKS!!!!!! smooch!

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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-07-2006, 08:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,898
Posted By dpiscotty
It's versabond. I looked on the data sheet and...

It's versabond. I looked on the data sheet and it says you can use it on plywood floor as long as it meets deflection criteria. That I know I satisfy. It also does say what it should not be used...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-07-2006, 08:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,898
Posted By dpiscotty
Exclamation uh oh. I'm thinking I screwed up now. This was...

uh oh. I'm thinking I screwed up now. This was fortified thinset that was just mixed with water, no latex additives, nothing. I'm thinking it has an increased psi since there was "regular" thinset...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-06-2006, 02:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,898
Posted By dpiscotty
which thinset?

I just put down 900sq ft of ditra yesterday and am about to start tiling tonight. I used the fortified thinset to put down the ditra without any latex additive. any issues with that? obviously too...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-03-2006, 11:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,635
Posted By dpiscotty
good point about setting the first and waiting. ...

good point about setting the first and waiting. I'll do that. thanks for the ideas!
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-03-2006, 11:08 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,751
Posted By dpiscotty
pigseye, you mentioned getting up to temp...

pigseye,

you mentioned getting up to temp faster. Radiant isn't about fast response time but rather comfort and constant, slow heating that is consistently warm. If you're looking to turn this...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-02-2006, 02:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,635
Posted By dpiscotty
Thumbs up yeah, I like that best. I'll do the ripped down...

yeah, I like that best. I'll do the ripped down method. 1/2" on both sides? let's see, if I get 3" wide block, figure 1/2" for the tile, that leaves 2.5" for the mesh. I'm gathering that I don't...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-02-2006, 02:11 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,751
Posted By dpiscotty
Thumbs up the question that haunts anyone new to pex. When...

the question that haunts anyone new to pex. When will it fail? Pex is a phenomenal product. Put it in the mortar and stop worrying. You will receive best performance, thermal transfer, by...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-02-2006, 08:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,635
Posted By dpiscotty
nice pics. Honestly, I'd love to run the glass...

nice pics. Honestly, I'd love to run the glass block right from the floor on up. Yep, being dead on would be very nice indeed. I could build a higher wall but really want the whole wall glass...
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