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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-17-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 305
Posted By Mdsims
Thoughts on why your drain might be crooked

Disclaimer, I might be an engineer, so this might be read better with a healthy dose of beer.

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If that image is the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-12-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 8,220
Posted By Mdsims
Still chasing electrical gremlins in the...

Still chasing electrical gremlins in the bathroom. I'm now convinced someone jumped a neutral to make a ground somewhere else in the house, and that's the source of my energized ground. Now I just...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-11-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 363
Posted By Mdsims
For my last project, I drew a simple sketch of...

For my last project, I drew a simple sketch of all my floor sections in a row.

hallway hardwood floor : threshold : bathroom tile floor : curb : shower pan/floor.

All drawn to scale scale...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-11-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 363
Posted By Mdsims
Just because something has been done a lot,...

Just because something has been done a lot, doesn't mean it's been done right each and every time. Most showers built in spec houses are built wrong. What you're trying to do is possible, and you're...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-09-2019, 05:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 384
Posted By Mdsims
2x_ blocking should be used, installed from...

2x_ blocking should be used, installed from below, spanning the seam in each joist bay. I normally use 2x4 or 2x6 for this type of blocking when installed before the subfloor, you just want enough to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-09-2019, 05:25 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,071
Posted By Mdsims
If the set is a bit wonky, then a subtle grout...

If the set is a bit wonky, then a subtle grout will help. Good luck!
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-09-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,071
Posted By Mdsims
Custom Prism is what I used, all the benefits of...

Custom Prism is what I used, all the benefits of a sanded grout and looks better to me than an unsanded, gentle on the marble, easy to mix and install in tighter joints, consistent color. Uses a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-06-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 356
Posted By Mdsims
Everything looks different when filled with...

Everything looks different when filled with shampoo bottles. I miss the empty look of my niche, but the missus is a bottle collector...and that's with a 16x24" model!
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-05-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,071
Posted By Mdsims
I don't recall what trowel I used to set the...

I don't recall what trowel I used to set the Ditra, it may have been the same v notch, I played with a couple on hand to see what I liked the best. I had a wood 12 or 18" float from a past concrete...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-05-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,071
Posted By Mdsims
Your mileage may vary: I used a 1/4x3/16 v notch...

Your mileage may vary: I used a 1/4x3/16 v notch trowel for 2x2 Marble hex over Ditra in my bath remodel. Worked like a charm, great coverage, not so much thinset it oozed out of the joints, tiles...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-23-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 439
Posted By Mdsims
Are you specifically asking if you should remove...

Are you specifically asking if you should remove the existing cabinets to demo the tile underneath them? I'm a homeowner too, and I'd say that's largely up to you and your plans for the space.

If...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-22-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 446
Posted By Mdsims
Hey CX, What was the root of the Versabond...

Hey CX,
What was the root of the Versabond complaints? I must have used 4-6 bags of the vanilla flavor on my project, and I did notice one bag was very different from the rest: more coarse sand...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-15-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 8,220
Posted By Mdsims
Found 1/2 of my electrical issue. One of my...

Found 1/2 of my electrical issue. One of my vanity fixtures has an internal wiring short. I rung it out and found continuity from hot to ground. All my branch wiring resistance tests checked out....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-15-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 8,220
Posted By Mdsims
Glad to hear yours is coming along Dan! (and...

Glad to hear yours is coming along Dan! (and thanks for the compliments :cheers: )
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-12-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 8,220
Posted By Mdsims
Thanks Dan! How did your shower turn out with...

Thanks Dan!
How did your shower turn out with the Durock drain?


After finishing this project up, I'm convinced a complete bathroom renovation is a harder undertaking than a kitchen. What...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-09-2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 551
Posted By Mdsims
Hi Jena, Do you have another photo of the...

Hi Jena,
Do you have another photo of the larger wall section? Some perspective might help us.

Don't be too hard on yourself, I recently did the same thing! My issue was I incorrectly assumed my...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-09-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 220
Posted By Mdsims
Versabond, white color, from Home Depot. Did me...

Versabond, white color, from Home Depot. Did me well for my whole bathroom.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-09-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 742
Posted By Mdsims
Flange on top of finished floor is the right way....

Flange on top of finished floor is the right way. When installing that way, a regular wax ring is usually sufficient to seal the toilet.

I bought a fancy $15 ring contraption (wax bottom with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-09-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 8,220
Posted By Mdsims
Hey mods, can you please flip some of these...

Hey mods, can you please flip some of these photos for me?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-09-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 8,220
Posted By Mdsims
Alright, photos of the finished product (after 6+...

Alright, photos of the finished product (after 6+ months of constant use by 2 adults and one black lab).
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-08-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 8,220
Posted By Mdsims
ALERT: First stain on the marble! :oyeah: ...

ALERT: First stain on the marble! :oyeah:

Not from my wife or me, but our recent house guest had some very purple shampoo. Trial size bottle, so about a 1.5" diameter purple stain on the top slab...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-24-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 551
Posted By Mdsims
ok, good. So my response doesn't quite apply, I'm...

ok, good. So my response doesn't quite apply, I'm going to edit to keep your question on track.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-24-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 551
Posted By Mdsims
here's a video link that shows the durock niche...

here's a video link that shows the durock niche installation with foam board quite well: foam and niche and install of the membrane to lock it all in. The niches are available in various sizes, and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-31-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 487
Posted By Mdsims
In many locations rebar/cables aren't needed. CA...

In many locations rebar/cables aren't needed. CA is an interesting place tip to tip, if you don't have expansive soils and a few other details align, slabs don't require bar at all. Cheap builders...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-01-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 8,220
Posted By Mdsims
Textured the hallway walls and repainted last...

Textured the hallway walls and repainted last month, extended the jamb for my thick plaster walls, trimmed out and painted the door and got the privacy knobset put on (it's fancy), installed the...
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