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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-28-2020, 09:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 105
Posted By JerseyDIYguy
Tiling a wooden threshold

Our house has a fully enclosed porch with French doors leading out to it. At the bottom of the French doors is a sloped wooden threshold that the wife would like tiled. It appears to be a piece of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-29-2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 529
Posted By JerseyDIYguy
The good news is that the newly exposed bricks...

The good news is that the newly exposed bricks are very straight. So if I used long strips of Hardibacker (2-3/4" x 5') and I could get it to sit flat and straight against the bricks would that work?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-29-2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 529
Posted By JerseyDIYguy
A new problem

I removed the wooden mantle from the top of the fireplace the other day and (surprise!) there's an additional 2-3/4" high course of bricks that was hidden inside the mantle on top of the exposed...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-11-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 268
Posted By JerseyDIYguy
Schluter All Set under Kerdi membrane

Planning another tiling project and I'm considering using Kerdi membrane over DensArmor for the walls. I'm a bit confused about whether I can use Schluter's All Set under Kerdi membrane. Their...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-02-2020, 01:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 183
Posted By JerseyDIYguy
Not really my call. He likes the idea of having...

Not really my call. He likes the idea of having something with a little insulation underfoot in the shower.

Suggestions for a movement accommodation joint at the change of plane between the floor...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-02-2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 183
Posted By JerseyDIYguy
Ditra Heat over curbless shower change of plane (and other questions)

My brother in northern California is in a bit of a rush to get a bathroom tiled so he’s hiring me to help him (and paying for my plane ticket…). The main portion of the bathroom is about 10’ x 5’...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-02-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 879
Posted By JerseyDIYguy
I'm going to suggest an alternative: Put down...

I'm going to suggest an alternative: Put down tapered sleeper joists topped with plywood and lay your tile over that.

With the area and heights you have you're looking at 4 tons or more of mud...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-04-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,185
Posted By JerseyDIYguy
22 years ago when I was a "noob DIYer" (now I'm...

22 years ago when I was a "noob DIYer" (now I'm just an old DIYer :shades:) I tiled a tub/shower surround and adjacent wainscotting using mastic. For the tub surround walls I used DensShield board...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-07-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 529
Posted By JerseyDIYguy
Thanks for the tips Davy. For the...

Thanks for the tips Davy.

For the skimming/screeding material I definitely want to keep it as thin as possible. Any recommendation for something that will set up a bit slower than Custom's Skim...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-06-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 529
Posted By JerseyDIYguy
Preparing an old fireplace for tile

Mrs. JerseyDIY desperately wants to change the look of our fireplace. She suggested painting it, but my brother owns an Arts & Crafts/Restoration/Custom tile manufacturing company, so it's a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-13-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 441
Posted By JerseyDIYguy
Your biggest concern should be with getting the...

Your biggest concern should be with getting the floor extremely flat in order to eliminate lippage. That way you won't have any worries about sharp edges projecting upward. Here's some pics of my...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-29-2018, 06:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 585
Posted By JerseyDIYguy
That tile. Made me smile. In more than...

That tile.

Made me smile.

In more than one way :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-01-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,365
Posted By JerseyDIYguy
My opinion (based on a bit of personal experience...

My opinion (based on a bit of personal experience and the look of my own works) is that B (Imperfectly wrapped) looks better.

A two dimensional drawing tends to accentuate the imperfections in...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-26-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 315
Posted By JerseyDIYguy
Marble often needs a coat (or two) of sealant...

Marble often needs a coat (or two) of sealant prior to grouting, both to prevent color transfer/staining, and for overall stain resistance down the road. So there's an extra step that adds labor and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-29-2018, 06:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,605
Posted By JerseyDIYguy
I agree that tiling directly to 1/2" ply is not a...

I agree that tiling directly to 1/2" ply is not a good starting point.

Is this for a dry area? If it's for a dry area I'd just put a layer of 1/2" plain drywall over what you have, and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-03-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 908
Posted By JerseyDIYguy
Wedi makes foam board that can be used in floors....

Wedi makes foam board that can be used in floors. They also make linear drains that work with their own specialized foam shower bases. I imagine that with a little planning and work you could...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-06-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,068
Posted By JerseyDIYguy
Caution - Math Geek alert: Actually,...

Caution - Math Geek alert:



Actually, the odds of five 6 sided dice adding up to 26 or more is only about 1 in 62. What you really need is ten sided dice. Then any time you roll a 1 or 2 you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-21-2018, 02:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,058
Posted By JerseyDIYguy
I spoke with Wedi tech support and they are ok...

I spoke with Wedi tech support and they are ok with using their board in exterior applications so long as the surface is vertical. I asked about using it close to the ground and they expressed...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-19-2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,058
Posted By JerseyDIYguy
A foam board would be preferred. However, I've...

A foam board would be preferred. However, I've checked Kerdi, Wedi, and USG's websites and none of them state outright that their foam boards are suitable for exterior applications like mine. So...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-19-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,058
Posted By JerseyDIYguy
The main reason I'd like to install a strip of...

The main reason I'd like to install a strip of tile or concrete at the bottom edge of the garage is that the existing siding does touch the ground in places. Fortunately, only the siding and bottom...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-19-2018, 03:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,058
Posted By JerseyDIYguy
Thanks for the suggestion on the Hardie Siding. ...

Thanks for the suggestion on the Hardie Siding. I'll check it out.

Definitely not going to use Hardiebacker as backerboard for the lower strip. I'd use either a true cement board (Durock) or a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-18-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,058
Posted By JerseyDIYguy
Backer board for exterior use?

I have a garage with wood siding and I'm going to re-side it with vinyl. I'd like to strip the existing siding and sheathing off of the bottom 8 to 10 inches and install a strip of tile backer board...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-17-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,419
Posted By JerseyDIYguy
Why in the name of all that is right and good do...

Why in the name of all that is right and good do you continue to discuss this project with your neighbors? The neighbors have clearly demonstrated that they have essentially no useful or accurate...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-16-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,419
Posted By JerseyDIYguy
A few things: 1. You're very unlikely to...

A few things:

1. You're very unlikely to find an installer that will give you a 20 year (or even 5 year) warranty when installing a natural stone product in a harsh environment. The exception...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-14-2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 661
Posted By JerseyDIYguy
Your situation sounds soooo familiar... Basically...

Your situation sounds soooo familiar... Basically I did exactly what you're looking to do a few years back. Read on:

http://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?p=1314137#post1314137
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