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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-07-2020, 11:31 AM
Replies: 14
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Posted By Carbidetooth
All glass tile poses some real challenges...

All glass tile poses some real challenges compared to porcelain. Although some is pretty, IMHO it has proven to be a pox on the installation side of things for a variety of reasons.

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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-06-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 984
Posted By Carbidetooth
Sorry for lack of clarity. Although Kerdi Patch...

Sorry for lack of clarity. Although Kerdi Patch has a nice ring to it, it's just an appropriately sized piece of Kerdi.

Kerdi Band is presumably thinner, but more recent Kerdi seems to be more...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-06-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 984
Posted By Carbidetooth
Yes, the web has lots of info, both good and bad....

Yes, the web has lots of info, both good and bad. That's the nature of the beast, I suppose.

FWIW, it's one of the reasons I read and post here. Good info, from folks who've actually done the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-06-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 984
Posted By Carbidetooth
By "bubbles" I assume you mean unadhered...

By "bubbles" I assume you mean unadhered membrane. A great big no on slitting membrane and forcing mortar into wound.

Excise unattached Kerdi and apply Kerdi patch that extends at least 2" from...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-03-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 984
Posted By Carbidetooth
Jason, I'm not sure this is helpful now, but if...

Jason, I'm not sure this is helpful now, but if I'm working with accessible crawlspace, I always cut plumbing back a ways and plan on hooking back up after packing slope. Usually just before flood...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-25-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 984
Posted By Carbidetooth
Concrete structures want to be monolithic for...

Concrete structures want to be monolithic for greatest strength and crack resistance. There's actually a lot of science associated and cement itself is a unique animal because of its curing...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-24-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,054
Posted By Carbidetooth
Sorry for the confusion, it was liquid. I believe...

Sorry for the confusion, it was liquid. I believe Laticrete's only offering at the time. CBU walls, mortar floor, coated all in that fetching green color.

I've also used Mapei's Aquadefense some...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-24-2020, 07:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,054
Posted By Carbidetooth
From a theoretical standpoint, I imagine sheet...

From a theoretical standpoint, I imagine sheet membranes like Kerdi to be more tolerant of minor movement in substrates, but that's a seat-of-pants assessment.

I've done exactly one full...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-24-2020, 12:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 984
Posted By Carbidetooth
Wood moves in response to moisture. If done...

Wood moves in response to moisture. If done correctly, it will never see moisture beyond ambient humidity.

Did you coat your forms with some sort of release agent? Strength contributed from rebar...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-23-2020, 05:30 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,127
Posted By Carbidetooth
Yes, all sloped towards drain.

Yes, all sloped towards drain.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-23-2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,127
Posted By Carbidetooth
Not all that different than setting tile. I'd...

Not all that different than setting tile. I'd probably use modified thinset, 1/4 x 1/4 depending on substrate. If it's handy, I'll sometimes rough up back, but that's more on Quartz than granite....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-23-2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 173
Posted By Carbidetooth
In my experience, what it looks like in the bag...

In my experience, what it looks like in the bag will be very close to how it looks after mixed and dry. Several of the glass specific mortars I've used are really white, much more so that regular...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-23-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 984
Posted By Carbidetooth
A few screws driven into subfloor and left...

A few screws driven into subfloor and left sticking up into forms would be more that adequate to limit lateral movement. If it's reinforcement you're after, cut a strip of the expanded lath and tie...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-20-2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,093
Posted By Carbidetooth
My question was about the relevance of the above...

My question was about the relevance of the above to furring out back wall. It would seem to indicate measurement in front of tub, not wall to toilet flange.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-20-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,093
Posted By Carbidetooth
Niches can be focal points, it's all the crap...

Niches can be focal points, it's all the crap they collect that gets to looking bad IMHO :)

Do you mean to say you've got 18" from front of tub to center of toilet flange? That seems really...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-20-2020, 09:08 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,093
Posted By Carbidetooth
Is there a possibilty of furring back wall out an...

Is there a possibilty of furring back wall out an inch or two? This would facilitate better insulated niche.

I have sucessfully put niches in 2x4 exterior walls. Attention to details and air...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-18-2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,046
Posted By Carbidetooth
To clarify, overflow does indeed allow air into...

To clarify, overflow does indeed allow air into tub drain but does not act as a plumbing vent to exterior. Plug it and see how well your tub drains. Big gulps of air through drain = slow drain. I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-17-2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,046
Posted By Carbidetooth
Bathtub drain vents through overflow. It doesn't...

Bathtub drain vents through overflow. It doesn't qualify as a vent for code purposes, but allows drain to work. Interesting to me that bathtub drains are 1 1/2" and shower 2". You'd think it'd be the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-17-2020, 02:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,046
Posted By Carbidetooth
Since the frisbee lights came into my world, I...

Since the frisbee lights came into my world, I get rid of cans if possible.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-15-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 288
Posted By Carbidetooth
I can't say I've seen it happen but given the...

I can't say I've seen it happen but given the comparative strata-like nature of Hardi, could it be a delamination?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-15-2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 288
Posted By Carbidetooth
Sometimes this can happen with your screw down...

Sometimes this can happen with your screw down sequence. I always try to work from one side to the opposite side. Conceivably one could work from middle out to edges. Worst is from edges in, any...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-14-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 495
Posted By Carbidetooth
I suspect you could maintain drain position by...

I suspect you could maintain drain position by moving horizontal pipe laterally and swinging the trap to less than the 90° it appears to be now.

I have been known to exactly locate drain via pipe...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-12-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 409
Posted By Carbidetooth
I'm not sure of Delta's reasoning in putting a...

I'm not sure of Delta's reasoning in putting a square mudguard on their valves.

Like Paul, I always use cut round hole and use round Kerdi thingie. You can still get to the stop valves, never...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-08-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,670
Posted By Carbidetooth
In a prior life, I knew a fiberglass guy who...

In a prior life, I knew a fiberglass guy who 'glassed and entire shower in place in a prison. He's gone and I can't tell you how it fared. I'm assuming when you say epoxy, you're going to reinforce...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-05-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 687
Posted By Carbidetooth
A couple of things to note, Peter. Building...

A couple of things to note, Peter.

Building codes (permits) are typically low hurdles and are more concerned with safety than craftsmanship. I doubt you'd have recourse via that route.

Topical...
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