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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 03:03 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 15,397
Posted By cx
Monte, it would help if you'd include a link to...

Monte, it would help if you'd include a link to the video to which you are referring.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 01:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 133
Posted By cx
Your current subflooring currently meets the...

Your current subflooring currently meets the minimum requirements for all manufacturers of ceramic tile substrates of which I'm aware. More that is not technically required, but certainly makes for...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 11:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 164
Posted By cx
Tony, please keep all your project questions on...

Tony, please keep all your project questions on one thread so folks can see what you're working on and what's been previously asked and answered. A moderator can give it a more generic title any...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 11:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 133
Posted By cx
Depending upon the species and grade of your...

Depending upon the species and grade of your joists, you may or may not qualify for a ceramic tile installation. Are the joists full dimension 2x8 inches?

If you have access to the under side of...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout Today, 11:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 539
Posted By cx
Jeff, you should use an MK-370 for a while so you...

Jeff, you should use an MK-370 for a while so you could appreciate the quiet running of the D24000. :D
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 08:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 74
Posted By cx
Welcome, Patrick. :) Your subfloor, as...

Welcome, Patrick. :)

Your subfloor, as described, is adequate for a ceramic tile installation using whatever tile substrate you prefer. Keep in mind that some thinset mortar manufacturers don't...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 590
Posted By cx
Some MR Boards (greenboard, etc) are known to...

Some MR Boards (greenboard, etc) are known to have a coating on the surface which can prevent proper bonding of the thinset mortar. Schluter knows that.

The presence of joint compound on your...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 08:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 106
Posted By cx
What Davy said. And if you're related to Jack...

What Davy said. And if you're related to Jack Benny, you can even do your initial practice with nothing but damp sand and then dry and re-use the sand to mix with your Portland cement for your...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 08:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 133
Posted By cx
Welcome, DJ. :) I'd ask your contractor to...

Welcome, DJ. :)

I'd ask your contractor to stop doing you favors. The optimum time to flatten or/and level that floor would have been before installing the subfloor.

You don't indicate your...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 07:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 106
Posted By cx
We've had folks mix all kinds of systems for...

We've had folks mix all kinds of systems for shower construction here, Chris, and I'm sure that's one of them. I always have trouble understanding just why, though.

The difference in cost,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 07:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 106
Posted By cx
Welcome, Chris. :) Not at all sure why you'd...

Welcome, Chris. :)

Not at all sure why you'd want to do that, but I'd certainly recommend against it. As, I'm sure, would Herr Schluter.

Schluter depends heavily upon the installation of their...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 06:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 84
Posted By cx
Welcome, Jason. :) I can't conjure up any...

Welcome, Jason. :)

I can't conjure up any practical reason to use KerdiBoard to construct a shower bench in a shower with a traditional shower receptor. Even if I had some extra 2" KerdiBoard...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 03:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 590
Posted By cx
Figure 1 is the more appropriate joint for use of...

Figure 1 is the more appropriate joint for use of a flexible sealant if the sealant is applied properly.

My opinion; worth price charged.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 12:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 528
Posted By cx
Al, that appears to me to be a sawn control joint...

Al, that appears to me to be a sawn control joint rather than an "expansion" or construction joint, which is a good thing. Still, the more likely reason that your tiles didn't crack over that joint...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 08:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 166
Posted By cx
Given the tile size, the size of the unbonded...

Given the tile size, the size of the unbonded pocket, and the location, I'd not bother with a repair.

If you elect to do so, a utility knife will remove the Ditra patch and a hammer and chisel or...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 02-19-2020, 07:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 331
Posted By cx
Mike, it'll help if you'll add that geographic...

Mike, it'll help if you'll add that geographic location to your User Profile so it appears in each post. Otherwise the information will be lost before we leave this page.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-19-2020, 07:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 490
Posted By cx
I can't find that product, Paul. I've used...

I can't find that product, Paul.

I've used SikaFlex Construction Sealant a number of times, and I can find a SikaBond Construction Adhesive, with which I'm not familiar, but no reference to a...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-19-2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 115
Posted By cx
I think that title should work better, Brian. ...

I think that title should work better, Brian.

You said your last one retired in 2012. What have you done for a tile sub since then?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-19-2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 60,344
Posted By cx
Welcome back, Matthias. :) Well, if your...

Welcome back, Matthias. :)

Well, if your shower lasted as long as your house, I suppose we'll hafta call it a success, even though 7 years is not much of a test for a shower.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-19-2020, 03:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 83
Posted By cx
I'm guessing you plan to install ceramic or stone...

I'm guessing you plan to install ceramic or stone tile, Lou, in which case I would use nothing less than nominal half-inch ply, but even then I'd wanna fill those divots. Most likely with water...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-19-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 166
Posted By cx
Welcome, K. :) 1. What size tiles do you...

Welcome, K. :)

1. What size tiles do you plan to use?

2. You really should remove that mortar if you can.

3. Yes, you want to be able to fasten the flange to the subfloor through the tile...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-19-2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 134
Posted By cx
Welcome, John. :) Dan's got you on the right...

Welcome, John. :)

Dan's got you on the right track. The tile industry standards don't like some backing materials for ceramic tile installations, one of them being Lauan plywood. Technically...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-19-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,652
Posted By cx
Type of grout has nothing at all to do with tile...

Type of grout has nothing at all to do with tile size, VB. For cementitious grouts, unsanded can be used in grout joints up to 1/8th of an inch and sanded can be used in joints 1/8th of an inch and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-18-2020, 10:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 112
Posted By cx
Welcome, Dave. :) MAPEI's crack isolation...

Welcome, Dave. :)
MAPEI's crack isolation product (or one of them) is Mapeguard 2 (http://www.mapei.com/US-EN/Tile-&-Stone-Installation-Systems/Crack-Isolation-and-Sound-Reduction/Mapeguard-2), also...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-18-2020, 10:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 376
Posted By cx
Best to keep all the project questions on one...

Best to keep all the project questions on one thread, lisa, so folks can see what you're working on and what's been previously asked and answered. A moderator can give it a more generic title any...
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