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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-22-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 155
Posted By dbdors
Urgent Need Kerdi Plumber in Houston area

I have a rental property in Houston. There is a leak in the shower (we think), the shower is a kerdi shower with foam pan, etc.

Property management company sent out a plumber and they don't...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-29-2011, 01:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,855
Posted By dbdors
Cant help you with drywall idea, but I can say...

Cant help you with drywall idea, but I can say that most will tell you not to use the Keraset as it is a lower grade dry-set mortar. I had struggled on past projects to find a good dry-set and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-27-2011, 08:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,376
Posted By dbdors
Thanks, will the bulletproof, enhance the colors...

Thanks, will the bulletproof, enhance the colors a bit?

I forgot to add that I used some Kerdi fix for edges of the flap on the niche, to stick on patches for holes for the ledger boards. And I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-27-2011, 08:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,376
Posted By dbdors
Finally have a few minutes for some pictures and...

Finally have a few minutes for some pictures and a question. We used some tumbled travertine for the shower walls. Now, what sealer. I've seen recommendations from Miracle 511, (I used this for...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-22-2011, 02:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,376
Posted By dbdors
Sorry for the delay in post, but I've been busy. ...

Sorry for the delay in post, but I've been busy. Almost to the end. I'll post a few pics later this evening.

I ended up with some 3 80 lb bags Sakrete sand mix and and 3 50 lb bags of play sand....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-22-2011, 12:38 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 25,225
Posted By dbdors
Would setting the sink bases in a bed of thin set...

Would setting the sink bases in a bed of thin set mortar be overkill or cause a problem?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-21-2011, 02:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,309
Posted By dbdors
What about some 5 minute epoxy, fairly clear and...

What about some 5 minute epoxy, fairly clear and should bond well and quick as well.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-15-2011, 08:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,376
Posted By dbdors
Blasting Sand use in mud

I was looking at my local Ace hardware for mud mixing materials, and found that they have portland, sand topping and play sand. They also have some blasting sand that is very course and sharp...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-14-2011, 01:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,979
Posted By dbdors
I wasnt suggesting using the Keraset with out...

I wasnt suggesting using the Keraset with out Keraply, I was saying no Keraset (only becasue it was gray). The Adesilex is white. What I was suggesting is that the OP could use the Adesilex with or...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-14-2011, 11:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,979
Posted By dbdors
I used some Mapei Adesilex P10 + keraply for a...

I used some Mapei Adesilex P10 + keraply for a very similar project, (i.e. 6" strip above counter and below bar top). In either case the vendor (Arizona tile) suggested a white latex modified...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-14-2011, 10:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,376
Posted By dbdors
Thanks a bunch for both replies. CX would you...

Thanks a bunch for both replies. CX would you thin-set between layers. I was planning the thin-set the slab before the mud as well.

BTW, BBcamp you're right about the extra expense that Mapei is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-14-2011, 09:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,376
Posted By dbdors
Mud deck max thickness

Okay, I'm getting closer to installing the mud deck and drain. In planning this out, (i.e. how much mud I'll need), I realized that my mud will be very thick. You cant really see in my picture...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-07-2011, 07:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,376
Posted By dbdors
I just ordered a kerdi curb and while I was at it...

I just ordered a kerdi curb and while I was at it I ordered a Kerdi bench. I had a better bench, but my wife was talking about a bench without the open bottom. It looked great in the previous...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-07-2011, 05:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,376
Posted By dbdors
Wood curb

Thanks for the advice on the curb, I think I'll go ahead and do a rush order for a kerdi curb. I did the same thing in a previous shower, but it was on the second floor and not on a slab. I'm no...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-07-2011, 03:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,376
Posted By dbdors
I have plenty to torpedo levels that are perfect...

I have plenty to torpedo levels that are perfect for leveling the drain. But they don't work so well at measuring the height of the drain.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-07-2011, 02:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,376
Posted By dbdors
Starting the process of rebuilding, tub deck...

Starting the process of rebuilding, tub deck finished, but need some granite for the top.

102736

Some backer installed and playing with layout/location of insert for the back wall of the shower...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-06-2011, 03:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,376
Posted By dbdors
I'm not sure what it was, it was just slimy and...

I'm not sure what it was, it was just slimy and black. I was thinking of taking an angle grinder w/wire brush and scrubbing on it a little. I'll try a little mold cleaner first and see what happens.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-06-2011, 12:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,376
Posted By dbdors
I'll post some progress pictures soon. I have...

I'll post some progress pictures soon. I have completely gutted the tub and shower area, and started the rebuild.

The shower pan was a PVC liner with mud and no pre-slope. I've cut out the old...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-06-2011, 11:43 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,997
Posted By dbdors
How thick is you threshold

This looks great. My wife and I are in the midst of updating our MBR as well. I need to post some progress pictures.

But from an idea stand point, how think is your shower threshold? Is is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-30-2011, 05:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,514
Posted By dbdors
Are those the Schutler magnets

Are those REMA tile magnets from Schutler? How are you hiding the grout joints? I have a similar project that I'm planning and I'm not sure how to handle it.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-30-2011, 04:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,376
Posted By dbdors
Starting New Kerdi Shower, advice appreciated

In the planning stages for updating our current shower. You guys have helped in the past with a previous Kerdi shower, and I'll be doing a new one in our new house.

I have an existing shower that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-10-2009, 12:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,132
Posted By dbdors
One last question, it seems with every one of...

One last question, it seems with every one of these project I agonize over the thin set that I will be using. I have some Keraset & Keraply left over from a small porcelain project on the first...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-09-2009, 10:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,132
Posted By dbdors
Ditra Advice

I have a couple of small second floor bathrooms that I am planning to tile and I will using some Ditra for the first time (over plywood decking). I haven't unrolled the tube yet, but it seems a bit...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-23-2009, 11:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,664
Posted By dbdors
From the research that I've been doing, I've not...

From the research that I've been doing, I've not seen a mastic or pre-mix that says its okay for glass. I looked at Custom Omni and AcrylPro and one other plus Mapei type 1.

I confirmed today...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-23-2009, 11:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,761
Posted By dbdors
Sent an email this morning to Arizona and a guy...

Sent an email this morning to Arizona and a guy from the local shop called me. He did confirm that latex modified was the way to go. So I'm set there. He also suggested un-sanded grout and no need...
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