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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 07:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 311
Posted By cx
Again, the wet area is not always directly below...

Again, the wet area is not always directly below a leak. The water can travel a long way before it finds just the right place to exit.

Chances are the leak is in the curb directly above the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 07:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 254
Posted By cx
No question about that, Davy. I actually mixed...

No question about that, Davy. I actually mixed my mud wetter than I'd originally been taught after that episode and it is easier to work with, so long as you don't try to get too thick on the wall. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 06:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 52
Posted By cx
I don't know, too, Bruce. We've had a few...

I don't know, too, Bruce.

We've had a few reports here of water passing behind the tile at shower enclosure/wall junctions, so we know it can happen. How common? Tough to tell. Why does it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 05:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 254
Posted By cx
And it was, by Jimminy! :mad: But Little Davy...

And it was, by Jimminy! :mad: But Little Davy was mixing and I had sense enough at the time not to tell him it was too wet.

I think Little Davy can likely bench press a VW bus. Either end. :D
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 05:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 135
Posted By cx
Steven, I can tell a story similar to Justin's...

Steven, I can tell a story similar to Justin's about when I learned that the newer thinset mortars just aren't the same as the old ones. This was back in the early two-thousands when I was attending...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 04:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,704
Posted By cx
Welcome, Elizabeth. :) Sebastian hasn't been...

Welcome, Elizabeth. :)

Sebastian hasn't been back on the site for ten years now. And you'll not that he did not even respond to questions on this thread even a couple days after his last post. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 04:11 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 10,931
Posted By cx
Dan, if you really need to know, you're just...

Dan, if you really need to know, you're just gonna need to do a test. Set one tile using your mortar, your trowel, and your technique. Then measure the overall thicknes of the installed tile.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 04:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 628
Posted By cx
No one is likely to fault your drywall logic,...

No one is likely to fault your drywall logic, Chris. I have a whole gaggle of various drywall tools in my trailer, and occasionally I use them a little, but my very favorite is the telephone. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 01:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,681
Posted By cx
Where I live, Art, unless you're willing to drive...

Where I live, Art, unless you're willing to drive 40 miles one way, your choices for brands of thinset mortar are Custom Building Products or Custom Building products which are sold in the place of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 12:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 311
Posted By cx
In a one year old shower?!! Again, I'd...

In a one year old shower?!!

Again, I'd first want to verify that it's the shower receptor that's leaking rather than the plumbing. If it's the shower receptor leaking, yes, he owes you a new...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 12:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 254
Posted By cx
Mock-up is a very good idea, Randy. You...

Mock-up is a very good idea, Randy.

You wanna determine whether your code compliance inspector will accept drywall as a backing material for your mud walls. There is a lot of misunderstanding...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 08:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 311
Posted By cx
Welcome, Jerry. :) 1,2. Yes, it's...

Welcome, Jerry. :)

1,2. Yes, it's perfectly normal to have water penetrate the tile surface in a shower. It will happen. And it will be a good bit more water than you might expect, 'specially...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 08:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,681
Posted By cx
I hafta give you the same response for the...

I hafta give you the same response for the receptor that I'd give you for the bonding flange drain; the overlapping seams must be waterproof or the material/system could not qualify for ICC approval...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-25-2021, 09:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 140
Posted By cx
I know, I know, teacher! :wave: Because it's...

I know, I know, teacher! :wave:

Because it's overpriced and will work no better than the inexpensive VersaBond from Home Depot.

Do I get a gold star? :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-25-2021, 08:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 211
Posted By cx
Filling that space with grout completely defeats...

Filling that space with grout completely defeats the whole purpose of leaving the perimeter gap in the first place, Dani.

If you'd add a geographic location to your User Profile, another member...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-25-2021, 06:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 110
Posted By cx
Doesn't matter that you don't have extra...

Doesn't matter that you don't have extra quartzite, Mike. We know your mortar will adhere adequately to the clean stone, it's bonding to the face of the tile you're concerned with, if concerned at...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-25-2021, 04:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 110
Posted By cx
I think you could just rough up the surface of...

I think you could just rough up the surface of the tiles a bit and bond your stone top directly to them with that 254.

Bonding a test piece to an extra tile, if possible, should tell you right...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-25-2021, 04:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,931
Posted By cx
Welcome, Brenda. :) Rachel hasn't been back...

Welcome, Brenda. :)

Rachel hasn't been back to this site for more than 12 years and less likely to see you post than might be the case with a PM directly to her. Possible she could actually...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-25-2021, 02:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 110
Posted By cx
Welcome, Mike. :) This is a glazed or an...

Welcome, Mike. :)

This is a glazed or an unglazed tile?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-25-2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 211
Posted By cx
4x12 inches is not what I'd call a particularly...

4x12 inches is not what I'd call a particularly large tile, Jim. And the mortar coverage requirement for interior dry areas is only an average of 80 percent. Still, the actual bonded coverage shown...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-25-2021, 12:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 401
Posted By cx
It is common for tile mechanics to use the LHT...

It is common for tile mechanics to use the LHT (Large & Heavy Tile) mortars with those wood-look tiles. Formerly known as "medium bed" mortars, but there is not medium-bed method of tile setting and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-25-2021, 10:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 401
Posted By cx
What Dan said. I note from your Profile that...

What Dan said.

I note from your Profile that you're an A&E mechanic (was A&P back in my day) for the government. You work only on top secrete planes? It's OK if you'll hafta kill me if you tell,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-25-2021, 07:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 401
Posted By cx
You don't want to fasten your second layer of...

You don't want to fasten your second layer of plywood subflooring to anything but the first layer of subflooring, Lisa Marie. Here's a good article from our Liberry...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-25-2021, 07:49 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,534
Posted By cx
Steven, those are lippage control systems, rather...

Steven, those are lippage control systems, rather than leveling systems, and if you're able to control the lippage without them, you really don't need them with a thixotropic mortar such as you're...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-25-2021, 07:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 135
Posted By cx
Seems to me if you're making a wood frame to...

Seems to me if you're making a wood frame to support a plywood subfloor over your poured concrete (I'm guessing) basement floor, the simplest method of flattening the floor would be by adjusting this...
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