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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-29-2010, 05:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,191
Posted By Sterving
I used LASH on my bath floor with 13x13 tiles. ...

I used LASH on my bath floor with 13x13 tiles. Granted, it was only 5 x 5 area, i found it was very easy to level tiles with LASH. The only thing I found to watch out for is keeping the unfinished...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-29-2009, 09:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 15,815
Posted By Sterving
My understanding is that you cannot reliably tile...

My understanding is that you cannot reliably tile over such substrate as linoleum. Even if you could somehow bond it to linoleum, there is no guarantee linoleum is bonded well to the concrete. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-24-2009, 11:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,597
Posted By Sterving
Could it possibly be just a very low quality...

Could it possibly be just a very low quality slate that is beginning to turn to mud?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-17-2009, 08:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,815
Posted By Sterving
Cool Did I just get lucky?

Did I just get lucky here?

I decided to replace the toilet flange since it was sitting a little crooked and I wanted to bring it up so it will sit on top of finished surface. I really don't like...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-17-2009, 08:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,580
Posted By Sterving
Another idea would be to reduce the size of...

Another idea would be to reduce the size of existing joists. I just looked at this (http://ceramictec.blogspot.com/) job Brian (Ceramictec) did for the roll-in shower. He did just that. Circular...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-17-2009, 02:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,580
Posted By Sterving
The span of the joists determines how much it...

The span of the joists determines how much it will deflect and/or sag under load. However, 1/2" plywood may not be enough to prevent "between-joist" deflection.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-17-2009, 01:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,580
Posted By Sterving
The subfloor does not contribute to structural...

The subfloor does not contribute to structural support. It is the floor joists that carry the load.


Reducing longest unsupported span will improve your deflection rating.


The pros will...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-16-2009, 06:54 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,258
Posted By Sterving
I'll attempt to answer your questions. I am sure...

I'll attempt to answer your questions. I am sure the pros will have more to add.

1. Yes.

You did not mention how low the corner is. If it's less than 1/4", you should be able to level it up...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-14-2009, 12:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,645
Posted By Sterving
If I understand correctly, you just want a normal...

If I understand correctly, you just want a normal tub without apron. They surely make such tubs. I have installed one myself in an alcove. Mine was Canadian made, very sturdy acrylic, a few hundred...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-14-2009, 07:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,815
Posted By Sterving
Thanks Dana. If regular drywall is fine, I am not...

Thanks Dana. If regular drywall is fine, I am not wasting time waiting for special order. Will probably pick it up tonight or tomorrow night.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-13-2009, 12:43 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,533
Posted By Sterving
Sure, increased air circulation will dry out the...

Sure, increased air circulation will dry out the surface quickly.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-13-2009, 11:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,815
Posted By Sterving
Drywall ouside the shower

I am having very hard time trying to locate 5/8" greenboard. The nearest half-dozen bix box stores do not carry any, and this time, I am not inclined to put cbu outside the shower du to budget...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-13-2009, 10:40 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,533
Posted By Sterving
Try knotted wheel or cup brush. Plain steel...

Try knotted wheel or cup brush. Plain steel wheel may still be too soft.

I used knotted cup brush to remove carpet glue from conctrete. The cup should tough enough to clean out mortar.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-10-2009, 07:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,555
Posted By Sterving
Couldn't have said better than that! :clap2: ...

Couldn't have said better than that! :clap2:

The mud pan seems to be on of the less costly parts of the renovation, in materials and is only somewhat labor intensive. Granted, if you have a bad...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-06-2009, 10:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,453
Posted By Sterving
Yea, I follow a number of DIY Network shows and...

Yea, I follow a number of DIY Network shows and notice quite a few things considered here a 'no-no'.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-06-2009, 07:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,453
Posted By Sterving
Preslope: Last Night's episode of DIY Network's "Dream House"

How wet should the mix be for the top layer of shower base? I caught a glimpse of last night's "Dream House", and the guy was pouring a shower base. The mix was so wet it appeared pouring out of the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-05-2009, 07:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,815
Posted By Sterving
Ok, while waiting for the bug man to come take...

Ok, while waiting for the bug man to come take care of the termites, I had enough time to properly do the flood test. I used the "water bomb" baloon (36 baloons for $2 from local store) to plug the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-30-2009, 07:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,815
Posted By Sterving
Looks like I have a bigger problem on my hands......

Looks like I have a bigger problem on my hands... termites! :sick: Just was redoing the water connections for the vanity and pulled out the insulation. Found some "dirt" in the corner... scraped it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-29-2009, 05:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,815
Posted By Sterving
Question - Ready to put CBU up on the walls

The CBU is ready to go up on the walls of the shower stall. I understand that at the bottom, the CBU will be held by the mud bed. I am planning to keep the CBU up from the liner by 3/4", so that I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-29-2009, 10:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,815
Posted By Sterving
It took a little over 2 hours to empty. I...

It took a little over 2 hours to empty. I repeated 3 times. As an extra insurance, I put a little silicone into the corner.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-29-2009, 09:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,815
Posted By Sterving
Do you think that after 3 refills (30+ gallons)...

Do you think that after 3 refills (30+ gallons) and no visible leaks that I am good to go? The only spot I was concerned with is the right corner at the curb where I glued it up. I have no other...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-28-2009, 07:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,815
Posted By Sterving
Preslope pictures and a question

The liner is in. It took me a while to get the curb corners right without cutting. Ended up cutting up right corner and patching it with Oatey X15 adhesive. I left the left corner uncut because...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-26-2009, 09:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,617
Posted By Sterving
Is that a $50 - $70 saw from HD or Lowes? You...

Is that a $50 - $70 saw from HD or Lowes? You really have to make sure the fence is aligned. Also, I think it's hard to push a 12" tile across the plastic table, resulting in less than a smooth...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-25-2009, 03:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,815
Posted By Sterving
Pre-slope installed today

After much deliberation it became clear that a shower door is not feasible, much to my wife's dismay :cry:. Even if we could get it to swing by the toilet, there is a bigger problem. The stud to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-23-2009, 02:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,170
Posted By Sterving
I would tear out the pushed up corner and re-do,...

I would tear out the pushed up corner and re-do, making sure it's flat this time. Otherwise, with tile this big, you may have hard time with lippage.
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