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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 10:35 AM
Replies: 16
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Posted By cx
But at the expense of your shower not meeting...

But at the expense of your shower not meeting code?

Have you discussed this change with your local code compliance people?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 08:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 221
Posted By cx
Learn something new here every day, Jim. :)

Learn something new here every day, Jim. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 02:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 136
Posted By cx
Again, Stew, the joists were 2 and better before...

Again, Stew, the joists were 2 and better before you ripped them down from whatever size they were to begin with. They're still Fir, of course, but not necessarily 2 and better.

You don't...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 11:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 423
Posted By cx
If by "shower pan" this time you're actually...

If by "shower pan" this time you're actually describing your top mortar bed, you can install that either before or after applying the RedGard to the shower walls. Just be sure not to apply the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-06-2022, 07:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 221
Posted By cx
Welcome, Jim. :) If that piece will, indeed,...

Welcome, Jim. :)

If that piece will, indeed, come off cleanly, I would use some clear epoxy glue to put it back in place. Something like JB Weld's 5 minute epoxy. You'll wanna press it very...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-06-2022, 12:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 136
Posted By cx
Welcome, Stew. :) Somewhat surprised your...

Welcome, Stew. :)

Somewhat surprised your engineer was happy with your ripping your joists, given that you now don't know what grade of lumber you're now working with. But if your unsupported...
Forum: The Mud Box 08-05-2022, 08:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,083
Posted By cx
Long walk to find only a single pair of owls,...

Long walk to find only a single pair of owls, seems to me, Joe. :)

I know the Barred Owls are spreading like wildfire, but I was not aware they were in your part of the country. This time of...
Forum: The Mud Box 08-05-2022, 03:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,083
Posted By cx
Your muzzle is lookin' a little white, there,...

Your muzzle is lookin' a little white, there, Joe. :)

Gotta tell us more about that owl.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-05-2022, 03:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,436
Posted By cx
So, you had to fly alla way home from Georgia to...

So, you had to fly alla way home from Georgia to work on your shower, Joe? :)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-04-2022, 04:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 108
Posted By cx
Moved from 12 year old general Imer thread. ...

Moved from 12 year old general Imer thread.

Is this the saw...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-04-2022, 01:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 289
Posted By cx
Welcome, Tylermarie. :) No. 35 years...

Welcome, Tylermarie. :)

No.

35 years and still can't read the product manufacturer's installation instructions?
Forum: The Mud Box 08-04-2022, 07:29 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,015
Posted By cx
Thanks, Goldstein. You may be the only living...

Thanks, Goldstein. You may be the only living civilian who remembers. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-03-2022, 07:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 147
Posted By cx
I'll hafta take issue a bit with Jim on those...

I'll hafta take issue a bit with Jim on those minimums, but not with the general tone of his recommendation.

The minimum thickness for a mortar bed over a wood framed subfloor is actually 3/4s of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-03-2022, 05:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 260
Posted By cx
Welcome, Brady. :) There is no ceramic tile...

Welcome, Brady. :)

There is no ceramic tile industry standard for shower pre-slope mix, because that pre-slope is part of your plumbing. The tile industry does require that you have the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-03-2022, 02:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 423
Posted By cx
1. I've never done a traditional receptor with...

1. I've never done a traditional receptor with metal studs, but the only option I could think if is to fur out the studs with strips of 1/4" plywood or similar above the waterproof liner area. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-03-2022, 02:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,310
Posted By cx
You really gotta be careful who's YouTube videos...

You really gotta be careful who's YouTube videos you watch, Jake. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-03-2022, 10:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 330
Posted By cx
Nominal 2x4 wood stud framing on 16" centers at...

Nominal 2x4 wood stud framing on 16" centers at 8-foot height will meet the wall deflection requirement (same deflection (L/360) requirement as floor framing, just different loading requirement) for...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-03-2022, 10:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 423
Posted By cx
Pierce, if you'll look in our Liberry under the...

Pierce, if you'll look in our Liberry under the Shower Construction thread, you'll find some information about making deck mud, or dry-pack. But that information will also be lacking in an exact...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-03-2022, 08:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 330
Posted By cx
Welcome, Brian. :) If you don't add that...

Welcome, Brian. :)

If you don't add that geographic location to your User Profile, the information will be lost before we leave this page and the information is frequently helpful.

When you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-02-2022, 03:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 290
Posted By cx
Again, a reason why it's important to have a...

Again, a reason why it's important to have a geographic location in your User Profile.They never want to see one, Hank! :) Your intent is exactly what I meant by honoring the joint, but a grout...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-02-2022, 09:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 290
Posted By cx
Welcome back, Hank. :) There's a place in...

Welcome back, Hank. :)

There's a place in your User Profile for that geographic location so it will appear in each post.

Not sure what I'm seeing in your photo. Is the black material the foam...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-01-2022, 09:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,310
Posted By cx
Jake, not sure exactly which Quikrete product you...

Jake, not sure exactly which Quikrete product you used, but I know the Quikrete Mason Mix (1136) is a Type S will work for building your curb. The Mortar Mix (1102) will also work, but it's a Type...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-01-2022, 12:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 579
Posted By cx
If you're using the Kerdi as part of the system,...

If you're using the Kerdi as part of the system, Mike, you can use plain gypsum drywall on your walls in lieu of the Durock if you want.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-01-2022, 10:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 579
Posted By cx
The Kerdi membrane is part of a shower system,...

The Kerdi membrane is part of a shower system, Mike, and includes covering the entire wet area, including the walls. If you elect to use it only for the receptor and then use some other product to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-01-2022, 10:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 423
Posted By cx
You want to do your pre-slope now, then your...

You want to do your pre-slope now, then your waterproof liner, Then install your wallboard, then lath and mortar your curb.

My opinion; worth price charged.
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