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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 08:17 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By ss3964spd
Troy, since your combination of materials and...

Troy, since your combination of materials and installations strays from Schulters recommendations for their products, thus precluding any possible warranty claim you might bring, you honestly have...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 08:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,436
Posted By ss3964spd
Looking great, Joe, and yup - the electronic...

Looking great, Joe, and yup - the electronic shower valves are surprisingly cool.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 07:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 163
Posted By ss3964spd
I dunno, Stewart, that space looks really narrow...

I dunno, Stewart, that space looks really narrow from here. I believe the IRC (International Residential Code) says minimum for a walk-in shower stall is 30X30 inches so you'd need to ensure you've...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-31-2022, 08:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 331
Posted By ss3964spd
I've been mixing up numerous small batches of VB...

I've been mixing up numerous small batches of VB for my current bathroom remodel, Tom, and have not had an issue with it being sandy. Be certain you are using the correct amount of water (as...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-28-2022, 02:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,948
Posted By ss3964spd
Agree with John, though I've torn out far, far...

Agree with John, though I've torn out far, far fewer showers than he has. But of the 3 I have demo'd not one had any water damage way up there.

You could install the finish arms before tiling. Cap...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-28-2022, 02:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 703
Posted By ss3964spd
You'll want to grout first, John, then caulk. ...

You'll want to grout first, John, then caulk.

If you end up with some grout where you don't want it, just let it set up for a couple of hours then use the corner of a putty knife to rake it out.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-28-2022, 07:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,948
Posted By ss3964spd
You mean the Kerdi pipe seals, Tom? Since...

You mean the Kerdi pipe seals, Tom?

Since the Kerdi pipe seals will hide the arm to drop ell connection the only thing you can do to leak test the connection, unless you have access from the back,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-27-2022, 07:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 269
Posted By ss3964spd
Nina Marie, the fellow suggesting piers and...

Nina Marie, the fellow suggesting piers and columns and headers is saying basically the same thing as PC mentioned above regarding adding a support wall. Both will reduce the joist span. The...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-26-2022, 08:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 703
Posted By ss3964spd
John, I don't think switching to a smaller float...

John, I don't think switching to a smaller float is really going to help much. You might need to "tool" the grout for those uneven (lippage) tiles with your finger. You can let the grout set up...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-26-2022, 08:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 402
Posted By ss3964spd
Jay, in your first post, second photo; is that a...

Jay, in your first post, second photo; is that a piece of caulk laying there or is it grout? And the crack in the corner - were the inside corners caulked or grouted?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-25-2022, 06:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 361
Posted By ss3964spd
New project, new fun. ;) Nipple length for...

New project, new fun. ;)

Nipple length for those wall hose connections are not typical, John, I found them to be all over the place. But the rule of thumb is the lower the profile the less wiggle...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-25-2022, 06:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 581
Posted By ss3964spd
I'd replace those studs, Mike. Doing so will...

I'd replace those studs, Mike. Doing so will allow you to make certain they are plumb and square - two thing you want when tiling. You'll also be able to easily replace all the rotten/compromised...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-24-2022, 09:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 344
Posted By ss3964spd
"If damaged then I guess I have to remove the...

"If damaged then I guess I have to remove the shower floor, water proofing membrane/board and remove the first row of tiles from the wall to redo it?"

In a nutshell, yes. How easy, or difficult...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-24-2022, 09:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 581
Posted By ss3964spd
I'm with Mrs. Mike, Mike; commandeer that closet...

I'm with Mrs. Mike, Mike; commandeer that closet for the shower. However, if you do so you might consider also relocating the drain so that it is more centered in the shower. Doing so mean chipping...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-24-2022, 09:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By ss3964spd
I don't think you're going to have much luck with...

I don't think you're going to have much luck with any type of screws holding in that plaster, Peter. I also don't think you're going to have much luck with an anchor, given how much torque it takes...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-24-2022, 09:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 344
Posted By ss3964spd
Probably needless to say, Ashish, wet or dry...

Probably needless to say, Ashish, wet or dry there should be no movement, and cracked tile and grout certainly suggests there is. While the waterproofing layer may not have been compromised,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-24-2022, 09:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 581
Posted By ss3964spd
Welcome, Mike, Yeah, you are correct and...

Welcome, Mike,

Yeah, you are correct and your "plumbers" are not. There should be a pre-slope under the liner, even in Florida. Further, if water was seeping out then the liner itself was leaking....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-24-2022, 08:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 344
Posted By ss3964spd
I dunno. If you can feel a "give" in the floor...

I dunno. If you can feel a "give" in the floor and water is pushed up through the grout and cracks in the tile, I feel like the tile is no longer bonded to (whatever is) the sub straight below it. It...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-24-2022, 08:20 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,404
Posted By ss3964spd
Lotsa work, Mike, but looking good. Nice touch...

Lotsa work, Mike, but looking good. Nice touch leaving the toilet paper holder in place. :D
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-22-2022, 08:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 367
Posted By ss3964spd
I presume your Wedi board shower floor has slope...

I presume your Wedi board shower floor has slope to it, Michael, and isn't just Wedi's flat panels.

I'm also confused about the drain you intend to use, concerned about its compatibility with the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-20-2022, 07:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 347
Posted By ss3964spd
Welcome, Dave, lots going on there. You are...

Welcome, Dave, lots going on there.

You are right, the surface of the current shower floor isn't going to be easy to tile over. Those small tiles are going to follow every lump and bump on that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-14-2022, 07:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 412
Posted By ss3964spd
Welcome, Steve, Before diving into this too...

Welcome, Steve,

Before diving into this too deeply I'd like to see a floor plan drawing of the space with dimensions, including that of the proposed shower foot print. Do you intend to construct...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-14-2022, 07:20 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,472
Posted By ss3964spd
Well done, Andrea, we're looking forward to the...

Well done, Andrea, we're looking forward to the photos!
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-10-2022, 08:12 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,258
Posted By ss3964spd
I've never done a full mud bed, Greg, only some...

I've never done a full mud bed, Greg, only some small corner benches. But have read a lot of posts here about them so I'll take a swing.

1) The 4:1 can be a little hard to work with. Just read a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-09-2022, 09:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 395
Posted By ss3964spd
You sure the pink isn't just paint, Owen? ...

You sure the pink isn't just paint, Owen?

While you contemplate patching, you might take this opportunity to remove a section of drywall around those switches and outlets back behind the dish rack...
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