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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 10:28 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By cx
The reason for the half-inch plywood is to...

The reason for the half-inch plywood is to isolate the tile substrate and tile installation from the inherent movement in the sawn board subflooring. No manufacturer of tile substrate products will...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 10:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 182
Posted By cx
A geographic location in your User Profile is...

A geographic location in your User Profile is frequently helpful in answering some types of questions, Stephanie.

Most (all?) manufacturers of ceramic tile installation products are going to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 05:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 64
Posted By cx
Welcome, Chris. :)You understand that the minimum...

Welcome, Chris. :)You understand that the minimum requirement is that you add a minimum of nominal 1/2" exterior glue plywood with no face of grade lower than C and then an appropriate tiling...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 11:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 300
Posted By cx
Please keep all the project questions on this...

Please keep all the project questions on this thread, Jim.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 11:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 480
Posted By cx
Antonio, KerdiBand actually measures about 16...

Antonio, KerdiBand actually measures about 16 mils thick. That's far, far less than 5/32nds of an inch.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 04:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,002
Posted By cx
It always troubles me to see folks do such a nice...

It always troubles me to see folks do such a nice job of tiling a shower floor when there is still much work to do on the walls and ceilings. You're gonna need to provide a lot of protection for...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 04:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 423
Posted By cx
Mark, have you downloaded the Kerdi Shower...

Mark, have you downloaded the Kerdi Shower Installation Handbook from the Schluter website? If not, please do yourself a big favor and download that and read it all so you have a better idea of the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 02:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 423
Posted By cx
Mark, you're using the wrong stuff. Stop! ...

Mark, you're using the wrong stuff. Stop!

The "mortar" used to create the sloped floor in the shower is not thinset mortar. Thinset mortar is used for bonding tile to the substrate or bonding...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 12:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,052
Posted By cx
Adam, you can scrape the grout out of those...

Adam, you can scrape the grout out of those joints as you clean the grout on the rest of the tile surfaces. Or you can try the Admiral's method if you like. She may be onto something, but I wonder...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 11:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 276
Posted By cx
You posted it as a new thread, Danno, I merged it...

You posted it as a new thread, Danno, I merged it with your project thread for continuity.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 11:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 433
Posted By cx
Chris, I'm sure you're gonna find a disclaimer...

Chris, I'm sure you're gonna find a disclaimer somewhere in Schluter's published literature somewhere for those shelves saying they are not intended for use as hand-holds or similar supports.
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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 276
Posted By cx
Danno, it'll help if you'll keep all your project...

Danno, it'll help if you'll keep all your project questions on one thread so folks can see what you're working on and what's been previously asked and answered. A moderator can give the thread a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 90
Posted By cx
Welcome back, Mark. :) 1. Any of those...

Welcome back, Mark. :)

1. Any of those would be acceptable. I would choose b.

2. Don't understand. Why would you want something other than the 5/8ths" drywall ceiling?

3. The double...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,428
Posted By cx
1. So long as the original joist has a...

1. So long as the original joist has a sufficient footprint on the load bearing supports, you can add the sister joist with no contact on the supports at all. If you are somehow able to exceed the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-24-2020, 06:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 423
Posted By cx
Mark, I can't read the photo you posted, but the...

Mark, I can't read the photo you posted, but the title does say it's for a barrier-free shower construction, which you are not building.

Schluter Kerdi is a direct bonded waterproofing membrane...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-24-2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,428
Posted By cx
Jim, the drilled hole is acceptable. The notch...

Jim, the drilled hole is acceptable. The notch in the center of a joist is never acceptable. The grade of the joist is clearly poor. Can you find a grade stamp on any of the joists?

'Fraid I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-24-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 207
Posted By cx
That should work, Kyle. I know I've been...

That should work, Kyle.

I know I've been called many things by members of this site, but celebrity is not one of them. :D

I would apply the wall membrane before the final mud bed just to keep...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-24-2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 207
Posted By cx
Welcome, Kyle. :) I trust you're planning...

Welcome, Kyle. :)

I trust you're planning the liquid-applied direct bonded waterproofing membrane only for your walls, right?

If so, I'd recommend applying that before you place the final mud...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-23-2020, 11:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 154
Posted By cx
Welcome, Ron. :) If you don't add that...

Welcome, Ron. :)

If you don't add that geographic location to your User Profile it'll be lost before we leave this page.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-23-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 353
Posted By cx
Don't worry about that guy, Peter, he's just a...

Don't worry about that guy, Peter, he's just a grumpy old fart and don't nobody pay no attention to him, anyway.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-23-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 353
Posted By cx
Yes. I'd first wanna know why the floor is so...

Yes. I'd first wanna know why the floor is so low in that area, though.

(How's that for a non-political response, Peter?):D
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-23-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 250
Posted By cx
Yes, it's typical to simply stub up a bare riser...

Yes, it's typical to simply stub up a bare riser pipe with no trap in a leave-out box when roughing-in for a poured concrete foundation slab.

Rigorous testing for code compliance inspectors? ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-23-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 423
Posted By cx
If you're talking about your shower curb, Mark,...

If you're talking about your shower curb, Mark, you should build that directly on the concrete floor and work around it with your Ditra outside the shower.

My opinion; worth price charged.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-23-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,232
Posted By cx
Nick, check the instructions for the membrane...

Nick, check the instructions for the membrane you're using. Every manufacturer of such products, with the exception of Schluter, requires the use of a modified thinset mortar, meeting ANSI A118.4)...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-22-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 353
Posted By cx
I'm sure there is a preferred backer board. ...

I'm sure there is a preferred backer board. There is always a preferred backerboard. Which backer board is preferred depends entirely upon the preferrer. If you prefer Hardiebacker, that is,...
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