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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-20-2017, 05:00 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 36,995
Posted By cpad007
Looks good, Jeff! I think you're doing just...

Looks good, Jeff! I think you're doing just fine.

My tile guy just embedded the "fat plug thingy" and set something heavy on it to keep it down while the burn in cured. He didn't dig into the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-14-2017, 04:30 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 36,995
Posted By cpad007
FWIW, my tiler (who tiled two bathrooms for me...

FWIW, my tiler (who tiled two bathrooms for me using The Orange) prefers to burn the Ditra (fancy term for prefilling the indentions, knobs, whatever you call them) and then tile over that the next...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-14-2017, 04:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,140
Posted By cpad007
Looks good, Jim! I used Quadec around my...

Looks good, Jim!

I used Quadec around my vinyl window with much larger tiles (8x12) for our alcove tub. It is a bit more forgiving to be off a few 1/8ths with a larger tile versus a smaller tile.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-06-2017, 06:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,437
Posted By cpad007
Where you at, Pam? Are you in a high humidity...

Where you at, Pam? Are you in a high humidity part of the country?

Offhand, I wouldn't think the floor warming would cause the issue you are facing as it is relatively isolated from the joist bay...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-31-2017, 04:12 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,936
Posted By cpad007
I'd be tempted to put screws into every plank...

I'd be tempted to put screws into every plank whether your find them to be bouncy/squeaky or solid as a rock. And you don't need to removed the planks except to fix or repair any bad ones you might...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-31-2017, 03:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,469
Posted By cpad007
Good point on the low-voltage and high-voltage...

Good point on the low-voltage and high-voltage wiring in the same conduit. I'll yank the temp sensors out of the conduit.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-31-2017, 12:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,469
Posted By cpad007
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpeC1ABEt9Q ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpeC1ABEt9Q

Push ahead to the :25 mark. It is interesting that they did not put the temperature sensor cables inside the conduit with the heating cable. I can...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-31-2017, 11:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,453
Posted By cpad007
I bought all my Schluter stuff online...no issues...

I bought all my Schluter stuff online...no issues from anyone anywhere. Just good solid service and genuine products. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-31-2017, 11:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,469
Posted By cpad007
Well, FWIW, I tied the heating cable shield to...

Well, FWIW, I tied the heating cable shield to the bare copper wire. It won't make a diddley of difference since the thermostat itself has no ground connection but it felt strange just to let the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-29-2017, 03:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,469
Posted By cpad007
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ur2qaLJT7HQ ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ur2qaLJT7HQ

I see on this one that they do tie the braid to the bare copper wire. Works. Makes sense.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-29-2017, 03:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,140
Posted By cpad007
Just use plain old regular white 1/2" drywall. I...

Just use plain old regular white 1/2" drywall. I have a vinyl window in my tub alcove and that is what I did. Wrap the Kerdi around it and seal the Kerdi-edge to window (in my case vinyl, in yours,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-29-2017, 10:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,469
Posted By cpad007
I thought I'd piggyback on this thread as I...

I thought I'd piggyback on this thread as I didn't really find a more appropriate one.

What are folks doing with the braid/shield wire of the heating cable?

I'm finding no mention in the manual...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-06-2017, 12:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,051
Posted By cpad007
Good idea, Davy. I was kinda wondering how to...

Good idea, Davy. I was kinda wondering how to keep the mud from MOOSHING all over the place (down the drain hole and out the front of the tub apron, etc.) and thought maybe to screw down a wooden...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-04-2017, 12:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,437
Posted By cpad007
Running the wire through the Ditra-Heat 'studs'...

Running the wire through the Ditra-Heat 'studs' (Schluter's name for the little knobs built into the Ditra-Heat mats) is a piece of cake and if you need to redo it 3 times (and you will!! LOL!), it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-04-2017, 12:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,051
Posted By cpad007
Thanks, CX. I'll use your moosh-able advice...

Thanks, CX.

I'll use your moosh-able advice and go with the mortar/mason mix and maybe I'll do the next guy a solid (could be ME!) and add the saran wrap to the top of the mix to facilitate future...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-04-2017, 11:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,051
Posted By cpad007
Deck mud to level/support tub?

I'm planning to use Mapei's 4 to 1 as a bedding mixture to embed/support my acrylic American Standard tub (click to see it...
Forum: The Mud Box 07-26-2016, 01:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,051
Posted By cpad007
In our vaulted ceiling area, we simply centered...

In our vaulted ceiling area, we simply centered them on the ceiling because that is what the wife thought looked best. :)

Before we settled on the size of the skylight, I made cardboard cutouts...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-15-2016, 03:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,404
Posted By cpad007
Ah, you have access from below! Bonus points...

Ah, you have access from below! Bonus points there.

You can over-engineer the bejeezus out if it if you like but I'd just provide a solid nailing surface for the new board.

BTW, that board...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-15-2016, 11:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,404
Posted By cpad007
You can fix the ones that you have full access to...

You can fix the ones that you have full access to going from joist to joist.

If you pull that split one up from a joist closest to the wall (or where it is not split) to another joist closest to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-12-2016, 07:44 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 39,606
Posted By cpad007
Hi Dave, The dark grey tile is Pietra Del...

Hi Dave,

The dark grey tile is Pietra Del Nord, Delaware. Google it.

We used both matte (flat) and polished (glossy) sheens.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-11-2016, 11:25 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 12,177
Posted By cpad007
For (1-4), I dunno the precise differences...

For (1-4), I dunno the precise differences between the two but a quick call to SS ought to clear it up for you along with several of your questions.

As to why I didn't use it, my wife didn't like...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-11-2016, 11:06 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 39,606
Posted By cpad007
Thanks for the kudos! Yeah, lemme know if...

Thanks for the kudos!

Yeah, lemme know if you need any Orange help. :goodluck:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-07-2016, 05:43 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 12,177
Posted By cpad007
Chris, It might be worth a few minutes...

Chris,

It might be worth a few minutes scrolling through my project as I did a lot of what you're doing. Have a click/gander below. Feel free to revive it with questions or PM me or send smoke...
Forum: The Mud Box 07-07-2016, 02:55 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,933
Posted By cpad007
187421 Meet Zeus, an Australian Shepherd...

187421

Meet Zeus, an Australian Shepherd (Red Tri coloring).
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-07-2016, 02:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,340
Posted By cpad007
I assume the first floor is SOG (Slab On Grade)? ...

I assume the first floor is SOG (Slab On Grade)? In other words, you don't have a basement. In South Florida, I don't think anyone has a basement.

We are trying to figure out what kind of...
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