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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:48 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,384
Posted By cx
Roofing felt is fine. Over concrete you...

Roofing felt is fine. Over concrete you customarily eliminate the membrane and lath and bond the deck mud to the concrete with a slurry of pure Portland cement or thinset mortar.

There is an...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 179
Posted By cx
Looks like you're not done framing. You're...

Looks like you're not done framing. You're planning a door on this shower?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:51 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,363
Posted By cx
You do not need the green jacks. You need to...

You do not need the green jacks. You need to keep the top of the center stud that you're carving out for your niche as a jack.

My opinion; worth price charged.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 08:55 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,363
Posted By cx
Not really sure I understand the plan, but if...

Not really sure I understand the plan, but if you're putting a kind stud near the existing electric box, seems that all you'd need to do is notch the top of the stud to accommodate the wire. Appears...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 08:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 179
Posted By cx
Eric, it'll help if you'll keep all your project...

Eric, 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.

Lot of questions with not much...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 07:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 609
Posted By cx
In a ceramic tile application the cement board...

In a ceramic tile application the cement board would be covered with a direct bonded waterproofing membrane, Jay. Would not be much affected by the freeze/thaw cycles.

This is the product...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 03:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 203
Posted By cx
I dunno what folks do, Matt, but I'd want to put...

I dunno what folks do, Matt, but I'd want to put some backer rod or SilSeal in the perimeter joint to protect it, or even some bond-breaker tape over it or maybe flexible sealant. And I'd hold the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 12:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 494
Posted By cx
The problem with doing that with very narrow...

The problem with doing that with very narrow boards is that it's difficult to properly seal the fastener holes after the ledger is removed. I like to use rips of plywood (or similar) that are 4 or 5...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 12:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 59
Posted By cx
Welcome, Tony. :) Without some photos I'm at...

Welcome, Tony. :)

Without some photos I'm at a loss as to what it is you're trying to do.

This is a natural stone or a manufactured stone product?

If this product is to be installed...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-24-2021, 11:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 117
Posted By cx
Actually, I'm not sure that's the case,...

Actually, I'm not sure that's the case, Christopher. :)

There is certainly no doubt that the 317/333 mortar will bond to the plywood just fine. Something would be destroyed in removing the tile...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-24-2021, 07:59 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,363
Posted By cx
1. Unlikely you need 2x12 header for a 32" span,...

1. Unlikely you need 2x12 header for a 32" span, but it won't hurt.

2. Hafta see what's loading that area of your wall to make a serious recommendation, but it's always a good idea to support...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-24-2021, 07:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 494
Posted By cx
Welcome, Greg. :) Are those ledger boards...

Welcome, Greg. :)

Are those ledger boards fastened to the walls with mechanical fasteners?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-24-2021, 04:50 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 17,324
Posted By cx
I would actually rather see you use the CMUs than...

I would actually rather see you use the CMUs than a formed concrete curb, Phillip, but it's entirely up to you. There is no industry specification for curb material known to me, only that it be...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-24-2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 445
Posted By cx
Welcome, John (BathroomHardware) :) Not sure...

Welcome, John (BathroomHardware) :)

Not sure why you believe your words were "twisted" as you've never posted on our forums before. And from your geographic location, it wouldn't appear you were...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-24-2021, 09:35 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 17,324
Posted By cx
If by cement you actually mean concrete, Phillip,...

If by cement you actually mean concrete, Phillip, I see a couple downsides. First, bit of a Pita to form up properly as compared to other methods. Second, likely to have some cracking unless you're...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-23-2021, 08:57 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,202
Posted By cx
Nick, I'm not understanding how you've dropped...

Nick, I'm not understanding how you've dropped your subfloor two inches, as indicated on your photo, simply by removing a section and lowering that section to the level of the joist tops. What am I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-23-2021, 04:59 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,202
Posted By cx
Nick, with your reduced between-joist span, a...

Nick, with your reduced between-joist span, a single layer of nominal 3/4" plywood is not at all unreasonable and is well within the guidelines of all known tile substrate manufacturers. I might...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-23-2021, 12:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 279
Posted By cx
Your joist deflection has nothing at all to do...

Your joist deflection has nothing at all to do with the rigidity of your subfloor, Cliff. Two separate and distinct issues. The added half-inch subfloor is to reduce the between-joist deflection...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 02-23-2021, 10:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 109
Posted By cx
I think the GlazeGuard...

I think the GlazeGuard (https://www.covertecproducts.com/product/glazeguard-ceramic-porcelain-tile-sealer-h-gloss-finish/) product Dave is considering is not a penetrating sealer or enhancer, but a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-23-2021, 10:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 279
Posted By cx
4. There is misunderstanding there. The only...

4. There is misunderstanding there. The only negative about OSB in tile work is bonding to it. Perfectly acceptable to install a mortar bed over it with a cleavage membrane and expanded metal...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-22-2021, 10:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 366
Posted By cx
None at all for me, Emily. I won't really do...

None at all for me, Emily. I won't really do anything positive in that application and it can be a net negative with the reduction of ability for water vapor to pass through.

My opinion; worth...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-22-2021, 10:52 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,202
Posted By cx
Were it mine, I'd return the entire order to...

Were it mine, I'd return the entire order to Homer. If Homer says he can get you replacement tiles of the same lot as your 16 good boxes and you've time to wait and return the whole thing later when...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-22-2021, 09:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 366
Posted By cx
Emily, please keep all your project questions on...

Emily, please 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. Matters not how divergent your individual questions...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-22-2021, 06:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,901
Posted By cx
Usually the best bet, Chris, and with the...

Usually the best bet, Chris, and with the availability of color-matched 100 percent silicone available today in satin and sanded finish, it's not the aesthetic problem it once was.

There will...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-22-2021, 05:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,901
Posted By cx
Chris, the ceramic tile industry standards call...

Chris, the ceramic tile industry standards call for the use of a flexible sealant in the tile joint anywhere the backing material makes a change in plane. You wanna do yours differently, that's...
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