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Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-05-2022, 12:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,215
Posted By Dan Marvin
Well, you've all teed it up nicely for me to jump...

Well, you've all teed it up nicely for me to jump in and get my ears pinned back but what to heck, I'll give it a go.

I was an early objector to uncoupling as a concept. I was convinced that it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-22-2022, 07:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 509
Posted By Dan Marvin
Seems like you've gotten some good advice on...

Seems like you've gotten some good advice on using our DITRA-XL for this purprose. I'll also mention that we make a variety of transition pieces...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-22-2022, 07:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 626
Posted By Dan Marvin
DITRA-HEAT is one of our biggest sellers and we...

DITRA-HEAT is one of our biggest sellers and we are usually able to troubleshoot any issues that arise. We have dedicated technical people who can either walk you through it or, when necessary in...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-22-2022, 07:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 690
Posted By Dan Marvin
I don't really have a horse in this race now but...

I don't really have a horse in this race now but back when I was at MAPEI, we tested Flexcolor CQ extensively with glass tiles and it was a clear winner over everything that was out there at the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-03-2022, 06:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 382
Posted By Dan Marvin
BWA is suitable for that application. As Jim and...

BWA is suitable for that application. As Jim and Kevin point out, there are other options that are also suitable but there's no technical reason not to use what you already purchased. Thanks for...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-02-2022, 11:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 601
Posted By Dan Marvin
A bigger grout joint gives your installer more...

A bigger grout joint gives your installer more leeway to hide any size variation from the tile itself. I would vote for the 1/8" grout joint.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-21-2022, 07:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By Dan Marvin
I was just passing along the info, not sitting in...

I was just passing along the info, not sitting in judgement of Flexbond. We know what's in All-Set and have tested it extensively with our products. Can't say the same about our competitor's...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-20-2022, 11:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By Dan Marvin
CX is on point with his recommendation as always....

CX is on point with his recommendation as always. The nail holes won't really be an issue, the Ditra XL should be fine for what you're looking to do. Follow D W19-T-22 on page 5 in the Ditra...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-20-2022, 09:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 517
Posted By Dan Marvin
I'm officially sanctioning removing the hardwood....

I'm officially sanctioning removing the hardwood. I'm offering an 'if you simply can't remove it, here's what you can try but no guarantees' to the added layer of plywood, lots of fasteners, a layer...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-20-2022, 09:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 517
Posted By Dan Marvin
I ran it by technical service and they don't...

I ran it by technical service and they don't recommend using Ditra directly over hardwood. Ideally you should remove the hardwood. If that is not doable, you can install 1/2" plywood or OSB over it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-20-2022, 08:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 601
Posted By Dan Marvin
It's possible Daltile has their own...

It's possible Daltile has their own recommendation but the industry recommendation only applies to tiles with one side larger than 15" (what we consider to be a large format tile). Since these are...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-20-2022, 07:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 361
Posted By Dan Marvin
There are some special considerations when using...

There are some special considerations when using pebbles over our foam shower kits. This whole manual is useful but page 27 has some specifics on mosaics and pieces less than 2"x2":...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-18-2022, 10:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 518
Posted By Dan Marvin
I'm sure we can work with you to find a way to...

I'm sure we can work with you to find a way to make Ditra-heat work. I know my wife loves our heated shower floor but only you can decide how much effort you want to commit to making. Please...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-12-2022, 06:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 834
Posted By Dan Marvin
Where the Kerdi-band stops is where your...

Where the Kerdi-band stops is where your waterproofing stops. You would have to treat that outside corner (and the floor below it) as part of the shower with Kerdi or Kerdiboard to truly keep the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-11-2022, 06:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,882
Posted By Dan Marvin
Sorry about that, I fixed the link in the...

Sorry about that, I fixed the link in the previous post so others wouldn't have that issue. There are lots of Youtube videos on our channel (https://www.youtube.com/c/schlutersystems1) as well.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-11-2022, 03:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,882
Posted By Dan Marvin
Thanks for choosing Schluter products for your...

Thanks for choosing Schluter products for your project, it seems like you've done a lot of the pre-planning. Installing the glass is always a bit tricky since you want to do it in a way that doesn't...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-11-2022, 12:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 525
Posted By Dan Marvin
I wasn't familiar with Trugard but after doing...

I wasn't familiar with Trugard but after doing some research it seems like it's intended to be a knock-off of our Kerdi membrane. I'm 100% sure it's not designed to be set with joint compound. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-11-2022, 12:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 887
Posted By Dan Marvin
Yes, extending the waterproofing 2" past the...

Yes, extending the waterproofing 2" past the corner keeps the waterproofing continuous. We do make pre-formed corner pieces for this. There is lots of illustrated information in our shower...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-11-2022, 07:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 887
Posted By Dan Marvin
It's hard to troubleshoot from a picture but here...

It's hard to troubleshoot from a picture but here are some potential issues we see:

It looks like there isn't the required 2" overlap of the Kerdi at your curb and potentially other areas as well....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-11-2022, 06:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 990
Posted By Dan Marvin
A couple of thoughts as I look at your picture. ...

A couple of thoughts as I look at your picture. Grout pigment can settle in the bag during shipment. That's not a big issue if you're mixing the whole bag all at once but is if you do small batches....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-11-2022, 06:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 391
Posted By Dan Marvin
Primer before tiling for gypsum-board substrates...

Primer before tiling for gypsum-board substrates has more to do with the joint compound than the board itself. Gypsum (joint compound) and cement (mortar) don't play nicely together. They form...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-11-2022, 06:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 650
Posted By Dan Marvin
Hi Scott, there's a lot to unpack here. I'd like...

Hi Scott, there's a lot to unpack here. I'd like to put you in touch with your local Schluter rep, can you send me a private message with your contact information and location? In the meantime,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-06-2022, 12:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 565
Posted By Dan Marvin
John, I ran your comments by Mary Yocum who...

John, I ran your comments by Mary Yocum who covers California for us and she sent me some of the back and forth on it so I can understand the issue better. She did forward me information from the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-06-2022, 07:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By Dan Marvin
Good morning Dan, The easy answer is that...

Good morning Dan,

The easy answer is that yes, Ditra is designed to trap moisture under the mat and can be used for this application with some caveats. To make sure the moisture stays below the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-04-2022, 09:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 591
Posted By Dan Marvin
We do also make a pre-made curb that is solid so...

We do also make a pre-made curb that is solid so you don't have to do any fabrication:...
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