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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 05:21 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By ss3964spd
I really have comparatively little experience...

I really have comparatively little experience with mortar mixing, Jim, but I feel like if it hasn't become smooth and creamy/soft by the end if the initial mix/slake/final mix process it probably...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 05:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,197
Posted By ss3964spd
I suppose you can paint over Kerdi band, but the...

I suppose you can paint over Kerdi band, but the resulting texture isn't likely to be to your, well, liking. You could probably cover it in drywall compound, prime it, then paint it, but I think it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 04:51 PM
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Views: 92
Posted By ss3964spd
The marine grade ply won't hurt anything in this...

The marine grade ply won't hurt anything in this application, Heidi, but wasn't necessary. And I wouldn't be concerned about the mortar between the ply and the Hardie, for the mortar's primary...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 04:08 PM
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Views: 1,197
Posted By ss3964spd
Sean, 1) The 2.5" of band pass the glass...

Sean,

1) The 2.5" of band pass the glass will be fine, but if you do not extend the tile over the band, how would you finish the band? As well, if the tile stops at the edge of the glass there...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 03:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 92
Posted By ss3964spd
Welcome, Heidi, Mortar does have a "pot"...

Welcome, Heidi,

Mortar does have a "pot" life, or working time; the time from when it is first mixed to when it becomes too stiff and dry (it is actually curing in the bucket) to be useable. Some...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 03:13 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,781
Posted By ss3964spd
I'd probably want to split the difference as in...

I'd probably want to split the difference as in photo #2. Are the gaps along both mitered edges consistent?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 11:58 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,580
Posted By ss3964spd
FWIW, Mike, I grouted all the joints in the 3...

FWIW, Mike, I grouted all the joints in the 3 niches I have installed. The first was done back in 2007 ish. 2nd was back in Oct 2019, and 3rd was recently. No cracks in the grout in any of them.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 07:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,254
Posted By ss3964spd
Marc, what I trying to convey was if you centered...

Marc, what I trying to convey was if you centered the layout on the hood would doing so then throw it off at the window, so which is more important visually? As I now read centering on the hood is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 08:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,254
Posted By ss3964spd
No concern with centering the pattern on the...

No concern with centering the pattern on the window also, Marc?

You could always just put something decorative on the counter in that left corner.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-23-2022, 09:54 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,580
Posted By ss3964spd
Whatever works, 'eh Mike? I'm so consumed with...

Whatever works, 'eh Mike? I'm so consumed with working neatly that when setting large tile format tile I don't comb the mortar onto the wall, I comb it onto the back of each tile, one atta time. Is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-23-2022, 09:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 894
Posted By ss3964spd
Making good progress, Turby. It is highly...

Making good progress, Turby.

It is highly unlikely those two wood framed enclosure walls are load bearing. For them to be there would be headers above the openings (which you'd find once the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-23-2022, 08:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By ss3964spd
Given the 2" wide flat perimeter, it seems to me...

Given the 2" wide flat perimeter, it seems to me that even if you sloped the tile with mortar water will get through the tile and grout, soak into the mortar, and possibly just sit on that little...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-23-2022, 08:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 307
Posted By ss3964spd
Me thinks you'd need to spread it like ya mean...

Me thinks you'd need to spread it like ya mean it, Christopher. IOW, as though you're actually grouting, including smooshing it into joints. You might consider taking two of you tiles, adhering them...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-22-2022, 01:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 307
Posted By ss3964spd
Regardless of the quality of the glass the only...

Regardless of the quality of the glass the only sure fired way to see if the grout will scratch it is to test it on a sample piece.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-22-2022, 01:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 153
Posted By ss3964spd
To be fair, Justin, they all need cleaning to...

To be fair, Justin, they all need cleaning to some extent every now and then.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-22-2022, 12:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 153
Posted By ss3964spd
Ew. :D Agreed though, just not a good design.

Ew. :D

Agreed though, just not a good design.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-21-2022, 12:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,535
Posted By ss3964spd
I wouldn't, and didn't, Tom. I caulked all the...

I wouldn't, and didn't, Tom. I caulked all the changes of plane except in the niche.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-21-2022, 12:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 191
Posted By ss3964spd
Making smaller batches from a full unit of...

Making smaller batches from a full unit of Spectralock Pro Premium epoxy will require the ability to determine the ratios, careful measuring, and some small, sealable containers. Not something I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-21-2022, 11:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 307
Posted By ss3964spd
Welcome, Christopher, I have some limited...

Welcome, Christopher,

I have some limited experience with CQ, and with Spectralock 1. IMO both will be fine for your application, except if the glass is frosted. No matter how hard I tried I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-21-2022, 09:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 714
Posted By ss3964spd
I think the Dilex is just going to be less...

I think the Dilex is just going to be less forgiving Scott. It is going to need to be installed very plumb, the tile cuts will need to be straight and the correct length to achieve a uniform grout...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-21-2022, 07:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 191
Posted By ss3964spd
Remember, too, Gordon, that Spectralock Premium...

Remember, too, Gordon, that Spectralock Premium Pro is available in two "sizes", a full unit and a "mini". I believe the part C for the mini's weighs around 2 pounds.

Regardless, as James says you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-20-2022, 09:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 312
Posted By ss3964spd
Vincent, I don't think I've read a single thread...

Vincent, I don't think I've read a single thread in this forum over the years that talked about a Ditra Heat failure. Mine has been up and running for over three years, starting on its 4th, and has...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-20-2022, 09:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 714
Posted By ss3964spd
Given your floor structure, Scott, a mortar pan...

Given your floor structure, Scott, a mortar pan will be pretty tough to pull off while keeping the main floor height gain in check. The mortar thickness at the drain body would need to be as thick as...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-20-2022, 08:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 166
Posted By ss3964spd
Some photos would be helpful, for me anyway, you...

Some photos would be helpful, for me anyway, you can upload them from your computer using the paper clip icon above, or the "Manage Attachments" box below.

Nevertheless, you'd want to remove the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-18-2022, 09:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 744
Posted By ss3964spd
Rodney, the caption in one photo indicates that...

Rodney, the caption in one photo indicates that while showering water on the floor is well away from area in question, and another caption says there is seldom any water near the area in question. Is...
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