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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 10:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 916
Posted By cx
Lenny, the Laticrete mortar is fine for...

Lenny, the Laticrete mortar is fine for installing the Ditra over the wood subfloor. You might wanna visit the Ditra website and review the installation instructions. For bonding anything to a wood...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 10:28 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,784
Posted By cx
Carl, if you're looking to hire a tile contractor...

Carl, if you're looking to hire a tile contractor here, start a thread in the Professionals' Hangout with the request and location in the title. Include a link to this thread in the body of the post...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 07:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 36
Posted By cx
Tile industry standards indicate that "standard"...

Tile industry standards indicate that "standard" sanded cementitious grouts "are meant for joints of 1/8 in. width or greater," while un-sanded cementitious grouts "are meant for joints of 1/8 in....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 97
Posted By cx
Welcome, Tom. :) I think you should re-check...

Welcome, Tom. :)

I think you should re-check your local code concerning that shower drain. Best I've been able to determine the 2-inch drain is required only if you have much more water entering...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 90
Posted By cx
Welcome, Jeffrey. :) Up to you. The tile...

Welcome, Jeffrey. :)

Up to you. The tile industry standard calls for a minimum of 95 percent coverage on the back of each tile in a wet area. How you get that coverage is up to you, but it is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 08:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 365
Posted By cx
Go to the kitchen, Henry, get your bread knife,...

Go to the kitchen, Henry, get your bread knife, cut your Kerdiboard. Do not tell your mom.

Table saw works well on the foam boards. Just the regular wood trim blade that is the usual resident...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 08:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 332
Posted By cx
Andy, CD grade plywood permits of a great many,...

Andy, CD grade plywood permits of a great many, and very large voids in the interior plies. You can get some serious soft spots in the panels, making it less than optimal for ceramic tile...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 03:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 332
Posted By cx
Thanks, PC. We do appreciate the engineering...

Thanks, PC. We do appreciate the engineering help. Still miss Injineer Bob, who usta do our calculations in such matters.

And now that I see what you got in this case, I wonder how close the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 12:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 295
Posted By cx
Baron, I've again combined your new duplicate...

Baron, I've again combined your new duplicate thread with your original project thread. Please keep all your project questions here so folks can see what you're working on and what's been previously...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 175
Posted By cx
Welcome, Andrew. :) A geographic location in...

Welcome, Andrew. :)

A geographic location in your User Profile is frequently helpful in responding to some types of questions. I don't like guessing based upon screen names as they are frequently...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 08:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 316
Posted By cx
Not sure just what you mean by that, Ryan. ...

Not sure just what you mean by that, Ryan.

While you could have used polyethylene sheeting (minimum 4mil thickness) or roofing felt (minimum #15) behind your wallboard, the sheet membrane I'm...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-20-2019, 10:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 316
Posted By cx
If you'll add your geographic location to your...

If you'll add your geographic location to your User Profile it will appear permanently and aid in answering some types of questions.

Stopping the wallboard above the tiling flange is one way of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-20-2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 237
Posted By cx
Welcome, Baron. :) You do realize we are a...

Welcome, Baron. :)

You do realize we are a ceramic tile information website, yes?
Did you check to see if there was voltage at those wires? Is that the place where you indicate you were shocked?...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-20-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 316
Posted By cx
I see you're stopping your wallboard above your...

I see you're stopping your wallboard above your tub's tiling flange, Ryan, and not installing a moisture barrier behind your wallboard. What's your waterproofing plan?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-20-2019, 06:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 75
Posted By cx
I moved you to your own thread to prevent...

I moved you to your own thread to prevent confusion on the other visitor's thread, Travis.

A primer for what purpose?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-20-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 184
Posted By cx
I can't tell much from your photo, but it appears...

I can't tell much from your photo, but it appears to me that your stack of blocks is supporting only a couple of your joists. Is that the case?

Can you find a grade stamp on one of the joists? ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-20-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 127
Posted By cx
Per post #2, Bob, I'd cut the tiles to fit...

Per post #2, Bob, I'd cut the tiles to fit whatever you've got. In the case of the outside corner, yes, a back bevel would be my cut of choice.

Depending upon your tiles, I'd try not to make a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-20-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 127
Posted By cx
Some photos would likely be helpful, Bob, but in...

Some photos would likely be helpful, Bob, but in general I'd advise doing nothing at all to either CBU joint before installing your Kerdi membrane.

For tiling, I'd cut the tiles such that I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-20-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 316
Posted By cx
Having used many, many tubes of PL Premium over...

Having used many, many tubes of PL Premium over the years, I tried some of that X8 stuff on a friend's boat project and didn't really like it at all. Don't recall just what it was I didn't like, but...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-20-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 135
Posted By cx
If I had made such a patch, I'd not hesitate to...

If I had made such a patch, I'd not hesitate to tile over it in a couple days, John. Your patch, your choice. See my warranty information below.

My opinion; worth price charged.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-20-2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 194
Posted By cx
I'm having a little trouble following here, Joe. ...

I'm having a little trouble following here, Joe. This cracked concrete is not part of a SOG foundation?

If I recall correctly my last homeowner's warranty, a crack in the concrete SOG of 3/8ths"...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-20-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 193
Posted By cx
Just tryin' to keep the record straight, Kevin. ...

Just tryin' to keep the record straight, Kevin. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-20-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 624
Posted By cx
There was a reason for the bold print there,...

There was a reason for the bold print there, John.

There are epoxies that are used effectively in that application, some used in conjunction with drilling only into the tile surface. Some...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-20-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 193
Posted By cx
Mmmm, where did CX say that, Patrick? :scratch:

Mmmm, where did CX say that, Patrick? :scratch:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-20-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 51
Posted By cx
Let's clarify some terms here so we're all on the...

Let's clarify some terms here so we're all on the same page in this discussion, Bookie. First, I'm not sure just what you mean by a "stress crack." While I can't imagine why a concrete slab would...
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