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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 02:49 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By ss3964spd
I still don't think All Set is going to cure...

I still don't think All Set is going to cure appreciably faster than will Versabond.

But in any case both will have cured enough after 24 hours for light foot traffic. And your grout will need...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 02:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 712
Posted By ss3964spd
If the flange cannot be raised so that it sits...

If the flange cannot be raised so that it sits atop the finished floor, which is preferred, natch, then there aren't many options.

If the flange rests on the finished floor it is at the correct...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 01:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 85
Posted By ss3964spd
Welcome, Nathan, I also installed Ditra...

Welcome, Nathan,

I also installed Ditra Heat. I used Versabond to adhere it to the subfloor, to pre-fill it, and to set my 12X24 tiles. Almost 1.5 years later no issues whatsoever.

But to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 12:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 340
Posted By ss3964spd
I'd remove what's left of that wall too....

I'd remove what's left of that wall too. Sometimes it's easier starting from scratch than it is trying to make/force something existing to work. When you rebuild that wall you can use glue and screws...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:49 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,838
Posted By ss3964spd
Break out the 6 foot level, Hai, and check all...

Break out the 6 foot level, Hai, and check all around for flatness, but I would expect the installed banding is going to make that assessment difficult because you now have humps where the bands are....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 52
Posted By ss3964spd
You mention mold on the caulk, MP, but not...

You mention mold on the caulk, MP, but not specifically where. Knowing where might help us home in on what might be causing it.

Four people using the shower; how many uses does the shower see per...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 712
Posted By ss3964spd
Nope, I used Custom's VersaBond for, well,...

Nope, I used Custom's VersaBond for, well, everything except my glass accent strips, Mike. Going on 1.5 years later and no problems whatsoever.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-27-2021, 08:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 89
Posted By ss3964spd
Hi Carol, Yes, it is common to run the tile...

Hi Carol,

Yes, it is common to run the tile past that seam a little (or a lot, depending on the design). Remember, though, that the cement board to drywall seam still needs to be finished using...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-27-2021, 08:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 712
Posted By ss3964spd
I installed Ditra Heat in my master bath, Mike....

I installed Ditra Heat in my master bath, Mike. It's similar to regular Ditra in function. I pre-filled mine. There will be some flaking but is easily managed; just clear it away from the section...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-26-2021, 05:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 712
Posted By ss3964spd
Yes, if the tiles are flat then the 1/3" offset...

Yes, if the tiles are flat then the 1/3" offset recommendation isn't as important. Take some samples from several boxes, lay them face to face, and see how much they rock.

Many of the lippage...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-25-2021, 08:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 712
Posted By ss3964spd
Mike, I would definitely shoot for the cuts...

Mike,

I would definitely shoot for the cuts to be hidden by the vanity/door/toilet.

3/16th is large for my tastes, but joint width is rather dependent on the tile itself; how consistent they...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-25-2021, 07:46 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,426
Posted By ss3964spd
If the ceiling is still drywalled find out where...

If the ceiling is still drywalled find out where the joist/truss is located above the wall plate where you'll be removing that single stud. Given the 32" span there could be 2 of them up there....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-24-2021, 04:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 320
Posted By ss3964spd
I wouldn't be surprised if that tile to tub grout...

I wouldn't be surprised if that tile to tub grout cracks, John, the acrylic will expand/contract far more than, say, cast iron - or even steel. I'll be installing an acrylic tub fairly soon and will...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-22-2021, 11:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,489
Posted By ss3964spd
The heat of the cables directly on the foam could...

The heat of the cables directly on the foam could be an issue, Steve, and not sure how you could test it before hand, but I'm hard pressed to think they'd get hot enough.

But another potential...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-22-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 340
Posted By ss3964spd
If the trusses are running parallel to that wall...

If the trusses are running parallel to that wall it's a pretty safe bet the wall isn't load bearing.

Yeah, I think the TCNA "recommends" plywood instead of OSB but people tile over OSB alla time....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-22-2021, 09:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 460
Posted By ss3964spd
A 5/8" difference is quite a lot, Mike. What is...

A 5/8" difference is quite a lot, Mike. What is the thickness of the existing subfloor?

The short of it is that you can't do any leveling between subfloor layers. You either level at the joist...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-22-2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,795
Posted By ss3964spd
Congrats, Stewart! With all your newly...

Congrats, Stewart!

With all your newly developed skills and experience the next one will turn out even nicer than that one.

Silicone caulk is pretty miserable to remove completely, and you need...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-22-2021, 09:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 340
Posted By ss3964spd
Welcome, Cliff, My first guess is the wall...

Welcome, Cliff,

My first guess is the wall probably isn't load bearing but hard to say from here without seeing the roof structure above. Finish removing the drywall up to the ceiling, if you find...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-20-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 413
Posted By ss3964spd
Can you move the resister to a higher location on...

Can you move the resister to a higher location on the wall, Emily, up near the ceiling?

I have a very similar situation and that's what I need to do. You just need to find a longer section of oval...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-20-2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,155
Posted By ss3964spd
Yeah, Mark, no reason can't install your tile to...

Yeah, Mark, no reason can't install your tile to a certain height, stop there, and remove whatever mortar is left.

Check that trim. It might have a built in spacer that results in a small joint....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-20-2021, 09:01 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,262
Posted By ss3964spd
I dunno, Charlie, the whole reason you used long...

I dunno, Charlie, the whole reason you used long sheets was to avoid joints. I feel like you'd be displeased with the hump you set out to avoid. I think it'll take about as long to make that sheet...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-20-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 177
Posted By ss3964spd
Chris, sealing the grout won't prevent it from...

Chris, sealing the grout won't prevent it from absorbing water, though it may take it a bit longer to do so. Sealers aren't permanent, either, would have to be reapplied regularly.

Letting the fan...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-18-2021, 05:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 210
Posted By ss3964spd
How thick is the OSB, Richard? If the joist...

How thick is the OSB, Richard?

If the joist structure is sound, and joist spacing is appropriate, and the OSB is thick enough, and Laticrete endorses installing their product over OSB - assuming...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-18-2021, 10:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 246
Posted By ss3964spd
When I read "post tension slab" my very first...

When I read "post tension slab" my very first though was before I attempted any modification to it I'd want to know, very precisely, where and now deep those cables are.

But assuming they won't...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-18-2021, 09:17 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,434
Posted By ss3964spd
Is this a continuation of your Master Bathroom...

Is this a continuation of your Master Bathroom Remodel tread, Greg, or a fun new project?
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