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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-02-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 818
Posted By gslenk
A few more followup questions: 1) hard to...

A few more followup questions:

1) hard to access areas: Use thinner (2x6 or even 2x4) sisters to get closer to full length or just use shorter 2x8's (say 2/3rds of the span) in the center of the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-13-2019, 07:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 818
Posted By gslenk
Thanks PC. Dan, I would keep the subfloor, but I...

Thanks PC. Dan, I would keep the subfloor, but I highly suspect (based on my bathroom remodel) that it is useless 1/2" plywood. It will be critical to give myself enough depth so that the finished...
Forum: Alumni Photo Album 10-13-2019, 05:06 AM
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Posted By gslenk
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-13-2019, 04:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 818
Posted By gslenk
I assume this has to be a single board for the...

I assume this has to be a single board for the sister span right? In other words, I couldn't use two 2x8's that are 6.5ft long with a joint in the middle to cover the span if I wanted to get the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-12-2019, 04:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 818
Posted By gslenk
I did some investigating, there is a steel/metal...

I did some investigating, there is a steel/metal beam that the column holds up. So that makes the span about 12ft. Let’s say 13ft to be safe. In either case deflector says no go. I would have...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-29-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 818
Posted By gslenk
So if I find a perpendicular (to the floor...

So if I find a perpendicular (to the floor joists) 2x8, or some sort of beam, that the floor joists attach to, then that would count as one endpoint for the span right?

I'll have to rip up some...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-29-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 818
Posted By gslenk
Considering tile for a kitchen remodel

But I believe it is long shot deflection-wise. Sistering might be too invasive/difficult to be worth the effort.

Orange squiggly line is where tile would go (also under cabinets/island etc.)...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-29-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 10,032
Posted By gslenk
That is true. Definitely not scared about...

That is true. Definitely not scared about tackling the next bathroom down the road. Also helps that it is in a traditional layout, no more funky shower curtain rods/curbs/etc... Almost looking...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-22-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 10,032
Posted By gslenk
Thanks! I really couldn't have pulled all this...

Thanks! I really couldn't have pulled all this off without this forum and its members.

I'd be really interested to know what I may have saved DIY vs hiring it out if any local contractors (or...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-21-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 10,032
Posted By gslenk
Finally done! Except for the sleeves that will...

Finally done! Except for the sleeves that will go up to the drywall, and to replace the ugly bolts with allen set screws (only thing the local HD had...). I want the caulk and everything else to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-21-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 10,032
Posted By gslenk
Sounds good! I wanted to use acrylic because it...

Sounds good! I wanted to use acrylic because it would less PITA later if ever.

Now I'm considering no caulk at all, or only caulking the top side in the attic. It is a very good fit so far. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-20-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 10,032
Posted By gslenk
Apparently you can, just not the way I was doing...

Apparently you can, just not the way I was doing it. I think its more popular with HVAC guys and beer brewers where they are doing pipe/fittings and not tube. Maybe because pipe is thinner than...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-17-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 10,032
Posted By gslenk
After thinking about the "running up through the...

After thinking about the "running up through the drywall" idea, I decided to go with it. Should be much stronger and possibly look cleaner (no escutcheons) than bolting/attaching flanges to blocking...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-31-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 10,032
Posted By gslenk
I didn't intend on running the pipe up through...

I didn't intend on running the pipe up through the drywall, it would either attach to a flange that screws into the wood blocking above, or a threaded rod would "bolt" the pipe (threaded insert...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-31-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 10,032
Posted By gslenk
Now the only thing left is to get a shower...

Now the only thing left is to get a shower curtain rod set up. And dream about a glass door...

So #1, I didn't plan far enough ahead in the beginning for a glass door, and the small wall is not...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-31-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 10,032
Posted By gslenk
Finally! All done with the tile. I couldn't...

Finally! All done with the tile. I couldn't begin to imagine doing this without the information I received here. While other places sometimes gave good info, the majority of it got corrected here,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-15-2019, 07:10 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 10,032
Posted By gslenk
Its too late now, but for future grouting...

Its too late now, but for future grouting reference, do you still wait 12 hours/next day between batches, or do you do them one after another?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-09-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 10,032
Posted By gslenk
This is how it went. Started top to bottom, the...

This is how it went. Started top to bottom, the top is near the attic and noticeably warmer. Ultimately I spent about an hour total, so there was plenty of time to dry until the first wash, but...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-08-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 10,032
Posted By gslenk
All done grouting, maybe... Seems like I...

All done grouting, maybe...

Seems like I washed out a little too much from at least one miter. Would a touch up work here and would y'all do it? Walls are enough pain, can't imagine a ceiling.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-07-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 10,032
Posted By gslenk
I just finished all the black grout (floor and...

I just finished all the black grout (floor and accent strip). What wait time would be appropriate to do the remaining silver grout? This is all with Spectralock.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-03-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 10,032
Posted By gslenk
There was some kind of mortar bed in there for...

There was some kind of mortar bed in there for 30+ years, so I'll be careful. Carpet is likely going back down there. Not too sure I want hardwood on the master bedroom yet, but will try to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-02-2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 10,032
Posted By gslenk
I am getting ready to set the marble door...

I am getting ready to set the marble door threshold. There were some dark spots on the wood floor, so I sanded them out. It didn't take much sanding, but now there is unfinished wood flooring that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-27-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 10,032
Posted By gslenk
So I was cleaning the floor, and I tapped a tile,...

So I was cleaning the floor, and I tapped a tile, and it sounded different, turns out it was loose. After tapping like a madman, I think I found 3 more scattered around, although they don't sound as...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-27-2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 10,032
Posted By gslenk
I think I am gonna go a little risky and grout...

I think I am gonna go a little risky and grout everything except the two vertical wall inside corners. Grout the small 135 degree tile corners (curb tiles). Silicone caulk the curb joints (curb to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-27-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 10,032
Posted By gslenk
OK so grout both sides of the schluter profile...

OK so grout both sides of the schluter profile corner?

Anyone wanna weigh in on the niche and which parts of the curb would get grout if any?

I have some waste/cured spectralock, I cut a few...
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