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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 07:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 67
Posted By cx
I thought we'd gotten over the OSB vs. Plywood...

I thought we'd gotten over the OSB vs. Plywood when it comes to strength or rigidity, but, again, what you see in those TCNA Methods is testing that someone paid for. If the test (ASTM C627) was run...
Forum: The Mud Box Today, 07:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 317
Posted By cx
Mmmm. Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom...

Mmmm. Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night......... :(
Forum: The Mud Box Today, 07:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 41
Posted By cx
Cool Dutchmen! 'Specially the tapered one. ...

Cool Dutchmen! 'Specially the tapered one. Shows creativity, Kevin. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 08:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,058
Posted By cx
You'll wanna read the technical information from...

You'll wanna read the technical information from the manufacturer (https://www.custombuildingproducts.com/products/surface-preparation/waterproofing-membranes-underlayments/redgard.aspx) of the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 08:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,264
Posted By cx
Judging proportionally from your drawing (really...

Judging proportionally from your drawing (really good graphics, by the way), I would think your sister would be adequate.

If you're talking about a WC drain from the back wall with your 12 inches,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 06:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 430
Posted By cx
You're allowed to mount your friends in your...

You're allowed to mount your friends in your residential framing in your area, Austin? Wow, and I thought copper shower pans were the scariest thing in the Massachusetts code! :D

Glad you got a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 05:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 54
Posted By cx
Welcome, Jen. :) Your plumber is,...

Welcome, Jen. :)

Your plumber is, unfortunately, in the majority of plumbers who don't know that the shower pre-slope and liner are part of the drain system and are their responsibility. Also...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 04:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 153
Posted By cx
Typo, or Freudian slip? The removal might be...

Typo, or Freudian slip?

The removal might be possible in one day, but regret is indeed the likely outcome.

Living with the installation as-is might be the better option. At least until you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 03:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 67
Posted By cx
Welcome back, Brad. :) I believe you'll find...

Welcome back, Brad. :)

I believe you'll find that the TCNA Method F155 requires a plywood underlayment of a minimum nominal 5/8th" plywood unless the method has changed since 2019.

Why the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 07:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,058
Posted By cx
I suggest you start by putting a geographic...

I suggest you start by putting a geographic location into your User Profile.

If you want to see if there is someone from this website in your area who might be interested, you can start a thread...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-19-2021, 09:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 104
Posted By cx
Welcome back, Ronnie. :) The ceramic tile...

Welcome back, Ronnie. :)

The ceramic tile industry standards call for a movement accommodation joint in the tile surface any place the backing material makes a change of plane. That would include...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-19-2021, 08:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 87
Posted By cx
Welcome, Eryn. :) Couple things you can do...

Welcome, Eryn. :)

Couple things you can do to help. First is to add a geographic location to your User Profile. Second would be to post some photos of this shower area. The "irregularly shaped...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-19-2021, 07:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 206
Posted By cx
I would have no problem at all with the drywall...

I would have no problem at all with the drywall sitting directly on the stone strip, Pete. Indeed, that would actually be helpful to your design. It's the drywall work done after that stone was...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-19-2021, 05:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 206
Posted By cx
Pete, it'll help if you'll keep all your project...

Pete, it'll help if you'll keep all your project questions on one thread so folks can see what you're working on and what's been previously asked and answered.

I trust this chair rail will all...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-19-2021, 05:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 217
Posted By cx
Dan, I've found that much of the secret to rigid...

Dan, I've found that much of the secret to rigid walls that are not anchored on at least three sides is to make all the cuts very square, miter saw square if one is set up on site, and to use...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-18-2021, 05:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 217
Posted By cx
I'd wanna do a bit more digging before I made...

I'd wanna do a bit more digging before I made that decision, Dan. I didn't notice the apparent horizontal pipe in your photo before you mentioned it, but I'd wanna know exactly what was going on...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-18-2021, 12:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 217
Posted By cx
Welcome, Dan. :) The bigger problem, to my...

Welcome, Dan. :)

The bigger problem, to my thinking, than being able to what you've got is that there is a P-trap somewhere below what you're seeing and you really want that to be located directly...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-18-2021, 08:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,036
Posted By cx
I'd hafta see it to make that call, Danny. I'd...

I'd hafta see it to make that call, Danny. I'd wanna check the trap, too, to make sure they didn't fill it with any debris, either accidentally or with malice.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-17-2021, 11:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,036
Posted By cx
I can think of no way the clogged weep holes...

I can think of no way the clogged weep holes would cause the shower to leak as you indicated. The clogged weep holes can certainly cause the top mud bed to remain wet and there could feasibly be...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-17-2021, 11:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 178
Posted By cx
Thanks, Phil. I've not heard of that before. I...

Thanks, Phil. I've not heard of that before. I hope you can find us a link to it.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-17-2021, 09:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,036
Posted By cx
Well, once the shower floor was torn out to the...

Well, once the shower floor was torn out to the level in your video, Danny, the weep holes may well no longer be plugged. Still could have been before.

And I agree about it not mattering at all...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 09-17-2021, 11:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 114
Posted By cx
Welcome, Alex. :) Best approach would have...

Welcome, Alex. :)

Best approach would have been to use a ceramic tile that looked like marble, but that ship has sailed, yes?

Second best approach would be not to seal the shower floor at...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-17-2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 206
Posted By cx
Welcome, Pete. :) Nothing at all wrong with...

Welcome, Pete. :)

Nothing at all wrong with using polyethylene sheeting behind mortar or CBU walls in a tub/shower so long as you also take the time and make the effort to cover the "tub leg" in...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-17-2021, 07:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 178
Posted By cx
I've never personally tried to use drywall mud...

I've never personally tried to use drywall mud over Wedi (Full disclosure: I've never used Wedi at all), but I'd expect it to work without a primer. You might wanna contact Wedi with that question....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-17-2021, 07:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 115
Posted By cx
Welcome, John. :) A new shower, whether done...

Welcome, John. :)

A new shower, whether done with a traditional receptor and moisture barrier or done with a direct bonded waterproofing membrane system of some kind, should last at least 30 to 50...
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