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Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-29-2020, 09:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 316
Posted By Lou_MA
Help with understanding shear values

Not tile related but it piqued my curiosity.

The TDS for PL Premium lists values for “compression shear strength”. I thought compression and shear forces were perpendicular to each other. Can...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-25-2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 147
Posted By Lou_MA
My concern too. Was hoping I was making an issue...

My concern too. Was hoping I was making an issue out of nothing.

Alternatively I could use 1/2” ply as the riser, then a peel-and-stick like Greenskin, then tile. Would get me the same total...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-25-2020, 09:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 147
Posted By Lou_MA
Stair width is 35”. I was going to use 1/2”...

Stair width is 35”.

I was going to use 1/2” Hydroban board. Partly because I’ve got plenty of scrap. And partly because I was aiming for total thickness of everything (foam, tile, thinset) to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-25-2020, 06:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 147
Posted By Lou_MA
Help with tiling stair risers

I’m updating a basement staircase, and the plan is to install 3/4” red oak treads and a still-to-be-determined tile on the risers.

I have some scrap Hydroban board and was going to fasten it over...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-19-2020, 08:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 361
Posted By Lou_MA
Yes. You want to leave the surrounding Kerdi as...

Yes. You want to leave the surrounding Kerdi as free of thinset as possible, while also leaving the fleece intact. That way you get the Kerdi-to-Kerdi connection when you thinset in the patch.
Forum: The Mud Box 08-10-2020, 06:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 585
Posted By Lou_MA
https://www.healthline.com/health-news/no-face-mas...

https://www.healthline.com/health-news/no-face-masks-cant-cause-co2-poisoning

Be well and stay well.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-10-2020, 05:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 335
Posted By Lou_MA
Hmm, the plank flooring looks darker right in...

Hmm, the plank flooring looks darker right in front of the curb. Is it damp?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-01-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 313
Posted By Lou_MA
Probably won’t be able to take that tile out in...

Probably won’t be able to take that tile out in one piece unless it was really poorly set. If you want to remove it, make several kerf cuts with a grinder in a checkerboard pattern, lever out a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-01-2020, 06:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 313
Posted By Lou_MA
If it’s just haze, try a microfiber and water.

If it’s just haze, try a microfiber and water.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-01-2020, 06:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 584
Posted By Lou_MA
If you’re able to get 2” overlap onto original...

If you’re able to get 2” overlap onto original Kerdi (the depression closest to wall looks questionably close), you could fill the divots with thinset (keep a sponge handy to try and keep the...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-29-2020, 09:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 772
Posted By Lou_MA
Thanks Laz. Grout actually is a medium grey. ...

Thanks Laz. Grout actually is a medium grey. UltraColor FA in Silver.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-29-2020, 08:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 772
Posted By Lou_MA
I kind of feel like I left too much as well, but...

I kind of feel like I left too much as well, but then I think - on a shower floor, what’s the main priority? Proper drainage and avoidance of bird baths. And that’s exactly what this has, if not in...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-29-2020, 11:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 772
Posted By Lou_MA
Bubba, thanks for the feedback. So that...

Bubba, thanks for the feedback.

So that looks acceptable to you?

From a functional perspective, I think it’s on point. Water will drain as well as can be expected. Soap scum and other stuff...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-27-2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 772
Posted By Lou_MA
Pebble floor and grout height

Just finished this pebble shower floor and not really happy with final result. Pebbles are rounded so I had upped the slope to 1/2” per foot.

The pebbles were mesh-mounted on sheets. I pulled...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-17-2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 497
Posted By Lou_MA
What size trowel did you use to set tile? ...

What size trowel did you use to set tile?

Did you trowel in one direction only?

What brand thinset?

Did you pull tiles to verify coverage? Adequate coverage meaning notches were fully...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-09-2020, 10:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 833
Posted By Lou_MA
+1 to run away far and fast if you can

+1 to run away far and fast if you can
Forum: The Mud Box 06-09-2020, 09:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 835
Posted By Lou_MA
Sorry Laz. Wishing you and your buddy the best. ...

Sorry Laz. Wishing you and your buddy the best.

I’m a cat guy too. Had a beautiful Norwegian forest-type cat that we adopted from a shelter but sadly lost after a couple years due to lymphoma. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-01-2020, 07:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,101
Posted By Lou_MA
I use Mapei UltraColor FA, it’s good for up to...

I use Mapei UltraColor FA, it’s good for up to 3/4” joints. But do a sample first to make sure it won’t scratch the polish.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-12-2020, 01:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 603
Posted By Lou_MA
Hey michelle. Slow down a bit for us. I...

Hey michelle. Slow down a bit for us.

I have same questions as CX.

From your posts, it sounds like you started with a plywood subfloor. Then installed Hardibacker. Then applied redgard. ...
Forum: The Mud Box 05-09-2020, 07:57 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,418
Posted By Lou_MA
Wolfgang - good post #64

Wolfgang - good post #64
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-09-2020, 07:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,151
Posted By Lou_MA
Loved ditra set but can’t get it anymore. Now...

Loved ditra set but can’t get it anymore. Now I’m Laticrete 317 or 272. Or Mapei Kerabond
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-04-2020, 07:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,734
Posted By Lou_MA
Thanks for feedback Jon. I may try it on a small...

Thanks for feedback Jon. I may try it on a small project but still a bit gun shy.

With Fusion, I really squeegeed the tile faces as clean as I could while grouting but the residue flashed over...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-03-2020, 06:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,734
Posted By Lou_MA
Jon were you satisfied with finished fullness of...

Jon were you satisfied with finished fullness of grout joints or did it sag?

Only premixed I’ve tried are quartzlock and fusion and in both cases it dried so quick on tile faces, but the joints...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-24-2020, 04:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 607
Posted By Lou_MA
Thanks again. Beating a dead horse, but has...

Thanks again. Beating a dead horse, but has Laticrete done testing to show that the 2" overlap on it's own (without shingle lapping) is NOT sufficiently waterproof?

With Laticrete calling for...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-22-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 607
Posted By Lou_MA
Thanks Sharon. Can you explain the technical...

Thanks Sharon. Can you explain the technical reason why shingle overlap is required? Had testing been done to show the 2” overlap on the fleece-to-fleece connection isn’t waterproof on its own?
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