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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 156
Posted By cx
Nick, there is no reason at all to go to any...

Nick, there is no reason at all to go to any length to level that floor to accommodate a mortar pre-slope. Just make your patch, install your clamping drain, and make your pre-slope.

My opinion;...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 05:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 376
Posted By cx
Or just put a 120v duplex receptacle in the...

Or just put a 120v duplex receptacle in the closet and plug in as many secret charging stations as your closet will hold. :D Or see Post #8.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 04:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,286
Posted By cx
Eric, I believe the technical term for what you...

Eric, I believe the technical term for what you have there is a bit of a mess. Well, that's one of the technical terms, anyway. :)

Before I try to answer at all, tell me what supports the joist...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 102
Posted By cx
Well, the good news is that you can easily...

Well, the good news is that you can easily (easily for your contractor) and relatively safely just replace that floor, which is what I'd recommend you have him do. And that would be entirely at his...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,341
Posted By cx
Operative word there is typically. And you are...

Operative word there is typically. And you are in a basement.

The efficacy of a sawtooth joint in a random layout of plank-style tiles is controversial, Dan. You can certainly do it if you want,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 102
Posted By cx
Welcome, Steve. :) I'll see can I get one of...

Welcome, Steve. :)

I'll see can I get one of our MAPEI reps to have a look at your thread and comment.

The answer to Dan's question above about how your shower receptor was constructed will...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 239
Posted By cx
Unfair generalization, Kevin. I'm sure the only...

Unfair generalization, Kevin. I'm sure the only showers that leak at the bench are the the ones that have a bench. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2021, 09:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 239
Posted By cx
Yeah, I know we've seen that product here before,...

Yeah, I know we've seen that product here before, but not very often and I don't know why that is. Merkrete usta have a black liquid-applied membrane, too, but I don't know if this Hydro Gard...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2021, 08:22 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,220
Posted By cx
Well, the requirement certainly should be that...

Well, the requirement certainly should be that the waterproofing layer of the top of the curb must be two inches above the drain and I'll never understand why it's not written that way.

But, as...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2021, 08:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 376
Posted By cx
Mike, we generally try to keep that sort of...

Mike, we generally try to keep that sort of discussion confined to the Professionals' Hangout so's not to completely derail a visitor's project thread, but, as you see, sometimes it still happens. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2021, 08:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 239
Posted By cx
What should have been done there was to use some...

What should have been done there was to use some of the reinforcing fabric that almost certainly comes with that green waterproofing material and, using the fabric and the liquid. tile the wall...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2021, 07:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 239
Posted By cx
OK, and the board stops above the tiling flange...

OK, and the board stops above the tiling flange with essentially no waterproofing at all at that junction? And what's the white mesh?

The green looks too dark to be Hydroban to my eye, too.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2021, 06:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 239
Posted By cx
Welcome, CB. :) Can you back away a bit and...

Welcome, CB. :)

Can you back away a bit and show us some perspective of the area where you removed the tile? I can't tell what you might be showing us on accounta I'm not as bright as Kevin.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2021, 06:42 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,220
Posted By cx
I'm confused. Why ever would you plane an inch...

I'm confused. Why ever would you plane an inch off a 1 1/2" board to make a 1/2" board, when 3/4" boards are available and you'd do better with fastening if you used a rip of 1/2" plywood? And even...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 128
Posted By cx
I trust we're talking about Schluter Ditra,...

I trust we're talking about Schluter Ditra, Jeffrey?

The purpose of the polyethylene sheeting or roofing felt under the drypack over a wood framed subfloor is to prevent the wood from sucking the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2021, 01:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 376
Posted By cx
That's certainly a consideration, Dan, if they...

That's certainly a consideration, Dan, if they don't meet code. But they do meet code. And after the fire, how is anyone to determine if the splice device was snaked through the wall or if it was...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2021, 01:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,341
Posted By cx
If you have no special circumstances, such as...

If you have no special circumstances, such as much direct sunlight or moisture sources, you technically need to shorten the 33-foot span with at least one movement accommodation joint (maximum 25...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 376
Posted By cx
I hafta agree with Mike on that one. If the wall...

I hafta agree with Mike on that one. If the wall was open and you ran a fish tape through it, covered the wall, and them pulled the wire through, that would somehow make the use of the device...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 266
Posted By cx
Then no, that would not be an appropriate...

Then no, that would not be an appropriate product. In that same brand you'd want their Mortar Mix or Mason's Mix. The Mortar Mix being a Type N mortar and the Mason's Mix a Type S mortar. Either...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2021, 12:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 266
Posted By cx
You're talking about some kind of composite...

You're talking about some kind of composite shower receptor that says you bed it in mortar, Dave?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2021, 11:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 127
Posted By cx
Doesn't work that way, Jay. Your half-inch first...

Doesn't work that way, Jay. Your half-inch first layer just doesn't count. The only way you can make it part of your subfloor would be if the surface were in near pristine condition and you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,341
Posted By cx
What are the dimensions of the tile area, Dan?

What are the dimensions of the tile area, Dan?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2021, 09:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 376
Posted By cx
That's a new one on me, Mike, but 334.40B...

That's a new one on me, Mike, but 334.40B certainly does describe something like that for "repair wiring" if it is listed. I'll hafta ask my real electrician if he's used such devices. I can...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2021, 09:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 557
Posted By cx
You'll first hafta school some of us as to what...

You'll first hafta school some of us as to what mold resistant drywall might be. I'm familiar with alleged moisture resistant or MR board, usually green or purple or maybe some other color these...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-14-2021, 10:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 496
Posted By cx
But the wedge angle is square-cut. :)

But the wedge angle is square-cut. :)
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