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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-10-2020, 10:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 502
Posted By ZZZK
Just use some ditra mat which will give you the...

Just use some ditra mat which will give you the 1/8" that you are looking for and maintain a nice flat surface. Much easier than trying to skim float an additional 1/8"
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-09-2020, 12:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 880
Posted By ZZZK
You said it yourself, there is obvious flex in...

You said it yourself, there is obvious flex in the room and the house has awkward framing. Flex and tile dont go together. Until you get the stiffness of your floor figured out any tile install...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-04-2020, 03:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 625
Posted By ZZZK
Hard to tell if it's an optical illusion but...

Hard to tell if it's an optical illusion but exactly how deep is that hole from the top of the tile to the membrane? That hole looks like it goes to China on my screen.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-28-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 514
Posted By ZZZK
Wow that window sill looks incredibly low to the...

Wow that window sill looks incredibly low to the floor. I would definitely not want a window like that in the shower. I wonder seriously consider resizing that window down so the sill is much...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-06-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 851
Posted By ZZZK
You can use reinforcing fabric if you want to be...

You can use reinforcing fabric if you want to be anal about the corners. Laticrete sells some for use with their other products. I will tell you though, having pulled up dried Hydroban at the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-10-2020, 12:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,541
Posted By ZZZK
Wet wood is still very firm and solid as the...

Wet wood is still very firm and solid as the carbon grain/fiber structure is still fully in tact. There is no such thing as wood "firming up" if it's soft then it's rotted. The easy way to tell is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-08-2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,269
Posted By ZZZK
This one is a no brainer. GRIND THE METAL PLATE....

This one is a no brainer. GRIND THE METAL PLATE. If you are worried about the finish you can seal the cut edge with a clear coat enamel such as automotive touchup paint. Then you tape off and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-16-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,504
Posted By ZZZK
There is engineering behind why the seams in the...

There is engineering behind why the seams in the tile substrate need to be taped together rather than just depending on the tile itself to bridge the substrates together. The main one is resistance...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-15-2019, 11:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,504
Posted By ZZZK
Fiber Tape and thinset that joint or kediband and...

Fiber Tape and thinset that joint or kediband and use thinset. The substrate needs to be binded together and move as one or you have a stress point on your tile when the two planes move...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-15-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,341
Posted By ZZZK
Mike 2'x4' tile is quite a beast to work with. ...

Mike 2'x4' tile is quite a beast to work with. This will also require exceptionally flat floors and walls to come out looking right. The prices seem quite reasonable to me as well for a good tile...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-14-2019, 10:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,264
Posted By ZZZK
The way I handled it in my hydroban waterproofed...

The way I handled it in my hydroban waterproofed tub area is the following.

Hung cement board with a 3/16" ish gap above tub rim to allow for movement. The acrylic tub (MTI) had a 1/16 factory...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-11-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 559
Posted By ZZZK
Curb fronts get a ton of water. How stingy are...

Curb fronts get a ton of water. How stingy are they that they risk water damage to the curb for $5 of hydroban saved. I personly waterproof my curbs in entirety and the shower floor in front of the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-08-2019, 09:32 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,748
Posted By ZZZK
Woah woah hold ur horses. I see black ABS drain...

Woah woah hold ur horses. I see black ABS drain pipes in that hole, not PVC. You cannot use a PVC clamping drain it must also be ABS. As far as I'm aware there is no black PVC DW piping. Make...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-08-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,748
Posted By ZZZK
There should be a riser drain neck with a grate...

There should be a riser drain neck with a grate on top that makes up the top drain that you actually see when you look into the finished shower. This is what makes a clamping drain a "3-piece" ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-20-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 681
Posted By ZZZK
Do you have any pictures of the shower building...

Do you have any pictures of the shower building process that we could scutinize? The method you mentioned gor a shower pan does not conform to any standard or manufacturer instruction. It sounds...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-20-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 607
Posted By ZZZK
Where is the vent for that trap/drain? Why is it...

Where is the vent for that trap/drain? Why is it capped?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-20-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,667
Posted By ZZZK
I drill the tile about 3/8 to insure it doesnt...

I drill the tile about 3/8 to insure it doesnt hit the water proofing. I measure and cut a stainless screw to go in the hole which will act as a stud to transfer lateral loads to the tile. I mask...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-19-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 552
Posted By ZZZK
Yeah I agree with Jim. It would be cheaper and...

Yeah I agree with Jim. It would be cheaper and better to just replace the board. Because the fiber mesh backer is still in place I'm not as concerned about the strength of the board but its...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-19-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 552
Posted By ZZZK
You have some spots that look to be the full...

You have some spots that look to be the full depth of the durock down to the fiber mesh. That's too thick for thinset. You could do it with thinset but you'd have to build it up in thinner layers...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-18-2019, 11:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,272
Posted By ZZZK
Unfortunate. That is a nice looking shower. ...

Unfortunate. That is a nice looking shower. Unfortunately the shower pan will need to be redone and so will the bench waterproofing. The glass enclosure will have to come out for all that. It can...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-17-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,862
Posted By ZZZK
Anyone notice that there is no visible trap on...

Anyone notice that there is no visible trap on that drain? It just goes horizontal and out of a sight. If I recall you are allowed to have a horizontal "tail piece" from a fixture to a p-trap up...
Forum: The Mud Box 07-14-2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,159
Posted By ZZZK
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Forum: The Mud Box 07-14-2019, 09:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,159
Posted By ZZZK
Penzoil has some kind of process were they...

Penzoil has some kind of process were they extract a synthetic base oil from natural gas. It has tested well and it is what I run. I have found some additives that fell out of suspension at the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-12-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,304
Posted By ZZZK
I'm a fan of the set-rite flange. Once installed...

I'm a fan of the set-rite flange. Once installed it forever sets the toilet flange to the correct height to take a standard wax ring. Worked great for me and you never have to worry anout some kind...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-06-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 748
Posted By ZZZK
That joist is indeed butchered and has lost...

That joist is indeed butchered and has lost nearly all of its load capacity and stiffness.

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