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Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-08-2016, 02:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,028
Posted By T_Hulse
Brad it looks like perhaps the previous junk on...

Brad it looks like perhaps the previous junk on the floor wasn't scarified or cleaned up well at all, definitely not up to the standards in the installation instructions, which is probably the first...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-03-2016, 11:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,033
Posted By T_Hulse
I love Ardex products, but I know of a situation...

I love Ardex products, but I know of a situation where exactly this came up. Ardex failure over Schluter underlayment (not mine). Rep told me he wanted to accept the claim, but corporate said 'let...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-30-2016, 10:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,372
Posted By T_Hulse
Dave, it's not a vapor barrier and it's not...

Dave, it's not a vapor barrier and it's not watertight as if it was the first-line moisture barrier that handles most of the vapor and all of the moisture. They call it a vapor diffusion retarder,...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-26-2016, 06:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,372
Posted By T_Hulse
The last one I did like that they considered the...

The last one I did like that they considered the resin/quartz slab (at that thickness) to far exceed any of my standard vapor regulations, so we only focused on the corners and seams (this was...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-12-2016, 04:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,252
Posted By T_Hulse
Yeah I noticed that the Aquadefense was for the...

Yeah I noticed that the Aquadefense was for the repair, not the original failure, just after I typed it; but I left it in there because it was part of the same decision-making process by the same...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-11-2016, 08:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,252
Posted By T_Hulse
In many years doing forensic inspections on tile...

In many years doing forensic inspections on tile failures, one thing I learned is that no one wants to hear they didn't do a good job. But I have the same concerns as Roberto: 1 - Cheap liquid...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-11-2016, 07:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,252
Posted By T_Hulse
No. You may have found a recommendation...

No. You may have found a recommendation somewhere, but the requirement is only "tiles can be set using the thin-bed method and using a bonding tile adhesive that matches the requirements of the...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-09-2016, 10:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,694
Posted By T_Hulse
Paul I take exception to your exception. :D ...

Paul I take exception to your exception. :D
Most experienced tile contractors/business owners would agree that 8-9 months is evidence that you are not getting every nickle you could (I've been as...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-09-2016, 10:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,252
Posted By T_Hulse
But vapor permeability would allow typical macro...

But vapor permeability would allow typical macro moisture to dry so slowly that any difference between the two types would not make a relevant difference in curing until far, far after both are good...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-09-2016, 08:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,252
Posted By T_Hulse
Which thinsets did you use?

Which thinsets did you use?
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-08-2016, 08:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,252
Posted By T_Hulse
Hi Seth. I would be very comfortable with only...

Hi Seth. I would be very comfortable with only the recommended 24 hours with any quality modified mortar intended for outdoor use, for that tile. Schluter's concerns/failures center more around...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-06-2016, 11:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,165
Posted By T_Hulse
Hi Christopher. What are you going to use it for?...

Hi Christopher. What are you going to use it for? The Mercury looks perhaps too lightweight for all but light buffing. I'd much rather have a used heavy-duty true commercial machine for probably the...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-26-2016, 10:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,311
Posted By T_Hulse
Absolutely not, Justin. That's a guaranteed...

Absolutely not, Justin. That's a guaranteed failure.
Gypcrete means that it's probably a suspended wood-framed floor; which has much more deflection than concrete. Cement board is large enough and...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-26-2016, 10:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,325
Posted By T_Hulse
Nice Float strips! Justin, the guy who told you...

Nice Float strips!
Justin, the guy who told you steel brings up too much water was probably right in relation to how wet or dry his mix was (or sometimes how long you wait to use it or how much you...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-30-2016, 10:52 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,036
Posted By T_Hulse
Wayne, I reread your posts 4 & 9, and I think I...

Wayne, I reread your posts 4 & 9, and I think I know why you're not seeing (t+T)/2 working: Take any cross section on a tangent from the drain (not parallel or perpendicular with the walls), and the...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-29-2016, 06:18 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,036
Posted By T_Hulse
Rich & Dana, we're not complicating the building...

Rich & Dana, we're not complicating the building of a mud pan, but discussing the way the mud calculator figures it's results. There was a proposal that the calculator was in error and should be...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-29-2016, 11:21 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,036
Posted By T_Hulse
You're right we do it that way on a rare shower....

You're right we do it that way on a rare shower. Some call it an envelope fold. It is used on some of the premade pans like the Wedi pan, or when we need to use large tile in a standard pan and we...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-28-2016, 10:51 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,036
Posted By T_Hulse
Hi Wayne. :) A pyramid of height (T-t) doesn't...

Hi Wayne. :) A pyramid of height (T-t) doesn't really describe the shape of the void we build in a mud pan. It starts rectangular, like a pyramid, near the wall to match the rectangular walls, but...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-19-2016, 10:37 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 11,185
Posted By T_Hulse
Alright my loving stepsister. :D You still want...

Alright my loving stepsister. :D You still want to discuss my experience? Really? Ok. Almost all wholesale salesmen are paid on 100% commission based on the final paid profit of the job, so the...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-19-2016, 12:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,244
Posted By T_Hulse
Charles, you could just use Laticrete's Hydro Ban...

Charles, you could just use Laticrete's Hydro Ban sheet membrane, which is basically just green Kerdi, together with their linear drain, then everybody is happy. :)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-19-2016, 12:04 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 11,185
Posted By T_Hulse
Lol. :D Craig, I sold wholesale for about a...

Lol. :D Craig, I sold wholesale for about a decade in the 90's, most of it for the 10th largest flooring company in the US. I probably bid and won more floor contracts in a single year than most...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-18-2016, 09:03 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 11,185
Posted By T_Hulse
Roberto, if I have a special reason on a very...

Roberto, if I have a special reason on a very rare job I might prefill with a hard-biting, strong-bond mortar like Laticrete 254, but generally I don't waste the time just so I can end up with a...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-18-2016, 06:15 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 11,185
Posted By T_Hulse
3/32", not 1/32". It's not my thickness, just the...

3/32", not 1/32". It's not my thickness, just the required minimum for thinset. I didn't say "all these failures". I said it's not a huge problem and 'sure it would work but...'. Read closer, man, my...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-18-2016, 04:53 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 11,185
Posted By T_Hulse
Schluter doesn't make thinset, take what they say...

Schluter doesn't make thinset, take what they say with a grain of salt. They're no strangers to contrarian nonsense themselves ('porcelain over impervious uncoupling mats "needs" non-modified',...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-18-2016, 03:24 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 11,185
Posted By T_Hulse
Roberto I know many guys here prefill waffles, so...

Roberto I know many guys here prefill waffles, so it's a common practice, but I stopped doing it long ago. If you pick at that skim coat, it is very loose on top and will easily flake away. You can...
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