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Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-11-2022, 01:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 227
Posted By Lou_MA
I don’t understand how to do sealed slip joints in steamer corners

I get the concept along the straight runs of changes of plane. Leave a gap between backer boards, tuck some excess topical sheet membrane into the gap.

But how are inside corners handled? ...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-03-2022, 07:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 260
Posted By Lou_MA
Removing freshly set tiles over ditra

Been setting over ditra for years and happened to think of this the other day.

In the rare case I’m installing ditra and setting tile same day, if I need to remove a freshly set tile, I’ll slide...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-22-2022, 09:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 442
Posted By Lou_MA
No idea for sure. It’s a 3 piece clamping...

No idea for sure.

It’s a 3 piece clamping drain so I’d assume dry pack, then pvc liner. Although I have no idea of thickness of top mud bed. And from what I’ve seen on other projects I’ve...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-22-2022, 07:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 442
Posted By Lou_MA
That pretty much sums up why I feel like a hack...

That pretty much sums up why I feel like a hack leaving it.

But I just think I’d have to grind away such a ridiculous amount of material to even have a hope of getting to uncontaminated...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-22-2022, 07:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 442
Posted By Lou_MA
CX - the marine grade urethane would have to be...

CX - the marine grade urethane would have to be removed first, but yes, having them apply more tung oil would be an option.

Your opinion on whether that would darken the pebbles uniformly? I...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-22-2022, 05:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 442
Posted By Lou_MA
Jeff - I feel like such a hack but I left the...

Jeff - I feel like such a hack but I left the floor as is. But didn’t charge them anything.

Was honestly at a loss what to do.

Nothing was rated to go over what they had.

Didn’t feel like...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-22-2022, 08:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 442
Posted By Lou_MA
CX - I agree, the “not bonding” and “not setting...

CX - I agree, the “not bonding” and “not setting up” are two different issues in my mind as well. I’ll be contacting my Laticrete rep about the latter.

I did take a wire brush to a small area. ...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-22-2022, 07:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 442
Posted By Lou_MA
Thanks Chris, really appreciate the feedback. ...

Thanks Chris, really appreciate the feedback.

With the HO admitting to regularly applying tung oil, I have zero confidence any amount of grinding will be suitable. I just feel that the oil is...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-22-2022, 05:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 442
Posted By Lou_MA
Being fair to client and myself

(CX - if you see this, how do I delete now duplicate thread in pro chat hangout?)



Looking for input how to do right by client and myself. Long backstory below.

(One photo is before work. ...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-21-2022, 07:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 229
Posted By Lou_MA
Would prefer that the client couldn’t potentially...

Would prefer that the client couldn’t potentially see it. But would also like thoughts from forum members. But pro chat doesn’t seem to be getting much traffic.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-21-2022, 07:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 229
Posted By Lou_MA
Advice needed on my thread in pro chat

Just cross posting here (bad protocol?), I noticed pro chat has 1 viewer compared to higher numbers here.

My thread

https://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?p=1576964#post1576964
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-09-2022, 04:55 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,904
Posted By Lou_MA
With shower floor heat, you typically can’t...

With shower floor heat, you typically can’t screed to height of drain flange, it needs to be lower by the thickness of ditra heat so when that’s installed, the Kerdi has a smooth transition to the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-11-2022, 07:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,709
Posted By Lou_MA
Yes, Mapei Ceramic Tile thinset is fine to use. ...

Yes, Mapei Ceramic Tile thinset is fine to use. Screed the low spots flat and let dry.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-08-2022, 05:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 398
Posted By Lou_MA
CX - would you go right over the deck mud in the...

CX - would you go right over the deck mud in the hole with slip sheet and lath?
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-08-2022, 05:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 398
Posted By Lou_MA
Yes

Yes
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-08-2022, 04:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 398
Posted By Lou_MA
How do you guys patch holes in plywood subfloors?

Shower floor with nearly a 5” hole for the old drain, before it was moved. Two layers of ply, combined thickness 1-1/4”.

Curious how you pros patch it?

Cut a square of 3/4” and fit over the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-04-2022, 10:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 548
Posted By Lou_MA
Making a dry pack pan for a linear drain is as...

Making a dry pack pan for a linear drain is as simple as it gets. Only one sloped plane.

I’d pick up a bucket mortar mixer and give it a go.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-04-2022, 10:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 553
Posted By Lou_MA
Mud bed methods

Anyone know the reason why there’s not a tcna method for bonding mud beds to wooden subfloors?

I’m just curious. Thinset sticks to plywood. Dry pack sticks to thinset. If the floor is stiff...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-01-2022, 09:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,499
Posted By Lou_MA
Not that I know of. 254 tds says to mix with...

Not that I know of.

254 tds says to mix with just water.

333 tds doesn’t list 254 as an approved mixing powder.

Even if it was sanctioned, there’s no way I’d want to work with anything...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-17-2022, 06:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 596
Posted By Lou_MA
Should’ve bought a scratch ticket cause today was...

Should’ve bought a scratch ticket cause today was my lucky day.

Mudded this 4’ x 10’ bathroom floor up about 3/4” and not only did I not make the floor more out-of-plane than it was (which has...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-15-2022, 11:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 600
Posted By Lou_MA
Too many variables to guess. Get quotes...

Too many variables to guess.

Get quotes from local installers.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-12-2022, 11:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,763
Posted By Lou_MA
Why not just move niche height so it lines up...

Why not just move niche height so it lines up with a row of tile?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-12-2022, 10:10 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,158
Posted By Lou_MA
We had what felt like record warmth @ 56 degrees....

We had what felt like record warmth @ 56 degrees.

Back to low 30’s and snow tomorrow.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-12-2022, 06:06 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,158
Posted By Lou_MA
I’ve at a minimum waited about 16 hours. But...

I’ve at a minimum waited about 16 hours. But that’s just the time between end of one work day and beginning of next.

It really depends on temp and humidity. If it’s firmed up and the color has...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-06-2022, 07:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 596
Posted By Lou_MA
Thanks guys. Before I had any experience at all,...

Thanks guys. Before I had any experience at all, I thought the straight edges would be riding along the screeds like rails. I learned pretty quickly it wasn’t that easy. I’ve gotten better but...
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