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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 05:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,361
Posted By Lou_MA
Try a 3/8Ē notch trowel. Lift and check for...

Try a 3/8Ē notch trowel. Lift and check for thinset coverage (ďpeaksĒ of thinset) and adjust trowel size, angle, etc.

Youíre aiming to get 95% thinset coverage without getting a whole lot of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-24-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 414
Posted By Lou_MA
I donít see any there, correct. Itís usually...

I donít see any there, correct. Itís usually about pea size.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-24-2019, 05:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 414
Posted By Lou_MA
A few handfuls of pea gravel or similar around...

A few handfuls of pea gravel or similar around the threaded drain portion will keep the weep holes clear. So will products like this...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-20-2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 428
Posted By Lou_MA
I haven’t used the preformed curb in a long time,...

I haven’t used the preformed curb in a long time, but I recall it being too wide for my liking. I’d skip it in favor of bricks or 2” k-board.

I don’t know that you need to cut back any more...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-19-2019, 09:29 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 8,201
Posted By Lou_MA
No plastic. Use some thinset to bond the mud bed...

No plastic. Use some thinset to bond the mud bed to the slab.

Donít know what product you might be referring to about supporting the linear drain - ?
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-18-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By Lou_MA
If tile and grout is cracked, thereís vertical...

If tile and grout is cracked, thereís vertical movement. And no membrane, thinset, or grout will be able to mitigate that.

Even though prior floor lasted 15 years, had the plans specíd that the...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-17-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 344
Posted By Lou_MA
Interesting. I had a recent thread related to...

Interesting. I had a recent thread related to this -

https://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=127537

Schluter tech support and my local rep both recommended / signed off on...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-12-2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 8,201
Posted By Lou_MA
If Schluter specs call for unmodified, i’d use...

If Schluter specs call for unmodified, i’d use that. Albeit a high quality one. In my opinion, a modified where it isn’t needed is a waste of money. Any additional thinset strength is a moot point...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-12-2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 315
Posted By Lou_MA
At that bottom intersection, looks like the...

At that bottom intersection, looks like the joints are starting to wander. I prob would’ve gone with at least 1/8” as well.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-11-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 422
Posted By Lou_MA
Looks good, thatís pretty much what I aim for. ...

Looks good, thatís pretty much what I aim for.

Canít speak as to if it wears out the blade unevenly. I havenít noticed it doing so, but I only do a dozen or so miter cuts fairly infrequently.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-11-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 422
Posted By Lou_MA
I just picture it taking a looong time and...

I just picture it taking a looong time and kicking up loads of dust. If you try it, let us know how it turns out.

FWIW, when I miter on the wet saw, I put the tile on a piece of cardboard so Iím...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-11-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 240
Posted By Lou_MA
Holden - Iím curious why you say it has no...

Holden - Iím curious why you say it has no business in a shower?

What if the slope was being fixed prior to a topical membrane? Since it would be underneath the waterproofing, would it be ok...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-10-2019, 09:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 422
Posted By Lou_MA
Wet saw blade is a T3 razor. Contractors direct....

Wet saw blade is a T3 razor. Contractors direct.

Grinder is a 4Ē makita. Blade is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-10-2019, 06:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 422
Posted By Lou_MA
Diamond pad on an angle grinder would take a long...

Diamond pad on an angle grinder would take a long time on porcelain.

I usually do a quirk miter, where I leave a strong 1/16” or more of the square edge before the bevel starts. Makes it less...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-10-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 240
Posted By Lou_MA
Itís not a waterproofing material so Iíd think it...

Itís not a waterproofing material so Iíd think it would still let moisture through, although probably not as quickly as deck mud. I wouldnít be surprised if grout joints on the shower floor stayed...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-09-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 952
Posted By Lou_MA
It's going to be easiest to fix it at this stage,...

It's going to be easiest to fix it at this stage, and get everything as flat, plumb and square as you can.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-09-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 317
Posted By Lou_MA
In all fairness, there's a lot of bad / wrong...

In all fairness, there's a lot of bad / wrong info out there, some from sources that look legit. Even if you think you've been diligent in your research.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-06-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 518
Posted By Lou_MA
Tap on the tile with a screwdriver or similar. ...

Tap on the tile with a screwdriver or similar. Does it sound hollow? Any movement when you press on the tiles?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-06-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,845
Posted By Lou_MA
You really only need 1/16Ē or so of slope to the...

You really only need 1/16Ē or so of slope to the inside. Wouldnít give me any concern about mounting a glass panel on it.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-05-2019, 05:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 518
Posted By Lou_MA
Try the following steps, in order, to try and...

Try the following steps, in order, to try and pinpoint the leak.

1. Cap off the shower head and any sprays. Turn on the water to pressurize the pipes. If it leaks, it’s the plumbing.

2. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-22-2019, 08:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 245
Posted By Lou_MA
I was thinking about cutting a Kerdi band patch...

I was thinking about cutting a Kerdi band patch that just covers the Kerdi Fix, and blue taping around it. Kerdi Fix in the patch and pull the tape.

Sounds reasonable in theory, don’t know how...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-22-2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 14,939
Posted By Lou_MA
Iíve had spectralock turn yellow even without any...

Iíve had spectralock turn yellow even without any windows. As well as the matching white silicone turn yellow.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-22-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 245
Posted By Lou_MA
Think I made a mistake today, looking for advice....

Think I made a mistake today, looking for advice.

I’m tiling a shower, and set the walls first based off a ledger board. I pulled the ledger and covered the screw holes with a smear of Kerdi-Fix...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-21-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 441
Posted By Lou_MA
Iíd add some structural ply to the bench top

Iíd add some structural ply to the bench top
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-20-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 441
Posted By Lou_MA
Do you have structural plywood on the top of that...

Do you have structural plywood on the top of that bench? Or is it just durock directly to framing?
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