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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 07:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 108
Posted By cx
I've never had good luck with score-and-snap with...

I've never had good luck with score-and-snap with Talavera tiles, Karen.
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing Today, 07:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 51
Posted By cx
You'll do better with an actual grout release...

You'll do better with an actual grout release than a penetrating sealer for that purpose, Al.

My opinion; worth price charged.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout Today, 07:07 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,747
Posted By cx
Yeah, Davy, even the manufacturers (Quikrete or...

Yeah, Davy, even the manufacturers (Quikrete or Sakrete or maybe both) actually recommend that method for fence posts. Like you, I still mix my fence post concrete before placing.
Forum: The Mud Box Today, 07:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 219
Posted By cx
1. Nonsense! 2. I would not be surprised...

1. Nonsense!

2. I would not be surprised that a new Galvalume finish could be more reflective than a white finish, Wolfgang. It's pretty brtight stuff when fresh. But the galvalume will...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 10:34 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 963
Posted By cx
Always make me wonder why folks would go to all...

Always make me wonder why folks would go to all the trouble to cobble together pieces of foam to make a shower floor like that instead of simply making a mud bed that perfectly fits the shower...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 10:23 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,503
Posted By cx
Bryan, if you wanna use the Schluter products,...

Bryan, if you wanna use the Schluter products, you should follow the Schluter instructions. If you don't care for the modified v. un-modified debate, use a competitive uncoupling membrane that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 335
Posted By cx
Welcome, Skyler. :) I've combined your new...

Welcome, Skyler. :)

I've combined your new thread with your project thread for continuity. Always best to have all the Q&A in one place. A moderator can give it a more generic title any time...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By cx
Karen, rather than confuse an old thread, you'll...

Karen, rather than confuse an old thread, you'll do much better if you ask that question on your own project thread where we have the proper context to work with. :)
Forum: The Mud Box 06-03-2020, 09:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 219
Posted By cx
That's what I recall for the material when I...

That's what I recall for the material when I installed 26ga Tennessee Vee roofing, Wolfgang. And that was a long time ago. For an installed heavy gauge (whatever that is these days) colored...
Forum: The Mud Box 06-03-2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 219
Posted By cx
Wolfgang, while you may want to DIY a Tennessee...

Wolfgang, while you may want to DIY a Tennessee Vee roof, you really don't even wanna attempt a standing seam. While it is possible to do using hand tools and buying pre-formed ridges, you will not...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-03-2020, 10:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,109
Posted By cx
Welcome, Jax. :) It'll help if you'll keep...

Welcome, Jax. :)

It'll help if you'll keep all your project questions on one thread so folks can see what you're working on and what's been previously asked and answered. A moderator can give it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-01-2020, 10:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 163
Posted By cx
Welcome back, Victor. :) The surest way to...

Welcome back, Victor. :)

The surest way to get exactly the height you want in a finished tile installation over a wood framed floor is to set the tile over a reinforced mud bed. The minimum...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-01-2020, 11:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 963
Posted By cx
You'll wanna be very careful with that change to...

You'll wanna be very careful with that change to a direct bonded waterproofing membrane type shower receptor, too. If you're tile contractor is not familiar with such systems, you could have major...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-31-2020, 08:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 963
Posted By cx
You can Google Hydroban, Jon. It's a...

You can Google Hydroban, Jon. It's a liquid-applied direct bonded waterproofing membrane (ANSI A118.10) made by Laticrete. It can, indeed, be used to waterproof the walls of your shower. But you...
Forum: The Mud Box 05-31-2020, 06:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 219
Posted By cx
Not quite what I said, Wolfgang. I said the...

Not quite what I said, Wolfgang. I said the 26ga. roofing would protect a lot better than the 29ga. I've still seen insurance companies declare 26ga roofs a total loss after really severe hail...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-31-2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 995
Posted By cx
Travis, Custom Building Products formerly...

Travis, Custom Building Products formerly published specific thickness requirements for each coat and for the thickness for the total application of RedGard. That was at least a measurable quantity,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-31-2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,570
Posted By cx
Not sure without a photo just what you're...

Not sure without a photo just what you're experiencing, but there is nothing that should be removed from Durock before using except for pieces cut off to make it fit your space.

My opinion; worth...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-31-2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 963
Posted By cx
The problem with the curb is most likely to occur...

The problem with the curb is most likely to occur if the curb was not finished with metal lath and fat mud. If CBU was used on the curb, it's a Bozo No-No.

All horizontal surfaces (window sils,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-31-2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 995
Posted By cx
Not sure I'm understanding your question, Travis,...

Not sure I'm understanding your question, Travis, but I would comment that I don't think you have enough RedGard on your walls for proper waterproofing.

My opinion; worth price charged.
Forum: The Mud Box 05-31-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 219
Posted By cx
I've installed and had installed many metal roofs...

I've installed and had installed many metal roofs here in my area of south central Texas, Wolfgang. The ones I've actually installed were of the Tennessee Vee type with no special equipment being...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-31-2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 963
Posted By cx
Add, "or not installed correctly over a proper...

Add, "or not installed correctly over a proper pre-slope" and you've got it. The minimum required thickness of the top mud bed is a uniform 1 1/2 inches, by the way.

Removing the top layer of mud...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-31-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 963
Posted By cx
Welcome, Jon. :) No, that's probably not...

Welcome, Jon. :)

No, that's probably not correct.

What they need to do start over and build you a properly waterproofed shower, which is what you paid them for.

Removing only the bottom...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-30-2020, 09:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 172
Posted By cx
Mmmm, there's that word again.:D I very...

Mmmm, there's that word again.:D

I very strongly recommend against that. Same goes for the waterproofing.

If you do any of the work between what the GC has done and what the tile installer...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-30-2020, 07:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 508
Posted By cx
Understand. Floating floor coverings without...

Understand. Floating floor coverings without baseboards is definitely a problem.

Whether the vinyl would try to creep down the slope over time is something I just don't have any experience with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-30-2020, 07:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 172
Posted By cx
Welcome, Rachel. :) It's helpful to put a...

Welcome, Rachel. :)

It's helpful to put a geographic location into your User Profile so it appears in each post to aid in answering some types of questions.

If you don't plan to do this work...
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