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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-02-2022, 09:48 AM
Replies: 115
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Posted By ss3964spd
Looking good, Mike! Dang - looks like the...

Looking good, Mike!

Dang - looks like the width of the niche is just enough to preclude using a single piece for the top and bottom. Had the same thing happen when I did the front of my benches;...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-01-2022, 03:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 173
Posted By ss3964spd
Might work for foam and cement board, but I think...

Might work for foam and cement board, but I think the screw holes in the metal studs will strip before you could get the head counter sunk in a dense material like Hardie.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-01-2022, 01:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 463
Posted By ss3964spd
Heidi, you don't really want the Hardie "wet", as...

Heidi, you don't really want the Hardie "wet", as in no standing water. Sponging it a couple of times to dampen it is all you need.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-01-2022, 12:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,593
Posted By ss3964spd
Yup, all the cut ends are hidden. I just had to...

Yup, all the cut ends are hidden. I just had to give the fabricator very detailed instructions on which edges on each of the 10 total pieces needed to be finished.

I could be wrong about the BB's...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-01-2022, 11:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,269
Posted By ss3964spd
I needed to take down the entire ceiling in that...

I needed to take down the entire ceiling in that bathroom and adjacent linen closet, so went into the attic with a snow shovel to relocate the blown in insulation. That one small piece of drywall was...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-30-2022, 09:36 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,593
Posted By ss3964spd
I had the stone fabricator came out to measure...

I had the stone fabricator came out to measure for the vanity tops, the top of the seat between the vanities, and the two corner benches. I provided them the measurements and edge finishing...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-29-2022, 09:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,269
Posted By ss3964spd
Turby, no way, of course, to miss any fasteners...

Turby, no way, of course, to miss any fasteners when removing that layer in that way. You'd need to deem the saw blade sacrificial. I have several. ;) If your blade is an especially good one you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-29-2022, 09:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 624
Posted By ss3964spd
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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-29-2022, 09:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 112
Posted By ss3964spd
Welcome back, Hai, Recently installed a...

Welcome back, Hai,

Recently installed a bathroom floor using 4"X8" marble, and decided to clean each one, about 200 total, due to the same reason; all were covered in dust front and back. I just...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-28-2022, 04:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,593
Posted By ss3964spd
Very welcome. 1) Yup. The preformed corners...

Very welcome.

1) Yup. The preformed corners have the all important fleece both inside and outside.

2) Exactly, simply cut the two vertical end studs at a slight angle. You don't need much. I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-28-2022, 02:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,269
Posted By ss3964spd
I am a fan of a surgical approach to demolition,...

I am a fan of a surgical approach to demolition, Turby, helps avoid collateral damage.

If that's loose fill insulation I see, be ready for a whole mess of it when you take down that shower ceiling.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-27-2022, 12:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,593
Posted By ss3964spd
A valid question, but capillary action hasn't...

A valid question, but capillary action hasn't been an issue for mine. Not yet anyway.

In the photo below the shower side of the pony wall is clad with water proof foam board, as is the vertical...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-27-2022, 07:55 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,114
Posted By ss3964spd
Anytime, Mike. Not that it likely matters, but I...

Anytime, Mike. Not that it likely matters, but I should have noted that the two oldest were grouted with Spectralock Pro/Pro Premium, newest was done with Spectralock 1.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-26-2022, 05:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 463
Posted By ss3964spd
I really have comparatively little experience...

I really have comparatively little experience with mortar mixing, Jim, but I feel like if it hasn't become smooth and creamy/soft by the end if the initial mix/slake/final mix process it probably...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-26-2022, 05:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,593
Posted By ss3964spd
I suppose you can paint over Kerdi band, but the...

I suppose you can paint over Kerdi band, but the resulting texture isn't likely to be to your, well, liking. You could probably cover it in drywall compound, prime it, then paint it, but I think it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-26-2022, 04:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 463
Posted By ss3964spd
The marine grade ply won't hurt anything in this...

The marine grade ply won't hurt anything in this application, Heidi, but wasn't necessary. And I wouldn't be concerned about the mortar between the ply and the Hardie, for the mortar's primary...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-26-2022, 04:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,593
Posted By ss3964spd
Sean, 1) The 2.5" of band pass the glass...

Sean,

1) The 2.5" of band pass the glass will be fine, but if you do not extend the tile over the band, how would you finish the band? As well, if the tile stops at the edge of the glass there...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-26-2022, 03:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 463
Posted By ss3964spd
Welcome, Heidi, Mortar does have a "pot"...

Welcome, Heidi,

Mortar does have a "pot" life, or working time; the time from when it is first mixed to when it becomes too stiff and dry (it is actually curing in the bucket) to be useable. Some...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-26-2022, 03:13 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,927
Posted By ss3964spd
I'd probably want to split the difference as in...

I'd probably want to split the difference as in photo #2. Are the gaps along both mitered edges consistent?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-26-2022, 11:58 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,114
Posted By ss3964spd
FWIW, Mike, I grouted all the joints in the 3...

FWIW, Mike, I grouted all the joints in the 3 niches I have installed. The first was done back in 2007 ish. 2nd was back in Oct 2019, and 3rd was recently. No cracks in the grout in any of them.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-26-2022, 07:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,407
Posted By ss3964spd
Marc, what I trying to convey was if you centered...

Marc, what I trying to convey was if you centered the layout on the hood would doing so then throw it off at the window, so which is more important visually? As I now read centering on the hood is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-25-2022, 08:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,407
Posted By ss3964spd
No concern with centering the pattern on the...

No concern with centering the pattern on the window also, Marc?

You could always just put something decorative on the counter in that left corner.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-23-2022, 09:54 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,114
Posted By ss3964spd
Whatever works, 'eh Mike? I'm so consumed with...

Whatever works, 'eh Mike? I'm so consumed with working neatly that when setting large tile format tile I don't comb the mortar onto the wall, I comb it onto the back of each tile, one atta time. Is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-23-2022, 09:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,269
Posted By ss3964spd
Making good progress, Turby. It is highly...

Making good progress, Turby.

It is highly unlikely those two wood framed enclosure walls are load bearing. For them to be there would be headers above the openings (which you'd find once the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-23-2022, 08:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 393
Posted By ss3964spd
Given the 2" wide flat perimeter, it seems to me...

Given the 2" wide flat perimeter, it seems to me that even if you sloped the tile with mortar water will get through the tile and grout, soak into the mortar, and possibly just sit on that little...
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