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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-15-2019, 08:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 517
Posted By greenjp
Email them. I emailed the tech support address...

Email them. I emailed the tech support address when I was making my shower a couple of years ago, the main (only?) US tech support guy contacted me directly and was very helpful over the course of a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-01-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 11,833
Posted By greenjp
I used Laticrete Strataheat in my bathroom, it's...

I used Laticrete Strataheat in my bathroom, it's pretty much the same as Ditra heat. Laticrete specifically recommends prefilling the mat, letting it dry, then installing the tiles. Use a grout...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-24-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,674
Posted By greenjp
Thanks, I was pretty happy with how it turned out...

Thanks, I was pretty happy with how it turned out all things considered. MIL's brother went by today and found little evidence of the tank leak, tightened one of the nuts a bit and watched it for a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-24-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,674
Posted By greenjp
I finished up this job this past weekend. ...

I finished up this job this past weekend.

First I did some minor trimming of the joists to get everything level. Then I extended the supply pipe up above the floor, and attached a length of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-28-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 187
Posted By greenjp
You could look into using a piece of Wedi or...

You could look into using a piece of Wedi or Kerdi board in one of the thinner sizes (Wedi is available 1/8" thick), adhered and sealed all around with their sealants, and then tile over that. It'll...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-28-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Posted By greenjp
I'm in the midst of a very similar job myself...

I'm in the midst of a very similar job myself (https://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=126992)

I found an oscillating/multi tool with a grout blade very effective at cutting out...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-14-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 377
Posted By greenjp
You're going to be putting in about a million...

You're going to be putting in about a million screws in that room (very quick back of the envelope suggests ~2,000). A good self-drilling and countersinking head type screw with a torx/star drive...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-12-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 500
Posted By greenjp
I'm sure for normal applications the problem is...

I'm sure for normal applications the problem is my expectations. It just seemed to me, for instance when using Ultraflex 2, that when mixed per the directions it was sorta dry and started getting...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-12-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 500
Posted By greenjp
One thing I've noticed is that if you mix per the...

One thing I've noticed is that if you mix per the directions mortar is a lot stiffer and drier than you'd expect. It's really frustrating when you read the directions for installing something like...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-11-2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 500
Posted By greenjp
How much water did you use? Mapei advised me to...

How much water did you use? Mapei advised me to use a 3:1 powder to water ratio when mixing small batches.

The Keralastic is only specified when you'll be installing this where it'll be...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-10-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,674
Posted By greenjp
Thanks Kevin. Another advanced planning...

Thanks Kevin.

Another advanced planning question - I'm figuring to use a rapid setting mortar when I set the tiles so I can be done with this job in a single visit. I'm only setting 6 12x12...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-03-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,674
Posted By greenjp
The Strataheat mat is also thicker, 1/4" I...

The Strataheat mat is also thicker, 1/4" I believe. I just happen to have a bunch if it leftover from my bathroom job, and also have some regular Ditra (Floor and Decor sells it by the foot). ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-03-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,674
Posted By greenjp
Howdy folks, No progress on this recently but...

Howdy folks,
No progress on this recently but a question as I plan for a visit a few weeks away - is it generally considered OK to use double layers of Ditra, Stratamat, etc? I was able to get...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 05-01-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 546
Posted By greenjp
I will give the vinegar and Dawn combo a shot. ...

I will give the vinegar and Dawn combo a shot.

That Kaboom stuff is crazy, has a very powerful and uniquely awful smell to it. Haven't tried it in the new bathroom per the reasons above but if...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-30-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By greenjp
"... 1 - What would be the best sealer to use on...

"... 1 - What would be the best sealer to use on the sanded grout to repel water ..."
This is not really a thing. The grout isn't waterproof and no sealer will make it so. The waterproofing is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-28-2019, 07:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,417
Posted By greenjp
That back wall definitely needs more fasteners. ...

That back wall definitely needs more fasteners. Every 12" vertically. It's a screw with a special washer so it'd be obvious if they were there.
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 04-27-2019, 06:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 546
Posted By greenjp
Kevin, I'd definitely be interested in what...

Kevin,
I'd definitely be interested in what you use. There are a couple of areas in teh bathroom that are concealed where I could test it. Thanks,

jeff
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 04-23-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 546
Posted By greenjp
cleaner question

Question for everyone on what you use for general shower cleaning, and specifically for surface cleaning of grout. I built and tiled a full shower, using Flexcolor CQ (bamboo color I think) on the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-17-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,631
Posted By greenjp
Concur with the advice to move 'em down and make...

Concur with the advice to move 'em down and make the access via the vanity. This would not be difficult. Use whatever saw you like to make the cuts, get yourself a sharkbite deburring/depth tool, a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-16-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 13,416
Posted By greenjp
Do a search on your favorite site(s) for glass &...

Do a search on your favorite site(s) for glass & tile bits, or multimaterial bits. Plenty to choose from. Here are the ones I used for drilling through my wall tiles to mount my shower door:...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-13-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,905
Posted By greenjp
I had a shower fail in pretty much exactly the...

I had a shower fail in pretty much exactly the same sequence. Hmm where's this water coming from. Oh there's cracks in the grout in the shower. Uh oh some of these tiles are loose. What is this,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-09-2019, 07:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,674
Posted By greenjp
Howdy folks. Been a while since I've been able...

Howdy folks. Been a while since I've been able to work on this but am now strategizing for the next steps. I sistered in some 2x4 and 2x6s and added a cross piece here and there, so almost the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-07-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 406
Posted By greenjp
The product you're talking about is cement board,...

The product you're talking about is cement board, not concrete board, and yes it is an appropriate product for your shower. It will require additional measures for waterproofing, either in the form...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-03-2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,674
Posted By greenjp
First order of business this morning was...

First order of business this morning was replacing a leaking coolant hose on the MIL's car. With that out of the way I turned my attention to the bathroom...

The tiles came up very easily, just...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-03-2019, 06:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,674
Posted By greenjp
Kevin, Good eye. That's the end of a long...

Kevin,
Good eye. That's the end of a long bolt running through all three joists, the other end can be seen in this photo. It appears they put the 3rd one in, probably when the house was built, as...
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