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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-03-2021, 10:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,736
Posted By Shaklee3
Thanks! And I really appreciate all the answers...

Thanks! And I really appreciate all the answers from everyone in the thread. It made a huge difference in how I went about the shower construction
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-31-2021, 10:51 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,736
Posted By Shaklee3
I've been done tiling now for a while, but forgot...

I've been done tiling now for a while, but forgot to post the finished pictures. Still working on paint, but here's the final product.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-14-2021, 10:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 366
Posted By Shaklee3
Just a guess, but sometimes they put sheets of...

Just a guess, but sometimes they put sheets of paper, plastic, or mesh between tiles to protect them and they stick a bit on certain kinds. Does it come off easily?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-12-2021, 08:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 818
Posted By Shaklee3
The big box stores have wood/laminate transition...

The big box stores have wood/laminate transition pieces that should work if you're okay with that style.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-11-2021, 10:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 578
Posted By Shaklee3
It looks like it's all over the floor as well. I...

It looks like it's all over the floor as well. I don't see how you'll get that off without many days of scrubbing or just redoing the entire job. The grout lines weren't even wiped down, so getting...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-08-2021, 10:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,629
Posted By Shaklee3
Julia, that particular YouTuber has a lot of...

Julia, that particular YouTuber has a lot of followers and gets paid more by producing shock videos with sensational headlines. There are several reviews he did of products that were done incorrectly...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-05-2021, 10:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,629
Posted By Shaklee3
Talking Jim, judging by all the contractors that do it...

Jim, judging by all the contractors that do it wrong, I would say it is hard to make a shower that doesn't leak :). Equally hard to make it look good, which is why it's such a craft to do it right,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-04-2021, 10:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 344
Posted By Shaklee3
David, instead of a float on the ditra I like to...

David, instead of a float on the ditra I like to use a 4' or larger level. You can lean into it with two hands and get even pressure over a large surface. A float probably works too, but it's much...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-25-2021, 10:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,684
Posted By Shaklee3
Dustin, just to make sure, your corners where the...

Dustin, just to make sure, your corners where the board meets the board will need kerdi band and thinset. It looks like you put some of the white kerdi fix there too, and as far as I know schluter...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-25-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,736
Posted By Shaklee3
I don't know, and they're a shower glass company...

I don't know, and they're a shower glass company with good reviews :bonk:. Used the shower today for the first time and it's working great! Now I need to finish the rest of the bathroom.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-23-2021, 10:37 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,736
Posted By Shaklee3
Just a quick updated on this one. I finished...

Just a quick updated on this one. I finished tiling a while ago. I took Davy's recommendation and used Prism on the shower walls and floors instead of FlexColor CQ as I did on the bathroom floor. I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-18-2021, 10:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 438
Posted By Shaklee3
Either way, you won't be fixing anything by...

Either way, you won't be fixing anything by caulking over it because the caulking wasn't your waterproofing to begin with. You have moisture behind the tiles already. The caulking is just there...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-05-2021, 10:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 469
Posted By Shaklee3
Mapei's 4:1 mud says the minimum thickness is...

Mapei's 4:1 mud says the minimum thickness is 3/8", while Quickrete says 1/2". I've never tried that thin, though.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-30-2021, 10:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 272
Posted By Shaklee3
Ode, I would use one of the many existing...

Ode, I would use one of the many existing websites to see if they cover what you want. Arizona tile has a visualizer on their website that's pretty good. As long as you're just looking for a rough...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-26-2021, 05:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 734
Posted By Shaklee3
Andy, another option at Homer's is a premixed bag...

Andy, another option at Homer's is a premixed bag called "Quickrete Deck Mud", and I believe it's a 5:1 mix. I used it on mine and it was extremely easy to work with, and only $6/bag. I was going to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-23-2021, 11:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 550
Posted By Shaklee3
There is definitely no redgard because we would...

There is definitely no redgard because we would see it in your pictures there. If you don't think there's a barrier on the back, then I think the shower is installed incorrectly and needs to be...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-23-2021, 11:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 550
Posted By Shaklee3
Hi Melissa, do you have any pictures of behind...

Hi Melissa, do you have any pictures of behind the durock? Is there a moisture barrier behind it?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-23-2021, 10:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 550
Posted By Shaklee3
Hi Melissa, it looks like in the second picture...

Hi Melissa, it looks like in the second picture there is no waterproofing membrane on the durock. Do you know how they waterproofed the walls?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-15-2021, 10:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,277
Posted By Shaklee3
Scott, can you link to those posts? From what I...

Scott, can you link to those posts? From what I recall the CQ thread had generally happy people that used it on walls and floors. I don't remember reading anything about pooling.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-15-2021, 12:28 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,072
Posted By Shaklee3
Thanks Dan. I misread that as a recommendation to...

Thanks Dan. I misread that as a recommendation to grout instead of caulk. That cleared it up.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-15-2021, 07:26 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,072
Posted By Shaklee3
Dan, I'm confused on your #2. It sounds like it...

Dan, I'm confused on your #2. It sounds like it makes sense, but elsewhere people say to caulk the floor to wall transition: https://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=11223

Which is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-10-2021, 11:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,195
Posted By Shaklee3
Fred, back to your original question: it sounds...

Fred, back to your original question: it sounds like you said the total drop over 4.5' is 0.5", not that it drops 0.5" per foot. Is that right? If that's the case it's way off and patching it won't...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-10-2021, 11:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 714
Posted By Shaklee3
On the picture question, some phones, like...

On the picture question, some phones, like iPhones, will save the picture with metadata that says it's rotated wrong, and the phone will automatically rotate it when viewing it on there. But when you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-04-2021, 12:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,327
Posted By Shaklee3
Hi Ode, mine is a second floor osb 3/4" T&G. I...

Hi Ode, mine is a second floor osb 3/4" T&G. I used 4mil plastic for the membrane. Dimensions are about 48x48" with a triangle bench cutout. I think my kerdi drain was 1.5" above the subfloor and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-03-2021, 01:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,327
Posted By Shaklee3
Ode, I just did my first mud bed after cx...

Ode, I just did my first mud bed after cx suggested it, and it was not bad at all. I used about 9 50lb bags of mud, and mixing it myself was fairly easy to do as long as you're prepared. The Sal...
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