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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 04:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 119
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Yes, that is correct. Take a look at the...

Yes, that is correct.

Take a look at the photos in the thread to get an idea of layout options
Forum: The Mud Box Yesterday, 06:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 122
Posted By Houston Remodeler
and its still raining.

and its still raining.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 06:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 119
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Bob, We are such geeks, we have a whole...

Bob,

We are such geeks, we have a whole thread (https://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=85869) on this very thing.... :foilhat:

It answers your next 10 questions too
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-13-2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,266
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Our next shower has a tub attached, no mud for me...

Our next shower has a tub attached, no mud for me for a spell
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-12-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 333
Posted By Houston Remodeler
I've used Liquid BackerBoard on two of my...

I've used Liquid BackerBoard on two of my properties with success.

I've not used the Mapei products yet.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-12-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,266
Posted By Houston Remodeler
I've thought of the clear box idea, but was...

I've thought of the clear box idea, but was concerned about capillary action along the acrylic giving a false impression. Building one then breaking it apart would be a better test.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-10-2018, 11:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 175
Posted By Houston Remodeler
1- 90% of showers fail at the curb due to...

1- 90% of showers fail at the curb due to improper waterproofing

3- Manufacturer training, reps, and their YouTube videos. The only non-manufacturer tile guy on youtube to watch is Sal DiBlasi....
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-10-2018, 11:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 181
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Puke, Modern thinsets come in all different...

Puke,

Modern thinsets come in all different consistency requirements within a small range to allow for conditions.

If setting over very thirsty cement board or a SOG, or with thirsty tile, we...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-10-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 267
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Welcome to the forum, and thanks for the belly...

Welcome to the forum, and thanks for the belly laugh. :D Of course you already know our answer; NO !:suspect:

To properly install cement board (CBU) a layer of thinset is applied to the floor,...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-09-2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,266
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Really? I wouldn't mind a free trip to Bethany to...

Really? I wouldn't mind a free trip to Bethany to share my wealth of knowledge.... :stick:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-08-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 562
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Ryan, As typical to every kerdi shower, set...

Ryan,

As typical to every kerdi shower, set your drain then pack your mud bed to the drywall. When finished, kerdi fabric from the drain to above the shower head.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-08-2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,266
Posted By Houston Remodeler
You could always add 1/8 to the height of the...

You could always add 1/8 to the height of the perimeter

Or use 3701, or 209, or 4 to 1
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-08-2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,266
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Its nice to see you tried at least. As with...

Its nice to see you tried at least.

As with any method, the more you practice the better and faster you get.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-08-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 610
Posted By Houston Remodeler
yes, all of it. Sorry about that

yes, all of it. Sorry about that
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-08-2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 998
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Make sure plumber friend has a level to assure...

Make sure plumber friend has a level to assure the drain is... level. :yo:
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-08-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,266
Posted By Houston Remodeler
either. In this method, the dry sand +...

either.

In this method, the dry sand + portland is screeded. Not packed, not troweled.

Once wetted you can try to pack it, but that's pretty useless. I often trowel after wetting to smooth...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-07-2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,266
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Yes, its why I came up with the misting part. ...

Yes, its why I came up with the misting part.

I can tell you if you trowel the sand mix + sand dry, it will bring the portland to the top and push the aggregate down. This will leave a silvery...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-07-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,266
Posted By Houston Remodeler
When I started this method I used two parts sand...

When I started this method I used two parts sand mix + one part sand.

The only difference in the outcome was a little sandier top when finished. A negligible difference.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-06-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,266
Posted By Houston Remodeler
In the same house is this 4 foot by 7 foot shower...

In the same house is this 4 foot by 7 foot shower pan with linear drain.

Its sexy smooth.

Water proofed with Laticrete quick set
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-06-2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,266
Posted By Houston Remodeler
You can use a garden hose.... watch this video...

You can use a garden hose.... watch this video (https://youtu.be/f6GpFJniiD4) from November 2017

We floated this 11 foot by 4 foot shower floor last week using a garden hose also. Mostly because...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-04-2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,450
Posted By Houston Remodeler
:yo:

:yo:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-02-2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,886
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Can you feel the wall flex? More won't hurt...

Can you feel the wall flex?

More won't hurt as long as you can waterproof over the new screws.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-02-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 571
Posted By Houston Remodeler
That area is called the tile flange. ...

That area is called the tile flange.

Normally the sheet plastic behind the cement board overlaps the tile flange

OR

A surface applied membrane is placed over the cement board + over the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-02-2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 443
Posted By Houston Remodeler
For Schluter, its kerdi board + kerdi band +...

For Schluter, its kerdi board + kerdi band + kerdi sheet membrane for the floor.

Any non natural stone is fine.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-01-2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 638
Posted By Houston Remodeler
I cross-posted this on the Tile Geeks page on FB

I cross-posted this on the Tile Geeks page on FB
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