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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-05-2021, 05:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,375
Posted By HooKooDoo Ku
A point to make that I don't see specifically...

A point to make that I don't see specifically made in the thread yet...

A hairline crack in grout SHOULD NOT cause the failure of a shower.
Tile and grout are just hard "wear" surfaces. They...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-05-2021, 10:04 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,375
Posted By HooKooDoo Ku
Y'all talk about a flood test... but given what...

Y'all talk about a flood test... but given what caused the need to redo this shower in the first place was a leaking bench... I've got to wonder if where this install was going was going to fix that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-25-2020, 07:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 406
Posted By HooKooDoo Ku
While you have everything open, you might want to...

While you have everything open, you might want to consider putting some drywall inside what I assume is a closet under the stairs.

While it might not have been required at the time your house was...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-23-2020, 04:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,920
Posted By HooKooDoo Ku
The extra plywood will play little into...

The extra plywood will play little into deflection.
Determining if the "structure is good for tiling" is a room for room thing.

What you might not realize is that when you step into a room, the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-23-2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,920
Posted By HooKooDoo Ku
Thanks for the correction. I've seen the...

Thanks for the correction.
I've seen the Liberry article, but it's been a while and I was trying to go from memory.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-23-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,920
Posted By HooKooDoo Ku
If you add that second layer of 1/2" plywood, I...

If you add that second layer of 1/2" plywood, I seem to recall the following recommendations:

1. Run the 2nd layer "the other way".
If the existing plywood sub-floor runs "up and down" the room,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-21-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,109
Posted By HooKooDoo Ku
One thought I was going to put forth was to add...

One thought I was going to put forth was to add layers of plywood to build up the height of the step (construction adhesive to glue the wood to the step... or counter-sunk concrete screws if you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-08-2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 796
Posted By HooKooDoo Ku
As for the dried mastic (or what ever adhesive it...

As for the dried mastic (or what ever adhesive it is), I personally would try to scrap or ground off the excess material to try to redo the whole installation. However, you want to be real careful...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-08-2020, 01:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 796
Posted By HooKooDoo Ku
I'm just a DIYer like you... But it's my...

I'm just a DIYer like you...
But it's my understanding that caulk is only NEEDED where you have a change of plane (i.e. where there might be slight movement). So I think I just grouted around the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-08-2020, 08:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,196
Posted By HooKooDoo Ku
If this ONLY a tub and NOT a shower, then the...

If this ONLY a tub and NOT a shower, then the walls do not need to be water proofed... in which case I too would ask why not just tile over plaster... unless the wall is not "FLAT".

As for the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-26-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 870
Posted By HooKooDoo Ku
Looks darker because it doesn't have the...

Looks darker because it doesn't have the construction dust???

I'm just a DIYer... but that's sounding a lot like he's trying to blow smoke up your hiney to me.

That's basically saying that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-15-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 742
Posted By HooKooDoo Ku
I HOPE you misunderstood what this "structural"...

I HOPE you misunderstood what this "structural" engineer said... because otherwise, I, with an Electrical Engineering degree understands structural engineering more than this guy.

What is true is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-14-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 742
Posted By HooKooDoo Ku
If utilities are not in the way, the easiest...

If utilities are not in the way, the easiest method to stiffen up a floor (whether because you need to for a tile installation, or just because you don't like the bounce in the floor), the easiest...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-13-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 12,798
Posted By HooKooDoo Ku
Greg, Sounds like you need to make sure you've...

Greg,
Sounds like you need to make sure you've checked with local codes.

"Typical" residential building codes allow tubs to have a 1-1/2" drain, but require a 2" drain for a shower unless the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-10-2020, 11:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 574
Posted By HooKooDoo Ku
Not sure how much of a pain it would be... but...

Not sure how much of a pain it would be... but could you "simply" make the grout joints wider at one end than the other?

After all, if you are using 3" subway tile over.. what... a 5' x 5' wall?...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-07-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,327
Posted By HooKooDoo Ku
I'm just a DIYer here... but it seems to me that...

I'm just a DIYer here... but it seems to me that if water is staying inside the pan, then you don't have failing pan.

{Is it turning into a "nasty" pan because maybe it's retaining water and stuff...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-07-2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,522
Posted By HooKooDoo Ku
I'm just a DIYer... but that's all I had to read...

I'm just a DIYer... but that's all I had to read to know the pros here were going to tell you that that is a do-over.

Just like the pros told you that Durock is NOT water proof (just water...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-06-2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 527
Posted By HooKooDoo Ku
IMHO: The second picture looks much better than...

IMHO: The second picture looks much better than the 1st.

Unless you are going to be able to perfectly space the back splash tile so that you can get all the wall tile joints to line up with a back...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-18-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 540
Posted By HooKooDoo Ku
As a DIYer, when I've had to do some drilling in...

As a DIYer, when I've had to do some drilling in brick, I've used a regular masonry bit. I've found it works best if you can find a way to trickle some water down the wall and into the hole to help...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-14-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,461
Posted By HooKooDoo Ku
What size tile are you using? That archway...

What size tile are you using?
That archway seems to be 6' to 8' wide, and doesn't have a very tight radius. If you're using 4" to 6" tile, I think approximating the archway with strait cuts on the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-07-2020, 02:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,369
Posted By HooKooDoo Ku
The problem with grinding the trim plate is that...

The problem with grinding the trim plate is that in 10 years, when gold fixtures come back in style and the owner is updating the shower with a new gold fixtures, he's going to be cursing you to high...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-07-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,003
Posted By HooKooDoo Ku
Yeah, if you want a "properly" installed shower,...

Yeah, if you want a "properly" installed shower, you need to demo the walls back down to the studs so that you insure the entire shower is water tight.

One of the things I regularly hear the pros...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-06-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,775
Posted By HooKooDoo Ku
A quick google of "compressive strength of...

A quick google of "compressive strength of porcelain tile" immediately finds an article that claims:

That suggests the tile could survive the entire 5,000lb load being supported on just one of the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-13-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,409
Posted By HooKooDoo Ku
If I'm recalling the "rule of thumb" correctly on...

If I'm recalling the "rule of thumb" correctly on this...

Compare various tiles like Dan is asking. What it the largest difference in either the length of the longest v. shortest tile, or the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-18-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 905
Posted By HooKooDoo Ku
I used my Dremel tool with a diamond bit... but I...

I used my Dremel tool with a diamond bit... but I like Mike's suggestion better.
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