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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 05:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 315
Posted By cx
I can't tell by your photos, but will you even...

I can't tell by your photos, but will you even have vertical room for two sweeps and a drain fitting with proper fall, even if you ream out the top of that trap as Jim suggests?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 04:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 420
Posted By cx
You could fill those low spots, MJ, but I...

You could fill those low spots, MJ, but I wouldn't bother. Your mortar will fill them when placed over your cleavage membrane, 'specially if you use polyethylene sheeting as your membrane. Your...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 03:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 280
Posted By cx
Rich, your comment about your "sagging beams"...

Rich, your comment about your "sagging beams" requires me to suggest you correct all your foundation/floor framing issues before you continue with your remodel. Even were you to create the perfect...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 03:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 153
Posted By cx
Welcome, Al. :) Can't say I've ever heard of...

Welcome, Al. :)

Can't say I've ever heard of your waterproofing membrane. That would be this Lanco MD-863...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-22-2021, 08:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 127
Posted By cx
I agree with Davy. And, while vinegar might...

I agree with Davy.

And, while vinegar might remove the haze, if you put vinegar or similar acid on there this early, anything that ever goes wrong with that grout, or even the tile installation,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-22-2021, 01:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 154
Posted By cx
Welcome, Rebecca. :) If your contract or...

Welcome, Rebecca. :)

If your contract or proposal from the tile contractor doesn't specifically include sealing the unglazed tiles, you can most safely assume that sealing is not included in his...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-21-2021, 05:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 175
Posted By cx
I think it speaks volumes about the state of the...

I think it speaks volumes about the state of the entire residential construction industry when someone would actually expect to be paid for work of that apparent quality. And that's just the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-21-2021, 03:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,024
Posted By cx
Think he's asking about sealants rather than...

Think he's asking about sealants rather than sealers, Jim. The makers of your grouts should have color matched sealants for your movement accommodation joints, Mike. If not, you can shop online at...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-21-2021, 01:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 280
Posted By cx
Welcome, Rich. :) A geographic location in...

Welcome, Rich. :)

A geographic location in your User Profile is often helpful in answering some types of questions.

For clarification, the 2x4s are in fact your floor joists. The 4x4 pieces...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-21-2021, 01:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 250
Posted By cx
Welcome, Colin. :) It'll help if you'll put...

Welcome, Colin. :)

It'll help if you'll put a geographic location into your User Profile. It can make a difference in response to some types of questions to know your climate zone and, in your...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-21-2021, 09:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 94
Posted By cx
I recommend you add whatever the grout...

I recommend you add whatever the grout manufacturer recommends and only what the manufacturer recommends.

Others on here will make different recommendations on grouts for your shower and you must...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-21-2021, 08:34 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,390
Posted By cx
If your sister covers the center thirds of your...

If your sister covers the center thirds of your joist span, it should be OK. Best I can tell looking back through your thread, that sister would need to be about seven feet long extending from one...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-21-2021, 08:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 366
Posted By cx
1. Run the tiles in whatever direction you and...

1. Run the tiles in whatever direction you and Mrs. Mike want them.

2. If you don't want something protruding into the shower, make a small recessed niche for her foot instead.

3. Put the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-21-2021, 08:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 94
Posted By cx
Welcome, Mike. :) The traditional...

Welcome, Mike. :)

The traditional mud/liner/mud shower receptors have been used for many decades and, properly done, work just fine throughout their lifespan.

There is nothing in the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-21-2021, 07:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 103
Posted By cx
I thought we'd gotten over the OSB vs. Plywood...

I thought we'd gotten over the OSB vs. Plywood when it comes to strength or rigidity, but, again, what you see in those TCNA Methods is testing that someone paid for. If the test (ASTM C627) was run...
Forum: The Mud Box 09-21-2021, 07:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 370
Posted By cx
Mmmm. Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom...

Mmmm. Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night......... :(
Forum: The Mud Box 09-21-2021, 07:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 86
Posted By cx
Cool Dutchmen! 'Specially the tapered one. ...

Cool Dutchmen! 'Specially the tapered one. Shows creativity, Kevin. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-20-2021, 08:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,124
Posted By cx
You'll wanna read the technical information from...

You'll wanna read the technical information from the manufacturer (https://www.custombuildingproducts.com/products/surface-preparation/waterproofing-membranes-underlayments/redgard.aspx) of the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-20-2021, 08:37 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,390
Posted By cx
Judging proportionally from your drawing (really...

Judging proportionally from your drawing (really good graphics, by the way), I would think your sister would be adequate.

If you're talking about a WC drain from the back wall with your 12 inches,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-20-2021, 06:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 531
Posted By cx
You're allowed to mount your friends in your...

You're allowed to mount your friends in your residential framing in your area, Austin? Wow, and I thought copper shower pans were the scariest thing in the Massachusetts code! :D

Glad you got a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-20-2021, 05:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 135
Posted By cx
Welcome, Jen. :) Your plumber is,...

Welcome, Jen. :)

Your plumber is, unfortunately, in the majority of plumbers who don't know that the shower pre-slope and liner are part of the drain system and are their responsibility. Also...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-20-2021, 04:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 228
Posted By cx
Typo, or Freudian slip? The removal might be...

Typo, or Freudian slip?

The removal might be possible in one day, but regret is indeed the likely outcome.

Living with the installation as-is might be the better option. At least until you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-20-2021, 03:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 103
Posted By cx
Welcome back, Brad. :) I believe you'll find...

Welcome back, Brad. :)

I believe you'll find that the TCNA Method F155 requires a plywood underlayment of a minimum nominal 5/8th" plywood unless the method has changed since 2019.

Why the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-20-2021, 07:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,124
Posted By cx
I suggest you start by putting a geographic...

I suggest you start by putting a geographic location into your User Profile.

If you want to see if there is someone from this website in your area who might be interested, you can start a thread...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-19-2021, 09:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 116
Posted By cx
Welcome back, Ronnie. :) The ceramic tile...

Welcome back, Ronnie. :)

The ceramic tile industry standards call for a movement accommodation joint in the tile surface any place the backing material makes a change of plane. That would include...
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