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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-15-2021, 08:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 75
Posted By Carbidetooth
Were it me, I'd remove the apron under the sill...

Were it me, I'd remove the apron under the sill and just run full height tiles there. It's going to be an awkward grout joint there to that rounded over apron.

I'm not sure I understand the other...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-14-2021, 05:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 169
Posted By Carbidetooth
Daughter had a Ford Tempo the color of that wall...

Daughter had a Ford Tempo the color of that wall tile. I called it the "Flesh Tempo". Even put a sticker on the dash, which was under appreciated, I imagine.

I say paint it orange...all of it....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-08-2021, 04:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 485
Posted By Carbidetooth
Scott, how is the mantle supported? If I could...

Scott, how is the mantle supported? If I could install it first I probably would, but every install is different, so there's no real rules.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-26-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,385
Posted By Carbidetooth
What Dan said about slope. Bad start =...

What Dan said about slope. Bad start = compromised finish.

I've never used the Kerdi conversion drain, but I doubt plumber's putty is called for anywhere in its installation.

Conventional liner...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-25-2021, 05:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,385
Posted By Carbidetooth
1. is the drain installed and if so what is it? ...

1. is the drain installed and if so what is it?

2. Slope should be in the existing pre-slope. Second mud bed should be consistent in thickness on top of pre.

3. What's you waterproofing...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-25-2021, 04:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 549
Posted By Carbidetooth
Brust, understand that moving pipes back in an...

Brust, understand that moving pipes back in an exterior wall will increase the chance of freezing those supply lines. Up north here in Idaho, it would be a non-starter for that reason.

I'd likely...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-23-2021, 06:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 336
Posted By Carbidetooth
Pamela, there is no vinyl frame in that cross...

Pamela, there is no vinyl frame in that cross section. It's an insulated glazing assembly that's stopped into place from outside. Most good glass shops could provide. Frame would have to be made to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-22-2021, 08:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 336
Posted By Carbidetooth
Pamela, here's my take FWIW. I'm a fan of windows...

Pamela, here's my take FWIW. I'm a fan of windows in showers, but have come to some conclusions about how best to accomplish. It sounds as if you have a brick veneer on a wood framed home, which...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-18-2021, 04:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 648
Posted By Carbidetooth
And check this out, I beat CX to the punch. A...

And check this out, I beat CX to the punch. A rarity as I think and type with the incredible speed of a glacier.

I think we've driven the point home sufficiently, eh?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-18-2021, 04:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 648
Posted By Carbidetooth
Remove it. It's most likely vinyl underlayment...

Remove it. It's most likely vinyl underlayment and has no place in a tile assembly. There's likely a million staples in it and you'll get to remove them all. How much fun is that?

After that your...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-18-2021, 03:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 405
Posted By Carbidetooth
Unless there's some compelling reason to remove...

Unless there's some compelling reason to remove outermost layer of original surface, I'd leave it alone. That coming from someone who likes to start fresh and erase past sins. If that additional...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-18-2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 405
Posted By Carbidetooth
Hi Justine. House forensics was something I...

Hi Justine.

House forensics was something I got pretty good at. Here's what I see in your photo; Green surface was original wall surface. Original backsplash apparent at bottom. Later a full...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-23-2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 628
Posted By Carbidetooth
Hi Greg. It would probably work to do as you...

Hi Greg.

It would probably work to do as you describe, but I'd set up a ledger on front of that bench just like it was a wall. IMHO, it's best to do course by course so minor adjustments along the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-20-2021, 10:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 540
Posted By Carbidetooth
In many cases, moving register would not be all...

In many cases, moving register would not be all that difficult. But need to know more about the structure. Tiling around things almost always looks like a oops to my eye, FWIW.

Is this a concrete...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-18-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 323
Posted By Carbidetooth
1. Gaylon, I was thinking specifically of...

1. Gaylon, I was thinking specifically of vertical intersection of curb to wall. Typically that's a substrate wrapped with Kerdi that creates the pan, but you've got a kinda different scenario.

2....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-17-2021, 11:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 323
Posted By Carbidetooth
My mind's eye likes what it sees with regard to...

My mind's eye likes what it sees with regard to the curb, but the pragmatist in me wonders how well one could create a watertight pan. Think flood test or backed up drain. I dislike the idea of caulk...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-17-2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 323
Posted By Carbidetooth
Hi Gaylon. Things I'll offer up for...

Hi Gaylon.

Things I'll offer up for consideration.

1. Will this be permitted? AHJ may have something to say about curb height relative to drain grate.

2. Technically, Kerdi is not designed...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-15-2021, 04:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 276
Posted By Carbidetooth
My thoughts? Penny tile poses some unique...

My thoughts?

Penny tile poses some unique challenges, both from an installation perspective and also appearance.

How to finish edges if the layout produces slivers? Geometrically they require...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-15-2021, 12:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 276
Posted By Carbidetooth
I'm glad you trust him, but your insurance...

I'm glad you trust him, but your insurance company may not feel the same should you suffer a loss due to fire. And fires are never fun unless they're the camp variety.

I'd encourage you to do your...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-15-2021, 10:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 276
Posted By Carbidetooth
Welcome Allimltry. Before I got too far...

Welcome Allimltry.

Before I got too far down the road, I'd want the blessing of the fireplace manufacturer. Many that I've seen have a specific requirement for distance from top of firebox to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-14-2021, 10:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 213
Posted By Carbidetooth
Karen, I had to laugh at "Defecto". A different...

Karen, I had to laugh at "Defecto". A different thing from "Deflecto", the defecto is something, innate or learned, that resides inside of good craftspeople.

To you question, no, the Deflecto...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-12-2021, 03:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 159
Posted By Carbidetooth
The sistering you're proposing would be...

The sistering you're proposing would be significant work. Remove and replace most all electrical and plumbing in the affected area.

If you were to install beams and lally columns, like what's...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-12-2021, 01:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,571
Posted By Carbidetooth
Robbie, I like to have lumber blocking or studs...

Robbie, I like to have lumber blocking or studs anywhere shower enclosure will intersect wall. For sure where door hinges.

In a case like yours, I'd probably put a flat 2x4 or2x6 next to the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-12-2021, 09:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,143
Posted By Carbidetooth
Were it me, Eddy, I might tighten up those...

Were it me, Eddy, I might tighten up those clearances some. Maybe shoot for 1/16" everywhere, but it's not critical. Slope looks fine. Template is a great idea. I would sometimes send drawings to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-11-2021, 07:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 262
Posted By Carbidetooth
To each their own, I guess. Original poster...

To each their own, I guess.

Original poster was talking glass top slide in range, not drop in stainless cooktop. Kinda two different animals, eh?
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