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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-19-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,200
Posted By BruceL
Thank you

Just wanted to post to say thanks so much for all the help. Honestly this thread isn't that long. Mostly because I spent a lot of time reading other threads and there is just so much information to...
Forum: Alumni Photo Album 02-19-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 118,382
Posted By BruceL
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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-03-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 914
Posted By BruceL
LVLs are stronger than 2x10s, especially with...

LVLs are stronger than 2x10s, especially with holes in them. My local orange box carries them now.

I did my ditra heat without prefilling. Quite a few people on the board do prefill, though I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-03-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 914
Posted By BruceL
If the deflecto calculator at the top says you’re...

If the deflecto calculator at the top says you’re good and you’re following the Schluter instructions, you should be good. You’re paying for Schluter because they’ve done the engineering that says...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-19-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,272
Posted By BruceL
I've only installed one of these, but I spent a...

I've only installed one of these, but I spent a great deal of time puzzling out how this is supposed to work. If you haven't watched it, watch the video on installing the grate:...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-12-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,585
Posted By BruceL
I used the Rubi leveling system. It was easy to...

I used the Rubi leveling system. It was easy to use, but of course since I wound up with a bit of lippage anyway, I'm not sure I would recommend it. But it's of course my only experience so I can't...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-11-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,585
Posted By BruceL
Having just completed a shower with large format...

Having just completed a shower with large format (12x24) tile (you can find the thread, though I haven't uploaded final pictures yet) as a DIYer doing shower and large tile for the first time.

I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-05-2018, 07:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,037
Posted By BruceL
Thanks for looking that up. I think we're IPC,...

Thanks for looking that up. I think we're IPC, but when I had my rough plumbing inspection done, the inspector was much more about how bathrooms are conventionally done than about DFUs, etc. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-02-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,200
Posted By BruceL
Ryan, thanks for the advice on the ultracolor FA....

Ryan, thanks for the advice on the ultracolor FA. Decided that was definitely the right way to go, and since the floor is different tile anyway, we picked a slightly lighter color to go with it. I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-02-2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,037
Posted By BruceL
You may not have an option or may be far enough...

You may not have an option or may be far enough underway already, but a horizontal vent line below the shower floor isn't to code. The way to vent that is to have the trap arm from the shower head...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-02-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,970
Posted By BruceL
The transition isn't that noticeable...

The transition isn't that noticeable (particularly on a larger shower like that). As long as you're using smallish tile, you don't need to do anything.

On the kerdi-board vs membrane, I just...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-27-2017, 09:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,200
Posted By BruceL
Interesting. I wasn't aware of that as an option...

Interesting. I wasn't aware of that as an option (though the "fast setting" claim scares me a bit. Generally I don't need less time with tiling :) ).

I've already grouted the main tiles with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-27-2017, 07:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,200
Posted By BruceL
Sanded or unsanded grout for shower floor

Thanks again for the help. The plywood definitely had gotten wet at some point in time. Might have just been a drain leaking at some point in history, but I never could figure out where the water...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-06-2017, 11:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 669
Posted By BruceL
Kids bathtub water issue

The "kids'" bathroom in our house is currently our only working shower while the master bath is being renovated (other thread). I'd been hoping to ignore it entirely, but think I have an issue I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-04-2017, 03:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 960
Posted By BruceL
As a DIYer, I would say I need a leveling system...

As a DIYer, I would say I need a leveling system for that size tile. Doesn't matter what pattern.

Bruce
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-03-2017, 06:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,181
Posted By BruceL
I like the Kerabond T. That will work under the...

I like the Kerabond T. That will work under the tiles and has good working time.

For those big tiles you want a leveling system unless you have a lot of experience tiling. I used the Rubi...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-01-2017, 12:57 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,801
Posted By BruceL
Lowes has a 7” table wet saw for $159. I have a...

Lowes has a 7” table wet saw for $159. I have a hard time imagining doing a shower without at least something like that. (I prefer a sliding saw but my slider wasn’t big enough for the 12x24 tiles...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-01-2017, 04:25 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 25,180
Posted By BruceL
Billy, You may have cut your hole already,...

Billy,

You may have cut your hole already, but you can get large diamond core/hole saws on amazon for not much money. I see a 120mm (a bit more than 4.5”) for $17. Chuck it in a drill press,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-25-2017, 07:45 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 25,180
Posted By BruceL
A good tile seller ought to have one. It might...

A good tile seller ought to have one. It might be labeled a "kerdi trowel" or something. I got one from Amazon:...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-21-2017, 04:01 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 14,126
Posted By BruceL
I'm using the Rubi tile level system. You can...

I'm using the Rubi tile level system. You can actually see it on the section of wall I did last night in the pictures http://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/showpost.php?p=1485222&postcount=22. Seems...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-21-2017, 03:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,200
Posted By BruceL
What a great question! :) My garage is...

What a great question! :)

My garage is underneath, and I've removed quite a bit of drywall for the plumbing and electrical work. (mostly in 1' strips across the joists to simplify patching the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-21-2017, 11:49 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 14,126
Posted By BruceL
Jeff, Looks like you're well on your way to...

Jeff,

Looks like you're well on your way to installing tiles, and looks pretty good.

On the leveling system, I'm installing 12x24 tiles on my shower wall (due to the complexity of my pattern I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-21-2017, 11:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,200
Posted By BruceL
Unfortunately I don't think I can be sure what...

Unfortunately I don't think I can be sure what caused it. There's no current source of moisture and it's not currently wet. There's some chance I could have gotten it wet as I've been using a tile...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-20-2017, 10:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,200
Posted By BruceL
"Addressing" a tented subfloor

Very slowly making progress. I actually finished up the last of the tile in the shower tonight---just the pebble accent strips left. So I'm starting to think about the floor a bit more now.

I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-18-2017, 06:44 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 32,347
Posted By BruceL
As you already have the divider installed, maybe...

As you already have the divider installed, maybe just use bullnose as the bottom of the top shelf and the top of the bottom half. Then use a regular piece of tile on the front of the divider.

In...
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