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Unread 01-30-2012, 05:59 AM   #16
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Unscrew the backerboards and start lifting. The tape and mud will crack and very likely peel off. You may break a panel or two. Consider that the tuition for the education.
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Unread 05-30-2012, 08:25 AM   #17
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Redgard on a floor

I used redgard over durock in the shower stall. Is it necessary to redgard the hardibacker on the floor outside the shower before tiling it to protect from drips and oversprays?
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Unread 05-30-2012, 10:41 AM   #18
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redgard over durock

thanks for the quick response. You guys run a great site.
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Unread 05-30-2012, 11:01 AM   #19
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I like to redgard the floor.....

..... just to keep the backer board from sucking the thinset dry - gives you longer working time.

If you have it left over, why not?

What do the pros think about this idea?
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Unread 05-30-2012, 11:29 AM   #20
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I prefer to water proof at least 12" outside the shower on the floor and along the walls where any tile will go.

Necessary? no, but it is a really nice touch. Not too long ago we remodeled a bathroom due to the floor outside the shower rotting away and destroying the shower.
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Unread 06-04-2012, 05:44 PM   #21
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Trowel Size

After giving lots of thought to correct trowel size for the smaller wall tiles, I accidentally used a 1/4 x 1/4 square notch for a couple rows of 12" x 12" flloor tiles, thinking it was the 1/4 x 3/8. Am I doomed? Should I stick with it or switch to the bigger trowel and hope that they aren't alot higher than the ones already in. ??
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Unread 06-04-2012, 08:00 PM   #22
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Pull the last couple up and see if you have good coverage on the back of the tiles. There is not necessarily a "wrong size trowel" as long as you have good coverage.
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