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Unread 09-27-2020, 12:21 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by Tonto
You’ve got to take what is behind your substrate into account. With full mortar coverage Between the tile and substrate...and proper framing behind The substrate, you could mount a door at the very edge of the tile without a problem. But voids in mortar or a lack of structure behind critical areas that bear weight is a recipe for flexing and tile cracking.
Originally Posted by Cx
Not at all sure I understand that. You're indicating that you attempted to plumb the tile installation without having plumbed your substrate?
Those of us in the know like CX and Bubba know that you can pretty much drill anywhere you want if your substrate is solid. CX raises the point that you can't "float" the installation with thinset. The substrate should have been rock solid first, plumb, flat, n all, then tiled. Basics 101.............
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Unread 09-27-2020, 03:35 PM   #17
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FWIW, they call thinset THINset for a reason. When it is installed thicker than it is designed for, it tends to shrink and crack. That can add to the long-term problems.
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