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Unread 06-14-2019, 10:57 PM   #76
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Appreciate you sir. Here is what the project looks like today. Note underneath the shower is an additional piece of 3/4 plywood
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Unread 06-15-2019, 10:34 AM   #77
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Your tile looks great, Mike!
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Unread 06-15-2019, 08:50 PM   #78
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Thank you PC for the kind words sir!

So today we installed the ditra:

Underneath the ditra I used Ultraflex LFT. Above the ditra (this coming Monday) I will use Kerabond T. Is this okay that i used Ultraflex LFT (regular set NOT rapid set) underneath the ditra to bond to plywood?
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Unread 06-16-2019, 02:04 PM   #79
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If you installed it over plywood and not OSB, and followed Schluter's instructions regarding the installation, you should be good.
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Unread 06-16-2019, 04:00 PM   #80
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Thanks Kevin yes I did. Is there a preferred modified thinset under ditra for future reference? I am installing 12x24 tiles
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Unread 06-16-2019, 04:54 PM   #81
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Schluter would say one of theirs! They also say any one that meets the A118.11 standards. Some of it is personal preference and what’s available locally.

The key is to mix it properly and to wipe the floor down with a wet sponge first.
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Hey Jim. We did dampen the subfloor before! Thanks for the reminder
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Unread 06-18-2019, 09:33 AM   #83
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Hi all,

So we are putting grout down today, everything is going fantastic. But i did come across a thread here on JohnBridge from my research that states that i should not Redgard over the muddecking if i installed a preslope with pan liner, because that would create a "moisture sandwhich"?

Is this a concern?

We presloped/pitched the concrete to the drain, installed a pan liner, installed more deck mud, then redgarded on top of that.

Will this be an issue? It's too late now for me to turn around and remove this but will be good to know for future reference.
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Unread 06-18-2019, 10:16 AM   #84
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It is indeed a potential problem, Mike, but we (TYW) don't have enough long-term data on such installations to determine how much of a problem, nor when and just how the problem will manifest.

Do report back in ten years or so and tell the younger folks who are still here just how much of a problem, if any, it's been for you, eh?

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Unread 06-19-2019, 10:06 PM   #85
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Okay so tile is done and it looks great.

Side note. I am trying to create a toe kick using tile for my downstairs bathroom vanity. Any idea how I can get the tile to stay sturdy under the vanity? I tried gluing the tile to the inside but it still falls out on the bottom once it’s kicked.

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I tried gluing the tile to the inside but it still falls out on the bottom once it’s kicked.

To the inside of what? What did you use to adhere the tile? Is it going over a finished piece of wood?

It looks like a small amount of adhesive on the toe kick.
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I tried to glue it to the inside of the top of the toe kick space for the vanity. How can I better secure it though?

It’s going behind the toe kick, to act as a block for hair and other stuff.

Should I drill a hole inside the cabinet, which will allow me to access the tile better?
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Unread 06-19-2019, 11:43 PM   #88
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I wouldn't drill any holes, at least not yet

I'm sorry, Mike. Maybe it's the late hour, or I ate too much pizza this evening. I'm just not understanding where exactly the tile is going.

Maybe you could wait til morning and someone else will understand what your trying to do. I'm off to get my requisite three hours sleep.
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I think you're asking how to put tile in those spaces between the legs of the vanity.

You'll need some solid surface behind it to then adhere the tile. I don't think it will work if you just try to adhere it by the edges.

I might try using a strip of plywood you could snake behind, then use some construction adhesive where it overlaps the back of the legs. You'll need to temporarily add a piece of wood on the outside and maybe have some screws to sandwich the back piece up against the legs to allow the construction adhesive to cure. Then, you'd have a solid (well, sort of) backing you could then adhere the tile to. A bead of construction adhesive along the bottom edge bonding it to the floor would help.
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Thank you everyone for you’re input

Random question

What’s the best caulk that isn’t silicone? I’ve hated using silicone caulking around my house because when it gets old/crappy it’s nearly impossible to remove cleanly. I would love to find a caulk that’s easier to work With and remove when the time comes.
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