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Unread 12-14-2020, 02:08 AM   #166
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Nevermind faster. Just go at a speed where the quality is where you want it to be. Nobody will reward you for going faster beyond telling you that you are fast. If that's important, I'll tell you right now: "Wow, you are pretty fast! That's amazing!"

Okay, enough with my silliness. I'd urge you to simply put in a fair amount of time on a regular basis and you'll reach your finish line just fine.

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Unread 12-14-2020, 03:40 AM   #167
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Tile is looking good, don’t fret about speed. Keep at it, one tile at a time and maintain your lines you’ll be happy!! Nice work btw.
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Unread 01-16-2022, 10:28 PM   #168
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Happy new year!

2 quick questions:

1. What size diamond tile hole saw should I use for a 1/2" copper stub out?

2. Is a common brick on edge an acceptable for a shower curb? That would put the curb outside shower height at 3.5" (inside shower height would be 2.5" due to 1" thick foam tray). The width would be 2.25".

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Unread 01-16-2022, 10:38 PM   #169
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1. Trick question, Kent?

One larger than the OD of your copper pipe if it has no fitting on it. If you're careful, 3/4" should be fine. If you're not, make it a little bigger. If I knew what the "stub out" was for, it might help. Or not.

2. Bricks would be fine, 'specially on a concrete floor.

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Stub outs are water supplies for toilet (1x) and vanity (2x). I wasn't sure if 3/4" or 1" would be better. I'll probably give myself the extra margin for error since they will end up covered by escutcheons.

Bricks for curb will be set on cured SLC. Do I just use regular old versabond to bond them to the wall (waterproof membrane), to each other, and to the SLC?

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Unread 01-16-2022, 11:15 PM   #171
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Unread 01-17-2022, 11:41 AM   #172
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What's the recommended shower curb slope? 5 degrees?

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Unread 01-17-2022, 12:15 PM   #173
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Minimum requirement is the same as for any horizontal slope in wet areas, Kent. 1/4" per horizontal foot, or about 2 percent. A bit more on the shower curb is commonly recommended.

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Unread 01-22-2022, 06:36 PM   #174
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I have a 1.5" ABS vanity drain pipe exiting the wall I'm tiling. How much of a gap should I leave between the pipe and the adjacent tile?
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Unread 01-22-2022, 07:10 PM   #175
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An eighth of an inch should be plenty.

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grout advice

I would appreciate some grout selection advice.

My preference would be to use Spectralock 1 pre-mixed grout but I am concerned about being able to remove the haze from the floor tile we are going to install. (Note: I'm not concerned about using it on the walls with 3x6 glossy white ceramic subway tiles.)

The shower floor tile is Daltile Keystones 2x2 porcelain colorbody tile in a matte finish.

The floor tile is Daltile Memoir 12x12 ceramic glazed encaustic look tile in a matte finish.

I don't mind working in small areas at a time and I'll be diligent on the cleaning... the bathroom is only 5x8 in size.

Any thoughts on my concern?

Further do you have a good alternative to Spectralock 1? (prefer laticrete as we've selected the grout colors already & would prefer a stain resistant grout)

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Quick questions on door jamb/casing and door slab:

1. Bottom of door jamb/casing goes on top of the finished tile floor? With a small gap that gets caulked?

2. 1/2" gap between bottom of door and single piece tile threshold?

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Unread 02-13-2022, 04:19 PM   #178
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1.I think it best practice to fit all flooring under door jambs and casings. Whether you caulk the gap is a matter of preference and of the style of trim. For painted trim, you might want to caulk that joint; for stain grade trim, I would not do that as a rule.

2. That gap may depend upon the room and your HVAC set up. For rooms with their own return-air provision, a half-inch or less may be appropriate. For rooms with that opening providing the only return-air to the HVAC from that room, your HVAC guy may want a good bit more. My long-time HVAC contractor would ask for an inch or more under such doors; I'd give him as much as three-quarters of an inch (I was the trim contractor in all my houses) and say there was a powered vent in the room and I expected it to be used when the door was closed. He'd complain; I'd prevail. I was never made aware by my customers of any problems I might be causing.

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Unread 02-25-2022, 10:54 AM   #179
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Many thanks cx. I'm making progress... about ready to start tiling the ceiling.

Does the forum have any reference threads on tiling a ceiling?
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Unread 02-25-2022, 11:09 AM   #180
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No specific ceiling tiling reference threads/posts that I have seen, Kent.

Am assuming the ceiling is drywall. Given the added weight of the tile, what's the spacing of the framing the drywall is screwed to?
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