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    It's been a few more days since last post, and...

    It's been a few more days since last post, and last night I took the first shower. This morning the floor was dry. So maybe it just takes more than a couple days for sealant to dry and work properly....
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    Shower tile sealer

    Just finished the walk-in shower tiling. It has 2"x2" rough-finish porcelain tile on floor, 12"x12" on walls. 2 days I sealed it with "Dupont ?" product. Yesterday after installing and testing the...
  3. Thread: No grout gap

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    No grout gap

    After thinset dried on 2x2 porcelain floor tile, I noticed 3 tiles had little to no gap for grout. Does anyone know of any inexpensive tools (this will probably be a one time use for this tool) that...
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    Building-up an existing shower curb

    I recently installed a pre-formed shower pan and curb from Laticrete. It's made of some sort of dense foam. The whole thing is coated with HydroBan. After installation, I see that I would prefer that...
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    Thanks for the info. I think I'll be OK with the...

    Thanks for the info. I think I'll be OK with the deflection. I have 9" joists, 14" O.C., with a span of about 10'. I'll be using Laticrete thinsets, with Ditra also.
    As far as the floor flatness...
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    Thanks for the info

    Thanks for the info
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    Plywood thickness under tile

    After reading a bunch of posts on this subject, 1 1/4" thickness seems to be the minimum thickness recommended, (usually 3/4" plus 1/2"). There is already 5/8" plywood underlayment, can I add another...
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    Water pressure vs. volume

    How does pipe size affect pressure & volume? If you have 3/4" copper piping, with a section of 1/2" somewhere in the line, what effect will that have? (compared to a 100% 3/4" line)? If you're...
  9. Thread: Tub/shower pics

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    Here's a few more of the finished...

    Here's a few more of the finished project21282212832128421285
  10. Thread: Tub/shower pics

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    You'd think that being so close to the end of the...

    You'd think that being so close to the end of the project I'd run out of questions, but here's another..............I'll be tiling the vanity top, can I use 3/4" Birch interior plywood for the top...
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    Soon I will caulk with silicone around the tub...

    Soon I will caulk with silicone around the tub between the tub and bottom row of tile. My wife asked me if I was going to fill tub with water before I caulked. I don't think it's necessary because...
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    Thanks Terry, and thanks for the advice along the...

    Thanks Terry, and thanks for the advice along the way.

    Is it necessary to fill tub with water before caulking gap between tub and bottom row of tile if tub is set in a mortar/cement bed?
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    Tub/shower pics

    After dozens of questions to this group, I finally got this project to the point where I can post some pictures. Still not fully completed, but getting there.
  14. Thread: Epoxy floats

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    I'm not sure exactly what you're asking, or how...

    I'm not sure exactly what you're asking, or how to answer it, but here goes. I used a 1/4 x 1/4 trowel with 1/8" grout lines. I can't really say much about if I got the area coverage stated on the...
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    his weekend I finally got to the grouting stage....

    his weekend I finally got to the grouting stage. I have about 75 sq. ft. of tile to grout (1/8" spacing) I bought 2 mini buckets of SpectraLock grout. According to Laticrete, each bucket should do...
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    John, thanks for the tips.

    John, thanks for the tips.
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    I will probably be grouting this weekend and need...

    I will probably be grouting this weekend and need a little advice. Grout is Laticrete Pro Premium epoxy. The only grout experience I have is with a small bathroom floor, never done walls, never done...
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    I made a few calls today and found a place 1/2...

    I made a few calls today and found a place 1/2 mile from where I work that had Laticrete 317, AND it was on sale. Hoo-ray !!! So I stopped on the way home and got a couple bags. The tiling starts...
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    I'll be using 12" x 12" tile. And I bought a roll...

    I'll be using 12" x 12" tile. And I bought a roll of Ditra months ago, so I guess I'll have to find some un-modified thinset somewhere. I had a bag of 317, but it was 2 years out-of-date and had to...
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    Almost time to stick some tile to the walls and...

    Almost time to stick some tile to the walls and was wondering..........If you have a niche? (recess), do you guys tile the recess first, or after, tiling the wall?

    Also, at some point in the...
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    Damn....I shoulda asked the question BEFORE I...

    Damn....I shoulda asked the question BEFORE I soldered everything into place. Ah well, it still will look 1000% better than before I started the re-model. I can use this tip for the second bath...
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    Delta R10000-UNWS Valve

    I've installed this Delta valve in shower/tub. It comes with a square plastic piece called a plasterguard (#RP46075) that snaps into place. I assume it's purpose is to allow proper placement (depth)...
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    Thanks for all the feedback....As far as the...

    Thanks for all the feedback....As far as the texturing, I'll be OK with that. I've already done 1/2 the rooms in the house. They've all got that "popcorn" texture on the ceilings that was so popular...
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    The method of texturing (if I'm using the correct...

    The method of texturing (if I'm using the correct term) is with what looks similar to a compressor driven paint gun with a hopper on top that holds the mud and spits it onto the wall, ceiling, etc....
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    Thanks Jim, even though it will be up near the...

    Thanks Jim, even though it will be up near the ceiling, that's kinda what I was thinking about the mud too. I will use the Hydroban all the way to ceiling, and will see if that smooths out the...
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