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12-06-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By HeresJohnny

You can deduct any property related expenses from...

You can deduct any property related expenses from the time you make the property available for rent. Expenses prior to that to get the rental property in shape to rent need to be capitalized as part...
12-05-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 119
Posted By HeresJohnny

Nothing wrong with buying inexpensive tile. ...

Nothing wrong with buying inexpensive tile. There are issues with this type of tile that you should concern yourself with. Most important is how flat these tiles are. This kind of tile often has...
12-03-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 173
Posted By HeresJohnny

https://www.dmv.virginia.gov/vehicles/#atv_offroad...

https://www.dmv.virginia.gov/vehicles/#atv_offroad.asp

If you buy the dirt bike out of state for cash, you will be required to pay the sales tax in Virginia when you register it. Check out the...
11-15-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 240
Posted By HeresJohnny

Ditra is a different underlayment. Did you give...

Ditra is a different underlayment. Did you give up on the floor heating system?
11-14-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 240
Posted By HeresJohnny

Actually, the plywood is the way you have to go. ...

Actually, the plywood is the way you have to go. Cement board isn't structural. It's purpose is to be a good bond for the thinset and tile.
11-14-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 240
Posted By HeresJohnny

Before you go ahead here, The Ditra-Heat Handbook...

Before you go ahead here, The Ditra-Heat Handbook says you need two layers of plywood if you are installing over joists that are 24" oc. First layer (subfloor) must be at least 3/4". Second layer...
10-11-19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 155
Posted By HeresJohnny

Schluter makes different types of membranes for...

Schluter makes different types of membranes for different uses. Kerdi is a waterproofing system that you would use in your shower but would not use on the floors or walls outside the shower. Ditra...
12-19-18, 09:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 316
Posted By HeresJohnny

This is usually installed on a wall, not a floor,...

This is usually installed on a wall, not a floor, but no reason why you cant install it on a floor. I'm guessing you used a large format thinset to install the larger tile. You'll need to use a...
12-12-18, 02:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 435
Posted By HeresJohnny

Also, any floor leveling gets done on top of the...

Also, any floor leveling gets done on top of the hardie, not under.
12-12-18, 02:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 435
Posted By HeresJohnny

For starters, have you checked to make sure that...

For starters, have you checked to make sure that your joist system is stiff enough to support a tile installation? Your 3/4" plywood subfloor may be ok if is tongue and groove and in very good...
11-06-18, 12:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 739
Posted By HeresJohnny

The method that your contractor is using "metal...

The method that your contractor is using "metal lath and thinset method on OSB" is not an acceptable installation method. It's commonly known as a "Jersey Mud Job" and has been known to fail more...
09-24-18, 07:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,543
Posted By HeresJohnny

Marq1- Any waterproofing system will be prone to...

Marq1- Any waterproofing system will be prone to leaks if not applied correctly. There's nothing wrong with Redgard, if you apply if according to instructions it works well.

As to other...
09-19-18, 09:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 861
Posted By HeresJohnny

You stated that you live in a condo on the ground...

You stated that you live in a condo on the ground floor. Why would you need soundproofing? Are you sure those rules are not for the floors above you?
05-21-18, 01:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 442
Posted By HeresJohnny

If its a few tiles, you can grind off thinset or...

If its a few tiles, you can grind off thinset or soak and scrape mastic. No easy and quick way to do a lot of tile. A more important question is how you were able to remove the tile from the...
05-21-18, 01:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 482
Posted By HeresJohnny

Some clarification. Ditra is an uncoupling...

Some clarification.

Ditra is an uncoupling membrane typically used on floors. Kerdi (another Schluter product) is a waterproofing membrane typically used in showers, on floors and walls.

EDPM...
04-24-18, 01:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,706
Posted By HeresJohnny

You will be fine with that trowel. Next time,...

You will be fine with that trowel. Next time, install the Kerdi-Band at the same time you install the tile.
11-12-17, 04:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,635
Posted By HeresJohnny

Without answering jazmans questions we donít know...

Without answering jazmans questions we donít know if the floor structure is adequate. One thing for sure though is that the quarter-inch underlayment has to go. It would be a good idea to replace it...
07-25-17, 09:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 803
Posted By HeresJohnny

That's not gonna do it. It is guaranteed to...

That's not gonna do it. It is guaranteed to leak. I saw your other thread in the plumbing forum. Czizzi gave you the correct advice. Waterproofing of a shower is not done at the surface of the...
07-07-17, 01:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,006
Posted By HeresJohnny

As I said, use screws that are about a quarter of...

As I said, use screws that are about a quarter of an inch longer than the total thickness of the cement board and plywood. Don't worry if you hit a joist here or there, but don't intentionally screw...
07-04-17, 10:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,006
Posted By HeresJohnny

Newbie. The success of your installation is not...

Newbie. The success of your installation is not going to be dependent on whether you use quarter inch or half-inch cement board. You need to make sure that your joist system and subfloor are...
05-23-17, 01:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 463
Posted By HeresJohnny

That is not likely a "shower curb" at all. More...

That is not likely a "shower curb" at all. More than likely its just extruded trim for the glass panel to sit on. My guess would be that the entire bathroom floor and 6" up the walls has been...
03-25-17, 02:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 452
Posted By HeresJohnny

A couple of things here. Yes you definitely have...

A couple of things here. Yes you definitely have to back butter the tile. You should be "sliding" the tile into place, collapsing the thin set ridges. Doesn't look like you did that. You probably...
09-01-16, 12:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,164
Posted By HeresJohnny

Until you remove the tile and see what is going...

Until you remove the tile and see what is going on behind the tile you will not know how to make the repair or one can be made. All we can do is guess at what you have. Remove the tile and tell us...
08-30-16, 02:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,303
Posted By HeresJohnny

Your tile is tenting do to a lack of movement...

Your tile is tenting do to a lack of movement joints. This can happen many years after the tile installation, especially if the tile was well bonded. You will need to remove all the tented tile and...
05-06-16, 01:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,060
Posted By HeresJohnny

Looking at your last picture there is no easy way...

Looking at your last picture there is no easy way to use a conventional pan liner. Best bet would be a kerdi shower. You will need to remove the marble slab and extend the kerdi fabric out onto the...
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