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tiles are 8 x10..do i butter tile and the wall or just the tile?

i am brand new a this...help
 
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Billie,
you could have just posted a reply to your other thread.

You can just "butter" the wall. It will be ok.

Seeing that you are brand new to this, what type of wall you putting this on? i.e. drywall, Cement backer, etc?
 
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new to tile

sorry about my own post..i didnt think it went (i am new..lol) i put up cement board and filled joints with drywall compound...i did not have a book but was told that would be ok

should the glue that i pu t on be real thinck...like 1/4 inch..less or more/

should my raked trowel be more than 1/16 rake?

thanks for all the help
 

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Dig out the drywall compound and replace with fiberglass mesh tape and a thin coating of modified thinset. If it gets wet and stays wet under the tile it will turn to mush and the tile will lose its bond to the wall. For an 8x10" tile a 1/4" square notch trowel woud be appropriate to spread the thinset for the tile.
 
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Originally Posted by Tileguybob View Post
Dig out the drywall compound and replace with fiberglass mesh tape and a thin coating of modified thinset. If it gets wet and stays wet under the tile it will turn to mush and the tile will lose its bond to the wall. For an 8x10" tile a 1/4" square notch trowel woud be appropriate to spread the thinset for the tile.
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