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  1. General DIY Discussions
    We are remodeling our shower, and have questions about waterproofing: 1. I have seen videos where people are putting the paintable waterproof membrane over their entire finished cement pan, even though there is a PVC liner under the pan. I was planning on doing this as well until I read online...
  2. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I am remodeling a basement bathroom. The inside of the exterior wall (which is both inside and outside the shower) was covered with paneling. I’ve removed the panels and scraped the walls but I am unsure about how to prep them for tiling. Can I thin set over the uneven areas and tile directly on...
  3. General DIY Discussions
    Hi Brains trust, The wife and I are updating our corner fireplace. Looking to put up some cement board on the wall and tile it or use ardex featherlite. How would we frame the wall section so we can put up the board? Not looking to close off the entire corner just match the width of the...
  4. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    Remodeling a bathroom in an old house. Was going to put 1/4" hardiebacker on the floor (in pics) in preparation for tile, but now I'm not sure if I need the 1/2" or pair up the 1/4" with underlayment? Existing floor is solid and flat, I added a lot more screws to be sure.
  5. Remodeling
    Hi, I've hired a contractor to re-tile kitchen. The contractor put down backboard and used thinset to seal the seams. The thinnest is caked on there, to the point where the floor is noticeably higher in those areas. I mean it's not much but it's noticeable when walking on it. I assume some of...
  6. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    Hey guys, I hate to even post this as it's been discussed a million times all over the internet, but the answer still remains open, with lots of different arguments and ideas as to why it should be done a certain way, and no clear cut answer that I could find. I'm remodeling my bathroom, and...
  7. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    Greetings and Happy Holidays all, I just wrapped up laying 1/4" Durock over a 3/4 subfloor in my entry. Thinset, 1/8 gaps, screws every 8". My seams have all come out level and smooth thankfully. I'm taping and putting a skim coat on tomorrow. I'm doing about 130 sqft in 6x24 tile in a...
  8. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    I am deciding if I should take this project further or get a pro. I have framed out the bathroom, did the preslope and shower pan liner. I have not seen a lot info out there with putting cement board on furring strips and block and then tiling. I know how important it is to have the substrate...
  9. Flooring
    I'm installing tile in my kitchen. My house was built in 1945. 16" on center joist spacing. The subfloor is 1/2" solid wood laid on the diagonal. I know that you're supposed to put down a bed of thinset under the cement board, but how are you supposed to keep the thinset from seeping out...
  10. Roofing/Siding
    Replacing rotten Colour Lock Siding from the 50's Hello, I have been in my house for about 5 years and am picking away at various DIY projects to upgrade or upkeep the property. A couple of years ago I started to notice how bad the bottom row of siding is around a portion of my house. The...
  11. Building & Construction
    I need some help/advice on a project I'm working on - If this should be posted in a different section, please let me know. I'm refinishing a 1/2 bath in my basement. The bathroom has 3/4" furring strips along the exterior wall and I wanted to attach hardieback or some kind of cement board...
  12. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    As I've expected all of my bathroom's interior wall studs are metal (aluminum?) They seem pretty flimsy and are holding what seems to be a Greenboard in most of the areas (the house was built in 1997). The only exception was the tub surround where I've had about 2 feet of cement board: My...
  13. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    Hi everyone, I have a series of silly questions about cementing boarding my shower. I just want to make sure I do this right the first time. I have screwed up the boards, as you can see in the picture. A couple questions before I Red Guard it. 1. Do I do anything with the gap between the...
  14. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    hi... I'd like to float out a low spot in a shower surround (wall) that's been lined with cement board in anticipation of tiling. Contractor messed up and the wall was not flat. I've got a 3/8" low spot that extends out almost 2 feet across and the same up from the floor of the shower. Can I use...
  15. Painting
    I have some fiber cement board that I need to paint on the side of my building. Painters and manufacturers recommend 100% acrylic paint but I need to use solvent based paint to match the rest of the concrete building that's not covered by fiber cement board. I live right next to the ocean so I'm...
  16. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    So I've been watching videos on how to do your own mud set pan and noticed that some people just put cement board over the membrane on the curb instead of mortar. Anybody have on thoughts on this? Seems easier, but will it hold up?
  17. Building & Construction
    I've gutted my bathroom and I am in the process of putting it all back together. Here is the dilemma. I have installed the cement board in the tub surround but I have not taped it yet. I have installed the drywall that meets the cement board at the outside corner. I've attached a picture. I...
  18. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    I'm re-doing what was once a very makeshift shower stall. I've put up the cement board and I'm nearly ready to tile with 12 x 12 ceramic tiles. But I noticed there's more flex in the cement board than I expected. Two studs are spaced 20 inches apart. Where the spacing is 16 inches, it still...
  19. Remodeling
    Hello, this is my first real post in the forum and hope that it will help my situation. Thank you in advance for any replies... I have gutted my bathroom in the house I'm moving into and have just installed the tub and cement board around the tub. I thought I had taken into account the...
  20. Flooring
    I have a 100 yr old brick 4-square in Northern Wisconsin. The first floor is all original maple flooring, but is so stained and damaged/patched that restoring is not a good option. I hope to put engineered hardwood on about half the area in the living and dining rooms, and tile over the maple...
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