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  1. Help, my floors may never be installed at this rate.

    Tiling, ceramics, marble
    Hi there. You seem very knowledgeable and I've read some of your posts. I have two bathrooms. One is a series of three room where I already helped someone pour self-leveling compound. Over a ~short period of time there was one long hairline crack which several of us believed was just due...
  2. need help with gap between shower pan flange and backer board

    Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    Hi all, working on a bathroom gut and remodel. i have all but one more piece of cbu up and I'm almost ready to tape and mud the seams and apply redgard to the whole shower. my only question is what to do when it comes to the gap between the cement board and the shower pan nailing flange. in the...
  3. how to waterproof gap between cbu and shower pan?

    Plumbing
    Hi all, working on a bathroom gut and remodel. i have all but one more piece of cbu up and I'm almost ready to tape and mud the seams and apply redgard to the whole shower. my only question is what to do when it comes to the gap between the cement board and the shower pan nailing flange. in the...
  4. Applying hardiboard with thinset to subfloor trowel

    Tiling, ceramics, marble
    Hi there, I'm tiling a bathroom and using Hardibacker 1/4" CBU on ply sub floor and was wondering what Notch trowel I should use. does it matter? I have Mapei Ready to use premium mortar. (this should be ok for both sides yes?) one more question. I have a low spot that 1/4" at the deepest...
  5. Hardibacker under Kitchen cabinets?

    Flooring
    We are adding a new kitchen and are installing ceramic floor tile on an OSB subfloor. We have not installed the kitchen cabinets yet. Would we be wise to install the hardibacker on the entire floor, ie under the new kitchen cabinets, or should we install the cabinets and then the hardibacker...
  6. Durock, subfloor related question?

    Flooring
    I'm assuming there were planks originally and now there is subfloor ply down over it. Can I work it with 3/8 durock, thinset the bottom and another thing I was taught that I wanted to know, is it okay to pour self leveler on the seams of durock sheets? Also any help for floor transitions? Grey...
  7. Best drill under $100 for installing hardibacker

    Tiling, ceramics, marble
    Hi all, I am installing hardibacker on my kitchen floor and want to know what is the best drill to use to install that easiest. I have heard that using a corded drill would be best. Any one have any suggestions as far as brands and amp size? Thanks!
  8. Ditra on covered Balcony

    Flooring
    My first post, and tile project. Planning to use ditra on a 175 sq ft. covered 2nd story balcony. Substrate is a like an epoxy or elasotmeric over plywood. Wondering about what morter to use under the ditra. Also there is one area on the deck that has a small hump, may 1/4 in height where the...
  9. Hardibacker and groutable vinyl

    Flooring
    I'm helping a friend who is determined to use the HD Trafficmaster Ceramica vinyl tiles, in spite of my encouragement to go with regular ceramic tile. These are peel and stick and are groutable. We've figured out most of the installation issues, but are stymied on how to install the...
  10. Stainless steel deck screws and hardibacker

    Building & Construction
    I need to hang some hardibacker on a bathroom wall whose studs are a little over 3/4" back from a surface that the hardibacker needs to be flush with. I was going to rip wood strips a bit over 1/4" thick and attach those to the studs in order to bring the hardibacker flush with the existing...
  11. Joining HardiBacker Backerboard to Drywall

    Drywall & Plaster
    Hello, I too have joined the ranks and am currently remodeling my bathroom. I am using 1/2" Hardibacker on the walls of my surround for the tub/shower after which I will tile. For now, I have read several threads on how to handle the seams on the Hardibacker and they all make sense...
  12. hardibacker mishap

    Flooring
    Uh-oh! Most of the way through our hardibacker install over plywood we realized we'd been using tile adhesive (Tec brand ready-to-use universal tile adhesive) instead of the recommended thinset mortar. Should we pull it up and start over (big mess, big expense but will do if future tile failure...
  13. a couple of ceramic tile install Q's

    Flooring
    I have my 3/4" plywood installed as a subfloor for my kitchen and adjacent breakfast nook. I checked the deflection on the joists and they look good for tile installation. I am getting ready to install my hardibacker and have a few questions. I'm planning on installing the hardibacker over...
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