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Helping a friend out with his Kitchen.

Rip up the old cracked tiles 8x8. (floor joist 2x8 14' span)

Install 8 - 2 x 7.25 Eng joists.

New ply

Install Ditra

Tiles 6" x 24"

Backsplash glass, marble, and metal....uhhhh

I had more photos but my phone ate em.
 

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Kirdi was placed on the back wall and that was my idea.

The title choice was the customer and in the tile you look at is a metal Channel anodized to look like copper.

But that piece of metal is not full its like a c Channel.... my two main areas of concern were by the sink area and the stove.

Call it overkill I call it a freebie worth doing..... What are friends for...lol
 

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Nice job... Love that ditra, I use it on every job... you can drive a car on it the tile will never crack :thumbsup:
 

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Kirdi was placed on the back wall and that was my idea.

The title choice was the customer and in the tile you look at is a metal Channel anodized to look like copper.

But that piece of metal is not full its like a c Channel.... my two main areas of concern were by the sink area and the stove.

Call it overkill I call it a freebie worth doing..... What are friends for...lol
Why the hell did you do that?
 

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I put the tile right on my drywall in my home for my backsplash it's been there 5 years without issue. I'm not a tile guy so if it fails it's my own home I don't give a chit.

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Typically an upgrade needs to just not cost more, but give an added (useful) value. Hell, I just prime the drywall on a back splash and start tiling. I'll even just use Mastic in most applications.
 

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I put the tile right on my drywall in my home for my backsplash it's been there 5 years without issue. I'm not a tile guy so if it fails it's my own home I don't give a chit.
Doesn't that single gang switch beside the double gang piss you off a little?
 

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Typically an upgrade needs to just not cost more, but give an added (useful) value. Hell, I just prime the drywall on a back splash and start tiling. I'll even just use Mastic in most applications.
Hack!

Heck I tiled my back splash with grout as the adhesive directly onto drywall...
 

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Doesn't that single gang switch beside the double gang piss you off a little?
I've got one in my kitchen that drives me nuts. Came that way and just never had gotten around to fixing it. Mine is a little out of level like his.
 

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I've got one in my kitchen that drives me nuts. Came that way and just never had gotten around to fixing it. Mine is a little out of level like his.
I had one that straddled a stud so I put a blank in the middle to make it look homogenous.
 
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