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Forum: The Mud Box 11-10-2007, 06:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,001
Posted By daveco
You want the book "Bringing your product to...

You want the book "Bringing your product to market" by Don Debelak. Lots of good info.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-07-2007, 08:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 944
Posted By daveco
Thanks, CX. I'd forgotten about the vapor...

Thanks, CX. I'd forgotten about the vapor barrier. I'd read about the base under the slab on a post here sometime back. I knew about the expansion joint req. I was hoping by using ditra I could push...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-07-2007, 07:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 944
Posted By daveco
We want tile on our patio

Customer calls and leave's a message telling me they are pouring their patio tommorow and have decided to tile it. After searching here it looks like I need at least 2" of sand above 3" of compacted...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-27-2007, 08:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,173
Posted By daveco
Thanks guys, I would have thought they had 12x12...

Thanks guys, I would have thought they had 12x12 by then. Does anyone know when 12x12 came out?
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-26-2007, 07:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,173
Posted By daveco
Need Design ideas

So far I've just worked with ceramic tile. Floors, showers and tub surrounds. Now I've got a chance to do my first marble job. The house was built in 1926 for the founder of the Coleman Co. The...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-27-2007, 08:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,857
Posted By daveco
That's what I love about the internet. The info...

That's what I love about the internet. The info on it and the forums. It's been said, that to be better surround yourself with people better then you. This is the place. When my friend took me to the...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-25-2007, 08:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,857
Posted By daveco
Dark future for tile?

I'm worrried that tile is going to get a bad rap with all the poor installation I see being done. Yesterday I help a friend grout who got me started with tile and he's putting down 16" tile on 3/4"...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-08-2006, 08:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,021
Posted By daveco
The customer has lived in the house since it was...

The customer has lived in the house since it was new. Never finshed the basement. If the joist are overspaned I was going to suggest building a support wall in the basement and cutting the span down....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-07-2006, 06:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,021
Posted By daveco
Just wanted to say that the joist are 10" I-joist...

Just wanted to say that the joist are 10" I-joist not 2X10's. The deflector doesn't work with those. Other wise I would have used it. I don't think the subfloor is particle board. the chips are...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-07-2006, 11:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,021
Posted By daveco
another I-joist question

I have a 20 yr old house. It has what looks like 3/4" osb or chip board, whatever they used 20 yrs ago. It's not plywood. The joist are 10" deep and span 17 ft. and spaced 12" apart. I didn't see any...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-04-2006, 05:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,218
Posted By daveco
I thought I would tell what solution we came up...

I thought I would tell what solution we came up with. I'm going to put up 1/4" sheetrock then tile and to finsh the edge, put up wood trim to hide the edge. Should look pretty good. Thanks
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-02-2006, 07:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,218
Posted By daveco
Thought about adding 1/4" sheetrock but then I'd...

Thought about adding 1/4" sheetrock but then I'd have to deal with that. Was going to use a redguard type product before tiling. Thought about using Ditra to add and 1/8" but that cost to much. So...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-02-2006, 05:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,218
Posted By daveco
The tub was placed on the outside of the...

The tub was placed on the outside of the sheetrock. So the tub flange is showing. So have that 1/8" difference. I thought about just grinding the tiles to handle it as an other option.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-01-2006, 08:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,218
Posted By daveco
another question about tub lip and wall

I read the question earlier about one way to deal with the lip on the outside of the sheetrock. What about using sheetrock mud or thinset to feather it out up about 3 ft. And then use grout or...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-22-2006, 09:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 508
Posted By daveco
A book for the inventers here

I read the post about the multispacers and smiled. I want to recomend everyone who has a product that they want to bring to market get this book. "Bringing Your Product To Market" by Don Debelak. It...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-09-2006, 05:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 823
Posted By daveco
Nail or Screw?

Hello everybody, I'm laying down 3/8 bc plywood over 3/4 T&G OSB with 24" floor truss spacing. This will be tiled in the bathrooms and laundry room and Bruce flooring in the living area. Is there any...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-05-2006, 09:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,551
Posted By daveco
It's a site built pan. Part of the basement...

It's a site built pan. Part of the basement floor. No evidence of a pan liner. I had forgot about soap scum but the concrete was painted so we've ground that off. Is there a thinset that's going work...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-05-2006, 08:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,551
Posted By daveco
What I have is a concrete pan with 4" sides that...

What I have is a concrete pan with 4" sides that they poured years ago. It's never had tile and we want to tile it and the walls. they did a very bad job on the slope. Would you give some brand...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-04-2006, 04:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,551
Posted By daveco
Relevel concrete shower floor

I have a concrete shower floor that I want to tile. The slope is not consistent. What could I use to relevel the floor and get my slope consistent? The change would be from zero to an inch. Thanks,...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-20-2006, 08:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 631
Posted By daveco
first tile job

Hi guys. I've landed my first tile job. Master bath has shower and soaker tub. Tile in kitchen and tile in laundry room and a upstairs bath. The floor has 18" deep floor truss spaced on 24" centers...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-02-2006, 08:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 683
Posted By daveco
subfloor question

I've got a new house project. The floor is 2x4 floor trusses 18" deep with 24" spacing with 3/4" OSB on top. The longest span is in the Kitchen with about 14' The master bath is 12' and the upstairs...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-28-2005, 08:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 959
Posted By daveco
My Thoughts

I usally do landscaping and deck building. I've been in business for over 15 yrs. A few years ago someone refered a tile man who was having a slow time to help with a good sized landscape and deck...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-03-2005, 11:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 904
Posted By daveco
Nope, no room to slide it under. It's screwed and...

Nope, no room to slide it under. It's screwed and many of the pieces go back behind the stud wall. On some of them we have to cut the piece in two and pull each piece out.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-03-2005, 06:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 904
Posted By daveco
Kerdi questions

I've only been laying tile now for a year, so I'm still getting up to speed. I'm very happy to have found this forum. Here's my question. Has anybody used the Kerdi system to just do the shower pan...
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