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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 471
Posted By Davy
You can fill the bottom with dirt or sand then...

You can fill the bottom with dirt or sand then the dry pack for the top 4-5 inches. The 2 inch maximum is for mudding a floor although we have mudded floors much thicker without problems.

Concrete...
Forum: The Mud Box Yesterday, 10:02 PM
Replies: 2,392
Views: 279,352
Posted By Davy
I like that song. Thanks for posting, Laz. :)

I like that song. Thanks for posting, Laz. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 03:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 74
Posted By Davy
You also need lath over the felt paper or poly,...

You also need lath over the felt paper or poly, then the mud preslope. Although I've never seen a plumber add lath, it should be there to hold the mud in place.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-22-2018, 08:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 230
Posted By Davy
Yeah, I would know the pattern before I start the...

Yeah, I would know the pattern before I start the job. Someone in charge will need to tell me what pattern to install. And the grout color, etc. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-22-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 510
Posted By Davy
Chris, Redgard is an anti-fracture membrane. It...

Chris, Redgard is an anti-fracture membrane. It will work fine but usually takes two coats with a 3/8 nap paint roller. It needs to be credit card thickness.

I would clean the slab down to raw...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-21-2018, 09:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 282
Posted By Davy
It takes more maintenance to keep a stone tile...

It takes more maintenance to keep a stone tile clean. Acidic cleaners work well on ceramic and porcelain but can't be used on stone. So it takes a lot more elbow grease with mild cleaners to keep the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-21-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 622
Posted By Davy
That makes a nice look. :tup1:

That makes a nice look. :tup1:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-21-2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 219
Posted By Davy
Thanks for the pics. Yeah, I think you're doing...

Thanks for the pics. Yeah, I think you're doing the right thing by removing the metal. Hopefully your stud layout will be the same on the left side as it is on the right. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-21-2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By Davy
If you're mudding the walls too then you probably...

If you're mudding the walls too then you probably wouldn't want to use brick mud. The sand is a little too fine and I've seen it slide off the wall. But if you're mudding just the curb, heck yeah...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-21-2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 622
Posted By Davy
Joe, anything above the shower head is considered...

Joe, anything above the shower head is considered a dry area. The framing in the ceiling over he shower probably isn't up to snuff to support tile but the sheetrock can be removed and more blocking...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-21-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 219
Posted By Davy
Ed, a closer pic of the metal flange might help...

Ed, a closer pic of the metal flange might help us determine what the flange is and if it should be removed.

Are you planning to remove the wood frame that goes across the top and down the sides?...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-21-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By Davy
Hi Tim, You could probably get by with it but dry...

Hi Tim, You could probably get by with it but dry pack will usually tear up and get slightly damaged while you are working on the rest of the shower.

I would use the sand mix straight out of the...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-21-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 2,765
Views: 534,683
Posted By Davy
I doubt it will move any more than that. Was your...

I doubt it will move any more than that. Was your lath fastened to the studs all the way to the edge?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-21-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 622
Posted By Davy
You can scrape the texture and paint off the...

You can scrape the texture and paint off the ceiling and tile it.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-20-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 311
Posted By Davy
In the past, we have done this several different...

In the past, we have done this several different ways.

Like Chris, We have used masonry sand also. For gray grout, use gray Portland cement with the sand, 3 sand to 1 Portland. For white, use...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-20-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,615
Posted By Davy
Don't beat yourself up, we don't always think of...

Don't beat yourself up, we don't always think of everything either.:tup1:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-20-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,615
Posted By Davy
Yep, what Ryan said. It's best to check for this...

Yep, what Ryan said. It's best to check for this when you are 8-10 rows lower than you are now. You could have increased the joint size by 1/32 and no one would have ever noticed.

Another option...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-20-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 382
Posted By Davy
What Kevin said. Use several sticks that vary in...

What Kevin said. Use several sticks that vary in length. A 2x4 is too big, use a 1x4 or smaller.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-20-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 517
Posted By Davy
Dan, give Paul a call. He's probably booked but...

Dan, give Paul a call. He's probably booked but he'll fix you up.
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Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-20-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 311
Posted By Davy
The GTL3 is about 200 bucks. It does seem to be...

The GTL3 is about 200 bucks. It does seem to be accurate when it's working but since it's not a high dollar laser, I guess they don't think it's worth working on.

Yes, it was barely out of...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-20-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Posted By Davy
Hi Jason. Did the plumber plug the drain and fill...

Hi Jason. Did the plumber plug the drain and fill the shower? It's best to use water from somewhere other than the shower head. Even a few gallons poured into the shower might be enough to get it to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-19-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 318
Posted By Davy
If you have a tile saw, you could cut up 12 x...

If you have a tile saw, you could cut up 12 x 12's in a few hours and probably have a nicer border. Those don't look to be inline to me or maybe they vary in size.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-19-2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 318
Posted By Davy
Depending on the other tiles you decide to use...

Depending on the other tiles you decide to use (the field tiles) and the joint size of them, you may have to use unsanded grout with the listello tiles, tape them off and use sanded with the field...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-19-2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 382
Posted By Davy
I agree, it's probably easier to bust it out and...

I agree, it's probably easier to bust it out and start over rather than add a small amount to what you have. But, it's just the preslope, it doesn't have to be pretty, as long as it's in tact with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-19-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 13,640
Posted By Davy
Usually when I tear out showers that have been...

Usually when I tear out showers that have been set with mastic, mold is also present.
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