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Forum: Professionals' Hangout Today, 02:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 167
Posted By John Bridge
I'm sorry for being vague. I really don't know,...

I'm sorry for being vague. I really don't know, but I was thinking closer to eight inches o.c.

Last I knew Schluters drain was running way more than $200. Theirs are made one-off by somebody in...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing Yesterday, 08:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 119
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Rainer, :) I don't know what "Rainforest"...

Hi Rainer, :)

I don't know what "Rainforest" tile is (what type of stone). But most marble tiles are factory sealed, and real marble is waterproof except for the faults. If you do seal, just make...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout Yesterday, 08:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 167
Posted By John Bridge
I posted a sketch of a drain that can be made...

I posted a sketch of a drain that can be made from available plumbing parts. It incorporates the Schluter drain. There is a barrel type stop in the overflow.

The problem with the roman tub drains...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout Yesterday, 08:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 489
Posted By John Bridge
Hey Bart, :) We get the same thing around...

Hey Bart, :)

We get the same thing around here. :D

I don't know how many people we've had come on here, asked a million questions and then don't done nothing we've advised. There are probably...
Forum: The Mud Box Yesterday, 08:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By John Bridge
Too bad. Do you know how old he was?

Too bad. Do you know how old he was?
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-21-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 834
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Justin, I have always campaigned for DIY...

Hi Justin,

I have always campaigned for DIY access to products, and I continue to do so. I realize that product manufacturers open them selves up to increased cases of improper installation, but I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-19-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 138
Posted By John Bridge
Ken, I would seal the bottom of the tub to...

Ken,

I would seal the bottom of the tub to the Kerdi floor than tile up to it. Use Silicone between tile and tub. I wouldn't want water getting under there. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-19-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 553
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Bobby, :) Well bonded thinset will hold...

Hi Bobby, :)

Well bonded thinset will hold much better than concrete. Don't worry about small divots. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-18-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 163
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Kirk, :) Any modified thinset will...

Hi Kirk, :)

Any modified thinset will probably do it. Mastic might do it better. I can't be positive with your painted surface. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-18-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 339
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Steve, :) Sanded plywood is fine, and so...

Hi Steve, :)

Sanded plywood is fine, and so it Sturd-I-Floor, which is tongue and groove. CDX is used only for roof and siding sheathing, never for floors.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-18-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 489
Posted By John Bridge
At 92 the old guy doesn't need Lowes for medical...

At 92 the old guy doesn't need Lowes for medical care. He has Medicare which is pretty good. :)

If I went to work at Lowes I would want to help retail customers. The contractors can take care of...
Forum: The Mud Box 06-15-2018, 07:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,323
Posted By John Bridge
Prices are on the rise everywhere, I guess. The...

Prices are on the rise everywhere, I guess. The median home price in Austin is 380K. I can't afford to live anywhere except where I am. Don't know what this place is worth, but it's paid for. ;)
...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-15-2018, 06:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 233
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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-13-2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 541
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Roger, Sorry this was missed. :) I...

Hi Roger,

Sorry this was missed. :)

I don't understand what you're doing. You have a wood frame floor that is not in a dry area?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-13-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 300
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Sean, I have no experience with the tub....

Hi Sean,

I have no experience with the tub. I would hope someone else might. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-13-2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 235
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Raul, :) No backer board under the foam...

Hi Raul, :)

No backer board under the foam tray. It is thinsetted directly to the subfloor. I use any thinset that is rated for the subfloor -- unmodified for concrete, modified for plywood or...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-13-2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 169
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Meredith, :) How about posting a picture...

Hi Meredith, :)

How about posting a picture or two here? :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-13-2018, 07:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 200
Posted By John Bridge
Hi CG, Welcome to the forums. :) Wood look...

Hi CG, Welcome to the forums. :)

Wood look plank tiles tend to be bowed a little (cupping), and placing them too close together can exacerbate what we call lippage -- a difference in height from...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 06-13-2018, 07:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 338
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Jay, :) I think the sealer might be the...

Hi Jay, :)

I think the sealer might be the problem. Unglazed porcelain (unless it is polished) doesn't need sealer and in fact it shouldn't be sealed, as the sealer tends to build up on the...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-11-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 569
Posted By John Bridge
I've had to show fabricators/installers how to...

I've had to show fabricators/installers how to use thinset more than once. :)
Forum: The Mud Box 06-11-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By John Bridge
I just bore the same size hole in a scrap of...

I just bore the same size hole in a scrap of plywood or something. Stand on it when starting the hole and then throw it away. :)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-08-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,261
Posted By John Bridge
Like CX, I was at the JB mud course in 2010 where...

Like CX, I was at the JB mud course in 2010 where Paul demonstrated his method. I didn't question whether it worked or not. My big question was why. Doing it the conventional way works well for me....
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-05-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By John Bridge
Chris, Assuming your flooring is solid and...

Chris,

Assuming your flooring is solid and not engineered and that it's running perpendicular to the joists,I would say you've got a great start. Another layer of plywood, half-inch or greater,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-04-2018, 06:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 906
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Wolfgang, :) If you saw those walls into...

Hi Wolfgang, :)

If you saw those walls into smaller sections you can pry them out without making so much of a mess. :)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-04-2018, 06:25 AM
Replies: 21,547
Views: 3,872,555
Posted By John Bridge
I somehow didn't notice it there yesterday, but...

I somehow didn't notice it there yesterday, but I'm over the hill. :)
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