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Forum: The Mud Box 02-17-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 416
Posted By Simplyjames
Driver lives above cabinet or on top shelf...

Driver lives above cabinet or on top shelf depending on where outlet is run to. Factory lengths generally donít allow for this so youíll need to make a connection. I use thermostat wire or similar ...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-15-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 360
Posted By Simplyjames
Air scrubbers can be pricey. I have in the past...

Air scrubbers can be pricey. I have in the past just used well placed fans and air movers along with strategic opening of windows. Maybe skip the grinder too. Iíve usually been able to have good...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-10-2018, 10:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 937
Posted By Simplyjames
Any investment on something requiring a...

Any investment on something requiring a proprietary blade seems screwey IMO.


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Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-10-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 4,538
Views: 1,338,837
Posted By Simplyjames
Funny they said that. After your first pic, I...

Funny they said that. After your first pic, I wondered if it was an aesthetic failure.


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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-09-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 324
Posted By Simplyjames
Good thought. It should just continue to radiate....

Good thought. It should just continue to radiate. I donít think thickness acts as an obstacle or insulator. Some tiles can be pretty thick.
Has anyone done this??


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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-09-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 324
Posted By Simplyjames
Ditra heat and small hex tiles

At one of the workshops I attended, one of the Schluter fellows recommended first tiling the floor using an inexpensive non-glossy 12x12 or something. Then, bond the mosaic to a new flat floor. Iím...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-08-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 743
Posted By Simplyjames
Thatís pretty much it. If you can get past the...

Thatís pretty much it. If you can get past the mental frustration of starting off so slowly, this way can give you a nice level foundation on which to stack tile. It also gets the more pesty part of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-08-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 743
Posted By Simplyjames
Iíll usually just start setting and forego the...

Iíll usually just start setting and forego the whole ledger hassle. Not always possible I realize but after pan tile is set, draw a level line where the ledger would be and just precut the bottom...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-05-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,003
Posted By Simplyjames
Looks good. Youíll want to do the next bathroom...

Looks good. Youíll want to do the next bathroom yourself. The second one is much easier I promise.


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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-05-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 405
Posted By Simplyjames
Looks quite unfinished to me. This might be a...

Looks quite unfinished to me. This might be a good discussion starter with them when you call.


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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-05-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 405
Posted By Simplyjames
Hey, sorry for the hassle. Iím not seeing much...

Hey, sorry for the hassle. Iím not seeing much terrific going on with some layout choices. You say you specified Kerdi for everything. Iím wondering if this is in writing somewhere and when did...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-03-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,550
Posted By Simplyjames
Cost aside, I prefer drywall and kerdi. Once you...

Cost aside, I prefer drywall and kerdi. Once you apply kerdi band to the seams of kerdi board and four inch patches on the screw penetrations, you will find not much board is left exposed anyways.
...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-28-2017, 04:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 378
Posted By Simplyjames
Sounds like a smart move in good time. Those...

Sounds like a smart move in good time. Those asbestos remediation guys seem to do well. This silica situation caught my attention about five years ago. I since have become as careful as possible....
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-16-2017, 10:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,137
Posted By Simplyjames
Doesn't really etch the surface, maybe wipe down...

Doesn't really etch the surface, maybe wipe down well prior???
Maybe not critical.
I love the brilliant simplicity of the thing though.


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Forum: The Mud Box 12-16-2017, 10:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 732
Posted By Simplyjames
Front row. Neck hurts. Good flick as usual...

Front row. Neck hurts. Good flick as usual though. I'm a total Star Wars fan for a few hours every December.


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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-07-2017, 06:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 377
Posted By Simplyjames
The tile itself in that pic looks to have some...

The tile itself in that pic looks to have some drastic crowning or may be just be the shadowing? I'd be curious to see two extra tiles placed face to face. This will clearly show the degree of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-07-2017, 06:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 688
Posted By Simplyjames
Awesome. The orange store is a fun place to see...

Awesome. The orange store is a fun place to see stuff like that. I recently saw two contractors loading some 20x20s along with a bucket of mastic into their work truck.
Good luck trying to educate...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-19-2017, 09:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,722
Posted By Simplyjames
By the way, Mapei everything basically is great. ...

By the way, Mapei everything basically is great.


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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-19-2017, 09:21 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,722
Posted By Simplyjames
Advice needed for a new Shower Job

Hey, the siliconized acrylic is definitely more user friendly and forgiving than 100% for the less experienced. However, it doesn't come close to the performance of 100%. The acrylic tends to be...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-16-2017, 08:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 812
Posted By Simplyjames
I've tried several and just seem unable to get...

I've tried several and just seem unable to get the feel of them. The upper right tooth doesn't hold and spread mortar the same way traditional trowels do so I end up making a mess.
Might be...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-16-2017, 08:42 PM
Replies: 21,486
Views: 3,744,598
Posted By Simplyjames
Coming from a fellow who's only ever used...

Coming from a fellow who's only ever used thinset, that looks way crazy cool. It's interesting to consider this method is basically what has been done for centuries worldwide.
That mud doesn't...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-07-2017, 05:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 552
Posted By Simplyjames
I'd check with a plumbing supply house. I know...

I'd check with a plumbing supply house. I know risers exist for round floor drains. I guess they might have square as well.
If not, it shouldn't be difficult to fabricate something from flat bar or...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-07-2017, 07:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,885
Posted By Simplyjames
Not an easy situation now but when doing silly...

Not an easy situation now but when doing silly little mosaics, I will usually install the metal strips before tile work. Wall can be flattened according to the height of the trim strip with no need...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-07-2017, 06:21 AM
Replies: 21,486
Views: 3,744,598
Posted By Simplyjames
That's a great use of a goofy space. Congrats on...

That's a great use of a goofy space. Congrats on helping rid the world of 80s style. I think that bench will end up being very practical for them. Splendid


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Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-02-2017, 05:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,539
Posted By Simplyjames
Whazup Wally, love the pics. That type work is my...

Whazup Wally, love the pics. That type work is my fav as well. I love being in one house for a month and building relationships along with bathrooms.
Nashville sounds cool but also big. As an...
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