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Forum: The Mud Box 06-15-2018, 07:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,219
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. ;)
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Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-15-2018, 06:54 AM
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Views: 137
Posted By John Bridge
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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-13-2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 193
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: 238
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: 191
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: 130
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: 141
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: 245
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: 501
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: 2
Views: 194
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: 1,157
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: 316
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: 18
Views: 607
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: 21,534
Views: 3,866,227
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. :)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-04-2018, 06:23 AM
Replies: 4,585
Views: 1,376,644
Posted By John Bridge
I'm not proud of what I'm about to say, but back...

I'm not proud of what I'm about to say, but back during my sheetrock shower days in Arizona we glued the shower liner to the sheetrock walls and stuck the tiles onto it with mastic. That was back...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-04-2018, 06:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 826
Posted By John Bridge
Johns-Manville makes and sells insulation. :) ...

Johns-Manville makes and sells insulation. :)

Actually, having a barrier directly behind the waterproof board doesn't bother me much. I can't for the life of me see why it would be required,...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-04-2018, 06:10 AM
Replies: 2,886
Views: 564,017
Posted By John Bridge
Back when I was doing expensive custom homes, all...

Back when I was doing expensive custom homes, all the floors were floated, so I would have a pile of sharp sand delivered. I always had three or four showers to float, too, and instead of trying to...
Forum: The Mud Box 06-04-2018, 06:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 538
Posted By John Bridge
They have gas engine circular saws that you can...

They have gas engine circular saws that you can rent. They can throw you, though, if you're not careful.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-03-2018, 06:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 353
Posted By John Bridge
A little more on grouting showers: I grout...

A little more on grouting showers: I grout everything. I use caulking only when a tub is involved and only at the joint between tub and tile. I do make sure my framing is well fastened in the corners...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-03-2018, 06:18 AM
Replies: 21,534
Views: 3,866,227
Posted By John Bridge
Nice work, Down East. How about giving us a first...

Nice work, Down East. How about giving us a first name? Doesn't have to be yours. ;)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-03-2018, 06:15 AM
Replies: 2,886
Views: 564,017
Posted By John Bridge
Great work, John. You've come a long way in a...

Great work, John. You've come a long way in a fairly short time. :)

The trim plumbing is trendy, but I always think about having to wipe the shower down each time it's used. Things like that can...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-31-2018, 07:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 353
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Shawn, :) I've used VersaBond for just...

Hi Shawn, :)

I've used VersaBond for just about everything. It'll work for you. :)

The current thinking on grouting showers states that all changes of plane should be grouted with caulking...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-31-2018, 06:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 389
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Aaron, :) Let's start with the floor. I...

Hi Aaron, :)

Let's start with the floor. I have no experience with Green Skin; I do have a lot of experience with thicker membranes such as Schluter Ditra. There are many other similar products...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-30-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 237
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Kendall, If the "haze" is really haze and...

Hi Kendall,

If the "haze" is really haze and not build-up, the vinegar should remove it. Rinse well after scrubbing a little with the vinegar. As to the grout joints, it should like some sort of...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 05-30-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 432
Posted By John Bridge
I don't think slate is hard enough to take on...

I don't think slate is hard enough to take on much of a sheen, so 300 grit would probably be it. :)
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