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Forum: Professionals' Hangout Yesterday, 07:58 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By Davy
Well, I was kidding about part of it. I did go...

Well, I was kidding about part of it. I did go home. :D
Forum: Professionals' Hangout Yesterday, 07:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 86
Posted By Davy
Yes, to all the Fathers out there, Happy Father's...

Yes, to all the Fathers out there, Happy Father's Day. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-16-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 539
Posted By Davy
Yeah, I just explained that in post 10. Instead...

Yeah, I just explained that in post 10. Instead of popping a line every tile apart, I pop lines for two tiles. I set one tile on the line and free hand the other row.

If you are running a random...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-16-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 931
Posted By Davy
Hi John. Like I mentioned before, regardless of...

Hi John. Like I mentioned before, regardless of what you go back with, the old tile needs to come up. With a chipping hammer in hand, it wouldn't take long to remove it. Removing the old tile will...
Forum: The Mud Box 06-16-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 2,408
Views: 292,161
Posted By Davy
I don't watch much TV, unless Battlebots is on. I...

I don't watch much TV, unless Battlebots is on. I watch this sitting on the edge of my seat. Am I the only one?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOGdzlawyr8
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-16-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By Davy
Lowes

I made a trip to Lowes yesterday to get some bolts. One of the guys in the hardware department asked me "young man, do you need help finding anything"? I hesitated and looked over at him and told him...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-15-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,994
Posted By Davy
The sealers for tiles are penetrating types. A...

The sealers for tiles are penetrating types. A little will soak into the grout and even less into the tiles. Penetrating sealers do not stop water, at least not much. But once in, the sealer will let...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-15-2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,899
Posted By Davy
John, these are the type of hacks that we compete...

John, these are the type of hacks that we compete against. Folks can't figure out why my prices are higher than theirs. At least now he has two different size notch trowels to choose from.:clap2:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-15-2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 931
Posted By Davy
John, I'll come to Ontario and install new slate...

John, I'll come to Ontario and install new slate for you. Then, I'll write you a 20 year written warranty. The only catch is that it's gonna cost you 25 thousand dollars for me to install it.:D

If...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-15-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,327
Posted By Davy
Looks as though the metal is already cut to...

Looks as though the metal is already cut to lengths. Place the metal on the top of the wall between the shower and tub and that will determine where it will need to be placed. Where it fits is where...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-15-2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 931
Posted By Davy
John, if you look at the slate up close, you'll...

John, if you look at the slate up close, you'll see that's in layers. It's slate, that's what slate is and some are better than others depending on where it's from. Some slate is fairly hard and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-15-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 369
Posted By Davy
Yes, I would do it over. I think that's too deep...

Yes, I would do it over. I think that's too deep to fill with thinset. Measure carefully and you can add a little more Portland than you did the first time, but not much. I would add a little more...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-15-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,327
Posted By Davy
John, maybe it's just me but I'm not following...

John, maybe it's just me but I'm not following you when you say the shower frame. Do you mean the wood framing?

Don't understand about the knee wall either. Can you post a pic of what you're...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-15-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 369
Posted By Davy
Also, if you know it's going to get a lot of...

Also, if you know it's going to get a lot of traffic before it's tiled, vacuum the mud and apply a skim coat of thinset over it. This will help it last longer. Then cover it with a piece of old...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-15-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,899
Posted By Davy
I see. When it comes to tile size, there are no...

I see. When it comes to tile size, there are no rules, just recommendations. I've used large tiles on shower floors but it sure makes it difficult to install. Plus the added grout joints when using...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-15-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,887
Posted By Davy
Okay. So I assume you want to start at the floor...

Okay. So I assume you want to start at the floor and work your way up from there. I would want to do some measuring to make sure I'm not going to have a small cut (less than a half tile) against the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-15-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,994
Posted By Davy
Chris, sealing is overrated and has been pushed...

Chris, sealing is overrated and has been pushed by a lot of people that have never used it. It's designed to decrease the chance of a stain in areas where you prepare food. A kitchen backsplash,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-15-2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,899
Posted By Davy
Well, looks like you originally had large tiles....

Well, looks like you originally had large tiles. Not sure if the new tiles are large or small. When installing small tiles, such as 3x6, 4x4 or 6x6, we usually don't back butter but we do make sure...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-15-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,887
Posted By Davy
What do you mean, you haven't gotten there yet?...

What do you mean, you haven't gotten there yet? Do you have the shower walls prepped? Is the tub still in place or did you remove it?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-15-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,887
Posted By Davy
Hi Jenny. You can start the tile layout at the...

Hi Jenny. You can start the tile layout at the floor or at the top of the tub. I assume you are tiling the walls around the tub and continue on the bath walls. I usually start at the top of the tub ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-15-2018, 07:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,859
Posted By Davy
Yes, it's looking good. :tup1:

Yes, it's looking good. :tup1:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-15-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 369
Posted By Davy
Yep, what Peter said. Either not enough water or...

Yep, what Peter said. Either not enough water or cement. Also, when you are finished shaping it, slick it down with the flat side of your trowel. If the water is just right, it will bring a little...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-15-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,899
Posted By Davy
I suppose you're stuck with whatever they give...

I suppose you're stuck with whatever they give you. Like Cx said, I'm not crazy about it so far. They went to a lot of trouble to make an inferior preslope.

I'd ask them how they intend to prep...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-15-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 931
Posted By Davy
If the tiles on the treads and risers are bonded...

If the tiles on the treads and risers are bonded well and you aren't wanting to replace the whole thing, clean the loose tiles and concrete surface and stick them back with a good modified thinset.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-14-2018, 10:49 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 931
Posted By Davy
Sorry John, tiles don't work that way. You can...

Sorry John, tiles don't work that way. You can drill a hole near the 4 corners of a tile and use Tap con screws to hold them in place. It would stay in place as long as you don't stand on it. Once...
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