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Forum: Professionals' Hangout Today, 07:35 PM
Replies: 4,515
Views: 1,328,293
Posted By Mathman
That's why it's called FloriaDuh! And I do...

That's why it's called FloriaDuh!

And I do live here. Nearby in fact.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,445
Posted By Mathman
Looks great! It's a great feeling to finish that...

Looks great! It's a great feeling to finish that up!
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-10-2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 444
Posted By Mathman
Much easier install. Thinset only needed for...

Much easier install. Thinset only needed for the bands at the joints. Easy to work with, even easier than drywall. Very little mess.
Forum: The Mud Box 12-16-2017, 10:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 475
Posted By Mathman
Going tomorrow. My son saw it last night and...

Going tomorrow. My son saw it last night and said it was great. Wants to see it again.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-13-2017, 07:01 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 9,144
Posted By Mathman
That looks disgraceful. Doesn't matter who is...

That looks disgraceful. Doesn't matter who is paying for it. That should be rejected.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-01-2017, 08:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,296
Posted By Mathman
Stiff the builder, stiff the homeowner. Two...

Stiff the builder, stiff the homeowner. Two sides of the same coin. It boils down to theft. All of it should be against the law. There shouldn't be a higher level of legal protection for one or...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-30-2017, 05:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 757
Posted By Mathman
Did you notice any wicking of the kerdi bands? ...

Did you notice any wicking of the kerdi bands? That could easily account for that much loss of water.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-30-2017, 05:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,296
Posted By Mathman
The electrician I used for other jobs and hired...

The electrician I used for other jobs and hired to finish the wiring on the pool had done two jobs for those people. Turns out they stiffed about 4 people in my area. Most worse than me. I lost...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-29-2017, 08:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,296
Posted By Mathman
This is my opinion as a home owner in Florida. ...

This is my opinion as a home owner in Florida. The rules are designed to protect the developer or contractor over the home owner. There is very little recourse for the home owner for a bad job. I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-18-2017, 12:12 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 9,144
Posted By Mathman
Davy, maybe it is a cubby area below the niche,...

Davy, maybe it is a cubby area below the niche, where you can store floor mats.... :yeah:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-17-2017, 05:41 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 9,144
Posted By Mathman
Thank goodness you are able to recognize it now...

Thank goodness you are able to recognize it now before the job gets done, and your GC is fixing it. Hopefully, he is learning a BIG lesson here.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-11-2017, 06:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,950
Posted By Mathman
This has been an interesting thread to read. As...

This has been an interesting thread to read. As a dedicated do it myselfer, I rarely pay anyone to do anything anymore. A few exceptions are pumping the septic tank, and major electrical work. I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-29-2017, 05:59 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 9,144
Posted By Mathman
You really need to think about Davy's question. ...

You really need to think about Davy's question. It is possible for them to build this, and the shower not appear to leak for some time. But interior spaces, walls, floors and other parts of your...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-22-2017, 08:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 564
Posted By Mathman
I installed a very similar door. My doors...

I installed a very similar door. My doors instructions were to drill in the curb also, but they had a * section where they said epoxy could be used instead of drilling. I didn't see that in your...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-20-2017, 04:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,041
Posted By Mathman
The showers should last 20 - 30 years if done...

The showers should last 20 - 30 years if done correctly. 450.00/20 is about 22 dollars per year in cost. Sheetrock is cheaper than cement board so that cuts some of the price. Your labor has value....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-20-2017, 01:51 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,468
Posted By Mathman
You can do what you like but I would sure want to...

You can do what you like but I would sure want to do another flood test to be sure there are no leaks before I started to put tile on.
Just my opinion.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-19-2017, 05:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 797
Posted By Mathman
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWwOJlOI1nU ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWwOJlOI1nU

Danger Will Robinson!

Please check about the slope UNDER the liner. The Pro's are trying to tell you that you need a slope both under the liner and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-18-2017, 04:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 539
Posted By Mathman
That is what I did. Use a small grout float and...

That is what I did. Use a small grout float and pressed it in. I am just a DYI'er myself but I don't think it makes much difference either way unless your niche is going to be sprayed with lots of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-17-2017, 03:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 539
Posted By Mathman
Unless the shelves are really wide I wouldn't...

Unless the shelves are really wide I wouldn't think you would need more than the sides. I did my niche with about 12 inch wide shelves and did the back wall first and then left a small opening...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-12-2017, 03:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,542
Posted By Mathman
I'd stop right away, and get some type of...

I'd stop right away, and get some type of waterproofing installed. What you have now is not going to work. The pro's will be along soon with the expert advice.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-11-2017, 12:18 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,588
Posted By Mathman
We bought an American Standard with the taller...

We bought an American Standard with the taller and longer bowl and it's really nice and works well. Don't remember the model.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-10-2017, 04:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,845
Posted By Mathman
I was installing a 12 by 24 tile in the shower...

I was installing a 12 by 24 tile in the shower and doing it all myself, so there was plenty of time between steps in the process.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-10-2017, 01:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,845
Posted By Mathman
I used karabond t and it seem to work really well...

I used karabond t and it seem to work really well and was easy to work with.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-08-2017, 09:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,845
Posted By Mathman
I'll defer to the Pros on this site, but the one...

I'll defer to the Pros on this site, but the one question that is always asked is how do you plan to connect the two different waterproofing methods together?
At that point where the Kerdi ends and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-07-2017, 06:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,845
Posted By Mathman
Kerdi-board is surprisingly strong. If you can...

Kerdi-board is surprisingly strong. If you can find the 4 by 8 sheets they are priced a bit more competitively to durock or cement boards but yes, they cost more. The biggest labor saving is not...
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