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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 05:50 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By Davy
Since you're most likely going to tile the...

Since you're most likely going to tile the outside face of the curb, I always will run a row of BN tiles along the outside of the jamb. On yours it would turn and go under the outside edge of the...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-19-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 379
Posted By Davy
I would ask where they are getting the grout...

I would ask where they are getting the grout from. The Calcium Aluminate cement makes for a faster setting grout that gets very hard. But from what I've read, the shelf life is 6 months. I wonder how...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-19-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 232
Posted By Davy
Hi Matt, welcome.:wave:

Hi Matt, welcome.:wave:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-18-2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 303
Posted By Davy
These days I use more Aqua Defense mainly because...

These days I use more Aqua Defense mainly because it's cheaper. AD is 134.00 at Lowes and RD is 145.00 at Home Depot.

Get the mud as flat and dust free as you can then apply 2 coats of either one....
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-18-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 301
Posted By Davy
In my opinion, one of the great things about...

In my opinion, one of the great things about working in a 75 - 100+ year old house is that all the old tile areas will have a thick mud bed under it. If you're concerned with cost, mud those areas...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-18-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 379
Posted By Davy
Hi John, sorry to hear about your problems with...

Hi John, sorry to hear about your problems with the Prism grout. I've used it many times without any issues. I do know that due to the type of cement that's in the Prism grout, it has a shorter shelf...
Forum: The Mud Box 04-18-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 8,494
Views: 1,202,391
Posted By Davy
That's so true. But, it's all worth it once the...

That's so true. But, it's all worth it once the grand kids come. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-18-2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 220
Posted By Davy
Instead of boxing out the end of the tub, is...

Instead of boxing out the end of the tub, is there any reason why the whole wall can't be furred out 1 1/2 inches? I don't necessarily mean the whole bathroom wall, just the area at the end of the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-18-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 303
Posted By Davy
Just make sure it's a modified thinset, no 6...

Just make sure it's a modified thinset, no 6 dollar a bag stuff. I like the Customs Prolite from Home Depot or Versabond. But there are many other modified thinsets from Mapei and Latacrete that will...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-18-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 303
Posted By Davy
You can add a piece of lath to the cut out area ,...

You can add a piece of lath to the cut out area , just make it an inch or two bigger than the hole. Fasten it to a stud if you have one on the area. Add thinset to the edge of the old mud to bond the...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-17-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 322
Posted By Davy
I've owned Target saws for many years. I have two...

I've owned Target saws for many years. I have two now, one small saw and a large one for cutting 24 and larger tiles. These are heavy saws that are work horses. They just keep on going. They don't...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-16-2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By Davy
What size bullnose are available? You usually...

What size bullnose are available? You usually don't have a whole lot of choices.

I'm not following your question about the seams.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-15-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By Davy
I would remove the bead board on each side of the...

I would remove the bead board on each side of the jamb and tile the shower first. Then cut the bead board to fit against the tile. I have a few questions.

1. What size tiles are you using?

2....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-15-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 358
Posted By Davy
Wolfgang, the lack of water looks like the...

Wolfgang, the lack of water looks like the problem. Even a richer mix will be gritty if there's not enough water. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-15-2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,036
Posted By Davy
It's hard to get mud to go to zero. There will be...

It's hard to get mud to go to zero. There will be more thinset than mud for the last 1/4 inch. It's not what thinset is designed for but it will work.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-15-2018, 07:04 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,241
Posted By Davy
Give the wood plenty time to acclimate before...

Give the wood plenty time to acclimate before installing. Not sure how much time is necessary.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-15-2018, 06:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 239
Posted By Davy
I've used it on a lot of floors with real good...

I've used it on a lot of floors with real good luck. And, these floors had slab cracks. I always made sure to put it down thick enough though. But I agree with Kevin, I wouldn't pull up a floor just...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-14-2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 620
Posted By Davy
I've seen it take a couple months for limestone...

I've seen it take a couple months for limestone to dry out just from the moisture in the thinset. Under it was a cured slab with a membrane.

Let us know how this turns out if you don't mind.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-14-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 284
Posted By Davy
Well, I noticed the same thing and was going to...

Well, I noticed the same thing and was going to ask Vincent to explain what that meant. Are you claiming it will absorb 3/8 movement in a slab crack without the tile cracking?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-14-2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,966
Posted By Davy
I knew the "no cutting" part would sway you. Just...

I knew the "no cutting" part would sway you. Just tell your wife you need help putting a puzzle together. Tell her there's no picture to go by and you get to make your own pieces. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-14-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,966
Posted By Davy
You're learning fast, Steve. The third thing is...

You're learning fast, Steve. The third thing is that there's always more to learn. :)

Lay the pebble sheets together and see how they fit. If the space between the sheets are too obvious, you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-14-2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 443
Posted By Davy
I've found them at Walmart before. ...

I've found them at Walmart before.
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Sharpie-Permanent-Markers-Ultra-Fine-Point-Black-5-Pack/14906336
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-14-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 443
Posted By Davy
I think they are made by Sharpie. Not fine, ultra...

I think they are made by Sharpie. Not fine, ultra fine. Sometimes I can't find them at the stores but when I do I'll get 4 or 5. One morning I was in a pinch, had to go into a drug store to find...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-14-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,241
Posted By Davy
Yeah, you can make it ramp and still be better...

Yeah, you can make it ramp and still be better than a piece that overlaps. Less of a tripping hazard and won't look bad.

It's not important but I still say those are bigger than 1x1's. I'll let...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-14-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 443
Posted By Davy
The masking tape isn't necessary on all tiles....

The masking tape isn't necessary on all tiles. The tiles I were installing were very dark and the line was hard to see. I use the Milwaukee markers for other things but the ultra fine markers make a...
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