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Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-24-2017, 08:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,025
Posted By Ken
When I started in the trade 18 years ago, I...

When I started in the trade 18 years ago, I didn't use a guard for the first 4 or 5 years. Because a commercial project I was on, I had to put the guard on and I've never looked back. I can make the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-24-2016, 06:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 991
Posted By Ken
I second screwing lathe directly to the painted...

I second screwing lathe directly to the painted brick, scratch coat it and then mud it plumb and flat. This will make the tile installation beautiful (if executed correctly) and last a lifetime.
...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-23-2016, 01:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,440
Posted By Ken
Never heard of it, or used it.

Never heard of it, or used it.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-03-2016, 05:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,261
Posted By Ken
I know exactly what you suggested with the...

I know exactly what you suggested with the Plaster of Paris, but it's not a suitable product to use during a tile installation, so why recommend it?

Our industry is plagued with failures because...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-01-2016, 08:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,261
Posted By Ken
The best and cheapeset option for making a repair...

The best and cheapeset option for making a repair job in one trip from a setting and grouting stand point, is to use the already mentioned Custom Building Products Speed Set. Mix it as thick as you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-07-2016, 09:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 869
Posted By Ken
Please do yourself a rock solid favor that...

Please do yourself a rock solid favor that amounts to cheap insurance, and not build your curb out wooden material. Use bricks or blocks of some kind. These should be bonded to the substrate with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-07-2016, 09:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,017
Posted By Ken
Please, whatever you decided, do yourself a favor...

Please, whatever you decided, do yourself a favor and use some kind of block or brick rather than using wooden 2x4's.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-17-2016, 10:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,103
Posted By Ken
The shop I work for almost uses TEC products for...

The shop I work for almost uses TEC products for every project. We're in West Michigan.. We have everything available from Mapei, Laticrete, Custom, etc.. Out of all the thinsets available I really...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-02-2016, 09:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,086
Posted By Ken
Jim, What NTCA method are you citing?

Jim,

What NTCA method are you citing?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-01-2016, 12:30 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 15,104
Posted By Ken
When tiling around anything that is not plumb...

When tiling around anything that is not plumb and/or level the only thing that you can do is follow the edge of it as best as possible.

You really want to ensure that you install the tile plumb...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-21-2016, 08:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,346
Posted By Ken
That model number of the Power Scraper is Makita...

That model number of the Power Scraper is Makita HK1810.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-28-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,072
Posted By Ken
My initial thought is butterblood originally...

My initial thought is butterblood originally posted that "proper backing" was installed.

Does this mean that proper backing was installed before the KerdiBoard? Example, 2x6 sistered between the...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-20-2013, 11:16 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 22,798
Posted By Ken
Remember he has to pay taxes too, Isaac. :)

Remember he has to pay taxes too, Isaac. :)
Forum: The Mud Box 12-20-2013, 11:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,948
Posted By Ken
My boots are recalled, looks like I'll be getting...

My boots are recalled, looks like I'll be getting a new pair tomorrow.

CX, I was undecided as to where to create the thread.

LT, actually your statement is partially incorrect. All...
Forum: The Mud Box 12-20-2013, 10:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,948
Posted By Ken
LT, my name is Ken.. not Kevin. You've never...

LT, my name is Ken.. not Kevin.

You've never heard of Red Wing Work Boots? They are only the best made work boots on the planet. I guess all you residential guys aren't required to wear work boots...
Forum: The Mud Box 12-20-2013, 10:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,948
Posted By Ken
Red Wing Boot Recall

Hey all,

Long time no see.. been busy, which is a good thing.

I just wanted to make you all aware of a boot recall.

Red Wing Boots is recalling over 100,000 pairs of boots sold between Oct...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-04-2013, 05:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,992
Posted By Ken
You will need a vapor barrier behind your cement...

You will need a vapor barrier behind your cement board or a fabric waterproof membrane (KERDI) applied to the front side or a liquid applied membrane applied to the front side. You cannot (and do not...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-01-2013, 08:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,259
Posted By Ken
You're defiantly going to want to have a grout...

You're defiantly going to want to have a grout joint in your installation. Sounds to me like the stone is not of very consistent quality... most all travertine is cut to be set with what ever other...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-01-2013, 09:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 14,965
Posted By Ken
Seems like he wants way more than he actually...

Seems like he wants way more than he actually needs.. And a couple hours for 35 Sq ft is really high if you ask me.. But we do epoxy grout on every job. I single handedly install 10000s of Sq ft of...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-01-2013, 09:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,810
Posted By Ken
Yup. Looks good too. via TapaTalk 4.

Yup. Looks good too.

via TapaTalk 4.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-31-2013, 11:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,810
Posted By Ken
We've played with it quite a bit actually.. find...

We've played with it quite a bit actually.. find it to be quite nice actually.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-27-2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,695
Posted By Ken
Carlo, I love when we do olympic sized...

Carlo,

I love when we do olympic sized competition pools.. Roughed out with rough concrete work.. and from there we do all the mud work.. so much mud work that you're running at least 2 mixers...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-27-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,706
Posted By Ken
Porcelain tile is not a type of ceramic. They are...

Porcelain tile is not a type of ceramic. They are both made from completely different materials and bring completely different things to the table. Just wanted to clear that up for those in the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-27-2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,356
Posted By Ken
Yeah, you definitely want a piece going straight...

Yeah, you definitely want a piece going straight across the door opening, but Chuck, the cuts going into the casing are still going to be his only difficult cuts.. Which is what I was getting at.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-27-2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,356
Posted By Ken
Damn Davy, $15? LOL!

Damn Davy, $15? LOL!
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