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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 08:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 171
Posted By Davy
Yeah, I would know the pattern before I start the...

Yeah, I would know the pattern before I start the job. Someone in charge will need to tell me what pattern to install. And the grout color, etc. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 12:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 491
Posted By Davy
Chris, Redgard is an anti-fracture membrane. It...

Chris, Redgard is an anti-fracture membrane. It will work fine but usually takes two coats with a 3/8 nap paint roller. It needs to be credit card thickness.

I would clean the slab down to raw...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-21-2018, 09:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By Davy
It takes more maintenance to keep a stone tile...

It takes more maintenance to keep a stone tile clean. Acidic cleaners work well on ceramic and porcelain but can't be used on stone. So it takes a lot more elbow grease with mild cleaners to keep the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-21-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 582
Posted By Davy
That makes a nice look. :tup1:

That makes a nice look. :tup1:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-21-2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 205
Posted By Davy
Thanks for the pics. Yeah, I think you're doing...

Thanks for the pics. Yeah, I think you're doing the right thing by removing the metal. Hopefully your stud layout will be the same on the left side as it is on the right. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-21-2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 155
Posted By Davy
If you're mudding the walls too then you probably...

If you're mudding the walls too then you probably wouldn't want to use brick mud. The sand is a little too fine and I've seen it slide off the wall. But if you're mudding just the curb, heck yeah...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-21-2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 582
Posted By Davy
Joe, anything above the shower head is considered...

Joe, anything above the shower head is considered a dry area. The framing in the ceiling over he shower probably isn't up to snuff to support tile but the sheetrock can be removed and more blocking...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-21-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 205
Posted By Davy
Ed, a closer pic of the metal flange might help...

Ed, a closer pic of the metal flange might help us determine what the flange is and if it should be removed.

Are you planning to remove the wood frame that goes across the top and down the sides?...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-21-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 155
Posted By Davy
Hi Tim, You could probably get by with it but dry...

Hi Tim, You could probably get by with it but dry pack will usually tear up and get slightly damaged while you are working on the rest of the shower.

I would use the sand mix straight out of the...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-21-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 2,765
Views: 534,478
Posted By Davy
I doubt it will move any more than that. Was your...

I doubt it will move any more than that. Was your lath fastened to the studs all the way to the edge?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-21-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 582
Posted By Davy
You can scrape the texture and paint off the...

You can scrape the texture and paint off the ceiling and tile it.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-20-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 303
Posted By Davy
In the past, we have done this several different...

In the past, we have done this several different ways.

Like Chris, We have used masonry sand also. For gray grout, use gray Portland cement with the sand, 3 sand to 1 Portland. For white, use...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-20-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,597
Posted By Davy
Don't beat yourself up, we don't always think of...

Don't beat yourself up, we don't always think of everything either.:tup1:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-20-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,597
Posted By Davy
Yep, what Ryan said. It's best to check for this...

Yep, what Ryan said. It's best to check for this when you are 8-10 rows lower than you are now. You could have increased the joint size by 1/32 and no one would have ever noticed.

Another option...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-20-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 368
Posted By Davy
What Kevin said. Use several sticks that vary in...

What Kevin said. Use several sticks that vary in length. A 2x4 is too big, use a 1x4 or smaller.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-20-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 502
Posted By Davy
Dan, give Paul a call. He's probably booked but...

Dan, give Paul a call. He's probably booked but he'll fix you up.
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Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-20-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 279
Posted By Davy
The GTL3 is about 200 bucks. It does seem to be...

The GTL3 is about 200 bucks. It does seem to be accurate when it's working but since it's not a high dollar laser, I guess they don't think it's worth working on.

Yes, it was barely out of...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-20-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 155
Posted By Davy
Hi Jason. Did the plumber plug the drain and fill...

Hi Jason. Did the plumber plug the drain and fill the shower? It's best to use water from somewhere other than the shower head. Even a few gallons poured into the shower might be enough to get it to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-19-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 302
Posted By Davy
If you have a tile saw, you could cut up 12 x...

If you have a tile saw, you could cut up 12 x 12's in a few hours and probably have a nicer border. Those don't look to be inline to me or maybe they vary in size.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-19-2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 302
Posted By Davy
Depending on the other tiles you decide to use...

Depending on the other tiles you decide to use (the field tiles) and the joint size of them, you may have to use unsanded grout with the listello tiles, tape them off and use sanded with the field...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-19-2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 368
Posted By Davy
I agree, it's probably easier to bust it out and...

I agree, it's probably easier to bust it out and start over rather than add a small amount to what you have. But, it's just the preslope, it doesn't have to be pretty, as long as it's in tact with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-19-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 13,628
Posted By Davy
Usually when I tear out showers that have been...

Usually when I tear out showers that have been set with mastic, mold is also present.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-19-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 368
Posted By Davy
Looks like you have a little pitch but not really...

Looks like you have a little pitch but not really enough. Divide the floor into 4 sections and work on one section at a time, starting with the back sections. Spread thinset over the mud and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-18-2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,503
Posted By Davy
Superior is the brand name. I see Superior tools...

Superior is the brand name. I see Superior tools mostly at tile shops like Dal tile. Ryan may know of other stores that have them.

It doesn't have to be Superior brand. Other companies make the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-18-2018, 09:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 743
Posted By Davy
The reason the other bath isn't showing damage is...

The reason the other bath isn't showing damage is because in the 30's the walls were on a mud bed. About 1 1/4 inches of cement, it takes a lot of movement to crack those walls.

I agree with the...
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