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Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-03-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,711
Posted By custombuilt
Thanks guys.. The stone columns are about 10...

Thanks guys.. The stone columns are about 10 feet high, its thin cut slams though, 1 1/2" thick. They vary in thickness otherwise I would use thinset.

I will probably try that type S-- and I...
Forum: The Mud Box 11-02-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,864
Posted By custombuilt
Since moving down here to Lima Peru, my wife and...

Since moving down here to Lima Peru, my wife and I have been talking about taking up surfing... My 4 and 6 year old were body boarding small surf last summer. Just an hour south of my house is...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-02-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,711
Posted By custombuilt
home recipe for masonry cement

I know I haven't been on here for a couple of years, do to some huge life changes I've made like selling my tile business and moving to Lima Peru to start a missions outreach project here. Because...
Forum: The Mud Box 05-21-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 25,733
Posted By custombuilt
Hey Jack, I've been watching this thread for a...

Hey Jack, I've been watching this thread for a few years now..
My wife and I recently moved permanently to Peru and so I've been giving it a little more thought.

Was thinking about taking...
Forum: The Mud Box 04-06-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,160
Posted By custombuilt
Luke, I had it just like you. Unfortunately...

Luke, I had it just like you.
Unfortunately there are tens of thousands of people out there paying in 1099 that technically shouldn't be. Like you said you have to pay your dues. I learned the...
Forum: The Mud Box 04-06-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,272
Posted By custombuilt
HO- We are really wanting this job to come out...

HO- We are really wanting this job to come out nice, and we are willing to spend the money on it..we heard you were the best in town.

Me- This is what I will charge, and this is how I will...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-06-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,632
Posted By custombuilt
I haven't been on here in a while.... but now...

I haven't been on here in a while.... but now that I'm living here in Lima Peru we have set some 1 meter tile (popular here)

Definately use the snap cutter if you can. Quick and Easy. Raimondi...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-11-2013, 09:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,734
Posted By custombuilt
My simple advice is this... make a business plan...

My simple advice is this... make a business plan (even basic, how much do I need to make a day?)

Learn how to market yourself--sell yourself...they will hire you if the like you.

Start figuring...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-02-2013, 09:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,299
Posted By custombuilt
I have a bunch of canvas ones... I have used...

I have a bunch of canvas ones... I have used carpet, carpet pad, plastic, resin paper... but the canvas have stood the test of time.. Washable, and I love em.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-19-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,266
Posted By custombuilt
I try to do most of my work myself when possible,...

I try to do most of my work myself when possible, but some subs are necessary. I have a good electrician that shows up and makes me look good.

Also I have a couple friends in the trades whom help...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-12-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,093
Posted By custombuilt
Ditto on the double vapor barrier. You don't...

Ditto on the double vapor barrier. You don't need the membrane if you already have the vapor barrier.

Also make sure you wet the hardi backer with a sponge before tiling, its really thirsty and...
Forum: The Mud Box 03-12-2013, 03:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,976
Posted By custombuilt
I'm just wondering why in the world he would...

I'm just wondering why in the world he would schedule tile guys to show up before the ceiling tiles, drywall, and plumbing was done?
Forum: The Mud Box 03-12-2013, 03:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,882
Posted By custombuilt
Just pay up and rent the power scraper on weels. ...

Just pay up and rent the power scraper on weels. Make sure they give you a couple of new 8 inche blades for it. I have taken up a lot of VCT with them and it works great.

The last VCT job I...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-12-2013, 02:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 773
Posted By custombuilt
Joe, a while back I did quite a few of those...

Joe, a while back I did quite a few of those bennisimo system granite tiled tops with the sandwiched front edge. Almost all of them included backsplash. I charged my usual linear foot rate for the...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-12-2013, 02:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,296
Posted By custombuilt
Hank is right. Even though you want to be a good...

Hank is right. Even though you want to be a good guy, this is WAY OUT of your scope of work. I would let them know that it is a BIG deal to do a repair like that because a repair is never as good...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-12-2013, 02:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,275
Posted By custombuilt
Many good installers (even John Bridge himself I...

Many good installers (even John Bridge himself I believe) use the spot method. Although I don't typically use it I can't see any real disadvantages in that application. Some guys will say water can...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-09-2013, 10:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 478
Posted By custombuilt
No need to wait, you can tile right away. ...

No need to wait, you can tile right away.

The need for this set is to fill in small voids under the cbu that could cause movement and later crack the tile. As you drop the backer board into the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-24-2013, 10:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 932
Posted By custombuilt
Lath and rendering as CX said. or cement board...

Lath and rendering as CX said. or cement board but you will need mechanical fasteners. And if cement board I would stick to 1/2 inch and yes you need to mesh tape the seams, this can be done as the...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-24-2013, 09:21 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 22,798
Posted By custombuilt
I understand the small town bit, and I also for a...

I understand the small town bit, and I also for a time always seemed to undercharge..

But you need to remember that your view of price and the customers are totally different. You may see the...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-22-2013, 09:51 PM
Replies: 21,500
Views: 3,796,952
Posted By custombuilt
Just finished this kerdi shower today. Man I...

Just finished this kerdi shower today. Man I hated that American Olean junk tile. There where a Bunch of off sized tiles mixed in. I have had cheap tile with slight variances before but this was...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-20-2013, 06:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 728
Posted By custombuilt
Making your own pan out of deck mud will cost you...

Making your own pan out of deck mud will cost you about 35 dollars.
It will take you a couple of hours. if you screw up you can always tear it out and re-do.

There is a tutorial in the Liberry...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-20-2013, 06:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 696
Posted By custombuilt
I would either a) Sister the joists or b)...

I would either a) Sister the joists
or b) Add a beam and posts

B would be the prefereable option if you can.

I would then do the jump test. Glass of water nearly full, jump as high as you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-20-2013, 06:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,572
Posted By custombuilt
Ok, versabond is good, I use it (you lose the...

Ok, versabond is good, I use it (you lose the warranty though) on my kerdi jobs.

Can you use a better bench for the bench? They make two types and beat the heck out of building it solid. I use...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-16-2013, 10:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 611
Posted By custombuilt
ok sweet, I knew I was spelling something wrong.

ok sweet, I knew I was spelling something wrong.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-16-2013, 09:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 611
Posted By custombuilt
silicone help

Ok, I'm having a total brain fart. I have ordered dozens of tubes of this silicone in the past that you mix with the grout for your shower. I thought it was called earthworks, but I'm trying to...
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