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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 06:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 231
Posted By John Bridge
With 2-1/2 in. squares I wouldn't worry about...

With 2-1/2 in. squares I wouldn't worry about curling. Thinset and grout will keep them in place. Still, marble is not the best material for a shower floor, and designers sometimes need to be...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout Today, 06:46 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,602
Posted By John Bridge
Janie is way faster than I am (at just about...

Janie is way faster than I am (at just about everything) :D
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 02:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 923
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Chris, Putting block or other material...

Hi Chris,

Putting block or other material (besides tile) on the Kerdi defeats its purpose, which is waterproofing everything. A better approach would be to bond the door track to the tile with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 02:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 231
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Libby, :) Expanding just a little on what...

Hi Libby, :)

Expanding just a little on what Dave said, many if not most green marbles will "curl" when they get wet. Yes, they actually bend. It's not too late to change your choice of shower...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout Yesterday, 02:24 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,602
Posted By John Bridge
Janie and I will be in Monday afternoon, but...

Janie and I will be in Monday afternoon, but we're helping Mapei and others pack stuff for a charity event. We'll be done by six, I think. Brad, you remember where that beer/pizza place is we...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-21-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 319
Posted By John Bridge
If it is a porcelain tile mastic might not be the...

If it is a porcelain tile mastic might not be the best. Thinset never fails, even if it is a mess. :)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-21-2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,602
Posted By John Bridge
Correction. Frank does JBF Tees every year, and...

Correction. Frank does JBF Tees every year, and he is deeply appreciated. One of these years he's gonna pack it in, though. So come early. :D

Many of us agree there is no better place than...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-21-2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 515
Posted By John Bridge
So what's the age limit, Dan? Is 77 too old? :D

So what's the age limit, Dan? Is 77 too old? :D
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-19-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 616
Posted By John Bridge
Since we now have to different types of grout...

Since we now have to different types of grout that aren't working properly it's sounding a little like installer error to me. I've used Custom products just about all my working life. It's a good...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-19-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 396
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Matt, Glad to have you on board. :)

Hi Matt,

Glad to have you on board. :)
Forum: The Mud Box 04-19-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 8,494
Views: 1,204,504
Posted By John Bridge
Kevin, you can adopt my grandkids . . . for a...

Kevin, you can adopt my grandkids . . . for a price, of course. ;)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-18-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 335
Posted By John Bridge
Hi MS, :) Since the mud is in relatively...

Hi MS, :)

Since the mud is in relatively good shape I would skim over it the thinset. Let that set up and then tile.

Adding onto the top could cause some future cracking. I'm not sure how best...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-18-2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 194
Posted By John Bridge
Hi XT, :) Regardless which shower floor you...

Hi XT, :)

Regardless which shower floor you use, never allow drilling or other penetrations into the curb. There are numerous references to shower door installation on the forums. Try the search....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-11-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 329
Posted By John Bridge
Welcome aboard, Mak. :) And thanks for the...

Welcome aboard, Mak. :)

And thanks for the info. Yes, the pictures would be welcome. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-10-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 662
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Adam, :) I've had the problem a number of...

Hi Adam, :)

I've had the problem a number of times over the years. I have almost always refused to install tile that is that badly smeared with a water soluble glue. There no practical way to...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-09-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 2,833
Views: 548,487
Posted By John Bridge
Looks like my buddy Michael Byrne in the vid, but...

Looks like my buddy Michael Byrne in the vid, but it's hard to tell. I never knew Michael when he was that young. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-07-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 796
Posted By John Bridge
Hi John, :) If you can't sister the joists...

Hi John, :)

If you can't sister the joists add tapered strips on top of them. It's really important for several reasons that the floor be absolutely level. 3/4 in. is way too much. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-07-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 448
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Samantha, :) All the products you've...

Hi Samantha, :)

All the products you've mentioned are fine when used as directed. You've mentioned different systems using different products. Chose one and go with it. :)
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 04-07-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 857
Posted By John Bridge
Travertine, a "marble-like stone," is never a...

Travertine, a "marble-like stone," is never a good idea for a pool deck. To compound it, yours is un-filled. I've never seen that done.

Power washing will certainly help in the short term. I think...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-07-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 2,833
Views: 548,487
Posted By John Bridge
It's good for tile showrooms where they have to...

It's good for tile showrooms where they have to peel up sections of floor from time to time. I don't know about the oils. I could have something to due with no expansion joints, too. Yeah, I learned...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-06-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 2,833
Views: 548,487
Posted By John Bridge
As to the hot method in Cal., I worked there for...

As to the hot method in Cal., I worked there for a couple three years and saw some new tricks. Those guys invented the tar paper tiling membrane for one thing. :D

You can make any mud "hot" by...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-05-2018, 06:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,395
Posted By John Bridge
I agree that the cracks in the wood casings are...

I agree that the cracks in the wood casings are not unusual. Caulking fixes them. The tile issue stands by itself. :)

A new home warranty is only as good as the quality of work that was done...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-02-2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,395
Posted By John Bridge
I'm one of the guys who never worried much about...

I'm one of the guys who never worried much about the lath being nailed to the studs, and I don't think it has anything to do with the current problem. I usually used 3/8 staples into the sheetrock. I...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-29-2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 576
Posted By John Bridge
One swipe with a knife and you've cut your...

One swipe with a knife and you've cut your drywall. Try it on cement board. :)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-26-2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 2,833
Views: 548,487
Posted By John Bridge
I think the piano wire was over 16 in. centers....

I think the piano wire was over 16 in. centers. They didn't do 19 whatever back in the day. :)

But then, most of the mud work I did way back when was one-coat over plaster or sheetrock walls. I...
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