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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 08:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By Dave Gobis
Worst I ever did was fire a nail through a water...

Worst I ever did was fire a nail through a water line. Funny thing is it never leaked till the nail rotten off. Years later I repaired the line.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 08:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,278
Posted By Dave Gobis
My advice would be a system who ever is...

My advice would be a system who ever is installing it is familiar with. Let them sell you the benefits of the system they propose.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-18-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 435
Posted By Dave Gobis
I don't know about "everything". Have had some...

I don't know about "everything". Have had some pretty big claims on cement and resin based terrazzo tile. Litigation facilitates a lot of testing and research money that never seems to be available...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-18-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 220
Posted By Dave Gobis
If you have never grouted brick pavers before or...

If you have never grouted brick pavers before or have any doubt, use a grout release. I wouldn't mess with making my own custom grout color unless you have a lot of experience. This the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-18-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 709
Posted By Dave Gobis
It is sad that people refuse or ignore time...

It is sad that people refuse or ignore time proven and time tested facts based on reality.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-16-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 435
Posted By Dave Gobis
Usually a plasticizer issue, yup, seen it. Have...

Usually a plasticizer issue, yup, seen it. Have done work on it in the past. That is all I got to say, the research is complicated and expensive.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-16-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,277
Posted By Dave Gobis
We have slate porches and steps in Wisconsin...

We have slate porches and steps in Wisconsin under snow every winter that are over a 100 years old. I redid a large commercial one in IL reusing the same slate that was installed in 1897 (FT....
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-13-2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,226
Posted By Dave Gobis
I see comments are disabled.

I see comments are disabled.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-13-2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,924
Posted By Dave Gobis
I honestly don't know anyone in that area.

I honestly don't know anyone in that area.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-11-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,924
Posted By Dave Gobis
Don't know anyone but my one comment is be...

Don't know anyone but my one comment is be careful in the selection. There are a few down there that push the water/debonding issue real hard. It is not true but cost a lot of money to prove that...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-09-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,226
Posted By Dave Gobis
You could do a compressive strength test, but...

You could do a compressive strength test, but then again, there is no standard for compressive strength of mortar in tile work. In general, from some testing I did years back for showers, less than...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-08-2018, 07:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 549
Posted By Dave Gobis
Surprise!

Surprise!
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-08-2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,226
Posted By Dave Gobis
We did some large jobs like that with damp sand...

We did some large jobs like that with damp sand and cement using a garden hose. Never used bag mix much other than for plugging holes.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-21-2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,023
Posted By Dave Gobis
Yeah, it does.

Yeah, it does.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-16-2018, 07:32 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,133
Posted By Dave Gobis
I think going on-line and digging up the NC...

I think going on-line and digging up the NC plumbing code would be helpful. The approach should be not code compliant, per manufacturers instructions, and did not follow industry (did he have...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-15-2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 327
Posted By Dave Gobis
The TCNA handbook is a collection of...

The TCNA handbook is a collection of non-proprietary installation methods with proven success. It does not attempt to cover installation methods using proprietary products nor will it include methods...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-10-2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 477
Posted By Dave Gobis
Or Todd Duhe at Performance Tile and Marble

Or Todd Duhe at Performance Tile and Marble
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-07-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 572
Posted By Dave Gobis
Think what you like but as one who has seen and...

Think what you like but as one who has seen and run the test, I can tell you the structural claim comes from the fact the dial indicator doesn't register the deflection as the wheel passes over air...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-03-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 408
Posted By Dave Gobis
Good choice. You don't know till you start...

Good choice. You don't know till you start pulling it out, then it is too late. On the other hand, you could get lucky, just never know.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-03-2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 408
Posted By Dave Gobis
Myself, I would leave it alone unless I couldn't...

Myself, I would leave it alone unless I couldn't sleep at night. If it was properly installed directly to the plywood it would shred the wood. That severity would lessen with each step of decline in...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-24-2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 469
Posted By Dave Gobis
I have actually seen a job where that was done,...

I have actually seen a job where that was done, didn't work out so well. Started failing the first year. Several years later both layers had to come out.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-22-2018, 07:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,203
Posted By Dave Gobis
You understand that many green marbles are...

You understand that many green marbles are moisture sensitive right? That is the reason for the epoxy, so they are not set using a water based product.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-20-2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 450
Posted By Dave Gobis
Nope, not so far. But, it is "my pool is falling...

Nope, not so far. But, it is "my pool is falling apart" season. In a normal year 3-4 come my way.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-19-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,419
Posted By Dave Gobis
I am betting dated grout or too much water.

I am betting dated grout or too much water.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-19-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 450
Posted By Dave Gobis
This isn't in Boston by chance is it?

This isn't in Boston by chance is it?
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