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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 10:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 438
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Chris, Lots of membrane people want their...

Hi Chris,

Lots of membrane people want their membrane on the substrate beneath the wire, but I don't think any of the tiling membranes would amount to much of a thermal break. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 10:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 167
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Jesse, Welcome aboard. :) I think we'll...

Hi Jesse, Welcome aboard. :)

I think we'll need a couple of close-up shots of the drain and of the edge of the concrete around the perimeter. If I understand correctly, the concrete is sloping...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 10:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 221
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Jon, I hope you didn't cut any tendons,...

Hi Jon,

I hope you didn't cut any tendons, but you had to have cut through whatever reinforcing might have been there. You will need to somehow pin your new pour to the existing concrete.
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing Today, 10:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 74
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Ed, Welcome aboard. :) Are you sure all...

Hi Ed, Welcome aboard. :)

Are you sure all the silicone has been removed? You can't get at the stain otherwise.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-14-2017, 11:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By John Bridge
TJ, You could heat the front of the bench as...

TJ,

You could heat the front of the bench as well. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-14-2017, 11:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 394
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Brandon, Welcome aboard. :) I've done a...

Hi Brandon, Welcome aboard. :)

I've done a couple Durock shower trays with pebbles. No problem draining. The Durock tray, because of it's low pitch, will drain a little slow, but it will drain....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-14-2017, 10:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By John Bridge
Mike, You're talking about the coil that was...

Mike,

You're talking about the coil that was under tub? A lot depends on what type of shower construction you use. I don't see that a shower pan would be practical. Some sort of surface membrane...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-14-2017, 10:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 271
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Mike, :) Whatever you do pull the toilet...

Hi Mike, :)

Whatever you do pull the toilet out. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-14-2017, 10:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 345
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Erix, :) I use whatever trowel works for...

Hi Erix, :)

I use whatever trowel works for the tile I'm setting. It's seldom a 1/2 in. I think a 3/8 in. might be a better starting point.

Set all your field tile and do the inset border last....
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-14-2017, 10:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 605
Posted By John Bridge
Coffee, smokes and a burrito. :D

Coffee, smokes and a burrito. :D
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-13-2017, 10:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 338
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Jared, :) If you don't want to use...

Hi Jared, :)

If you don't want to use drywall behind the Kerdi use any cement board other than Hardi. Hardi-backer is just too thirsty, and unless you constantly sprinkle it with water you won't...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-13-2017, 10:06 AM
Replies: 2,733
Views: 518,882
Posted By John Bridge
I think you must be referring to stucco nails...

I think you must be referring to stucco nails which would get in the way, I think, when doing tile work. I've also tried to use self-furring stucco lath, and that was a disaster. :)
Forum: The Mud Box 12-13-2017, 10:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 140
Posted By John Bridge
Michal, There are two schools of thought....

Michal,

There are two schools of thought. One says lightning rods/conductors channel lightning down to the ground. The other says they attract lightning that might otherwise strike somewhere else....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-12-2017, 10:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 199
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Lee, :) A lot depends on how well the...

Hi Lee, :)

A lot depends on how well the wood substrate was waterproofed originally. Can you see any of it from the underside?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-12-2017, 09:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Posted By John Bridge
I'll tell you one other thing: Setting coves in...

I'll tell you one other thing: Setting coves in shower corners takes a good amount of skill. I think I've probably done it only 2 or 3 times in my entire career. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-11-2017, 09:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 424
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Brian, If you dry the shower with a towel...

Hi Brian,

If you dry the shower with a towel after each use, oil base enamel paint will do the job. You might have to touch it up in the future. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-11-2017, 09:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 192
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Robert and Ali. :) I've done over a...

Hi Robert and Ali. :)

I've done over a hundred Kerdi showers and have never used the Kerdi seals. If you cut the tiles right around the valves the valve trim pieces will adequately seal the water...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-11-2017, 09:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Alex, :) Lots of questions. I'll take a...

Hi Alex, :)

Lots of questions. I'll take a shot at a couple of them. I grout all my Kerdi showers, but I make sure the framing, especially in the corners, is tightly screwed together. Nails won't...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-11-2017, 09:14 AM
Replies: 21,486
Views: 3,689,027
Posted By John Bridge
Good to hear from you, Leon. :)

Good to hear from you, Leon. :)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-11-2017, 09:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 495
Posted By John Bridge
Who is this E3 guy anyway? :)

Who is this E3 guy anyway? :)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-11-2017, 09:06 AM
Replies: 2,733
Views: 518,882
Posted By John Bridge
I have always hung my lath and "chicken war"...

I have always hung my lath and "chicken war" vertically. Instead of cutting strips for the corners just lay one sheet over the next. Make sure you have at least two inches of lap.

On lath the...
Forum: The Mud Box 12-11-2017, 08:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 305
Posted By John Bridge
Yes, Bubba. All cash donations can be sent...

Yes, Bubba. All cash donations can be sent directly to me: P.O. Box 370, Rosanky tx 78953. I can guarantee that all the money received will be well spent. ;)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-09-2017, 09:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 335
Posted By John Bridge
Sounds like you're on your way, Vic. :)

Sounds like you're on your way, Vic. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-09-2017, 08:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By John Bridge
I think I would go ahead and do the RedGard and...

I think I would go ahead and do the RedGard and then fill the crack with either silicone or one of the others . . . Kerdi-fix, PL-100, etc. I wouldn't use thinset there; it'll crack out. :)
Forum: The Mud Box 12-09-2017, 08:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 305
Posted By John Bridge
Fortunately, we are beginning to recover. There...

Fortunately, we are beginning to recover. There are only little reminders left where the drifts (about 4 inches) were piled up, and this afternoon's temp is slated to be in the sixties . . . even...
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