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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 04:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 147
Posted By Houston Remodeler
How old is the slab? Are the cracks...

How old is the slab?

Are the cracks different heights on different sides of the cracks or smooth across the top?

Got pics?
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Read pages pages 18-20...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 03:55 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,444
Posted By Houston Remodeler
remind us of your tile again please?

remind us of your tile again please?
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing Today, 03:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 100
Posted By Houston Remodeler
And stop using muriatic acid :eek:

And stop using muriatic acid :eek:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 03:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 239
Posted By Houston Remodeler
The only way to fix this is a complete re-do to...

The only way to fix this is a complete re-do to the studs. The huge concern is the complete lack of waterproofing, especially since this is a highrise. You are facing a situation where the neighbors...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-18-2018, 09:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 239
Posted By Houston Remodeler
As Ryan pointed out, the cracks are from normal...

As Ryan pointed out, the cracks are from normal expansion and contraction. This is why the tile installers bible required caulking at all changes of plane; wall to wall, wall to tub, wall to ceiling,...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-18-2018, 09:45 PM
Replies: 21,541
Views: 3,869,805
Posted By Houston Remodeler
We bought our 3rd hands at Harbor Freight, mostly...

We bought our 3rd hands at Harbor Freight, mostly to install overhead tiles, but they have 1000 uses.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-16-2018, 11:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,327
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Use a solid bead of PL Premium and skip the...

Use a solid bead of PL Premium and skip the screws.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-15-2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,187
Posted By Houston Remodeler
I meant the latter. Tiling may not be the best...

I meant the latter. Tiling may not be the best solution, esp with slate which is porous. A vitrified tile would be optimal.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-15-2018, 09:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 711
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Justin - If you can, add one more...

Justin - If you can, add one more trick-of-the-trade to wet shimming - Slit the back side of Hydroban Backer Board and turn the corner with the same sheet. You'll get perfect, crisp, plumb corners...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-15-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 736
Posted By Houston Remodeler
1- ALL layers of plywood are laid perpendicular...

1- ALL layers of plywood are laid perpendicular to the joists. Read this thread (http://www.johnbridge.com/images/mike2/For%20Liberry%20Stuff/Underlayment-Nielsen-Woeste-0604.pdf..pdf)

2- yes
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-15-2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,187
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Find a concrete resurfacer who guarantees his work

Find a concrete resurfacer who guarantees his work
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-14-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 340
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Ronald, Welcome back. 1- Is one side of...

Ronald,

Welcome back.

1- Is one side of the crack higher than the other?

2- How old is the slab?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-14-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 210
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Jake, Welcome to the forum. 1- correct ...

Jake,

Welcome to the forum.

1- correct

2- yes, or add a load bearing beam below to reduce the span

3- the tile bible prohibits tiling over plank subfloor. If its in good shape, and well...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-14-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 421
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Got a manufacturer?

Got a manufacturer?
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-14-2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,206
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Over cement slabs we install the same as wet...

Over cement slabs we install the same as wet drypack (as shown in the last video)

Over plywood we install the same as TCNA guidelines with a cleavage membrane. There is little water getting past...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-14-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,206
Posted By Houston Remodeler
The one recurring complaint on the method is...

The one recurring complaint on the method is incomplete water saturation. Granted, that is a risk, but there are risks with the standard wet set method as well, which includes the same improper...
Forum: The Mud Box 06-13-2018, 11:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,265
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Lets see... the county has the 6600 square feet...

Lets see... the county has the 6600 square feet dirt under my house listed as being worth $400,000 which converts to $2,640,000 per acre.
Forum: The Mud Box 06-13-2018, 11:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,265
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Sorry for the delay in responding, but I'm on my...

Sorry for the delay in responding, but I'm on my annual 2 month road trip. Currently in Bryce Utah

:oyeah:

The day I moved from Philly to Houston in 1994 it snowed 3 feet. I took that as a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-13-2018, 11:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,910
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Typical pricing? (this will get you typical work...

Typical pricing? (this will get you typical work which is what is being removed)

Demo normally runs about $2 to $3 per sf, depending on what they leave behind and if its dustless removal or not. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-13-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,910
Posted By Houston Remodeler
I know an excellent construction lawyer in...

I know an excellent construction lawyer in Houston if you need a referral.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-13-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,206
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Dave, The comments have been enabled.

Dave,

The comments have been enabled.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-12-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 152
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Yes you can grind / sand down soft stones. You...

Yes you can grind / sand down soft stones. You may run into trouble getting the finish to match once you've got it down to level, but increasing the grit, and enlarging the area until it all matched...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 06-11-2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 211
Posted By Houston Remodeler
A color enhancing sealer will mask problem making...

A color enhancing sealer will mask problem making it look wet all the time (until the sealer wears off)

Sulfamic or phosphoric acid or nano scrub + a lot of elbow grease.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-11-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,206
Posted By Houston Remodeler
FWIW 3701 is very course and allows the water to...

FWIW 3701 is very course and allows the water to penetrate VERY easily compared to 4 to 1 which is a bit finer. 4 to 1 is my standard mix for shower floors.

IF you are in doubt about how well the...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-09-2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 477
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Hope is our NOLA member HMDuplec

Hope is our NOLA member HMDuplec
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