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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-07-2008, 02:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,242
Posted By jdm
Kurt -- You are good. I saw the episode and...

Kurt --

You are good. I saw the episode and they stated that they used the greenboard to build out the tile so it could be finished with mud caps (they didn't call them mud caps, however).

...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-06-2008, 01:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,725
Posted By jdm
Roman -- Drywall is fine behind Kerdi, and...

Roman --

Drywall is fine behind Kerdi, and that includes the blueboard if it will make you sleep better. :D If you believe in Kerdi (I do believe in Kerdi, I do believe in Kerdi, I do believe in...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-06-2008, 01:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,923
Posted By jdm
I personally would choose to remove the 3"...

I personally would choose to remove the 3" 'splash, but alot depends on how it was installed. If it was glued to the countertop piece the same way that two countertop pieces are seamed, I don't know...
Forum: The Mud Box 09-02-2008, 02:39 AM
Replies: 406
Views: 19,239
Posted By jdm
Brian -- As someone whom has stood on that...

Brian --

As someone whom has stood on that very corner, I can testify that Broad and Allegheny is in North Philly.

And now back to our regularly-scheduled political debate.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-02-2008, 02:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,620
Posted By jdm
Although you want to protect the house, you have...

Although you want to protect the house, you have to have some sort of drainage in the planter box unless you're planning a bog garden in there. Without drainage most plants will drown.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-02-2008, 02:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,271
Posted By jdm
Kelly -- If you keep using the "Uber Ditra"...

Kelly --

If you keep using the "Uber Ditra" name you're going to have to pay royalties. :D
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-02-2008, 01:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,123
Posted By jdm
Could you change the double-gang box to a single...

Could you change the double-gang box to a single gang with a double-switch device like this one?

If you have two studs so close together and it's a not a load-bearing wall, you could even chisel...
Forum: The Mud Box 09-01-2008, 11:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,596
Posted By jdm
And I thought this thread was going to be about...

And I thought this thread was going to be about using diluted fabric softener to remove wallpaper!

Silly me.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-01-2008, 03:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,850
Posted By jdm
One-piece surrounds can be installed over almost...

One-piece surrounds can be installed over almost anything -- some can even go over bare studs. But this is a tile forum, and most everyone here is not going to encourage you to go that route unless...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-31-2008, 01:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,850
Posted By jdm
You've got a bit of a problem there. The...

You've got a bit of a problem there.

The proper way to join two sheets of backerboard requires taping the seam with alkali-resistant fiberglass tape and then filling the joint and covering the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-31-2008, 01:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,867
Posted By jdm
A peek at Jamo's website...

A peek at Jamo's website (http://www.jamoinc.com/body/products/set/navLeft_basicmortars.html) reveals that GTS is an economy unmodified (no latex additives) thinset. It's OK at best, as economy...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-31-2008, 12:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,867
Posted By jdm
I'm in the Northeast, and I believe that...

I'm in the Northeast, and I believe that VersaBond works the same here as it does everywhere else :)

I see it rolling out of Home Despot all of the time.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-31-2008, 12:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,293
Posted By jdm
Steve -- Don't sweat the flange tile too...

Steve --

Don't sweat the flange tile too much. After all, I think that a toilet will be covering most of it. :)

Mark the U shape for the flange cutout, then make a bunch of parallel cuts...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-03-2007, 11:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,825
Posted By jdm
John -- In my opinion, you should stick with...

John --

In my opinion, you should stick with one bond pattern or the other for the entire room. With running bond, since every row shifted by 1/2 a tile length from the rows above and below,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-15-2007, 10:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,719
Posted By jdm
Jim -- Did you have a tape recorder on you??...

Jim --

Did you have a tape recorder on you?? You sure got the Tile Budda's (Dave Gobis') lecture spot on.

Just wanted to add that the worst (rectangular) paddles you mentioned are the type...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-15-2007, 10:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,862
Posted By jdm
Just to be nit picky, ready mix is usually used...

Just to be nit picky, ready mix is usually used to refer to concrete that is delivered and mixed by trucks. Those great big trucks. That might be a bit much to fill in around your drain. :D
...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-15-2007, 06:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,409
Posted By jdm
It's not quite so simple guys. I agree that...

It's not quite so simple guys.

I agree that if Lowes't sells a bag labelled "Mapei Kerash*t" without any ANSI standards on it, then they (and Mapei) would be free and clear.

But if they sell a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-14-2007, 08:28 PM
Replies: 493
Views: 48,757
Posted By jdm
OK. Now I'm gonna check the Laticrete bags at...

OK. Now I'm gonna check the Laticrete bags at Lowe'st when I get a chance.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-14-2007, 08:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,327
Posted By jdm
Jaz speaketh the truth. The 3' x 5' sheet of...

Jaz speaketh the truth.

The 3' x 5' sheet of CBU was designed to be installed horizontally on the back wall of a typical 5' tub, and vertically on the end walls.

Do be sure, however to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-14-2007, 08:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,203
Posted By jdm
Plenty of people use granite tiles on...

Plenty of people use granite tiles on countertops. But not all granite is created equal. Properties vary greatly from stone to stone. I'm guessing that the granite you have is very porous all will...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-14-2007, 08:06 PM
Replies: 493
Views: 48,757
Posted By jdm
Kelly -- I have one good thought during the...

Kelly --

I have one good thought during the entire trip, and you have to go and give the credit to Scott? Tell Peter I only want $.01 / sq. m. in licensing fees. :D

And I was at Home Despot...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-14-2007, 02:09 PM
Replies: 493
Views: 48,757
Posted By jdm
Shaughnn -- If we told you, we'd have to...

Shaughnn --

If we told you, we'd have to kill you.

Actually, since we were all such experts :D, Schluter gave us their 2 1/2 day course in two days. The profile talk, which was scheduled last,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-14-2007, 01:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 24,349
Posted By jdm
I would try a two-part epoxy which you can find...

I would try a two-part epoxy which you can find at any hardware store. Check the packages to find one suitable for metal and ceramics. You squirt out equal amounts from each tube onto a disposable...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-14-2007, 01:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,905
Posted By jdm
If you have a Dremel tool or a Rotozip with the...

If you have a Dremel tool or a Rotozip with the long flexible attachment, then all you need is a cutoff wheel to use it for making inside pipe cuts.

MaryAnn, I know that you said that you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-13-2007, 08:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,905
Posted By jdm
ABS vs PVC is a very regional thing. In NJ it's...

ABS vs PVC is a very regional thing. In NJ it's all PVC.

I think it all depends on what type of toxic fumes people prefer to breathe during a fire.
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