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Forum: Professionals' Hangout Today, 08:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 778
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Justin, I have always campaigned for DIY...

Hi Justin,

I have always campaigned for DIY access to products, and I continue to do so. I realize that product manufacturers open them selves up to increased cases of improper installation, but I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-19-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 111
Posted By John Bridge
Ken, I would seal the bottom of the tub to...

Ken,

I would seal the bottom of the tub to the Kerdi floor than tile up to it. Use Silicone between tile and tub. I wouldn't want water getting under there. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-19-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 219
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Bobby, :) Well bonded thinset will hold...

Hi Bobby, :)

Well bonded thinset will hold much better than concrete. Don't worry about small divots. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-18-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 140
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Kirk, :) Any modified thinset will...

Hi Kirk, :)

Any modified thinset will probably do it. Mastic might do it better. I can't be positive with your painted surface. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-18-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 190
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Steve, :) Sanded plywood is fine, and so...

Hi Steve, :)

Sanded plywood is fine, and so it Sturd-I-Floor, which is tongue and groove. CDX is used only for roof and siding sheathing, never for floors.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-18-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 395
Posted By John Bridge
At 92 the old guy doesn't need Lowes for medical...

At 92 the old guy doesn't need Lowes for medical care. He has Medicare which is pretty good. :)

If I went to work at Lowes I would want to help retail customers. The contractors can take care of...
Forum: The Mud Box 06-15-2018, 07:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,283
Posted By John Bridge
Prices are on the rise everywhere, I guess. The...

Prices are on the rise everywhere, I guess. The median home price in Austin is 380K. I can't afford to live anywhere except where I am. Don't know what this place is worth, but it's paid for. ;)
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Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-15-2018, 06:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 213
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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-13-2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 363
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Roger, Sorry this was missed. :) I...

Hi Roger,

Sorry this was missed. :)

I don't understand what you're doing. You have a wood frame floor that is not in a dry area?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-13-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 278
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Sean, I have no experience with the tub....

Hi Sean,

I have no experience with the tub. I would hope someone else might. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-13-2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Raul, :) No backer board under the foam...

Hi Raul, :)

No backer board under the foam tray. It is thinsetted directly to the subfloor. I use any thinset that is rated for the subfloor -- unmodified for concrete, modified for plywood or...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-13-2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 155
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Meredith, :) How about posting a picture...

Hi Meredith, :)

How about posting a picture or two here? :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-13-2018, 07:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 176
Posted By John Bridge
Hi CG, Welcome to the forums. :) Wood look...

Hi CG, Welcome to the forums. :)

Wood look plank tiles tend to be bowed a little (cupping), and placing them too close together can exacerbate what we call lippage -- a difference in height from...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 06-13-2018, 07:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Jay, :) I think the sealer might be the...

Hi Jay, :)

I think the sealer might be the problem. Unglazed porcelain (unless it is polished) doesn't need sealer and in fact it shouldn't be sealed, as the sealer tends to build up on the...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-11-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 546
Posted By John Bridge
I've had to show fabricators/installers how to...

I've had to show fabricators/installers how to use thinset more than once. :)
Forum: The Mud Box 06-11-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By John Bridge
I just bore the same size hole in a scrap of...

I just bore the same size hole in a scrap of plywood or something. Stand on it when starting the hole and then throw it away. :)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-08-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,219
Posted By John Bridge
Like CX, I was at the JB mud course in 2010 where...

Like CX, I was at the JB mud course in 2010 where Paul demonstrated his method. I didn't question whether it worked or not. My big question was why. Doing it the conventional way works well for me....
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-05-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By John Bridge
Chris, Assuming your flooring is solid and...

Chris,

Assuming your flooring is solid and not engineered and that it's running perpendicular to the joists,I would say you've got a great start. Another layer of plywood, half-inch or greater,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-04-2018, 06:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 807
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Wolfgang, :) If you saw those walls into...

Hi Wolfgang, :)

If you saw those walls into smaller sections you can pry them out without making so much of a mess. :)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-04-2018, 06:25 AM
Replies: 21,542
Views: 3,870,594
Posted By John Bridge
I somehow didn't notice it there yesterday, but...

I somehow didn't notice it there yesterday, but I'm over the hill. :)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-04-2018, 06:23 AM
Replies: 4,585
Views: 1,377,235
Posted By John Bridge
I'm not proud of what I'm about to say, but back...

I'm not proud of what I'm about to say, but back during my sheetrock shower days in Arizona we glued the shower liner to the sheetrock walls and stuck the tiles onto it with mastic. That was back...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-04-2018, 06:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,165
Posted By John Bridge
Johns-Manville makes and sells insulation. :) ...

Johns-Manville makes and sells insulation. :)

Actually, having a barrier directly behind the waterproof board doesn't bother me much. I can't for the life of me see why it would be required,...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-04-2018, 06:10 AM
Replies: 2,886
Views: 564,528
Posted By John Bridge
Back when I was doing expensive custom homes, all...

Back when I was doing expensive custom homes, all the floors were floated, so I would have a pile of sharp sand delivered. I always had three or four showers to float, too, and instead of trying to...
Forum: The Mud Box 06-04-2018, 06:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 569
Posted By John Bridge
They have gas engine circular saws that you can...

They have gas engine circular saws that you can rent. They can throw you, though, if you're not careful.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-03-2018, 06:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 358
Posted By John Bridge
A little more on grouting showers: I grout...

A little more on grouting showers: I grout everything. I use caulking only when a tub is involved and only at the joint between tub and tile. I do make sure my framing is well fastened in the corners...
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