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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-02-2010, 10:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,653
Posted By william35453
yeah, but he doesn't have a plunge saw. it's a...

yeah, but he doesn't have a plunge saw. it's a bridge saw with a dewalt blade.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-01-2010, 09:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 39,383
Posted By william35453
dave that backsplash does't look bad at all. i...

dave that backsplash does't look bad at all. i wonder what you will replace it with that matches the countertop well? no way you will remove the splash without significant damage to the drywall, even...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-01-2010, 08:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,653
Posted By william35453
hey dudley, i've had some problems with jigs and...

hey dudley, i've had some problems with jigs and mesh backed very small tiles because they can still move (at least ones i've used have) in the array if they have a significant grout joint between...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-26-2010, 08:01 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 15,231
Posted By william35453
another use

i have collapsable pvc tent as well. also doubles well when finishing fine furniture and need to keep it dust free until polyurthene drys. in fact that was what i first built mine for.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-26-2010, 07:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,300
Posted By william35453
i would install the tile verticle and shim under...

i would install the tile verticle and shim under the door trim (cut angled shim). once it is well caulked and painted, it won't be so noticable. most old houses have this "character" throughout....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-26-2010, 07:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,918
Posted By william35453
Cory, you don't want a removable panel inside the...

Cory, you don't want a removable panel inside the wet environment of the tub enclosure. too much a chance of a leak. better to locate the tub with the plumbing end against a closet in the next room....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-25-2010, 11:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,918
Posted By william35453
here it is. the blue tape is holding on the...

here it is. the blue tape is holding on the removable tiles that cover the mounting screws. can you see the panel?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-25-2010, 11:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,918
Posted By william35453
i had a large panel to have access to motors and...

i had a large panel to have access to motors and pumps of a large hot tube and installed a piece of CBU cut to have an edge right on a groute line of the planned tile layout. i recessed the screw...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-25-2010, 10:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,067
Posted By william35453
yes you should 'back burn' the tile when...

yes you should 'back burn' the tile when installing. another tip -- be very careful prying up the tile to check the thinset coverage as CSS as stated (an important step). even with 1/2", with the 18"...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-03-2010, 11:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 898
Posted By william35453
i surely hope they have mylar cones! :twitch:

i surely hope they have mylar cones! :twitch:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-03-2010, 11:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,578
Posted By william35453
hey dan, maybe as big a problem is that it...

hey dan, maybe as big a problem is that it doesn't look like (at least on my monitor) you got a 2" ovelap where the kerdi pieces meet? when you redo, be sure to get proper overlap of adjacent kerdi...
Forum: The Mud Box 02-27-2010, 11:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,719
Posted By william35453
ah . . . you DID get the glasses, didn't you?...

ah . . . you DID get the glasses, didn't you? :cool:
Forum: The Mud Box 02-26-2010, 11:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,719
Posted By william35453
a little 'dances with wolves', a little 'emerald...

a little 'dances with wolves', a little 'emerald forest' (where they call upon the frogs to get their great spirit to help them in the end, just like in this one); but i recall reading a si-fi story...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-26-2010, 11:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,443
Posted By william35453
i just set it on the edge of a brick and hit it...

i just set it on the edge of a brick and hit it with a hammer, moving around to new areas. it just pops off.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-26-2010, 11:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,142
Posted By william35453
so what did you finally do to clean it to this...

so what did you finally do to clean it to this point?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-19-2010, 11:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,886
Posted By william35453
if you use unfilled, inside of a year it will...

if you use unfilled, inside of a year it will likely be filled with living thingies that will be hard to get rid of (and how you gonna wipe it down clean after showers?). more importantly even than...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-19-2010, 10:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,245
Posted By william35453
looks good, but how about when you need to remove...

looks good, but how about when you need to remove one to clean out the junk in the duct without going under the house and pulling loose the ductwork. or retrieve that diamond earing the lady dropped?...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-19-2010, 10:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,142
Posted By william35453
sherri, i've had fair success (if it's a pretty...

sherri, i've had fair success (if it's a pretty good grade of slate) by getting those small cup-shapped stainless steel wire brushes from the dremmel tool section in your local tool store. i chuck...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-09-2010, 10:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,628
Posted By william35453
i once laid CBU on thinset on a very rigid (2...

i once laid CBU on thinset on a very rigid (2 layers 3/4" plywood) floor and had to leave the job setting for over 6 weeks for good reasons. normally, we'd cover the CBU with tile fairly quickly. now...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-25-2010, 12:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,052
Posted By william35453
about that annealing

it does have to get to right annealing temperature and remain there, or "soak" for proper time, but the real trick is that it must be controlled slow cool-down. a fast cool down will re-harden. the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-24-2010, 11:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 33,255
Posted By william35453
the pro countertop installers here attach the...

the pro countertop installers here attach the backsplash to the vanity top with 100% silicone along the bottom edge of the backsplash. they clean both pieces where they will join very well with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-22-2010, 12:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,175
Posted By william35453
in a shower, if you don't fill ALL those holes...

in a shower, if you don't fill ALL those holes and crevices with grout, living things will grow in them. plus some of those holes will likely penetrate to the back of the tile allowing water behind...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-22-2010, 12:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,875
Posted By william35453
you didn't describe the floor situation, so don't...

you didn't describe the floor situation, so don't know if a wet saw will be allowable since it passes water over the blade and will flood the floor--perhaps this would be OK? second story of house? i...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-14-2010, 11:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,752
Posted By william35453
interesting . . . i've done that as well. i use a...

interesting . . . i've done that as well. i use a "siphon" sandblasting rig bought at home depot for $12. rather than put a little bottle attached to hold the opticolor grit, i just cut off the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-09-2010, 10:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,620
Posted By william35453
hey Wojtek, i've done several travertine...

hey Wojtek, i've done several travertine applications with opticolor and hope you used much longer gloves than comes with the kit. i got the worse rash i've ever had from the wash water (not the...
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