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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 07:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 118
Posted By Davy
The bricks and old rough mud can be damp but you...

The bricks and old rough mud can be damp but you don't want any standing water. The thinset can be thinner than usual since you're using it as a skim coat bonder. Same with the brick mud, a little...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-27-2022, 04:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 118
Posted By Davy
Thinset mortar is just that, a thin bonding layer...

Thinset mortar is just that, a thin bonding layer of roughly 1/4 inch or less. I would mix up some thinset and spread some on the rough surface. Then spread some fat mud (for masonry work) over the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-26-2022, 05:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 454
Posted By Davy
If you don't have a roll of poly laying around,...

If you don't have a roll of poly laying around, grab a couple trash bags.:tup1:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-26-2022, 05:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 265
Posted By Davy
Hi Craig, I understand what you're thinking but...

Hi Craig, I understand what you're thinking but you can't look at the standing water and say for certain that the shower is leaking within that area. It could be but may not be. Your tile has pitch,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-26-2022, 05:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 140
Posted By Davy
Yep, I'd buy the door first.

Yep, I'd buy the door first.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-25-2022, 09:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 454
Posted By Davy
I use different lengths of lattice sticks like...

I use different lengths of lattice sticks like John. And as Kevin mentioned, it's important to keep the lattice (or whatever you use) pointed towards the drain at all times as you cut the mud....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-25-2022, 08:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 732
Posted By Davy
Yep, what the others said. There's no doubt that...

Yep, what the others said. There's no doubt that moisture will find it's way to the pan liner. Adding pitch to the top 2x4 helps to keep the moisture running towards the shower and not to the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-23-2022, 04:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 732
Posted By Davy
It's fun to be a detective and try to figure out...

It's fun to be a detective and try to figure out where and why it's leaking but we usually don't spend much time doing that. The tiles on top of the curb are also cracked along with cracked grout....
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-20-2022, 04:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 306
Posted By Davy
Welcome back, Dan. :tup1:

Welcome back, Dan. :tup1:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-19-2022, 05:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,191
Posted By Davy
I mix my wall mud (fat mud) 4 sand to 1 portland...

I mix my wall mud (fat mud) 4 sand to 1 portland cement and 1 Lime. I wouldn't try to butter out each tile that thick. I would, apply a scratch coat and let it set. Then apply the smooth finish mud...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-17-2022, 03:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 232
Posted By Davy
I agree, installing Kerdi over dimensional lumber...

I agree, installing Kerdi over dimensional lumber is likely the problem.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-17-2022, 08:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 296
Posted By Davy
For small batches, I use a paint mixer that goes...

For small batches, I use a paint mixer that goes in a drill and a small bucket.
Forum: The Mud Box 09-17-2022, 08:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 167
Posted By Davy
We went thru one in So. Cal back in 69. It...

We went thru one in So. Cal back in 69. It happened at 6 am and I do remember the rumble and all the things falling off the shelves in my bedroom. My uncle lived near where it was centered and he...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-16-2022, 04:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 158
Posted By Davy
John, the light colored mortar just under the...

John, the light colored mortar just under the tiles is thinset. Chip or grind that away down to the gray mud. The voids in the mud can be patched in using fresh wall mud with a skim coat of high...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-16-2022, 04:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 183
Posted By Davy
Bobby, I wouldn't worry about the "non sag"...

Bobby, I wouldn't worry about the "non sag" claim. Some thinsets are pretty good at holding tiles in place but I would still plan to use wedges or spacers on the walls. Throw that out and you have a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-16-2022, 04:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 314
Posted By Davy
That's probably a good idea, Jim. I live in Texas...

That's probably a good idea, Jim. I live in Texas and we try to cool our floors most of the year. Plus, I was wrong once. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-16-2022, 04:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 296
Posted By Davy
I used that once, had no problems. The only...

I used that once, had no problems. The only downside I remember was the price.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-15-2022, 04:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 314
Posted By Davy
Same here. I'd never use CBU over a concrete...

Same here. I'd never use CBU over a concrete slab. We usually grind the slab down to raw concrete, vacuum and mop it clean. Then use an anti-fracture membrane over it like Mapei's Auqa Defense,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-15-2022, 04:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 296
Posted By Davy
Mastic works well over paint but if you question...

Mastic works well over paint but if you question it, stick a sample piece and let it dry, then pry it off to check the bond. You can use a primer like Mapei's Eco Prim Grip but I believe they like...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-12-2022, 06:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 171
Posted By Davy
I like to run the sheets of tile thru the saw on...

I like to run the sheets of tile thru the saw on a 45. If any tiles need to be added, I like to install them as I go.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-07-2022, 08:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By Davy
Nice job, Ben.:tup1:

Nice job, Ben.:tup1:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-07-2022, 09:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 732
Posted By Davy
I agree with the others. The front of the curb...

I agree with the others. The front of the curb looks to be bulging and I think that's where you're showing the cracked tile. The curb is usually the first place a shower will leak because they're...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-01-2022, 12:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 710
Posted By Davy
I think that's there to keep water from getting...

I think that's there to keep water from getting trapped there. I'd leave it open. I'd like it even better if each wall had a few of them.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-31-2022, 04:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 995
Posted By Davy
Yes, make small batches. Let us know how it goes.

Yes, make small batches. Let us know how it goes.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-27-2022, 06:21 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 884
Posted By Davy
I build my seats the same way but the liner...

I build my seats the same way but the liner behind the seat is a separate piece. Having it in one piece is even better but you have to deal with the long folds. I glue the overlap.
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