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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 07:44 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Davy
Another vote for a margin trowel. Keep one in...

Another vote for a margin trowel. Keep one in your back pocket at all times.

Years ago when I was a helper, one of the setters I worked with kept his margin trowel pretty clean. When the food...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 07:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 265
Posted By Davy
I use a micro fiber cloth to buff the sealer off...

I use a micro fiber cloth to buff the sealer off but you can use cotton rags if you want. Do a section at a time, maybe 10 sq ft. When buffing, once you think you've buffed it all off, get a clean...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 07:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,228
Posted By Davy
With 1/4 inch thick tiles, the mud bed should...

With 1/4 inch thick tiles, the mud bed should come up to within about 5/16-3/8 of the top edge of the drain. That means the mud would cover the flange about 1/4 inch. I can't say if you would have...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-22-2020, 07:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 458
Posted By Davy
I seem to post this picture a lot. With the...

I seem to post this picture a lot.

With the base already set, you can notch a stick the tile thickness and use it to pull the mud, leaving just enough space for the tile to slide under.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-22-2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,228
Posted By Davy
I would want some weep holes, as long as they are...

I would want some weep holes, as long as they are above the membrane. That would give the water a place to escape although I'm not sure if the water is going to flow thru the thinset.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-22-2020, 06:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By Davy
To me, the responsible and safe way would be to...

To me, the responsible and safe way would be to leave it all in a bucket till spring. :)

Find your worst looking bucket and every time you have a little thinset or grout left over, scrape it into...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-22-2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,432
Posted By Davy
It's personal preference, I like 1/2 inch. Some...

It's personal preference, I like 1/2 inch. Some granite fabricators installed some a while back on one of my showers with 1 1/4 overhang. I thought that was too much.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-22-2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 477
Posted By Davy
Cement board comes in 1/4 and 1/2, or close to...

Cement board comes in 1/4 and 1/2, or close to 1/2.

I think that's what Jim was talking about. For example, Hardie isn't a true cement board but it isn't a half inch thick, it's about 7/16. And...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-22-2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 355
Posted By Davy
I agree with Randy, I'd lightly pry on some of...

I agree with Randy, I'd lightly pry on some of them.

To lighten the leveling wedges, you have to have the neighboring tiles set. By then the thinset can skin over.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-21-2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 477
Posted By Davy
Sure, he can replace both layers or just the one....

Sure, he can replace both layers or just the one. I'd probably replace the one layer. Those few pieces will probably last longer than the others around the bottom.

I think he knows this is a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-21-2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 292
Posted By Davy
I would use Custom's Prism or Laticrete's...

I would use Custom's Prism or Laticrete's Permacolor. Both are inline with what Justin talked about. If you worry about scratching it, make a sample board with scrap pieces and grout it first.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-21-2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 548
Posted By Davy
I might add, just because a thinset is non sag,...

I might add, just because a thinset is non sag, I've found that it still might be necessary to add wedges or spacers to get the tiles to stay put, especially for the first few minutes.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-20-2020, 05:55 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,990
Posted By Davy
Nice job. :tup1:

Nice job. :tup1:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-20-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 794
Posted By Davy
They do make ceramic corner caddies for shampoo...

They do make ceramic corner caddies for shampoo bottles. Some people like them, some don't. We have also used triangle shape pieces of marble or granite
embedded in the shower corner.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-20-2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 548
Posted By Davy
I'd use the 1/4x 1/4 trowel for that size tiles....

I'd use the 1/4x 1/4 trowel for that size tiles. What Bubba said about non sag thinset. Custom's Prolite from Home Depot is hard to beat.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-20-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,950
Posted By Davy
Yes, now I need to find him a helper so I can nap...

Yes, now I need to find him a helper so I can nap all day.:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-19-2020, 05:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,950
Posted By Davy
Happens a lot these days, Cx. With my old knees,...

Happens a lot these days, Cx. With my old knees, I'm the helper when we do floors.:tup1:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-18-2020, 04:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,228
Posted By Davy
Does the grate finish out flush with the top of...

Does the grate finish out flush with the top of the drain?

I see the red dots in your picture. You don't want to drill holes lower than your membrane.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-18-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 477
Posted By Davy
Yep, looks like two layers of 1/2 inch sheetrock....

Yep, looks like two layers of 1/2 inch sheetrock. Slap a new piece of 1/2 inch cement board over it and patch it up.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-18-2020, 04:40 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,871
Posted By Davy
I wouldn't use a chipping hammer since you want...

I wouldn't use a chipping hammer since you want to save the pan. It would be very easy for the bit to go too deep and poke the hot mop. Usually, once you get a place started, it will come up in...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-18-2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,228
Posted By Davy
I've never used a drain like you have. Maybe I'm...

I've never used a drain like you have. Maybe I'm missing something but are there weep holes anywhere in the drain? With the top of the drain 5/8 above the flange, what happens to the water that gets...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-18-2020, 08:20 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,871
Posted By Davy
You may have mentioned it but you'll want to use...

You may have mentioned it but you'll want to use small tiles on the shower floor, usually 4x4 or smaller although I have used 6x6 before. With small tiles, you want the mud floor to already have it's...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-17-2020, 07:22 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,665
Posted By Davy
1. Tiles that have 15 inch sides are considered...

1. Tiles that have 15 inch sides are considered large format. But you can use LFT thinset on 12x12's if you want. If the tiles are fairly flat, you can go with a 50/50 stagger. I'd start the layout...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-17-2020, 07:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 237
Posted By Davy
I've never used those but others here have....

I've never used those but others here have. Someone will come along to help.:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-17-2020, 07:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 237
Posted By Davy
Hi Diana. I hope you mean the pan liner and not...

Hi Diana. I hope you mean the pan liner and not poly for the shower floor. Yes, we usually recommend silicone between the lower drain flange and the pan liner.
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