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Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-23-2022, 07:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 240
Posted By CaliGrown
I’d wager that a few flush cut blades would do ya...

I’d wager that a few flush cut blades would do ya good and set it up to use the TREP-E. Cut back the existing for the width of the profile, grind down and then undercut the existing tile. Fill the...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-18-2022, 12:10 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 195,331
Posted By CaliGrown
Used it a bit over a year and a half ago and had...

Used it a bit over a year and a half ago and had issues with it, had to run the grout through twice and do touch ups after it cured. Used it as it was supplied by the GC, prefer Custom’s Prism,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-12-2022, 01:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By CaliGrown
Way to go Ben!! Nice layout and finish, looks...

Way to go Ben!!
Nice layout and finish, looks good from my side of the screen :D
Keep up the good work :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-11-2022, 03:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 149
Posted By CaliGrown
Sometimes with mesh mounted goods, I’ll flip them...

Sometimes with mesh mounted goods, I’ll flip them upside down and run a razor knife along the edge to get rid of the excess mesh.

Do the same to cut through the mesh to get any unaligned pieces...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-11-2022, 03:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By CaliGrown
Nice choice with the Porcelain Slabs and a...

Nice choice with the Porcelain Slabs and a mitered edge at that!!! Lotsa options and possibilities :)

Ardex WA is what we used at a training event for GPTP, full spread and 100% contact/transfer...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-09-2022, 09:50 PM
Replies: 22,080
Views: 6,239,683
Posted By CaliGrown
Nothing fancy but it’s an investment. Full...

Nothing fancy but it’s an investment.

Full on bare bones remodel to current condition, installed the countertops and tidied up the cabinet details and appliances. Just have to run the vent for the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-09-2022, 04:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 254
Posted By CaliGrown
Try your local DalTile, American Olean/Marazzi....

Try your local DalTile, American Olean/Marazzi. Mohawk is the manufacturer that supplies them.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-09-2022, 03:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 228
Posted By CaliGrown
Chalk-line, pre-cut and go!!! Unless you...

Chalk-line, pre-cut and go!!!

Unless you have a helper, it’ll save you time in the long run to set the full width as you go vs. coming back and detailing it. ‘Specially with a pattern it only...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-08-2022, 10:29 PM
Replies: 22,080
Views: 6,239,683
Posted By CaliGrown
Killer work Jerry!! Detailed to the Tee, looks...

Killer work Jerry!! Detailed to the Tee, looks awesome :)
Going to be even better with some water :D
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-19-2022, 11:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,017
Posted By CaliGrown
Vera bond LFT is a good blend. I also like...

Vera bond LFT is a good blend. I also like Prolite, my current go to for most everything I set now.

Prism is a good grout, you can break the each bag down to a third or less depending on what you...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-19-2022, 11:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 520
Posted By CaliGrown
Haha LOL John!! Whiteout answering any...

Haha LOL John!!

Whiteout answering any questions from the OP….

When I first started and still had wet hair in the tile game, I always thought it’d be soooo cool to be an installer for a big box...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-18-2022, 12:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 626
Posted By CaliGrown
I’ve always staggered and taped the joints to...

I’ve always staggered and taped the joints to save my own skin. Also on huge runs I’ve always considered the chance of a fault-line effect if a stagger wasn’t applied.
Aside from that, reading the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-06-2022, 06:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 635
Posted By CaliGrown
The glue makes it a tight fit. If the separation...

The glue makes it a tight fit. If the separation is noticeable, you could caulk it with a grout color or a clear caulking. Or when the piece is off file the edge of the excisting grout to make room...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-06-2022, 05:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 480
Posted By CaliGrown
Yes sir, that’s the ticket :D

Yes sir, that’s the ticket :D
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-06-2022, 01:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 480
Posted By CaliGrown
After you tape and thinset the seams in the...

After you tape and thinset the seams in the Durock, do the same at the kerdi board to cement board junctions. Once cured and dry run the Tec Waterproofing business as usual :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-06-2022, 01:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 635
Posted By CaliGrown
Razor knife and flat putty knife to get the loose...

Razor knife and flat putty knife to get the loose pieces off as wholes. Then some small dollops of this pokey and you’re set up. Best for there to be no dust or loose sediment when you apply :D
Have...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-04-2022, 05:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 353
Posted By CaliGrown
Sweet!! You’re in business then :) I’d be...

Sweet!! You’re in business then :)
I’d be inclined to make the partition wall a pony wall, with the valves and have a nipple on the opposite wall or from the ceiling as a rain head.
Or reconfigure...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-04-2022, 05:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 811
Posted By CaliGrown
John and Bubba are wise on this one!! Deck...

John and Bubba are wise on this one!!

Deck mud’s dirt cheap and your best option to make things flat and true. Bonded with a thinset slurry you can featheredge deck mud if it’s a tighter mix, say...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-04-2022, 04:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 353
Posted By CaliGrown
Stuart, you can put a shower in any place that...

Stuart, you can put a shower in any place that you see fit and nobody here could stop ya! :D
I think you’d be fine to figure a shower in that there space.
Are you on a raised wood foundation or a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-04-2022, 04:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 507
Posted By CaliGrown
Hank, I don’t see any issues with your proposed...

Hank,
I don’t see any issues with your proposed plan. Especially with Laticrete’s sign-off, I’d go that route and not think twice of it. They can send over a spec sheet highlighting their intended...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-03-2022, 10:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,527
Posted By CaliGrown
Best wishes for ya Justin as you move forward!! :D

Best wishes for ya Justin as you move forward!! :D
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-22-2022, 05:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 536
Posted By CaliGrown
I think you’d be just fine with a high...

I think you’d be just fine with a high performance cementitious grout ( Prism, Ultracolor FA, Ardex FL, Permacolor). As your joint depth is only the thickness of tile ~3/8” I would just use one of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-08-2022, 06:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 328
Posted By CaliGrown
Check out the grinder blade section at your...

Check out the grinder blade section at your hardware store. Some blades come with multiple rings.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-16-2022, 03:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 447
Posted By CaliGrown
Depends, glued and stapled? Or stapled only? ...

Depends, glued and stapled? Or stapled only?
Big flat pry bar, grinder with cutting disc for staples over subfloor.
Square footage? $1.50+ all depends on how much.
Add dump fees and fuel/trip...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-16-2022, 03:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 772
Posted By CaliGrown
Nothing to be concerned about, especially if your...

Nothing to be concerned about, especially if your base is solid.
We pored pallets of the stuff and would get them. Rep said it was a non issue, due to surface tension pull as it cures out, humidity...
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