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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-17-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 9,828
Posted By by-eye
Robert, get a bigger hammer.:stick: Put on some...

Robert, get a bigger hammer.:stick:
Put on some safety glasses and take a few swings with an 8 or 10 lb sledge. Just don't hit your riser. :loaded:
Don't forget to install some nail protector...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 9,828
Posted By by-eye
Robert, (edit whoops) You might also ask him to...

Robert, (edit whoops)
You might also ask him to make two trips, one for the valve, then do your walls, then build your pan, and get it passed. I only say this because it is often easier to do the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-14-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,376
Posted By by-eye
Scott, I'm curious, are you are coating all of...

Scott, I'm curious, are you are coating all of the hardi cbu with red guard, or just the seams/fasteners like it was originally done?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-13-2015, 04:19 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,376
Posted By by-eye
You'd save a lot of time, money, and have a...

You'd save a lot of time, money, and have a little less floor height if you just used ditra, and followed their instructions. And with what you saved, you could fix your shower. Any way...:goodluck:...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-11-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,376
Posted By by-eye
Scott, sorry for your troubles. Your shower is...

Scott, sorry for your troubles.
Your shower is built wrong.:gerg: It should have the studs furred out (plum), and a moisture barrier with the hardie properly overlapping your hot mop base, with no...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-07-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 12,823
Posted By by-eye
I think he means plywood.:smash: Brihen, don't...

I think he means plywood.:smash:
Brihen, don't forget to do a flood test before you tile the floor.:gerg:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-23-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,678
Posted By by-eye
Ann, sorry for your trouble. I'm not a pro, but...

Ann, sorry for your trouble.
I'm not a pro, but re read some of the posts here, and your answer is clear. The way I see it, the contractor/installer is clearly careless and not following simple...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-19-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,385
Posted By by-eye
Yes, you are right to be upset. :cry: I'm...

Yes, you are right to be upset. :cry:

I'm not a pro, but did a quick google and found this from a pro....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-29-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,634
Posted By by-eye
Anna, I would just slap a piece of appropriate...

Anna, I would just slap a piece of appropriate size molding around the perimeter to join the wall with the finished tile. JMO :biker:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-19-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,196
Posted By by-eye
Greg, I'm not a pro, but I wouldn't worry too...

Greg, I'm not a pro, but I wouldn't worry too much. The worst could be a little grout cracking. I agree that your plumber was lame is not the best professional. :shades:
A pro wouldn't break those...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-02-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,950
Posted By by-eye
Any pro will testify that your old guy was a...

Any pro will testify that your old guy was a hack.:complain: and be able to prove it
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-02-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,950
Posted By by-eye
You new tile setter can't do an estimate? That...

You new tile setter can't do an estimate? That sounds suspicious. He should know what is to be done to build a shower base. You may need to get a plumber too.
Make sure you know exactly what he...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-01-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,950
Posted By by-eye
Sorry about this Dee. :mad::( Have you hired...

Sorry about this Dee. :mad::(
Have you hired someone new? Keep letting the board know how things are going. Post the contract here for the pros to critique. :deal: Consider getting a permit too....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-25-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 1,186
Views: 190,353
Posted By by-eye
Wow, looks like you got it pretty smooth...

Wow, looks like you got it pretty smooth considering that stuff is so sticky.:tup2:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-25-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,950
Posted By by-eye
I vote for goons too, much more efficient than...

I vote for goons too, much more efficient than court. :)

It would be best to tear it out, documenting all that is wrong with a pro, and before the court date.. :postitbg:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-24-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 1,186
Views: 190,353
Posted By by-eye
Looks great.:clap2: Did you use drywall mud to...

Looks great.:clap2:
Did you use drywall mud to cover the kerdi board fasteners? I thought they had to be covered with kerdi.:confused: But I know little about kerdi board.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-23-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,183
Posted By by-eye
Brian, I'd send that contractor packing, and get...

Brian, I'd send that contractor packing, and get a good one.:gerg:

I've protected a tub by using plywood, and adding weatherstrip to the perimeter, just make sure no "crumbs" get under the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-23-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 21,504
Posted By by-eye
LOL, a garden hose may or may not work.:jack: ...

LOL, a garden hose may or may not work.:jack:
If you can get one of these (http://www.oatey.com/products/pneumatic-test-balls/clean-seal) , it will be very little of a mess.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-22-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,183
Posted By by-eye
Brian, I'm not a pro, but you say your contractor...

Brian, I'm not a pro, but you say your contractor is.
If you are having these problems, I would be second guessing his ability to finish the job correctly, especially if you have to "hold his hand"...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-22-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 21,504
Posted By by-eye
Lookin good Louis.:tup1: Did you get 1/4 inch per...

Lookin good Louis.:tup1: Did you get 1/4 inch per foot on the drain?
I always flood test plumbing overnight. Watch for pinhole leaks.:cheers:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-15-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,291
Posted By by-eye
I also noticed a lot of grout discoloration....

I also noticed a lot of grout discoloration. :shake:
It's hard to tell, but is that CBU 1/4"? Doesn't look thicker that the tile. That could a major cause.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-11-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,822
Posted By by-eye
Mine (permit approved) drops into the crawl space...

Mine (permit approved) drops into the crawl space from the 2nd floor.:crazy:

You could probably stick a little insulation in that would be pushed out by the water pressure.
They make different...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-11-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,822
Posted By by-eye
I think silicone would be ok for and emergency....

I think silicone would be ok for and emergency. Check the plumbing code though about the floor drain. I don't think it's allowed to be attached to the DWV system. It would be no trap and exit to the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-10-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,950
Posted By by-eye
Thanks again Dee, the vanity was an online thing,...

Thanks again Dee, the vanity was an online thing, not as good as it looks though. (made in China)

Check out the "works in progress" thread in the pro hangout. :bow:

You can also look for a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-09-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,950
Posted By by-eye
Got your message Dee, Thanks, I am still an...

Got your message Dee,
Thanks, I am still an amateur. :o
Here's a thread of a recent project and the help I got here if you want to look.
http://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=108131...
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