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Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-20-2020, 06:30 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 81,513
Posted By John Bridge
I'm pretty sure the drain body is covered by the...

I'm pretty sure the drain body is covered by the patent, not the grates which were third party.
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 11-16-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 224
Posted By John Bridge
Hate to argue with old Fred, but mixing vinegar...

Hate to argue with old Fred, but mixing vinegar (acid) and baking soda (alkaline) together doesn't seem right to me. One negates the other. I think I would follow the vinegar treatment with the...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-16-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 599
Posted By John Bridge
From what I can tell, I like everything I've seen...

From what I can tell, I like everything I've seen here (apart from the safety violations). Had I known about stuff like that back in my setting days I would have had it. Pretty neat. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-09-2020, 04:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 126
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Mark, :) Liquid waterproofers are faster,...

Hi Mark, :)

Liquid waterproofers are faster, and since there are no overlaps, there's little if any build-up in the corners. Sheet membranes allow the satisfaction of knowing you have proper...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-22-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 437
Posted By John Bridge
I know you said the tiles are all from the same...

I know you said the tiles are all from the same lot, but it looks to me that they are not the same shade. There are usually two factors listed on the packaging: shade number and calibration. It's...
Forum: The Mud Box 10-22-2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By John Bridge
It's my opinion that anyone who doesn't already...

It's my opinion that anyone who doesn't already know that is not a craftsman (craftswoman) or a tile setter. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-18-2020, 07:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 411
Posted By John Bridge
I second that. Tear it out and start from...

I second that. Tear it out and start from scratch. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-16-2020, 07:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 139
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Bel, :) Looks like you've got room to...

Hi Bel, :)

Looks like you've got room to re-locate the drain pipe before you fill the space. Use deck mud to refill it. Here's a short article:

https://www.johnbridge.com/how-to/deck-mud/
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-13-2020, 06:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 667
Posted By John Bridge
Lightly scratch the surface of a dark spot with...

Lightly scratch the surface of a dark spot with an old screwdriver or something, and see what's just under the surface. If it's lighter you can try white vinegar and water mixed 50/50. Rinse well...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-13-2020, 06:12 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,695
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Charlie, :) Unless you've already...

Hi Charlie, :)

Unless you've already purchased the Schluter foam shower floor, I would suggest doing deck mud there. It always fits the space and drain setup you have. :)

I don't usually remove...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-13-2020, 06:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 384
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Anthony, :) Lay a small field of tiles...

Hi Anthony, :)

Lay a small field of tiles 50/50 in the floor. If the lippage doesn't offend you, go for it. :)
Forum: The Mud Box 10-13-2020, 05:55 AM
Replies: 5,580
Views: 506,136
Posted By John Bridge
So you enjoy sitting through New Hampshire...

So you enjoy sitting through New Hampshire winters freezing your butt off, Jim? :D

And no, I don't like the hot summers here. ;)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-10-2020, 02:07 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,310
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Brian, :) If you get cement board up with...

Hi Brian, :)

If you get cement board up with only a 1/16th variance you're doing what most pros can't do. The thinset should smooth things out for you. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-10-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 279
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Jadis, :) I appears to me that the edges...

Hi Jadis, :)

I appears to me that the edges of the tiles have minute chips in the glaze. The grout will always wash down a tiny bit. Maybe others have ideas.
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 10-10-2020, 01:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 338
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Mike, ;) The surface of cultured "marble"...

Hi Mike, ;)

The surface of cultured "marble" is actually plastic. The plumbers putty might have destroyed the surface.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-09-2020, 05:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Peter, :) The work looks really good. :) ...

Hi Peter, :)

The work looks really good. :)

I am wondering why a person would spend a considerable amount of money and time to tile in an acrylic shower receptor. Also, won't the wall tiles in...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-09-2020, 05:37 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,324
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Dan, :) A lot will depend on the type of...

Hi Dan, :)

A lot will depend on the type of tile you use and what trims are available. Is the ledge below the window just a shelf? Could we get a pic of the entire wall?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-09-2020, 05:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 136
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Anthony, :) I would use only Schluter...

Hi Anthony, :)

I would use only Schluter products in the shower. The system has been in use for a very long time now. Kerdi band is the only thing you need at all the joints, including the...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-09-2020, 05:25 AM
Replies: 4,774
Views: 1,654,793
Posted By John Bridge
Yeah, I'm aware of that but never had a need to...

Yeah, I'm aware of that but never had a need to do it. We always used A-4200 around the doorways with cuts against the corner pieces (AN-4200). On occasion, I did use double cuts of bullnose (cut...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-06-2020, 06:24 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,326
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Kevin, In California everybody, including...

Hi Kevin,

In California everybody, including tile contractors, is required to be licensed and bonded. You can easily check it out by calling the state registrar of contractors. The GC, if...
Forum: The Mud Box 10-06-2020, 06:17 AM
Replies: 8,672
Views: 1,496,927
Posted By John Bridge
Did y'all notice that's a bidet, not a toilet? :)

Did y'all notice that's a bidet, not a toilet? :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-04-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 247
Posted By John Bridge
I think swinging the door in is contrary to code,...

I think swinging the door in is contrary to code, the idea being to be able to hit the door and exit in case of scalding water. :)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-04-2020, 11:07 AM
Replies: 4,774
Views: 1,654,793
Posted By John Bridge
I didn't know that it emanated from carpentry,...

I didn't know that it emanated from carpentry, and that's interesting. I haven't used a "dutchman" in years and remember doing it mostly when 4-1/4 tiles were the norm and tiles saws were not. :)
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-03-2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 191
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Shawn, :) Porcelain tile is very...

Hi Shawn, :)

Porcelain tile is very difficult to grind. It's going to take diamond pads.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-03-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 247
Posted By John Bridge
Hi David, :) If you go for a swinging door...

Hi David, :)

If you go for a swinging door you'll need a plastic sweep on the bottom of it to keep the water in. Also, you won't be able to have a mat right outside the door.
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