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Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-31-2020, 09:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 299
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Cross posted to the FB tile groups.

Cross posted to the FB tile groups.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-23-2020, 06:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 809
Posted By Houston Remodeler
John, This is why we like to handle a tile...

John,

This is why we like to handle a tile before we bid a job. Not all tiles are made as well as each other. This may just be the inherent flaws in the tile. Keep trying until something works....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-17-2020, 07:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,077
Posted By Houston Remodeler
You're overthinking the water under the tile...

You're overthinking the water under the tile thing. In every shower we've built and taken apart, there is a little bit of water/moisture between the tiles and the waterproof membrane no matter what...
Forum: The Mud Box 03-16-2020, 08:32 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,088
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Why don't undertakers just tie their shoelaces...

Why don't undertakers just tie their shoelaces together before closing the casket???? :confused::confused::confused::confused::confused:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-16-2020, 07:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,077
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Sounds good to me, we make those kindah changes...

Sounds good to me, we make those kindah changes all the time.
Forum: The Mud Box 03-16-2020, 07:12 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,088
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Today we went to Walmart for regular shopping...

Today we went to Walmart for regular shopping run. The TP and cleaning product aisles were empty..... but

We found spicy Eyetalian sausage which I've had a hankerin for.

We found plenty of...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-16-2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,036
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Personally I think there are a lot of economic...

Personally I think there are a lot of economic factors at play from the city of NOLA who depends on conventions to the owners of the convention themselves. Who pays if there is a cancellation by...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-12-2020, 12:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 404
Posted By Houston Remodeler
On those I use the regular round ones as that...

On those I use the regular round ones as that huge square hole isn't needed for the escutcheon plate.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-05-2020, 12:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 679
Posted By Houston Remodeler
There are a number of problems causing leaks all...

There are a number of problems causing leaks all of which stem from improper waterproofing. To fix the problem you'd need to replace the shower pan. I'd be willing to bet the rest of the installation...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-02-2020, 05:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 625
Posted By Houston Remodeler
What Ryan said plus; Many natural stones are...

What Ryan said plus;

Many natural stones are porous to the point they absorb water and become darker. No amount of sealer will stop this from happening.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-02-2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 681
Posted By Houston Remodeler
You can get those down to 3mm depending on the...

You can get those down to 3mm depending on the supplier you choose.

Many tile shops have regular thickness tiles 48x48 these days
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-02-2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 364
Posted By Houston Remodeler
BTV, Welcome to the forum. Can you give us a...

BTV,

Welcome to the forum. Can you give us a first name to use? Doesn't need to be your real name, but it comes in handy.

1- Yes
2- Depends. In my fair state of Texas the plumbing code...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-02-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By Houston Remodeler
As far as electrical outlets go, its always a...

As far as electrical outlets go, its always a great idea to round the corners as much as possible to spread out the stresses in the glass tiles as much as possible. Avoid L shaped cuts at all costs.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-02-2020, 12:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Where do you live? We might have an installer...

Where do you live? We might have an installer interested in escaping the city for a spell. There are folks like myself who hitch the tool trailer to the back of the RV without hesitation. Some of our...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-02-2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 681
Posted By Houston Remodeler
For those reading along.... Flat stainless...

For those reading along....

Flat stainless steel would be a nightmare to keep looking clean. You'll see very mark and the following attempts to clean. This is why many stainless backsplashes have...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-02-2020, 11:56 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,782
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Eric is correct (and what he wrote was what I was...

Eric is correct (and what he wrote was what I was meanin' to say)

I think you will find that local code has some flexibility. You can take a copy of the installation instructions for Red Guard to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-02-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 449
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Our pal Sal Diblasi has an excellent video...

Our pal Sal Diblasi has an excellent video (https://youtu.be/wCjDw3zMFLg) for you.

Granted its one of his older ones where he doesn't talk your ear off, but its still good.

I'm guessing that I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-02-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,782
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Local requirements are the bare minimum. We can...

Local requirements are the bare minimum. We can always do better.

When it comes to a lawsuit, at the top of the list of importance (legal weight) is;

1- The manufacturer's instructions reign...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-02-2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 625
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Were you fixin to hire him? The work looks...

Were you fixin to hire him?

The work looks very neat.

I would have done my best to talk the homeowner out of using natural stone in the shower though.

The critical question is the...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-26-2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,036
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Hope? HMDuplec I think is her user name.......

Hope?

HMDuplec I think is her user name....

If you get desperate I have non-tile friends who live there who can accept a delivery
Forum: The Mud Box 02-22-2020, 09:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 456
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Caulk = Latex sin forgiver

Caulk = Latex sin forgiver
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-20-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 694
Posted By Houston Remodeler
You could add an on demand HWH between the (rest...

You could add an on demand HWH between the (rest of the house) HWH and the master bath, dedicated to the master bath. The on demand would take the pre-heated water from the original HWH and raise the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-19-2020, 10:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 694
Posted By Houston Remodeler
A new, dedicated run of 1 inch pex would go a...

A new, dedicated run of 1 inch pex would go a very long way to increasing the GPM. Using the expanding type of pex fittings would be optimal as they have the largest diameter which gives the highest...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-19-2020, 08:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 694
Posted By Houston Remodeler
PSI is part of it, to get flow rate (GPM) you...

PSI is part of it, to get flow rate (GPM) you would have to consider the diameter of the pipe and how many fittings (turns) there are which cause turbulence inside the pipe which reduces flow rate. ...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-19-2020, 08:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,147
Posted By Houston Remodeler
This is the one we use

This is the one we use
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