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Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-10-2018, 09:11 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 188,130
Posted By Rock Solid
Thumbs down My Tec Power Grout opinions...

We have been using Tec Power Grout almost exclusively since it came out. Most installs have been without issue.

We have had our third Tec Power Grout failure recently. The grout just never sets...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-09-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,925
Posted By Rock Solid
We buy durock by the pallet from Home depot. ...

We buy durock by the pallet from Home depot. Almost every sheet on the last pallet had delaminating issues on the back side of the sheets. The issue is with the red label next gen durock. We have...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-23-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,248
Posted By Rock Solid
On the Bricolina saw do you cut the tile face up,...

On the Bricolina saw do you cut the tile face up, or face down?
All the "table saw" type saws I have used needed to have the tile face down to avoid chipping.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-20-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 16,239
Posted By Rock Solid
For floors we like 1/4 inch Hardibacker. For...

For floors we like 1/4 inch Hardibacker.
For walls we always use 1/2 inch Durock or Permabase.
We don't like wonderboard or fiberock.

It all comes down to what installs most efficiently for...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-14-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,795
Posted By Rock Solid
It's always a 3 day process for us. If we can...

It's always a 3 day process for us.
If we can use our preferred electrician he installs the heat wire then hot glues all the wires down. If we can't use our preferred electrician then we hot glue...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-29-2013, 09:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,680
Posted By Rock Solid
We have used Noblesealant 150 for the past 7...

We have used Noblesealant 150 for the past 7 years without any problems... I feel much beter about it than sillicone... We only bond the bottom flange to the vinyl pan liner.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-19-2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,879
Posted By Rock Solid
I would just do like the above post suggested and...

I would just do like the above post suggested and use a thinner board (wedi, schluter, cbu) where the accent would go. Seems way easier and simple than notching out a thicker backer board.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-11-2012, 11:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,453
Posted By Rock Solid
Ive seen this alot in idaho. I never saw it once...

Ive seen this alot in idaho. I never saw it once in nevada. I guess its done cause its cheap, or people want something soft on their feet. I personally think its disgusting near a shower and...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-07-2012, 11:04 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 16,644
Posted By Rock Solid
Has anyone in the USA used these bits? How do...

Has anyone in the USA used these bits? How do these bits compare to the husqvarna core bits that I can buy locally for under $30 for the 1/4 and 5/16 sizes? I have cored over 20 holes in hard...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-03-2012, 09:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,613
Posted By Rock Solid
We prefer Electric heaters in the 220v and 120v...

We prefer Electric heaters in the 220v and 120v version...they use the customers power and we get to keep our propane for grilling steak...:cheers:
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-26-2012, 08:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,525
Posted By Rock Solid
I have been in many steam showers and many steam...

I have been in many steam showers and many steam rooms. If I build one I always pitch the lid at least an inch per foot. Little drops of water droping on your head are irritating when youre trying to...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-26-2012, 07:56 PM
Replies: 642
Views: 321,442
Posted By Rock Solid
We used Fusion grout for the first time a few...

We used Fusion grout for the first time a few days ago and for another floor today. After using it on floors I would prefer not to use it on walls. For walls I would rather use urathane or power...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-26-2012, 07:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,490
Posted By Rock Solid
Have only had one barrier free shower request in...

Have only had one barrier free shower request in the past 5 years. It was an addition to an existing home and the framing and subfloor was recessed to allow for a seamless transition. We just floated...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-04-2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,176
Posted By Rock Solid
Im 31 and have been doing tile full time since I...

Im 31 and have been doing tile full time since I was 14... Never graduated but got a ged... I've had helpers from the ages of 15 through 57. Don't have a helper now, tried to hire a guy recently but...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-16-2012, 03:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,753
Posted By Rock Solid
I'd groutbag it with any grout besides epoxy and...

I'd groutbag it with any grout besides epoxy and cut it with a wood shim then lightly damp sponge as needed. It dosent look like tape would work good at all..
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-21-2012, 03:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,412
Posted By Rock Solid
We used fiberock a few times in 2007. I never...

We used fiberock a few times in 2007. I never really liked how it seemed alot more prone to breaking than hardibacker if not handeled just right.

We had to demo about 100sf of tumbled limestone...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-11-2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,110
Posted By Rock Solid
I have used almost every manufacturer's tools....

I have used almost every manufacturer's tools. Some work forever, some break way too soon.
The thing that I have noticed is the cost of repair. IMO Makita has the cheapest reapair cost with...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-01-2012, 08:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,613
Posted By Rock Solid
There is always the option of a crack isolation...

There is always the option of a crack isolation thinset such as Megalite or 125...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-16-2012, 09:26 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 13,977
Posted By Rock Solid
Yeah we always pay attention to the vapor barrier...

Yeah we always pay attention to the vapor barrier in steamers espically, but on all exterior walls also...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-15-2012, 06:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 13,977
Posted By Rock Solid
I'm completely biased. We will not install...

I'm completely biased.
We will not install tile over any type of foam board, end of story, steamer or not. If we want a bulletproof install we always fall back on durock and 9235, never had or...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-15-2012, 05:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,524
Posted By Rock Solid
It wasn't glass but we did some stainless steel...

It wasn't glass but we did some stainless steel penny round tile a while back and the manufacturer would only warranty againt scratching if we used laticrete unsanded grout. Had no problems with...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-29-2012, 07:18 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 12,047
Posted By Rock Solid
I have used alot of core bits in my day and it...

I have used alot of core bits in my day and it seems like anything over 4 inches really puts a beating on the typical angle grinder. I'm really curious to see how long your grinders last with a 7"...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-20-2011, 10:18 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,069
Posted By Rock Solid
We have two of these -...

We have two of these - http://www.metabo.com/Product-catalogue-handheld-powertools.24048+M59da57f2a8a.0.html

One is an older model without the plastic on the head and the other is a new style....
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-14-2011, 12:00 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,933
Posted By Rock Solid
I've seen more than a few failures. That said the...

I've seen more than a few failures. That said the failures were probably form improper aplication, such as over untaped sheetrock or 99 cent a foot tile installers.

Also I dont like the thinness...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-13-2011, 11:27 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,933
Posted By Rock Solid
We use Mapelastic HPG or Hydroban, sometimes 9235...

We use Mapelastic HPG or Hydroban, sometimes 9235 depending on application and always use fiberglass fabric with all liquids on all corners and changes of plane.

We do traditional mud pans and...
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