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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-18-2022, 07:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 173
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Sam, :) I think after three posts you'll...

Hi Sam, :)

I think after three posts you'll be able to post links. We do that to discourage porn folks and other undesirables.

It sounds to me, though, that the pan is not bonded/supported in...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-16-2022, 12:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 166
Posted By John Bridge
The shower base would go in first and the backer...

The shower base would go in first and the backer board brought down to it. My problem is how to make everything waterproof without getting a mess around the edge of the shower floor.

If you bought...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-14-2022, 09:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 166
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Matt, :) I've never run into a situation...

Hi Matt, :)

I've never run into a situation where the backer board goes behind the receptor, and I certainly wouldn't do it. Maybe you can steer us onto exactly which receptor you bought, give us...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-05-2022, 01:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 317
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Jake, :) We have a short article on...

Hi Jake, :)

We have a short article on making deck mud from sand topping mix: https://www.johnbridge.com/how-to/deck-mud/
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-28-2022, 12:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 171
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Gregory, :) The color looks a little off,...

Hi Gregory, :)

The color looks a little off, but they could be Saltillo tiles of some sort. They come out of Mexico. Try googling places where they are sold near you.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-28-2022, 12:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 392
Posted By John Bridge
Local codes rule. :) Sweet talk an inspector and...

Local codes rule. :) Sweet talk an inspector and good things can happen.
Forum: The Mud Box 04-27-2022, 09:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,469
Posted By John Bridge
Humbling. :)

Humbling. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-22-2022, 12:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Jean, :) I would grout it solid. Backer...

Hi Jean, :)

I would grout it solid. Backer rod is definitely for something that's flexible. :)
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 04-08-2022, 10:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 400
Posted By John Bridge
Unfortunately, marble is affected by just about...

Unfortunately, marble is affected by just about everything under the sun. I second the neutral cleaner suggestion. If that doesn't do anything, I would suggest bringing in a pro.
Forum: The Mud Box 04-08-2022, 10:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,469
Posted By John Bridge
I have run into Trask and Rogue sever times in...

I have run into Trask and Rogue sever times in several places. Father is bringing up son in a proper manner as far as I can tell. I've seen Rogue at all the parties I've attended. :D
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-07-2022, 10:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Ed, :) Don't know anything about that...

Hi Ed, :)

Don't know anything about that cutter, but most of the tool companies are going with the single bar because they seem to work better than the two bar cutters. To me the single bar...
Forum: The Mud Box 04-07-2022, 10:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,469
Posted By John Bridge
First pic is of Mark Shannon of Crossville Tile....

First pic is of Mark Shannon of Crossville Tile. I've known him a long time.

Next one is in the QEP (tools) booth. Ivan was with Ruby tools for as long as I've known him (many years, and he's just...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-01-2022, 06:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,386
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Brian, welcome aboard. :) Everything you...

Hi Brian, welcome aboard. :)

Everything you propose doing sounds fine. You won't be able to sit on your bench, though. It'll work as a foot rest and a place to put the shampoo bottle. ;)

I...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 04-01-2022, 06:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By John Bridge
Well, I don't know, but back when I was doing...

Well, I don't know, but back when I was doing quite a bit of Saltillo I routinely hired a finisher to do the sealing. He used Acrylic products.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-01-2022, 05:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 530
Posted By John Bridge
I'm pretty much a mud man. I know back in the day...

I'm pretty much a mud man. I know back in the day we would sometimes sprinkle baking soda in the mud on a mud board to set it up quicker. I know it weakens the mortar. :)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-01-2022, 05:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 398
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Tom, :) I've always tried to pay people...

Hi Tom, :)

I've always tried to pay people what they're worth. I don't think there is any type of non-union scale. You get a good setter who can make you some money you want to pay him well. And...
Forum: The Mud Box 04-01-2022, 05:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,469
Posted By John Bridge
I know the regulars will be there. I'm looking...

I know the regulars will be there. I'm looking for new blood. ;)

We are in Kingman, AZ. A hundred miles to Vagas in the morning.
Forum: The Mud Box 03-29-2022, 02:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,469
Posted By John Bridge
Janie and I are leaving in the moring with the...

Janie and I are leaving in the moring with the travel trailer heading for Vegas. I can't believe Jim is the only other guy attending. ;)
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 03-29-2022, 02:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Posted By John Bridge
Aqua-mix from Lowe's or Home Depot. Miricle...

Aqua-mix from Lowe's or Home Depot. Miricle Sealants are also good . . . Same places sell them. :)
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 03-29-2022, 02:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Jim, :) Got my hands onto quite a bit of...

Hi Jim, :)

Got my hands onto quite a bit of Saltillo tile back in the day. I would use something like Thompson's water seal for the first coat or two. Otherwise, that stuff will drink your top...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 03-28-2022, 02:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Posted By John Bridge
Hi, :) Got a nick name? There are lots of...

Hi, :) Got a nick name?

There are lots of good grouts, but there is only one sure way to maintain a shower and keep it looking new. Towel dry the shower after each use . . . every time, every day....
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-28-2022, 02:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 530
Posted By John Bridge
Mapei for one has fast drying grouts.

Mapei for one has fast drying grouts.
Forum: The Mud Box 03-28-2022, 02:08 PM
Replies: 5,645
Views: 590,294
Posted By John Bridge
The glaciers that were near the roadways and the...

The glaciers that were near the roadways and the ocean when I was in Alaska in 1959 were barely visible from those same vantage points when I last visited in 2011. Global warming is reality. What is...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-26-2022, 08:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 530
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Bob. :) We'll help you if you help us,...

Hi Bob. :)

We'll help you if you help us, but you've got to participate. If you're just here to announce your business, well . . . :)
Forum: The Mud Box 03-26-2022, 07:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,469
Posted By John Bridge
Looking forward to it, Jim. :) Also at...

Looking forward to it, Jim. :)

Also at Coverings this year, the National Tile Contractors Assn. (NTCA) is celebrating its 75th year anniversary.
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