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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-07-2011, 04:07 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,735
Rhadley you were correct. A Lumber mill 2 x 12 is...

Rhadley you were correct. A Lumber mill 2 x 12 is anywhere from 11 inches to 11 7/16. Pressure treated is sometimes up to 11 5/8.
Average size is 11 5/16 .
Except in some older homes or home made...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-07-2011, 11:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,687
First tile job I did was with Super flex. ...

First tile job I did was with Super flex. Builder I subbed carpentry from asked me to do 800 feet of porcelain tile in a home his daughter bought.
The kitchen and dining room had 30 year old 12 x...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-06-2011, 08:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,892
Isaac I don't know if they were using rapid set...

Isaac I don't know if they were using rapid set or not. I would guess they did, since their grout lines looked even and the whole job looked great . I looked closely because I noticed they didn't...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-05-2011, 11:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,392
If water gets past the first layer if there is no...

If water gets past the first layer if there is no sloped liner under, won't that also be a problem not known until too late ?

If the waterproofing failed, what could stop, or slow down the ...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-05-2011, 06:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,892
Staggering joints in Mosaic sheets

I've been staggering my joints when using repetitive mosaic sheets thinking there would be less chance of a sheet sticking out.
Before yesterday I'd never seen a real tile guy set mosaics .

...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-05-2011, 06:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,392
originally posted by Davy Why wouldn't it...

originally posted by Davy

Why wouldn't it dry out the same way it got in ?
I use a pan under the hydroban only as an insurance policy.
If the water proofing ever fails, the vinyl is a back...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-03-2011, 04:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,318
I would pull up the OSB and replace it with...

I would pull up the OSB and replace it with plywood
instead of taking back the thin set.
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 11-02-2011, 08:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,360
Mike , I don't know if these were partial or...

Mike , I don't know if these were partial or impartial tests.

http://www.tilecleaning.org/grout-sealant-review-procedure.htm
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-02-2011, 05:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,411
Dan , Looks like that shower stub is right at 7'...

Dan , Looks like that shower stub is right at 7' ?
A tall person will be splashing water on the drywall,
especially if they are bald .
You could use durock instead of drywall above, and skim
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-31-2011, 07:28 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,314
Homes are built different around the country. ...

Homes are built different around the country.
I've done my share of drywall patching in the past but 90% was the ceiling below the flat shower pan above.
The homes I work on have the ice...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-31-2011, 06:11 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,314
Matter of fact ,Yes excepting when they are...

Matter of fact ,Yes excepting when they are covered in wood. Wherever there are water lines.
If I built new homes it would be different. I'd be doing what I had to do to compete.
As my...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-31-2011, 05:57 PM
Replies: 21,824
Views: 4,758,888
Brian that plank looks a lot like our 3/4 "...

Brian that plank looks a lot like our 3/4 " cherry tongue and groove .

Impressive looking grout lines.
I've heard of gluing wood floors to concrete .
Never seemed like a good idea to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-31-2011, 05:30 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,314
With durock and plumbing leaks , once the leak is...

With durock and plumbing leaks , once the leak is fixed the durock will dry out long before studs turn to mush . Green Drywall turns to mush as soon as it's saturated .

Pressure tests are...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-30-2011, 06:04 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,314
After looking at Tracy's utube leak I'm convinced...

After looking at Tracy's utube leak I'm convinced to continue not installing tile on drywall in any area with plumbing pipes behind ,no matter what color the drywall happens to be.
On a different...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-30-2011, 12:32 PM
Replies: 1,833
Views: 664,511
Shaughnn, I couldn't help but notice your grout...

Shaughnn, I couldn't help but notice your grout lines are more accurate than sheet tile I've seen.
You just reminded me of an old contractor friend who's license plate reads YES WAY
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-30-2011, 11:59 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,314
Tracy , I only hobby in tile but I've done a lot...

Tracy , I only hobby in tile but I've done a lot of roofing . It's best not to count on caulking or membranes to stop gap leaks .
I fir out my stud walls above tub so durock goes over tub flange...
Forum: The Mud Box 10-29-2011, 10:24 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 7,568
Spent six hours today ,cutting out existing 60...

Spent six hours today ,cutting out existing 60 year old tile down to the mud ,on both sides of a shower jamb. Tile inside bath dry area adjoining the cut out tile was original, with rounded over...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-29-2011, 09:46 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,989
Fast & easy method for small rooms .Map your room...

Fast & easy method for small rooms .Map your room dimensions out , lay your tile on a larger floor, lay straight edges on the tile representing the shape of your floor , once you have your straight...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-27-2011, 07:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,330
Jill, what kind of water repellent do you use on...

Jill, what kind of water repellent do you use on your mosaic floors ?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-27-2011, 05:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 16,369
Thanks for the clarification Bob. After...

Thanks for the clarification Bob.
After reading Randy's post where he took out
a great looking job because of function , I'm going to
steer away from tile on counter tops unless I'm using
2...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-26-2011, 08:47 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,329
Kimmi , I'm not a tile contractor but I am a...

Kimmi , I'm not a tile contractor but I am a homeowner.
I wouldn't give 50% down unless I was
paying directly to the lumber yard or other supplier, for materials delivered to my home.
If you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-26-2011, 05:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 16,369
John , I noticed you mentioned plywood under...

John , I noticed you mentioned plywood under granite . I've never set any granite but I have set lots of cabinets .
Most granite guys around here are particular about having straight edge flat...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-26-2011, 05:23 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 17,640
What they said. Every time a customer...

What they said.

Every time a customer tells me to pick the grout color I ask one of the lady decorators at the tile shop.

Works every time.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-26-2011, 05:20 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 36,376
Paul, I use a Schluter Ditra trowel. 11/64 x...

Paul, I use a Schluter Ditra trowel. 11/64 x 11/64. First time I used Ditra I bought it a tile shop where the real tile guys go. It was 20 bucks. It looks better made than a ten dollar trowel made...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-25-2011, 10:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,147
For close to the same price Fein 250 is a heavy...

For close to the same price Fein 250 is a heavy duty multi use tool with a wide range of uses from trimming casings to polishing rocks , hub caps , or silver.
Easy to cut as little as a 1/16...
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