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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-18-2009, 04:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 13,290
Posted By Rob The Glass Man
You need to get some silicone carbide sand paper....

You need to get some silicone carbide sand paper. I have a Mikata 5" disc sander I use with a stick on pad, works great! You can also use a belt sander. You could also use a diamond hand pad like the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-17-2009, 07:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,126
Posted By Rob The Glass Man
I'm going to guess that 3" is a typo. You say 3"...

I'm going to guess that 3" is a typo. You say 3" thick plywood I think it's 3/4".

I Personally NEVER tile on plywood all though some people do it, I would recommend using a CBU or Ditra, the extra...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-14-2009, 06:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,110
Posted By Rob The Glass Man
As Joe said, hire a professional for the shower...

As Joe said, hire a professional for the shower enclosure. Especially something with a half wall, this is considered a custom door and has to be made to order.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-13-2009, 08:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,657
Posted By Rob The Glass Man
As John pointed out removing the fixed panel can...

As John pointed out removing the fixed panel can be tricky. I can guide you through that part if you decide to do that. The biggest concern I have is if you start changing the height of the curb the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-12-2009, 07:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 13,625
Posted By Rob The Glass Man
Kevin, that is a great idea! I knew somebody...

Kevin, that is a great idea! I knew somebody would have some experience with this type of thing. I plan on setting all the pieces around the opening then building the door last. Great tip on the...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-11-2009, 04:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,658
Posted By Rob The Glass Man
THANKS! I got it to work!

THANKS! I got it to work!
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-11-2009, 04:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,303
Posted By Rob The Glass Man
The first thing I would do is take several tiles...

The first thing I would do is take several tiles and put them together and compare the size of each. My experience tells me that cheap surplus tiles and a lot of stuff from big box stores is not...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-11-2009, 04:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 13,625
Posted By Rob The Glass Man
Well, this is a job is a go! I started...

Well, this is a job is a go! I started backerboard this weekend. It could be a while before I get to the door because the owner wants to paint before tile goes in. I plan on setting all tile around...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-11-2009, 04:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,658
Posted By Rob The Glass Man
CX, you are right! It would take at least a few...

CX, you are right! It would take at least a few weeks for the word to get out, then people would be knocking on your door day and night!

Off topic how do you get the quote like you did above...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-11-2009, 03:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,317
Posted By Rob The Glass Man
HORSEFEATHERS! You can cut 18" diagonal with an...

HORSEFEATHERS! You can cut 18" diagonal with an MK-101, you just have to be creative. This technique works, I have done both 16" and 18" on a MK-101. I opted for the single cut down the middle and it...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-09-2009, 09:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,658
Posted By Rob The Glass Man
Actually tempered glass cannot be cut. You know...

Actually tempered glass cannot be cut. You know how a shower door or car side windows breaks, in a million little pieces? That is what will happen to tempered glass if you try and cut it. Chances are...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-09-2009, 07:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,504
Posted By Rob The Glass Man
I would go to some pawn shops or look on Craig's...

I would go to some pawn shops or look on Craig's list for a used Felker Tile Master, best saw made IMO. With the economy the way it is there are a lot of deals on tools right now.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-07-2009, 05:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 13,625
Posted By Rob The Glass Man
Well, it looks like Jim's idea may just work. I'm...

Well, it looks like Jim's idea may just work. I'm thinking of Ditra on top of the plywood since I'm not a fan of setting directly on plywood. The only thing I have to do now is figure out how it is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-05-2009, 08:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 13,625
Posted By Rob The Glass Man
Thanks Jim, that may just work. I still need to...

Thanks Jim, that may just work. I still need to do some calculating for heights and such.

Anybody else?
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-03-2009, 08:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,986
Posted By Rob The Glass Man
Thanks, appreciate the responses. I may just end...

Thanks, appreciate the responses. I may just end up getting some Versabond since it's what I'm used to working with.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-03-2009, 07:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 13,625
Posted By Rob The Glass Man
Here are some pics I snapped with my phone today....

Here are some pics I snapped with my phone today. Hopefully they will help! I've really been trying to find a solution and am still at a loss for something that will hold up. It's about 3x3 The...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-03-2009, 10:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,986
Posted By Rob The Glass Man
Ultraflex vs Versabond

I am helping a relative with a tile job and I told them to get a "modified" thinset. They got Ultraflex 1, is this adequate for 18x18 porcelain over hardibacker?

I usually use Versabond so I'm...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-30-2009, 06:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 13,625
Posted By Rob The Glass Man
Thanks for the ideas. I will try and get...

Thanks for the ideas.

I will try and get some pics of this posted, it is an existing situation so I'm pretty much stuck with what I have to work with. The furnace is also located in the crawler...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-27-2009, 05:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 13,625
Posted By Rob The Glass Man
Crawl Space Access Door?

What does everyone feel is the best way to finish a tile floor where an access hatch MUST be left for a crawlspace below?

First thought was to relocate to a closet, upon further investigation this...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-09-2008, 11:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,486
Posted By Rob The Glass Man
Are you sure it's particle board and not OSB? ...

Are you sure it's particle board and not OSB? Don't think I've never seen particle board used for sub flooring around here. But then again I've lived in CO all my life and we tend to do things a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-22-2008, 09:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 9,948
Posted By Rob The Glass Man
The only time I've ever seen a piece of slab cut...

The only time I've ever seen a piece of slab cut in place the guy used a Skil 77 with a water hookup and diamond blade. He cut it as close to the wall as he could then used a grinder to finish.

I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-22-2008, 10:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 9,948
Posted By Rob The Glass Man
You really need to wet cut this. Silestone is...

You really need to wet cut this. Silestone is made up of 93% quartz if I remember correctly. After cutting you will need to polish it too. If there is a fridge going there you may be good leaving the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-18-2008, 06:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,661
Posted By Rob The Glass Man
Plumb walls and a level pan will help make the...

Plumb walls and a level pan will help make the the install easier.

Make sure you have solid wood to screw in to. This is not important on the tub, but on the shower it is almost necessary. Just...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-16-2008, 10:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,689
Posted By Rob The Glass Man
Nice job Star, looks great! FWIW you can...

Nice job Star, looks great!


FWIW you can make a "Frameless" door seal very well. There are a lot of options available to make them very good candidates for steam showers. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-11-2008, 10:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,114
Posted By Rob The Glass Man
Thanks, I'm going to pick one up in the AM and...

Thanks, I'm going to pick one up in the AM and give it a whirl.

Rob
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