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Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing Today, 06:50 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Davy
A penetrating sealer won't peel off like a sealed...

A penetrating sealer won't peel off like a sealed piece of wood would do. It's designed to stop food stains and to allow the surface to breathe.

I think damage from the acid depends on how strong...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 06:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 93
Posted By Davy
A tile saw is kinda like a cement mixer that gets...

A tile saw is kinda like a cement mixer that gets pulled behind a truck, it gets more abuse when it's not being used. A tile saw in the back of a truck (like mine) can look bad pretty fast. I do keep...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-19-2020, 08:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 243
Posted By Davy
Don't forget to protect the weep holes with...

Don't forget to protect the weep holes with gravel. Doesn't sound like it was done the first time.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-19-2020, 07:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 920
Posted By Davy
I didn't read your whole thread again, Dan but I...

I didn't read your whole thread again, Dan but I wonder how flat the concrete blocks are you'll be setting against. Maybe this has been addressed.

Also, The MDF I was talking about is the 1x4 or...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-19-2020, 07:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 198
Posted By Davy
I agree with the others, make a test board....

I agree with the others, make a test board. Scratching the tiles is usually not a problem but it's good to make sure with all the crappy tiles we get these days.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-19-2020, 07:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 131
Posted By Davy
I would take the Hardi down and rip long 1/8-3/16...

I would take the Hardi down and rip long 1/8-3/16 shims to nail to the stud. I would also add screws on the sheetrock/paint side to make sure it's tight against the studs. While you're doing that you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-19-2020, 01:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 600
Posted By Davy
You might wet the white cushion left over from...

You might wet the white cushion left over from the vinyl. That might make it easier to come up. Wet a small area with a wet sponge and let it soak in 10 minutes or so.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-19-2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 243
Posted By Davy
If someone steps on the top section that has the...

If someone steps on the top section that has the grate before the floor is mudded, it can strip the threads. I've always been able to get the top section back on straight but it can be a pain.

One...
Forum: The Mud Box 01-19-2020, 07:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 393
Posted By Davy
I've worked in several houses in the past that...

I've worked in several houses in the past that had 2 utility rooms, 1 upstairs and another down. Upstairs, a watertight box was built with a pan liner for the washer and dryer, just like a shower...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-19-2020, 04:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 327
Posted By Davy
If your only nailing into a 1/4 inch of the stud,...

If your only nailing into a 1/4 inch of the stud, add another stud. If a full stud won't fit in, use a 1x4 instead. Adding blocks across the top certainly wouldn't hurt anything. I'd even add...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-18-2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 600
Posted By Davy
:tup1: Thanks, we appreciate the help. :)

:tup1: Thanks, we appreciate the help. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-18-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 600
Posted By Davy
Antonio, welcome aboard. It's probably best to...

Antonio, welcome aboard. It's probably best to start your own thread if you have any questions. :)

Doug, you can do minor leveling with thinset as you install, especially on a bath floor. If you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-18-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 744
Posted By Davy
I've used the paint on membranes on probably a...

I've used the paint on membranes on probably a dozen curbless showers and use the fabric also. I apply the fabric in the second coat and it really seems thick enough. I then add two more coats,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-18-2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,224
Posted By Davy
Of course you'll have maintenance no matter which...

Of course you'll have maintenance no matter which tile you use but the more textured tiles may need maintained a little more often, depending on just how rough the surface is. That said, use what you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-18-2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 198
Posted By Davy
Hi Jim, welcome. I'll give you my opinions and...

Hi Jim, welcome. I'll give you my opinions and others will come along.

1. I've used Spectralock many times, even the bright white and have never noticed or had any complaints of it turning yellow....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-18-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 153
Posted By Davy
Here's a shower that had cement board behind the...

Here's a shower that had cement board behind the tiles with no moisture barrier. Hardi won't stop the water any faster. You can see the black mold in the green board. All the studs on the bottom half...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-18-2020, 08:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 153
Posted By Davy
I believe the first place you'll have problems is...

I believe the first place you'll have problems is in the niche and window. Those horizontal surfaces will catch a lot of water. How are those built, just Hardiboard screwed to the wood framing? By...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-18-2020, 02:36 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,118
Posted By Davy
It's looking good. I would cover the floor good...

It's looking good. I would cover the floor good when grouting the walls.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-18-2020, 02:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 153
Posted By Davy
If there is a shower head, what type of moisture...

If there is a shower head, what type of moisture barrier was used behind the tiles?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-18-2020, 02:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 744
Posted By Davy
Most of the time you can find all the plumbing...

Most of the time you can find all the plumbing parts you need at the big box stores or from a plumbing supply. I would wait to see what I need first to keep from buying more things than I need.

I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-17-2020, 08:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 463
Posted By Davy
What Mike said. I'd keep looking, Tim.

What Mike said. I'd keep looking, Tim.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-17-2020, 08:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 469
Posted By Davy
Adding roofing felt under the first 2x4 is a good...

Adding roofing felt under the first 2x4 is a good idea even though I usually don't do it. I anchor the bottom board using several Tap-con screws and also add screws into the jamb. Then add more 2x4's...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-17-2020, 08:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 207
Posted By Davy
Nothing wrong with going over the old tile,...

Nothing wrong with going over the old tile, especially if the added height helps you out. I would use a primer first, Customs makes one you can get for Home Depot, here's a link....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-17-2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 411
Posted By Davy
If you expect the tile contractor to stand behind...

If you expect the tile contractor to stand behind his work, let him put down an anti-fracture membrane like he wants to.

When I bid a job over a slab, I automatically figure in a membrane to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-17-2020, 07:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 744
Posted By Davy
I usually don't drill a bunch of holes but you...

I usually don't drill a bunch of holes but you can if you want. I just start hammering away. I like starting at the drain and go from there. Once you get a hole started, just keep making it bigger. ...
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