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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 03:10 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By speed51133
While this is NOT an approved method of...

While this is NOT an approved method of determining if it is acceptable, it is what I use.

How much did it all cost? If you went with the cheapest bid and cost was the motivating factor, looks...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 03:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 39
Posted By speed51133
Looks like there is allot going on under the...

Looks like there is allot going on under the tile. Tile and grout doesn't just "crack" from age. Something under it physically moved. Movement can come from either the house structure moving (which...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 02:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 39
Posted By speed51133
No way in hell that is cosmetic. Also, no way in...

No way in hell that is cosmetic. Also, no way in hell to "fix it". You need to demo that shower to the studs and plywood, and maybe even demo the studs and plywood depending what you find.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout Today, 10:44 AM
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Posted By speed51133
Chris, What kind of tile is that??? The edges...

Chris,
What kind of tile is that??? The edges look finished on them.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-20-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 136
Posted By speed51133
sand off the paint, tile to the drywall

sand off the paint, tile to the drywall
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-20-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 202
Posted By speed51133
i also assumed he meant hydraulic cement patch,...

i also assumed he meant hydraulic cement patch, probably in an area with cracks....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-19-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,139
Posted By speed51133
the flange should be resting on top of the...

the flange should be resting on top of the finished flooring. You typically secure the flange to the flooring through the tile/subfloor/slab.

I don't understand why you can't do that. From...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-19-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 371
Posted By speed51133
you can buy bags of masonry grout at home depot. ...

you can buy bags of masonry grout at home depot.
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Quikrete-50-lb-Non-Shrink-Precision-Grout-158500/100318529
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-19-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,139
Posted By speed51133
correct, sorry if i confused you. you can...

correct, sorry if i confused you.

you can put more blocking under there to give you something to screw the closet flange on, but it really doesnt look like you need it.

what toilet do you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-19-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,139
Posted By speed51133
I am having a hard time understanding what you...

I am having a hard time understanding what you are describing. Can you post a picture??

The toilet doesn't really get bolted to the floor by the closet flange. It only holds it to the drain pipe....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-15-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 371
Posted By speed51133
I think that's more of a tuck pointing job with...

I think that's more of a tuck pointing job with masonry mortar. But wait for a pro to comment. I just don't think tile grout is the right choice
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-15-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 143
Posted By speed51133
Redgard is a specific name (trademark) for a...

Redgard is a specific name (trademark) for a product made by Custom Building Products....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-15-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By speed51133
all walls are tiled with the 2ftx4ft tile. in the...

all walls are tiled with the 2ftx4ft tile. in the shower, out of the shower the same.

your calcs are about correct, minus the door to get in/out of the bathroom and a bay window. the window has...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-15-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By speed51133
Can I get a sanity check for a price quote?

I am helping my parents remodel their 10ft x 12ft floor with 8ft ceiling master bath.

I am demo-ing out everything down to studs and plywood. I am also locating all the plumbing drains/supplies...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-15-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 371
Posted By speed51133
I would not waste time with a sealer. In your...

I would not waste time with a sealer. In your application, it will not do a thing.

I also would not use fusion or any other premix grout for an outdoor application like that.

Those are some...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-13-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 343
Posted By speed51133
is the crown wood or tile? any pics of what it...

is the crown wood or tile? any pics of what it looks like?

get a bigger crown?

https://www.wholetiles.com/categories/26/Molding-Collection-Natural-Stone-Tile.aspx

if tile/stone crown, you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-13-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 187
Posted By speed51133
my house has engineered trusses with like 20in...

my house has engineered trusses with like 20in spacing.

The hvac guy cut through many strongbacks to run the venting....

The floor was like a trampoline until I repaired them. Too bad your...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-13-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 465
Posted By speed51133
pools use all sorts of chemicals. many of which...

pools use all sorts of chemicals. many of which have a wide range of PH.

that is a bad combination for limestone.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-13-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 906
Posted By speed51133
when you tightened on the drain, you mentioned it...

when you tightened on the drain, you mentioned it tore into the redgard. If the joint from the shower pan mortar to the drain has ANY cracks in the redgard, water will bypass the drain and soak the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-10-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 285
Posted By speed51133
the epoxy coatings are not really painted finish....

the epoxy coatings are not really painted finish. they are really thick with vinyl flakes. the final thickness is probably closer to 1/8in. to 1/4in this is if you have a pro do it or use pro...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-09-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 285
Posted By speed51133
garage journal is awesome. I will also add...

garage journal is awesome.

I will also add that ceramic tile belongs in showrooms, not mechanic's garages.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-09-2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 387
Posted By speed51133
I now know what a banjo countertop vanity is....

I now know what a banjo countertop vanity is....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-09-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 318
Posted By speed51133
how about set the tile so it overlaps the drywall...

how about set the tile so it overlaps the drywall transition joint. use a plane/chisel to remove some drywall on the surface of the overlap so they are in the same plane without a hump. put a...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-09-2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 465
Posted By speed51133
Acidic rain can slowly deteriorate limestone. It...

Acidic rain can slowly deteriorate limestone. It is ph sensitive. This takes decades, if not centuries though.

Be careful with any chemical cleaners.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-08-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 748
Posted By speed51133
yes

yes
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