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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 02:36 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,725
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 Today, 02:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 58
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 Today, 02:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 511
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 Yesterday, 08:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 325
Posted By Davy
What Mike said. I'd keep looking, Tim.

What Mike said. I'd keep looking, Tim.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 08:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 318
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 Yesterday, 08:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 116
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 Yesterday, 08:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 358
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 Yesterday, 07:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 511
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. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 07:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 610
Posted By Davy
Your studs look to be 24 inches OC. I would add...

Your studs look to be 24 inches OC. I would add some studs or at least some horizontal blocking to give you more to nail/screw to.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-16-2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 358
Posted By Davy
Will your contractor guarantee your slab won't...

Will your contractor guarantee your slab won't crack? I doubt it. I would use an anti-fracture membrane of some sort over the whole slab.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-16-2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 511
Posted By Davy
Yeah, to get started, bust a hole 14-16 inches in...

Yeah, to get started, bust a hole 14-16 inches in diameter to work on that drain.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-16-2020, 08:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 511
Posted By Davy
What Dan said. Also, that drain will need to be...

What Dan said. Also, that drain will need to be replaced. I don't see any weep holes in that old drain and could be why you had a damp smell in there. You mentioned using Kerdi, if you do then using...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-16-2020, 08:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 144
Posted By Davy
Yep, what Mike said. Your floor doesn't...

Yep, what Mike said. Your floor doesn't necessarily need to be level but you do want to get it as flat as you can. I have used thinset for this although they do make fillers and levelers made just...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-15-2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,577
Posted By Davy
My water hose is connected every day so I wash it...

My water hose is connected every day so I wash it into the grass most of the time. If there's a lot of sludge, I'll dump the water off the top and scrape out the sludge into an old bucket. I'll...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2020, 08:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 533
Posted By Davy
It's hard to butter up small tiles, get the pitch...

It's hard to butter up small tiles, get the pitch on the floor like you want it before setting your tiles.

You can do it either way
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2020, 06:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 225
Posted By Davy
That's what I would do. Pie shape pieces of...

That's what I would do. Pie shape pieces of bullnose and cut the field tiles into it.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-14-2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 98
Posted By Davy
Yeah, Cx,. I was saving that for my next post. :)

Yeah, Cx,. I was saving that for my next post. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-14-2020, 07:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 98
Posted By Davy
How wide is the crack? Do you see any wire...

How wide is the crack?

Do you see any wire lath?

Have you had some major settling that would cause this crack?

Can you post a picture?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-13-2020, 06:11 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 6,689
Posted By Davy
I think all Prism is fast setting. I didn't know...

I think all Prism is fast setting. I didn't know that for a long time, it acts like any other cement based grout to me although I did notice that it gets hard in a couple hours.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-13-2020, 01:18 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 6,689
Posted By Davy
I use Prism on nearly every job and I've never...

I use Prism on nearly every job and I've never had it get rock hard in 30 minutes, even in the summer. It will get hard in a couple hours but it's not a problem because I never mix a whole bag at a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-12-2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 318
Posted By Davy
In my opinion, the best way is to drill holes...

In my opinion, the best way is to drill holes into the edge of the concrete and try to slide a few sticks of rebar across. I don't do that every time but I do use thinset on the edge of the concrete...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-12-2020, 03:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 387
Posted By Davy
I agree with the others. We've had a few DIY'ers...

I agree with the others. We've had a few DIY'ers here on the forum that are the same way. They try to talk us into telling them what they want to hear and that the way they plan to build their shower...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-12-2020, 10:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 712
Posted By Davy
The 1x4 or 1x6 MDF Dan mentioned comes in 10 ft...

The 1x4 or 1x6 MDF Dan mentioned comes in 10 ft lengths and works well for a ledger board. Tap-con screws placed every couple ft will hold it in place. I would set the ledger board so that I have...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-11-2020, 10:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 219
Posted By Davy
Modified thinset directly to the slab would set...

Modified thinset directly to the slab would set faster and 48 hours might be long enough. Not sure if 48 is enough with modified thinset between Hydroban and porcelain.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-10-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 292
Posted By Davy
Thanks, Terra. It was a pleasure doing your tile...

Thanks, Terra. It was a pleasure doing your tile work. I'm sorry it took so long to get to it but glad it all worked out in the end. :)
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