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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 08:10 PM
Replies: 22
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Posted By Davy
Josie, have you got an answer to CX's question in...

Josie, have you got an answer to CX's question in post 18?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 07:49 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,919
Posted By Davy
You can do it either way but since the cuts don't...

You can do it either way but since the cuts don't line up very well, I'd probably run the tub skirt tiles over on top of the floor tiles.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 01:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 258
Posted By Davy
CX, a few years ago on this very forum, okay,...

CX, a few years ago on this very forum, okay, maybe 10 years ago, we had a contractor that had problems with rodents chewing thru pex. He said that the mice would try to get from the attic to the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 12:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 597
Posted By Davy
Prism is cement based and considered a fast...

Prism is cement based and considered a fast setting grout. It will firm up in the joint if given a few minutes before washing. I find it very easy to work with and I have no problem keeping my joints...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing Yesterday, 09:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 149
Posted By Davy
How thick are the tiles? They look similar to the...

How thick are the tiles? They look similar to the old terrazzo 12x12 we used to install. Seems like those were 3/4- 1 inch thick.

If it is Terrazzo, you may have to replace the worse tiles and if...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-16-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 597
Posted By Davy
What grout was used on this floor? It's hard to...

What grout was used on this floor? It's hard to tell but other than the one corner tile, the grout job may be the worse part. It's always tough when the light comes in at an angle like that.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-16-2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 941
Posted By Davy
If it seems to erode on the surface, skim coat it...

If it seems to erode on the surface, skim coat it with thinset. That'll make the surface harder.

45 minutes ain't bad at all.:tup1:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-15-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 497
Posted By Davy
Glad it worked out, Josie. If the thinset would...

Glad it worked out, Josie. If the thinset would have bonded to the plywood, it wouldn't have busted out so easily. Most likely he just poured the thinset over the floor as if it were SLC.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-13-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 497
Posted By Davy
I agree that you may lose the wire but it sure is...

I agree that you may lose the wire but it sure is worth trying to save it. Thinset can be fairly brittle when installed like that. I would lightly beat on the thinset staying away from the wires if...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-12-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,728
Posted By Davy
I can't say about the screws, maybe someone else...

I can't say about the screws, maybe someone else can.

If you can keep the stagger to within 1/3rd then that'll help a lot to avoid excessive lippage. Also, getting the walls as flat as possible...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-12-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 941
Posted By Davy
That reminds me, I need to put more band-aids in...

That reminds me, I need to put more band-aids in my truck. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-12-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 289
Posted By Davy
If the old mud you're sticking to is rough then...

If the old mud you're sticking to is rough then the new coat will grab hold. If the old mud is smooth then use a skim coat of thinset just before troweling your new mud on the wall.

The Qwikrete...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-12-2019, 06:48 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,919
Posted By Davy
You may need to add blocking between the joists,...

You may need to add blocking between the joists, then nail or screw the plywood back down.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-12-2019, 06:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 959
Posted By Davy
Wring out the sponge well and you won't make a...

Wring out the sponge well and you won't make a mess at all.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-11-2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 941
Posted By Davy
If the little feet on the bottom of the drain are...

If the little feet on the bottom of the drain are resting on the plywood, the preslope mud will be close to 3/4 thick at the drain. Since you're adding 1/4 inch per ft pitch, the mud should be 1 1/4...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-11-2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 289
Posted By Davy
This is when a two coat mud bed helps out. The...

This is when a two coat mud bed helps out. The scratch coat helps firm up the mud behind your sticks. You still have to be careful not to push too hard on your sticks but with a single coat bed, the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-11-2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,919
Posted By Davy
I normally get my drain first, then figure out...

I normally get my drain first, then figure out where the riser pipe needs to be cut off. I assume you'll be using a Kerdi drain.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-11-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 959
Posted By Davy
I keep a sponge and bucket of water handy as I...

I keep a sponge and bucket of water handy as I install the tiles. Keep the thinset wiped down low enough that's it's not a problem.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-11-2019, 06:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 941
Posted By Davy
There shouldn't be any cement board on the face...

There shouldn't be any cement board on the face of the curb or on the bottom portion of the jamb. The preslope and liner need to go in next. 1/2 inch is plenty room for the liner, lath and mud.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-10-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 78
Posted By Davy
I'd use mud for both areas. Wall mud on the face...

I'd use mud for both areas. Wall mud on the face and deck mud for the hearth. For the face, I usually set 1x4 boards around the inside of the firebox and use them as screeds. Cut the side boards to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-10-2019, 09:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 289
Posted By Davy
I'm proud of my float strips. No way I'm leaving...

I'm proud of my float strips. No way I'm leaving them in.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-10-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 289
Posted By Davy
I don't see how you could incorporate cement...

I don't see how you could incorporate cement board in this. I would piece it in with chunks of brick and fat mud like the others said. It will take 2 or 3 applications and you can use thinset as a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-10-2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,821
Posted By Davy
You might look into Latapoxy 300, made by...

You might look into Latapoxy 300, made by Laticrete. I'm sure Customs and Mapei has epoxy adhesives also.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-10-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,539
Posted By Davy
Once it's set, I'll go over it with a rub stone...

Once it's set, I'll go over it with a rub stone and vacuum and check to see if it's enough. I also have a 10 inch putty knife for this to make the pitch more gradual if I need to.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-10-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 532
Posted By Davy
Same as Justin. My two coat mudded pony walls are...

Same as Justin. My two coat mudded pony walls are very stiff. I make sure the lath is wrapped thru the corners and I also brace the top of the wall with a 2x4 until I'm finished.
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