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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 07:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 84
Posted By Davy
I can see the pics fine but don't like what I...

I can see the pics fine but don't like what I see. I'll echo what Cx said. There's no way I would let them set tile on what you have there. I'd put a halt to this shower.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 06:33 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,253
Posted By Davy
Since the tiles are mosaics, use the 1/4 x 1/4...

Since the tiles are mosaics, use the 1/4 x 1/4 notch. If the tiles were say 12x12 or 16 x 16, then I'd lean towards the 3/8 notch.
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing Today, 08:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 249
Posted By Davy
Hi Pat, welcome. As far as I know, we only have a...

Hi Pat, welcome. As far as I know, we only have a few folks here on the forum that have sealed Saltillo, and even less that have stripped and cleaned it. I would want someone that has experience in...
Forum: The Mud Box Yesterday, 07:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 342
Posted By Davy
Happy Birthday, Dan. You're still a youngster....

Happy Birthday, Dan. You're still a youngster. :aparty2:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-05-2021, 05:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 213
Posted By Davy
Hi Jeff. You definitely want the perimeter of...

Hi Jeff. You definitely want the perimeter of your shower level but lets get a couple things clear first.
1. Are you still building a Kerdi shower?
2. What type of drain do you have?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-01-2021, 06:54 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,350
Posted By Davy
Hi Scott. 5 to 1 mix is what we've used for as...

Hi Scott. 5 to 1 mix is what we've used for as long as I can remember. It's easy to work with and will get plenty hard. Don't expect it to get as hard as your driveway because it won't. But, your...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-31-2021, 04:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By Davy
I have to agree with Kevin, Dan and John.

I have to agree with Kevin, Dan and John.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-31-2021, 04:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 398
Posted By Davy
I'd use the Flexcolor before the Fusion.

I'd use the Flexcolor before the Fusion.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-30-2021, 07:46 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,350
Posted By Davy
Back in posts 32 and 33 he shows the studs...

Back in posts 32 and 33 he shows the studs notched. Not sure if the studs at the curb are notched enough for the folds.

I agree that it's best to have large pieces of cement board on the lower...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-30-2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 455
Posted By Davy
Yep, me too. :)

Yep, me too. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-30-2021, 07:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 396
Posted By Davy
The waterproofing (Kerdi) that's on top of the...

The waterproofing (Kerdi) that's on top of the curb should have pitch towards the drain.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-30-2021, 07:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 694
Posted By Davy
I'll be working till I die and I'll probably...

I'll be working till I die and I'll probably still try after that. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-30-2021, 06:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 455
Posted By Davy
Snets, I wasn't trying to shoot your answers down...

Snets, I wasn't trying to shoot your answers down but the non-sag would be helpful. He could even use mastic behind the porcelain tiles, it's non sag too. And, the new Polyblend doesn't act right to...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-30-2021, 06:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 429
Posted By Davy
Lou, you almost make it sound like this is one of...

Lou, you almost make it sound like this is one of your installations. You're the expert, tell the homeowner what needs to be done and that's the only way you'll do it. Don't be afraid to walk away....
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-30-2021, 06:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,042
Posted By Davy
Most of my work is for repeat customers but I...

Most of my work is for repeat customers but I recently did a job for a new customer. He waited 4 months for me to get to his job and as we were talking when I went to look at his job, he mentioned...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-30-2021, 05:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 819
Posted By Davy
Hi Buck, welcome. I see nothing wrong with the...

Hi Buck, welcome. I see nothing wrong with the way you miter the tiles. Whatever it takes to make it look good.

Maybe I don't understand exactly what you're talking about. It might depend on where...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-30-2021, 05:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 225
Posted By Davy
Hi Rosa, if you have experience, you'll pretty...

Hi Rosa, if you have experience, you'll pretty much know how long a project will take. These days it's hard to have a set price per sq ft for any given type of tile. Each job has it's own set of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-29-2021, 06:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 535
Posted By Davy
My go to grout is Prism. I find it easiest to...

My go to grout is Prism. I find it easiest to work with.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-28-2021, 11:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 455
Posted By Davy
I would still do a test board just to make sure...

I would still do a test board just to make sure you're happy with it. I'd also want the tiles to be glazed, I think it would be easier to install and keep clean.

I would probably use white Prolite...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-28-2021, 11:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 125
Posted By Davy
Just looking at what you have, there might be...

Just looking at what you have, there might be plywood under the tiles with cement board over it. I never like the idea of any wood in places like that. I find that it holds up much better if the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-28-2021, 11:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 396
Posted By Davy
I'm with Dan, replacing the grout won't fix the...

I'm with Dan, replacing the grout won't fix the standing water problem. This is one of the problems we find with the surface applied membranes, it's nearly impossible to do small repairs without...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-28-2021, 11:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 694
Posted By Davy
Rigo, take care of yourself, be safe.

Rigo, take care of yourself, be safe.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-28-2021, 11:03 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,350
Posted By Davy
Like Cx said, you want the test ball or stopper...

Like Cx said, you want the test ball or stopper to go down into the riser pipe which is down below the drain.

On the curb, just wanted to make sure you understand that the lath needs to be one...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-28-2021, 10:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 694
Posted By Davy
Another vote for the variable speed Makita...

Another vote for the variable speed Makita grinder. I have several of them and very seldom ever run it full speed. It's handy to be able to slow it down.

I have worn out a couple of chipping...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-28-2021, 11:38 AM
Replies: 680
Views: 159,849
Posted By Davy
Lou, where did you order your parts from? I still...

Lou, where did you order your parts from? I still have a crippled DeWalt D24000 sitting on my pool table. My wife is telling me it needs to find a new home, like in my truck. :)
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