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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-04-2022, 11:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 314
Posted By Snets
If you use the right size trowel for your tiles,...

If you use the right size trowel for your tiles, you need not worry about the Thin-set mortar oozing. How thick are your tiles? You should achieve full mortar coverage for a floor tile. I'd...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-04-2022, 11:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,831
Posted By Snets
Got all of the grout done today, I am now a big...

Got all of the grout done today, I am now a big fan of Prism grout. It is totally predictable and let's you know when it is ready for sponging - IF you understand its timeline - all in my opinion....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-01-2022, 06:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 166
Posted By Snets
Built With Foam...

Built With Foam (https://builtwithfoam.com/product/rectangular-shower-bases/) will make an envelope foam tray. I've not used this company but I have heard of these custom foam trays here in the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-29-2022, 09:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,831
Posted By Snets
You lost me on that one (Martha), maybe I'm too...

You lost me on that one (Martha), maybe I'm too young? :gerg: LOL!

Last tile set today. Lots of Prism grout in my future, finished the big wall with grout today, went well.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-29-2022, 09:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 378
Posted By Snets
Yep, tile, grout, silicone - not part of...

Yep, tile, grout, silicone - not part of waterproofing. Silicone is prescribed by the TCNA (Tile Council of North America) to be used instead of grout in changes of plane (wall to floor, for example)...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-29-2022, 07:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,831
Posted By Snets
I made a test board today. It's going to be no...

I made a test board today. It's going to be no problem, haze came right off the stones. :tup1:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-28-2022, 10:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By Snets
The aluminum Schluter profile legs that sit under...

The aluminum Schluter profile legs that sit under the tile are 1 mm thick. I have never had an issue setting them flat on a wall with no thin-set mortar behind them, then filling the quadrilateral...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-28-2022, 09:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,831
Posted By Snets
I looked up the directions for Custom's AquaMix...

I looked up the directions for Custom's AquaMix Grout Release, thinking I may have to buy some if my test board is problematic with the 511 Penetrating Sealer.

At the end of the "Instructions"...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-28-2022, 07:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,831
Posted By Snets
I appreciate the advice, CX.:tup1: I have never...

I appreciate the advice, CX.:tup1: I have never grouted natural stone such as these stone pebbles. I did notice today that a few places I got some thin-set mortar on the face of a few pebbles and it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-27-2022, 11:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,831
Posted By Snets
I thought I was Ok with this product. here are...

I thought I was Ok with this product. here are the instructions:

NEW INSTALLATIONS - APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Read entire label and PDS/MSDS before using. 511 Impregnator should not be diluted or...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-27-2022, 09:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,831
Posted By Snets
A little progress...after waterproofing pan and...

A little progress...after waterproofing pan and successful 24-hour flood test, floor tiles and curb done. Mathematical success with bottom course subways ending up (mostly) whole - couple spots...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-24-2022, 09:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 583
Posted By Snets
I use a wheelbarrow and a hoe, then shovel into...

I use a wheelbarrow and a hoe, then shovel into buckets. 100 lbs is what I have mixed at once which is approx 2.5 five-gallon buckets. Probably enough for half of a 60 X 32" shower....depending on a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-24-2022, 08:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 190
Posted By Snets
Have not read a more true statement than this. ...

Have not read a more true statement than this. The fact that you are measuring with calipers in my opinion validates your claim of being meticulous - Bunch of us here in that club, so welcome,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-22-2022, 09:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 208
Posted By Snets
I'd probably do that by hand with some sort of...

I'd probably do that by hand with some sort of scraping tool or grout saw. It's just too narrow for say a grout blade on an oscillating tool, in my opinion - I had that same countertop, and shower,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-22-2022, 08:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,831
Posted By Snets
I did grout some of the job earlier because she...

I did grout some of the job earlier because she was having a party and wanted the bathroom useable (toilet, vanity, mirror, new vanity light, etc) so I grouted behind the toilet and installed the new...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-20-2022, 10:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 307
Posted By Snets
I agree. And since I have a really crappy tile...

I agree. And since I have a really crappy tile saw (upgrading with cash from current side job) I can't imagine getting those bevels perfect. Maybe with a new saw I can :wohoo:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-20-2022, 10:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,831
Posted By Snets
Thanks, CX.

Thanks, CX.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-20-2022, 09:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,831
Posted By Snets
Probably just my buddy's iPhone camera. You know,...

Probably just my buddy's iPhone camera. You know, all those built-in algorithms to make things look good instead or capturing reality. Looked like deck mud when I left - Sand, Portland Cement and a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-20-2022, 09:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 209
Posted By Snets
4X12's are pretty light, I'd not worry about sag,...

4X12's are pretty light, I'd not worry about sag, assuming you will be using some spacers. if you mix thinset mortar to the instructions, it will hold a small tile like that very well on a wall,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-20-2022, 08:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,831
Posted By Snets
I did a little calculation and I'm averaging 12...

I did a little calculation and I'm averaging 12 hours/week working on this job...hey, it's a retirement job....and there was a vacation in there too! (144 hours up to this point)

Made some good...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-18-2022, 08:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 307
Posted By Snets
And to add even more choices, Schluter makes a...

And to add even more choices, Schluter makes a profile (Finec...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-18-2022, 08:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By Snets
Being that the tub is purchased and installed, my...

Being that the tub is purchased and installed, my first suggestion is no longer relevant. I do believe that tub was designed to be used with the coordinating fiberglass wall system, regardless of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-18-2022, 07:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 281
Posted By Snets
The attached pic is the type of door sweep I have...

The attached pic is the type of door sweep I have used. The angled part (3/4") goes on the inside of the door. If your door swings in, you'll need to do some trimming of that piece on the hinge end....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-18-2022, 07:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 307
Posted By Snets
I'm not a pro, but I would use an edge profile...

I'm not a pro, but I would use an edge profile with the appropriate outside corner connector. Schluter makes two profiles that come to mind that would work there and they come in a rainbow of...
Forum: The Mud Box 09-15-2022, 11:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 185
Posted By Snets
Dang Earthquake

Got a crack in my Silestone countertops. We had a 4.4 and 4.3 back to back Tuesday - been through a bunch of earthquakes over my 50+ years here, including the Loma Prieta 7.1 (far away).....none...
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