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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 06:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 130
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Mogli, :) You say this is a new addition,...

Hi Mogli, :)

You say this is a new addition, so the concrete hasn't been poured yet?

The recess can be any depth that accommodates your plan. If I were doing it I would recess a couple inches...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 06:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 378
Posted By John Bridge
Matt, Even with a thick mud bed you'll need...

Matt,

Even with a thick mud bed you'll need waterproofing before the tile goes on, and even then your dimensional lumber will attract and gather moisture underneath. Couple that with freeze-thaw...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-15-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,132
Posted By John Bridge
Excellent, Beth. You're not in the business, are...

Excellent, Beth. You're not in the business, are you? ;)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-15-2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 21,608
Views: 3,993,554
Posted By John Bridge
Nelson, I guess there are spacers between the...

Nelson, I guess there are spacers between the boards? Are they teak also?
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-12-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By John Bridge
The Wide Roll (Kerdi)

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Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-12-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 2,977
Views: 588,348
Posted By John Bridge
Davy, I didn't figure an old hand like you...

Davy,

I didn't figure an old hand like you would have aluminum snips. Real men use the old fashion heavy duty ones. ;)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-11-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 2,977
Views: 588,348
Posted By John Bridge
I don't have a picture, but you can push the lath...

I don't have a picture, but you can push the lath as far into the corner as you can and then finish by using the handle of your snips to further push and crease it into the corner. I'm talking about...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-11-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 171
Posted By John Bridge
. I've worked on SoCal also, and what's...

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I've worked on SoCal also, and what's "good" is a regional judgment. :)

I agree with Paul pretty much. I have always erred on the thin side. I would rather have assurance that I've got good...
Forum: The Mud Box 10-11-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 257
Posted By John Bridge
One aspect of that is double bad. It's gonna rain...

One aspect of that is double bad. It's gonna rain on the Carolinas again.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-08-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 139
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Sam, Do not use any "pre-mixed thinset." The...

Hi Sam, Do not use any "pre-mixed thinset." The wording is misleading to deliberately catch newbies off guard. Use VersaBond. You don't need FlexBond.

On the caulking, use silicone. Your problem...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-08-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 504
Posted By John Bridge
Connecticut Dave, Some time ago. I told a...

Connecticut Dave,

Some time ago. I told a lady she was too young for me. She was in her thirties; I was pushing 70. She told me get over it. Age is all in your head. I'm still trying to get over...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-05-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 504
Posted By John Bridge
And what scares me is that Dave is quite a bit...

And what scares me is that Dave is quite a bit younger than I am. Doesn't look it, though. :D
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-03-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 2,977
Views: 588,348
Posted By John Bridge
I run the lath vertically for a couple of...

I run the lath vertically for a couple of reasons: it folds into the corners more easily, and you don't have to go over any joints at all with your float strips. As you as you achieve a two-inch...
Forum: The Mud Box 10-03-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,477
Posted By John Bridge
I do agree with CX that it varies depending on...

I do agree with CX that it varies depending on who you're talking to. I'm repeating what I learned in apprenticeship school: United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, aka carpenters'...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-02-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,050
Posted By John Bridge
Just another word about "self-leveling" compound....

Just another word about "self-leveling" compound. It will tend to flatten itself out, but it will not "level" the floor. You will need a straight-edge and a spirit level.

The pitch on the Kerdi...
Forum: The Mud Box 10-02-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 178
Posted By John Bridge
How would it be able to screw the tiles on? Huh?...

How would it be able to screw the tiles on? Huh? Huh?

:)
Forum: The Mud Box 10-02-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,477
Posted By John Bridge
Left Swing: Hinges on left when pulling door...

Left Swing: Hinges on left when pulling door toward you. Same thing Tonto said. Fewer words. :D
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-27-2018, 07:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 475
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Jim, Most carpeted stairways aren't...

Hi Jim,

Most carpeted stairways aren't constructed for tile. We used to mud them, and that usually stiffened them enough. That doesn't happen much anymore. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-24-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 355
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Dan, all of our major sponsors make and sell...

Hi Dan, all of our major sponsors make and sell crack isolation products -- Mapei, Custom and Laticrete.

I never guaranty a tile installation over a concrete slab. A crack membrane in your case...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-24-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 386
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Rod, :) I'm not able to view your...

Hi Rod, :)

I'm not able to view your attachment. Says it's invalid. Maybe you can give us a little more info or a photo?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-19-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 610
Posted By John Bridge
Welcome Dan, :) The tub drain probably isn't...

Welcome Dan, :)

The tub drain probably isn't where you think it is. The overflow is actually where the drain is, and it's usually against a wall, actually an inch and a half off the wall. Your new...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-19-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 968
Posted By John Bridge
If screw heads are rusting through it means...

If screw heads are rusting through it means there's no waterproofing over them. As the others have said, rip it out and start over. And talk the realtor into porcelain tile instead of stone. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-17-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 230
Posted By John Bridge
Even at 1/2 in. per foot a 7 ft. slope would be...

Even at 1/2 in. per foot a 7 ft. slope would be 3-1/2 in., not 7 in. But as Lou said, the required slope is 1/4 in. per foot. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-17-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 397
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Paul, If your sill is in a wet area like...

Hi Paul,

If your sill is in a wet area like a shower I would use a Urethane caulk. Sika, PPL, one of those. They'll hold up better than anything else. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-17-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 982
Posted By John Bridge
As stated by someone earlier, the cuts at the...

As stated by someone earlier, the cuts at the walls would be murder on the eye in my estimation. But then again, I'm over the hill. :D
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