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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 04:22 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Davy
This is a similar situation. I used a slab piece...

This is a similar situation. I used a slab piece on top and wrapped the joints all the way around the 3 walls. BN was available on the long and short sides so that helped.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-26-2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 173
Posted By Davy
Hi Gene, welcome. In most cases, a 1/2 inch joint...

Hi Gene, welcome. In most cases, a 1/2 inch joint at the tub is too big. The only time it might be okay is if all the joints in the tubsurround were 1/2 inch and even then I would make that joint...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-25-2020, 07:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 340
Posted By Davy
We did use cement coloring in our grout a few...

We did use cement coloring in our grout a few times but the company we worked for had a finishing crew that would usually stain the tiles and grout brown. So gray was fine on most jobs. They acid...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-24-2020, 04:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 695
Posted By Davy
Yep, I believe the extension hose I have is 18...

Yep, I believe the extension hose I have is 18 inches long. And what Cx said about the bicycle pump.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-24-2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,010
Posted By Davy
This is what I was talking about earlier. If you...

This is what I was talking about earlier. If you place the pan liner down into the lower part of shower and Redgard on the higher area, how do you tie the two materials together?

Maybe I'm wrong...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-24-2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 340
Posted By Davy
We use to install nothing but Saltillo and we...

We use to install nothing but Saltillo and we always soaked them in large mud tubs. Then we would drain them for maybe 30 minutes, then set them. The soaking helped on what John and Laz mentioned but...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-24-2020, 03:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 621
Posted By Davy
I wouldn't try to cut the whole thing downstairs...

I wouldn't try to cut the whole thing downstairs ahead of time. I would draw or pop lines on the floor, lay in (dry) all the full pieces and take down a few cuts at a time.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-24-2020, 03:02 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,010
Posted By Davy
Both, the preslope and top mud bed needs 1/4 inch...

Both, the preslope and top mud bed needs 1/4 inch per ft slope.

Whichever waterproofing system you use, you want it to be one continuous layer all the way to the bath floor and it can also go out...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-23-2020, 08:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,010
Posted By Davy
Hi James. The preslope that's under the pan liner...

Hi James. The preslope that's under the pan liner should have the same 1/4 inch per ft pitch as the top mud bed has. I've installed the liner over preslope mud beds that were only 14-16 hours old.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-20-2020, 05:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 658
Posted By Davy
It's also a good idea to notch the studs about...

It's also a good idea to notch the studs about 1/8 or so deep behind the pan liner. This will recess the liner back a little and keep the folds from bulging the cement board out at the bottom of the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-19-2020, 06:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 695
Posted By Davy
The preslope mud should be flush with the bottom...

The preslope mud should be flush with the bottom flange and it looks to be higher than both the top and bottom flanges. This is what's causing the wrinkles.

You can see the cut out in the threads,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-18-2020, 06:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 114
Posted By Davy
You can use a patching compound like Custom's...

You can use a patching compound like Custom's "Fix it all". It sets fast and can be sanded afterwards if it needs it. I'd probably apply it in several thin coats.

It's not by the book but I've...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-16-2020, 07:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 147
Posted By Davy
I was wondering if you have a cabinet going next...

I was wondering if you have a cabinet going next to it. That will add a lot of stiffness to it.:tup1:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-15-2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 382
Posted By Davy
I was thinking square edged tiles too. The nail...

I was thinking square edged tiles too. The nail trick would likely work. What Shawn said about the grout bag.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-15-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 147
Posted By Davy
Is this on a concrete slab or a wood framed...

Is this on a concrete slab or a wood framed floor? If it's wood then you can use regular 2x4 framing edge ways and run a couple of the studs thru the plywood and fasten it to the floor joists. I've...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-15-2020, 01:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 247
Posted By Davy
The shower may not be leaking if there's no stain...

The shower may not be leaking if there's no stain in the ceiling below. Of course there could be a small leak that's just soaking into the framing. If you do damage to the ceiling below, you can fix...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-15-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 382
Posted By Davy
Maybe you could post a picture of the stone you...

Maybe you could post a picture of the stone you have. I don't see the need for a scratch coat over the cement board. If the stone varies 1/2 inch in thickness and you'll need to butter out the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-15-2020, 12:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 247
Posted By Davy
The pressed wood isn't doing any good under the...

The pressed wood isn't doing any good under the curb and probably the shower floor but I don't know if it's harmful enough to cause me to tear out the shower. I would do a flood test and see if the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-15-2020, 07:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 170
Posted By Davy
I always recommend cast iron tubs to my...

I always recommend cast iron tubs to my customers. Sure, they are heavy but they are tougher. The steel and acrylic tubs chip easier than cast iron. A steel tub will rust out in 10-15 years, at least...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-13-2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 658
Posted By Davy
Looks like the old shower has a Schluter drain,...

Looks like the old shower has a Schluter drain, do you plan to keep it and go back with Kerdi? If so, go ahead and use Kerdi on the walls too.

I think it's best to stiffen the pony wall by...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-12-2020, 07:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 636
Posted By Davy
Hi Patti, if you're confident the marble is...

Hi Patti, if you're confident the marble is bonded well, you can tile directly to it. I like to rough up the surface using rough sand paper to help the new tiles bond.

The thinset under the tiles...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-08-2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 277
Posted By Davy
Large tiles will bridge over those small waves...

Large tiles will bridge over those small waves much better than the mosaics you have although even large tiles could be a challenge. The mosaics will follow the waves. Get the floor flat before...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-08-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 195
Posted By Davy
We have the large and small grinder set up and...

We have the large and small grinder set up and have found that the 7 inch can cause a small divot fairly easy. But only if you let the grinder get out of level and one side of the cupwheel digs in....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-08-2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 636
Posted By Davy
If the marble floor was going to be saved, it...

If the marble floor was going to be saved, it should have been protected from day one. Looks like you had done a lot of work in there before the plumber did his job.

I can't tell if the marble is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-08-2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 195
Posted By Davy
The grinder in the picture is a 7 inch so of...

The grinder in the picture is a 7 inch so of course the cupwheel and shroud must be a 7 inch as well. But they do make a smaller set up that will hold a 4 inch cupwheel.

I bought the shroud from...
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