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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-28-2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 284
Posted By Dave Gobis
As unpleasant as it may be, you need to have the...

As unpleasant as it may be, you need to have the conversation. It isn't going to work for very long and you will have the expense and inconvenience with or without his assistance.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-29-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 196
Posted By Dave Gobis
I think your going to get cracks on the tops of...

I think your going to get cracks on the tops of the joist due to changes in mass and thermal variation.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-22-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,067
Posted By Dave Gobis
As someone who tests mortars on a regular basis I...

As someone who tests mortars on a regular basis I can say often things are not as one would think and little things make a difference, sometimes a lot of difference.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-09-2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 395
Posted By Dave Gobis
Been a long time but we used to order a roll of...

Been a long time but we used to order a roll of pencil rod, which is 3/16 at the local masonry shop. Never was able to find small amounts.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-28-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,346
Posted By Dave Gobis
I would not consider for a moment installing...

I would not consider for a moment installing stone over a black solvent based adhesive. You will likely find that the old 9" VAT tile floor breathed a lot more than anything you are proposing. Once...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-26-2020, 09:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 503
Posted By Dave Gobis
To all else I add I have never done a white tile...

To all else I add I have never done a white tile black grout job without getting a complaint about something. There are some legitimate concerns here, just saying.....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-26-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,755
Posted By Dave Gobis
Have seen it numerous times in soft bisque...

Have seen it numerous times in soft bisque rectangle tile. Long ends shrink and pull against the middle. My numerous may be more than most because people only call me for problems.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-25-2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,755
Posted By Dave Gobis
It is called reflective cracking. Nothing new in...

It is called reflective cracking. Nothing new in the performance world. In this instance the glaze has more elasticity than the bisque. It is caused by movement of some type. Could be any number of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-07-2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 295
Posted By Dave Gobis
5/8" passes the minimum performance values using...

5/8" passes the minimum performance values using a perfect world test. If you want minimum performance and have an otherwise perfect floor system which is unlikely, it should work. By the way, the...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-05-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,169
Posted By Dave Gobis
Grout discoloration on spacer lugs used to be a...

Grout discoloration on spacer lugs used to be a fairly normal complaint. Remember doing one where we went out in the plant to show the brush they used to feather out the glaze in the manufacturing...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-04-2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 427
Posted By Dave Gobis
My bet is some type of iron reaction.

My bet is some type of iron reaction.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-01-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 465
Posted By Dave Gobis
For it to be a continuing problem it has to be...

For it to be a continuing problem it has to be fed moisture. You have an idea where that is coming from? Difficult to rid yourself of the problem after the fact otherwise.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-30-2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 465
Posted By Dave Gobis
Judging by the pattern, that is most likely...

Judging by the pattern, that is most likely efflorescence.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-22-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 354
Posted By Dave Gobis
I second Holden's recommendation and have an...

I second Holden's recommendation and have an extensive claims history on "engineered" tile.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-18-2020, 08:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,267
Posted By Dave Gobis
Depressing is more my feeling Davy. Tile has gone...

Depressing is more my feeling Davy. Tile has gone from a troweling trade to roller or spray. Unless you are a skilled Foamy......
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-09-2020, 09:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,267
Posted By Dave Gobis
In addition to what has been offered here I would...

In addition to what has been offered here I would add that the sealer you are going to use is likely going to exacerbate the problem. The way your shower is set up the Durock is the form board with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-06-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,267
Posted By Dave Gobis
You need a new contractor. What type of backer...

You need a new contractor. What type of backer board?
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-04-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 402
Posted By Dave Gobis
In addition to what you mention less we not...

In addition to what you mention less we not forget there are over a 100 thinset formulations out there used for bonding tile with countless variations in absorption and other attributes. Bonding has...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-24-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 435
Posted By Dave Gobis
I echo what CX said, don't do it. All your hard...

I echo what CX said, don't do it. All your hard work and great intentions will be for naught if you do.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-12-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 377
Posted By Dave Gobis
Best bet. ...

Best bet.

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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-09-2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,185
Posted By Dave Gobis
I agree with CX, lipstick. But, I can understand...

I agree with CX, lipstick. But, I can understand your misery. Lipstick looks good till it wears off. Like Davy said from what you have told us he is beyond his abilities shower wise, he uses the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-11-2020, 08:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 437
Posted By Dave Gobis
I see rivulets which makes me look at something...

I see rivulets which makes me look at something other than a glaze defect.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-19-2020, 08:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 605
Posted By Dave Gobis
what Davey said.

what Davey said.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-29-2020, 09:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 675
Posted By Dave Gobis
I would go back and point out any manufacturer is...

I would go back and point out any manufacturer is obviously going to promote their product. I shudder to think about the price difference between a bag product and a pile of sand. I would take that...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-27-2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,045
Posted By Dave Gobis
It follows the ASTM protocol, I spent a few...

It follows the ASTM protocol, I spent a few months testing different aspects of numerous thinset mortars.
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