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Forum: The Mud Box Yesterday, 04:52 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By Davy
This boy and his father are friends with my son...

This boy and his father are friends with my son in law in East Texas. This hog killed one of his hunting dogs.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 03:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 93
Posted By Davy
It happens all the time. The mix probably needs...

It happens all the time. The mix probably needs to be a little wetter (but not much). Plus, when you get finished screeding the mud, slick it down with a flat trowel. That will bring a little...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 115
Posted By Davy
Those look like pencil rails to me but quarter...

Those look like pencil rails to me but quarter round would look similar. I would buy the rails before your tile guy starts the walls. The field tiles around and inside the niche needs to be cut to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-13-2021, 05:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 115
Posted By Davy
He could rip the 2 inch BN down to 1 3/4 and add...

He could rip the 2 inch BN down to 1 3/4 and add a 1 3/4 field tile behind it. All the choices you mentioned are possible. Pencil rails look good to me but can be time consuming. Best to get together...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-13-2021, 03:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 113
Posted By Davy
Seems like every couple years I tile a shower...

Seems like every couple years I tile a shower that has the drain close to one end. It's always where a tub was removed and someone didn't want to move the drain. It's best to center the drain like...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-13-2021, 11:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 85
Posted By Davy
Hi Tim, shoe mould is sometimes used. It's 3/4...

Hi Tim, shoe mould is sometimes used. It's 3/4 inch tall and 1/2 inch wide.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-13-2021, 08:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 172
Posted By Davy
Yes, time and money. Lots of tiles these days...

Yes, time and money. Lots of tiles these days don't have a matching bullnose available and when it is available, the field tiles might be a couple bucks a sq ft and the 12 inch bullnose will cost 5-6...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-13-2021, 08:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 315
Posted By Davy
Every other row should run parallel with your...

Every other row should run parallel with your plumb line, or real close to it. I agree with you, if they built the walls, they should have made them plumb. Common sense says to draw plumb lines on...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-12-2021, 06:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 109
Posted By Davy
Surface tension will usually keep it all from...

Surface tension will usually keep it all from running off and yours will run off slower than it should. I don't know if it's worth fixing.

Is this a tile curb?

Is it a new installation? If so,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-12-2021, 03:09 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 7,590
Posted By Davy
Nothing wrong with grouting one wall at a time.

Nothing wrong with grouting one wall at a time.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-12-2021, 03:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 109
Posted By Davy
From left to right, it should be level. The pitch...

From left to right, it should be level. The pitch should be at least 1/8 inch, I usually shoot for 3/16. You probably have a little less than 1/8 if I had to guess.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-12-2021, 03:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 315
Posted By Davy
I agree with Laz. I would put a halt to the work...

I agree with Laz. I would put a halt to the work and call a meeting with the boss man. I'd leave the plumb lines in place and ask him if anything looks odd.

Get ready for him to tell you your...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-12-2021, 02:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 172
Posted By Davy
Someone here might be able to help. Or you might...

Someone here might be able to help. Or you might try the Terry Love plumbing forum. I would probably try to contact the manufacturer and see what they have to say.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-11-2021, 07:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 253
Posted By Davy
I would have put the BN inside the niche and let...

I would have put the BN inside the niche and let it overhang the wall tiles. The BN wouldn't be wide enough so small pieces would need to be installed behind them. I can't see an easy fix, maybe...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-11-2021, 04:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 253
Posted By Davy
Hi Melissa, welcome. It's hard to tell what you...

Hi Melissa, welcome. It's hard to tell what you need there. Is it the T shaped area? A little closer pic might be needed.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-11-2021, 07:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 83
Posted By Davy
Sometimes we can trust the grout joints to give a...

Sometimes we can trust the grout joints to give a little grip on floors but that's not the case with your large tiles. I don't know of anything that would work long term that you could add to the...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 06-11-2021, 06:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 163
Posted By Davy
Hi Vova, welcome. Usually the easiest way to fix...

Hi Vova, welcome. Usually the easiest way to fix the problem is to lower the drain. The tiles around the drain would need to be removed and the drain screwed down so it's even with the tiles. If it's...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 06-09-2021, 05:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 140
Posted By Davy
I agree with John, not sure what else it could...

I agree with John, not sure what else it could be.

After a heavy rain, I'd open the fireplace doors and look inside with a flash light, especially on the left side. You might see moisture in the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-09-2021, 05:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,366
Posted By Davy
The Quikrete All Purpose sand from our local Home...

The Quikrete All Purpose sand from our local Home Depot and Lowes works pretty well but it might be different in your part of the world. It has some fine grains in it along with some up to about 1/8...
Forum: The Mud Box 06-07-2021, 02:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 331
Posted By Davy
Here is my son in law and grand son with an east...

Here is my son in law and grand son with an east Texas hog.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-06-2021, 04:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,366
Posted By Davy
When sweeping, you're going to knock more...

When sweeping, you're going to knock more granules loose. That's why I would vacuum it. Thinset mixed a little wetter than usual will help make the surface harder. But only a skim coat.

I've never...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-06-2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,366
Posted By Davy
I'm with Cx, exactly what mix did you use? I...

I'm with Cx, exactly what mix did you use?

I usually slick down the surface of my deck mud using a steel trowel. This gives the surface a hard crust. Without that, it's going to be a little sandy...
Forum: The Mud Box 06-06-2021, 10:34 AM
Replies: 2,626
Views: 413,097
Posted By Davy
I've watched a lot of Ben's videos. Here he is...

I've watched a lot of Ben's videos. Here he is talking about making pencils.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xq-q6a9tCM
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-29-2021, 02:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 294
Posted By Davy
Like Justin said, it might keep the bonding...

Like Justin said, it might keep the bonding thinset from coming thru the joints but the burned in thinset may want to come thru. If it doesn't then it sounds like a good idea.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-22-2021, 01:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 705
Posted By Davy
I scratch all my showers and not only does it set...

I scratch all my showers and not only does it set up over night, The next day I'll usually spray the scratch coat with my garden sprayer to add moisture to it before adding my finish coat.
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