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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-06-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,269
Posted By Simplyjames
If need be, you’re best bet is to use whatever...

If need be, you’re best bet is to use whatever mud you have to finish the full height in an area. Then, continue the pan when you get more. Ideally a full pour is best but a side to side joining is...
Forum: The Mud Box 06-01-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,383
Posted By Simplyjames
Have A Cigar, love Floyd Sent from my...

Have A Cigar, love Floyd


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Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-10-2019, 11:08 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,637
Posted By Simplyjames
Yeah, so dog houses. Um. I looked all over...

Yeah, so dog houses. Um.
I looked all over today for the super nifty bathroom showcases I see every year; ain’t found ‘em. Are they now doghouses????


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Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-29-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 934
Posted By Simplyjames
Definitely getting bigger. The larger the tile...

Definitely getting bigger. The larger the tile gets, the more I hate this game.


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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-13-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 370
Posted By Simplyjames
Any Thoughts on Waterproof Vinyl Planks?

Exactly right. Many problems with seams opening up across several brands over the years. Might be a good one out there but I’ve lost my trust for the stuff.
I tossed some down in my own kitchen a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-17-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 871
Posted By Simplyjames
Newcomer. Question about tile job being done

See it now, thanks. Other than what was said already about the seams and shading choices, the tile work seems decent or at least level.
The issue is most likely the framing. I’d guess the lumber to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-15-2019, 07:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 616
Posted By Simplyjames
Most thinset mortars will only allow for 1/4”...

Most thinset mortars will only allow for 1/4” “build”. Kudos to installer for attempting to plumb stuff up but his approach is in error.
Please explore that weird kid phrase a bit. It might be some...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-14-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 608
Posted By Simplyjames
Yap. Really hard to hurt granite or quartz. Do be...

Yap. Really hard to hurt granite or quartz. Do be terrified of marble though.
For a real job I’ll cover with painters paper held about a half inch from drywall ( enough to accommodate tile and...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-25-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 675
Posted By Simplyjames
I chased him to Depot. Thanks Sent from...

I chased him to Depot. Thanks


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Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-25-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,158
Posted By Simplyjames
12-14 is perfectly normal. Although I can’t guess...

12-14 is perfectly normal. Although I can’t guess that to be a livable wage for anyone other than a single dude in some sort of low rent situation. This obviously is a much bigger discussion.
Let...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-16-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 675
Posted By Simplyjames
Montagna Lugano ?

Any one know where I can get some more?

I’m south Chicago. Tile is at least three years old.


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Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-15-2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,890
Posted By Simplyjames
Tile Podcast Introduction

Very cool. I listen to a lot of podcasts and do find benefit in many other trades related info. This being tile specific though, feels a bit easier to digest. I’ve already shared it with a friend who...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-11-2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,742
Posted By Simplyjames
Shower Waterproofing Needed?

OP, your thought process kinda makes sense if you’re thinking like a roofer who is creating a system of redirection. However, roofer man is dealing with water whereas a tile guy is dealing with water...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-04-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 4,805
Views: 1,717,922
Posted By Simplyjames
Yap. When I started doing niches, that’s how I...

Yap. When I started doing niches, that’s how I rolled because “tile is waterproof “ .
I occasionally feel bad for those early customers during my first years.


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Forum: The Mud Box 12-24-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 8,691
Views: 1,556,618
Posted By Simplyjames
207039 So. Much. Writing. Wow. This is...

207039
So.
Much.
Writing.
Wow. This is a fun read. I love the detail. It’s like a piece of folk art. Dude does carpentry from$100-$2,000. I found me a new sub[emoji38]



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Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-23-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 797
Posted By Simplyjames
Me!!! (As I’m freezing here in Chicago) I...

Me!!! (As I’m freezing here in Chicago)
I always want to relocate this time of the year[emoji944].
Sit tight. I’m sure someone will chime in.
Smart place to post. Good job you.



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Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-23-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,776
Posted By Simplyjames
Starter kit for the budding granite fabricator - What would you get?

If you’re fine dropping some coin on tools, think about hiring a fab guy from a local shop after hours for a few sessions. I think some one on one time for that sort of “feel” work could help you a...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-23-2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,460
Posted By Simplyjames
Do you have full time helpers?

That is the other thing to consider. When they are good enough to be helpful, some leave. Sometimes they’ll come back after realizing they don’t know enough to run a full project alone. Setting...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-23-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,251
Posted By Simplyjames
Mine is BIGGER than yours!

Bone of herring mats are balanced nicely but there looks to be very little pitch in the pan. Do you know what it is at? I know you said there are two pans in effect. With pebbles I pour at 3/8 per...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-17-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 23,829
Posted By Simplyjames
Whose got a hack for making tiling easier...

Just decided it’s 12% faster to keep tile wedges in the rinse bucket. They float on top so they’re easier to pick up than when in a pouch or box. Also saves time because you’re grabbing the sponge...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-16-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 584
Posted By Simplyjames
Advice cutting this type of tile sheet for backsplash

Anytime I do these I seal using a spray pump before installing. It’s easier, at least in my head. Lay out several sheets on the garage floor and coat as many times as you want.

Regarding layout...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-14-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,460
Posted By Simplyjames
Wow. Old school indeed. Love the chess vs....

Wow. Old school indeed. Love the chess vs. checkers thing. Basically, just don’t be stupid.


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Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-13-2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,460
Posted By Simplyjames
It is important to get a good groove going too....

It is important to get a good groove going too. Not everyone can just work with anyone.
If you don’t like working with a helper, you may just have the wrong guy.
I primarily do backsplashes and...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-13-2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,460
Posted By Simplyjames
Helper / basic setter makes perfect sense if you...

Helper / basic setter makes perfect sense if you consider how much time is spent setting up and tearing down the various work stations needed. If I have a cutting and mortar station set up outside,...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-10-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,628
Posted By Simplyjames
I never clean a single grout joint in my...

I never clean a single grout joint in my enclosure [emoji38].


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