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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 11:34 PM
Replies: 30
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Posted By Davy
The curb is the most critical area and where we...

The curb is the most critical area and where we see most leaks start. I would ask him the steps he took when installing the curb. If he nailed fiber board on the inside and top of the curb like most...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 11:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 161
Posted By Davy
That little bit of water won't hurt your curb. If...

That little bit of water won't hurt your curb. If it leaks enough, it can hurt other things but the curb is brick, mud and tile. Nothing there to hurt. I believe once you fix the door problem, you'll...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 405
Posted By Davy
I've hit a lot of folks with the "Detective...

I've hit a lot of folks with the "Detective Columbo" routine. It usually works. :D Until now I didn't know the name of that routine. :)

Laz, the only time I used the Fusion, I had problems but I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 104
Posted By Davy
1. I would start full tiles at the bottom and...

1. I would start full tiles at the bottom and center up width ways over the sink. Draw a vertical center line behind the sink and either put a grout joint one the center line or center up a tile over...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 07:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 552
Posted By Davy
Looking at your first pic, there looks to be...

Looking at your first pic, there looks to be bullnose tiles at the very bottom that go behind the shower tiles, is that true?

Like you said, they probably had to build out the wall tiles to keep...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 07:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 161
Posted By Davy
Rob, fill us in on the type waterproofing that...

Rob, fill us in on the type waterproofing that was used on your shower and the type of grout.

How much pitch does the curb have?

Sometimes it can't be completely avoided but I try not to build...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 06:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 601
Posted By Davy
Usually there's not enough tiled deck showing to...

Usually there's not enough tiled deck showing to make much difference by the time the tub is set in. I would center the tile width ways and make sure there's no slivers anywhere and call it good. No...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 06:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 406
Posted By Davy
Good idea, Jim.:tup1:

Good idea, Jim.:tup1:
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-16-2018, 06:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 420
Posted By Davy
I never have. The only thing I've added over the...

I never have. The only thing I've added over the past 10 years is a self leveling laser. It saves a lot of time figuring your heights.

If you have deep mudbeds and need a lot of mud made, a tiller...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-15-2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 678
Posted By Davy
No one knows if the foam can be reused until you...

No one knows if the foam can be reused until you remove the tiles. Sometimes the tiles are barely bonded and the tiles easily come up leaving the thinset on the foam. Other times the tiles are bonded...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-13-2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 520
Posted By Davy
I've always mixed my own dry pack out of sand and...

I've always mixed my own dry pack out of sand and Portland. 5 to 1 is a standard mix with enough water to make it damp. The day after mudding a shower floor, I can take a 16 oz cup of water and dump...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-13-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,154
Posted By Davy
I would want to figure out what they need to be,...

I would want to figure out what they need to be, then that will give you a measurement to shoot for. If you're using 1 inch thick treads, seems like you will need to take away height on each tread.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-12-2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 329
Posted By Davy
Yep, what they said. I can't remember how many...

Yep, what they said. I can't remember how many times the bullnose didn't match the field tiles even though they were ordered at the same time.

If you're installing a thru-body porcelain then you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-12-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,154
Posted By Davy
If I remember correctly, To get the correct size...

If I remember correctly, To get the correct size per riser, you would need to know the distance from the finished floor at the top landing to the finished floor at the bottom and divide that number...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-12-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 252
Posted By Davy
Yep, that's pretty much it. It's possible that...

Yep, that's pretty much it. It's possible that the weep holes in the drain are blocked or there's no preslope under the pan liner, which we see a lot. That causes the floor to stay saturated and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-12-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,154
Posted By Davy
You can leave a small gap (1/16) for caulk. If...

You can leave a small gap (1/16) for caulk. If the wood moves too much, you may have to replace the caulk in time.

I don't see a problem using the mosaics or with them breaking. My only concern...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-12-2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 738
Posted By Davy
What Cx said. There's usually two holes in the...

What Cx said. There's usually two holes in the escutcheon plate for screws. You will need to cut the CBU enough to allow those two screws to screw into the valve. Cut the circle a little bigger and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-12-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 252
Posted By Davy
Hi Andrew, welcome. Marble is a poor choice for a...

Hi Andrew, welcome. Marble is a poor choice for a shower. The moisture can cause it to deteriorate and cause the filled areas to pop out. Some types of marble are worse than others. Sealer has...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-12-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,154
Posted By Davy
You can do it either way as long as you leave...

You can do it either way as long as you leave room for caulk all the way around each riser.

As far as the riser heights, sometimes the 2x12 treads (if that's what you have) have to be replaced...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-12-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 738
Posted By Davy
On the left outside wall where your broom is, I...

On the left outside wall where your broom is, I would go ahead and sheetrock that wall. Same on the right side if it matches the left. When you mud the face of the curb, the mud should be flush with...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-10-2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 423
Posted By Davy
I remember reading an article years ago, I...

I remember reading an article years ago, I believe written by an engineer. He was in the market for a Diesel pickup to pull his travel trailer. He didn't really care which truck he bought, so he...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-09-2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 187
Posted By Davy
We recently tiled over 3 Americast tubs in one...

We recently tiled over 3 Americast tubs in one house, Cx. I'd say they are one of the better acrylic tubs made, maybe the best. I've found that acrylic tubs chip much easier than cast iron so we...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-09-2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 446
Posted By Davy
For me, I'll stick to the cement based grouts....

For me, I'll stick to the cement based grouts. I'd rather seal the grout than spend time scrubbing off haze. I use a lot of Prism.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-09-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 187
Posted By Davy
Hi Liz, I'm not a big fan of acrylic tubs because...

Hi Liz, I'm not a big fan of acrylic tubs because they flex so much. Plumbers love them because they are light weight. But, I've tiled over many of them. Whichever tub you use, if possible you really...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-09-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 370
Posted By Davy
Yeah, with such a large shower doing away with...

Yeah, with such a large shower doing away with one mud bed would help keep the floor thinner at the curb. If it were mine I would have lowered the shower foot print and had no curb or maybe a real...
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