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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 03:58 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Lazarus
Yeah, the "Boutique" stores sell tile for far...

Yeah, the "Boutique" stores sell tile for far more that their worth.....but they are a boutique and have to mark up the products tp pay the rent. having said that, much of the tile from the Big Box...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 02:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 111
Posted By Lazarus
Truthfully, most of the tile you see today are...

Truthfully, most of the tile you see today are porcelain...and that's great, as far as it goes. ALL tiles are ceramic and they work just fine. Porcelain tiles are fired at a higher temperature and...
Forum: The Mud Box Yesterday, 02:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 106
Posted By Lazarus
Level, Square and Plumb

A pretty good treatise on these aspects.....

https://www.jlconline.com/how-to/framing/level-square-and-plumb_o?utm_source=newsletter&utm_content=Article&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=JLC_101820&
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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-16-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 126
Posted By Lazarus
Another option is to use a surface-bonded...

Another option is to use a surface-bonded membrane. In that way, there is only ONE mudbed to deal with and no rubber membrane needed. Look into "Kerdi Showers" on www.Schluter.com

Here is a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-16-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 126
Posted By Lazarus
Overslope. quarter to three eights is optimal. ...

Overslope. quarter to three eights is optimal. Half will certainly drain, but you don't want to build a water park ski slope, eh?
Forum: The Mud Box 10-11-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 5,580
Views: 500,988
Posted By Lazarus
Latest...We had about 70 mph winds and a bunch of...

Latest...We had about 70 mph winds and a bunch of rain. Going out now to clean up the yard.....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-08-2020, 09:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 206
Posted By Lazarus
Yep, that's the one I was referring to. Thanks,...

Yep, that's the one I was referring to. Thanks, CX......
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-08-2020, 01:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 291
Posted By Lazarus
On the tile saw issue, yes, the Dewalt is pretty...

On the tile saw issue, yes, the Dewalt is pretty much the "Gold Standard" and lots of Pros here use it, but not particularly inexpensive.

I recently replaced a large saw that weighed over 100 lbs...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-08-2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 206
Posted By Lazarus
Lotsa folks use the 4 way one pictured, and I...

Lotsa folks use the 4 way one pictured, and I used to as well. However, the spiral mixer, and I like the slightly bigger one, available at Lowe's does a far superior job, in my opinion.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-08-2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 405
Posted By Lazarus
Short answer is, you don't put kerdi membrane...

Short answer is, you don't put kerdi membrane directly on plywood. You would need to cover the plywood with something....cement board, drywall, etc.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-08-2020, 07:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 127
Posted By Lazarus
Can't see it from here...but your choice. ...

Can't see it from here...but your choice. Probably lengthwise.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-30-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 657
Posted By Lazarus
I find easiest is to just use a grout float to...

I find easiest is to just use a grout float to "press" and adjust the tiles right after setting in thinset...then rub your hand lightly over them to check for lippage.....:bonk:
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-26-2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 209
Posted By Lazarus
Don't have a pic, but I have a "bucket buddy"...

Don't have a pic, but I have a "bucket buddy" that is a canvas fitting that goes into a 5 gallon bucket with pockets to hold all kinds of crap. Having said that, I haven't used it in years and, here...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-19-2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,638
Posted By Lazarus
Mud the wall...if you can find a good man.

Mud the wall...if you can find a good man.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-19-2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 453
Posted By Lazarus
Depending on the tile, the morter should raise it...

Depending on the tile, the morter should raise it between 1/16 and 1/8....give or take.

I don't know if a concrete pour is better than having floor mud put it. I would price them both....:scratch:
Forum: The Mud Box 09-19-2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 5,580
Views: 500,988
Posted By Lazarus
Lost power for a little over four days. Sucks,...

Lost power for a little over four days. Sucks, but I lived thru it.....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-16-2020, 03:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 441
Posted By Lazarus
Mike....I suppose you could, but what would be...

Mike....I suppose you could, but what would be the benefit? I would think that you could simply set the tiles to match your drain. What you are proposing is a method for using quite large tile in...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-16-2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 657
Posted By Lazarus
I like the Lash System....but I think those are...

I like the Lash System....but I think those are too small and too $ for your job. I would think that you can set the tiles and use your hand to get the leveling straight....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-16-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 216
Posted By Lazarus
Well... weep hole are only functional when there...

Well... weep hole are only functional when there is a preslope, a rubber liner, another slope and then tile. Methinks you need to rethink this. Either do it properly that way OR use one mudbed with...
Forum: The Mud Box 09-14-2020, 02:58 PM
Replies: 2,580
Views: 378,826
Posted By Lazarus
Pink Floyd in 4k

Dark Side of the Moon 1994 in new 4k edition. 2020. Amazing video. Do you think I'm a fan?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uj0TmaQxpQU
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-13-2020, 07:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 441
Posted By Lazarus
I would generally limit it to a 4" tile, but 2's...

I would generally limit it to a 4" tile, but 2's are better as far as conforming to the pan and slip resistance.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-11-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 604
Posted By Lazarus
Simple question: Is there a slope from the house...

Simple question: Is there a slope from the house out to the edge? It should be a MINIMUM of 1/4" per linear foot. If it doesn't have this, a rebuild is required.
Forum: The Mud Box 09-09-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 2,580
Views: 378,826
Posted By Lazarus
Pompeii 2016

These guys played Pompeii many years ago and returned for this in 2016. "One Of These Days" is a seminal work for them. Guilmore worked the drums as well as the laptop steel. Notable is the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-09-2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 552
Posted By Lazarus
Yes, the plastic guard is only there for depth...

Yes, the plastic guard is only there for depth considerations and adjustments. You can certainly remove it after that and simply cut slightly larger than the screws that you will see there. It's...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-08-2020, 05:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 330
Posted By Lazarus
Many years ago, I was introduced to a glueing...

Many years ago, I was introduced to a glueing method that worked great for this type of issue. Trying to remember the name...but HD has this stuff and it is much like Elmer's Glue. We would take ...
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