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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-06-2017, 11:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,237
Posted By jeff_free69
Hi, fellow first-time DIYer here and just...

Hi,
fellow first-time DIYer here and just used the Flexcolor CQ it on my floor and shower walls.

Yes, it does set up fast - so just do very small areas and start the wash within several...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-05-2017, 08:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 690
Posted By jeff_free69
bipity-bopity-bump... Final meeting / down...

bipity-bopity-bump...

Final meeting / down payment is in a couple of days, so trying to nail down the checklist.

GC said the floor would be leveled , but when SLC was mentioned he said No, it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-04-2017, 06:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 690
Posted By jeff_free69
Ok carpets gone and here's what i found ...

Ok carpets gone and here's what i found
Fortunately no major disaster, but i guess the usual inconsistencies that keep things interesting.

A very few, hairline cracks.
Only issues are a couple...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-25-2017, 03:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 690
Posted By jeff_free69
Staten Island Jeff's Concrete slab project

We own a home that's been rented out for a while. Latest tenant skipped out last month, so its a good time to refresh.

We're going to rip out the carpet on the first floor and tile. Since its...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-25-2017, 09:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 855
Posted By jeff_free69
If I understand what you're looking for - this...

If I understand what you're looking for - this might work: PVC molding
I used this to DIY myself a coupl eof permanent, all-vinyl windows & frames in the shower.

Instead of tiling the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-19-2017, 08:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,014
Posted By jeff_free69
I'm about to caulk straight across, based on the...

I'm about to caulk straight across, based on the general, though not always 100% unanimous, consensus of all I've read on this forum. ( so i understand the lack of certainty)


But you'd think...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-04-2017, 02:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,634
Posted By jeff_free69
Maybe - if I found the right place online... ...

Maybe - if I found the right place online...
But they didn't show any products like this. Only flooring ( tiles, laminate etc) and offers to hook me up with professionals to install it. Maybe...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-02-2017, 12:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,634
Posted By jeff_free69
"I want my... I want my ... Flex 3D"

Thankyou Mr Knopfler and Sting, for the musical intro ...

Still NO sign of Flex 3D in NY. My local Daltile is still waiting to hear from his Mapei rep (for weeks now).
Running out of other...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-31-2017, 11:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,125
Posted By jeff_free69
I'm a DIYer who had a couple of bathrooms and a...

I'm a DIYer who had a couple of bathrooms and a kitchen on my plate, so I upgraded from my cheapo to this Kobalt. I think it hits the sweet spot between where I was and good pro models. I'm not...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-25-2017, 05:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 603
Posted By jeff_free69
Cathy, DIY-er here, just went through this...

Cathy,

DIY-er here, just went through this with a second floor bathroom in a 1920's house.

Under the chunks shown here was another 2-4 inches of loose, dry "mud", crushed brick etc. Some of it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-20-2017, 10:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 13,896
Posted By jeff_free69
For when I needed to cut clean or curve around...

For when I needed to cut clean or curve around tub I bought hitachi jig saw blades. Still need to watch the dust, but its got to be a lot less than a circular saw.

Other than that, the 2x4 trick...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-18-2017, 12:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,374
Posted By jeff_free69
might sound a bit crazy at first but this dental...

might sound a bit crazy at first but this dental scraper is amazingly useful tool - it can really dig in and pull the ouzzins out, without chipping the sides.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-14-2017, 08:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,126
Posted By jeff_free69
Hi - Another rookie here - I've done...

Hi - Another rookie here
- I've done Laticrete Hydrobarrier which is same as RedGuard (except its blue) on cement board.
Applying it is as easy as painting, and its fairly fool-proof. As...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-11-2017, 10:20 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,634
Posted By jeff_free69
" I'm waiting for 3D "

Hey, if 3D is good enough for Ralph Kramden, its good enough for me!

You want to know the reason?
....
I'll tell you the reason

(an oldie but a goodie :)
...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-06-2017, 12:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,634
Posted By jeff_free69
Got my glass mosaic up around the tub. Also did...

Got my glass mosaic up around the tub. Also did another area of clear / black and white glass around the rest of the room which should also benefit from the Flex 3D. But unfortunately still no ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-02-2017, 09:10 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 10,767
Posted By jeff_free69
Jeff, I've also watched countless videos and...

Jeff,

I've also watched countless videos and my question is "which brand of peanut butter?" Some are runnier than others. Personally, I always liked the Smuckers where the oil rises to the top...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-28-2017, 07:24 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,634
Posted By jeff_free69
Just noticed, it looks like you also grouted the...

Just noticed, it looks like you also grouted the corner - is that your usual approach?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-28-2017, 07:21 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 18,267
Posted By jeff_free69
I got it from Home Depot here in NYC , but I've...

I got it from Home Depot here in NYC , but I've been told its all "NextGen".
I even called USG way back when i started, because thats what I wanted. For some reason the 1/4" was labelled as such,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-26-2017, 03:28 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 18,267
Posted By jeff_free69
The other cool tip from the pros at john Bridge...

The other cool tip from the pros at john Bridge is to make this gauge to precisely set the right amount of thinset to get the mosaic tiles to be flush with the regular field.
Without this I'm...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-26-2017, 03:06 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 18,267
Posted By jeff_free69
For an added degree of difficulty, i mean fine...

For an added degree of difficulty, i mean fine touch, the missus pointed out that the big darker blue tiles would look better than the light blue ones.
(Would not have attempted this without the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-26-2017, 03:00 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 18,267
Posted By jeff_free69
Making Mosaics

I picked up a couple of great tips from this board that I've been holding in my backpocket for a while.

For the accent band we found some interesting glass mosaics that started life as 12x12...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-26-2017, 02:47 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 18,267
Posted By jeff_free69
MEA CULPA / Grout

Busy times on the day job, but june hasn't been a lost cause...

Before I get to the current mosaic, I have a confession to make...

When I set the main tiles I must have lost focus and ended up...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-26-2017, 11:58 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,634
Posted By jeff_free69
Wow , those are some spectacular tiles! i...

Wow , those are some spectacular tiles!

i don't doubt that you may have to see the 3D in person to get the effect. (Their youtube video uses some special shimmerring effects at times, so maybe...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-25-2017, 10:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,666
Posted By jeff_free69
thanks! - I'm literally just about to do this on...

thanks! - I'm literally just about to do this on my own project (already mounted mosiac on Kerdi-band and about to stick to water proof wall ) - just want to make sure its not going to be something...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-25-2017, 10:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,666
Posted By jeff_free69
Sorry to butt in with a newb question - ...

Sorry to butt in with a newb question -




If this is a wet area, is there any concern with creating a "moisture sandwich" here?

Assuming:
1) I have a waterproofed wall
2) First mount...
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