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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-20-2019, 08:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 239
Posted By Elkski
I'm no pro but I think some new blades need to...

I'm no pro but I think some new blades need to have the tall diamonds worn down and I think it takes scores of feet of tile cuts. Maybe cut a brick like some claim for dressing blades. If one...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-17-2019, 06:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 172
Posted By Elkski
the kitchen command center is the sink... make...

the kitchen command center is the sink... make that look pleasing and take the rest as it comes.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-11-2019, 07:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 318
Posted By Elkski
i know quarry tiles are supposed to be non...

i know quarry tiles are supposed to be non permeable but do you think they had some sort of drain system in the sand?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-10-2019, 06:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 318
Posted By Elkski
Did you take pictures of the cheese did you get a...

Did you take pictures of the cheese did you get a sample
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-10-2019, 05:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 318
Posted By Elkski
That's an sure has some big black stones in it...

That's an sure has some big black stones in it not very well screened sand it looks like. I would think a cheese factory would be hard use, lots of water washing the floor, chemicals,heavy traffic...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-10-2019, 04:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 521
Posted By Elkski
Just tell people you did your level best but the...

Just tell people you did your level best but the window installer sucked
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-09-2019, 05:40 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,132
Posted By Elkski
I like that Peter.

I like that Peter.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-09-2019, 05:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 309
Posted By Elkski
There's always more to these stories. I wake up...

There's always more to these stories. I wake up this morning and I think about your dilemma and I feel a little sickness in my tummy for you. It is so sad that we have this type of work being done in...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-08-2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 309
Posted By Elkski
Seems like many mistakes. No way to seal that...

Seems like many mistakes. No way to seal that curb to wall after tile is on the wall like that pic. And the bench is s leaker
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-08-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 260
Posted By Elkski
Very nice tile work Davy

Very nice tile work Davy
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-04-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,440
Posted By Elkski
Do you reckon the tar paper was to prevent...

Do you reckon the tar paper was to prevent squeaks?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-03-2019, 03:21 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,132
Posted By Elkski
that white stuff on the kerdi is just the fuzz...

that white stuff on the kerdi is just the fuzz layer so thinset bonds better the water proof layer is in the orange layer... IMHO anyway... so dont worry at all about this.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-03-2019, 02:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 695
Posted By Elkski
Pick larger floor tiles?? That would be weird...

Pick larger floor tiles??
That would be weird to not be able to do any plumbing in your own house. Not even say installing a new faucet or sink with drain and plumbing? I have admitted that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-30-2019, 06:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 717
Posted By Elkski
there is actually a area on the control wall...

there is actually a area on the control wall specified in the ADA rules. to me it seemed to be to small of an area for having a temp control and a diverted and 2 volume control valves. i think a ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-29-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 332
Posted By Elkski
refinish those hardwoods?

refinish those hardwoods?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-29-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 465
Posted By Elkski
Joe, don't be so hard on yourself. This flatness...

Joe, don't be so hard on yourself. This flatness thing takes a lesson like yours to really appreciate. We all bend tiles on the floor and walls like you did. Just take time on the wall painting and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-29-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 788
Posted By Elkski
yes must back butter. then your coverage will be...

yes must back butter. then your coverage will be 90%+
I like to mix up 12#, 17# and 25# batches. yes I weigh in a bucket with my scale on the ladder. for small tiles withe lots of grout lines...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-29-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 465
Posted By Elkski
If I ever have another concrete slab poured. I'm...

If I ever have another concrete slab poured. I'm going to have it written in the contract about some kind of off level monetary penalty and I'm going to hold half the payment back until the cement...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-29-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 212
Posted By Elkski
Cutting screws is very hard to do saws all or...

Cutting screws is very hard to do saws all or multitool. Nails not so much vibration. No one uses nails anymore.
I think you need to be prepared to remodel the whole kitchen as a plan C. Plan B...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-29-2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,653
Posted By Elkski
I've had some tiles that I pulled at the end of a...

I've had some tiles that I pulled at the end of a mortar batch. 2 hours is potlife I get. I was weighing my powder and measuring water. I was using cold Utah water and Its probably 60 f in...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-28-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,653
Posted By Elkski
I was just going to post that the 3D came with...

I was just going to post that the 3D came with this nice square firm sponge like the type I'm talking about it also came with a very small white Scotch-Brite pad . The tail is on the less than half...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-28-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,653
Posted By Elkski
Davy is spot on. It sets up so fast in thin...

Davy is spot on. It sets up so fast in thin layers on tile. Like 10 mins. But joints stay flexible and mushy for a long time. I worked with the flex color 3D which I think is similar it is hard...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-26-2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,366
Posted By Elkski
note to self ... never drop a wrench... the...

note to self ... never drop a wrench... the monkey wrench... new house and this remodel is a surprise... kiss that SO. and hang on tight. Funny I saw the Tiger and thought it was like the Tree,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-26-2019, 03:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 410
Posted By Elkski
in the same lot they should be close but usually...

in the same lot they should be close but usually people plan to mix tiles from multiple boxes... but in this last job they all looked the same except a few random tiles were a tad wide.. to me it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-26-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,687
Posted By Elkski
lots of questions here... so do you have the...

lots of questions here... so do you have the side drain linear Schluter foam pan? I think if the drain cant be 2' from the curbless door or centered or on the back wall at like 4' then a curb is the...
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