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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-24-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 229
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Dan, all of our major sponsors make and sell...

Hi Dan, all of our major sponsors make and sell crack isolation products -- Mapei, Custom and Laticrete.

I never guaranty a tile installation over a concrete slab. A crack membrane in your case...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-24-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 162
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Rod, :) I'm not able to view your...

Hi Rod, :)

I'm not able to view your attachment. Says it's invalid. Maybe you can give us a little more info or a photo?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-19-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 425
Posted By John Bridge
Welcome Dan, :) The tub drain probably isn't...

Welcome Dan, :)

The tub drain probably isn't where you think it is. The overflow is actually where the drain is, and it's usually against a wall, actually an inch and a half off the wall. Your new...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-19-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 587
Posted By John Bridge
If screw heads are rusting through it means...

If screw heads are rusting through it means there's no waterproofing over them. As the others have said, rip it out and start over. And talk the realtor into porcelain tile instead of stone. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-17-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 182
Posted By John Bridge
Even at 1/2 in. per foot a 7 ft. slope would be...

Even at 1/2 in. per foot a 7 ft. slope would be 3-1/2 in., not 7 in. But as Lou said, the required slope is 1/4 in. per foot. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-17-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 330
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Paul, If your sill is in a wet area like...

Hi Paul,

If your sill is in a wet area like a shower I would use a Urethane caulk. Sika, PPL, one of those. They'll hold up better than anything else. :)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-17-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 599
Posted By John Bridge
As stated by someone earlier, the cuts at the...

As stated by someone earlier, the cuts at the walls would be murder on the eye in my estimation. But then again, I'm over the hill. :D
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-17-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,423
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Tom, Glad you got around to joining us....

Hi Tom,

Glad you got around to joining us. Don't be a stranger. :)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-17-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 599
Posted By John Bridge
Looks to me like an idea whose time has not come....

Looks to me like an idea whose time has not come. ;)

A slope to a line drain is fine, but to a corner? Nah.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-15-2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 234
Posted By John Bridge
Hi John, ;) You'll have to run a riser...

Hi John, ;)

You'll have to run a riser through the shower floor and use a liquid waterproofer between it and the shower floor membrane. Looks to me like that's gonna be a mess to clean up and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-15-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 489
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Paul, :) If it works for you it's good. :)

Hi Paul, :)

If it works for you it's good. :)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-15-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 2,930
Views: 584,721
Posted By John Bridge
Looks to me like they know what they're doing. I...

Looks to me like they know what they're doing. I know I'd have to be on my knees. Never could squat that way. ;)
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 09-12-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 133
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Bryan, :) Sounds like the old grout might...

Hi Bryan, :)

Sounds like the old grout might not have been cleaned enough beforehand. I have no experience with the product, though. I think I would clean with vinegar and water and rinse well....
Forum: The Mud Box 09-12-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,117
Posted By John Bridge
Lumber distribution used to be a lot more...

Lumber distribution used to be a lot more regional that it is nowadays. Like CX, I live in the part of the country where Southern Yellow pine is grown, harvested and processed. And I've used mostly...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-08-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 146
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Rob, :) I second that. If you are...

Hi Rob, :)

I second that. If you are waterproofing the surface of the board you certainly don't want or need anything behind it. "Waterproof" is just what the word says. :)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-08-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 654
Posted By John Bridge
I've never been one to try to tell other trades...

I've never been one to try to tell other trades how things should be done, but shower enclosures are the exception. I'm no longer in the installation business, but when I was I told every single...
Forum: The Mud Box 09-08-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 246
Posted By John Bridge
Just about any fence, 'ceptin bob war, will catch...

Just about any fence, 'ceptin bob war, will catch the wind, and the gate is just part of the fence. Use good hardware on it, and you should be fine. What comes to mind is the wind fences that are...
Forum: The Mud Box 09-08-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 5,536
Views: 413,626
Posted By John Bridge
I sure as hell don't crave personal info from...

I sure as hell don't crave personal info from anyone, but you described some conditions that can only exist near an ocean. I'm a dry land weather reporter. :D
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-05-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 236
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Joshua, :) A grinder with a fine grit...

Hi Joshua, :)

A grinder with a fine grit wheel will work if your tile is "through body," meaning it's the same color clay all the way through. If that's not the case then I would forego trying to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-05-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 402
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Cindy, In my book it's the fault of the...

Hi Cindy,

In my book it's the fault of the door company.

What to do now? I think the granite has to be removed and probably the curb tile on the top and outside -- at least on the outside...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-05-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 279
Posted By John Bridge
I'll second that and go on to say that blending...

I'll second that and go on to say that blending the tiles from several boxes is required when installing any type of ceramic tile. Further, the installer should have checked to see that all the boxes...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-05-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 319
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Brian, :) A child's party balloon works...

Hi Brian, :)

A child's party balloon works well. Inflate it to just over the inside diameter of the drain pipe. If it pops it'll go right on down the drain and cause no problem. You may have to...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 09-05-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 477
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Mel, :) I have zero experience with...

Hi Mel, :)

I have zero experience with QuartzLock. Someone else will respond, though. :)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-05-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Dan, :) A lot of us don't know anybody in...

Hi Dan, :)

A lot of us don't know anybody in Vermont. :D


Stay with us. Someone will respond. :)
Forum: The Mud Box 09-05-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 5,536
Views: 413,626
Posted By John Bridge
Chuck, Why don't you put your location in...

Chuck,

Why don't you put your location in your profile? ;)
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