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Forum: Professionals' Hangout Today, 05:45 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Davy
I was thinking the same as Dan, the last few 3x6...

I was thinking the same as Dan, the last few 3x6 jobs have had a continuous lug around the bottom edge of the tiles. When butted together the top edge has a 1/16 (or close to it) joint. Care has to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-02-2020, 09:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 143
Posted By Davy
I've used hot glue several times to hold rails...

I've used hot glue several times to hold rails and moldings in place. It grabs fairly fast, usually 10-15 seconds.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-02-2020, 07:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 143
Posted By Davy
I would rough up the glaze on the porcelain,...

I would rough up the glaze on the porcelain, maybe remove it in places so the thinset will stick to the bisque. You could also use speed set thinset, it'll dry faster than other thinsets. Sometimes...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-01-2020, 11:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 171
Posted By Davy
Another vote for a mud bed.

Another vote for a mud bed.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-01-2020, 07:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 172
Posted By Davy
At Home Depot, I was able to find a universal...

At Home Depot, I was able to find a universal shroud that fits most grinders. The shroud has a vacuum attachment that when hooked up to a shop vac really helps with the dust. I'm not sure, I assume...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-31-2020, 06:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 202
Posted By Davy
What are you planning to tile? If it's in a...

What are you planning to tile? If it's in a shower, I wouldn't seal it anyway. There are sanded grouts that will work fine in 1/16 joints. Permacolor and Prism are the two I like best. I don't like...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-31-2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 238
Posted By Davy
Cam, tell us a little more about your...

Cam, tell us a little more about your application. Is this a bath floor or what? How many square ft and is it going over a concrete slab or wood framing? Cement is fairly cheap and you could likely...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-31-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 201
Posted By Davy
Home Depot also carries Glass tile thinset. It's...

Home Depot also carries Glass tile thinset. It's Custom brand and comes in 7 or 10 lb boxes, can't remember which.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-29-2020, 07:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 202
Posted By Davy
Hi Tim, exactly which grout are you talking about...

Hi Tim, exactly which grout are you talking about and where are you thinking about using it?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-28-2020, 06:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 156
Posted By Davy
Both methods work but have to be done correctly.

Both methods work but have to be done correctly.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-28-2020, 06:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 132
Posted By Davy
If you layout the floor correctly and the walls...

If you layout the floor correctly and the walls are fairly straight and square, the cuts will repeat the same size. If you layout the pattern out of square then the cuts will get bigger or smaller. I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-28-2020, 06:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 324
Posted By Davy
The tiles are set over a tub so there is no pan. ...

The tiles are set over a tub so there is no pan.

It's possible that the sheetrock is furred out with wood strips. I would remove all the tiles and sheetrock, then post another picture of what you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-28-2020, 05:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 255
Posted By Davy
John, you said you want to do it right the first...

John, you said you want to do it right the first time but when we tell you how to do it right, you don't want to do it that way.

How old is this shower?
Have you plugged the drain and flood...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-28-2020, 05:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 690
Posted By Davy
This white stuff is right under the grate. I've...

This white stuff is right under the grate. I've been wrong before but I think it's soap.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-28-2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 132
Posted By Davy
That's a broad question. Herringbone can be run...

That's a broad question. Herringbone can be run square or on a 45 with the room. Usually it's run on a 45 so you see the pattern. So, you mark and cut the tiles on a 45.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-27-2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 157
Posted By Davy
I tore out a 6 year old Denshield shower a few...

I tore out a 6 year old Denshield shower a few weeks ago. In the lower 30 inches of the walls, the studs had rotten spots where all the screws were fastened. They didn't have any waterproofing over...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-27-2020, 06:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 255
Posted By Davy
Laz is asking about the mosaic size. 1 or 2 inch...

Laz is asking about the mosaic size. 1 or 2 inch squares, 2 inch hex?

There's no way I'd replace a shower without replacing the pan liner too. The pan liner covers the floor, curb and up the walls...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-27-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 220
Posted By Davy
I wouldn't use acid. You could damage the stone...

I wouldn't use acid. You could damage the stone and or everything else you get it on, including your skin. I'd mechanically remove it.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-26-2020, 07:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 171
Posted By Davy
I wouldn't try making all my cuts ahead of time....

I wouldn't try making all my cuts ahead of time. Usually, some won't fit and you'll find yourself wasting tiles. Make them as you install them.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-26-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,873
Posted By Davy
I don't mirror the pattern over the stripe. I go...

I don't mirror the pattern over the stripe. I go ahead and stagger the pattern.

Also, I never worry about lining up the joints with the valve/ shower head. I start full and half tiles from the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-26-2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 189
Posted By Davy
Hi Mike, welcome. You'll need to get those speed...

Hi Mike, welcome. You'll need to get those speed bumps out of the walls. A rub brick that has a handle will do the job but will take a little time and work. That, or a grinder with a cup wheel, which...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-26-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 690
Posted By Davy
I agree with the others and like Jeff said in...

I agree with the others and like Jeff said in post 3, you can't clear the weep holes without removing tiles. To me, it looks like soap but could be water deposits also. I agree that there's water...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-26-2020, 11:03 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,589
Posted By Davy
Paul, I still use tar paper, lath and mud over my...

Paul, I still use tar paper, lath and mud over my shower walls. I'm not sure how long tar paper and lath has been used but tiling over cement has been going on for hundreds of years. I've been...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-26-2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,586
Posted By Davy
Have you checked the outside humidity during...

Have you checked the outside humidity during those same times? Makes me wonder if the same morning/evening humidity pattern continues out there as well.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-26-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 220
Posted By Davy
Working with new stone would be easier but I know...

Working with new stone would be easier but I know the 2 inch thick Penns blue stone is more expensive than the thinner stone. A couple months ago I had to buy some 2 inch Penns blue stone. Now, the...
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