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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-20-2021, 08:54 PM
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Posted By jobondur
JB's Bathroom Remodel Thread

Hey guys, been about 8 years since I did my last major bathroom renovation and am getting ready to do another one so I figured I'd start a thread so that you all can provide that awesome advice that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-07-2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,466
Posted By jobondur
Oh and I had success with just a regular tilesaw...

Oh and I had success with just a regular tilesaw blade. I figured I'd give it a try before buying a glass blade and it worked fine.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-07-2013, 11:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,466
Posted By jobondur
Sure. Here are a few pictures. Just waiting to...

Sure. Here are a few pictures. Just waiting to grout the joints.

Which brings me to another question. The Versabond bag is somewhat confusing. I'm either supposed to wait 12-24 hours before...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-07-2013, 10:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,466
Posted By jobondur
So here's what I learned about cutting glass...

So here's what I learned about cutting glass tiles yesterday for anyone that may read this and be interested.

Cutting glass tiles hurts if you're not careful. It puts up tons of little shards of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-05-2013, 09:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,466
Posted By jobondur
Can't say what literature's in the box, haven't...

Can't say what literature's in the box, haven't picked it up yet (just ordered Wednesday). Walls are fairly flat.

Any advice on cutting the glass tile? At $5 a tile, I don't want to mess up many...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-05-2013, 09:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,466
Posted By jobondur
Thanks for the reply Davy. I'm positive the top...

Thanks for the reply Davy. I'm positive the top coat is a latex and the coat underneath is likely latex as well so that makes things easy. What about the spots that are bare plaster? Do I need to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-05-2013, 07:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,466
Posted By jobondur
Glass Tile on Plaster Walls

I am getting ready to install a new kitchen backsplash and wanted to get some advice from the experts before moving forward. I will be installing 3" x 12" glass tiles onto plaster walls. Most of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-29-2011, 08:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,485
Posted By jobondur
Haven't been able to work on the bathroom much...

Haven't been able to work on the bathroom much lately due to travel for work but have a question for you guys. Have you ever tried the grout sealer you mix into the grout? I found the stuff below...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-01-2011, 09:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,485
Posted By jobondur
Hey I have a quick question for you guys. I'm...

Hey I have a quick question for you guys. I'm installing Hardiebacker 500 as my tile substrate. Once I install it with thinset do I need to let it cure or can I work on it immediately.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-09-2011, 04:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,485
Posted By jobondur
Great I don't have an acetylene torch. Any other...

Great I don't have an acetylene torch. Any other way to do it?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-09-2011, 03:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,485
Posted By jobondur
Well I hammered on the flange a little and broke...

Well I hammered on the flange a little and broke it so it looks like I definitely need to remove it now. So what's the process for doing this?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-09-2011, 03:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,485
Posted By jobondur
When you say get the lead out do you mean with...

When you say get the lead out do you mean with heat?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-09-2011, 03:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,485
Posted By jobondur
I just looked again and its a cast iron flange...

I just looked again and its a cast iron flange sitting on a 4" ID cast iron drain pipe. Do those flanges typically thread on or are they glued on somehow? Tried turning it a little with no results.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-09-2011, 03:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,485
Posted By jobondur
Yes still at the sawn board stage. What's your...

Yes still at the sawn board stage. What's your recommendation?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-09-2011, 03:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,485
Posted By jobondur
Is it critical that the toilet flange be sitting...

Is it critical that the toilet flange be sitting right at the top of the tile? The bottom lip of the cast iron toilet flange is currently 2" above the floor planks. Once I put down my 1/2"...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-07-2011, 12:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,485
Posted By jobondur
Thanks that's what I needed to know. Also, I...

Thanks that's what I needed to know.

Also, I don't know if it matters or not but the marble my wife is thinking about is the really small octagon pieces (about the size of a dime) that come in...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-07-2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,485
Posted By jobondur
I rented an 11 lb electric demo hammer from HD...

I rented an 11 lb electric demo hammer from HD for $40 and the tile and cement came out in around 2 hours with much of that time being alotted to cleanup. Once again you guys saved me a ton of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-03-2011, 04:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,485
Posted By jobondur
So I finally got around to messing with the wire...

So I finally got around to messing with the wire lath between the ceiling and the wall and I used your advice and it turned out pretty well. I started out with an angle grinder but got kinda worried...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-31-2011, 03:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,485
Posted By jobondur
Yeah my buddy has a table saw so I guess I'll go...

Yeah my buddy has a table saw so I guess I'll go to his house and rip down some 2x4s into full length shims and just attach them to every stud. Thanks again.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-31-2011, 03:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,485
Posted By jobondur
I've already torn the walls down to studs with...

I've already torn the walls down to studs with the exception of a 2-3" band around the top where the walls meet the ceiling (has the lath encased). I'll try taking your advice and use the angle...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-31-2011, 01:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,485
Posted By jobondur
1/2 Bath Remodel

Just started demolishing a 1/2 bath in my 1955 brick ranch and am starting to run into some unexpected (to me) issues. Hoping some of the experts on here that helped me remodel one of my other...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-13-2010, 12:11 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 11,626
Posted By jobondur
Yes, both power feed and temperature probe wires...

Yes, both power feed and temperature probe wires are inside PVC conduit inside the walls. The meter reads 1 when I have the probes apart and 0 when I put them together. The heating element has 3...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-13-2010, 06:39 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 11,626
Posted By jobondur
Well it looks like I'm screwed because I tested...

Well it looks like I'm screwed because I tested the leads (black and white) and got a reading of 1 (I assume infinity) on all scales of Ohms on my multimeter. I then did a continuity check between...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-12-2010, 01:19 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 11,626
Posted By jobondur
I'm measuring the floor temperature with my bare...

I'm measuring the floor temperature with my bare feet (and my wife's). There seems to be no change in temperature between the floor tile when the heater is "On" and when it's not. I've left it on...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-12-2010, 01:01 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 11,626
Posted By jobondur
Help With Radiant Floor Heating

So I've been done with this project for a while but now that it's starting to cool off I have a problem. When I turned on the radiant floor heating it doesn't seem to warm up the tile. I even...
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