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Forum: The Mud Box 02-20-2017, 08:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,179
Posted By Todd Groettum
1- Khalid al-Mihdhar, Mihdhar was born in Saudi...

1- Khalid al-Mihdhar, Mihdhar was born in Saudi Arabia and fought in the Bosnian War during the 1990s. In early 1999, he traveled to Afghanistan where, as an experienced and respected jihadist, he...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-09-2017, 05:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,881
Posted By Todd Groettum
Thanks Dave...Shrinkage makes sense to this ol...

Thanks Dave...Shrinkage makes sense to this ol country boy.:tup1:.Like I said, i have never used it and am wondering how it is QEP can call it a good underlayment for tile...hmmmmmmm course they call...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-08-2017, 07:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,081
Posted By Todd Groettum
I would start over...:crap::crap::crap:. ...

I would start over...:crap::crap::crap:.

Lines should all matchup from floor to wall and at the very least all should line up on the walls....This appears to be your first effort at tile and you...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-08-2017, 07:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,130
Posted By Todd Groettum
Control lines in Blue for large format and in Red...

Control lines in Blue for large format and in Red for the pinwheel....

It aint rocket science ;)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-08-2017, 07:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,881
Posted By Todd Groettum
Now this is getting confusing.....On one hand we...

Now this is getting confusing.....On one hand we have the "will not Bond" statement...On the other hand it will flow into the cork negating insulating properties......If it flows into ( unlikely in...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-07-2017, 07:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,618
Posted By Todd Groettum
Your Mix seems to be just a bit heavy in...

Your Mix seems to be just a bit heavy in consistency or your coverage would be a little better....mix so that it just barely holds a peak...BARELY!!!

Mix then Slake then remix.....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-07-2017, 07:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 667
Posted By Todd Groettum
As CX suggested, if you are concerned over height...

As CX suggested, if you are concerned over height and can not do 1 1/4" mudbed consider the Plywood option with DITRA as a membrane over this...It will take care of your height issue it will allow...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-07-2017, 07:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,246
Posted By Todd Groettum
I have to agree it is not up to acceptable...

I have to agree it is not up to acceptable standards and your installer has much to learn but then so do all who start a new trade and they generally charge accordingly....Sounds like he is following...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-07-2017, 06:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,881
Posted By Todd Groettum
If it is High density cork underlayment it may be...

If it is High density cork underlayment it may be Ok.....There is a difference between cork underlayment and Cork Flooring....

Cork underlayment is suitable for tile installations according to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-03-2017, 06:10 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,697
Posted By Todd Groettum
Good decision Dan, I applaud you!! :clap2: ...

Good decision Dan, I applaud you!! :clap2:

Appears the guys are getting you squared away :)

Give yer plumber a message from me...

:deadhorse:deadhorse:deadhorse:deadhorse:deadhorse
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-03-2017, 06:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,447
Posted By Todd Groettum
5mm x 6mm (1/4x3/16) or 8mm x 8mm (5/16x5/16) – V...

5mm x 6mm (1/4x3/16) or 8mm x 8mm (5/16x5/16) – V notched trowel for thinset to substrate when installing Ditra
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-02-2017, 05:49 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 31,622
Posted By Todd Groettum
Another possibility to consider...There are...

Another possibility to consider...There are Plastic barrels available out there in 55 and 30 gal...the 30 gal cut down would work well for Mud and fits on a hand cart ( 2 wheeler) Now also that 30...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-01-2017, 07:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 933
Posted By Todd Groettum
I'm with the guy who said dont.. I do not...

I'm with the guy who said dont..

I do not like glass in wet areas as I have seen failures...HUGE failures

So if you weigh the Potential for problems versus that aesthetic look you gain in the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-01-2017, 07:13 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,697
Posted By Todd Groettum
Tear it out and re do it properly Period....The...

Tear it out and re do it properly Period....The peace of mind you gain will be with you for years to come...

Tore out plumbers pans all the time simply because i never trusted them...

I was...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-01-2017, 07:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,107
Posted By Todd Groettum
1 - RS works fine so long s you mix it...

1 - RS works fine so long s you mix it properly...
2 - Structural repair is Best but at times depending on what is in the way can become more difficult than the advantage gained.
3 - There is more...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-01-2017, 06:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,447
Posted By Todd Groettum
Looks to me like you didnt get good full contact...

Looks to me like you didnt get good full contact of the Ditra to the substrate...lots of shading spots but it seems very inconsistent....Did you Roll the Ditra or Press it into the Mud with a good...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-01-2017, 06:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,217
Posted By Todd Groettum
Avoid Brooklyn at all costs would be my...

Avoid Brooklyn at all costs would be my recommendation...too dang many people there....Lots of Tile setters too

Move to Buffalo and we could perhaps hook you up ;)

Good Luck!!
Forum: The Mud Box 02-01-2017, 06:35 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,878
Posted By Todd Groettum
Ya'll sound like yer worried about acidification...

Ya'll sound like yer worried about acidification of the Oceans when you should be worried about the fukashima radiation of them...How many Nuclear Power plants do we have built along the ring of fire...
Forum: The Mud Box 01-30-2017, 07:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,852
Posted By Todd Groettum
Bodie, Please, tell us how you REALLY Feel ...

Bodie, Please, tell us how you REALLY Feel :cheers:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-30-2017, 07:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,614
Posted By Todd Groettum
Crest is ANSI certified and Has the Older TCNA...

Crest is ANSI certified and Has the Older TCNA certification....That said, Mapei products ( example Ultraflex II ) or Laticrete's 253 gold, OR of course Custom's Versabond are well known and well...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-30-2017, 07:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,974
Posted By Todd Groettum
Personally i would attach wire lathe and Mudfloat...

Personally i would attach wire lathe and Mudfloat it but thats me..

The kerdi is certainly an Option...

Cut durock ( cut with a carbide bladed skillsaw will give you a clean edge...tape the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-30-2017, 07:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,440
Posted By Todd Groettum
Not a fan of Tile on wood steps...Solid Wood...

Not a fan of Tile on wood steps...Solid Wood steps stained a complimentary color with good coating of Urethane enhances the look of tile floors above and below these steps...it also eliminates...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-30-2017, 07:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 806
Posted By Todd Groettum
A quality Glass contractor can create a custom...

A quality Glass contractor can create a custom frame less door for you....Just a thought..:tup1:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-30-2017, 07:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,199
Posted By Todd Groettum
IMHO..He did the sides inside before doing the...

IMHO..He did the sides inside before doing the top....bad plan
Reveal should be equal all the way around....Niches door frames window frames all require alot of attention to detail..

Tear out and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-30-2017, 06:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,914
Posted By Todd Groettum
http://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/showthread.php...

http://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=1807

Read through post #4

Look at the photos...that is how the wires SHOULD Look!!
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