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Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-09-2022, 09:59 AM
Replies: 22,066
Views: 6,128,051
Posted By John Bridge
Guess they didn't like the idea of a niche? ;)

Guess they didn't like the idea of a niche? ;)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-31-2022, 02:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 442
Posted By John Bridge
Well, if they don't want to spend the money to do...

Well, if they don't want to spend the money to do proper job I'd move along. :)

Deck mud is cheap as compared to other products. I would never consider SLC for something like that.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-29-2022, 11:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 442
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Ryan. You'll be splitting the tiles near...

Hi Ryan.

You'll be splitting the tiles near the drain if you have 1/4 in. per foot or better. Seems you'll be making the room rain proof. Have you considered floating the floor flat and doing away...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-29-2022, 11:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 391
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Ken, :) I grew up in the better part of...

Hi Ken, :)

I grew up in the better part of Washington State, Seattle. :D

I would guess you've got Douglas Fir joists. Could also be Hem/fir. Nobody knows what species are in that, but all of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-29-2022, 11:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 589
Posted By John Bridge
Yeah, you can do that, Tom. Just don't scratch...

Yeah, you can do that, Tom. Just don't scratch it. :)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-28-2022, 09:18 AM
Replies: 22,066
Views: 6,128,051
Posted By John Bridge
You are, Brian, and beautiful work it is. :)

You are, Brian, and beautiful work it is. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-28-2022, 09:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 589
Posted By John Bridge
I don't bother with the shower arm seal. There is...

I don't bother with the shower arm seal. There is very little pressure there. In all my years of tearing out showers I don't recall ever seeing any evidence of a leak there.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-26-2022, 10:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 385
Posted By John Bridge
Hey John, :) Use a temporary stub out nipple...

Hey John, :)

Use a temporary stub out nipple as you are completing the tile work. I always use a short galvanized nipple with a cap on the end. Just make sure it's long enough to stick out enough...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 07-26-2022, 10:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 424
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Jenney, :) I might have a cure if the...

Hi Jenney, :)

I might have a cure if the water flows freely to the drain and doesn't pool up anywhere. It's possible to tile over the marble floor with porcelain tiles. The Schluter drain will...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-19-2022, 09:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Ele, :) The problem I have with breaking...

Hi Ele, :)

The problem I have with breaking out and patching portions of the mud bed is that it creates a "cold joint" in the floor. Even bonding the new mortar to the old doesn't make it like it...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-17-2022, 12:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 906
Posted By John Bridge
No registrar of contractors in Texas. You can be...

No registrar of contractors in Texas. You can be a GC as soon as you get your business cards back from the printer :D
Forum: The Mud Box 07-17-2022, 12:23 PM
Replies: 612
Views: 52,813
Posted By John Bridge
4.68 in Round Rock yesterday. :) That's diesel.

4.68 in Round Rock yesterday. :) That's diesel.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-11-2022, 09:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 568
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Mike, :) I've done a bunch of Kerdi...

Hi Mike, :)

I've done a bunch of Kerdi showers over sheetrock, and I've never wet the drywall before starting. I do mix the thinset very "loose," meaning just short of runny. I've used Versa-Bond...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-11-2022, 09:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,169
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Suzanne, :) I would pull the grate and...

Hi Suzanne, :)

I would pull the grate and collar up and see what's keeping it from going down. There is not much of it that can be stuck. You're looking at just about all of the black collar.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-06-2022, 09:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 411
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Russ, :) Do you have any idea what the...

Hi Russ, :)

Do you have any idea what the tiles were installed upon. If it's cement board you can remove the board tile and all.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-06-2022, 09:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 719
Posted By John Bridge
Hi John, Welcome aboard. :) I think you'll...

Hi John, Welcome aboard. :)

I think you'll need to take some close-up shots of the problem areas, but if were I the scratched tiles would be replaced with new ones.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-30-2022, 01:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 475
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Kris, :) Do you want the shower floor...

Hi Kris, :)

Do you want the shower floor even with the bath floor at the shower entrance?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-28-2022, 03:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 708
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Roger, ;) I think the alcove tub would be...

Hi Roger, ;)

I think the alcove tub would be the way to go, but it looks like you've got six feet in length. Is that the length of the alcove tub they have?
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 06-25-2022, 09:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 326
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Micah, I suggest scrubbing the floor with...

Hi Micah,

I suggest scrubbing the floor with white vinegar and water mixed half and half. Rinse thoroughly afterward. If that doesn't work you might consider living with it. It doesn't look bad to...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-25-2022, 09:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 723
Posted By John Bridge
I learned about movement joints the hard way and...

I learned about movement joints the hard way and had to do quite a few repairs. Gobis will tell you, though, I learn just about everything the hard way.

Put in the joints.
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 06-21-2022, 09:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 310
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Nanette, :) First I would try while...

Hi Nanette, :)

First I would try while vinegar mixed half and half with water. Use a scrub brush and then rinse thoroughly with clean water. Second, you can try sulfamic acid. Get it at Home...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 06-21-2022, 09:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 255
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Nancy, :) I think I'd try an alkaline...

Hi Nancy, :)

I think I'd try an alkaline cleaner. Vinegar and other mild acids won't touch it.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-17-2022, 09:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 334
Posted By John Bridge
We used to smear thinset on the back and then gob...

We used to smear thinset on the back and then gob on unsanded grout. Push it in and clean the grout from around the edge. Get it in all the way, and it won't come out. I've done hundreds of them,...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-17-2022, 09:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,537
Posted By John Bridge
I recommend towel drying of any shower. Whether a...

I recommend towel drying of any shower. Whether a customer does it or not is up to him or her. :)
Forum: The Mud Box 06-14-2022, 02:13 PM
Replies: 612
Views: 52,813
Posted By John Bridge
Gonna go up, Jim. :) Southeastern Texas has...

Gonna go up, Jim. :)

Southeastern Texas has about the lowest prices in the country. Place is burried in refineries, and Houston is a Major seaport for the importation of crude and unleaded...
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