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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:41 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Davy
Is this liquid rubber designed to be used behind...

Is this liquid rubber designed to be used behind tile?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:32 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,698
Posted By Davy
He probably did that because he didn't want to...

He probably did that because he didn't want to notch around the pipe. We add studs flat ways sometimes but not when it's the only stud in the area. If I were you, I'd add a few studs, they're cheap.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 254
Posted By Davy
I believe "The Tile Store" has Ardex products. I...

I believe "The Tile Store" has Ardex products. I just learned this yesterday.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 05:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 649
Posted By Davy
Cx mentioned the blocking, looks like you have...

Cx mentioned the blocking, looks like you have 2x6's. You might want to add a 2x4 to the top of them, that way you can get the CBU nails up a little higher. I would also notch the studs the bottom...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing Yesterday, 05:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 81
Posted By Davy
The sealer is doing it's job. I've never known a...

The sealer is doing it's job. I've never known a way of reversing the enhancing but you might call Customs to see what they have to say. Or maybe someone else knows and will chime in.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 03:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 649
Posted By Davy
Without the added sand, the mud is harder to work...

Without the added sand, the mud is harder to work with. You can also carve the mud using a 1x2 or 1x3. I usually keep 2 or 3 1x3's handy that are different lengths. A longer stick to reach the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 03:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 254
Posted By Davy
If all you have is Home Depot to shop at,...

If all you have is Home Depot to shop at, Versabond LFT is good along with Pro-lite. I'd use modified.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 07:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 254
Posted By Davy
Hi Don, thanks for explaining. You haven't said...

Hi Don, thanks for explaining. You haven't said that the tiles have come loose but I'm trying to figure out how you know the thinset cracked without the tiles coming loose from the wall. Concrete...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-19-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 254
Posted By Davy
Hi Don, after making the concrete tiles, how long...

Hi Don, after making the concrete tiles, how long did you let the tiles dry and cure before installing them?

And you are spreading thinset on the backs of the tiles and letting it dry, That's when...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-18-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 571
Posted By Davy
Looks great.:tup1:

Looks great.:tup1:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-18-2019, 06:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 444
Posted By Davy
If it's less than 1/8th, set the tiles like usual...

If it's less than 1/8th, set the tiles like usual and slightly ramp the last couple rows up to the other floor like Jeff said. Slightly ramping 1/8 won't be noticeable.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-18-2019, 05:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By Davy
1/4 inch board is usually used on floors but 1/2...

1/4 inch board is usually used on floors but 1/2 inch is okay if you need the height. You want thinset under the CBU to fill any small voids between the screws/nails. This is an important step you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-17-2019, 09:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By Davy
If you do use cement board on the bathroom...

If you do use cement board on the bathroom floors, don't forget the thinset under the CBU. Don't just screw them down.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-16-2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 3,145
Views: 668,304
Posted By Davy
Adding admix to deck mud will make it stronger...

Adding admix to deck mud will make it stronger but it also makes it harder to work with.

A few years ago I helped a friend and his crew mud and tile a large courtyard. We didn't really go by the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-15-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 322
Posted By Davy
I've installed similar designs just as big. Looks...

I've installed similar designs just as big. Looks good to me.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-15-2019, 09:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,442
Posted By Davy
You can fill any small divots and fine tune the...

You can fill any small divots and fine tune the deck mud using thinset if it's only 1/8 thick or so. I'd vacuum first.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-15-2019, 09:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 157
Posted By Davy
There's no rules, Mike but that's probably what I...

There's no rules, Mike but that's probably what I would do.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-15-2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 3,145
Views: 668,304
Posted By Davy
We've bonded deck mud to slabs using all kinds of...

We've bonded deck mud to slabs using all kinds of products. A slurry of thinset, a Portland cement slurry, acrylic admix and years ago Elmers glue. These mud beds varied from 3/8 thick to 7 inches....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-15-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 157
Posted By Davy
Hi Mike. Figure out if you want a 50/50 stagger...

Hi Mike. Figure out if you want a 50/50 stagger or a 1/3rd stagger and stick with it. I wouldn't do both.

Keep in mind when looking at your wall, you can control the up and down layout and you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-15-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 146
Posted By Davy
I agree, thinset or mastic straight on sheetrock...

I agree, thinset or mastic straight on sheetrock sticks like crazy. No need for anything else on it first. Mastic will set slower, buying you a little more time while installing and adjusting your...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 10-14-2019, 05:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 411
Posted By Davy
Back when we installed a lot of Saltillo we would...

Back when we installed a lot of Saltillo we would always soak them in a large tub. The reason to soak them was to get enough moisture in the tiles to grout. Dry Saltillo dries the grout so fast that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-13-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,530
Posted By Davy
I would start with a hammer and small cold...

I would start with a hammer and small cold chisel. No doubt the thinset will only get harder and a stronger bond.

So, when was this tile installed? I'd probably get to removing the tiles but take...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-13-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 340
Posted By Davy
What other grout would you try? I'd go ahead and...

What other grout would you try? I'd go ahead and make a test board with a few tiles and grout it. Most likely you can lightly force the grout in the joints without scratching the tiles but a test...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-13-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,344
Posted By Davy
Yes, the liner is next and you'll end up with...

Yes, the liner is next and you'll end up with another mud bed over the liner. After vacuuming, you can fill any divots with thinset. I would use just a little more water in the next mud bed and slick...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-13-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,530
Posted By Davy
Sounds like that might be the best thing to do,...

Sounds like that might be the best thing to do, Matt. Most installers that do good work are booked up but don't think that all booked up installers are good. A lot of the hacks are busy too.

Until...
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