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Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-19-2019, 06:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 593
Posted By John Bridge
Yeah, I think all you guys might have to go back...

Yeah, I think all you guys might have to go back to tile setting school. :)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-16-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 593
Posted By John Bridge
Here we go again, Eric. :) Drywall with a...

Here we go again, Eric. :)

Drywall with a waterproof membrane on it's surface is not banned. Plain drywall under tile in wet areas is banned. I know the wording. I also know the intent. Schluter,...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-10-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 459
Posted By John Bridge
I'm with Dan (Metropolitan Ceramics). An...

I'm with Dan (Metropolitan Ceramics). An unbonded/floating mud bed is about the only chance for success, and it's chancy to say the least. There used to be a product called Span-crete that I'm...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-07-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 355
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Kate, :) In my opinion, even though the...

Hi Kate, :)

In my opinion, even though the might be variations in the tiles they should still line up vertically. I don't like the workmanship either.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-07-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 417
Posted By John Bridge
I did one for myself years ago --- 100 amp upped...

I did one for myself years ago --- 100 amp upped to 200 amp. I had a helper. Took us one morning to complete the switch. Had the electric company come and take out the meter, did the work and had...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-02-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 303
Posted By John Bridge
As of December USG will no longer make or...

As of December USG will no longer make or distribute the Durock shower system, hence, I suspended publication of the book. No help, I know. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-02-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 569
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Bruce, :) Home Depot sells Customs grout,...

Hi Bruce, :)

Home Depot sells Customs grout, which is good. Lowes sells Mapei, which is good. :)
Forum: The Mud Box 09-30-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 435
Posted By John Bridge
I vote we far DaveM. It's all gotta be his fault....

I vote we far DaveM. It's all gotta be his fault. ;)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-28-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 4,698
Views: 1,519,410
Posted By John Bridge
Looks like a good job to me, Brian. Look at how...

Looks like a good job to me, Brian. Look at how nicely they cut around the shower valve. ;)
Forum: The Mud Box 09-28-2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 435
Posted By John Bridge
Who me, worry? :) Worry doesn't quite...

Who me, worry? :)

Worry doesn't quite describe it. The web site is my life. It's been around since the 1990s. We have done everything we knew how to do up to this point to keep things humming,...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 09-18-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 278
Posted By John Bridge
Hi KJ, :) The white does look like...

Hi KJ, :)

The white does look like efflorescence. I don't know what the other stuff is. Almost looks like it's embedded.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-18-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 3,145
Views: 668,304
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Chris, :) I haven't put anything in for...

Hi Chris, :)

I haven't put anything in for money in quite a few years, but what you've got sounds like decent dinero. ;)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-16-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 379
Posted By John Bridge
We'll wait for the pics. We'll be interest in the...

We'll wait for the pics. We'll be interest in the joist spacing. :)
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 09-16-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 199
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Mark, :) I'm not sure which is the...

Hi Mark, :)

I'm not sure which is the desired color, but if it's the darker gray I think there might be a little residue of something on the surface. In an out-of-the-way spot scratch the surface...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-08-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 397
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Franklin, :) I can't zoom way in, but I...

Hi Franklin, :)

I can't zoom way in, but I can see there is no waterproofing on top of the bench. I think the Kerdi (orange) is on the floor and curb only. The shower could be leaking anywhere and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-06-2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Hans, :) I haven't done this often, but I...

Hi Hans, :)

I haven't done this often, but I have to tell you this is way out of our realm of expertise. Mine, anyway. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-03-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 454
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Jeff, :) Either of the VersaBond products...

Hi Jeff, :)

Either of the VersaBond products will work for walls, and both of them will void the Schluter warranty equally. :D I mix the thinset a little loose for walls, which probably voids...
Forum: The Mud Box 09-03-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 5,550
Views: 453,413
Posted By John Bridge
I've been in the Gulf Coast region long enough to...

I've been in the Gulf Coast region long enough to know nobody can predict (accurately) the course of hurricanes. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-27-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 211
Posted By John Bridge
Welcome aboard, Phillip. :) GoBoard is...

Welcome aboard, Phillip. :)

GoBoard is supposed to be waterproof, but as of the last Coverings show they were using a caulking product to seal seams (which I don't recommend). I think if I were...
Forum: The Mud Box 08-27-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 5,550
Views: 453,413
Posted By John Bridge
Here in the Austin environs we have patches of...

Here in the Austin environs we have patches of official drought, but we've had it before. What gets me is the continuous number of days we've been beter'n'a hundred. :)
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 08-25-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 208
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Tom, A sealer won't prevent the grout...

Hi Tom,

A sealer won't prevent the grout from getting dirty, especially if it's sanded grout. It's like trying to clean sand paper -- sealer or no sealer. :)

You could clean the grout and then...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 08-25-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 266
Posted By John Bridge
It looks like iron oxide to me, too, Helen. Try...

It looks like iron oxide to me, too, Helen. Try what Fred said. :)

You should use only neutral cleaners in that shower. Unfortunately, neutral cleaners won't remove that spot.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-23-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 474
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Abby, :) I have never removed cabinets to...

Hi Abby, :)

I have never removed cabinets to do a remodel. The tiles should leave a 1/4 in gap at the toe boards. A quarter-round trim or base shoe will cover the crack. Don't let anyone put grout...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-23-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 230
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Ken, :) It sounds like it'll work. I am...

Hi Ken, :)

It sounds like it'll work. I am not an engineer, though. :)

How much does the wall weight now?
Forum: The Mud Box 08-23-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 275
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Frank, I've been waiting for someone else...

Hi Frank,

I've been waiting for someone else to respond with a good answer. I sure don't have one. I don't think there is a "john bridge" type masonry forum. :)

At the same time, old timey mud...
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