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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-21-2022, 08:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 314
Posted By smifwal
I have a set of these, I tried to find a link but...

I have a set of these, I tried to find a link but couldn't
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-21-2022, 05:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 473
Posted By smifwal
the Truth!!! I like the foam trays...

the Truth!!!

I like the foam trays sometimes they are faster like the tub to shower conversions but not if the floor is all jacked up. Also if the space it bigger and it comes in pieces and you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-17-2022, 07:54 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,831
Posted By smifwal
The door installers try to scare you with the...

The door installers try to scare you with the silicone option only, saying that if anyone ever fell in to it, it would topple over "sure, ok, I'm firm on not drilling in to my curb, OK I guess we...
Forum: The Mud Box 06-14-2022, 03:41 PM
Replies: 605
Views: 50,316
Posted By smifwal
Time to raise labor prices!!!To fill up my truck,...

Time to raise labor prices!!!To fill up my truck, transfer tank,loader and mini excavator I spend about $900.00.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-14-2022, 10:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 362
Posted By smifwal
I have use the corner peices with out problems...

I have use the corner peices with out problems but for the cost I prefer just cutting miters

I use this blade

Freud D1296N Diablo 12" 96 Tooth TCG Non-Ferrous Miter Saw Blade 1" Arbor...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-12-2022, 09:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 362
Posted By smifwal
Did you measure the water in your pour?

Did you measure the water in your pour?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-12-2022, 09:43 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,911
Posted By smifwal
I have been flipping house for 4 years now and I...

I have been flipping house for 4 years now and I have determined that it would be fast and probably cheaper well maybe not cheaper but a whole hell of a lot easier to start from scratch.

Good luck...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-12-2022, 04:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 406
Posted By smifwal
I live in KC about 15 mins from Leawood. I don't...

I live in KC about 15 mins from Leawood. I don't tile anymore and sadly of the few installers I know, I wouldn't trust any of them to build a shower for me. I did carpet in the beginning of my...
Forum: The Mud Box 06-12-2022, 03:38 PM
Replies: 2,713
Views: 484,957
Posted By smifwal
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIss2Qmmc5k

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIss2Qmmc5k
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-08-2022, 09:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 406
Posted By smifwal
I have seen you posting for some time now as CX...

I have seen you posting for some time now as CX said if you add your geographical location, you might find a nice soul from here to come help you out.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-04-2022, 06:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,364
Posted By smifwal
why a 1/4? I normally put the same size grout...

why a 1/4? I normally put the same size grout joint I am doing in the room I would go 1/8th personal to minimize it being a eye catcher
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-03-2022, 05:08 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,133
Posted By smifwal
They tend to make things harder but the finish...

They tend to make things harder but the finish result is worth it, I think...

I remember as a apprentice we use to make the customer come out and look at the carpet before we cut it up to make...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-03-2022, 11:28 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,133
Posted By smifwal
Classy,nice work!

Classy,nice work!
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-02-2022, 06:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,364
Posted By smifwal
Phil brings up a great point. The rounded edge...

Phil brings up a great point. The rounded edge meeting the square edge will change the size of your grout line. If you were putting a 1/8 in spacer in between 2 factory edges you will get a finished...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-24-2022, 07:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 331
Posted By smifwal
There is a nother post on flicker or something...

There is a nother post on flicker or something like that that said the blocks don't contain asbestos but the mortar might, FYI. That being said why not just tear it down and start from scratch. I say...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-19-2022, 07:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,182
Posted By smifwal
looks like less work to me which always better...

looks like less work to me which always better then for example"I saw this on Pinterest last night while I was enjoying a glass(bottle or 2) of wine. I would really like a niche below my shower...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-17-2022, 05:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,829
Posted By smifwal
How many days to hike the 460? Are you going at...

How many days to hike the 460? Are you going at it in a now stop fashion or camping every night and just looking to get some miles in during the day?
Forum: The Mud Box 05-13-2022, 08:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 462
Posted By smifwal
I have that same set and I never use my tripod...

I have that same set and I never use my tripod anymore just because of the amount of space it takes up. I was constantly moving it to go out and make a cut or mix thinset. I also purchased the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-10-2022, 06:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 299
Posted By smifwal
hell yes you can, IMHO Ardex makes the best...

hell yes you can, IMHO Ardex makes the best setting materials.

I just noticed you asked about clips, being as it is a counter tops I would say use them since you want that thing as flat as...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-10-2022, 05:38 PM
Replies: 22,055
Views: 6,043,294
Posted By smifwal
Are those on a sheet or individual tiles? ...

Are those on a sheet or individual tiles?

Those people have a hell of a view from their patio
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-09-2022, 09:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 299
Posted By smifwal
How deep is your countertop now? I have done...

How deep is your countertop now? I have done three countertops with tile and always ended up with a sliver in the back because the customer didn't realize that the tile is not actually 12 or 24 in...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-04-2022, 04:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,182
Posted By smifwal
Mix your thinset on the loose side and a rubber...

Mix your thinset on the loose side and a rubber mallet to tap it in works just fine, or a wood float ( that is what we used when I took the class for the panels at stone peak) I would use ardex X5 or...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-29-2022, 02:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 330
Posted By smifwal
https://www.grabberpro.com/catalog/products/screws...

https://www.grabberpro.com/catalog/products/screws/for-cement-board?attributeValueIds=b86a54ea-acd6-43ea-b622-ade5015e8cef
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 04-24-2022, 08:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 350
Posted By smifwal
Sounds like flex color cq, unless mapei is making...

Sounds like flex color cq, unless mapei is making another*ready to use grout* the shiny might be the resin
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-23-2022, 08:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,382
Posted By smifwal
I would go the lineman route if I were you. ...

I would go the lineman route if I were you. Being you are fresh out of the Corps, your are use to the structure of a set schedule. You can always throw tile in on the weekend. Being self employed...
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