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Forum: Alumni Photo Album 04-22-2012, 07:13 PM
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Posted By ssailer
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Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-22-2012, 07:13 PM
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Views: 205,675
Posted By ssailer
Here's a contemporary one that I thought turned...

Here's a contemporary one that I thought turned out pretty cool. I edged the tub surround with the same Schluter.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-22-2011, 06:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,930
Posted By ssailer
sorry, Bob, that's part of the problem. Floor...

sorry, Bob, that's part of the problem. Floor used to be outside area and is pitched to a drain in the center. Drain has been sealed off and they want the floor flat now.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-22-2011, 05:12 AM
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Views: 1,930
Posted By ssailer
Ryan- the room is square. No closets. Just a big...

Ryan- the room is square. No closets. Just a big patio looking thing. I was planning on premixed, using a concrete mixer on the patio just outside the room on the 10th floor. There is even water out...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-21-2011, 03:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,930
Posted By ssailer
Wow! at least you had a great view there, Isaac! ...

Wow! at least you had a great view there, Isaac!

It's an older building (40 years). The space I'm tiling is a common room walled in glass that used to be exterior. You step down about 2" into the...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-19-2011, 11:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,930
Posted By ssailer
Mud or SLC or both?

Got a job on 10th floor of condo building. 600 sq ft. Existing tile on concrete will remain. They want to raise the floor 1" or 1 1/2". No issues at doorways with height. Just trying to keep costs...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-23-2010, 08:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,967
Posted By ssailer
What do you guys do in a down time?

Things have been going great guns for me all year. I've been slammed with good work and usually 3-4 weeks out in scheduling. Well...everything dried up 2 weeks ago and now there's nothing. My...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-28-2010, 10:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,011
Posted By ssailer
Don't know about Ditra under those 2 x 2 mosaics...

Don't know about Ditra under those 2 x 2 mosaics :think:
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-24-2010, 04:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,064
Posted By ssailer
2 similar stories... Bid a new house - 2000...

2 similar stories...

Bid a new house - 2000 sq ft of tile - 6 showers - big exposed back deck. Schluter for all the showers, Ditra on the concrete downstairs, Ditra, flashing and a sweet drip...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-20-2010, 10:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,783
Posted By ssailer
I haven't measured the lippage. My youth in the...

I haven't measured the lippage. My youth in the industry (9 yrs) is showing. I wouldn't know a dial indicator if I dropped one on my foot. I didn't check the tile for flatness. This was my first...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-20-2010, 06:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,783
Posted By ssailer
I think as installers and professionals, we...

I think as installers and professionals, we should be able to assume a certain standard for the products we install. Consumers are paying premium prices for these large format tiles. They need to...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-18-2010, 07:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,783
Posted By ssailer
I did the job for the designers. They paid me in...

I did the job for the designers. They paid me in full. I don't know how specific the complaints are. They're not lawyers :-)

I don't have anything in writing. Designer's idea on the layout. Didn't...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-18-2010, 05:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,783
Posted By ssailer
Problem

Hey Guys,

I installed 240 sq ft of 12 x 24" porcelain about 3 months ago. Took out old tile laid right on particle board (beaver bark according to CX). Took out subfloor down to planks, added new...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-02-2010, 02:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,042
Posted By ssailer
I found a local fabrication shop that will do my...

I found a local fabrication shop that will do my bullnose for around $10/ft. I charge the customer around $12.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-06-2010, 06:46 AM
Replies: 5,063
Views: 2,230,012
Posted By ssailer
Tom, Tell me about those column pieces in...

Tom,

Tell me about those column pieces in the shower. Great looking stuff!!
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-31-2010, 05:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,433
Posted By ssailer
um...this is what I read in the warranty... ...

um...this is what I read in the warranty...

"Being a natural material, tile, tile grout and tile morter will react to humidity, temperature variations and freeze/thaw cycles. Over time tiles may...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-30-2010, 01:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,433
Posted By ssailer
Kamado BBQ Grill?

Pastor at my church has one of these...

http://www.kamado.com/

He says most of the tiles are gone. More falling off all the time. I'd like to redo it for him. Maybe the same cobalt blue 1"...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-30-2010, 01:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,148
Posted By ssailer
Thanks guys...nice when all agree :nod:. ...

Thanks guys...nice when all agree :nod:.

Isaac, great idea on the expansion joints. Do I need them at the perimeter?
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-30-2010, 08:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,148
Posted By ssailer
Advice for adding slope to new concrete

Going tomorrow for a second look at front porch that is roughly 8' x 30' new concrete. No slope.

Can I add slope with mud and lathe? Then Ditra,Kerdi and tile? How does the mud bond to the...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-16-2010, 04:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,961
Posted By ssailer
Dana, the aggregate is small - pea sized. Not...

Dana,
the aggregate is small - pea sized. Not a rough surface. Don't know about the installation process.

Has anyone out there done this?
What was your experience?

Anyone?:confused:
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-15-2010, 03:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,961
Posted By ssailer
Smile Fine, fine, details, details...:) exposed...

Fine, fine, details, details...:)

exposed aggregate, has been sealed, good pitch down from the house, couple of expansion joints.

what else ya need?
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-15-2010, 12:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,961
Posted By ssailer
Tile over Aggregate

I've searched around a little and can't find many comments/ideas about this one. It's a 300 sq ft screened porch in Tennessee. She wants to do slate. I'm thinking maybe Ditra? Expansion joints?...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-27-2010, 10:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,545
Posted By ssailer
Publix Bucket Bonanza

For those of you with a Publix grocery near you, there is gold in them there aisles! Actually, in the bakery department.

Several weeks ago I stopped in the one near my house in Nashville and...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-20-2010, 02:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,247
Posted By ssailer
I go to Home Depot or Lowes and get a sample jar...

I go to Home Depot or Lowes and get a sample jar of paint that is close to the backer color.

Also using a glass blade on the saw cutting from the back does a good job. Gotta go real slow and...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-17-2010, 09:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,332
Posted By ssailer
255 is the junk for walls. I tried the 254...just...

255 is the junk for walls. I tried the 254...just too gooey for me.
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