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Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-15-2005, 08:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 705
Posted By Dave the rave
Smile scraping ashphalt

Thanks for the input Musky,
yeah, guess that's what I'll have to do.
I was going to screw a layer of backerboard over it but maybe that won't be necessary if I skim it.

regards,

Dave the...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-13-2005, 10:28 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,790
Posted By Dave the rave
joint width

It's a bit late for them to be complaining about the joint width, since the job is done. They could have said something on the day you began laying the tile.

I take a deposit for half the job...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-13-2005, 10:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 705
Posted By Dave the rave
removing ashphalt cement

Hey all you construction freaks out there. I would like to ask for some expert advice. Beer. Beer. Beer.

My client has ripped a backsplash off of their kitchen plywood wall. The backsplash...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-04-2004, 03:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,677
Posted By Dave the rave
Averting Disastor

I just talked with my customer and told him that I'd consulted with my "tiling buddies." As I had never laid granite over vinyl before and wanted to double check. He was gratified that I'd taken the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-04-2004, 03:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,296
Posted By Dave the rave
Hey dudes, Thanks for saving my ass!!! I...

Hey dudes,

Thanks for saving my ass!!! I called the customer and told him about the expansion problem and he was simpathetic, but, of course, not pleased.

I told him that I had consulted with...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-04-2004, 02:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,677
Posted By Dave the rave
I suppose that means ceramic doesn't go over...

I suppose that means ceramic doesn't go over vinyl either? Because of the expansion rates?

I'm just thinking up options for my customer.

Or how about a layer of Ditra, and then granite?
...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-04-2004, 02:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,677
Posted By Dave the rave
MHI, Now that's the kind of answer I was...

MHI,

Now that's the kind of answer I was looking for, a REASON not to go over the vinyl.

I'll definately not do it. Thanks!! And I'll definately have to give this guy a new estimate.

Dave...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-04-2004, 12:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,677
Posted By Dave the rave
There's a time and a place for everything

...which brings me to the idea that possibly nobody in this forum has ever set granite over vinyl before and that is the reason none of you can tell me why it shouldn't be done?

Get this straight....
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-04-2004, 12:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,677
Posted By Dave the rave
Now now, Stullis, Everyone has to have their...

Now now, Stullis,

Everyone has to have their first granite job, right?

This is a very small kitchen, with the cabinets already installed. To rip it all up would be very messy and not...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-04-2004, 08:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,677
Posted By Dave the rave
Oh, and Olzo, What do you like to set...

Oh, and Olzo,

What do you like to set granite with?

thanks!
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-04-2004, 08:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,677
Posted By Dave the rave
The other thing is that I've done a lot of demo...

The other thing is that I've done a lot of demo lately and really don't feel like tearing this place up since it's new construction. And I don't believe the customer would be particulaly keen on the...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-04-2004, 08:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,677
Posted By Dave the rave
Thanks for the replies! The underlayment is...

Thanks for the replies!

The underlayment is Durock. It's new construction, and the tile over it is very well attached to the Durock. Kind of hate to pull it up. Are you guys saying that the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-03-2004, 06:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,296
Posted By Dave the rave
Home Depot Granite tiles

Hi tilers,

Has anybody used the 3/8', 12x12 Home Depot granite tiles? Do they warp? Does modified thinset work on them?

Never used granite before. I'm going over a newly laid vinyl tile floor....
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-03-2004, 09:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,677
Posted By Dave the rave
Red face Oh, one more thing. If were to go over ceramic...

Oh, one more thing. If were to go over ceramic tile with granite, which thinset would I use, same one?

Dave the rave
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-03-2004, 09:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,677
Posted By Dave the rave
working with granite

Hi guys,

Kind of missed you. Was in Baltimore, doing a "Chinese" bathroom and didn't have access to the forum. Well I'm back.

Going to lay my first granite floor, 12x12 Home depot tiles, about...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-16-2004, 06:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 945
Posted By Dave the rave
I guess the fact that thinsett goes on before and...

I guess the fact that thinsett goes on before and after the Kerdi helps to stiffen it up as well.

Would you use modified over the drywall?
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-16-2004, 06:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 922
Posted By Dave the rave
When I explained it to him, he understood what it...

When I explained it to him, he understood what it was about; he said to his partner, "it's a membrane thing." And he wanted to make sure that I was going to put plywood down over the plank floor that...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-16-2004, 06:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,534
Posted By Dave the rave
Okie Dokie

Okie Dokie
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-16-2004, 02:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 928
Posted By Dave the rave
Hi Opie, I've used it a couple of times, and...

Hi Opie,

I've used it a couple of times, and have found it works best if you lay a thin coat down, lay a fiberglass mesh tape on the seam and roll over it once, otherwise it will mush up. Then...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-16-2004, 02:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 922
Posted By Dave the rave
plummer came

The plummer came today and he was very interested in the Kerdi drain I brought in. It had a PVC pipe attachmentSo, and at first the guy said, no, he couldn't deal with it. I guess he was pulling my...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-16-2004, 02:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,534
Posted By Dave the rave
sand

Thanks, BBCamp:)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-16-2004, 01:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,534
Posted By Dave the rave
sand

John,

re: 40"x28" mud slope to a Kerdi drain. the flange is 1.25 inches above the subfloor.


You recommended "Four sixty-pound bags and two fifty-pound bags of sand."

Four sixty-pound bags...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-16-2004, 01:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 945
Posted By Dave the rave
Kerdi over CBU?

I think I read in your book, John, that you would make a Kerdi shower with a curb made from 2x4's and drywall? Wouldn't CBU make more sense, since it's studier? Or doesn't Kerdi stick as well to CBU?...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-15-2004, 02:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 922
Posted By Dave the rave
The Old Way

This shower pan must be from the 30's, that I ripped out, and I'm just wondering about how they used to do things, because this tin thing wasn't even sloped. There was no pre-slope. Just a mud bed on...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-14-2004, 01:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,534
Posted By Dave the rave
mud shower

So I did the four sections method on the shower pan, using a Demo hammer, and it worked pretty good, except for the fogging up of my safety glasses.

Then I checked out the walls. Mud and lath all...
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