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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-22-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 338
Posted By Charash1414
New to Saltillo

I have been referred to a lady who had saltillo tile installed on her patio here in Atlanta, Georgia. There are significant problems with the installation. I only know about the efflorescence, but...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 05-29-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 625
Posted By Charash1414
It would be a nightmare for sure! You think...

It would be a nightmare for sure! You think unwanted for better penetration?



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Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 05-28-2020, 05:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 625
Posted By Charash1414
Holey grout!

No, not Holy Grout. Holey grout, as in lots of holes. As a long time installer of Mapei Flexcolor CQ, I have little experience with cementitious grout. A friend of the family recently had their...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 05-03-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 303
Posted By Charash1414
Mold in Travertine?

A friend of mine has contacted me regarding the filled travertine (doesn't look polished) in her shower that has developed black spots. The spotting is primarily in the area of the shower spray. It...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-29-2020, 06:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 475
Posted By Charash1414
Is Montolit worth it?

$3300 for a bridge saw? $160 for a porcelain blade?? Their prices are nuts! So, only for those who have used any of their products long enough to make a valid comparison, are their products worth the...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-14-2020, 08:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 686
Posted By Charash1414
Answers

Good questions... I'll check on whether the blade spins when off. Don't think it does. It doesn't sound any louder than it ever did. I'll look into the brushes. Using the Razor T3 porcelain blade. I...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-11-2020, 07:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 686
Posted By Charash1414
Dewalt low on power

My apologies upfront for posting something that I'm sure has already been addressed, but a search didn't yield any answers. My 5-year-old Dewalt D24000 just doesn't have the power it used to. Even...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-12-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,329
Posted By Charash1414
With Luan in the system I don't think there's any...

With Luan in the system I don't think there's any industry-standard that you could follow. I don't know why that guy said don't use cement board. Plywood it's not going to make a difference, aside...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-12-2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,329
Posted By Charash1414
Luan is not an approved substrate for any...

Luan is not an approved substrate for any thinset. When it gets wet from the mortar, it'll buckle, and yes, it can crumble. It's one step up from cardboard. If the flood needs leveling, then the only...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-08-2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 791
Posted By Charash1414
That's great. But from the 2019 price list book: ...

That's great. But from the 2019 price list book:

"Certain items with oversized shipping dimensions are not eligible for express shipping. Additionally, certain items (such as 10' profiles) are not...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-08-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 791
Posted By Charash1414
Schluter charges a RIDICULOUS surcharge for...

Schluter charges a RIDICULOUS surcharge for ordering the 10 foot sticks. $220 I think.

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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-16-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 596
Posted By Charash1414
Flexcolor CQ is my go-to always...except for...

Flexcolor CQ is my go-to always...except for steam rooms, of course. Not recommended per the TDS.

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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-01-2019, 04:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By Charash1414
Go here to find an ASD....

Go here to find an ASD. https://www.schluter.com/schluter-us/en_US/store-finder
Avoid the big box stores, like Lowe's and Floor and Decor. Anyone else should be able to order anything. Schluter...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-31-2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By Charash1414
I would build it entirely out of Kerdi board. Use...

I would build it entirely out of Kerdi board. Use the 2" building panels for the primary structure, much like the ribs of an airplane wing (Google it). Then wrap it in Kerdi-Board-V...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-28-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 808
Posted By Charash1414
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Sure did!

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Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-28-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 808
Posted By Charash1414
I did the Laminam training back in October and...

I did the Laminam training back in October and they were using the sander, but only after walking it out and then only on the outside 6 inches of the perimeter. I know the methods have evolved quite...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-28-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 808
Posted By Charash1414
When setting gauged porcelain panels, an orbital...

When setting gauged porcelain panels, an orbital sander, without the sanding disc, is used around the perimeter. In that application, it is effective in collapsing the ridges and moving air out from...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-22-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 502
Posted By Charash1414
SLC - Gauge rake or screed

[So I can edit the text but not the header? Clearly Google doesn't know what a guage rake is.]

I've been using the screed method, borrowed from Jack King, when pouring SLC. I have had good results...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-23-2019, 05:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,098
Posted By Charash1414
Warehouse workers (not sure what all that...

Warehouse workers (not sure what all that includes) start between $10 & $12/hr
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-22-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,098
Posted By Charash1414
Hiring a Helper

Hey folks. Been doing this for 4 years now. Had an employee for about a year and a half of that. Paid him WAAYYY too much. Need a helper who can mix mud, clean up and eventually make cuts. How much...
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