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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-11-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 106
Posted By Houston Remodeler
GI, Welcome to the forum. Got some...

GI,

Welcome to the forum.

Got some pictures?

Do you know what's under the tiles?
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-10-2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 798
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Thanks for starting Tile Money ! Its one more...

Thanks for starting Tile Money ! Its one more aspect of our industry that needs attention.

IMHO Facebook is fine for meeting other tile guys and sharing, but the JB Forum is more focused outwards...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-08-2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 447
Posted By Houston Remodeler
We installed a curbless shower in a post...

We installed a curbless shower in a post tensioned slab by chipping away the top layer to create the slope needed (and maybe a little more) then skim coating with a quality flashing material to get...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-08-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 757
Posted By Houston Remodeler
The quality of 2x3's generally isn't that...

The quality of 2x3's generally isn't that wonderful. Why the 2x3's and not the normal 2x4's?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-05-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 441
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Surface membranes are the only way to go IMHO....

Surface membranes are the only way to go IMHO. Its the technology of this century. 100% of the tiled area is waterproof.

What is a properly waterproofed shower worth to you?

Does either...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-31-2018, 11:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,096
Posted By Houston Remodeler
like this

like this
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-31-2018, 11:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 713
Posted By Houston Remodeler
That's the first time someone has called me smart...

That's the first time someone has called me smart all year.. :foilhat:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-31-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 713
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Foam is the way to go. Aside from being much...

Foam is the way to go. Aside from being much lighter and easier to cut, its already waterproofed so you save that step.

Biggest plus for me - we can cut in the niche after tiling as started so we...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-31-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 951
Posted By Houston Remodeler
This is where a liner as waterproofing comes up...

This is where a liner as waterproofing comes up short.

Since CBU would penetrate the liner, you'd be looking at mudding the wall without attachment to the wall, which is a poor idea at best. A...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-31-2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 546
Posted By Houston Remodeler
My thinking; If the drypack was sufficiently...

My thinking;

If the drypack was sufficiently cured before the waterproofing was applied over the entire surface, there should be no problems with a moisture sandwich. No?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-31-2018, 12:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 546
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Yes, this looks like a 'divot method' shower pan....

Yes, this looks like a 'divot method' shower pan.

The installer did cover the preslope with Aqua Defense, but that's normal too. He went as far as to get it all the way down to the clamping...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-30-2018, 10:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 546
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Maggie, From here, it looks like (by...

Maggie,

From here, it looks like (by accident) you stumbled upon an accepted way of waterproofing a shower. Most liquid membrane require the underlying cement based structure to be 72 hours old...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-30-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 713
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Gerry, To properly waterproof the wall / tub...

Gerry,

To properly waterproof the wall / tub area that's inside the shower, you're looking at demoing the tub deck area as well as the shower area. This leaves you a few baby steps away from a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-30-2018, 12:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 417
Posted By Houston Remodeler
You can post links

You can post links
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-28-2018, 07:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,564
Posted By Houston Remodeler
That's 15 inches on center to the glass, not the...

That's 15 inches on center to the glass, not the curb.

You can use foam to make your curb as narrow as possible. We often use 2 inch wide foam stood on edge to make out curbs.

You can also set...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-28-2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 226
Posted By Houston Remodeler
You can use a premade shower pan or build your...

You can use a premade shower pan or build your own out of tile. We find building your own to be far more rewarding. :usflag:
Forum: The Mud Box 12-27-2018, 07:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,116
Posted By Houston Remodeler
WW1? I thought he meant when France owned New...

WW1? I thought he meant when France owned New Orleans.... :lol2:
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-27-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 429
Posted By Houston Remodeler
IMHO the Montolit CPV is a superior blade. Well...

IMHO the Montolit CPV is a superior blade. Well worth the money.

As mentioned above, try the "dewalt dip" method.

Watch this old video (https://youtu.be/jMpyyNUMoLU) of mine. I need to make a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-27-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 223
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Were you fixin' to use the marble on the hearth...

Were you fixin' to use the marble on the hearth as well as the chimney?
Forum: The Mud Box 12-27-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,116
Posted By Houston Remodeler
The RV park I use is half way between Orlando and...

The RV park I use is half way between Orlando and Tampa as I have family in Tampa.

Its a 13 hour drive which we break into 2 days. The intercoastal drive from Pensacola to Tampa is quite nice.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-27-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 872
Posted By Houston Remodeler
When wrapping a corner, first draw a line for the...

When wrapping a corner, first draw a line for the top of the sheet. This will keep you on target. Second, thinset the adjoining wall about the width of a kerdi trowel, say 5 inches. This will allow...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-25-2018, 12:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 297
Posted By Houston Remodeler
After troweling on the thinset, remember to...

After troweling on the thinset, remember to flatten the trowel ridges so they don't show between the tiles when cured
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-24-2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,447
Posted By Houston Remodeler
I pay him full time.... not sure he works full...

I pay him full time.... not sure he works full time.....
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-24-2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 488
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Cross posted to Tile Geeks :tup2:

Cross posted to Tile Geeks :tup2:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-24-2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 192
Posted By Houston Remodeler
What Ali said plus, All grout manufacturers...

What Ali said plus,

All grout manufacturers make 100% silicone to match their grout. Or you can order it from our buds at www.ColorRiteInc.com
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