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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-11-2003, 01:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,716
Posted By vicks
Hi Linda, thanks, I am also a DIYer, have enjoyed...

Hi Linda, thanks, I am also a DIYer, have enjoyed working with my hands all my life, but recently (since a little over a year ago) I have taken on the job of general contractor over our major remodel...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-11-2003, 11:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,716
Posted By vicks
Question Tiling over torch-down

Hi, it's been awhile since I posted. That last tiling project wore me out. But I couldn't have done it without you!

Now I have no choice but to get back to the drawing board, as our exterior...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-09-2003, 08:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,801
Posted By vicks
Thanks! I am quite pleased, as a matter of fact....

Thanks! I am quite pleased, as a matter of fact. And after grout, drywall, more quarter-round trim, and fixtures(!) it'll be much nicer. I just got a toilet (as I was typing, the UPS guy dropped it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-09-2003, 05:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,801
Posted By vicks
Hi John! Okay, I'll send those photos :) ...

Hi John!

Okay, I'll send those photos :)

Just wondering...will the thinset + latex between the OSB subfloor and the hardibacker help keep water away from the OSB when my two boys flood the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-08-2003, 07:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,801
Posted By vicks
Thanks! Okay...back to work.

Thanks!

Okay...back to work.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-08-2003, 06:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,801
Posted By vicks
Question switching type of thinset on subsequent CBU panel

Hi all, I have some update photos I should send of my tub/shower project. It still needs to be grouted, but it turned out fine.

Okay, the topic at hand: I am in the middle of laying CBU's on my...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-13-2002, 12:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,296
Posted By vicks
Thanks John, the mesh did pooch out a little, so...

Thanks John, the mesh did pooch out a little, so we went thicker and formed a little ledge that will accommodate a 1/4 round. And we added only water to the Quikrete :)

In the middle of the job,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-13-2002, 11:26 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,044
Posted By vicks
Thanks Peggy, I crossposted under the thread "mud...

Thanks Peggy, I crossposted under the thread "mud job/completing custom shower/tub" and got plenty of help over there. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-11-2002, 06:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,296
Posted By vicks
I am a slow typist, Dave. Thanks! :) That is type...

I am a slow typist, Dave. Thanks! :) That is type S, right?

Okay, off to Costco...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-11-2002, 06:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,296
Posted By vicks
Thanks, John, okay, mine does have sand. I don't...

Thanks, John, okay, mine does have sand. I don't know what the ratios are though, and how it will do for our tub with mud walls, curb, and floor--and later to be used by two wild water-loving...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-11-2002, 06:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,296
Posted By vicks
Hi Dave, thanks, yes that looks like it. Quikrete...

Hi Dave, thanks, yes that looks like it. Quikrete Mason Mix with sand Type S add only water. But I looked all over the bag and saw nothing about lime. Do you know if it has any?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-11-2002, 01:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,296
Posted By vicks
Thanks, John and Stullis :) Yesterday I was...

Thanks, John and Stullis :)

Yesterday I was able to get the lath up, and got it under the backer board in a few places. When I get my photos developed, I'll send them.

Next, I'm ready to mix...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-09-2002, 09:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,296
Posted By vicks
Thumbs up *crossposted from thread "tiles coming loose...

*crossposted from thread "tiles coming loose after installation"*

Hi, I'm back again. I was able to put up the shower ceiling and set the tiles, backbuttering with Versabond. This was almost two...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-08-2002, 11:30 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,044
Posted By vicks
Smile Hi, I'm back again. I was able to put up the...

Hi, I'm back again. I was able to put up the shower ceiling and set the tiles, backbuttering with Versabond. This was almost two weeks ago and, so far so good. Thanks!

I have been putting up the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-25-2002, 01:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,246
Posted By vicks
I have had good luck with that wet saw from HD...

I have had good luck with that wet saw from HD ($99) on my 4 1/4 inch Dal Tiles. I have heard the same about being used with larger tiles. And I have had good luck cutting curves too. For an inside...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-25-2002, 10:53 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,044
Posted By vicks
Hi guys, this mud job done over lathe with a...

Hi guys, this mud job done over lathe with a ledge sounds good. I am envisioning the mud being thicker at the corners, having it go wide enough for a shampoo bottle at the corners. How does this...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-24-2002, 04:02 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,044
Posted By vicks
Thanks, Bud. Thanks, John. I appreciate your...

Thanks, Bud. Thanks, John. I appreciate your posting the photos too.

Yeah, there's something wrong with the scanner. It started doing that last night. BTW the circle on the Hardibacker looks weird...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-24-2002, 02:45 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,044
Posted By vicks
Thanks, Dave! And yes, that was from Michael...

Thanks, Dave! And yes, that was from Michael Byrne's book! as was the idea to drizzle solvent weld into the corners.

Bud, I hope you don't think I cut and solvent welded those corners! I did the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-24-2002, 10:31 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,044
Posted By vicks
Oops, I meant it did NOT look so snug until... ...

Oops, I meant it did NOT look so snug until...
I should preview before sending. sorry.

What is MB?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-24-2002, 10:25 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,044
Posted By vicks
Hi Bud, thanks, I first solvent welded a strip on...

Hi Bud, thanks, I first solvent welded a strip on each side of the 5 foot wide liner, so that in case it is less waterproof than the solid piece, well at least it will rarely/never be under water....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-23-2002, 10:43 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,044
Posted By vicks
Oh, I placed two beads of caulking down on the...

Oh, I placed two beads of caulking down on the bottom drain half, but by the time I got the liner arranged (on asphalt roofers cement, boy was that fun) the silicone was no longer pliable. I screwed...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-23-2002, 10:34 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,044
Posted By vicks
Hi Dave, ha ha, yes there are a lot of cooks in...

Hi Dave, ha ha, yes there are a lot of cooks in the kitchen, but I always say the more the merrier. Hey, do you have an opinion about using the mud. Why would it slide to the bottom? Are they making...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-23-2002, 08:15 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,044
Posted By vicks
John and KW, I'm working on sending pictures of...

John and KW, I'm working on sending pictures of the drain. Where should I send them?

It's not metal, but the plumber knew my intentions and we discussed how we would install that stopper. He's...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-22-2002, 10:44 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,044
Posted By vicks
Thanks, KW, I'm getting such good advice here....

Thanks, KW, I'm getting such good advice here. This board is GREAT!

Okay, mosaics underwater, and with what John said about the mud forming a lip, that will work out even better, and even look...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-22-2002, 06:59 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,044
Posted By vicks
Hi KW. Yes I think it is a two stage. I needed to...

Hi KW. Yes I think it is a two stage. I needed to place the three screws in after setting the top part down on top of the membrane (as opposed to the kind that can have the three screws in place and...
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