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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 07:26 PM
Replies: 21
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Posted By Davy
If the little feet on the bottom of the drain are...

If the little feet on the bottom of the drain are resting on the plywood, the preslope mud will be close to 3/4 thick at the drain. Since you're adding 1/4 inch per ft pitch, the mud should be 1 1/4...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 07:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 155
Posted By Davy
This is when a two coat mud bed helps out. The...

This is when a two coat mud bed helps out. The scratch coat helps firm up the mud behind your sticks. You still have to be careful not to push too hard on your sticks but with a single coat bed, the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 07:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,573
Posted By Davy
I normally get my drain first, then figure out...

I normally get my drain first, then figure out where the riser pipe needs to be cut off. I assume you'll be using a Kerdi drain.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 06:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 639
Posted By Davy
I keep a sponge and bucket of water handy as I...

I keep a sponge and bucket of water handy as I install the tiles. Keep the thinset wiped down low enough that's it's not a problem.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 06:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 567
Posted By Davy
There shouldn't be any cement board on the face...

There shouldn't be any cement board on the face of the curb or on the bottom portion of the jamb. The preslope and liner need to go in next. 1/2 inch is plenty room for the liner, lath and mud.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-10-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 35
Posted By Davy
I'd use mud for both areas. Wall mud on the face...

I'd use mud for both areas. Wall mud on the face and deck mud for the hearth. For the face, I usually set 1x4 boards around the inside of the firebox and use them as screeds. Cut the side boards to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-10-2019, 09:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 155
Posted By Davy
I'm proud of my float strips. No way I'm leaving...

I'm proud of my float strips. No way I'm leaving them in.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-10-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 155
Posted By Davy
I don't see how you could incorporate cement...

I don't see how you could incorporate cement board in this. I would piece it in with chunks of brick and fat mud like the others said. It will take 2 or 3 applications and you can use thinset as a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-10-2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,655
Posted By Davy
You might look into Latapoxy 300, made by...

You might look into Latapoxy 300, made by Laticrete. I'm sure Customs and Mapei has epoxy adhesives also.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-10-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,305
Posted By Davy
Once it's set, I'll go over it with a rub stone...

Once it's set, I'll go over it with a rub stone and vacuum and check to see if it's enough. I also have a 10 inch putty knife for this to make the pitch more gradual if I need to.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-10-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 297
Posted By Davy
Same as Justin. My two coat mudded pony walls are...

Same as Justin. My two coat mudded pony walls are very stiff. I make sure the lath is wrapped thru the corners and I also brace the top of the wall with a 2x4 until I'm finished.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-09-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 297
Posted By Davy
Yep, I'd like to see a better picture of the...

Yep, I'd like to see a better picture of the drain.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-09-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 567
Posted By Davy
Jeff is talking from experience. I've had it...

Jeff is talking from experience. I've had it happen. :) Luckily it stayed in the P-trap and my telescoping magnet picked it up.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-09-2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 297
Posted By Davy
Yep, post more pics of what he did today. Years...

Yep, post more pics of what he did today. Years ago, green board was considered a waterproof barrier but they finally got wise to that. He needs a waterproofing over the mud like Kevin said.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-09-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,305
Posted By Davy
I would take a 6 or 8 inch putty knife and add a...

I would take a 6 or 8 inch putty knife and add a thin layer of thinset around the perimeter. Apply it about 1/16 to 1/8 at the wall to nothing within the knife width. That would give you a smaller...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-09-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,655
Posted By Davy
If they're going to warp, it'll be when they get...

If they're going to warp, it'll be when they get wet but might take a day or two. The tile you said warped 1/32, that's enough to break the bond if it was on your shower wall.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-09-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,655
Posted By Davy
Zane, I'm not sure how long it took for the tiles...

Zane, I'm not sure how long it took for the tiles to warp. I noticed it about a week after I had installed it. This builder and designer wife liked green marble, especially what was called Hulien...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-09-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 416
Posted By Davy
As long as there's heat in the house, It's...

As long as there's heat in the house, It's usually the next day which ends up being 16-18 hours. On new construction without heat in the winter, I've had to wait another day. I can usually find...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-08-2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,655
Posted By Davy
I would set a few tiles on a wet towel with the...

I would set a few tiles on a wet towel with the finished side up, that way the back side stays wet. Back when green marble was very popular, we installed several showers with it using epoxy. No known...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-06-2019, 06:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 279
Posted By Davy
Yep, more info would help. You might look into a...

Yep, more info would help. You might look into a stiff foam board. Wedi comes to mind.
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 11-05-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By Davy
Looks like travertine to me. Lets see what others...

Looks like travertine to me. Lets see what others think.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-04-2019, 08:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By Davy
Dark grout will make any flaw in the white tiles...

Dark grout will make any flaw in the white tiles or installation stand out. Like a chip or crack or a grout joint that's slightly larger or smaller than the others. I agree with making a sample board.
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 11-04-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By Davy
Many times, I've taken a long screw driver and...

Many times, I've taken a long screw driver and scraped the riser pipe real good. Then I bend a hook on a wire coat hanger and reached down in the drain to pull out as much as possible. Then run the...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 11-04-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 155
Posted By Davy
You might try a wire brush. I see masons use them...

You might try a wire brush. I see masons use them all the time.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-03-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 439
Posted By Davy
I use it a lot and find that the color is real...

I use it a lot and find that the color is real consistent. Here's a link.
https://www.custombuildingproducts.com/TDS/TDS-128.pdf
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