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Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-29-2011, 01:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,356
Posted By Muddman
Finally got back over there ( they had went on...

Finally got back over there ( they had went on vacation)

Bar keepers friend took it right off, thanks for the info.

:tup1:
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-12-2011, 09:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,356
Posted By Muddman
I already tried the magic eraser, it did nothing....

I already tried the magic eraser, it did nothing. I am not sure it is a metal mark, it looks more black than metallic, I just don't know what else it would be.

I may have to take my dremel and a...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-11-2011, 09:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,356
Posted By Muddman
removing mark (metal?) from wall tile

I just finished a bathroom remodel and then as I was doing the final cleaning realized there was a black mark on one of the white ceramic (not porcelain) wall tiles.

At first I thought it was...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-05-2011, 12:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,497
Posted By Muddman
I was actually just thinking to myself the other...

I was actually just thinking to myself the other day that the sanded caulk I used between my backsplash and countertop in my kitchen has held up perfectly over the years. Much better than I expected....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-23-2011, 10:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,958
Posted By Muddman
if you want to be able to cut large tiles but...

if you want to be able to cut large tiles but don't want to buy a large saw you can always get a small handheld wet saw and set up a straight edge when you cut. It would take a lot longer but only...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-23-2011, 08:52 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,718
Posted By Muddman
you can tile over the patched areas right away,...

you can tile over the patched areas right away, no worries.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-23-2011, 08:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,823
Posted By Muddman
looking pretty good. Slow and steady beats...

looking pretty good.

Slow and steady beats quick and sloppy every time!
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-23-2011, 03:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,958
Posted By Muddman
If you are looking for a nice little table saw...

If you are looking for a nice little table saw style wet saw, check out the new ridgid at HD. It is the nicest one I have seen. The fence is actually decent and locks down parallel to the blade.
I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-19-2011, 12:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,918
Posted By Muddman
1. You want to use a modified thinset that you...

1. You want to use a modified thinset that you mix with water. Nothing premixed anywhere near your tile.

2.biggest thing really is shape. Are they all close to the same size, are they nice and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-13-2011, 12:35 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,070
Posted By Muddman
I have to agree with Dana, it is way too crowded....

I have to agree with Dana, it is way too crowded.

I would either go with a tub or shower, not both in that size space.
Forum: The Mud Box 06-12-2011, 10:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,990
Posted By Muddman
score!

score!
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-12-2011, 10:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 826
Posted By Muddman
You really don't need the ditra. Unless you are...

You really don't need the ditra. Unless you are worried about movement and want it as an uncoupling membrane.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-12-2011, 10:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 951
Posted By Muddman
honestly you are usually fine to walk on it the...

honestly you are usually fine to walk on it the next day, I have never had an issue doing this. Just make sure to use real thinset and not anything that come pre-mixed.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-12-2011, 09:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 928
Posted By Muddman
A dremel tool with a small carbide grout removal...

A dremel tool with a small carbide grout removal tool at a lower speed works very well with minimal risk of doing noticeable damage to the stone.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-11-2011, 10:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,663
Posted By Muddman
if it is older than 1 year it is trash, sorry....

if it is older than 1 year it is trash, sorry. Don't be tempted to use it even if it seems fine.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-10-2011, 12:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,132
Posted By Muddman
does it have lots of pits and valleys. You can...

does it have lots of pits and valleys. You can fill those with grout, but just know it will be more work to keep it clean.

and yes, never listen to anything anyone tells you at HD (or Lowes),ever....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-09-2011, 11:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,132
Posted By Muddman
try to stay away from anything really rough, it...

try to stay away from anything really rough, it will be harder to keep clean.

Honed and filled travertine is always a good option. It isn't that expensive, and with a good sealer is easy to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-09-2011, 12:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,823
Posted By Muddman
spacing is really determined by the size...

spacing is really determined by the size differences in tile, and what you can get away with. If you have differences of 1/8" you may need to go up to 1/4" to help deal with that.

Sizing is all...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-07-2011, 10:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,585
Posted By Muddman
I better do a test and make sure my 511 sealer...

I better do a test and make sure my 511 sealer doesn't strip off the paint since its solvent based.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-07-2011, 01:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,585
Posted By Muddman
Whats with all the painted bullnose???

It is one thing when I see it at HD for the cheepo tile. But I am doing a bathroom right now and the customer bought some nicer tile from a tile shop and the bullnose pieces are painted???:wtf:
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-03-2011, 01:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,169
Posted By Muddman
Yes, you used two waterproofing membranes, that...

Yes, you used two waterproofing membranes, that causes a problem.

Since it would be impractical to remove the 40 mil liner, you need to remove the laticrete watertight from all surfaces.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-01-2011, 11:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,963
Posted By Muddman
My two cents. Don't make this more of a...

My two cents.

Don't make this more of a headache than it needs to be. If after some threatening letters, maybe from a lawyer, he doesn't give you a full refund, I would try to reach a partial...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-01-2011, 11:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,963
Posted By Muddman
I always tell my clients to inspect my tile work...

I always tell my clients to inspect my tile work at the end of the day. Make sure that it meats their standards, and that it is being laid in the way they were expecting.

That way issues get dealt...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-01-2011, 10:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,963
Posted By Muddman
and "owner is not to occupy, use or do work in...

and "owner is not to occupy, use or do work in the workspace while under construction" does not mean you can never step foot in there.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-01-2011, 10:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,963
Posted By Muddman
you are right, he is wrong. You have every...

you are right, he is wrong.

You have every right to inspect work. Only if you impeded his work, or damaged the work he did does he have a leg to stand on.

You should never just go walking in...
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