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Forum: Professionals' Hangout Today, 04:57 AM
Replies: 4,774
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Posted By CaliGrown
Nice level kit!! Perhaps there will be a floor...

Nice level kit!! Perhaps there will be a floor job in your near future...

Plywood:
• plane it down
• prime and SLU

Concrete:
• prime and SLU
* only cup wheel the hump down if it’s a wonky...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout Today, 04:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 218
Posted By CaliGrown
Most tile, especially planks have an...

Most tile, especially planks have an orientation/direction arrow on the back. Also, a lot of the times with planks the print/pattern repeats. Because of that I like to open multiple boxes at a time...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-20-2020, 08:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 247
Posted By CaliGrown
Good one Shawn! Very true

Good one Shawn! Very true
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-15-2020, 05:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 388
Posted By CaliGrown
Talking Don’t let the preconceptions of epoxy grout scare...

Don’t let the preconceptions of epoxy grout scare ya, those were with the older primitive formulations. Laticrete and Ardex make very user friendly epoxy grouts, all you gotta do is actually follow...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-14-2020, 06:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 286
Posted By CaliGrown
Tonto’s got you figured for your top joint,...

Tonto’s got you figured for your top joint, although you should be fine without it as that joint will only be seen upon intentional viewing. If you don’t want to put a wood scribe for your sides, use...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-14-2020, 06:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 505
Posted By CaliGrown
CX is 100% deck mud is pennies. Water in, Water...

CX is 100% deck mud is pennies. Water in, Water out system relies on having a porous mud bed. Since you’re dealing with up to 3/8”-1/2” pockets to fill, just take and fill ‘em with your thinset, when...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-14-2020, 06:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 488
Posted By CaliGrown
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07198TFYM?ref=pd_basp_d...

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07198TFYM?ref=pd_basp_dp_primary
Diamond core bits for angle grinder, I use them on my variable speed. Last long and are of decent quality for the price point. They sell...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-11-2020, 01:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 497
Posted By CaliGrown
Could leave it as is and tile away depending on...

Could leave it as is and tile away depending on your tile size.
If you want to fill it: Swap out your silicone for some sikaflex (do your best not to make a mess though) or Fill it with thinset and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-10-2020, 10:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 505
Posted By CaliGrown
Awesome job with flood testing!! For the...

Awesome job with flood testing!!

For the deep pockets/fill, take thinset mixed loose like a pancake batter to use as your slurry coat(this will bond your fill material to the existing mud bed)....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-10-2020, 09:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 244
Posted By CaliGrown
Peter’s (Carbidetooth) has got ya squared away...

Peter’s (Carbidetooth) has got ya squared away with the how to. Those single-component grouts take a different approach compared to cementitious and epoxy grouts. They can turn out well, once you get...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-10-2020, 09:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 505
Posted By CaliGrown
I’d clean off the dust and crumbly/loose junk....

I’d clean off the dust and crumbly/loose junk. Then take some thinset and fill in your holidays and tightly skim coat/burn-in the whole mud bed, let it dry up then tile when you’ve got it flat again....
Forum: The Mud Box 10-04-2020, 08:28 PM
Replies: 8,672
Views: 1,482,955
Posted By CaliGrown
Different kinda sheet lines to worry about

Different kinda sheet lines to worry about
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-26-2020, 06:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 226
Posted By CaliGrown
Similar to you, I use these black & yellow...

Similar to you, I use these black & yellow storage tubs. Separated by trade & tool type.Tile has two, one with misc. trowels and part time stuff, then my daily with all my heavy use and general items...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-25-2020, 07:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 248
Posted By CaliGrown
Ah man, that hurts. Chalk it up to practice and...

Ah man, that hurts. Chalk it up to practice and you’ll have a quicker go at it second time around. Baffles me as to why they still stock/sell that junk, has virtually no business at all in a tile...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-25-2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 213
Posted By CaliGrown
Picture will help. From your description though,...

Picture will help. From your description though, seems you’d be fine going over it. When I do backsplashes, I like to take 20/40 minute hot mud (fast setting drywall powder that is mixed with agua)...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-25-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 148
Posted By CaliGrown
1/2” Hydroban board would be alright, as CX...

1/2” Hydroban board would be alright, as CX pointed out them stairs are bound to have heavy use traffic. I’d add in some recessed blocking or ply onto the risers so it sat flush with your stringer...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-25-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 109
Posted By CaliGrown
Set your screeds to your advantage and do so in a...

Set your screeds to your advantage and do so in a way that you can back your way out. We’ve set screeds on our staging day and bonded to them next day with thinset. This allowed us to get all of our...
Forum: The Mud Box 09-09-2020, 06:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 244
Posted By CaliGrown
OX is great, our Emser dropped them when they...

OX is great, our Emser dropped them when they changed to Troxell and had great deals. Bedrosians picked up a new line of tools called ODYN. really affordable picked up a box screed set with level and...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-28-2020, 10:15 PM
Replies: 21,824
Views: 4,748,346
Posted By CaliGrown
That’s bit***n’ Dan!! Nice execution and design...

That’s bit***n’ Dan!! Nice execution and design man!
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-25-2020, 09:58 PM
Replies: 4,774
Views: 1,641,127
Posted By CaliGrown
Insurance claims dept. plumber you say.. Why of...

Insurance claims dept. plumber you say.. Why of course that there ya see is just some good old plumbers tracing and spit scum back from when they did the install. What a joke. H.O. is best off...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-22-2020, 03:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 680
Posted By CaliGrown
Retract my last comment, very concerned!! From...

Retract my last comment, very concerned!!
From OP:
“The Kerdi isn’t fully bonded on the curb. I was told that since a prefabricated curb was originally used, not 2x4’s to make the curb, the tile...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-22-2020, 03:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 680
Posted By CaliGrown
Doesn’t look like the ones I’ve done and it...

Doesn’t look like the ones I’ve done and it doesn’t look textbook/kosher, but maybe it’s surprisingly okay. Has a 24 hour min. flood test been performed?
Forum: The Mud Box 08-19-2020, 10:47 PM
Replies: 2,580
Views: 379,434
Posted By CaliGrown
Tile Money is on FIRE!!

Luke has been pumping out stellar content! Absolute stud Mr.Miller! Please do not stop what you’re doing, you’re on a roll kicking ass and taking this industry horns on. I get the podcasts downloaded...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-18-2020, 12:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 679
Posted By CaliGrown
Nip this one at the bud. I don’t want to...

Nip this one at the bud.
I don’t want to imagine the guys “finish” Work based off his “prep”... smh
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-17-2020, 11:56 PM
Replies: 4,774
Views: 1,641,127
Posted By CaliGrown
At my favorite chevron convenience store. Need to...

At my favorite chevron convenience store. Need to go back to get pics of more accents. This sliver is set at an angle like a piece of cove lol. Overall, isn’t shabby for commercial; it’s just...
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