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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 08:52 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By Davy
Like Chris said, it's important that the...

Like Chris said, it's important that the perimeter of the shower floor is level, even if you didn't quite get the preslope perimeter level. The top mud bed is more critical.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 08:33 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 858
Posted By Davy
Thought I'd throw this at ya. I didn't install...

Thought I'd throw this at ya. I didn't install this section but I had to tie into it and extend it. Talk about a slow process.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 08:25 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,192
Posted By Davy
I would still make each end wall come out the...

I would still make each end wall come out the same distance if you can. That way your ceiling tiles are on a true 45 (or real close) and not an odd ball angle.

With 3 niches, you're bound to have...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 08:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 487
Posted By Davy
Yeah, I would ask him about the curb and exactly...

Yeah, I would ask him about the curb and exactly how he does it. You never know, he may nail the lath to all three sides of the curb which would be just as bad as using CBU. Make sure he only fastens...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 04:51 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,192
Posted By Davy
Looking back at your pic in post 60, you have the...

Looking back at your pic in post 60, you have the L cut made on top of the seat. That cut can be trimmed about 1 inch in the corner so that the left edge of that tile lines up with the edge of the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 04:36 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,192
Posted By Davy
You have three things to consider when tiling the...

You have three things to consider when tiling the end walls, but especially the one with the niches.
1. How the layout hits at the outside edge (at the paint).
2. How the layout flows thru the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 03:42 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 858
Posted By Davy
Kevin has great tips. It's okay to install two or...

Kevin has great tips. It's okay to install two or three stones in a row that are the same height but then break the joint by installing a bigger stone next. As far as the corner stones, same thing,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 03:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 487
Posted By Davy
Rob, the curb should be mudded on the top, inside...

Rob, the curb should be mudded on the top, inside and outside. Lath is first wrapped over the curb but only nailed on the outside face. That way no holes are poked in the liner on the top and inside....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 01:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 487
Posted By Davy
Lowes has the Mapei Aqua Defense, it works well....

Lowes has the Mapei Aqua Defense, it works well. I use it over my mud shampoo boxes and when installing divot style shower floors. Last I paid was 134.00 for 3.5 gallons. Floor and Décor had it for...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout Yesterday, 12:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 942
Posted By Davy
Yep, you're right. I have to go to make sure I...

Yep, you're right. I have to go to make sure I get everything I need. It's usually an extra hundred bucks if I go. :) Then on our way to the truck I tell my wife, "you said you were only getting a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-19-2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 487
Posted By Davy
In my opinion, the holes in the felt paper or...

In my opinion, the holes in the felt paper or poly behind mud walls lets very little moisture thru and it evaporates fairly fast. I say that because I've tore out countless mud showers that were...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-19-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By Davy
I do it the same way. A straight 1x3 works well...

I do it the same way. A straight 1x3 works well with a several tile spacers under it to fill the space needed. Many times the mosaic tiles are thinner than the field tiles and you'll need to float...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-19-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 487
Posted By Davy
5. Hi Rob, Schluter makes Kerdi inside and...

5. Hi Rob, Schluter makes Kerdi inside and outside corners.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-18-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 942
Posted By Davy
If you want to make tiling easier, get a helper....

If you want to make tiling easier, get a helper. :)
These days, if my helper needs a day off, I'm off too. :wohoo:

And stop working weekends, stay home and go grocery shopping with your wife....
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-18-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 273
Posted By Davy
Does it still shock when the breaker for the heat...

Does it still shock when the breaker for the heat mat is tripped?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-18-2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,037
Posted By Davy
When you dry set the tile on the mud, lower the...

When you dry set the tile on the mud, lower the drain so it's about 1/16 higher than the tile. Then use a 3/16 V-notch trowel to install the penny rounds. The tiles should push down into the thinset...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-18-2018, 06:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 600
Posted By Davy
Lana, let us know how the meeting goes with the...

Lana, let us know how the meeting goes with the engineer. I bet he will advise getting soaker hoses and keeping the soil damp around your foundation.

Do you have any extra tiles?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-17-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,037
Posted By Davy
Tim, I didn't see anything mentioned about using...

Tim, I didn't see anything mentioned about using glue-on pan corners where the jambs meet the curb. Did you do that?

It's nearly impossible to butter up mosaics without having a big mess. I would...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-16-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 160
Posted By Davy
Yep, those have been around a long time. I would...

Yep, those have been around a long time. I would buy one of the cheap push cutters instead. The Superior don't slide near as easy as the push cutters. You'll find that you will have to oil the bar...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-16-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By Davy
Hi Hue, welcome. When you say main wall, I assume...

Hi Hue, welcome. When you say main wall, I assume you mean the back wall. You would tile it the same way you would the others. The main problem I have seen is when the transition line from the wall...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-16-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 600
Posted By Davy
Sometimes cracks will appear in the sheetrock...

Sometimes cracks will appear in the sheetrock above doorways. Like I mentioned, most slabs I've seen in North Texas have slab cracks.

Dry weather can have something to do with it. Some areas have...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-16-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 229
Posted By Davy
When the skin on the tips of your fingers wears...

When the skin on the tips of your fingers wears off and starts to bleed, old timers called them strawberries. Years ago my dad and I use to install nothing but Saltillo tiles in California. Handling...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-16-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 600
Posted By Davy
Hi Lana, welcome. Usually tile cracks like that...

Hi Lana, welcome. Usually tile cracks like that are following a crack in the slab directly below them. If the cracked tiles end near an exterior wall then sometimes you can see the crack outside on...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-16-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 477
Posted By Davy
Camille, are you scoring the marble with a snap...

Camille, are you scoring the marble with a snap cutter? If you are, that's not going to do any good. All you need is a wet saw.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-16-2018, 06:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 477
Posted By Davy
Oh, ok. That will work as long as the field tiles...

Oh, ok. That will work as long as the field tiles are the size.
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