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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 12:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 320
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Lana, Get a wooden stick or broom handle...

Hi Lana,

Get a wooden stick or broom handle and go around taping on the tiles. I think you'll be able to tell which ones are set solid and which are "hollow". Tap around the entire floor area or...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing Yesterday, 12:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 99
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Dan, I'm not sure there ever was any...

Hi Dan,

I'm not sure there ever was any glaze (finish) on those tiles. In any case, I'm not sure what's happened there. Aqua-mix is owned by Custom Building Products, one of our major sponsors....
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 07-11-2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 357
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Ganch, :) I think the marble might be...

Hi Ganch, :)

I think the marble might be slightly etched. Acid in the cat's stomach.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-11-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,043
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Jeff, :) We are a Schluter advertiser, so...

Hi Jeff, :)

We are a Schluter advertiser, so yes, we promote Kerdi-board and the Kerdi shower system. We certainly will recommend Durock board (USG) and Laticrete's version -- also Go Board from...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 07-10-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 276
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Jerry, :) It could be something under the...

Hi Jerry, :)

It could be something under the tile in the setting bed. Looks to me like it might be time to change the floor tile.
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 07-10-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By John Bridge
Seems to me if it's real porcelain it's not going...

Seems to me if it's real porcelain it's not going to work anyway. It won't absorb enough. And topical sealers won't last long.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-08-2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 191
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Nick, :) The glass supplier pretty much...

Hi Nick, :)

The glass supplier pretty much has to provide the hinges. You can't do anything with the glass once it's gone through the kiln. I'm a DIYer, and I've made a business of helping other...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-08-2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 390
Posted By John Bridge
I agree on bonded mud. Pea-gravel concrete is...

I agree on bonded mud. Pea-gravel concrete is also an option. You'll have a joint where it meets the 40 in. section either way. I'm a mud man so I would choose deck mud. :)
Forum: The Mud Box 07-06-2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,995
Posted By John Bridge
You could make chessmen, Kurt. Well, the knight...

You could make chessmen, Kurt. Well, the knight might be problematic. ;)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-28-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 417
Posted By John Bridge
I'll bet the floor is uneven (out of plane). :) ...

I'll bet the floor is uneven (out of plane). :)

In answer to your question, that one corner at least is worth complaining about.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-28-2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 602
Posted By John Bridge
And lift the curb top once you have it thinsetted...

And lift the curb top once you have it thinsetted into place and then re-set it. That will ensure there are no voids. :)

Also, I don't know what material you're using for the curb top, but some...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-27-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 858
Posted By John Bridge
Well, I don't know about sticking tile to my...

Well, I don't know about sticking tile to my tongue. That sounds like another Down Under trick. I'm told they don't use tile cutters down there, either. They just crack them over their knee. :D

I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-26-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 199
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Jeff, I don't think there's a problem...

Hi Jeff,

I don't think there's a problem with latex "off-gassing," but if you're worried about it just use a very good quality non-modified mortar. :)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-26-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,043
Posted By John Bridge
Hey Justin, My version uses the Kerdi Drain...

Hey Justin,

My version uses the Kerdi Drain as is. The stop is in the overflow pipe with a little up/down lever. The version you posted probably doesn't employ an overflow. :)
Forum: The Mud Box 06-26-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 276
Posted By John Bridge
Jim, Singers at sporting events routinely...

Jim,

Singers at sporting events routinely destroy our national anthem as well. Don't feel bad. I listened to the second version you posted. Beautiful song. :)

Now tell me why I'm eating apples...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-23-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,043
Posted By John Bridge
I'm sorry for being vague. I really don't know,...

I'm sorry for being vague. I really don't know, but I was thinking closer to eight inches o.c.

Last I knew Schluters drain was running way more than $200. Theirs are made one-off by somebody in...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 06-22-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 883
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Rainer, :) I don't know what "Rainforest"...

Hi Rainer, :)

I don't know what "Rainforest" tile is (what type of stone). But most marble tiles are factory sealed, and real marble is waterproof except for the faults. If you do seal, just make...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-22-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,043
Posted By John Bridge
I posted a sketch of a drain that can be made...

I posted a sketch of a drain that can be made from available plumbing parts. It incorporates the Schluter drain. There is a barrel type stop in the overflow.

The problem with the roman tub drains...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-22-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,107
Posted By John Bridge
Hey Bart, :) We get the same thing around...

Hey Bart, :)

We get the same thing around here. :D

I don't know how many people we've had come on here, asked a million questions and then don't done nothing we've advised. There are probably...
Forum: The Mud Box 06-22-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 487
Posted By John Bridge
Too bad. Do you know how old he was?

Too bad. Do you know how old he was?
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-21-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,223
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Justin, I have always campaigned for DIY...

Hi Justin,

I have always campaigned for DIY access to products, and I continue to do so. I realize that product manufacturers open them selves up to increased cases of improper installation, but I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-19-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 190
Posted By John Bridge
Ken, I would seal the bottom of the tub to...

Ken,

I would seal the bottom of the tub to the Kerdi floor than tile up to it. Use Silicone between tile and tub. I wouldn't want water getting under there. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-19-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,262
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Bobby, :) Well bonded thinset will hold...

Hi Bobby, :)

Well bonded thinset will hold much better than concrete. Don't worry about small divots. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-18-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Kirk, :) Any modified thinset will...

Hi Kirk, :)

Any modified thinset will probably do it. Mastic might do it better. I can't be positive with your painted surface. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-18-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,248
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Steve, :) Sanded plywood is fine, and so...

Hi Steve, :)

Sanded plywood is fine, and so it Sturd-I-Floor, which is tongue and groove. CDX is used only for roof and siding sheathing, never for floors.
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