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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 12:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 117
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Martin, :) You can post pictures here,...

Hi Martin, :)

You can post pictures here, and I recommend it. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 12:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 56
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Frank, :) Yes, use deck mud to fill in...

Hi Frank, :)

Yes, use deck mud to fill in the hole. You can use broken concrete blocks to build it up a little. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 12:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 153
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Ian, :) If what I'm seeing is a...

Hi Ian, :)

If what I'm seeing is a template/protector it is to be removed before installing the valve trim. I would remove it before tiling and allow the tile to overhang the hole enough to allow...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 12:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 78
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Chris, :) I wouldn't bank on the HydroBan...

Hi Chris, :)

I wouldn't bank on the HydroBan to vinyl connection. Instead, use Hydroban on the cement board and caulk between the cement board and vinyl with silicone caulking. After tile and...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 10-05-2022, 11:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 159
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Josh, :) I'm no expert on cleaning slate,...

Hi Josh, :)

I'm no expert on cleaning slate, but others will be along.

I do know not to use anything acidic on it. See Post 4 on this thread: ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-30-2022, 07:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 403
Posted By John Bridge
The guy provided you with a leaky shower. At...

The guy provided you with a leaky shower. At minimum, the floor and bottom rows of wall tile need to come out.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-29-2022, 06:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 254
Posted By John Bridge
I guess I'm not clear on what "sub-floor panel"...

I guess I'm not clear on what "sub-floor panel" you're talking about. Plywood?
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 09-29-2022, 06:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By John Bridge
Hi John, :) There are neutral tile cleaning...

Hi John, :)

There are neutral tile cleaning products available at the box stores. Home Depot carries Custom, and they have a granite and stone cleaner that works really well.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-29-2022, 06:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,929
Posted By John Bridge
Justin, another step might be making it to...

Justin, another step might be making it to Coverings next spring. It's in Orlando. Great place for networking. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-28-2022, 07:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 254
Posted By John Bridge
Hi nebojsa, Welcome. :) KerdiBoard is a foam...

Hi nebojsa, Welcome. :)

KerdiBoard is a foam tile backer board used on showers. Kerdi membrane over drywall has been done for decades. Works great. :)

www.schluter.com (Watch the videos)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-28-2022, 06:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,929
Posted By John Bridge
Keep the same username, Justin. Change your user...

Keep the same username, Justin. Change your user profile to reflect your new status.
Forum: The Mud Box 09-28-2022, 06:50 AM
Replies: 5,649
Views: 636,398
Posted By John Bridge
Floridians love Hurricanes. Can't get enough of...

Floridians love Hurricanes. Can't get enough of them. They're even robbing us Texans of our hurricanes. Hogging all the action, they are. :confused:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-25-2022, 05:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 249
Posted By John Bridge
Wait a couple days before using the shower, Dan....

Wait a couple days before using the shower, Dan. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-25-2022, 08:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 249
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Dan, :) There are two possible scenarios...

Hi Dan, :)

There are two possible scenarios here; if the shower floor is conventional (liner under mud bed), you can scrape the old mortar/thinset out and then set the tiles with thinset; or if...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-24-2022, 09:36 AM
Replies: 22,080
Views: 6,248,802
Posted By John Bridge
Jeff, Looking at that shower could make a person...

Jeff, Looking at that shower could make a person crazy. :)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-23-2022, 11:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 403
Posted By John Bridge
I think Dan is happy everywhere he works . . ....

I think Dan is happy everywhere he works . . . just not content. :D
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-22-2022, 09:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Chris, :) For "Tupper Ware" shower...

Hi Chris, :)

For "Tupper Ware" shower receptors I've always used what we call "fat mud," which is a mixture of sand, cement and lime. You can buy pre-mixed sacks labeled mortar mix, brick mortar...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-22-2022, 08:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 626
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Jonathan, :) Loose the 10# sledge. They...

Hi Jonathan, :)

Loose the 10# sledge. They only use those on TV. :)

I would first go over the entire mud bed with a shop vac. That'll tell you whether it's repairable. Show us another picture...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-22-2022, 08:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 403
Posted By John Bridge
Welcome back, Schluter Dan. You're faster than a...

Welcome back, Schluter Dan. You're faster than a speeding bullet. When I first met you you were with Florida Tile. That was a while back.

I see Gobis is all over himself giving you a welcome. :D
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-18-2022, 07:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 389
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Mike, :) You might already know that the...

Hi Mike, :)

You might already know that the front legs of the dishwasher adjust upward, but just in case you don't . . .
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-13-2022, 02:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 219
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Kate, :) If the too thick pieces are not...

Hi Kate, :)

If the too thick pieces are not too big, they could be sawn off on the back. I'm not sure what the precise problem is here.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-10-2022, 03:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 244
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Mike, :) In view of what you've already...

Hi Mike, :)

In view of what you've already done I think I would finish up with straight lay. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-10-2022, 03:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 261
Posted By John Bridge
Hi, :) It doesn't matter how far down the...

Hi, :)

It doesn't matter how far down the backer board goes as long as it goes flat against the studs Maybe hold it up a quarter to half an inch frim the floor. Then do your concrete curb, and...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-09-2022, 06:07 AM
Replies: 22,080
Views: 6,248,802
Posted By John Bridge
Jerry :) Where'd you come from, Rich? Been a...

Jerry :)

Where'd you come from, Rich? Been a while. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-07-2022, 06:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Jonathan, ;) Sounds like a plan. Just...

Hi Jonathan, ;)

Sounds like a plan. Just make sure you have full coverage with the mortar, and press the panel down all over.
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