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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 05:02 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By Davy
I agree, Kelly. The drop was usually 1 1/2 inches.

I agree, Kelly. The drop was usually 1 1/2 inches.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 12:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 321
Posted By Davy
We've run into that many times where the slab was...

We've run into that many times where the slab was dropped in the tile areas. Most of the time they would drop it when a thick tile was going in, something like Saltillo. Or, if the tile is unknown at...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-05-2022, 04:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 389
Posted By Davy
I agree that you should avoid grout filling up...

I agree that you should avoid grout filling up the joints regardless of the grout type you plan to use. Most likely, somewhere you'll have too much thinset in the joints. It's something to watch for...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-04-2022, 07:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 628
Posted By Davy
I've probably installed 5 or 6 pan liners made...

I've probably installed 5 or 6 pan liners made from Mapei's Aqua Defense using the divot method. The fabric is a big deal in my opinion. It adds a lot of strength and thickness.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-02-2022, 07:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 175
Posted By Davy
I agree. A diamond blade and small cold chisel...

I agree. A diamond blade and small cold chisel and hammer would remove it. Take your time.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-02-2022, 07:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By Davy
Have you talked to the person/company that...

Have you talked to the person/company that installed it?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-02-2022, 07:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 932
Posted By Davy
Did you find any termites in the curb, Joe? It...

Did you find any termites in the curb, Joe? It sure looks like they have been there.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-02-2022, 10:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 407
Posted By Davy
Yeah, this is odd. Just want to confirm, the...

Yeah, this is odd. Just want to confirm, the webbing I see around the edges of the tile in hand is from the cement board, correct? Is it the actual webbing or just an imprint of the webbing?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-30-2022, 06:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 884
Posted By Davy
The rub brick mentioned is a good idea along with...

The rub brick mentioned is a good idea along with vacuuming the floor. Once you get it sloped like you want then you might want to skim coat the mud with thinset.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-29-2022, 03:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 254
Posted By Davy
I would not use plywood on my shower walls. I'd...

I would not use plywood on my shower walls. I'd use the Kerdiboard or sheetrock with Kerdi over it like John mentions in post 2.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-28-2022, 07:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 233
Posted By Davy
The bricks and old rough mud can be damp but you...

The bricks and old rough mud can be damp but you don't want any standing water. The thinset can be thinner than usual since you're using it as a skim coat bonder. Same with the brick mud, a little...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-27-2022, 04:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 233
Posted By Davy
Thinset mortar is just that, a thin bonding layer...

Thinset mortar is just that, a thin bonding layer of roughly 1/4 inch or less. I would mix up some thinset and spread some on the rough surface. Then spread some fat mud (for masonry work) over the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-26-2022, 05:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 626
Posted By Davy
If you don't have a roll of poly laying around,...

If you don't have a roll of poly laying around, grab a couple trash bags.:tup1:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-26-2022, 05:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 628
Posted By Davy
Hi Craig, I understand what you're thinking but...

Hi Craig, I understand what you're thinking but you can't look at the standing water and say for certain that the shower is leaking within that area. It could be but may not be. Your tile has pitch,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-26-2022, 05:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By Davy
Yep, I'd buy the door first.

Yep, I'd buy the door first.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-25-2022, 09:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 626
Posted By Davy
I use different lengths of lattice sticks like...

I use different lengths of lattice sticks like John. And as Kevin mentioned, it's important to keep the lattice (or whatever you use) pointed towards the drain at all times as you cut the mud....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-25-2022, 08:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 932
Posted By Davy
Yep, what the others said. There's no doubt that...

Yep, what the others said. There's no doubt that moisture will find it's way to the pan liner. Adding pitch to the top 2x4 helps to keep the moisture running towards the shower and not to the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-23-2022, 04:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 932
Posted By Davy
It's fun to be a detective and try to figure out...

It's fun to be a detective and try to figure out where and why it's leaking but we usually don't spend much time doing that. The tiles on top of the curb are also cracked along with cracked grout....
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-20-2022, 04:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 403
Posted By Davy
Welcome back, Dan. :tup1:

Welcome back, Dan. :tup1:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-19-2022, 05:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,261
Posted By Davy
I mix my wall mud (fat mud) 4 sand to 1 portland...

I mix my wall mud (fat mud) 4 sand to 1 portland cement and 1 Lime. I wouldn't try to butter out each tile that thick. I would, apply a scratch coat and let it set. Then apply the smooth finish mud...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-17-2022, 03:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 276
Posted By Davy
I agree, installing Kerdi over dimensional lumber...

I agree, installing Kerdi over dimensional lumber is likely the problem.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-17-2022, 08:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 357
Posted By Davy
For small batches, I use a paint mixer that goes...

For small batches, I use a paint mixer that goes in a drill and a small bucket.
Forum: The Mud Box 09-17-2022, 08:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 204
Posted By Davy
We went thru one in So. Cal back in 69. It...

We went thru one in So. Cal back in 69. It happened at 6 am and I do remember the rumble and all the things falling off the shelves in my bedroom. My uncle lived near where it was centered and he...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-16-2022, 04:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 301
Posted By Davy
John, the light colored mortar just under the...

John, the light colored mortar just under the tiles is thinset. Chip or grind that away down to the gray mud. The voids in the mud can be patched in using fresh wall mud with a skim coat of high...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-16-2022, 04:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 229
Posted By Davy
Bobby, I wouldn't worry about the "non sag"...

Bobby, I wouldn't worry about the "non sag" claim. Some thinsets are pretty good at holding tiles in place but I would still plan to use wedges or spacers on the walls. Throw that out and you have a...
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