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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:10 PM
Replies: 55
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Posted By smifwal
Picture 9-10-16 ...

Picture 9-10-16

https://www.johnbridge.com/how-to/shower-pan-liner-installation/
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,310
Posted By smifwal
what Kevin said. you should put some 2x10 or 2x12...

what Kevin said. you should put some 2x10 or 2x12 in between those stud bays to nail your liner to and you need some dam corner where the liner meets the curb
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 08:28 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,310
Posted By smifwal
I prefer durock myself. I use a grinder on it...

I prefer durock myself. I use a grinder on it also strait lines and no crumble and faster for me anyway. How do you plan to construct your shower, what is your plan for waterproofing ? Is it butting...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 08:06 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,310
Posted By smifwal
Dam Jeff you are fast. For holes I use my hole...

Dam Jeff you are fast. For holes I use my hole saws for anything else I use a grinder W/diamond blade very dusty but I get nice clean lines and no break out. Where are you putting this hardibacker?
Forum: The Mud Box 08-18-2018, 09:58 PM
Replies: 5,526
Views: 408,296
Posted By smifwal
at my first duty station in Camp Lejune N.C. I...

at my first duty station in Camp Lejune N.C. I was looking through the classifieds and I turned to my buddy, "man there is no houses for rent with a basement" he just shook his head and laughed....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-18-2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 654
Posted By smifwal
Since you have access to Laticrete, take a look...

Since you have access to Laticrete, take a look at Stratamat.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-17-2018, 09:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,594
Posted By smifwal
A little over my head what you got there but the...

A little over my head what you got there but the spa looks awesome
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-17-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 369
Posted By smifwal
Joe do you ever get a 30in tile? More common...

Joe do you ever get a 30in tile? More common would be that 6x36 that is becoming ever so popular. Why not get the 3D3M. It will do a 36in rip. Overall length of the cutter is 46in which I imagine...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-16-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 144
Posted By smifwal
Sounds like you need a bigger monolith :) just...

Sounds like you need a bigger monolith :) just kidding. There is a thread on here somewhere with a DIY wet tent out of pvc, plastic sheeting, clamps and a pan liner.
I made one, easy to assemble...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-16-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 472
Posted By smifwal
I would. like you said micro adjustments. But...

I would. like you said micro adjustments. But you still need to get your floor pool table flat. I would rather spend time on prep, then getting my ass kicked when setting the tile. I have found...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-16-2018, 06:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 369
Posted By smifwal
The 3B4M max will do a 24.6 rip also has the...

The 3B4M max will do a 24.6 rip also has the click clock handle. The click click is awesome. I got a couple of different places that I buy sigma stuff feel free to message me for their contact info.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-15-2018, 09:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 369
Posted By smifwal
Sigma all the way

Sigma all the way
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-15-2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 472
Posted By smifwal
Hahaha nice catch. I needed a knife and my carpet...

Hahaha nice catch. I needed a knife and my carpet belt/pouches are closest to the doors of the trailer.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-14-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,594
Posted By smifwal
I am just going to keep throwing things at this...

I am just going to keep throwing things at this thread to keep it popping up. Mortar scoop is awesome for getting a lot of mortar out the bucket in one shot when putting down backer board or large...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-14-2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 472
Posted By smifwal
203759Not sure if this is what you were looking...

203759Not sure if this is what you were looking for as far as advice but, I would recommend some good suction cups, it makes setting the tile straight down and pulling it back and forth to collapse...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-12-2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 58,759
Posted By smifwal
with no humps from bands over seams, you got my...

with no humps from bands over seams, you got my attention:dance: I like the membrane, very thin but the build up or the hump at the seams with a smaller format tile is a pain in the butt. I would...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-09-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,594
Posted By smifwal
Potter's tools for cleaning out grout joints and...

Potter's tools for cleaning out grout joints and the 2in pipe trick was out of shear laziness. I didn't want to walk out side to get clean water
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-08-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 255
Posted By smifwal
I had a faux painter recommend this stuff. I have...

I had a faux painter recommend this stuff. I have been using it for years. I have never tried it for what you are doing but it works awesome for getting old silicone off of a tub or a shower base. I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-07-2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 159
Posted By smifwal
(1)I like ardex X5, mapei lft, or laticrete...

(1)I like ardex X5, mapei lft, or laticrete tri-lite if you want super non sag and crazy long open time then the ardex 77 is a good choice
(2) 1/2x1/2x1/2 trowel
(3) I got nothing
Is this a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-06-2018, 10:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 219
Posted By smifwal
Best to check the size of your tiles before...

Best to check the size of your tiles before choosing a uncoupling membrane. I have had a few jobs that line up to traditional hardwood the tile was a mm larger then the uncoupling membrane could...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-05-2018, 09:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 532
Posted By smifwal
Good coverage especially at the edge. The metal...

Good coverage especially at the edge. The metal would be a question for the other fellas here, maybe better safe than sorry. But my thinking would be it is rubber it will only break if your coverage...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-05-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 748
Posted By smifwal
I grout next day on most jobs and it is probably...

I grout next day on most jobs and it is probably best to do whatever the boss wants in terms of grout. I use painter's tape to mask off the areas that are getting a different color grout.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-05-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 532
Posted By smifwal
X77 is fantastic but pricey. I would not hesitate...

X77 is fantastic but pricey. I would not hesitate to use X5 as it is rated for large format with up to a 3/4in notched trowel at about half the cost.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-03-2018, 10:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 486
Posted By smifwal
I would guess that you could wash not scrap all...

I would guess that you could wash not scrap all that bullshit off with a sponge and a green scratch pad and a toothbrush for the screw holes. Drywall mud is water solvable after all. But I admit...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-30-2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By smifwal
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740RI17r8Vg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=740RI17r8Vg&feature=youtu.be
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