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Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-25-2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 113
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Rich, :) Most contractors mark up their...

Hi Rich, :)

Most contractors mark up their products. They buy at wholesale and mark up to retail. The thing to know is that all contractors have to make a profit in order to stay in business, and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-24-2021, 09:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By John Bridge
Jim referred to the slotted weep holes on the...

Jim referred to the slotted weep holes on the underside of the clamping ring. They work in two ways. Water can seep in horizontally through the slots that go out to the edge of the ring, and water...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-24-2021, 09:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,175
Posted By John Bridge
On the floor, I'm guessing the thinset had...

On the floor, I'm guessing the thinset had partially dried on its surface before the mosaics were set. :)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-24-2021, 09:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 338
Posted By John Bridge
Mike, I think Dave was confused. Sounds like...

Mike,

I think Dave was confused. Sounds like he thinks you're doing masonry work instead of tile work. :) Cement grout gets applied with a grout float. It's then allowed to set up a bit and washed...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-23-2021, 11:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 160
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Joe, :) I think you could use a thinset...

Hi Joe, :)

I think you could use a thinset that is intended to large tiles instead of a glue product. I'm not sure I understand the problem, though. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-23-2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 553
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Daniel, :) I don't think there will be...

Hi Daniel, :)

I don't think there will be any fix without removing the receptor and starting over. I think I would just dab the water up with a towel after the shower is used.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-23-2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Rhonda, :) I've never been a fan of the...

Hi Rhonda, :)

I've never been a fan of the divot method and have never done one, so I may not be the best source of information. I think I would concoct some method to keep the weep holes clear....
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-23-2021, 10:52 AM
Replies: 3,157
Views: 807,018
Posted By John Bridge
Good to see you back, John. :) I don't think...

Good to see you back, John. :)

I don't think I've ever used sticks for anything horizontal, always mud screeds. Wood float strips on walls, though. :)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-23-2021, 10:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 338
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Holden, :) It's just that we try to help...

Hi Holden, :)

It's just that we try to help our DIYers to attempt the same quality of workmanship that would be expected of a pro. Everyone knows they usually won't quite achieve that standard,...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-23-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 422
Posted By John Bridge
Jim, do you liberate a paint bucket or two while...

Jim, do you liberate a paint bucket or two while you're at it? ;)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-23-2021, 10:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 234
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Karen, :) I've tried to be retired for...

Hi Karen, :)

I've tried to be retired for ten years now, but I build things around my place in Central Texas. I have noticed that not only are they shortages of certain lumber sized, but the price...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-21-2021, 02:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 338
Posted By John Bridge
I don't think you'll find that product at a...

I don't think you'll find that product at a wholesale tile supply. I think it's just for the retail stores. Yeah, it's mastic. Kinda like Custom's pre-mixed thinset. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-20-2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 193
Posted By John Bridge
I'm with Jim (Post 8). If I were going to use...

I'm with Jim (Post 8). If I were going to use Kerdi-board on the walls, I would go ahead with a Kerdi drain and Kerdi over the floor mud. I see no advantage and not much cost savings in using a PVC...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2021, 07:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 160
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Nathan, :) The wall board doesn't have to...

Hi Nathan, :)

The wall board doesn't have to overlap the tub lip if your tiles are large enough to bridge the gap. How large are your wall tiles?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-12-2021, 01:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 208
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Pete, :) I vote for reducing the wall...

Hi Pete, :)

I vote for reducing the wall into a knee wall and installing glass. That will open things up a lot. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-12-2021, 01:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 184
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Shanti, :) It's for sure you're going to...

Hi Shanti, :)

It's for sure you're going to ruin the granite tile, why not just remove it and then mortar (float mud) over the bricks? The bricks will be rough enough to grip the mortar.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-09-2021, 11:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 393
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Mike, :) To do a Kerdi shower you'll...

Hi Mike, :)


To do a Kerdi shower you'll break the old floor out, remove the shower pan and change the drain to a Schluter Kerdi drain. Hundreds of Kerdi showers have been chronicled on these...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-07-2021, 01:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 816
Posted By John Bridge
I've tiled to the back of the drywall quite a...

I've tiled to the back of the drywall quite a bit. After I converted to Kerdi showers years ago I would attach the Kerdi to the back of the drywall. I have never cemented backerboard to the inside of...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-07-2021, 01:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Joe, :) I think an eighth is adequate,...

Hi Joe, :)

I think an eighth is adequate, but a quarter might be better. Base still covers it.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-06-2021, 09:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 324
Posted By John Bridge
Time for me to re-state what I've been preaching...

Time for me to re-state what I've been preaching for many years about shower maintenance. :)

If you dry the shower with a towel after each and every use you will never have a problem with moisture...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-06-2021, 09:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 272
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Mike, What size pipe feeds your shower...

Hi Mike,

What size pipe feeds your shower setup? You won't get anymore water than that provides no matter the number of shower heads. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-05-2021, 11:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 325
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Jim, :) I don't know of anything other...

Hi Jim, :)

I don't know of anything other than latex caulking that would work there. How wide is the gap further back on the tub deck?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-05-2021, 11:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 859
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Dawn, :) I, also, worry a little about...

Hi Dawn, :)

I, also, worry a little about the bench.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-03-2021, 10:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 189
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Noah, :) It looks like you haven't...

Hi Noah, :)

It looks like you haven't started the pre-slope, so youdr idea about screwing the
drain to the subfloor should work fine.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-30-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 242
Posted By John Bridge
Hi David, :) I'm no portland cement expert,...

Hi David, :)

I'm no portland cement expert, but I know that concrete has been used in saltwater for as long as it's been around, longer than epoxy has been around. :)
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