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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-24-2022, 05:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 154
Posted By Davy
What Jim and Dave said, give him the boot.

What Jim and Dave said, give him the boot.
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 06-21-2022, 04:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 149
Posted By Davy
When the surface of the stone is that rough,...

When the surface of the stone is that rough, sealing it first may or may not have helped. I would think grout release would have been the better choice. Try the acid John mentioned, let it dwell a...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 06-20-2022, 05:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 149
Posted By Davy
I don't think you'll get much of the grout out of...

I don't think you'll get much of the grout out of the pores of the stone. I'm surprised you grouted so much before deciding that you didn't like it. It's always good to make a sample board to make...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-17-2022, 06:03 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,783
Posted By Davy
The door installers I use never drill into the...

The door installers I use never drill into the curb, only into the jamb. Silicone only on the curb.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-16-2022, 05:43 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,783
Posted By Davy
In my opinion, if he wanted to be safe, he...

In my opinion, if he wanted to be safe, he wouldn't drill into the curb at all.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-16-2022, 05:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 213
Posted By Davy
That looks like white thinset to me but I guess...

That looks like white thinset to me but I guess it could be mastic. Mastic usually isn't as white as thinset. I would buy a rub stone (rub brick that has a handle) and use it to flatten the thinset....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-16-2022, 05:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 191
Posted By Davy
We've used white thinset for those although the...

We've used white thinset for those although the silicone would work too. Just add plenty of thinset to the edges of the paper holder so that it bonds to the edge of the Hardie. On the towel bar, I'd...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-15-2022, 05:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 213
Posted By Davy
Sutton, can you post a picture? That might help.

Sutton, can you post a picture? That might help.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-15-2022, 05:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 200
Posted By Davy
Years ago I tiled a kitchen floor and sealed the...

Years ago I tiled a kitchen floor and sealed the grout. A few months later I went back to tile her backsplash and she sure was upset because the floor grout was showing dirt in the traffic areas. She...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-14-2022, 05:39 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,783
Posted By Davy
A couple questions here. How did you fasten the...

A couple questions here. How did you fasten the lath to the curb? Did you staple/nail it on top or the inside? You probably won't know the answer to this but the screws may be short enough to not...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-10-2022, 07:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 248
Posted By Davy
Do you remember if fabric was sandwiched within...

Do you remember if fabric was sandwiched within the membrane? The fabric adds a lot of strength to it. But even with fabric, it's possible to tear the membrane when stress is added like you had....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-10-2022, 06:56 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,377
Posted By Davy
What Cx said. The tiles will spring back as soon...

What Cx said. The tiles will spring back as soon as you let go of them. Maybe if you put a 50 lb weight on each tile for 24 hours, that might hold it down long enough, I don't know. :scratch:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-09-2022, 04:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 305
Posted By Davy
Chris, the reason the size hole in the plywood is...

Chris, the reason the size hole in the plywood is critical is because if the hole is too large, it doesn't support the foam well. Then when someone steps in that area, the foam flexes. We've seen...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-08-2022, 02:13 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,377
Posted By Davy
Placing shims under the corners will raise the...

Placing shims under the corners will raise the whole tile, not just the corners. So the middle of the tiles are already too high, with shims under the corners the middle will be even higher. My point...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-08-2022, 06:26 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,377
Posted By Davy
Heating won't flatten them out. I'd probably go...

Heating won't flatten them out. I'd probably go with the 25% stagger but you can lay some out on a flat surface using a 33% stagger and see how that looks.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-05-2022, 05:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 783
Posted By Davy
Hi Vern, It's normal when mudcap joints don't...

Hi Vern, It's normal when mudcap joints don't line up with the field tiles.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-05-2022, 03:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 277
Posted By Davy
First of all, I don't know what area you're in,...

First of all, I don't know what area you're in, MCOL doesn't help me. I can't say what that shower should cost you. Prices vary.

I would have tried to center the drain in the shower. It can be...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-05-2022, 08:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 634
Posted By Davy
Looking closer, in the 3rd picture, I assume...

Looking closer, in the 3rd picture, I assume that's the seat. I see a silver profile along the edge and that sure makes me wonder what kind of support it has under it. I also see the reflection. I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-05-2022, 07:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 277
Posted By Davy
Overall, a C-. His floor pitch is a little...

Overall, a C-. His floor pitch is a little extreme and he has a few tiles that he could have spent more time on. I think the worse part is his grouting. He needs improvement there. Going by the book,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-04-2022, 07:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 207
Posted By Davy
I've seen concrete crumble but it's usually only...

I've seen concrete crumble but it's usually only on the surface, say the top 1/4 inch. Is that what it's doing? Does the surface sound hollow when you lightly tap on it with a hammer.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-04-2022, 06:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 634
Posted By Davy
Like Justin, I've also seen tiles do that...

Like Justin, I've also seen tiles do that although I can't ever remember seeing tiles with that much crazing.

Do you have any of the same batch of tiles left over? If so, I would look at them to...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-03-2022, 05:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By Davy
Hi Lou. Even though the thinset may be set...

Hi Lou. Even though the thinset may be set enough, I probably wouldn't lift straight up until the thinset dries a few days, just to be safe.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-02-2022, 06:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,549
Posted By Davy
Yep. :)

Yep. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-01-2022, 05:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,549
Posted By Davy
Of course I agree with the prophet. Glad to hear...

Of course I agree with the prophet. Glad to hear you busted it out.:tup1:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-31-2022, 05:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,328
Posted By Davy
Yeah, that edge will be hard to hide completely....

Yeah, that edge will be hard to hide completely. Another problem you may have is setting a jig on your saw accurate enough to make the pieces close to identical. As you cut them, you'll want to...
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