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Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing Today, 06:22 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Davy
It's hard to tell if it's only the sealer that's...

It's hard to tell if it's only the sealer that's chipped away or if the tiles are chipped and how deep. If the tiles are chipped and worn then I'd think new sealer would turn out darker in those...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 06:13 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,395
Posted By Davy
I'd try a 5 and 1 tool or putty knife to remove...

I'd try a 5 and 1 tool or putty knife to remove the adhesive. Use a hammer and putty knife if you need to.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 06:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 52
Posted By Davy
I like having the edge of the wall tile stop at...

I like having the edge of the wall tile stop at the outside of the curb but you can go past it if you want. If you do go past it, I'd go out to the corner on the left side and bring the right side...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 04:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 135
Posted By Davy
I've used a Dremel with a grout bit (Home Depot)...

I've used a Dremel with a grout bit (Home Depot) but the same thing applies, you have to go slow to prevent the bit from sliding across the tiles. I'd say the oscillating tool would be the safest...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-26-2020, 05:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 544
Posted By Davy
I'd bust out the thinset you put down, like CX...

I'd bust out the thinset you put down, like CX mentioned. Thinset is used on a slab as a bonder. Spread thinset with a notched trowel (say 1/4x1/4 notch) and dump the dry pack on top of the thinset...
Forum: The Mud Box 05-26-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 433
Posted By Davy
I remember back when I was in high school, my dad...

I remember back when I was in high school, my dad bought two metal sheds, seems like they were 10x10's. We set forms and poured concrete, dropping it around the edge to keep the inside dry. All I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-25-2020, 01:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 330
Posted By Davy
An angle grinder with a cup wheel would remove...

An angle grinder with a cup wheel would remove the adhesive pretty fast.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-25-2020, 01:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 220
Posted By Davy
The main thing is that the Hardi doesn't push...

The main thing is that the Hardi doesn't push towards the studs if pressure is applied. You might could add a few dabs of thinset along the lower bottom of the Hardi sheets to add support. The...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-25-2020, 01:26 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 13,700
Posted By Davy
I guess they make a 3/16 square notch, can't say...

I guess they make a 3/16 square notch, can't say I've ever seen one. Regardless, the tile thickness is something to consider also. As long as you get good coverage on the bottom and it doesn't want...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-24-2020, 06:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 686
Posted By Davy
Thinset isn't really designed for this but we all...

Thinset isn't really designed for this but we all have buttered out with it before without problems. I try to keep it within 1/4 inch.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-24-2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 220
Posted By Davy
Once the pan liner is in, I remove the top grate...

Once the pan liner is in, I remove the top grate and stick a few strips of duct tape over the drain. Then cover the liner with an old piece of carpet or cardboard.

My only concern is the preslope...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-24-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 100
Posted By Davy
Most likely the slab wasn't completely clean when...

Most likely the slab wasn't completely clean when the tiles were bonded. All it takes is a thin layer of paint or texture. The thinset is designed to bond to raw concrete and paint and texture are...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-24-2020, 05:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 108
Posted By Davy
There's no need for Redgard on the shower floor...

There's no need for Redgard on the shower floor if you have a liner under the mudbed. How did you make a positive seal to the drain with the Regard?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-24-2020, 11:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 544
Posted By Davy
Mark, Ditra is for outside your shower. Kerdi is...

Mark, Ditra is for outside your shower. Kerdi is for the shower floor and walls. You would build the curb and shower floor sloped mudbed on top of the concrete slab. The Kerdi goes over that sloped...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-24-2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 108
Posted By Davy
Norb, the marble cap needs to be mitered so you...

Norb, the marble cap needs to be mitered so you can add pitch towards the shower.

Although the cap will shed water, it has nothing to do with your waterproofing. The shower should be able to be...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-24-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 331
Posted By Davy
It depends on a few things. Is this a wall that...

It depends on a few things. Is this a wall that has been mudded out? How thick is the mud? And, how flat and plumb is it? Can you post a picture of it?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-24-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 686
Posted By Davy
Nice shower, Peter.:tup1:

Nice shower, Peter.:tup1:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-24-2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 686
Posted By Davy
Tiles are usually not all the same exact size....

Tiles are usually not all the same exact size. Tiles a little smaller or larger as you go up can run the rows crooked and out of level. I like placing my level on top of the row just after setting...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-24-2020, 08:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 220
Posted By Davy
You might can shim under the bottom flange...

You might can shim under the bottom flange between it and the plywood, depending how large they cut the hole. With the hole too big, it may be near impossible to get the nubs to rest on the plywood...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-23-2020, 09:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 348
Posted By Davy
:tup1: I'll make note of that. :)

:tup1: I'll make note of that. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-23-2020, 09:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 348
Posted By Davy
You're right, the worst bulging will be where the...

You're right, the worst bulging will be where the folds are.

Yeah, when installing the pebbles, you might need to adjust the grate up or down. Even a quarter or half turn one way or the other is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-23-2020, 09:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 220
Posted By Davy
Hi Kyle, welcome. We run into this all the time....

Hi Kyle, welcome. We run into this all the time. The plumber should have held the bottom flange section of the drain about 3/4 up off the plywood. I usually cut the hole in the plywood so the 4 nubs...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-23-2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 348
Posted By Davy
It's hard to catch everything. We usually advise...

It's hard to catch everything. We usually advise to trim the studs and blocking for the bottom 10 inches or so. This keeps the folds in the pan liner from bulging out the CBU (Hardi for you) down...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-23-2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 686
Posted By Davy
Does that tile have a matching bullnose...

Does that tile have a matching bullnose available?

Next time, when you are tiling the area under the niche and get within a couple rows of the niche, go ahead and hold tiles up there with spacers...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-23-2020, 07:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 348
Posted By Davy
Here's a pony wall I mudded out. You can do the...

Here's a pony wall I mudded out. You can do the same with your curb or place a board on top like John shows in the liberry.
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