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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-07-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 197
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Neckbeard, :) Give us a human name, will ya?...

Hi Neckbeard, :) Give us a human name, will ya? Make one up if you want to. :)

Plastic trash bags are fine. Tar paper works. All we're doing is preventing the plywood from pre-maturely drawing the...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-06-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 56,858
Posted By John Bridge
Thanks for helping bring this thread up to speed,...

Thanks for helping bring this thread up to speed, Karl. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-31-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 283
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Tom, Welcome. :) Yep, you've got a...

Hi Tom, Welcome. :)

Yep, you've got a full-fledged mud job, and it'll be a bear to rip out, but that's really what would need to be done. It's possible to tile over tile, but trimming things out...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 10-31-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 390
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Jamie, I don't know if this has been...

Hi Jamie,

I don't know if this has been mentioned, but try scrubbing with white vinegar and water mixed 50/50. Normally vinegar (acid) wouldn't be used on marble, but yours is not polished, so no...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-27-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 120
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Igman, :) My opinion: Find some tiles...

Hi Igman, :)

My opinion: Find some tiles that are all the same size. ;)
Forum: The Mud Box 10-27-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 188
Posted By John Bridge
Glad we could be of help, Jim, and I do hope you...

Glad we could be of help, Jim, and I do hope you don't give up on DIY tiling. It's does get a little easier with practice. ;)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-26-2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 175
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Johanna, :) I'm sorry there haven't been...

Hi Johanna, :)

I'm sorry there haven't been any responses to your thread.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-25-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 201
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Mike, ;) I think tiled walls above T&G...

Hi Mike, ;)

I think tiled walls above T&G wood might look top heavy. To me tile looks heavy and is usually used as a wainscot. As least that's the way it was back in the day. ;)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-23-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 254
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Art, :) I don't see any reason why that...

Hi Art, :)

I don't see any reason why that couldn't be done. I would certainly be different. :)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-23-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,058
Posted By John Bridge
Name a Shower System

Many of you know the Durock Shower System will cease to exist in December 2019 as USG is dropping the line. Production is being arranged with a new company.

Since the Durock brand name cannot be...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-23-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 68,215
Posted By John Bridge
I won't say who right now, but the system has...

I won't say who right now, but the system has been picked up and will hopefully be in production before Durock shuts it down. Please see the new thread in this forum entitled "Name a Shower System. :)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-19-2019, 06:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,151
Posted By John Bridge
Yeah, I think all you guys might have to go back...

Yeah, I think all you guys might have to go back to tile setting school. :)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-16-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,151
Posted By John Bridge
Here we go again, Eric. :) Drywall with a...

Here we go again, Eric. :)

Drywall with a waterproof membrane on it's surface is not banned. Plain drywall under tile in wet areas is banned. I know the wording. I also know the intent. Schluter,...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-10-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 615
Posted By John Bridge
I'm with Dan (Metropolitan Ceramics). An...

I'm with Dan (Metropolitan Ceramics). An unbonded/floating mud bed is about the only chance for success, and it's chancy to say the least. There used to be a product called Span-crete that I'm...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-07-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 425
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Kate, :) In my opinion, even though the...

Hi Kate, :)

In my opinion, even though the might be variations in the tiles they should still line up vertically. I don't like the workmanship either.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-07-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 512
Posted By John Bridge
I did one for myself years ago --- 100 amp upped...

I did one for myself years ago --- 100 amp upped to 200 amp. I had a helper. Took us one morning to complete the switch. Had the electric company come and take out the meter, did the work and had...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-02-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 374
Posted By John Bridge
As of December USG will no longer make or...

As of December USG will no longer make or distribute the Durock shower system, hence, I suspended publication of the book. No help, I know. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-02-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 781
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Bruce, :) Home Depot sells Customs grout,...

Hi Bruce, :)

Home Depot sells Customs grout, which is good. Lowes sells Mapei, which is good. :)
Forum: The Mud Box 09-30-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 823
Posted By John Bridge
I vote we far DaveM. It's all gotta be his fault....

I vote we far DaveM. It's all gotta be his fault. ;)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-28-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 4,698
Views: 1,525,658
Posted By John Bridge
Looks like a good job to me, Brian. Look at how...

Looks like a good job to me, Brian. Look at how nicely they cut around the shower valve. ;)
Forum: The Mud Box 09-28-2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 823
Posted By John Bridge
Who me, worry? :) Worry doesn't quite...

Who me, worry? :)

Worry doesn't quite describe it. The web site is my life. It's been around since the 1990s. We have done everything we knew how to do up to this point to keep things humming,...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 09-18-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 334
Posted By John Bridge
Hi KJ, :) The white does look like...

Hi KJ, :)

The white does look like efflorescence. I don't know what the other stuff is. Almost looks like it's embedded.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-18-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 3,145
Views: 672,788
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Chris, :) I haven't put anything in for...

Hi Chris, :)

I haven't put anything in for money in quite a few years, but what you've got sounds like decent dinero. ;)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-16-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 448
Posted By John Bridge
We'll wait for the pics. We'll be interest in the...

We'll wait for the pics. We'll be interest in the joist spacing. :)
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 09-16-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 252
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Mark, :) I'm not sure which is the...

Hi Mark, :)

I'm not sure which is the desired color, but if it's the darker gray I think there might be a little residue of something on the surface. In an out-of-the-way spot scratch the surface...
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