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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 05:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 159
Posted By Davy
You're right, the Redgard is too thin. It needs...

You're right, the Redgard is too thin. It needs to be credit card thickness.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 12:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 95
Posted By Davy
Does the drywall have metal corners on it? ...

Does the drywall have metal corners on it?

You say this is a pier, how big is it and have you checked each side with a straight edge? Sometimes the corners are built out with drywall mud which...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout Yesterday, 12:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 178
Posted By Davy
I do mostly remodel work and most homeowners...

I do mostly remodel work and most homeowners don't seem to be worried about the virus as much as they should. They usually stay on the other end of the house while we are working in their bathroom. I...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout Yesterday, 10:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 178
Posted By Davy
Karen, We saw a shortage of some materials a few...

Karen, We saw a shortage of some materials a few months ago but it wasn't too bad. I've talked to carpenters that couldn't find lumber to build walls, etc but they now tell me it's about back to...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout Yesterday, 10:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 254
Posted By Davy
Jerry, Like I mentioned, the bridge above is to...

Jerry, Like I mentioned, the bridge above is to hold my mud. It tends to sag down and fall in that situation. But, I'll keep the bridge and re use it when tiling. If I taped those, I'd have to give...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-21-2021, 07:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 143
Posted By Davy
I believe the 20 on the left is the year. I can't...

I believe the 20 on the left is the year. I can't remember what the rest is other than the 380 on the right is the color.

Someone here will hopefully remember how to read the code. We have it here...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-21-2021, 06:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 132
Posted By Davy
Dan, does the Ditra Heat mat come in a roll? It's...

Dan, does the Ditra Heat mat come in a roll? It's been in sheets very time I've installed it.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-21-2021, 06:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 254
Posted By Davy
I use a lot of blue tape too but not in that...

I use a lot of blue tape too but not in that situation. Place a board under the tiles and add a couple legs under it. The boards in my pic is to support my mud but I'll do the same thing to support...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-21-2021, 10:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 132
Posted By Davy
I agree, we usually prefill on Ditra heat. The...

I agree, we usually prefill on Ditra heat. The floor might be flat now but check for waves after the Ditra mat goes down. The Ditra Mat is stiffer than regular Ditra so it should lay down flatter but...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-21-2021, 09:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 132
Posted By Davy
Well, if you are installing over plywood, you...

Well, if you are installing over plywood, you need modified under the Ditra Mat. If I were you, I'd use it under the tiles too. I think I've used unmodified over Ditra once. All the other times I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-20-2021, 05:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 123
Posted By Davy
Sounds like it's on a concrete slab since it's a...

Sounds like it's on a concrete slab since it's a basement. You can use cement to create a slope but I would put down a thin coat of thinset under it to act as a bonder. Cement alone my not bond well....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-20-2021, 02:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 96
Posted By Davy
I've used a lot of Prolite thinset with 12x24...

I've used a lot of Prolite thinset with 12x24 tiles and it works great. It's considered to be a non-sag thinset which will help on those large tiles.

I have no idea what to use for bonding the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-20-2021, 01:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 123
Posted By Davy
We use to nail (or glue down on a slab) a row of...

We use to nail (or glue down on a slab) a row of cedar shingles against the tile before the carpet padding goes down. The shingles are about 1/2 inch thick on the fat end and taper to nothing. Seems...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-19-2021, 06:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 287
Posted By Davy
Ryan, when installing mosaics and especially...

Ryan, when installing mosaics and especially penny rounds, the hardest thing to do is make the joint where the sheets come together look like the rest of the joints. I take extra time to try and make...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-19-2021, 04:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,848
Posted By Davy
I don't use epoxy grout very often but if I use...

I don't use epoxy grout very often but if I use it on the shower walls, I use it on the floor too. Never had an issue.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-19-2021, 04:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 368
Posted By Davy
What are your drain plans? If you're using Kerdi,...

What are your drain plans? If you're using Kerdi, I'd change the 3 pc clamping drain to a Kerdi drain. You might could get it centered a little better.

I see no use for the fiber board, I'd take...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-19-2021, 08:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 75
Posted By Davy
Do you know what thinset was used? If the...

Do you know what thinset was used? If the installer used too small of a notch trowel or allowed the thinset to dry on the surface before setting the stone, it wouldn't bond like it should have....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-19-2021, 08:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 287
Posted By Davy
Thanks for explaining that to me. :) Penny...

Thanks for explaining that to me. :)

Penny rounds aren't too bad, just draw lines to guide you and don't get in a hurry. In this pic, the walls are grouted but the floor is not.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-18-2021, 06:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 75
Posted By Davy
I've always installed lath and 1/2 inch mud bed...

I've always installed lath and 1/2 inch mud bed over the metal but you could do the same with cement board. I use self tapping sheet metal screws that barely make it thru the metal. Thinset will bond...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-18-2021, 05:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 111
Posted By Davy
The shower pan liner should go up the walls 3...

The shower pan liner should go up the walls 3 inches higher than the curb height. Will yours go that high?

A cement board would be better than Denshield or Hardiboard, That way you could bury the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-18-2021, 05:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 287
Posted By Davy
Only difference is gravity is pulling a different...

Only difference is gravity is pulling a different direction. :) Still, wouldn't be a fun job.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-17-2021, 09:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 242
Posted By Davy
Nick, the bottom flange on the 3 pc drain needs...

Nick, the bottom flange on the 3 pc drain needs to be about 3/4 inch higher than the concrete slab height. Use a short straight edge of some sort (2 ft level works good) to bridge across to figure...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-16-2021, 10:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 216
Posted By Davy
If he installed two mud beds then it sounds like...

If he installed two mud beds then it sounds like he did put a preslope mud bed under the liner, which is a good thing. Someone still needs to explain to me why adding a paint on membrane to the top...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-16-2021, 10:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 333
Posted By Davy
I've used Mercrete products several times, on two...

I've used Mercrete products several times, on two balconies that are still in service. Their products are top notch as far I can tell.

I wonder if the bench has a pitch or if it's close to level....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2021, 05:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 162
Posted By Davy
Ditra, is not designed for that. The Ditra won't...

Ditra, is not designed for that. The Ditra won't hang on to the dry pack like lath will. A couple plastic trash bags stapled down will keep moisture away from the wood. No one knows if Ditra alone...
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