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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 08:49 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,027
Posted By Davy
Although I've never used it for that, you can try...

Although I've never used it for that, you can try a Dremel diamond blade. When tiling, lay a temporary board across the doorway and run all the tiles to it.

Something I've told my helpers for...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 01:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 97
Posted By Davy
I don't remember doing that but they know their...

I don't remember doing that but they know their product better than I do. From what I remember, both products are cheaper than most sealers on the market these days.

You can apply more water with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:31 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,401
Posted By Davy
You can build a curbless shower with a vinyl pan...

You can build a curbless shower with a vinyl pan liner, the pan just needs to be low enough to fold up and hold water. The showers I've made like that do usually have the liner come out into the bath...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 03:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 97
Posted By Davy
Actually, I think I goofed (first time today). I...

Actually, I think I goofed (first time today). I think it is the Mex seal from Sparks that I used on Saltillo instead of the Stone Glamor. I have heard of using a penetrating sealer but I like the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 02:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 142
Posted By Davy
You said it's a Kerdi drain. Is there Kerdi under...

You said it's a Kerdi drain. Is there Kerdi under the tiles? If there's Kerdi or other surface applied membrane under the tile then I'd leave it alone. You'll be opening a can of worms if you damage...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 01:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 568
Posted By Davy
I'm pretty sure it's going to be one that has a...

I'm pretty sure it's going to be one that has a rubber seal. But like Cx, I probably haven't seen them all.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 01:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 97
Posted By Davy
Chris, there seems to be two ways of doing this....

Chris, there seems to be two ways of doing this. Some guys like to seal first and not soak the tiles. I like soaking the tiles like you have planned. Years ago, we did tons of Saltillo and would...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 12:54 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,401
Posted By Davy
Brad, keep in mind that the "pan" is the pan...

Brad, keep in mind that the "pan" is the pan liner. The whole floor system is usually not called the pan. If someone says pan, they are usually talking about the liner.

That said, the preslope...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 354
Posted By Davy
Being glass tiles, is it possible that the back...

Being glass tiles, is it possible that the back is painted instead of covered with paper?

You might be able to use the edge of the tiles along that edge. Hold one up there to see how it looks.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-21-2020, 06:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 354
Posted By Davy
How about a picture of the tiles that shows the...

How about a picture of the tiles that shows the paper.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-21-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 130
Posted By Davy
It's kinda hard to follow what you're saying but...

It's kinda hard to follow what you're saying but I'll say that it certainly won't hurt to remove the thinset before installing the silicone. I'd want that soft joint to continue from wall to wall,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-21-2020, 05:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,052
Posted By Davy
Very nice, Ed.:tup1:

Very nice, Ed.:tup1:
Forum: The Mud Box 02-21-2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 163
Posted By Davy
I have some kin folk that's been known to do some...

I have some kin folk that's been known to do some southern engineering from time to time. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-21-2020, 06:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 126
Posted By Davy
You can seal it first although I usually install...

You can seal it first although I usually install it, let it set and then seal it. Then again after the grout sets.

As you can see, slate is made up of very thin layers and it will continue to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-20-2020, 07:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 122
Posted By Davy
Even if you made a mock up shower floor in your...

Even if you made a mock up shower floor in your garage to practice on a time or two, you'd still be money ahead by a long shot. You can buy sand and cement for a little of nothing.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-20-2020, 07:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 126
Posted By Davy
I would use Eco Prim grip ( from Lowes) over the...

I would use Eco Prim grip ( from Lowes) over the backsplash first and then use a modified thinset (a powder that you mix with water) to bond the tiles.

I believe the sealer you used leaves a...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 02-20-2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 377
Posted By Davy
Like Jeff, vinegar would have been on my list of...

Like Jeff, vinegar would have been on my list of things to try. Acetone would be on my list too. Pour some into a rag and scrub it a little.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-20-2020, 06:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 282
Posted By Davy
Most manufacturers made their tiles 4 1/4 x 4 1/4...

Most manufacturers made their tiles 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 and 6x6. Florida tiles are 4 3/8 x 4 3/8. I can't remember if their 6 inch tiles were exactly 6 inches. The bullnose you show looks to be real...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 02-19-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 377
Posted By Davy
The dirt in your picture looks wet except for a...

The dirt in your picture looks wet except for a small spot on the right side. Was this taken before the roof was installed? Makes me wonder if moisture is coming up thru the slab. Any idea of what...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 02-18-2020, 07:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 377
Posted By Davy
There's no rules as far as curbs are concerned....

There's no rules as far as curbs are concerned. Curbless showers are very popular these days. But, the water that soaks thru the shower floor tiles still has to be contained. How was the shower floor...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-17-2020, 07:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 153
Posted By Davy
Hi Larry, maybe someone will chime in. We have a...

Hi Larry, maybe someone will chime in. We have a few guys here that do a little plumbing. I'm not one of them, I hire a plumber for anything that's water pressure related.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-17-2020, 07:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,041
Posted By Davy
David, the last thing I would want to stick the...

David, the last thing I would want to stick the tiles to is a piece of wood. The moisture in the mud will only make the wood swell, possibly causing the tiles to break or break loose or both. If that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-17-2020, 07:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 514
Posted By Davy
I wouldn't call a wall a straight edge. I would...

I wouldn't call a wall a straight edge. I would still lay them against a straight board or metal edge of some sort. A MDF 1x4 6 to 8 ft long would work.

After using the rub brick, vacuum and mop...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-17-2020, 04:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,041
Posted By Davy
Again, I'm not familiar with it so I don't know...

Again, I'm not familiar with it so I don't know if the lime is needed or not or if the 4 to 1 to 3/4 mix is right and I have no idea of the setting time. I'm interested in how it acts and works out...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-17-2020, 08:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 514
Posted By Davy
Another tip, when installing mosaics, to get...

Another tip, when installing mosaics, to get started I like to set the tiles against a straight edge. That gets you started straight, then you can free hand the rest on a small floor.
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