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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-23-2022, 08:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,348
Posted By Davy
Folding the pattern through the corner looks good...

Folding the pattern through the corner looks good and is how most of us would do it. As you're tiling the walls, get those cut tiles fitting together well in the corner before tiling the rest of the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-22-2022, 08:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 226
Posted By Davy
Josh, has there been any talk about flood testing...

Josh, has there been any talk about flood testing it?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-22-2022, 07:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 276
Posted By Davy
I have seen carpenters remove some plywood and...

I have seen carpenters remove some plywood and fasten the pony wall studs to the floor joists below. This adds a lot of stiffness to the pony wall.

Looks like they may plan to float the walls,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-22-2022, 09:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 276
Posted By Davy
Good. It doesn't sound like the tile guy has much...

Good. It doesn't sound like the tile guy has much experience or either he's been doing it wrong for years. Looks like you may have to baby sit them from here on out, get ready for that.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-19-2022, 06:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 276
Posted By Davy
The hot mop should have pitch towards the drain...

The hot mop should have pitch towards the drain like Cx said. If you have areas of standing water then sloping under the pan didn't happen like it should have.

Was there any lath or chicken wire...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2022, 09:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,348
Posted By Davy
I know you mentioned adding a stud where the...

I know you mentioned adding a stud where the Kerdi meets the drywall. Sometimes we end up adding two or three on each side. You want to be able to fasten your glass enclosure to a stud, not just into...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-14-2022, 06:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 512
Posted By Davy
Jeff said, " it's an organic soup of water, soap,...

Jeff said, " it's an organic soup of water, soap, skin cells, conditioners, etc. So as this gunk gets into the porous mortar, it can collect and mold can grow if it stays damp."

Makes sense to me...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-12-2022, 07:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 243
Posted By Davy
When building a shower like that, I usually make...

When building a shower like that, I usually make the bench come out even with the outside of the curb and have them install the glass on top of the bench.

Cx mentioned that the waterproofed...
Forum: The Mud Box 01-10-2022, 08:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 344
Posted By Davy
Justin, were you tested? My symptoms started...

Justin, were you tested? My symptoms started Friday afternoon and are still going on. I can't find anyplace to get a test but I'm calling around this morning.

The body aches are the worst part...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-07-2022, 07:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 512
Posted By Davy
If the same tiles are going on the walls, I would...

If the same tiles are going on the walls, I would want to use a grout that would work in both places. Like Cx, I like using cement type grouts, Custom Prism is my favorite but there are others that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-07-2022, 07:08 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,171
Posted By Davy
You might try pulling a window squeegee across...

You might try pulling a window squeegee across the tiles on a 45. We use to use them when grouting all the time, especially with pavers and Saltillo type tiles.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-07-2022, 06:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 254
Posted By Davy
Welcome, Jason. That should do the trick if you...

Welcome, Jason. That should do the trick if you have a good Shop Vac. A Dust Deputy would also help but may not be worth buying if your floor is small. I have heard about making your own Dust Deputy...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-06-2022, 06:45 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,171
Posted By Davy
At least now you know not to mess with the final...

At least now you know not to mess with the final wash till the 3rd hour.

If you aren't, when you give it that final wipe, go long ways with the tiles.

If too much haze is left behind, you can...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-06-2022, 06:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 524
Posted By Davy
Thinset mortar can be used up to 1/4 inch thick....

Thinset mortar can be used up to 1/4 inch thick. It's not as easy to work with and wasn't designed for filling. That said, most of us have used it for filling and leveling in the past. I try to keep...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-05-2022, 06:05 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,171
Posted By Davy
Just barely touch it with your finger. You'll be...

Just barely touch it with your finger. You'll be able to tell if it has firmed up any. If you wash it when it's too wet, it'll be easy to wash the joints too low.

For the final clean up, the grout...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-05-2022, 05:47 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,171
Posted By Davy
First of all, your sponge will likely work better...

First of all, your sponge will likely work better after using it a while. I hate breaking in a new sponge. I like to use a circling motion at first to get the joints smooth. Then wipe a final swipe...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-05-2022, 08:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 524
Posted By Davy
If the top mud bed is already in place, it's...

If the top mud bed is already in place, it's going to be hard to draw a level line 1/4 inch off the mud to nothing in the corners where it's high. That's easier to do before placing the mud.

I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-04-2022, 06:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 264
Posted By Davy
I would also think Eric would remember a hot mop...

I would also think Eric would remember a hot mop experience for the rest of his life. It stinks up the whole house/neighborhood. :)

You're right Lou. I'm assuming it was done correctly.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-04-2022, 06:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 264
Posted By Davy
Hi Eric. I doubt the liner has been poked with a...

Hi Eric. I doubt the liner has been poked with a screw driver. There's a mud bed that's about 1 1/2 inches thick that's on top of the liner that you aren't seeing. Look at Photo 15 in this Liberry...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-02-2022, 08:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 196
Posted By Davy
Well, this is the only Spec mix I've used. It's a...

Well, this is the only Spec mix I've used. It's a type S fat mud. Is this guy a stone mason? ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-02-2022, 08:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 454
Posted By Davy
I would have used Custom's Prism grout. It is...

I would have used Custom's Prism grout. It is sanded and is much easier to use. It does set up faster so don't spread the whole thing at once.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-02-2022, 08:00 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,171
Posted By Davy
Yep. :tup1:

Yep. :tup1:
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 01-02-2022, 07:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 241
Posted By Davy
I would continue to use the vinegar since it...

I would continue to use the vinegar since it seems to work. Just be sure and rinse it off with clean water after washing it with vinegar.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-29-2021, 05:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 897
Posted By Davy
Sandi, you can check the instructions on the...

Sandi, you can check the instructions on the container and bag but if nothing has changed, I think the Polyblend is for joints down to 1/8 and the Permacolor can be used in joints as small as 1/16. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-29-2021, 02:29 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,440
Posted By Davy
I believe they usually put a dry pack mud bed...

I believe they usually put a dry pack mud bed right on the dirt and tile to it without a pan liner. Any moisture that seeps thru the mud would soak into the dirt. I wouldn't be in favor of this.
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