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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 04:29 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By John Bridge
Hi John, I don't know about the backs of...

Hi John,

I don't know about the backs of your tiles, but you want a trowel, v-notch or u-shape, that will give you good coverage on the backs of the tiles as well as on the Kerdi. If I had to...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout Yesterday, 04:24 PM
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Views: 5,653,590
Posted By John Bridge
That is some seriously fine work, Florentin

That is some seriously fine work, Florentin
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-30-2021, 08:25 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,406
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Robbie, :) I'm not a self-leveling pro,...

Hi Robbie, :)

I'm not a self-leveling pro, but I think you'll have to make sure you've got a product that will bond well to the wood subfloor without having to put down metal lath.

1/8 in....
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-29-2021, 03:58 PM
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Views: 5,653,590
Posted By John Bridge
Nice looking work, Nick. The design makes me...

Nice looking work, Nick. The design makes me dizzy just looking at the picture. :)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-28-2021, 02:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 491
Posted By John Bridge
Back in the day we used the wet mud method for...

Back in the day we used the wet mud method for small bath floors (and all shower floors), things that didn't rate coming back another day for. We also grouted and cleaned them while everything was...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-24-2021, 03:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 491
Posted By John Bridge
If you pack the mud, say, like a shower floor and...

If you pack the mud, say, like a shower floor and set the tile wet you can still tamp down the tiles with a beater block or a wood float. :)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-19-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 491
Posted By John Bridge
To me the term wet setting means setting tile or...

To me the term wet setting means setting tile or stone over either dry pack mortar or fat mud, as in a shower. Tile setters used to do it all the time. In fact, it's the only way I did it for a lot...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-11-2021, 07:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 542
Posted By John Bridge
I think your post might be a little long, Gerry....

I think your post might be a little long, Gerry. :)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-10-2021, 10:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,059
Posted By John Bridge
A little skepticism is always good, but the fact...

A little skepticism is always good, but the fact is the Kerdi system does work. I've used lots of the products in Kerdi showers, and I think I'm qualified to say that.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-03-2021, 02:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 503
Posted By John Bridge
Yes, I meant to move the tub out just a bit. It...

Yes, I meant to move the tub out just a bit. It may not be as tough as you might think. It's something to consider. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-01-2021, 02:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 503
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Jill, :) Since you are removing...

Hi Jill, :)

Since you are removing everything above the tub, maybe you can move it out to the edge of the wall.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-01-2021, 02:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,860
Posted By John Bridge
I had an older brother who died from silicosis....

I had an older brother who died from silicosis. He had been a tile guy most of his adult life. He was diagnosed when he was 65 and died in his seventies. He was very miserable toward the end.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-29-2021, 08:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,059
Posted By John Bridge
I don't know either. I have generally wiped over...

I don't know either. I have generally wiped over the connections with a damp/wet sponge before the thinset fully dries. :) I know one thing, though. I've done maybe a hundred Kerdi showers and have...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-25-2021, 02:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 290
Posted By John Bridge
Self-leveling cement mortar over well nailed...

Self-leveling cement mortar over well nailed metal lath would be the way to go now. It would have been much easier to level the plywood, though. :) What did you used to attach the wood strips to the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-25-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By John Bridge
Here's another vote for letting the tile person...

Here's another vote for letting the tile person prep the walls. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-25-2021, 02:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By John Bridge
Mud is most always good, especially for the slope...

Mud is most always good, especially for the slope to the street. The mud itself would have to be well bonded to the concrete under it. I would use a modified thinset for that. Same modified to bond...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-25-2021, 02:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 959
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Dani, I'd be for removing the entire...

Hi Dani,

I'd be for removing the entire installation and starting over with someone new. Sorry. ;)
Forum: The Mud Box 10-25-2021, 01:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 398
Posted By John Bridge
Can't help ya, Bodie. Not much ice in this part...

Can't help ya, Bodie. Not much ice in this part of Texas. ;)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-23-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By John Bridge
Hi John, :) I'm not sure what you are...

Hi John, :)

I'm not sure what you are proposing. Are you going to jackhammer the entire lower landing to add the bottom step? Not sure what's going on here.

Removing tile from existing steps...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-23-2021, 10:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 364
Posted By John Bridge
Thanks, Josh. :)

Thanks, Josh. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-23-2021, 10:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 780
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Randy, :) 6. Scratch the first coat and...

Hi Randy, :)

6. Scratch the first coat and let it dry overnight. Then sprinkle is sparingly with water before adding the final (brown) coat. :)

Felt over the liner just for the sake of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-19-2021, 08:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 664
Posted By John Bridge
I used to do work for a number of designers, most...

I used to do work for a number of designers, most of whom didn't like to see grout, i.e., "I hate grout," etc. I would tell them, "If you don't like grout, you don't like tile. Go with something...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 10-19-2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 358
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Steve, :) Call the builder. It's not your...

Hi Steve, :)

Call the builder. It's not your problem. :)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-15-2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 521
Posted By John Bridge
First of all, I've been in the tile business for...

First of all, I've been in the tile business for 50-odd years, and from the beginning we routinely called thinset mortar "thinset." :)

Second of all, I don't agree with Schluter in the use of...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-15-2021, 09:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 538
Posted By John Bridge
Yeah, in that country there could have been...

Yeah, in that country there could have been vertical cracking, and it's not uncommon to have too few expansion joints . . . or expansion joints could have been covered up. Who knows?

I was...
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