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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-20-2008, 10:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 833
Posted By garypo
Glass tile

Hello,

I am a contractor with experience installing ceramic and stone tile. I am by no means a master tile setter. Y'all have helped me out in the past. So, here I go again.

My client...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-19-2008, 10:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,091
Posted By garypo
glass tile

Hello,

I am a general contractor with a experience installing ceramic and stone tile. Y'all have helped me out a great deal in the past. So, here I go again.

My client, a good friend, ordered...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-14-2008, 10:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,295
Posted By garypo
Hello, From a carpenters perspective I would...

Hello,

From a carpenters perspective I would forget all the math. 3000 or 4000lbs is not that much weight. But, I would not put that on my floor system with out suport. Make sure the joist load...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-07-2008, 10:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,415
Posted By garypo
There still are saw marks on the factory edges. ...

There still are saw marks on the factory edges. I was planning to miter the edges around the nitch. But, that didn't work out so well with my set up and the cheap Lowes tile. I would like to not...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-07-2008, 08:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,415
Posted By garypo
polishing the edge of marble tiles

Hello,

I have 4 12" marble tiles that suround my shampoo nitch that will have exposed edges. I need to polish them. If I had thought about it I would have polished them before I installed them. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-22-2008, 10:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,160
Posted By garypo
Stone profileing wheeles

Hello,

I do a few tile jobs a year. I am currently tiling a shower and small bathroom wailscoting with 12"X12" marble tile. I have been thinking about how to address the edges where the tiles...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-22-2008, 07:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,100
Posted By garypo
Will notching the studs work? If you notch the...

Will notching the studs work? If you notch the studs you can push the tub back and to one side but then the other side has a 1 inch gap.

gary
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-11-2008, 06:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,903
Posted By garypo
1" in all directions still does not allow for the...

1" in all directions still does not allow for the thinset any compensation for the niche being a tiny bit out of square or off the layout of the tile.

gary
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-10-2008, 08:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,903
Posted By garypo
Shower niche layout

Hello,

I am installing 12X12 marble tiles with either 1/16" or 1/8" grout lines on the walls of a shower. I want to install a 12X12 shampoo niche in the space where one of the tiles would go. For...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-09-2008, 09:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,232
Posted By garypo
Hello, Thanks for the advice. I checked out...

Hello,

Thanks for the advice. I checked out the Tuscan system. That is really cool system. But, I can't spend the $600 to get started When one tile is lifted slightly to level with another does...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-08-2008, 10:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,232
Posted By garypo
Marble shower/avoiding lippage

Hello,

My name is Gary. I am fairly handy with a trowel. I have done several tile projects in the past with good results. But, I am loking to step up my tile setting skills a bit.

I am...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-02-2007, 08:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,075
Posted By garypo
Hello Jeff, Just cut some strips of wood on...

Hello Jeff,

Just cut some strips of wood on a table saw or carefully rip them with a circular saw and nail them to the studs to bring the framing flush with the inside of the tub lip.

gary
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-17-2007, 08:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,589
Posted By garypo
Bostonboston, If you are not removing the...

Bostonboston,

If you are not removing the drywall and notching the studs just use a knife and score triangles in the corners where the liner will be folded and use a puddy knife to scrape out 1/4"...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-26-2007, 10:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,477
Posted By garypo
I really wanted the MK-101 or better saw. I will...

I really wanted the MK-101 or better saw. I will pay what ever it takes to get the best tool for my needs. But, spending $800 to $1000 on a saw that sits in storage 90% of the time is silly. I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-26-2007, 09:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,477
Posted By garypo
Wet saw

Hello,

I am a carpenter that does a lot of bath and kitchen renovations. I enjoy tile work so I usally do it myself rather then sub it out. I usally borrow a friend's tile saw since I only do a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-15-2007, 10:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,439
Posted By garypo
Treated firring strips are most likely the...

Treated firring strips are most likely the easiest way to flatten the wall. Use the *DRYEST* 3/4 material you can find. 3/4" stock swells 1/16" or more during the treatment process. Then shrinks...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-22-2007, 09:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,596
Posted By garypo
Spectralock on walls

Hello,

The resent Spectralock thread inspired me to give it a try on my shower/bathroom project. I installed typical 3"x6" subway tile on my shower walls and wainscotting around the bathroom with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-13-2007, 06:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,468
Posted By garypo
From what I have read on the Laticrete web site...

From what I have read on the Laticrete web site small joints will look sandy. Will ommitting 10% of the part C give a smooth looking 1/16" joint?

gary
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-12-2007, 09:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,468
Posted By garypo
spectralock

Hello,

I have been reading a resent thread about Spectralock epoxy grout. I am very interested in using it in my shower. I have to call around tomorrow to see what products I can find available...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-02-2007, 07:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 973
Posted By garypo
thinset?

Hello,

I have done tile work here and there in the past. Every time I went to buy thinset I have always been more then a little confused. I usually just read the back of the bags and pick the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-02-2007, 06:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,062
Posted By garypo
dam corners

Hello,

My name is Gary. I am building a shower pan with a PVC liner. I am doing it like it says in the liberry with the lath and all that over the curb. I can't seem to find the premade dam...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-19-2007, 08:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,056
Posted By garypo
Hello, Wow! Thanks for the quick replys. I...

Hello,

Wow! Thanks for the quick replys. I read through the Liberry. Some good stuff. Sorry for asking a question that could be easlily found in the archives.

gary
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-19-2007, 06:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,056
Posted By garypo
Shower pan help

Hello,

My name is Gary. I have read through a lot of the back threads and this seems like a really great forum.

I am building a 3'X4' tile shower on a frame floor with a crawl space. The...
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