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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 07:53 PM
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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 Yesterday, 07:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 918
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 Yesterday, 07:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 400
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 Yesterday, 04:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 918
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 Yesterday, 08:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 400
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.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 08:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 918
Posted By Davy
I can't say about CSA cement, I'm not familiar...

I can't say about CSA cement, I'm not familiar with it. Rapid set may set faster than you want.

I'm not so sure about the CSA cement lasting twice as long as Portland. I'm sure your countertop...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-16-2020, 05:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 918
Posted By Davy
I don't know what CSA cement is. Can you post a...

I don't know what CSA cement is. Can you post a picture of the bag? How old is it?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-16-2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 400
Posted By Davy
We spent a lot of time trying to avoid the grid...

We spent a lot of time trying to avoid the grid lines but I can still see them in places, especially on the walls. I guess it's the way the over head light hits them.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-16-2020, 01:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 400
Posted By Davy
I believe this pic shows the walls grouted and...

I believe this pic shows the walls grouted and the floor ungrouted.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-16-2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 918
Posted By Davy
I was gonna say, another new product to remember....

I was gonna say, another new product to remember. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-16-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 400
Posted By Davy
I just installed a pool bath floor a few weeks...

I just installed a pool bath floor a few weeks ago using penny rounds. We mudded the floor and even then, I went back over the mud with thinset skim coats. The next morning I used the rub stone over...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-16-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 918
Posted By Davy
The mason's mix link is in the link above. Just...

The mason's mix link is in the link above. Just add water.

Don't forget to use thinset on the tiles just before you mash them into the wet mud.. That will bond the tiles to the mud.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-16-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 608
Posted By Davy
Chris, you may need to get a test ball and...

Chris, you may need to get a test ball and extension hose from a plumbing shop. That way you can plug it down in the riser pipe below the drain. I'd hold the water down about 3/4 inch below the top...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-16-2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 551
Posted By Davy
Bury the CBU into the mud bed only if it's a true...

Bury the CBU into the mud bed only if it's a true Cement board. I think Cx touched on this in post 13. Hardie board is a fiber board and not a cement board. Denshield is another one that can't be...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-16-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 918
Posted By Davy
You can use the Mason's mix. I've used it before...

You can use the Mason's mix. I've used it before and it works ok.
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Quikrete-80-lb-Type-S-Mason-Mix-113680/100318510
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-16-2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 918
Posted By Davy
What Cx said. I'll look on their website.

What Cx said. I'll look on their website.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-16-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,096
Posted By Davy
I think you could always tape it off if sanded...

I think you could always tape it off if sanded grout was being used.

Brad, is that your tile in the picture?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-16-2020, 10:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 207
Posted By Davy
If you go back with the same installation method,...

If you go back with the same installation method, tear out the wood and build the new seat on top of the pan liner with concrete blocks.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-16-2020, 07:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 274
Posted By Davy
Qwikcrete and Sakcrete is about the same thing....

Qwikcrete and Sakcrete is about the same thing. You want the deck mud to be 5 sand to 1 Portland cement. You can use all purpose sand and mix your own or add sand to sand mix, which has too much...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-16-2020, 07:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 918
Posted By Davy
Fat mud is a mix of 4 parts of sharp sand (all...

Fat mud is a mix of 4 parts of sharp sand (all purpose sand from Home Depot works well) and 1 part Portland cement and 3/4 lime. Mix it dry before adding water. The hard mud you're finding under the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-15-2020, 09:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 274
Posted By Davy
Harry said, "People are still doing the CB and...

Harry said, "People are still doing the CB and screws though I guess because it's quicker". Actually, it's because they don't want to go to the trouble or don't have the know how to mud the curb...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-15-2020, 09:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 863
Posted By Davy
Yeah, the ceilings are always out of level,...

Yeah, the ceilings are always out of level, floors too. As long as your cuts at the ceiling are over a half tile, usually they can vary in size without being too noticeable.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-15-2020, 09:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 918
Posted By Davy
The front edge of the box cap actually sticks out...

The front edge of the box cap actually sticks out past the piece of wood, not resting on it. Dig out all the old mud and get it all cleaned up and post another picture. Hopefully there's a strip of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-15-2020, 08:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 279
Posted By Davy
Back to the shower floor, The Oatey foam perfect...

Back to the shower floor, The Oatey foam perfect slope is designed to replace the mud preslope. Then they recommend using a PVC liner over the perfect slope and then a mud bed over the liner. If he...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 02-15-2020, 08:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 146
Posted By Davy
There's no reason to add a sealer to glazed...

There's no reason to add a sealer to glazed ceramic or porcelain to try and get them to "pop". The look of the tiles straight out of the box should be the look you want. I can see sealing the grout...
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