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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-02-2016, 02:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 823
Posted By jim_c
Glass on Curb

Just a FYI.
I have done two showers recently and had glass installed on the curbs.
I asked the installer at the time he came to measure to not do holes in the curb. In one case they avoided the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-29-2016, 07:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,737
Posted By jim_c
Oui!

(That's Canadian)
I will post some pics when I am further along.
Grouting is almost all done.
One reason I posted about this was to alert any other readers who may have been basing plans on old...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-29-2016, 06:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,737
Posted By jim_c
Mapei

Just wanted to say a public thank you to Mapei Dan.
He got in touch and provided me with the info I was asking about.
It's helpful to have contacts through this forum.
Jim
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-28-2016, 09:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,737
Posted By jim_c
Thank you

The pail does not have any indication of CQ, it just says Kerapoxy.
I have completed the grouting of the floor and it seems fine.
As I said, product takes hours to firm up, so it makes it difficult...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-26-2016, 05:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,908
Posted By jim_c
Grout

Have a look at the colour "Frost" from Mapei. I'm using it right now!
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-26-2016, 04:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,419
Posted By jim_c
Sorry about that! Did you mix the paint wit h a...

Sorry about that!
Did you mix the paint wit h a mechanical mixer?
Perhaps you whipped some air into the paint when mixing?
Why are you painting so soon? Is there a leaky bathroom above that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-26-2016, 04:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,290
Posted By jim_c
I think the Schluter base and drain is an...

I think the Schluter base and drain is an excellent system. Is it not true that the foam base acts somewhat like a decoupling agent, similar in concept to Ditra?
I think this is relevant here...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-26-2016, 04:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,737
Posted By jim_c
Thank you. I appreciate your help.

Thank you. I appreciate your help.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-26-2016, 03:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,730
Posted By jim_c
Hi. I have only used Mapei Kerapoxy epoxy...

Hi.
I have only used Mapei Kerapoxy epoxy grout; not sure whether this applies to your product but it probably does.
It is not necessary to use up the whole bucket of grout when you need a small...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-26-2016, 02:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,737
Posted By jim_c
Epoxy grout question for Mapei

Since I see the Mapei rep is here, I have a couple questions!
Thanks for any help you can provide.
Preamble: I have used Kerapoxy on a project in early 2013. I also spoke to Mapei Technical at...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-16-2016, 06:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,748
Posted By jim_c
I have successfully used a small rubber mallet to...

I have successfully used a small rubber mallet to tap the wedges in tight. I can't imagine doing it by hand - I did not have the tool that was referred to above. It's probably helpful but not...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-14-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,522
Posted By jim_c
Update

I apologize for disappearing.
I ripped out 288 sq.ft. + another 25 sq. ft. (in a bathroom) of horrible floor tile which was on an inch of (?) mud (?) cement of some sort. Mrs. C then changed our...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-02-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,522
Posted By jim_c
The question about the new floor is ...

Thank you for the comments.
I appreciate input which forces new thinking.
Actually, the interesting question which is kind of basic here (in my situation where I am replacing some cabinets but not...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-01-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,522
Posted By jim_c
try again

pic
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-01-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,522
Posted By jim_c
pics

Here are a couple pics.
Demo results so far.
It's going a bit better..... he said, hopefully...
Home Depot has a power chisel and also a manual scraper I may need to invest in.
So far brute force...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-30-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,522
Posted By jim_c
1 2 3 4 5 6 %$#&^$#@!789 10

Any suggestions for the best method to get this up??
I guess what I have here is what you guys call a Jersey Mud Job. (?)
I started taking up the 11 years old tile in my kitchen.
Extremely...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-29-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,522
Posted By jim_c
Thanks CX

Hi again.
You got it. Sorry for the confusion.
Yes, the unit I referred to as a pantry is really more like a cabinet.
It stands beside the fridge and is 7 ft. tall.
It's tall and heavy and I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-28-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,522
Posted By jim_c
jim_c back at it. kitchen reno

HI again!
We moved last fall so all that work I did previously is someone else's home.
Kind of a strange feeling.
Our new place needs major renovations so we're starting with the kitchen.
Initial...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-01-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,299
Posted By jim_c
Thank you

Or since it's plural, THANK YOUS!

I may get to use that idea from CX on my new abode!
My new "villa" (LOL) has a couple lovely examples of joists being cut to accommodate plumbing! I'll share...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-31-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 1,186
Views: 197,663
Posted By jim_c
Schluter trim

With the Schluter trim, is it the case that the tile edges don't actually get hidden, they just sit on the trim piece and leave a narrow gap?
If that's true (?) how will you ensure that the tile...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-31-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 1,186
Views: 197,663
Posted By jim_c
Hi PC

Great job on the shower. Looks excellent.
Just to play devil's advocate for a minute, is it possible you may be over-reacting to the issue with the hole in the curb? It's a shower, not an...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-21-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,615
Posted By jim_c
one example

info in here:

http://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=107864
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-21-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,615
Posted By jim_c
Good project!

I redid my fp in 16x24" slate.
Original was similar to yours.
You can put the stone directly on the bricks but first make sure they are all secure. On mine, the original concrete slab hearth was...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-21-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,626
Posted By jim_c
I am not a professional, just some guy on the...

I am not a professional, just some guy on the internet, but I have used sanded and unsanded latex siliconized caulk and also 100% silicone on various projects. I will probably never use sanded caulk...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-03-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 8,003
Posted By jim_c
There's 2 kinds of people in the world. Those...

There's 2 kinds of people in the world. Those who don't know which end of a screwdriver you hammer with, and then there's us!
Very impressive, way to go.
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