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Forum: Professionals' Hangout Yesterday, 12:09 PM
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Posted By Davy
Nice jobs, interesting look. :tup1:

Nice jobs, interesting look. :tup1:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-11-2021, 03:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 588
Posted By Davy
I wouldn't hesitate to have them tear it out and...

I wouldn't hesitate to have them tear it out and start over. Showers built like this might last for years before showing a problem but so many times they last only a couple years or less. I replaced...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-11-2021, 10:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 442
Posted By Davy
A 32 inch shower is pretty small. If there's any...

A 32 inch shower is pretty small. If there's any way to add a few inches, I'm sure your MIL would appreciate it.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-11-2021, 09:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 588
Posted By Davy
Dani, at this point you know more about...

Dani, at this point you know more about installing a shower correctly than your installer. It's not your fault, he should know everything we've talked about. I believe Dave Gobis is the one that said...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-10-2021, 07:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 588
Posted By Davy
I can see the pics fine but don't like what I...

I can see the pics fine but don't like what I see. I'll echo what Cx said. There's no way I would let them set tile on what you have there. I'd put a halt to this shower.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-10-2021, 06:33 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,364
Posted By Davy
Since the tiles are mosaics, use the 1/4 x 1/4...

Since the tiles are mosaics, use the 1/4 x 1/4 notch. If the tiles were say 12x12 or 16 x 16, then I'd lean towards the 3/8 notch.
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 04-10-2021, 08:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 738
Posted By Davy
Hi Pat, welcome. As far as I know, we only have a...

Hi Pat, welcome. As far as I know, we only have a few folks here on the forum that have sealed Saltillo, and even less that have stripped and cleaned it. I would want someone that has experience in...
Forum: The Mud Box 04-09-2021, 07:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 446
Posted By Davy
Happy Birthday, Dan. You're still a youngster....

Happy Birthday, Dan. You're still a youngster. :aparty2:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-05-2021, 05:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 299
Posted By Davy
Hi Jeff. You definitely want the perimeter of...

Hi Jeff. You definitely want the perimeter of your shower level but lets get a couple things clear first.
1. Are you still building a Kerdi shower?
2. What type of drain do you have?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-01-2021, 06:54 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,424
Posted By Davy
Hi Scott. 5 to 1 mix is what we've used for as...

Hi Scott. 5 to 1 mix is what we've used for as long as I can remember. It's easy to work with and will get plenty hard. Don't expect it to get as hard as your driveway because it won't. But, your...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-31-2021, 04:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 239
Posted By Davy
I have to agree with Kevin, Dan and John.

I have to agree with Kevin, Dan and John.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-31-2021, 04:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 422
Posted By Davy
I'd use the Flexcolor before the Fusion.

I'd use the Flexcolor before the Fusion.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-30-2021, 07:46 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,424
Posted By Davy
Back in posts 32 and 33 he shows the studs...

Back in posts 32 and 33 he shows the studs notched. Not sure if the studs at the curb are notched enough for the folds.

I agree that it's best to have large pieces of cement board on the lower...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-30-2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 461
Posted By Davy
Yep, me too. :)

Yep, me too. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-30-2021, 07:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 419
Posted By Davy
The waterproofing (Kerdi) that's on top of the...

The waterproofing (Kerdi) that's on top of the curb should have pitch towards the drain.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-30-2021, 07:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 701
Posted By Davy
I'll be working till I die and I'll probably...

I'll be working till I die and I'll probably still try after that. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-30-2021, 06:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 461
Posted By Davy
Snets, I wasn't trying to shoot your answers down...

Snets, I wasn't trying to shoot your answers down but the non-sag would be helpful. He could even use mastic behind the porcelain tiles, it's non sag too. And, the new Polyblend doesn't act right to...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-30-2021, 06:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 458
Posted By Davy
Lou, you almost make it sound like this is one of...

Lou, you almost make it sound like this is one of your installations. You're the expert, tell the homeowner what needs to be done and that's the only way you'll do it. Don't be afraid to walk away....
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-30-2021, 06:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,147
Posted By Davy
Most of my work is for repeat customers but I...

Most of my work is for repeat customers but I recently did a job for a new customer. He waited 4 months for me to get to his job and as we were talking when I went to look at his job, he mentioned...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-30-2021, 05:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,182
Posted By Davy
Hi Buck, welcome. I see nothing wrong with the...

Hi Buck, welcome. I see nothing wrong with the way you miter the tiles. Whatever it takes to make it look good.

Maybe I don't understand exactly what you're talking about. It might depend on where...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-30-2021, 05:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 299
Posted By Davy
Hi Rosa, if you have experience, you'll pretty...

Hi Rosa, if you have experience, you'll pretty much know how long a project will take. These days it's hard to have a set price per sq ft for any given type of tile. Each job has it's own set of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-29-2021, 06:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 577
Posted By Davy
My go to grout is Prism. I find it easiest to...

My go to grout is Prism. I find it easiest to work with.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-28-2021, 11:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 461
Posted By Davy
I would still do a test board just to make sure...

I would still do a test board just to make sure you're happy with it. I'd also want the tiles to be glazed, I think it would be easier to install and keep clean.

I would probably use white Prolite...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-28-2021, 11:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 125
Posted By Davy
Just looking at what you have, there might be...

Just looking at what you have, there might be plywood under the tiles with cement board over it. I never like the idea of any wood in places like that. I find that it holds up much better if the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-28-2021, 11:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 419
Posted By Davy
I'm with Dan, replacing the grout won't fix the...

I'm with Dan, replacing the grout won't fix the standing water problem. This is one of the problems we find with the surface applied membranes, it's nearly impossible to do small repairs without...
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