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Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-21-2017, 01:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,688
Posted By pooky

we staple the stubborn spots . . . in the middle of a dimple
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-21-2017, 01:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,688
Posted By pooky
ardex af 207

use a little bigger notch -- they recommend a 1/4 by 3/16ths but quarter by quarter v is still just barely enough.

i'd use a 5/16ths v

all those conditions met that product is excellent over...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-02-2016, 11:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,507
Posted By pooky
thx dave

we are in a remote county . . . they have no shower pan requirements:dunce:

so, pretty sure they don't even know what epoxy grout is :noid:

The space itself is not for processing but for...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-31-2016, 09:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,507
Posted By pooky
there is no spec

its a private job at a catering kitchen so I am making the call --

I just don't see how stacked leaves enough joint to get a bite with the epoxy

thx for the replies
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-31-2016, 01:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,507
Posted By pooky
commercial kitchen backsplash code??

any specific requirements for epoxy on walls??

I know its a mandate for floors but what about walls??

I have 300 feet of wall in a commercial kitchen , subway.

I'd like to stack it but if...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-01-2016, 03:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,005
Posted By pooky
subfloor requirement stone

Remodel -- mid-century modern

-Likely large format slate as flooring.

Existing Substrate -- 3/4 inch (standard, no tongue and groove) - Floor moves a half an inch in some spots on the seams. ...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-30-2016, 11:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,139
Posted By pooky
tough break

no pun intended --

I like the idea of a pillow block to put the load directly on the substrate.

-custom cut piece of polished stainless would be nice . . .

-we've used this material:
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-30-2016, 10:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,867
Posted By pooky
nice stuff Dave

. . . entropy of professionalism mashed relentlessly into an ever-expanding stupid zone.

--really appreciate that comment sir --
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-05-2016, 06:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,151
Posted By pooky
del mar california reference

need to supply a contractor freind of mine a quality referral for a setter in the north san diego area, del mar specifically -- contractor has 8 bathrooms upcoming --

anyone . . . ??? Absolutely...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-31-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,244
Posted By pooky
good job Dave

wow, it's official . . . your weird.

cool award --

how to drop that info in polite conversation . . .

"hi, I'm Dave . . . tile person of the year . . ."

yup, weird:)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-16-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,629
Posted By pooky

seattle area -- master wholesale updated my pricing and I am a much happier camper . . . still buy a lot from stone tooling but gotta go local if possible --

thx master wholesale for earning my...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-16-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,799
Posted By pooky
you're already there

I can recommend 2 very qualified companies --

hawthorne tile -- dirk sullivan 503 231 1340

liebman tile -- ben liebman 503 698 2423

both excellent
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-27-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,186
Posted By pooky
give hawthorne tile a call

talk to dirk -- I expect his consultant's fee is at least 100 an hour but at least you get a legitimate expert.

. . . and when you need to redo, he can take care of that as well.

good luck
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-21-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,154
Posted By pooky
nothing new

returned the material, gave them the ansi documentation :shrug:

no one cares -- used the bathroom at statements and the wall tile was basically butt jointed . . . grout cracking out . . . at...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-18-2015, 11:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,154
Posted By pooky
thx kelly

really appreciate that guidance
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-18-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,154
Posted By pooky
thx jim

I have the cd . . . page 36 -- appreciate it.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-18-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,154
Posted By pooky
minimum grout joint requirement

yes CX, I did the search . . .

-- Specifically I am looking for the TCNA or ANSI spec that says it:)

because of this very expensive premounted mosaic that is butt jointed --
I am returning...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-02-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 30,725
Posted By pooky
wedi sealant

out here in the wild wild west, a snausage of sika 1/A is about the same price as wedi sealant -- wedi sealant, similarly to kerdifix cures quickly . . .

I do like the workability of sika which...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-26-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 21,994
Views: 5,467,481
Posted By pooky
tiger mountain

hey jim,

are you using TS as the pan ??

If so, are you thinsetting to perimeter and then using a bead of urethane at
the edge??

and . . . is that a laticrete linear??

Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-24-2015, 12:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,027
Posted By pooky
there yesterday . . .

. . . been 20 plus years buying there -- always a stop when I'm in seattle.

Shipping to our biz in the San Juans is usually a one day turnaround --

Extremely useful and comprehensive inventory...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-22-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,537
Posted By pooky
permacolor select colorant as thinset tint

howdy folks,

question: can I use permacolor select colorants in my white thinny
in advance of grouting with a similar color.

-- in this instance I am using silver shadow (laticrete)...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-05-2015, 01:59 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,960
Posted By pooky
straightforward . . .

. . . rant- "click", ON --

Language -- inherently flawed; especially policy language because it it so absolute -- after all, it is (by virtue of whatever authority is granted) "tile-law" . . .
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-03-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,960
Posted By pooky
just ordered my cd with the sundry of publications

can't wait to start bitching . . . :D

just kidding --

I have plenty of other things in the queue --
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-03-2015, 12:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,589
Posted By pooky
i think, therefore I am, I think?

the dimpled or self furring is for exterior stucco with a scratch coat and top coat . . . hence 2 coats and NOT interior floating of shower walls

I did a quick search and came up with this . . ....
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-28-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 21,994
Views: 5,467,481
Posted By pooky
john, very credible work

love the feel of that space -- good stuff
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