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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 04:15 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By Davy
Dan, if you haven't, lay out the tiles with...

Dan, if you haven't, lay out the tiles with wedges or spacers included to get a true layout. A picture of your back splash would help.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout Today, 01:35 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,612
Posted By Davy
Richard, water is usually mixed into the cement...

Richard, water is usually mixed into the cement mix so all ingredients end up evenly distributed within the mud bed. Not only is there a risk of not adding enough water leaving powder at the bottom...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 06:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 60
Posted By Davy
Hi Karen. If the plaster is painted, it's best to...

Hi Karen. If the plaster is painted, it's best to grind it off so the tiles can be bonded right to the plaster coat.

Do you plan to cover the rounded corner with tiles too? If so, you might could...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 06:06 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 13,928
Posted By Davy
I probably don't use much more mud than you. John...

I probably don't use much more mud than you. John Bridge told me a long time ago that standing around time is very important. I'm pretty good at it these days. Always good to learn from the best.:D
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 06:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 996
Posted By Davy
Nice job.:tup1:

Nice job.:tup1:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-02-2020, 10:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 825
Posted By Davy
Jon, most likely his Hydroban isn't sealed and...

Jon, most likely his Hydroban isn't sealed and bonded to the pan liner right at the floor. Moisture can wick up into the Hardi behind the Hydroban. Water will eventually get to the nails and rust...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-02-2020, 09:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 996
Posted By Davy
I'd only mix enough grout that can be used in...

I'd only mix enough grout that can be used in about 30 minutes, especially this time of year.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-01-2020, 04:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 153
Posted By Davy
I would also start full tiles at the wood floor...

I would also start full tiles at the wood floor as long as the cuts at the door are half size or bigger.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-31-2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 211
Posted By Davy
Hi Dan. I don't know of anything myself. I don't...

Hi Dan. I don't know of anything myself. I don't think tile would hold up very well over asphalt. My dad use to say that tile is only as good as what's behind it. It's only a pretty surface.

Many...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-31-2020, 05:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 986
Posted By Davy
It sticks well to itself. :tup1:

It sticks well to itself. :tup1:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-31-2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 825
Posted By Davy
I would ask him how he prepped the curb for tile....

I would ask him how he prepped the curb for tile. Ask him what he stuck the tiles to on the curb. If he says cement board, Denshield, Durock or anything other than mud, then he had to nail it, which...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-31-2020, 05:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 986
Posted By Davy
I'm not Cx but I've been called worse. :) Usually...

I'm not Cx but I've been called worse. :) Usually when I'm done, you can't see the Durock print thru it.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-31-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 986
Posted By Davy
Yes. This is called a ledger board and is...

Yes. This is called a ledger board and is especially handy when the perimeter isn't level. Set the board for the second row and come back and install the first row later.

That Redgard looks way...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-31-2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 113
Posted By Davy
1. I would leave the joints open and silicone...

1. I would leave the joints open and silicone them after the thinset dries.
2. I'd use modified thinset.
3 &4. The thinset will set slow enough to get the stone set and adjusted as long as you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-31-2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 153
Posted By Davy
You'll likely get differing opinions and the only...

You'll likely get differing opinions and the only one that matters is yours. :) If this were mine, I'd run the tiles cross ways of the doors. That way the pattern can be seen when walking in and out.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-31-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 825
Posted By Davy
I'll add this, Jon. Looks like Cx and I were...

I'll add this, Jon. Looks like Cx and I were typing at the same time. His chicken pecking was faster than mine.:)

The job of the preslope under the liner is to give the liner slope towards the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-31-2020, 02:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 825
Posted By Davy
Jon, you are correct. You might add that there...

Jon, you are correct. You might add that there shouldn't be any penetrations thru the top of the curb too. The curb should have lath on it, fastening from the outside only. Then mudded like it shows...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-31-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 825
Posted By Davy
It's hard for me to see the bubble on the level....

It's hard for me to see the bubble on the level. I agree with Kevin, if he can't get the basics down, what else has he done wrong.

This isn't anything new, Jon. We see it all the time. It's a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-31-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 825
Posted By Davy
Jon, what we've found over the years is that most...

Jon, what we've found over the years is that most leaks start at the curb. There are not supposed to be any penetrations thru the top or inside of the curb, the outside of the curb is fine. We find a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-31-2020, 09:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 217
Posted By Davy
With 1800 sq ft of tile, I'm sure there's many...

With 1800 sq ft of tile, I'm sure there's many doors. The gaps likely vary in size. Anyway you approach it will take some time.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-31-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 825
Posted By Davy
What Robert said. None of this is your fault. ...

What Robert said. None of this is your fault.

Being new construction, surely city inspections were made. Is that correct?

What did he install the tiles to on the curb?

Installing the pan is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-31-2020, 08:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 825
Posted By Davy
We would need to know exactly what materials he...

We would need to know exactly what materials he plans to use. If he plans to add an additional layer of waterproofing, there's no way to properly do that over the tile you now have. He can't just...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-31-2020, 02:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 217
Posted By Davy
Yeah, looks more like 1/4, maybe 3/8. Still too...

Yeah, looks more like 1/4, maybe 3/8. Still too big to leave as is. Other than lowering the jamb, cutting small pieces and gluing them in or caulk, not sure what else can be done. Maybe someone else...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-31-2020, 01:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 598
Posted By Davy
I think that's best since you don't have the trim.

I think that's best since you don't have the trim.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-31-2020, 01:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 825
Posted By Davy
No, don't let him do it. This isn't a 50 year old...

No, don't let him do it. This isn't a 50 year old shower that you want to patch up so it will last a couple more years. It's a new shower and that's what he should be giving you. He should carefully...
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