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Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-20-2020, 08:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 497
Posted By Raymond S
Heat is definitely the enemy, but vibration can...

Heat is definitely the enemy, but vibration can ruin your day as well, particularly if drilling a hole in outside corner pieces with a “skinny leg”. To help minimize vibration and also heat, you can...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-08-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 339
Posted By Raymond S
I also have re-installed them with only grout....

I also have re-installed them with only grout. Don’t tell anyone.

One guy I learned from said knock a couple of holes through the backer(in those days Sheetrock) and just smoosh it in and you’re...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-08-2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 339
Posted By Raymond S
White thin set then caulk around the perimeter.

White thin set then caulk around the perimeter.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-03-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,975
Posted By Raymond S
Have used the Versabond LFT a lot (most everybody...

Have used the Versabond LFT a lot (most everybody around here picks 12x24 tile), and it is a good choice.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-31-2020, 08:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 218
Posted By Raymond S
Like Jim said, it’s almost certainly tiled...

Like Jim said, it’s almost certainly tiled directly on drywall. Might even be white drywall. I’ve seen them like that and when you pull off a few tiles the whole wall collapses into the tub, many had...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-20-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 220
Posted By Raymond S
https://www.firerock.us/products/pavers. ...

https://www.firerock.us/products/pavers.

they recommend type s mortar spread with a 1/2”-3/4” trowel and use thinset to backbutter paver. i’ve never used type s mortar on a floor and was looking...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-20-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 220
Posted By Raymond S
My son (also Raymond) will be installing, he just...

My son (also Raymond) will be installing, he just used my log-in to post the question. I will have him come back on when he returns. Thanks.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-20-2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 220
Posted By Raymond S
Fire rock paver installation

Is anyone familiar with setting 1 3/4” Firerock pavers in Versailles pattern? Looking for tips on thick stone leveling systems to use and setting materials.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-04-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 292
Posted By Raymond S
Three years for a tile is old. Rarely see one...

Three years for a tile is old. Rarely see one available after that.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-04-2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 808
Posted By Raymond S
This is a good place for a mudcap. Also called...

This is a good place for a mudcap. Also called radius cap. Comes in 2x6 with a radius back to the drywall. Also available in outside corners for top corner. Bring it all the way down to the floor...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-04-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,582
Posted By Raymond S
Do not use a grinder.like Jeff said, it will be...

Do not use a grinder.like Jeff said, it will be even more noticeable. Either change the tile (or two), or leave it alone. Grout color does matter. It can be your friend, or not.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-01-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,800
Posted By Raymond S
Perhaps you could consider towel hooks instead of...

Perhaps you could consider towel hooks instead of racks. I would do that if the door had to swing out.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-01-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,982
Posted By Raymond S
I believe the top inside edge would be proud of...

I believe the top inside edge would be proud of the interior walls. Just guessing.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-26-2019, 09:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 489
Posted By Raymond S
If I had to set it all in one day I would do the...

If I had to set it all in one day I would do the right side of the room to the end and set the left side coming back until I got to where I could reach from the doorway, do the left side of the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-24-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 11,616
Posted By Raymond S
I wouldn’t think I was using too much if I used a...

I wouldn’t think I was using too much if I used a tube on each side.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-24-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 928
Posted By Raymond S
Impossible to count the number of Greenboard...

Impossible to count the number of Greenboard showers and tub surrounds I’ve torn out. Complete mush on many of them, usually where the water constantly pounded or under the valves if they were...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-23-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 11,616
Posted By Raymond S
I would jack it up. Slowly, a little at a time,...

I would jack it up. Slowly, a little at a time, and let the wood relax between jacking. Listen while you are jacking the joists up.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-03-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 4,774
Views: 1,641,693
Posted By Raymond S
“Pre-hump”.

“Pre-hump”.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-31-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 394
Posted By Raymond S
The back wall of the niche will be held in place...

The back wall of the niche will be held in place by the perimeter pieces.
Another vote for some 2x4’s.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-30-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,315
Posted By Raymond S
And not a thing wrong with that.

And not a thing wrong with that.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-28-2018, 05:49 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 35,431
Posted By Raymond S
a belt sander should work for that bevel. Just a...

a belt sander should work for that bevel. Just a couple of passes should do it. It can also eliminate those finger - slicing edges.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-27-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,282
Posted By Raymond S
Why not just trim out the window and butt the...

Why not just trim out the window and butt the tile into the casing? Leaving a caulk joint, as mentioned.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-21-2018, 08:36 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 16,581
Posted By Raymond S
You don’t have to put in a preslope. But if you...

You don’t have to put in a preslope. But if you don’t, you will know where that sewer/ mildew smell is coming from.i have torn out many, many showers that did not have one. What a nasty, disgusting,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-21-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 520
Posted By Raymond S
Mr DIY Guy If your joists are in good condition...

Mr DIY Guy
If your joists are in good condition they should be fine for your floor. The movement is probably “ between the joists deflection”. A second layer of plywood (1/2” BC or better) should...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-19-2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 808
Posted By Raymond S
Thank you Justin for the blade recommendation. We...

Thank you Justin for the blade recommendation. We will get this thing done, thanks to you guys.
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