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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-18-2020, 07:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 84
Posted By John Bridge
I second that. Tear it out and start from...

I second that. Tear it out and start from scratch. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-16-2020, 07:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 109
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Bel, :) Looks like you've got room to...

Hi Bel, :)

Looks like you've got room to re-locate the drain pipe before you fill the space. Use deck mud to refill it. Here's a short article:

https://www.johnbridge.com/how-to/deck-mud/
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-13-2020, 06:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 549
Posted By John Bridge
Lightly scratch the surface of a dark spot with...

Lightly scratch the surface of a dark spot with an old screwdriver or something, and see what's just under the surface. If it's lighter you can try white vinegar and water mixed 50/50. Rinse well...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-13-2020, 06:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 662
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Charlie, :) Unless you've already...

Hi Charlie, :)

Unless you've already purchased the Schluter foam shower floor, I would suggest doing deck mud there. It always fits the space and drain setup you have. :)

I don't usually remove...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-13-2020, 06:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 324
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Anthony, :) Lay a small field of tiles...

Hi Anthony, :)

Lay a small field of tiles 50/50 in the floor. If the lippage doesn't offend you, go for it. :)
Forum: The Mud Box 10-13-2020, 05:55 AM
Replies: 5,580
Views: 501,008
Posted By John Bridge
So you enjoy sitting through New Hampshire...

So you enjoy sitting through New Hampshire winters freezing your butt off, Jim? :D

And no, I don't like the hot summers here. ;)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-10-2020, 02:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 488
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Brian, :) If you get cement board up with...

Hi Brian, :)

If you get cement board up with only a 1/16th variance you're doing what most pros can't do. The thinset should smooth things out for you. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-10-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Jadis, :) I appears to me that the edges...

Hi Jadis, :)

I appears to me that the edges of the tiles have minute chips in the glaze. The grout will always wash down a tiny bit. Maybe others have ideas.
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 10-10-2020, 01:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 229
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Mike, ;) The surface of cultured "marble"...

Hi Mike, ;)

The surface of cultured "marble" is actually plastic. The plumbers putty might have destroyed the surface.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-09-2020, 05:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 144
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Peter, :) The work looks really good. :) ...

Hi Peter, :)

The work looks really good. :)

I am wondering why a person would spend a considerable amount of money and time to tile in an acrylic shower receptor. Also, won't the wall tiles in...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-09-2020, 05:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 405
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Dan, :) A lot will depend on the type of...

Hi Dan, :)

A lot will depend on the type of tile you use and what trims are available. Is the ledge below the window just a shelf? Could we get a pic of the entire wall?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-09-2020, 05:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 103
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Anthony, :) I would use only Schluter...

Hi Anthony, :)

I would use only Schluter products in the shower. The system has been in use for a very long time now. Kerdi band is the only thing you need at all the joints, including the...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-09-2020, 05:25 AM
Replies: 4,772
Views: 1,637,904
Posted By John Bridge
Yeah, I'm aware of that but never had a need to...

Yeah, I'm aware of that but never had a need to do it. We always used A-4200 around the doorways with cuts against the corner pieces (AN-4200). On occasion, I did use double cuts of bullnose (cut...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-06-2020, 06:24 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,770
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Kevin, In California everybody, including...

Hi Kevin,

In California everybody, including tile contractors, is required to be licensed and bonded. You can easily check it out by calling the state registrar of contractors. The GC, if...
Forum: The Mud Box 10-06-2020, 06:17 AM
Replies: 8,672
Views: 1,480,181
Posted By John Bridge
Did y'all notice that's a bidet, not a toilet? :)

Did y'all notice that's a bidet, not a toilet? :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-04-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 195
Posted By John Bridge
I think swinging the door in is contrary to code,...

I think swinging the door in is contrary to code, the idea being to be able to hit the door and exit in case of scalding water. :)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-04-2020, 11:07 AM
Replies: 4,772
Views: 1,637,904
Posted By John Bridge
I didn't know that it emanated from carpentry,...

I didn't know that it emanated from carpentry, and that's interesting. I haven't used a "dutchman" in years and remember doing it mostly when 4-1/4 tiles were the norm and tiles saws were not. :)
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-03-2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 156
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Shawn, :) Porcelain tile is very...

Hi Shawn, :)

Porcelain tile is very difficult to grind. It's going to take diamond pads.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-03-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 195
Posted By John Bridge
Hi David, :) If you go for a swinging door...

Hi David, :)

If you go for a swinging door you'll need a plastic sweep on the bottom of it to keep the water in. Also, you won't be able to have a mat right outside the door.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-03-2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 4,772
Views: 1,637,904
Posted By John Bridge
My brother taught me about dutchmen, and he...

My brother taught me about dutchmen, and he started back in the fifties. :)
Forum: The Mud Box 10-03-2020, 04:21 PM
Replies: 8,672
Views: 1,480,181
Posted By John Bridge
Ooo, you macho man you. ;)

Ooo, you macho man you. ;)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-30-2020, 08:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 291
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Joann, :) Porcelain tiles, if they are...

Hi Joann, :)

Porcelain tiles, if they are true porcelain (less than .5 percent water absorption), are all pretty much equal, and choosing is in the eye of the beholder. You'll probably get more...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-22-2020, 07:40 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,789
Posted By John Bridge
Oh, the confusion has been going on much longer...

Oh, the confusion has been going on much longer than that. It began when Schluter built their office building at Plattsburg NY in the late 20th Century. During the course of the tile installations,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-19-2020, 05:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Steven, :) As you've noted, cement board...

Hi Steven, :)

As you've noted, cement board is not approved as an over-lay on concrete floors, and three layers sounds like a disaster in the making. You can accomplish the same result with deck...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-14-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 192
Posted By John Bridge
Hi AC, ;) I would remove and re-install the...

Hi AC, ;)

I would remove and re-install the glass door. You'll need a movement joint between inside and outside, and under the door would be a great place to have it. Also, it'll solve you...
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