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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 08:42 AM
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Posted By Davy
I usually let the tiles on the inside of the arch...

I usually let the tiles on the inside of the arch and jamb over hang the tiles on the inside shower wall. Depending on the width of the door, the tiles on the inside of the arch may need to be small.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-02-2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 106
Posted By Davy
The wood is the problem, it swells with moisture....

The wood is the problem, it swells with moisture. I would have made the whole thing out of masonry.

You can try bonding the top surface of the V-caps with thinset and the front with a couple beads...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-02-2020, 06:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 161
Posted By Davy
It's hard to say but I'd guess that the weep...

It's hard to say but I'd guess that the weep holes are blocked with cement, or there's no preslope under the pan liner or the cement used on the floor was too hard and dense for the water to flow...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-02-2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 181
Posted By Davy
Sometimes the slab is poured too rough and not...

Sometimes the slab is poured too rough and not flat enough for a tile installation. Then they pour gypsum over it since it's like soup and self levels. I've also heard of using watered down Hydorban...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-02-2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 120
Posted By Davy
You might be better off making it out of lumber...

You might be better off making it out of lumber and sheetrock like Kevin mentioned. Blocks will work but is harder to get the surface flat enough. I make all my seats out of concrete blocks but...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-02-2020, 05:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 289
Posted By Davy
Mapei makes Eco Prim Grip that can be found at...

Mapei makes Eco Prim Grip that can be found at Lowes and Floor and D├ęcor. Custom makes MPB that can be found at Home Depot. Both work well. They say you don't have to rough up the tile surface but I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-01-2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,289
Posted By Davy
This is what I'd use. Custom's Natural stone and...

This is what I'd use. Custom's Natural stone and large tile mortar.It has a course grit and should hold them up as long as you don't mix it too soupy. Like the others said, still could be a little...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-31-2020, 05:42 PM
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Posted By Davy
Nice Job.:tup1:

Nice Job.:tup1:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-31-2020, 05:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,289
Posted By Davy
Hugh, I can't tell from your pic, was the...

Hugh, I can't tell from your pic, was the concrete poured to the right height for a thinset application and still finish out flush with the patio and driveway?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-31-2020, 04:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 289
Posted By Davy
Technically, you can use unsanded grout in 1/8...

Technically, you can use unsanded grout in 1/8 joints but like Jim said, it's much harder to keep the joints full. Looking at your pics, he did a good job keeping the joints as full as possible. A...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 03-31-2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 224
Posted By Davy
I can't tell if those are scratches. They do make...

I can't tell if those are scratches. They do make marble cleaner that might remove the marks. Make sure the cleaner is okay to be used on marble (nothing acidic) but if they are scratches then you'll...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-29-2020, 07:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 178
Posted By Davy
A few months ago I went back to a job where I...

A few months ago I went back to a job where I installed about 600 sq ft of blue stone back in 1998. I used thinset on the slab and on the backs of the stone with fat mud in between. I tapped on a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-29-2020, 07:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 133
Posted By Davy
First of all, Ditra isn't an anti-fracture...

First of all, Ditra isn't an anti-fracture membrane but. I'd use an anti-fracture membrane over the whole slab and then cut the tiles directly over the control joints and fill that joint with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-29-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 603
Posted By Davy
I'm afraid if you start going over it with a...

I'm afraid if you start going over it with a whetstone, you'll have a lot of scratches in it that would be hard to remove. I would practice on a scrap piece first.

But, I'm with Jerry. You likely...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-29-2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 178
Posted By Davy
What was used to bond the stone, the same masons...

What was used to bond the stone, the same masons mix that was used for grout?
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 03-29-2020, 04:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 155
Posted By Davy
I can't say why this happened for sure but we...

I can't say why this happened for sure but we have seen this on the forum before. Folks have posted pictures of dark shades in showers, usually near the bottom where water has soaked in from the back...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-26-2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 823
Posted By Davy
David, I suppose this planter will have soil in...

David, I suppose this planter will have soil in it. I like the idea of making it out of concrete blocks. I'd sure think about building the planter with mortar between the blocks. Maybe it's not an...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-26-2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 302
Posted By Davy
You might can lay a board on the floor that's the...

You might can lay a board on the floor that's the correct height. Then lay the blade of the multi tool on the board using it as a guide. You would have to cut both sides. I'm just thinking out loud,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-26-2020, 08:42 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,025
Posted By Davy
The only picture I'm seeing of your shower is in...

The only picture I'm seeing of your shower is in post 18. Has anything changed or is it still like that?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-25-2020, 08:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 781
Posted By Davy
I've never seen anything like that. Not sure how...

I've never seen anything like that. Not sure how you could keep it out of the way when cutting.

On the job above, I also had problems drilling the 1 3/8 holes for the valves. I was lucky that most...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-25-2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,153
Posted By Davy
What CX said. Also, how much space/thickness can...

What CX said. Also, how much space/thickness can you come up in the doorway?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-25-2020, 07:55 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,025
Posted By Davy
Nick, if you have a leaking shower, it still has...

Nick, if you have a leaking shower, it still has to be addressed no matter what the curb is made of.

When mudding/tiling a curb over a pan liner, the pan liner is not tight against the wood...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-25-2020, 04:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 781
Posted By Davy
Years ago I had some 12x12 porcelain that had...

Years ago I had some 12x12 porcelain that had stress in it. I wanted to cut a 4x6 out of the middle of a tile for a soap dish. I was installing them over a bath tub. Best I remember it took 7 tiles...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-25-2020, 04:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,023
Posted By Davy
I embed it in the paint on membrane, usually...

I embed it in the paint on membrane, usually Mapei Aqua Defense. Not just in the corners but over the whole floor and up the walls 6-8 inches. I use it using the divot method.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-25-2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,025
Posted By Davy
There's no reason to use brick. Drill holes in a...

There's no reason to use brick. Drill holes in a (regular untreated) 2x4 and use Tap-cons to secure it to the slab. If you want to use a layer of felt paper between the slab and 2x4, that's fine....
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