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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 05:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 142
Posted By Lazarus
I have serious doubts as to whether or not he...

I have serious doubts as to whether or not he actually put in a pre-slope, covered with a liner and then used a mud bed on top. The "leakage" concerns me. It shouldn't be there. There are also...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-26-2020, 08:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 100
Posted By Lazarus
Very nice, John. I particularly like the full...

Very nice, John. I particularly like the full surface curb in the brown...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-24-2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 657
Posted By Lazarus
Concrete(at least a slab) needs a minimum of 30...

Concrete(at least a slab) needs a minimum of 30 days to cure adequately.

Deck mud will set up in a couple of days, depending on the thickness, temperature and humidity.
Forum: The Mud Box 10-23-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 248
Posted By Lazarus
Quite true, John.....but I imagine many first...

Quite true, John.....but I imagine many first timers here aren't aware of the distinction.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-22-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 325
Posted By Lazarus
I normally embed the material in thinset using a...

I normally embed the material in thinset using a level....sometimes using screws to hold it firmly in place and then set the tile into it as I go. Works for me. :bonk:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-22-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 303
Posted By Lazarus
Have several dedicated water buckets inside. ...

Have several dedicated water buckets inside. After mixing thinset, spin the mixer in one bucket. This removes much of the material.

Use another bucket for trowels, etc. For dirty buckets, scoop...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-21-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 179
Posted By Lazarus
It's a good grout. You need to follow the...

It's a good grout. You need to follow the instructions and only do small areas at a time. Good color retention, antimicrobial and holds up well. Caution is on shower floors to keep it from water...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-19-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 243
Posted By Lazarus
Yeah, the "Boutique" stores sell tile for far...

Yeah, the "Boutique" stores sell tile for far more that their worth.....but they are a boutique and have to mark up the products tp pay the rent. having said that, much of the tile from the Big Box...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-18-2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 171
Posted By Lazarus
Truthfully, most of the tile you see today are...

Truthfully, most of the tile you see today are porcelain...and that's great, as far as it goes. ALL tiles are ceramic and they work just fine. Porcelain tiles are fired at a higher temperature and...
Forum: The Mud Box 10-18-2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 248
Posted By Lazarus
Level, Square and Plumb

A pretty good treatise on these aspects.....

https://www.jlconline.com/how-to/framing/level-square-and-plumb_o?utm_source=newsletter&utm_content=Article&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=JLC_101820&
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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-16-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 144
Posted By Lazarus
Another option is to use a surface-bonded...

Another option is to use a surface-bonded membrane. In that way, there is only ONE mudbed to deal with and no rubber membrane needed. Look into "Kerdi Showers" on www.Schluter.com

Here is a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-16-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 144
Posted By Lazarus
Overslope. quarter to three eights is optimal. ...

Overslope. quarter to three eights is optimal. Half will certainly drain, but you don't want to build a water park ski slope, eh?
Forum: The Mud Box 10-11-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 5,580
Views: 502,318
Posted By Lazarus
Latest...We had about 70 mph winds and a bunch of...

Latest...We had about 70 mph winds and a bunch of rain. Going out now to clean up the yard.....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-08-2020, 09:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 325
Posted By Lazarus
Yep, that's the one I was referring to. Thanks,...

Yep, that's the one I was referring to. Thanks, CX......
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-08-2020, 01:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 318
Posted By Lazarus
On the tile saw issue, yes, the Dewalt is pretty...

On the tile saw issue, yes, the Dewalt is pretty much the "Gold Standard" and lots of Pros here use it, but not particularly inexpensive.

I recently replaced a large saw that weighed over 100 lbs...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-08-2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 325
Posted By Lazarus
Lotsa folks use the 4 way one pictured, and I...

Lotsa folks use the 4 way one pictured, and I used to as well. However, the spiral mixer, and I like the slightly bigger one, available at Lowe's does a far superior job, in my opinion.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-08-2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 431
Posted By Lazarus
Short answer is, you don't put kerdi membrane...

Short answer is, you don't put kerdi membrane directly on plywood. You would need to cover the plywood with something....cement board, drywall, etc.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-08-2020, 07:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 132
Posted By Lazarus
Can't see it from here...but your choice. ...

Can't see it from here...but your choice. Probably lengthwise.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-30-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 818
Posted By Lazarus
I find easiest is to just use a grout float to...

I find easiest is to just use a grout float to "press" and adjust the tiles right after setting in thinset...then rub your hand lightly over them to check for lippage.....:bonk:
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-26-2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 237
Posted By Lazarus
Don't have a pic, but I have a "bucket buddy"...

Don't have a pic, but I have a "bucket buddy" that is a canvas fitting that goes into a 5 gallon bucket with pockets to hold all kinds of crap. Having said that, I haven't used it in years and, here...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-19-2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,749
Posted By Lazarus
Mud the wall...if you can find a good man.

Mud the wall...if you can find a good man.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-19-2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 657
Posted By Lazarus
Depending on the tile, the morter should raise it...

Depending on the tile, the morter should raise it between 1/16 and 1/8....give or take.

I don't know if a concrete pour is better than having floor mud put it. I would price them both....:scratch:
Forum: The Mud Box 09-19-2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 5,580
Views: 502,318
Posted By Lazarus
Lost power for a little over four days. Sucks,...

Lost power for a little over four days. Sucks, but I lived thru it.....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-16-2020, 03:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 462
Posted By Lazarus
Mike....I suppose you could, but what would be...

Mike....I suppose you could, but what would be the benefit? I would think that you could simply set the tiles to match your drain. What you are proposing is a method for using quite large tile in...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-16-2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 818
Posted By Lazarus
I like the Lash System....but I think those are...

I like the Lash System....but I think those are too small and too $ for your job. I would think that you can set the tiles and use your hand to get the leveling straight....
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