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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 403
Posted By smifwal
Looks a bit large for straight mud. I would put a...

Looks a bit large for straight mud. I would put a piece of sheetrock in there and then mud and tape over that. If you are going to run your tile past that gap then I would use a strip of kerdi band...
Forum: The Mud Box 10-26-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 532
Views: 49,588
Posted By smifwal
First snow of the year pretty lame, but nobody is...

First snow of the year pretty lame, but nobody is ready anyway and half the contracts are unsigned. Went out for a quick salt last night and another one tonight if I were a betting man.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-22-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 303
Posted By smifwal
Welcome, You should have a bucket of water...

Welcome,

You should have a bucket of water to clean the tiles as you are setting. I use that bucket at the end of the day to clean tools. Everything will settle to the bottom and I pour that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-21-2020, 05:56 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,712
Posted By smifwal
https://youtu.be/LLfvSyyGIGM

https://youtu.be/LLfvSyyGIGM
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-21-2020, 05:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 574
Posted By smifwal
I have worked with 254 Platinum in the past it is...

I have worked with 254 Platinum in the past it is awesome when it comes to non sag, coverage and just down right stuck and will never come up. That being said I only use it if it is spec'd and I try...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-21-2020, 05:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 259
Posted By smifwal
If you do end up replacing it with pvc make sure...

If you do end up replacing it with pvc make sure you get the correct no hub coupling. There is one specific to copper. I had to go to the plumbing supply company after the one I got at home depot...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-20-2020, 04:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 259
Posted By smifwal
Scrap prices are in the toilet right now :rofl:...

Scrap prices are in the toilet right now :rofl: but seriously they are pretty low
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-18-2020, 09:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 373
Posted By smifwal
your floor might be out of plane and the lash...

your floor might be out of plane and the lash clips pulled the tile up out of the thinset, resulting in not collapsing the ridges
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-18-2020, 09:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 89
Posted By smifwal
I doubt you have linoleum but that is a whole...

I doubt you have linoleum but that is a whole different conversation. Vinyl needs to be pinned down every where it is not under something like base otherwise it curls up. At a cabinet it needs...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-17-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,917
Posted By smifwal
Are those staples in the inside of the curb?

Are those staples in the inside of the curb?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-16-2020, 09:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 107
Posted By smifwal
Lets get a couple of pictures of your floor....

Lets get a couple of pictures of your floor. Hardie backer is a thirsty substrate for tile, I am not sure why anyone would use it but there are installers that love it. I would recommend durock or...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-16-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,712
Posted By smifwal
I like to tile the entire shower and grout minus...

I like to tile the entire shower and grout minus the first row of tile before I do the pan. I learned that here (credit CX) and is the best thing ever. You can drop, spill, move around, set a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-14-2020, 01:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 116
Posted By smifwal
Might be faster to just cut out the old sheetrock...

Might be faster to just cut out the old sheetrock and put up some new
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-13-2020, 04:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 287
Posted By smifwal
$35.00 will get you a hole saw bit at home depot...

$35.00 will get you a hole saw bit at home depot or lowes
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-11-2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 204
Posted By smifwal
Craig Harimon, he is good. I have seen some of...

Craig Harimon, he is good. I have seen some of his YouTube videos, I always wondered if he was a member here
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-11-2020, 06:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 247
Posted By smifwal
My ardex rep gave me one of these about 5 years...

My ardex rep gave me one of these about 5 years ago. I haven't used a round sponge since.
They last longer, like way longer than the rounds ones, making the fact they are more expensive easier to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-09-2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 501
Posted By smifwal
Looks like mastic was used as the adhesive over...

Looks like mastic was used as the adhesive over regular old sheetrock. You can use thinset to put your tiles back up but know that your shower is not built correctly.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-08-2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,917
Posted By smifwal
Hell at this rate he will never get that next...

Hell at this rate he will never get that next payment. You are going down a hard road with guy. You are going to have to baby sit the tile guy from here on out, or next we will be talking about...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-08-2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,917
Posted By smifwal
Yes damage to the framing as well as the subfloor...

Yes damage to the framing as well as the subfloor and the drywall and framing below(if there is any). I have had some dealings with city inspectors and when we don't agree on something a call to his...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-08-2020, 06:48 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,917
Posted By smifwal
I think you are forgetting about all the other...

I think you are forgetting about all the other damage it will cause. Not to mention the health issues from the mold.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-06-2020, 05:54 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,917
Posted By smifwal
Nobody likes to be wrong but refusing to admit...

Nobody likes to be wrong but refusing to admit when you are, is just plain dumb, especially when faced with cold hard facts. I think you should send this guy packing. If you shower is built...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-05-2020, 09:52 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,917
Posted By smifwal
I think it is a big failure on the part of a GC...

I think it is a big failure on the part of a GC if he doesn't know all the aspects of the trades he is employing. I don't expect a general contractor to be faster than his sheetrock guy but I do...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-05-2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,917
Posted By smifwal
If it were my shower, I would accept nothing less...

If it were my shower, I would accept nothing less than a tear out and start over. And I would find a new tile setter since he is the "we have been doing (wrong) for years" installer. What else has he...
Forum: Computer Training 10-05-2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,918
Posted By smifwal
I guess I didn't know any better when I bought. I...

I guess I didn't know any better when I bought. I just hopped online and found the cheapest one. I feel like I am getting the most updated version every year vs buying one until it is outdated and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-05-2020, 07:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,790
Posted By smifwal
What did the back of the tiles look like before...

What did the back of the tiles look like before you put them down? Were they covered in white? It is possible that the kiln release was still on there, creating a bond breaker. As Ali mentioned the...
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