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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 06:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 142
Posted By Davy
I'm not trying to be harsh but again, there's a...

I'm not trying to be harsh but again, there's a lot of things done wrong. If you were to hire me to fix it, I'd rip it out and start over. There's no telling what else is done wrong that we can't...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 06:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 61
Posted By Davy
Maybe someone here has done that, I can't say. I...

Maybe someone here has done that, I can't say. I agree with Cx, the Kerdi is waterproof. There's no need for anything else.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 06:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 142
Posted By Davy
Ok, with screws right thru the liner. This isn't...

Ok, with screws right thru the liner. This isn't the proper way to build a shower. All penetrations on the walls are supposed to be 3 inches higher than the top of the finished curb. This will not be...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 06:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 142
Posted By Davy
Ok, I'll edit this since you posted pictures....

Ok, I'll edit this since you posted pictures. Looks like a mess.

You said that he installed Denshield down to where the top of the pan liner begins. What is the blue material? And is that green...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 06:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 142
Posted By Davy
If there's no liner, I'd ask him what type of...

If there's no liner, I'd ask him what type of waterproofing he was planning to use on the floor.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 06:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 142
Posted By Davy
I would put a halt to this job. As Laz said,...

I would put a halt to this job. As Laz said, there shouldn't be any penetrations on the top or inside of the curb once the liner is in place. The mud bed over the liner should be dry pack, not...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 05:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,690
Posted By Davy
Apparently no one has had that problem but maybe...

Apparently no one has had that problem but maybe someone will come along. I would keep the door open as much as possible and not seal it anymore. I don't think the sealer is doing much good anyway.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-26-2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 360
Posted By Davy
Yes, sometimes it's best to glue a few scrap...

Yes, sometimes it's best to glue a few scrap pieces on a piece of sheetrock and practice on it. Make sure you're happy with the outcome.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-26-2020, 06:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 657
Posted By Davy
Most jobs don't allow us time to cover the deck...

Most jobs don't allow us time to cover the deck mud with plastic although it's good to do. I can't ever remember working over fresh concrete but I'm sure it will still have some moisture in it when...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-25-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 179
Posted By Davy
Todd, most mold and mildew problems can be...

Todd, most mold and mildew problems can be avoided with more ventilation in the bathroom. Keeping the shower door open at least part way and a fan to help dry out the shower helps.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-25-2020, 05:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 203
Posted By Davy
I usually use a 3/16 V notch with 1 inch hex.

I usually use a 3/16 V notch with 1 inch hex.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-25-2020, 07:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,414
Posted By Davy
With 12x12 tiles, I usually use a 3/8 tall...

With 12x12 tiles, I usually use a 3/8 tall notched trowel. That 3/8 notch should give you about 1/8 or so of thinset, which is about right.

Looks like you'll have cut tiles against the drain. You...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-25-2020, 06:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 303
Posted By Davy
Yep, it's a handy tool for that too. :D

Yep, it's a handy tool for that too. :D
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-23-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 303
Posted By Davy
Another vote for a margin trowel. Keep one in...

Another vote for a margin trowel. Keep one in your back pocket at all times.

Years ago when I was a helper, one of the setters I worked with kept his margin trowel pretty clean. When the food...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-23-2020, 07:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 360
Posted By Davy
I use a micro fiber cloth to buff the sealer off...

I use a micro fiber cloth to buff the sealer off but you can use cotton rags if you want. Do a section at a time, maybe 10 sq ft. When buffing, once you think you've buffed it all off, get a clean...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-23-2020, 07:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,414
Posted By Davy
With 1/4 inch thick tiles, the mud bed should...

With 1/4 inch thick tiles, the mud bed should come up to within about 5/16-3/8 of the top edge of the drain. That means the mud would cover the flange about 1/4 inch. I can't say if you would have...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-22-2020, 07:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 514
Posted By Davy
I seem to post this picture a lot. With the...

I seem to post this picture a lot.

With the base already set, you can notch a stick the tile thickness and use it to pull the mud, leaving just enough space for the tile to slide under.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-22-2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,414
Posted By Davy
I would want some weep holes, as long as they are...

I would want some weep holes, as long as they are above the membrane. That would give the water a place to escape although I'm not sure if the water is going to flow thru the thinset.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-22-2020, 06:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 303
Posted By Davy
To me, the responsible and safe way would be to...

To me, the responsible and safe way would be to leave it all in a bucket till spring. :)

Find your worst looking bucket and every time you have a little thinset or grout left over, scrape it into...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-22-2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,712
Posted By Davy
It's personal preference, I like 1/2 inch. Some...

It's personal preference, I like 1/2 inch. Some granite fabricators installed some a while back on one of my showers with 1 1/4 overhang. I thought that was too much.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-22-2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 501
Posted By Davy
Cement board comes in 1/4 and 1/2, or close to...

Cement board comes in 1/4 and 1/2, or close to 1/2.

I think that's what Jim was talking about. For example, Hardie isn't a true cement board but it isn't a half inch thick, it's about 7/16. And...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-22-2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 373
Posted By Davy
I agree with Randy, I'd lightly pry on some of...

I agree with Randy, I'd lightly pry on some of them.

To lighten the leveling wedges, you have to have the neighboring tiles set. By then the thinset can skin over.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-21-2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 501
Posted By Davy
Sure, he can replace both layers or just the one....

Sure, he can replace both layers or just the one. I'd probably replace the one layer. Those few pieces will probably last longer than the others around the bottom.

I think he knows this is a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-21-2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 310
Posted By Davy
I would use Custom's Prism or Laticrete's...

I would use Custom's Prism or Laticrete's Permacolor. Both are inline with what Justin talked about. If you worry about scratching it, make a sample board with scrap pieces and grout it first.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-21-2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 574
Posted By Davy
I might add, just because a thinset is non sag,...

I might add, just because a thinset is non sag, I've found that it still might be necessary to add wedges or spacers to get the tiles to stay put, especially for the first few minutes.
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