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Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-08-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 653
Posted By Houston Remodeler
The tile in my bathroom was so bad my jaw...

The tile in my bathroom was so bad my jaw tightened with every use. Then HD had a sale one day .... The sink is custom
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-08-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By Houston Remodeler
We are such geeks we have a whole thread...

We are such geeks we have a whole thread (https://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=85634) on this
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-08-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 582
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Welcome to the club. I'm far more efficient...

Welcome to the club.

I'm far more efficient with a helper. I went through a number of helpers until I found Gary who worked for me for 10 years. Great guy.

Took me 2 years to find a decent...
Forum: The Mud Box 12-06-2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Posted By Houston Remodeler
You can try to sue him. The problem will be he...

You can try to sue him. The problem will be he will swear in court he never told you to drive home. Do you have any witnesses?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-04-2018, 10:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 744
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Yes. Preferably shims that run the full length of...

Yes. Preferably shims that run the full length of the studs
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-03-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,247
Posted By Houston Remodeler
I use their Flexcolor only. No more cement based...

I use their Flexcolor only. No more cement based grouts for us.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-02-2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 439
Posted By Houston Remodeler
We've done a couple where we drop the plywood...

We've done a couple where we drop the plywood between the joists / trusses, use Ditra outside the shower with mud + membrane inside the shower.

Seems I can't post pictures.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-02-2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 203
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Ted, Welcome to the forum. Where are...

Ted,

Welcome to the forum.

Where are you located? If you add this to your user CP, this will help our answering. The User CP is linked in the dark blue bar above.

Is one side of the crack...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-02-2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 439
Posted By Houston Remodeler
There is no way to build a curbless shower with a...

There is no way to build a curbless shower with a liner. You need a surface membrane such as Red Guard which gets applied everywhere there is tile.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-27-2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 611
Posted By Houston Remodeler
When removing tile from kerdi; 1- Dig out...

When removing tile from kerdi;

1- Dig out the grout without breaching the kerdi
2- Using a margin trowel, try to pry out the tile. Pry in pulses, not one giant pull. The wiggling helps break the...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-24-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,430
Posted By Houston Remodeler
My normal order of operations has the floor...

My normal order of operations has the floor mudded after the walls are waterproofed with foam panels. We band the mud to the walls the walk all over the drypack floor while tiling the walls, which...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-23-2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,302
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Davy Stephens (sp?) is in your area. He'd be my...

Davy Stephens (sp?) is in your area. He'd be my first choice.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-22-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 734
Posted By Houston Remodeler
yes, the 2 inches

yes, the 2 inches
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 11-20-2018, 09:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 285
Posted By Houston Remodeler
If you work in small areas, completing one area...

If you work in small areas, completing one area at a time, there should be no problems. You're not saturating the area, just melting the acrylic haze so it can be removed by the damp microfiber.
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 11-20-2018, 09:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 285
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Spray on some latex paint remover....

Spray on some latex paint remover. (https://www.homedepot.com/p/Krud-Kutter-24-oz-Latex-Paint-Remover-336249/305457504) Let it dwell for a few minutes. Scrub with a white scrubbie....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-19-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,906
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Your inspector should be a Certified Tile...

Your inspector should be a Certified Tile Installer - a CTI certificate holder, or a well respected member of the NTCA such as a 5 Star contractor.

Or someone who is a court certified expert.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-18-2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,906
Posted By Houston Remodeler
You are paying for a shower built to manufacturer...

You are paying for a shower built to manufacturer instructions and industry standards. (along with any applicable building codes) Down here in Houston, the plumbing code clearly states the shower...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-18-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,906
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Without proper waterproofing and the dot setting...

Without proper waterproofing and the dot setting of the tiles you have a recipe for failure.

This is a complete (to the studs) re-do.

Try to get your money back. He'll argue. Show him the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-18-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,906
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Kevin may have been being polite. The dot /...

Kevin may have been being polite.

The dot / blob setting of the tiles doesn't meet industry standards and a number of other things that has us suspicious.

Can you please add your location to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-18-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,906
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Stephen, Welcome to the forum. From...

Stephen,

Welcome to the forum.

From what we can see, this guy seems to be focused on the finished look, without much regard to what is making the shower waterproof.

Do you have any 'during'...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-17-2018, 10:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,370
Posted By Houston Remodeler
That's good in theory but not in practice as your...

That's good in theory but not in practice as your sand is different then my sand yielding different results.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-17-2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 289
Posted By Houston Remodeler
You just learned the tile setters motto; ...

You just learned the tile setters motto;

Where you place your first tile determines where you place your last tile.

You should already know how the tiles will fit around the drain before...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-17-2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 289
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Depends on; 1- How long your arms are in...

Depends on;

1- How long your arms are in relation to the size of the shower.
2- Tile size and pattern
3- Where the cuts fall (and if you can reach them)
4- Personal preference
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-16-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 754
Posted By Houston Remodeler
I hire those guys just to do large mud beds. Tile...

I hire those guys just to do large mud beds. Tile is extra.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-16-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 754
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Hire this one out. The guys round these...

Hire this one out.

The guys round these parts can make that job pool table flat for about $6/sf while you stand there and watch.
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