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Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-17-2019, 09:00 PM
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Posted By CaliGrown
Thanks CX, skipped over this page more than once....

Thanks CX, skipped over this page more than once. Im working direct with the Homeowner. Communication with the GC to schedule a flood test since theyve pulled the permits for the project.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-17-2019, 08:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 509
Posted By CaliGrown
TCNA Standard for the Divot Method

Been a while, Ive actually maintained to get busier during the typically dead time of the year. Anyhow theres an Inspector and GC hassling me. Which TCNA standard documents the divot method with a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-30-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,299
Posted By CaliGrown
Pack your perimeter and around the drain with a...

Pack your perimeter and around the drain with a wood float, tamping it so it’s thumbprint hard. Fill in the field and tamp it so there’s excess, then take your edges and screed along the pan...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-27-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By CaliGrown
You can cut each piece down to roughly 10 1/8 to...

You can cut each piece down to roughly 10 1/8 to 1/4 range and miter the overhanging and riser/face edges. Gives you 6 equally sized pieces, and you can run the piece over the ends to keep your...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-20-2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,210
Posted By CaliGrown
For exposed cuts highest Ive taken it is 3000...

For exposed cuts highest Ive taken it is 3000 for pita material, most stuff Ive done is fine at 1500. To make the finish pop AgerTiger by Tenax works wonders after you do your final polish.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-14-2018, 11:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,210
Posted By CaliGrown
Vessel sinks are a breeze. Those pads you linked...

Vessel sinks are a breeze. Those pads you linked on Amazon are crap I returned my set after trying out the 50. I went out to my local granite shop and picked up dry pads for $11 each. If you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-04-2018, 11:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 194
Posted By CaliGrown
Go to your Masonry yard, and get some slate...

Go to your Masonry yard, and get some slate flagstone 3/4 minus. Never used it, but have seen some quartzite on a betting thats 1/2 minus and is set as a pattern opposed to one by one like...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-13-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 448
Posted By CaliGrown
Before I had a profile wheel set up and got...

Before I had a profile wheel set up and got comfortable with pads, I would take material to a granite fabrication shop for bullnosing.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-09-2018, 12:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 875
Posted By CaliGrown
Is it just me or is that close up of the drain...

Is it just me or is that close up of the drain showing some solid backing with some awfully low penetrations into what I assume is the curb or bench liner?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-08-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 884
Posted By CaliGrown
Have him rip it out and take that shody work with...

Have him rip it out and take that shody work with him when you boot him out of the door. Im younger than 29 and my 6 year old daughter has done better pan work than that junk.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-07-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 3,076
Views: 614,494
Posted By CaliGrown
Good deal Davy, figured as such since youre the...

Good deal Davy, figured as such since youre the mud Meister. Glad to hear Im not the only one to support the mason yards over the big boxes. Never tried paper backed, how do you like working with...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-06-2018, 09:44 PM
Replies: 3,076
Views: 614,494
Posted By CaliGrown
You guys gotta go out to your local mason yard...

You guys gotta go out to your local mason yard for diamond lath, youll get a much better deal. Theyve always beaten the big boxes by $4-6 bucks a sheet depending on quantity. Paid $6.10 a sheet...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-06-2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 709
Posted By CaliGrown
Ill use my variable speed makita with whichever...

Ill use my variable speed makita with whichever diamond blade I have that is best for special cuts or sensitive tiles.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-05-2018, 10:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,441
Posted By CaliGrown
Seems to be, been working outside lately and...

Seems to be, been working outside lately and often find condensation under stacked tiles in the morning
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-05-2018, 10:13 PM
Replies: 3,076
Views: 614,494
Posted By CaliGrown
Just about everything has a prop 65 warning,...

Just about everything has a prop 65 warning, youd think the whole state would have cancer.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-05-2018, 09:45 PM
Replies: 3,076
Views: 614,494
Posted By CaliGrown
Chicken war is all there is for one coats in...

Chicken war is all there is for one coats in California, only time we use diamond lath is for two coats, benches, pans and curbs
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-04-2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,593
Posted By CaliGrown
Here you are: https://youtu.be/E8iuRBxmTaA

Here you are: https://youtu.be/E8iuRBxmTaA
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-01-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 3,076
Views: 614,494
Posted By CaliGrown
Guest bathroom in the house were working. Im...

Guest bathroom in the house were working. Im thinking the setters took the trowel at an angle to cut the mud back? Any of yall fine folks done this or something similar?
When I was a youngn...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-31-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 556
Posted By CaliGrown
Is this slab on grade? When we set ungauged slate...

Is this slab on grade? When we set ungauged slate well mudset em to get everything flush, this makes up differences up to 1+. Since youre only 4mm which is just over an 1/8 maybe try strips of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-30-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 560
Posted By CaliGrown
You can build it up level with deck mud, 5 parts...

You can build it up level with deck mud, 5 parts sand to 1 part Portland cement mixed to the consistency of damp beach sand.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-30-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 3,076
Views: 614,494
Posted By CaliGrown
Hot damn, thank you. Never thunk to mud the...

Hot damn, thank you. Never thunk to mud the niches after the wall tile.I will have to make me a jig named Jorge and see it if works in CA.:usflag:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-30-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 634
Posted By CaliGrown
Weather has been great all year, definitely ready...

Weather has been great all year, definitely ready for summer to be over though. Dont mix the whole bag at once, its just plain wasteful. Lowes sells 40 minute and homedepot sells 45 minute, I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-29-2018, 11:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 634
Posted By CaliGrown
Use partial mixes of 40 or 45 minute mud, take...

Use partial mixes of 40 or 45 minute mud, take your straight edges to the wall before hand to find your valleys, spread the mud on heavy then screed it off with your straightedges. Dont worry about...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-28-2018, 10:11 PM
Replies: 3,076
Views: 614,494
Posted By CaliGrown
All ye who mud... Tips and tricks on mud niches...

All ye who mud...
Tips and tricks on mud niches if you got em.
They are the time leeche for me, Ill set the wall screeds and plop mud on all 5 surfaces of the niche to give it time to firm up and...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-28-2018, 10:06 PM
Replies: 3,076
Views: 614,494
Posted By CaliGrown
Prepped and Floated then Tiled, Floated and...

Prepped and Floated
then Tiled, Floated and Tiled
Trim, Niche and Grout
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