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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 01:52 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By John Bridge
Hi Bob, If you go with the broken joint...

Hi Bob,

If you go with the broken joint pattern you'll have small cuts every other course. If you go with straight joints you can have cuts at both ends that are larger than half a tile. A bit of...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout Yesterday, 01:26 PM
Replies: 2,988
Views: 588,986
Posted By John Bridge
I think it also helps to not load too much mud on...

I think it also helps to not load too much mud on the wall. I would rather come back a fill a couple "holidays" than have to drag a lot of excess up the wall -- which excess can cause you to pull the...
Forum: The Mud Box Yesterday, 08:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 131
Posted By John Bridge
It's a funny thing. I was raised in Seattle, and...

It's a funny thing. I was raised in Seattle, and it seems it rained a lot, especially on weekends when we wanted to go someplace. Many decades later I lived in Houston, and my older brother would...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-19-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 424
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Ania, :) 1/16 in. will do the job. The...

Hi Ania, :)

1/16 in. will do the job. The spaces will vary from tile to tile depending on tile sizes. And it appears there is quite a variation in size. The 1/16 in. joint width will also take...
Forum: The Mud Box 10-19-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 133
Posted By John Bridge
I haven not lived in California for decades, but...

I haven not lived in California for decades, but I can guarantee you prices there are not cheap. :)

As to what happens on TV, when I see bozos going into a house carrying sledge hammers I'm out of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-18-2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 424
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Ania, :) I would have used plastic wedges...

Hi Ania, :)

I would have used plastic wedges to separate the courses, eyeballing the vertical joints. The tiles should have been spaced to allow for grout. Grouting them the way they are will look...
Forum: The Mud Box 10-17-2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 165
Posted By John Bridge
I can't figure out why the cop had a problem with...

I can't figure out why the cop had a problem with that.
Forum: The Mud Box 10-17-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 131
Posted By John Bridge
Central Texas Floods

I live to the southeast of Austin -- about 40 miles. Roughly that far to the west of Austin people are being run out of their homes by flood waters. The Llano River crested 40 feet above flood stage...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-16-2018, 06:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 162
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Mogli, :) You say this is a new addition,...

Hi Mogli, :)

You say this is a new addition, so the concrete hasn't been poured yet?

The recess can be any depth that accommodates your plan. If I were doing it I would recess a couple inches...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-16-2018, 06:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 494
Posted By John Bridge
Matt, Even with a thick mud bed you'll need...

Matt,

Even with a thick mud bed you'll need waterproofing before the tile goes on, and even then your dimensional lumber will attract and gather moisture underneath. Couple that with freeze-thaw...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-15-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,179
Posted By John Bridge
Excellent, Beth. You're not in the business, are...

Excellent, Beth. You're not in the business, are you? ;)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-15-2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 21,608
Views: 3,995,217
Posted By John Bridge
Nelson, I guess there are spacers between the...

Nelson, I guess there are spacers between the boards? Are they teak also?
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-12-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 322
Posted By John Bridge
The Wide Roll (Kerdi)

https://www.schluter.com/schluter-us/en_US/video_shower-systems#1
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-12-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 2,988
Views: 588,986
Posted By John Bridge
Davy, I didn't figure an old hand like you...

Davy,

I didn't figure an old hand like you would have aluminum snips. Real men use the old fashion heavy duty ones. ;)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-11-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 2,988
Views: 588,986
Posted By John Bridge
I don't have a picture, but you can push the lath...

I don't have a picture, but you can push the lath as far into the corner as you can and then finish by using the handle of your snips to further push and crease it into the corner. I'm talking about...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-11-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 184
Posted By John Bridge
. I've worked on SoCal also, and what's...

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I've worked on SoCal also, and what's "good" is a regional judgment. :)

I agree with Paul pretty much. I have always erred on the thin side. I would rather have assurance that I've got good...
Forum: The Mud Box 10-11-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 293
Posted By John Bridge
One aspect of that is double bad. It's gonna rain...

One aspect of that is double bad. It's gonna rain on the Carolinas again.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-08-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 149
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Sam, Do not use any "pre-mixed thinset." The...

Hi Sam, Do not use any "pre-mixed thinset." The wording is misleading to deliberately catch newbies off guard. Use VersaBond. You don't need FlexBond.

On the caulking, use silicone. Your problem...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-08-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 521
Posted By John Bridge
Connecticut Dave, Some time ago. I told a...

Connecticut Dave,

Some time ago. I told a lady she was too young for me. She was in her thirties; I was pushing 70. She told me get over it. Age is all in your head. I'm still trying to get over...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-05-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 521
Posted By John Bridge
And what scares me is that Dave is quite a bit...

And what scares me is that Dave is quite a bit younger than I am. Doesn't look it, though. :D
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-03-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 2,988
Views: 588,986
Posted By John Bridge
I run the lath vertically for a couple of...

I run the lath vertically for a couple of reasons: it folds into the corners more easily, and you don't have to go over any joints at all with your float strips. As you as you achieve a two-inch...
Forum: The Mud Box 10-03-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,501
Posted By John Bridge
I do agree with CX that it varies depending on...

I do agree with CX that it varies depending on who you're talking to. I'm repeating what I learned in apprenticeship school: United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, aka carpenters'...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-02-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,147
Posted By John Bridge
Just another word about "self-leveling" compound....

Just another word about "self-leveling" compound. It will tend to flatten itself out, but it will not "level" the floor. You will need a straight-edge and a spirit level.

The pitch on the Kerdi...
Forum: The Mud Box 10-02-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 194
Posted By John Bridge
How would it be able to screw the tiles on? Huh?...

How would it be able to screw the tiles on? Huh? Huh?

:)
Forum: The Mud Box 10-02-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,501
Posted By John Bridge
Left Swing: Hinges on left when pulling door...

Left Swing: Hinges on left when pulling door toward you. Same thing Tonto said. Fewer words. :D
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