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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 70
Posted By cx
Welcome back, Jim. :) I know of no...

Welcome back, Jim. :)

I know of no application under ceramic tile installation standards where deck mud can be used over a wood framed subfloor without the use of expanded metal lath attached to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:39 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 11,533
Posted By cx
I would hope everything going away from that trap...

I would hope everything going away from that trap in the horizontal would be downstream, eh, Tonto? :) Like that Tee at the vertical drain?

I use a clear solvent cleaner on my PVC connections...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:36 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,875
Posted By cx
You might wanna contact the Natural Stone...

You might wanna contact the Natural Stone Institute (https://www.naturalstoneinstitute.org/) (formerly the MIA, Marble Institute of America) and see if they might have a paper on the subject, Brian....
Forum: Professionals' Hangout Yesterday, 09:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 389
Posted By cx
You might point out to "some local pros" that the...

You might point out to "some local pros" that the guys who started Tile Geeks were idiots from the John Bridge website, Mike.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-04-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,178
Posted By cx
Lowe's site isn't very helpful with the photos. ...

Lowe's site isn't very helpful with the photos. Not even the same trim in each of their views of the product.

Not familiar with that saw or blade. Perhaps others will be. My first guess would...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-04-2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 82
Posted By cx
Welcome, Mike. :) First, have you evaluated...

Welcome, Mike. :)

First, have you evaluated your joist structure to determine of the floor qualifies for a ceramic tile installation? The Deflectometer in the dark blue bar near the top of the...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 12-04-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 47
Posted By cx
Welcome, AR. :) I've separated your post...

Welcome, AR. :)

I've separated your post from the very old thread (https://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=117202&page=2) where you had posted to avoid confusion in both places.
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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-04-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,178
Posted By cx
How 'bout a photo of what you're trying to cut,...

How 'bout a photo of what you're trying to cut, Paul.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-04-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 83
Posted By cx
Look in your TCNA Handbook, John. They have...

Look in your TCNA Handbook, John. They have general weights listed for each type of tile floor installation. That might give you some idea what you're looking at.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-04-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,875
Posted By cx
Brian, I doubt very seriously that the success...

Brian, I doubt very seriously that the success rate is anywhere close to 100:1 as you suggest. We do see more of the failures than the successes here, of course, but it's certainly enough for me to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-03-2019, 10:24 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 940
Posted By cx
Mark, crazing in glazed tile surfaces is just...

Mark, crazing in glazed tile surfaces is just like the dictionary description: a network of fine cracks. These are fine enough sometimes that they go unnoticed, other times they are somewhat...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-03-2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 21,707
Views: 4,345,062
Posted By cx
Cool, Shawn. Never thought about giving Jerry...

Cool, Shawn. Never thought about giving Jerry some competition on here, but I did a pool similar to yours several years back.

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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-03-2019, 09:13 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 11,533
Posted By cx
What is this thing called "spare time" of which...

What is this thing called "spare time" of which you speak? :D

I know the code does not allow DWV fittings in a pressure system and that is a strength issue. Going the other way is also frowned...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-03-2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 130
Posted By cx
I am not encouraged by your photo, Otto. :( ...

I am not encouraged by your photo, Otto. :(

I'm thinking I would not likely be trying to install ceramic tile on that concrete. I can see it being a bit tricky to measure across the cracks to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-03-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 130
Posted By cx
Welcome, Otto. :) A photo or two of what...

Welcome, Otto. :)

A photo or two of what you're looking at would be helpful.

You really want that 1/4" per foot slope away from the building, but it's up to you whether you want to tile without...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-03-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 159
Posted By cx
Welcome, Steve. :)Don't understand the question. ...

Welcome, Steve. :)Don't understand the question. Either of which ways? I see only one mentioned.

If you plan to install ceramic tile over that floor, I'd recommend a second subfloor layer of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-03-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 940
Posted By cx
Scares me and I'm usually neigh onto fearless....

Scares me and I'm usually neigh onto fearless. :eek:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-02-2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,178
Posted By cx
Paul, I would set those pieces of granite the...

Paul, I would set those pieces of granite the same as any large piece of ceramic tile. Get as close to 100 percent thinset mortar coverage on the back of the piece as possible. Treat the joints the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-02-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 274
Posted By cx
Welcome, Fred. :) Let me first assure you...

Welcome, Fred. :)

Let me first assure you that it is not the mission of this website to disparage the work of others, but only to help our visitors do their ceramic tile work in a workmanlike...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-02-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 111
Posted By cx
Same Terrazzo receptor we looked at a year ago,...

Same Terrazzo receptor we looked at a year ago, Alan?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-01-2019, 10:49 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,165
Posted By cx
I can't imagine anyone doing anything at all with...

I can't imagine anyone doing anything at all with that foundation unless you're willing to pay out of pocket for the work, Lana. I doubt you're going to qualify for repairs under any kind of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-01-2019, 10:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 866
Posted By cx
Just like how much easier it is to get a deck mud...

Just like how much easier it is to get a deck mud installation flat as compared to finishing the same area with concrete, PC. And the deck mud will stay that flat until someone moves it. Your...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-01-2019, 08:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,966
Posted By cx
Anthony, the OP hasn't been back since his second...

Anthony, the OP hasn't been back since his second post on this thread a year and a half ago.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-01-2019, 07:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,165
Posted By cx
Crazy it might seem, Lana, but it's more common...

Crazy it might seem, Lana, but it's more common than you might think. Some areas up there are particularly bad and the use of piers was quite common to help prevent such damage. If you don't water...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-01-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 301
Posted By cx
Tell'em we sent you, Andy. :)

Tell'em we sent you, Andy. :)
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