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Forum: The Mud Box Today, 12:38 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By John Bridge
Taylor, TX, is 60 miles north of me and is where...

Taylor, TX, is 60 miles north of me and is where my John Deere dealership is located. I wouldn't mind seeing you again, Jim. Don't need a ride, though. ;)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-16-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 142
Posted By John Bridge
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Welcome, Hot Rod. :)

Over concrete you are limited to some sort of leveling cement or bonded deck mud. Plywood/Cement board won't do it. :)
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 07-16-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 132
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Erick, :) Is it a "polished"...

Hi Erick, :)

Is it a "polished" porcelain?
Forum: The Mud Box 07-15-2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 167
Posted By John Bridge
Canadian side is indeed a better viewpoint, and...

Canadian side is indeed a better viewpoint, and as I recall, there is a bridge upon which one can cross from one country to the other. And I agree that the town on the American side is a dump. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-14-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 288
Posted By John Bridge
Welcome aboard, Patrick. :) Cement boards...

Welcome aboard, Patrick. :)

Cement boards can wick water upwards, and that's probably what has happened. Replacing the shower is the only way I know to get rid of the mold. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-12-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Carolyn, :) We definitely need some pics,...

Hi Carolyn, :)

We definitely need some pics, the best ones you can produce. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-09-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Joshua, :) Although there are thinset...

Hi Joshua, :)

Although there are thinset products that will stick to just about anything, tiling over old asphalt or vinyl tiles isn't recommended, nor would it meet industry standards. But can...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-09-2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 144
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Yankuba , :) Yes, that is usually the...

Hi Yankuba , :)

Yes, that is usually the case. Once water gets into that joint it can take several days (or weeks) to completely dry out. The leaky caulking inhibits evaporation while continually...
Forum: The Mud Box 07-09-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 8,619
Views: 1,331,505
Posted By John Bridge
Ford, Chevy, what's the difference? It's not a...

Ford, Chevy, what's the difference? It's not a Dodge. :D

That last one you posted to too modern for me. I like gangster cars.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-08-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 144
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Joe, :) I think the corners are enough IF...

Hi Joe, :)

I think the corners are enough IF there is nothing sticking out and if you can install the liner smoothly over the wall studs.:)
Forum: The Mud Box 07-08-2019, 12:33 PM
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Views: 1,331,505
Posted By John Bridge
'39 Ford?

'39 Ford?
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-07-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 381
Posted By John Bridge
Paul's site is: www.cabotandrowe.com :)

Paul's site is: www.cabotandrowe.com :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-04-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 141
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Willy, The two layers of 3/4 will be the...

Hi Willy,

The two layers of 3/4 will be the strongest, but I'm not sold on Tavy thin skin. Using your second suggestion is probably the way to go. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-04-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 126
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Jose, :) For bathroom remodeling I think...

Hi Jose, :)

For bathroom remodeling I think it's just as easy to replace the entire area as it is to try to patch things in. For stone tiles you'll need two layers of plywood. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-04-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 326
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Eloy, :) The easiest way to accommodate...

Hi Eloy, :)

The easiest way to accommodate everybody's requirements would be to use Schluter unmodified mortar for everything. Otherwise, any quality unmodified thinset product will work fine. For...
Forum: The Mud Box 07-04-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 100
Posted By John Bridge
I would have been happy to sign the Declaration....

I would have been happy to sign the Declaration. I'm glad our forebears did. :)

Janie and I have been RVing through the northwestern part of the country. We are currently in Colorado, having...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-01-2019, 06:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 210
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Vignesh, Add 1/2 in. plywood. Drive...

Hi Vignesh,

Add 1/2 in. plywood. Drive screws 8 in. apart in both directions. Try to avoid the joists and screw only into the layer below.

I have never installed a Wedi floor. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-01-2019, 06:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 210
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Vignesh, :) Use 1/2 in. plywood to raise...

Hi Vignesh, :)

Use 1/2 in. plywood to raise the floor drive screws 8 in. apart in both directions into the layer below. Try to avoid the joists.

I have never installed a Wedi floor and will let...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-01-2019, 06:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Fionn, :) The best way I know of is to...

Hi Fionn, :)

The best way I know of is to use a small cold chisel and hammer. You will do some damage to the backer board, but that can be filled in with thinset when you install the new tiles....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-30-2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Posted By John Bridge
In the new custom homes I've done the tile always...

In the new custom homes I've done the tile always went in first and was then protected while the wood went in and was finished. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-22-2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 339
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Jesse, Tear it out. Redo it as a roman...

Hi Jesse,

Tear it out. Redo it as a roman tub or put a floor in and make a conventional shower out of it. Don't mess with inserts.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-17-2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 655
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Zack, :) Looks to me like you are...

Hi Zack, :)

Looks to me like you are installing sheets that might be a bit big for your experience level. You can install half pieces and overlap them two inches. That will give you a lot more...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-12-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 487
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Jo, :) I don't think you have anything to...

Hi Jo, :)

I don't think you have anything to worry about. It's not a wet area per se. It'll be fine. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-11-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 353
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Kay, and welcome to the forum. :) I think...

Hi Kay, and welcome to the forum. :)

I think Laz about covered it. If the tiles are set correctly 1/16 in. joints should be okay. I would have gone a bit wider, though. :)

Maybe you can put up...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-09-2019, 06:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 743
Posted By John Bridge
The man seems to have a complete disdain for pro...

The man seems to have a complete disdain for pro tile setters, which, I think, is the wrong way to go. We here, on the other hand, have always relied on pros to help our DIYers. Makes for a much...
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