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Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing Today, 12:41 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By John Bridge
Hi KJ, :) The white does look like...

Hi KJ, :)

The white does look like efflorescence. I don't know what the other stuff is. Almost looks like it's embedded.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout Today, 12:35 PM
Replies: 3,133
Views: 660,292
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Chris, :) I haven't put anything in for...

Hi Chris, :)

I haven't put anything in for money in quite a few years, but what you've got sounds like decent dinero. ;)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-16-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 154
Posted By John Bridge
We'll wait for the pics. We'll be interest in the...

We'll wait for the pics. We'll be interest in the joist spacing. :)
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 09-16-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 113
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Mark, :) I'm not sure which is the...

Hi Mark, :)

I'm not sure which is the desired color, but if it's the darker gray I think there might be a little residue of something on the surface. In an out-of-the-way spot scratch the surface...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-08-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 298
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Franklin, :) I can't zoom way in, but I...

Hi Franklin, :)

I can't zoom way in, but I can see there is no waterproofing on top of the bench. I think the Kerdi (orange) is on the floor and curb only. The shower could be leaking anywhere and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-06-2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 192
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Hans, :) I haven't done this often, but I...

Hi Hans, :)

I haven't done this often, but I have to tell you this is way out of our realm of expertise. Mine, anyway. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-03-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 407
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Jeff, :) Either of the VersaBond products...

Hi Jeff, :)

Either of the VersaBond products will work for walls, and both of them will void the Schluter warranty equally. :D I mix the thinset a little loose for walls, which probably voids...
Forum: The Mud Box 09-03-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 5,550
Views: 449,964
Posted By John Bridge
I've been in the Gulf Coast region long enough to...

I've been in the Gulf Coast region long enough to know nobody can predict (accurately) the course of hurricanes. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-27-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 181
Posted By John Bridge
Welcome aboard, Phillip. :) GoBoard is...

Welcome aboard, Phillip. :)

GoBoard is supposed to be waterproof, but as of the last Coverings show they were using a caulking product to seal seams (which I don't recommend). I think if I were...
Forum: The Mud Box 08-27-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 5,550
Views: 449,964
Posted By John Bridge
Here in the Austin environs we have patches of...

Here in the Austin environs we have patches of official drought, but we've had it before. What gets me is the continuous number of days we've been beter'n'a hundred. :)
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 08-25-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 165
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Tom, A sealer won't prevent the grout...

Hi Tom,

A sealer won't prevent the grout from getting dirty, especially if it's sanded grout. It's like trying to clean sand paper -- sealer or no sealer. :)

You could clean the grout and then...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 08-25-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 231
Posted By John Bridge
It looks like iron oxide to me, too, Helen. Try...

It looks like iron oxide to me, too, Helen. Try what Fred said. :)

You should use only neutral cleaners in that shower. Unfortunately, neutral cleaners won't remove that spot.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-23-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 439
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Abby, :) I have never removed cabinets to...

Hi Abby, :)

I have never removed cabinets to do a remodel. The tiles should leave a 1/4 in gap at the toe boards. A quarter-round trim or base shoe will cover the crack. Don't let anyone put grout...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-23-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 212
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Ken, :) It sounds like it'll work. I am...

Hi Ken, :)

It sounds like it'll work. I am not an engineer, though. :)

How much does the wall weight now?
Forum: The Mud Box 08-23-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 254
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Frank, I've been waiting for someone else...

Hi Frank,

I've been waiting for someone else to respond with a good answer. I sure don't have one. I don't think there is a "john bridge" type masonry forum. :)

At the same time, old timey mud...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-21-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 217
Posted By John Bridge
All three of our sponsor thinset companies have...

All three of our sponsor thinset companies have been mentioned here, and the products of all three are top notch. All three have epoxy grouts and single component grouts. The latter come pre-mixed in...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-21-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 21,670
Views: 4,268,780
Posted By John Bridge
In 1992 I thought I was the best and published a...

In 1992 I thought I was the best and published a book. I soon found out that I knew a lot less than I thought I did. In 2003 I figured I was among the cream of the crop and published another book....
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-20-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 533
Posted By John Bridge
The floor should not vary more than 1/8 in. in 10...

The floor should not vary more than 1/8 in. in 10 ft. I've never seen a concrete floor that did it. I have set large pieces over floors I have floated. :)

I guess I'm agreeing that your floor...
Forum: The Mud Box 08-18-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 160
Posted By John Bridge
Yeah, I hate to see young people go. Kinda gets...

Yeah, I hate to see young people go. Kinda gets you a little closer, doesn't it? :)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-12-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 4,694
Views: 1,510,206
Posted By John Bridge
I don't know how Jeff got a picture of my shower,...

I don't know how Jeff got a picture of my shower, and I wish he hadn't posted it until I got it all grouted. Geez. :(
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 08-09-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 207
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Margaret, :) So I guess the black areas...

Hi Margaret, :)

So I guess the black areas are the original color of the grout?

I would curtail the vinegar treatment. Scratch the surface of the grout with an old screwdriver or something else...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 08-06-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 222
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Bob, I agree with Davy. Also, we...

Hi Bob,

I agree with Davy. Also, we generally recommend that shower floors not be sealed.
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 08-06-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 446
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Piggy, :) I'm not the person to help you....

Hi Piggy, :)

I'm not the person to help you. Please stand by. :)
Forum: The Mud Box 08-06-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 321
Posted By John Bridge
Where is it, Roberto. Montreal or Quebec City? :)

Where is it, Roberto. Montreal or Quebec City? :)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-03-2019, 06:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,843
Posted By John Bridge
I agree with Dave. Generally speaking, the last...

I agree with Dave. Generally speaking, the last guy to touch it owns it.
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