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Forum: The Mud Box 01-30-2022, 07:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 554
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Welcome back! Are you tiling Texas again?

Welcome back!

Are you tiling Texas again?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2022, 05:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,840
Posted By Houston Remodeler
The more important part of using PEX is the type...

The more important part of using PEX is the type of joining method used. If the solid metal clamping rings are used, those fittings have a much narrower diameter than the pipe and can restrict water...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2022, 05:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 404
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Got pics? Some closer, some further away

Got pics?

Some closer, some further away
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-27-2021, 06:36 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,876
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Not really. A diamond cup grinder outfitted with...

Not really. A diamond cup grinder outfitted with a dust collection is the quick way to get-r done
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-26-2021, 06:08 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,913
Posted By Houston Remodeler
In my fairy city we are required to have a...

In my fairy city we are required to have a temporary dam at least 2 inches tall with at least one inch of water at the 'curb' for testing purposes only.

The easy way is to use the cheap...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-13-2021, 06:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 977
Posted By Houston Remodeler
There is no need for clips or screws of any kind....

There is no need for clips or screws of any kind. Simply use commonly available glass shims under the glass panels.

1- Set two glass shims perpendicular to the panel to be set.
2- Set glass...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-03-2021, 02:09 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 12,730
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Yes it will.

Yes it will.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-02-2021, 10:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 720
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Our glass installers have not drilled into a curb...

Our glass installers have not drilled into a curb for the last 25 years. They install in a one day process which is very easy and quite normal;

1- Install 2 glass shims on the top of the curb...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-11-2021, 10:16 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 16,433
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Doesn't matter. Might want to add a layer...

Doesn't matter.

Might want to add a layer of plastic to the floor to catch your droppings.

If you start with a clean work area and quickly fetch the bigger dropped piles, you can recycle the...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-11-2021, 10:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,730
Posted By Houston Remodeler
FloFX drains seem to be rapidly growing in...

FloFX drains seem to be rapidly growing in popularity. We sell them on our custom foam website and the FloFX sales are increasing monthly at a nice pace.

He just launched a tile-in grate last week...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-11-2021, 10:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,878
Posted By Houston Remodeler
I bought the $8 sample. Its rather thin,...

I bought the $8 sample.

Its rather thin, needs many coats, and if there are any imperfections in the substrate you get pinholes.

Not good for our use. Hydroban et al are superior due to their...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-23-2021, 12:36 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,333
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Yes sir, you are correct

Yes sir, you are correct
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-23-2021, 12:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 461
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Christopher, Can you step back and take...

Christopher,

Can you step back and take more pictures so we have an overall view?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-11-2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 653
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Todd, The installation of the foam shower...

Todd,

The installation of the foam shower tray required installation of thinset between the substrate and the foam. That will take up some space. With a little bit of practice and the right trowel...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-11-2021, 03:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 519
Posted By Houston Remodeler
That tile can have a tendency to fall apart as...

That tile can have a tendency to fall apart as well as not be spaced well on the sheet.

Lay out the tiles on a flat surface, spacing them how you like. Use tape to hold the troublesome ones into...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-02-2021, 01:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 873
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Dan, You're right, it doesn't hurt to add it...

Dan,
You're right, it doesn't hurt to add it for clarity.

CX,
In my experience in court, judges are looking for clear, written down, standard industry methods which is what the NTCA manual...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-01-2021, 10:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 873
Posted By Houston Remodeler
You can add any clause you'd like. The one you...

You can add any clause you'd like. The one you mentioned doesn't need to be included as it is part of every contract by state law and court precedent;

As the homeowner you have ZERO responsibility...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-30-2021, 05:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 762
Posted By Houston Remodeler
I do the same as the guy in the video linked...

I do the same as the guy in the video linked above with the Zinsser product as its readily available at my local HD.

Once that's dry you can float with hot mud (the 45 minute dry powder you mix...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-30-2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 873
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Since proper waterproofing is critical, be sure...

Since proper waterproofing is critical, be sure to ask every contractor how they plan on waterproofing the shower and all wet areas - including the floor immediately outside the shower.

If they...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-07-2021, 09:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 662
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Joe, What does the tile manufacturer have to...

Joe,

What does the tile manufacturer have to say? If they are mute on this matter its always a good idea to contact them directly to get it in writing. Its not the glass part so much as the mirror...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-02-2021, 12:31 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,979
Posted By Houston Remodeler
They are trimmed flush with the surface of the...

They are trimmed flush with the surface of the glass before the bottom is sealed with clear silicone which is allowed to fully cure. Once cured it will hold the glass up just fine.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-02-2021, 12:30 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,979
Posted By Houston Remodeler
These go between the bottom of the glass panel...

These go between the bottom of the glass panel and the tile they set on
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-09-2021, 11:20 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 11,296
Posted By Houston Remodeler
While 254 is the best thinset out there, I find...

While 254 is the best thinset out there, I find it difficult less than fun to work with. As long as you get very good coverage, and are back burning your tiles, and choose a medium to good grade of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-09-2021, 11:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,207
Posted By Houston Remodeler
If tiling was easy none of us would have jobs...

If tiling was easy none of us would have jobs :fish2:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-09-2021, 11:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 889
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Yes we use kerdi fix for that seal. It doesn't...

Yes we use kerdi fix for that seal. It doesn't take too much. Just get a nice, flat, even bead on the flange, then press the fabric into it.
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