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Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 06-20-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 726
Posted By alcorey
Thanks Tonto, replacing them is not an option -...

Thanks Tonto, replacing them is not an option - most all of the chips came from the tile levelers and were not seen until they were removed and the tiles were already bonded. It happened most likely...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 06-19-2020, 09:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 726
Posted By alcorey
Job is nice and clean Davy. I can't see the seams...

Job is nice and clean Davy. I can't see the seams at all. Did you stack or stagger them? Did you have any small chipping where you put the spacers?

The outer color of that tile is much closer to...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 06-19-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 726
Posted By alcorey
Chips in glazed ceramic tile

Installing this glazed ceramic tile by Venis, Porcelanosa group - it's called old dark gray. They are 13 X 39 1/2 large tiles. Coming to find out they are extremely delicate and very difficult to...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 06-19-2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 701
Posted By alcorey
Thanks Davy and Holden. I did what you've...

Thanks Davy and Holden. I did what you've suggested and it turned out very nicely.
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 06-05-2020, 11:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 701
Posted By alcorey
CX, I'm a little confused I guess. The back of...

CX, I'm a little confused I guess. The back of the 511 porous plus bottle instructions say - to use it as a grout release apply it and allow 6 - 12 hours before grouting?? Which is why I asked how...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 06-05-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 701
Posted By alcorey
How soon can I grout after sealing this stone

Going to seal this stone with 511 porous plus sealer to hopefully keep grout haze more manageable. Planned to give it one coat - then grout - and then seal again. How long does the first coat need to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-26-2020, 11:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,306
Posted By alcorey
CX, I hear you loud and clear on that, and I...

CX, I hear you loud and clear on that, and I tossed and turned over this sequence of tile laying - the penny tile really needs to sit UNDER those wavy gray tiles because it would be way too difficult...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-25-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,306
Posted By alcorey
Not sure if anyone is still following this thread...

Not sure if anyone is still following this thread but here is a picture of the penny tile halfway installed. These offer a slight challenge as the tiles are not set in consecutive positions within...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-21-2020, 03:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,306
Posted By alcorey
Ready for tile... Kerdi all finished. Pics below ...

Ready for tile... Kerdi all finished. Pics below
Going to put the penny tiles on the floor first. Going to try a 1/4 X 1/4 square notch trowel with schluter all-set white and hope I don't get too...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-18-2020, 12:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,306
Posted By alcorey
Dan, great point on the grout for the wavy tiles,...

Dan, great point on the grout for the wavy tiles, and I concur. I saw an installation with them - no grout - and they looked really, really nice because you couldn't even see where one tile met the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-17-2020, 08:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,306
Posted By alcorey
Hi folks, Had to move outside for a bit to...

Hi folks,
Had to move outside for a bit to finish up the front stairs stone and brickwork - I've attached a pic.
Got back into the shower yesterday and a little today and made some progress so I've...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-06-2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,306
Posted By alcorey
Wow, I'm sure glad I sent that roll back - I...

Wow, I'm sure glad I sent that roll back - I don't think you'd be able to do this with real Kerdi. This is a small piece I had cut off before sending the knockoff roll back. Both sides come off...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-02-2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,306
Posted By alcorey
SS3964spd - my first real car when I was 16...

SS3964spd - my first real car when I was 16 (1968) was a SS 396 Chevelle with 4 bolt mains - but I still blew and rebuilt that engine 3 times....the little money i made winning 1/4 mile street drags...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-02-2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,306
Posted By alcorey
OK, I'll put the build up as it progresses. This...

OK, I'll put the build up as it progresses. This little project is part of a much larger undertaking. I'm now building out a (finally delivered!) manufactured home I custom designed from scratch -...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-30-2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,306
Posted By alcorey
I had already started. The shower is 7'6" X 6'...

I had already started. The shower is 7'6" X 6' and I put in a 72" X 72" Kerdi shower tray and mortar for the sides that are on the 7'6" wall. Rough plumbing is done and I built a custom size niche...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-25-2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,306
Posted By alcorey
Sorry for the delay in responding. Yes E3, it's...

Sorry for the delay in responding. Yes E3, it's for a shower project, and Tool Guy - all good points well taken and clearly understood. I have sent the material back through Amazon, thankful that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-18-2020, 11:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,306
Posted By alcorey
I thought I ordered Kerdi

Hi all,
I went on Amazon to search for Schluter Kerdi membrane and ordered a roll.
Received the roll and when I went to use it I noticed it didn't say Schluter or Kerdi on it anywhere and it was a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-19-2020, 10:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 410
Posted By alcorey
Thanks for the feedback guys. CDs pricing on the...

Thanks for the feedback guys. CDs pricing on the DW is very hard not to take advantage of, hoped to have made a small contribution to the forum with my purchase but looks not to happen this time...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-19-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 410
Posted By alcorey
Link to Contractors Direct

Hi all, will be buying a saw from contractors direct and I thought they were a forum sponsor but I don't see a link anywhere. I was going to use the link for my purchase to benefit the forum - is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-05-2008, 08:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,556
Posted By alcorey
Mixed in the wheelbarrow

Hi all,
Thanks for the input! I ended up mixing in the wheelbarrow and everything turned out just great - mud's finished, now on to the kerdi!!!

A couple of new questions though. I have 2 seats,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-13-2008, 10:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,556
Posted By alcorey
Mixing deck mud

Does anyone ever use a concrete mixer to mix deck mud?
I have one and I'm going to be doing my shower floor soon. It's 52" x 42", 4" deep to 3" deep at drain. Thought it might be easier and faster
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-01-2007, 03:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,556
Posted By alcorey
6 inches of mortar?

Hi sandbagger, It's too late to bring the walls out any further because the plumbing has all been installed and is already at the maximum distance in order for the trim to fit properly - and thanks...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-27-2007, 08:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,556
Posted By alcorey
Mortar thickness

Thanks for the responses guys. We've decided to raise the shower floor approx. 6 inches which gives it a drop of 2 inches as Brian suggested.

I'm wondering if its OK to fill in that 6 inches with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-27-2007, 07:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,556
Posted By alcorey
cutting kerdi

Having not worked with kerdi before, I'm wondering.....can I install the kerdi on the ceiling and "then" make the cutout holes for my 2 recessed lights or will that mess up the kerdi? I'll be using a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-24-2007, 11:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,556
Posted By alcorey
Ceiling lights

I'll be installing 2 - 6" recessed lights in the ceiling. Anything to be aware of as far as the kerdi where it meets the cans? should it be wrapped up and over the cutouts in the sheetrock or just...
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