Ceramic Tile Advice Forums - John Bridge Ceramic Tile

Welcome to John Bridge / Tile Your World, the friendliest DIY Forum on the Internet


Advertiser Directory
JohnBridge.com Home
Buy John Bridge's Books

Go Back   Ceramic Tile Advice Forums - John Bridge Ceramic Tile > Search Forums

Sponsors


Showing results 1 to 25 of 500
Search took 0.03 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: smifwal
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-19-2022, 07:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 687
Posted By smifwal
looks like less work to me which always better...

looks like less work to me which always better then for example"I saw this on Pinterest last night while I was enjoying a glass(bottle or 2) of wine. I would really like a niche below my shower...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-17-2022, 05:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 924
Posted By smifwal
How many days to hike the 460? Are you going at...

How many days to hike the 460? Are you going at it in a now stop fashion or camping every night and just looking to get some miles in during the day?
Forum: The Mud Box 05-13-2022, 08:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 346
Posted By smifwal
I have that same set and I never use my tripod...

I have that same set and I never use my tripod anymore just because of the amount of space it takes up. I was constantly moving it to go out and make a cut or mix thinset. I also purchased the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-10-2022, 06:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 247
Posted By smifwal
hell yes you can, IMHO Ardex makes the best...

hell yes you can, IMHO Ardex makes the best setting materials.

I just noticed you asked about clips, being as it is a counter tops I would say use them since you want that thing as flat as...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-10-2022, 05:38 PM
Replies: 22,042
Views: 5,979,873
Posted By smifwal
Are those on a sheet or individual tiles? ...

Are those on a sheet or individual tiles?

Those people have a hell of a view from their patio
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-09-2022, 09:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 247
Posted By smifwal
How deep is your countertop now? I have done...

How deep is your countertop now? I have done three countertops with tile and always ended up with a sliver in the back because the customer didn't realize that the tile is not actually 12 or 24 in...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-04-2022, 04:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 687
Posted By smifwal
Mix your thinset on the loose side and a rubber...

Mix your thinset on the loose side and a rubber mallet to tap it in works just fine, or a wood float ( that is what we used when I took the class for the panels at stone peak) I would use ardex X5 or...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-29-2022, 02:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Posted By smifwal
https://www.grabberpro.com/catalog/products/screws...

https://www.grabberpro.com/catalog/products/screws/for-cement-board?attributeValueIds=b86a54ea-acd6-43ea-b622-ade5015e8cef
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 04-24-2022, 08:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 283
Posted By smifwal
Sounds like flex color cq, unless mapei is making...

Sounds like flex color cq, unless mapei is making another*ready to use grout* the shiny might be the resin
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-23-2022, 08:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,303
Posted By smifwal
I would go the lineman route if I were you. ...

I would go the lineman route if I were you. Being you are fresh out of the Corps, your are use to the structure of a set schedule. You can always throw tile in on the weekend. Being self employed...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-16-2022, 10:05 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,331
Posted By smifwal
it is super similar to the usg shower system...

it is super similar to the usg shower system drain. My guess from the beginning was that there is not a good seal from the drain to whatever is directly above it ditra heat in this case I think.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-15-2022, 07:03 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 7,366
Posted By smifwal
Give it a couple of smacks with a hammer should...

Give it a couple of smacks with a hammer should come out in chunks
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-14-2022, 06:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 933
Posted By smifwal
How are you waterproofing your shower?

How are you waterproofing your shower?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-12-2022, 07:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,121
Posted By smifwal
his is far from that. Screws in the curb is a...

his is far from that. Screws in the curb is a no-no.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-26-2022, 05:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 455
Posted By smifwal
This is more of a question than a suggestion but...

This is more of a question than a suggestion but how about a paperback lath with a scratch coat?
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-23-2022, 09:29 PM
Replies: 3,245
Views: 1,076,945
Posted By smifwal
it is like good whiskey smooth going down rough...

it is like good whiskey smooth going down rough coming up. I got lath price matched at homers to $8 based on the price from the tile shop. And I just checked those bastards are to $13.00/sheet
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-18-2022, 09:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,303
Posted By smifwal
well devil dog I wish you a profitable career and...

well devil dog I wish you a profitable career and hope to see you on here often. While I don't do tile much anymore I still get on here as this community is great and hope that I still have a few...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-17-2022, 06:44 PM
Replies: 22,042
Views: 5,979,873
Posted By smifwal
That looks bada$$. But I'm not sure what you need...

That looks bada$$. But I'm not sure what you need a shower that big for, party's I guess
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-13-2022, 10:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,303
Posted By smifwal
I wish I had stayed in, I would have retired in...

I wish I had stayed in, I would have retired in 2019 with 20 and would be 7 away from 30 as of now. And I know you probably had a slew of needles inserted in you over the last 11 years, what's one...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-02-2022, 07:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,170
Posted By smifwal
thanks!

thanks!
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-01-2022, 08:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,170
Posted By smifwal
When I was a helper I was happy with...

When I was a helper I was happy with $150-$175/day. As a business owner I wanted to be around $500/day. I run dirt moving equipment now and I won't work a full day (8 hours) with my machines for less...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-07-2022, 07:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 454
Posted By smifwal
Are you just trying fill depressions?...

Are you just trying fill depressions? Ardex(Henry) feather finish would be my first choice if you didn't have very many, if you have a bunch then I would use planipatch
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-06-2022, 04:50 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,645
Posted By smifwal
Really?! I like a brand new one and will use it...

Really?! I like a brand new one and will use it till it gets real absorbant then I will start using it for the daily operations. I always thought it worked better with a new one since they won't hold...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-01-2022, 12:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 407
Posted By smifwal
What kind of carpet do you have? Normally we...

What kind of carpet do you have? Normally we stack strip two pieces right next to the tile one right behind it and the pad overlaps the piece behind it. Surely the ditra XL and tile will not be more...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-27-2021, 09:38 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,645
Posted By smifwal
I clean the bucket before every batch with a...

I clean the bucket before every batch with a green scratch pad and at the end of the day I will use a sponge after the green scratch pad. The same for the trowels and the mixing paddle
Showing results 1 to 25 of 500

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:08 PM.


Sponsors

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2018 John Bridge & Associates, LLC