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Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-23-2020, 06:32 AM
Replies: 21,763
Views: 4,513,690
Posted By CaliGrown
Video walkthrough of the completed east wing of...

Video walkthrough of the completed east wing of the home(minus latisil in the for the soft joints placed strategically)
Pictures are of the progress in the great room of the home(Living, Dining,...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-23-2020, 06:23 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 8,226
Posted By CaliGrown
Thanks Justin, I appreciate your feedback on the...

Thanks Justin, I appreciate your feedback on the ordeal. I’m thinking I’ll try this out for fun with the next few preslopes. Who knows maybe I like it and we starts to do some deck mud floors at 5/8”...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-21-2020, 12:22 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 8,226
Posted By CaliGrown
Justin, regarding the mud: How’d it come out In...

Justin, regarding the mud: How’d it come out In comparison to a standard float? Actually save time and Effort? Slope maintained? Similar Porosity? what’d you use, prebagged or site mix?
I understand...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-25-2020, 02:16 AM
Replies: 21,763
Views: 4,513,690
Posted By CaliGrown
It’s nice having another experienced setter on...

It’s nice having another experienced setter on the crew, makes for much better hours and takes a lot of the burden off. https://youtu.be/di5MhoTcxC8
I always like looking at everyone’s work on here,...
Forum: The Mud Box 04-13-2020, 06:44 AM
Replies: 2,558
Views: 362,228
Posted By CaliGrown
Here’s a fun one! Made me smile, thinking I will...

Here’s a fun one! Made me smile, thinking I will be getting my oldest an airsoft gun in her near future.
https://youtu.be/qQDfwyUgtjg
Forum: The Mud Box 04-13-2020, 05:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 182
Posted By CaliGrown
Happy Easter. Hope everyone had a good one. We...

Happy Easter. Hope everyone had a good one.
We found a new use for Ditra. Also works for interior applications when sliding with socks on. https://youtu.be/Td24WHahV-g
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-09-2020, 11:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 522
Posted By CaliGrown
I’m partial to Laticrete: 253 Gold would take...

I’m partial to Laticrete: 253 Gold would take care of each scenario economically. Tri-Lite and Multimax are very high performers for the featherweight class.And you can’t go wrong with 254 Platinum...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-08-2020, 07:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 440
Posted By CaliGrown
My local Daltile has the display board, I asked...

My local Daltile has the display board, I asked the store manager about them. He said most sales are for office space TI’s.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-08-2020, 07:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By CaliGrown
CMU or Gunite for the wall construction....

CMU or Gunite for the wall construction. Cementitious waterproofing membrane. Thinset for the stone install. Your biggest issue is going to be maintaining the calcium lines/deposits that’ll form on...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-02-2020, 06:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 286
Posted By CaliGrown
Can’t go direct to gypcrete under any...

Can’t go direct to gypcrete under any circumstance. One of Laticrete’s assembly methods over gypcrete is a primer coat of Hydroban (4 water: 1 Hydroban) then two full strength coats for crack iso and...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-30-2020, 02:13 AM
Replies: 3,152
Views: 715,397
Posted By CaliGrown
Always love playing in the mud, late last summer...

Always love playing in the mud, late last summer I started trading labor with an older stucco subcontractor. He thought I was crazy using float sticks until we put the level on a diagonal and it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-29-2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,547
Posted By CaliGrown
Not trying to discredit the big box stores, I’m...

Not trying to discredit the big box stores, I’m guilty of frequenting those blue and orange warehouses often. It is ultimately the consumers decision when considering what their acceptable tolerances...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-29-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,547
Posted By CaliGrown
Bid on the right, is the one I’d want. One on the...

Bid on the right, is the one I’d want. One on the left looks like an HD pos. Most of the plumbing parts in HD and Lowe’s are watered down versions of the neat/straight versions you’ll find at a...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-29-2020, 08:14 AM
Replies: 3,152
Views: 715,397
Posted By CaliGrown
Our set up before slinging mud for the master...

Our set up before slinging mud for the master steamer, used up 6 wheelbarrows of sand for the vertical flatwork. Got lazy, and filled the sticks the next morning, I know, I know, amateur move......
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-12-2020, 01:25 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,622
Posted By CaliGrown
Lmao! just a “quick bump” That’ll help get...

Lmao! just a “quick bump”
That’ll help get your tile work done in a hurry. And have you booted from the job just as fast.

Put a straight edge over the seam to check how much deviation it makes....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-12-2020, 01:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 537
Posted By CaliGrown
Volume is simpler for me, especially since I’ve...

Volume is simpler for me, especially since I’ve gotten away from pre-bagged mud since we’re floating something every other day just about. I have a pile of plaster sand in the side yard and keep...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-18-2020, 06:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,391
Posted By CaliGrown
Justin, where in the heck would you need any of...

Justin, where in the heck would you need any of this pokey nonsense in a mud shower?
Just teasing, I’ve had good experiences with Noble Sealant 150 and Laticrete’s Latisil (The one for the Hydroban...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-18-2020, 06:33 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,791
Posted By CaliGrown
Looks like you can get two cuts per full tile...

Looks like you can get two cuts per full tile maybe even three. Put your tape measure away and have your pencil or marker ready. Take a tile and place the finished side against the existing wall in...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-17-2020, 05:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By CaliGrown
I’d do it beforehand and let it dry that way you...

I’d do it beforehand and let it dry that way you can knock down ridges. But may be a mute point if your tile is larger format. Best to get your substrate as flat as you can before tiling though.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-17-2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By CaliGrown
It’s the sand from your mix. Rub the walls down...

It’s the sand from your mix. Rub the walls down with a wood float or a light pass with a brick rub. Vacuum the walls down to remove any remaining grain and dust. Then wipe the walls down with a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-15-2020, 07:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 530
Posted By CaliGrown
Did he screw the cement board into the liner...

Did he screw the cement board into the liner along the wall perimeter also? If so, how low?
If it’s only on the curb, you may be able to get by with a “patch” a.k.a seaming a new section of liner...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-02-2020, 10:03 PM
Replies: 4,725
Views: 1,582,606
Posted By CaliGrown
Lotta neat features on this one.

Lotta neat features on this one.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-29-2020, 11:18 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,054
Posted By CaliGrown
Looks like the better bench system if I’m not...

Looks like the better bench system if I’m not mistaken, and that it’s been installed after the wall tile. Manufacturer recommends silicone injected into the screw penetrations. I’ve always continued...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-28-2020, 10:38 PM
Replies: 4,725
Views: 1,582,606
Posted By CaliGrown
Kevin, haven’t you seen grout accents before? ...

Kevin, haven’t you seen grout accents before?
Way better than custom tile borders (Skinnies/Slivers) and they always seem to catch your eye even from across the room. Best type of feature you can...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-28-2020, 10:33 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,054
Posted By CaliGrown
Give ‘em the boot, and sit down with your G.C for...

Give ‘em the boot, and sit down with your G.C for a no BS talk. I wouldn’t waste anymore time having your home built with shortcomings. Shame that they wasted so much tile and time, hope you find a...
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