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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-19-2020, 04:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 442
Posted By smifwal
Most of the time left over glue when scraped will...

Most of the time left over glue when scraped will stick to the scraper blade, so the thinset or floor patch will stick to the glue and it won't gum up on your blade. You may need a diamond cup...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-18-2020, 07:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 442
Posted By smifwal
Not good enough,keep scraping. Go to home...

Not good enough,keep scraping. Go to home Depot/Lowe's and buy the cheapest thinset you can find and a 4in scraper and a bunch of blades. Sprinkle the thinset over the the glue and start scraping,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-15-2020, 09:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 333
Posted By smifwal
Choices #1 vinyl of any kind is normally...

Choices

#1 vinyl of any kind is normally installed over luan(or something similar) it is to give a smooth surface because any imperfections in the layer below will telegraph through the vinyl. So...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-13-2020, 04:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 461
Posted By smifwal
I use these to lift 5x10 panels with no trouble ...

I use these to lift 5x10 panels with no trouble
...
Forum: The Mud Box 05-09-2020, 05:23 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,321
Posted By smifwal
Speaking of Menards, they have taken it on step...

Speaking of Menards, they have taken it on step further. They now require that you wear a mask to enter the building. Now that's all well and good but do they give you one so you spend money there?...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-28-2020, 07:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 358
Posted By smifwal
It is all the things you mentioned, but it...

It is all the things you mentioned, but it doesn't play well with thinset. Thinset bonds better to regular drywall vs the waxy film that makes up green board
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-28-2020, 05:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 268
Posted By smifwal
Atile saw that has a fixed head like the dewalt...

Atile saw that has a fixed head like the dewalt 2400 or one of the ridgid saws, will cut any length tile you want but you have to get creative. If you put something under the tile so that it is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-28-2020, 06:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 358
Posted By smifwal
well that's not true, more likely some other...

well that's not true, more likely some other contractor would scoop it up for his next project, a backsplash, perhaps :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-27-2020, 08:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 268
Posted By smifwal
If you just need clean cuts on the 8" side I...

If you just need clean cuts on the 8" side I recommend a sigma tile cutter. Figure out what size rip you think you will do the most in the future and buy one that fits that size.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-27-2020, 05:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 268
Posted By smifwal
8x80 is that I typeo? If not how many "rips the...

8x80 is that I typeo? If not how many "rips the full length do you have?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-25-2020, 09:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 902
Posted By smifwal
You want a true non-sag mortar ardex x77 is the...

You want a true non-sag mortar ardex x77 is the one to get. I have seen this demonstration in person

https://youtu.be/qRfb5racNH0
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-25-2020, 04:08 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 902
Posted By smifwal
Ultraflex 1

Ultraflex 1
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-24-2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 222
Posted By smifwal
well of course you can,but you are going to want...

well of course you can,but you are going to want to put up tar paper or use a paper back lathe. You can use a bag stucco mix(quikcrete brown coat) or you can make your own with a blend of sand,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-23-2020, 08:01 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 11,173
Posted By smifwal
#2 is good you could predrill the with a...

#2 is good

you could predrill the with a counter sink bit
It is the pressure from trying to counter sink the screw that is causing the cracking

Also this is one of the many reasons that I...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-23-2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 4,725
Views: 1,582,612
Posted By smifwal
I forget to leave the grates when I left, and...

I forget to leave the grates when I left, and told him I would get them to him asap, then his son did me dirty on a business deal so I hung on to the grates until that got sorted out. They had no...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-22-2020, 10:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 511
Posted By smifwal
how do you know if you met that thickness? It is...

how do you know if you met that thickness? It is a shame they don't list a wet film thickness that they would like you to achieve. 10 people can use a 3/8 in nap roller and you would likely have a...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-22-2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 4,725
Views: 1,582,612
Posted By smifwal
He tried to do the carpet, he had all the tools...

He tried to do the carpet, he had all the tools and the basics just lacked the detail work. I told him if you insist on doing your own carpet then we need to have a lunch workshop. He said I don't...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-22-2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 4,725
Views: 1,582,612
Posted By smifwal
I was thinking the same thing when Brian's post...

I was thinking the same thing when Brian's post was at the top of the page. He must be a traveling tile guy, next we will see him in California
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-22-2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 4,725
Views: 1,582,612
Posted By smifwal
I built these showers a couple of years ago for a...

I built these showers a couple of years ago for a GC friend of mine in a flip house he was working on. Flooded waterproofed ready for tile though I didn't put in any niches. He said he would have one...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-21-2020, 09:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 511
Posted By smifwal
I have experienced this with redgaurd, custom...

I have experienced this with redgaurd, custom building products tech people said it was normal, I didn't feel comfortable with the reaction to the flood test and I haven't done a shower pan with a...
Forum: The Mud Box 04-21-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 308
Posted By smifwal
I bike also. Though I don't ride outside much...

I bike also. Though I don't ride outside much anymore, I have a kinetic rock and roll trainer set up next to my dreadmill in front of the TV, and I don't have to worry about getting hit by some...
Forum: The Mud Box 04-21-2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 308
Posted By smifwal
I put that up there just to see if someone would...

I put that up there just to see if someone would catch it. I needed a squeeze bottle for olive oil and I had a few of them in the trailer that I hadn't used.


I do run, a lot! A normal week is...
Forum: The Mud Box 04-21-2020, 04:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 308
Posted By smifwal
my metabolism isn't what it once was, if I did...

my metabolism isn't what it once was, if I did that I would be shaped like a Twinkie. Or I would have to run another 5 miles a day to keep it off
Forum: The Mud Box 04-20-2020, 10:49 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,321
Posted By smifwal
I have the same nonsense at my local HD, I had a...

I have the same nonsense at my local HD, I had a heart to heart with manager at my store.and calmly tried to explain that by doing this that you are putting people in proximity of people that they...
Forum: The Mud Box 04-20-2020, 10:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 308
Posted By smifwal
Thanks for chimming in!0 No disrespect but in...

Thanks for chimming in!0 No disrespect but in that part of the world unless you are whealthy, meat is a rarity. Can you give a specific recipe for a meal layout that you guys enjoy? I like to switch...
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