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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-25-2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 943
Posted By mrosspa
Thanks, CX. I'll be using bonded deck mud. ...

Thanks, CX. I'll be using bonded deck mud.

Curing deck mud? My wife won't wait 28 additional days, unless there is no other option. She is willing to wait for the concrete to cure. Not to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-24-2020, 07:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 412
Posted By mrosspa
Tom: I was just looking at threads about...

Tom:

I was just looking at threads about fireplaces, and found yours. You may have already purchased a tile saw, but I can share my opinions about buying a tile saw.

I bought a tile saw for my...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-24-2020, 06:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 943
Posted By mrosspa
216059Thanks for your insights again. Floor was...

216059Thanks for your insights again. Floor was poured yesterday, and is curing under plastic. ( I'll add a photo, but you've seen it before.) I'm more concerned about the deck mud. Unlike the Pro's...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-24-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 943
Posted By mrosspa
Bump. :wave:

Bump. :wave:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-19-2020, 06:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 943
Posted By mrosspa
The slab will be poured at the end of the week. 2...

The slab will be poured at the end of the week. 2 Questions for now.

1. Do I need to let the concrete cure before applying the deck mud?

2. How fast does deck mud setup? I'll be putting in...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-03-2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 943
Posted By mrosspa
1. Bonded Deck Mud- Bonding Deck mud with...

1. Bonded Deck Mud- Bonding Deck mud with thinset. I think I understand that issue. Option is slurry of portland cement. How much water, how much cement? It might seem simple to those that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-27-2020, 02:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 943
Posted By mrosspa
2 Questions- 1- What is in Bonded deck mud? ...

2 Questions-

1- What is in Bonded deck mud?

2- Uncoupling membrane. 17 years ago, Ditra was barely mentioned. Any other recommendations beside Ditra now?

(I've a reprieve on time- concrete...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-20-2020, 08:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 943
Posted By mrosspa
Great question about running the same tile into...

Great question about running the same tile into the raised living room floor. Sadly, no. I never thought I would raise that floor...

I've resigned myself to using a tile that will transition...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-20-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 943
Posted By mrosspa
Davy: Your correct as you've described. It's...

Davy:

Your correct as you've described. It's time to add a picture of some side tiles removed. We'll see if the file size is too big. Sorry, the progam placed the picures in a horizontal...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-20-2020, 02:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 943
Posted By mrosspa
Bump! :wave:

Bump! :wave:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-19-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 943
Posted By mrosspa
CX and Lazarus: Thanks for your suggestions....

CX and Lazarus:

Thanks for your suggestions.

As you suggested, I had figured I would need to make a mock up for my tile thickness also. I didn't mention it, because I figured you guys would...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-19-2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 943
Posted By mrosspa
Raising A Sunken Floor

The house I live in is slab on grade, and the 180 square foot living room is sunken. It is about 5 1/2 inches lower than the surrounding floor. We will have someone we trust pour the concrete.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-17-2016, 05:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,122
Posted By mrosspa
This is what was living in my galvanized pipe.

This is what was living in my galvanized pipe.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-16-2016, 07:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,122
Posted By mrosspa
Everyone, thanks for your suggestions. I went out...

Everyone, thanks for your suggestions. I went out an bought a brass nipple the same dimension as the galvanized 1/2 x 2 1/2. Instead of having a 1/8 gap, like the galvanized pipe; the brass nipple...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-16-2016, 03:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,122
Posted By mrosspa
Looking at this pipe, it may be galvanized. ...

Looking at this pipe, it may be galvanized.

Thanks for suggesting multiple lengths. The extra cost would offset the multiple visits. I called HD and Lowes, and they won't work with anything less...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-16-2016, 03:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,122
Posted By mrosspa
Custom length black steel pipe

I'm changing the hard wear in my shower. We have a shower wand that attaches the vacuum breaker and the adjacent elbow.

The old elbow had an escutcheon plate that make the elbow appear flush to...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 03-01-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,683
Posted By mrosspa
I'm going to have a grout cleaning party next...

I'm going to have a grout cleaning party next weekend. What sealer should I use afterward?
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 08-03-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,683
Posted By mrosspa
The total square footage is about 900 square...

The total square footage is about 900 square feet. Not all of the grout is as dirty as the picture showed.
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 07-13-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,683
Posted By mrosspa
That is a bit embarassing, I don't recall getting...

That is a bit embarassing, I don't recall getting a notification that you replied to my post. I'm sorry about the delay. I'm adding two images of clean and dirty grout.

The tool for shrinking file...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 07-05-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,683
Posted By mrosspa
Cleaning Grout/steam cleaning/chemical cleaning

It's time to clean the gout in our porcelain tile floor.

My wife is considering buying a steamer for about $100. When I was looking at different threads, the impression I was left with was that a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-29-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,681
Posted By mrosspa
Thank you all for your information. This is for a...

Thank you all for your information. This is for a surround after a new counter top was installed. The location doesn't lend itself to the kind of surround you run from countertop to the underside of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-28-2013, 11:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,681
Posted By mrosspa
bullnose a tile?

I was told by a tilesetter that he can bullnose a ceramic or porcelain tile. For a number of reasons, that doesn't sound like it can work and still look good.

I realize that granite or marble can...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-23-2011, 11:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,003
Posted By mrosspa
Felker FTS150 Cover switch box

I broke the cover switch box on my felker 150. I'll do some searching around, but do you have any suggestions on who to contact for the part?

I can make if work in the short term but in the long...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-17-2011, 12:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 644
Posted By mrosspa
'Nuther Tile Job

My wife has been so happy with one bathroom remodel, and other tile jobs, that she wants to remodel the other bathroom.

The current shower/bathtub has a cast iron tub that appears to just fit the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-29-2010, 01:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,164
Posted By mrosspa
Hey Bob, your still around! I've been off the...

Hey Bob, your still around! I've been off the forum for awhile, and its nices to see familiar names.
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