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Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-27-2019, 06:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,162
Posted By dgbldr
Rep tells me they rolled it out starting in the...

Rep tells me they rolled it out starting in the South first, so I tought maybe some of our Southern guys were using it by now...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-27-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,162
Posted By dgbldr
Waterproof Hardiebacker - reports?

Anyone using it yet? First impressions?

https://www.jameshardie.com/products/hardiebacker-cement-board/hydrodefense

Edit: sorry about the title, can't seem to be able to edit it. Moderators?
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-17-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 3,189
Views: 846,486
Posted By dgbldr
Thank you CX. We've done mud beds forever, but...

Thank you CX. We've done mud beds forever, but it's always on a wood subfloor as we don't have many SOG houses around here. The basements we tile are always good flat slabs so we put the tile on the...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-16-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 3,189
Views: 846,486
Posted By dgbldr
Thanks. Very good points. I'm learning. Now...

Thanks. Very good points. I'm learning.

Now a related question, same scenario, uneven concrete, clean, rough. Why is it beneficial to bond the mud bed to the slab? Why not paint the slab with...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-16-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 3,189
Views: 846,486
Posted By dgbldr
Thanks Davy. CX, I don't have a specific project...

Thanks Davy. CX, I don't have a specific project here, I'm trying to better understand mud and specifically mud over concrete slabs.

So if I understand you, the purpose of all of those...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-15-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 3,189
Views: 846,486
Posted By dgbldr
Thanks CX, I understand all that but I still have...

Thanks CX, I understand all that but I still have the same questions.

So forget Quikrete, let's say you mix your own 5:1. The substrate is clean but rough and uneven concrete. The mud bed will...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-15-2019, 12:51 AM
Replies: 3,189
Views: 846,486
Posted By dgbldr
I'm looking to improve my knowledge and...

I'm looking to improve my knowledge and understanding of mud, so I have a few questios for the experts here. The questions are for horizontal (floor) applications over rough and uneven concrete.
1....
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-07-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 506
Posted By dgbldr
Antique shower floor

Just ripped out a 1920s shower and found a very solid concrete-ish subfloor and a drain/flange I haven't seen before. All in just about perfect shape.

Has anyone seen this style drain? And would...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-27-2019, 10:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 753
Posted By dgbldr
Davy, sorry I didn't provide context. No they...

Davy, sorry I didn't provide context. No they were not talking about a base that requires drainage. This person was talking in general, such as a bathroom floor or a single-slope shower base under...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-27-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 753
Posted By dgbldr
Haha, yes, I assume/hope he meant he mixes it the...

Haha, yes, I assume/hope he meant he mixes it the same as regular mud, but maybe it's a good thing I didn't ask.

Just curious if anyone else does that and why. I mean, sand/topping mix is not...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-27-2019, 07:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 753
Posted By dgbldr
Concrete mud bed?

Just ran into an installer who kept talking about his "concrete" beds. I thought maybe it was just regional differences in terms, until he said he uses actual Quikrete regular concrete mix. I never...
Forum: The Mud Box 03-09-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 692
Posted By dgbldr
Forum page 2?

So on the main Tile forum at the top right there is a "page 1 of 7" thing you can click to get to page 2 and 3, etc. On this forum I don't see that. How do you get to page 2?
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-26-2018, 10:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 19,982
Posted By dgbldr
Dan, I thought Mapeguard is for floors only Does...

Dan, I thought Mapeguard is for floors only Does Mapei make a wall membrane?
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-24-2018, 10:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 19,982
Posted By dgbldr
Dan, can you comment on how Uncoupling Membrane...

Dan, can you comment on how Uncoupling Membrane Mortar is different from Kerabond T? Thanks
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-24-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 19,982
Posted By dgbldr
Has anyone used Mapei's Uncoupling Membrane...

Has anyone used Mapei's Uncoupling Membrane Mortar?
http://www.mapei.com/public/US/products/Uncoupling_Membrane_Mortar_EN_lr.pdf

Available at your neighborhood Lowe's. I haven't tried it yet.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-21-2018, 09:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 19,982
Posted By dgbldr
Do you guys use the 317 unmodified or do you mix...

Do you guys use the 317 unmodified or do you mix some admix in?

Edit: Is this thread about thinset between kerdi/ditra and substrate, or for setting the tile? Or both? Just making sure I'm on the...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-17-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 560
Posted By dgbldr
Referral wanted Detroit Metro area

Looking for a small tile sub (1-2 man operation) around Detroit Metro, mostly Oakland County. My current sub is retiring. Must be experienced with Kerdi showers.
You can PM me if you want to avoid...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-03-2013, 09:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,272
Posted By dgbldr
Thanks Hammy, I appreciate that. CX, I did...

Thanks Hammy, I appreciate that.

CX, I did read the sticky and done a search, no luck that route. I did find one on the auction site, looks like a possibility but hard to tell from the picture....
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-03-2013, 03:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,272
Posted By dgbldr
Source for vintage tile?

Never had to do this before, so I know nothing about obsolete tile.

I have a request to restore a 50s bathroom that has the very common light blue 4-1/4" wall tile. I've seen (and torn out)...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-12-2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,838
Posted By dgbldr
Yes insulation is required. And mudding a very...

Yes insulation is required. And mudding a very old wall of questionable stability and structural integrity is a poor idea.

A steel stud wall and spray foam insulation per energy code is the proper...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-10-2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,769
Posted By dgbldr
No. That Porcelanosa system is used over concrete...

No. That Porcelanosa system is used over concrete slabs and such. The systems I'm talking about, like the Gratedex, are used over regular wood frame decks. Nothing but soil under them.

The idea...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-09-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,769
Posted By dgbldr
I think you guys misunderstood. I am looking at...

I think you guys misunderstood. I am looking at systems that use no grout and let the water pass between the tiles and through the deck. NOT membrane systems. See GratedeX:
http://www.gratedex.com
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-09-2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,769
Posted By dgbldr
Deck tile systems (drained)

I haven't looked into these for a few years. Are there any "systems" besides GratedeX? Any experience with any of them? What works, what doesn't, etc? Thanks.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-06-2013, 01:33 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,431
Posted By dgbldr
. Yes but that's not the architect or GC....

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Yes but that's not the architect or GC. It's the owner/customer that needs educating. They're the ones choosing to go with the hack low bidder. Just read the thousands of posts on this forum...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-06-2013, 01:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,964
Posted By dgbldr
Both. My customers also don't care if the...

Both.

My customers also don't care if the installer's name is Mike or Joe, but are smart enough to watch their backsides. On the smaller commercial jobs, the owner wants to make sure my sub is a...
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