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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-17-2022, 05:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 55
Posted By John Bridge
I think the whole threshold area should be...

I think the whole threshold area should be re-done, both vertical and horizontal surfaces. :)

Looks like pretty common quarry tile.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2022, 12:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 606
Posted By John Bridge
Well, yes and no. Most states require licensing...

Well, yes and no. Most states require licensing of sub-contractors. Texas is one that does not. I don't know about New Jersey. :)

That said, a license doesn't guarantee quality of workmanship. The...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2022, 11:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 136
Posted By John Bridge
I second the paper and pencil method. Oh, and a...

I second the paper and pencil method. Oh, and a measuring tape and a chalk line. :)
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 01-15-2022, 11:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 122
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Mike, :) I would start with a neutral...

Hi Mike, :)

I would start with a neutral cleaner, which is available at the Home Depot and at Lowes.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2022, 11:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 108
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Lisa, :) How much of a difference?

Hi Lisa, :)

How much of a difference?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2022, 11:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 184
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Jim, :) I think CX wants to know whether...

Hi Jim, :)

I think CX wants to know whether your shower is conventionally built or with one of the surface membrane methods.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2022, 11:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 991
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Snets, :) Long time. :) I think I must...

Hi Snets, :) Long time. :)

I think I must have used VersaBond on every Kerdi shower I've ever done. I swear by it. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-11-2022, 09:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 310
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Ken, :) Move the drain to the center if...

Hi Ken, :)

Move the drain to the center if you are not going to use the sunken area as a tub. Otherwise, leave it where it is and install an overflow with a barrel stop.
I would fur the back wall...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-11-2022, 09:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 429
Posted By John Bridge
The finished joint will look very much like the...

The finished joint will look very much like the grout joints. I think it's the best treatment possible. As CX stated, perimeter joints, or any joints abutting immovable objects. are vastly important....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-10-2022, 05:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 164
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Michael, I would replace the half-inch...

Hi Michael,

I would replace the half-inch layer. Also, remove and re-install the quarter-round molding at the bottom of the base.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-10-2022, 04:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 336
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Al, :) Option 2 is best. Another...

Hi Al, :)

Option 2 is best.

Another method is to cut the bullnose at 22-1/2 degrees and form a little pitched roof over the shower head pipe. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-10-2022, 04:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 429
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Jim, :) I use the sanded latex caulking...

Hi Jim, :)

I use the sanded latex caulking made by the same companies that make the grout. They are color matched to the grout. :)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-10-2022, 04:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 258
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Clark, I had never heard of the...

Hi Clark,


I had never heard of the product let alone use it, but after watching the video I wouldn't be afraid to use it in your application. :)
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 01-07-2022, 10:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 276
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Clark, :) I've used that caulking a lot,...

Hi Clark, :)

I've used that caulking a lot, but it's not silicone, which is recommended. :)

The caulking needs to be completely dug out and redone with silicone. And beyond that, mold can still...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-03-2022, 02:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 147
Posted By John Bridge
I would recommend losing the Denshield and...

I would recommend losing the Denshield and getting some regular cement backer board, Durock or equal. :)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-31-2021, 03:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 296
Posted By John Bridge
I use VersaBond white by Custom for everything....

I use VersaBond white by Custom for everything. Makes pookie selection easy. ;)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-26-2021, 11:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 533
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Owen, :) I don't expect everyone to...

Hi Owen, :)

I don't expect everyone to become a mud man or mud woman; it's an option. Tile Bathroom Remodeling will probably do a better job of informing you than the Kerdi book. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-23-2021, 09:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 239
Posted By John Bridge
I'm not up on the "floFX" drain. How does the...

I'm not up on the "floFX" drain. How does the HydroBan connect to it?

As to mud thickness, over a concrete slab you can go down to practically nothing at the drain flange.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-22-2021, 07:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 394
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Jon, :) The only thing I can suggest is...

Hi Jon, :)

The only thing I can suggest is drilling multiple small holes around the perimeter. If you get them close enough together it might work. You might be able to tap on the plug and get it...
Forum: The Mud Box 12-21-2021, 10:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 463
Posted By John Bridge
That depends on how you define "universe." :) Our...

That depends on how you define "universe." :) Our universe comprises everything we know about or think we know about. Hawking was serious.
Forum: The Mud Box 12-20-2021, 10:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 463
Posted By John Bridge
I don't think anyone can fathom the depth of what...

I don't think anyone can fathom the depth of what Stephen Hawking thought, but he once said there were 11 universes out there. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-17-2021, 10:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 932
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Nikie, :) I did many many conventional...

Hi Nikie, :)

I did many many conventional showers before I began doing Schluter showers. I know that in the method you're describing the liner is supposed to be sealed against the bottom flange as...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-15-2021, 07:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 661
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Chad, :) I'm not up on Diamond Back, but...

Hi Chad, :)

I'm not up on Diamond Back, but I don't think it's waterproof.
Forum: The Mud Box 12-15-2021, 06:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 463
Posted By John Bridge
We're still in our own universe. No idea how many...

We're still in our own universe. No idea how many more there may be. ;)

That, and physically, we still can't get out of own solar system.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-11-2021, 08:31 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,848
Posted By John Bridge
I can't remember the number of curbs I've torn...

I can't remember the number of curbs I've torn out and fixed because of screws penetrating the waterproofing. I never contracted shower doors, so I would admonish the customer to not allow drilling...
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