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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 02:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 101
Posted By John Bridge
Self-leveling cement mortar over well nailed...

Self-leveling cement mortar over well nailed metal lath would be the way to go now. It would have been much easier to level the plywood, though. :) What did you used to attach the wood strips to the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 02:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 60
Posted By John Bridge
Here's another vote for letting the tile person...

Here's another vote for letting the tile person prep the walls. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 02:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 130
Posted By John Bridge
Mud is most always good, especially for the slope...

Mud is most always good, especially for the slope to the street. The mud itself would have to be well bonded to the concrete under it. I would use a modified thinset for that. Same modified to bond...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 02:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 108
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Dani, I'd be for removing the entire...

Hi Dani,

I'd be for removing the entire installation and starting over with someone new. Sorry. ;)
Forum: The Mud Box Today, 01:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 66
Posted By John Bridge
Can't help ya, Bodie. Not much ice in this part...

Can't help ya, Bodie. Not much ice in this part of Texas. ;)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-23-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 130
Posted By John Bridge
Hi John, :) I'm not sure what you are...

Hi John, :)

I'm not sure what you are proposing. Are you going to jackhammer the entire lower landing to add the bottom step? Not sure what's going on here.

Removing tile from existing steps...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-23-2021, 10:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 193
Posted By John Bridge
Thanks, Josh. :)

Thanks, Josh. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-23-2021, 10:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 182
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Randy, :) 6. Scratch the first coat and...

Hi Randy, :)

6. Scratch the first coat and let it dry overnight. Then sprinkle is sparingly with water before adding the final (brown) coat. :)

Felt over the liner just for the sake of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-19-2021, 08:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 322
Posted By John Bridge
I used to do work for a number of designers, most...

I used to do work for a number of designers, most of whom didn't like to see grout, i.e., "I hate grout," etc. I would tell them, "If you don't like grout, you don't like tile. Go with something...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 10-19-2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 181
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Steve, :) Call the builder. It's not your...

Hi Steve, :)

Call the builder. It's not your problem. :)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-15-2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 272
Posted By John Bridge
First of all, I've been in the tile business for...

First of all, I've been in the tile business for 50-odd years, and from the beginning we routinely called thinset mortar "thinset." :)

Second of all, I don't agree with Schluter in the use of...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-15-2021, 09:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 318
Posted By John Bridge
Yeah, in that country there could have been...

Yeah, in that country there could have been vertical cracking, and it's not uncommon to have too few expansion joints . . . or expansion joints could have been covered up. Who knows?

I was...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-13-2021, 10:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 764
Posted By John Bridge
Geez, where are you at in East Texas, Justin? I...

Geez, where are you at in East Texas, Justin? I might just come over and give you a big kiss. Well, maybe not quite that. . . . :D
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-13-2021, 10:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 318
Posted By John Bridge
While I do agree it's easier to pull a tile up...

While I do agree it's easier to pull a tile up from a concrete slab, for example, the advantage of using Ditra can't be outweighed. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-12-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 174
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Darren, :) You can do it without glass,...

Hi Darren, :)

You can do it without glass, but it's gonna be a little dark and dreary. ;)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-12-2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Bruce, :) How about a snap cutter/cutting...

Hi Bruce, :)

How about a snap cutter/cutting board?
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-12-2021, 01:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 764
Posted By John Bridge
Here's another vote for education. First of...

Here's another vote for education.

First of all, the "tile industry" is way bigger than the NTCA, the CTEF, the TCNA and all the other acronyms thrown in. Anyone who has operated in a large city...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-12-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 318
Posted By John Bridge
I think if you get the Ditra mushed into the...

I think if you get the Ditra mushed into the thinset holding it down you'll eliminate the problem. I've never had the problem. Of course, I've never made a mistake. :D
Forum: The Mud Box 10-12-2021, 12:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 371
Posted By John Bridge
There is no retirement. It's a big lie. ;)

There is no retirement. It's a big lie. ;)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-10-2021, 03:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 429
Posted By John Bridge
We've had an article here for years on how to...

We've had an article here for years on how to build a mortar and lath shower curb. I've never thought about running the lath into the shower floor, but that's a good idea, too.

...
Forum: The Mud Box 10-10-2021, 03:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 371
Posted By John Bridge
Joe, it's good to know you're still in business....

Joe, it's good to know you're still in business. I suspect that quite a few small theater outfits have disappeared. :)
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 10-08-2021, 02:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 456
Posted By John Bridge
Hi David and Catherine, :) You asked about a...

Hi David and Catherine, :)

You asked about a pen that will color grout. There are a number of products out there under the heading "grout colorant." Basically, they are paint, and I have had...
Forum: The Mud Box 10-08-2021, 01:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 260
Posted By John Bridge
It's a wonder how things like that get buried in...

It's a wonder how things like that get buried in what is a relatively short time.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-01-2021, 02:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,069
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Laura, :) I agree with what CX said. It's...

Hi Laura, :)

I agree with what CX said. It's not acceptable. It'll leak for sure.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-01-2021, 02:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 319
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Jake, :) Clear silicone will generally...

Hi Jake, :)

Clear silicone will generally hold just about anything to the top of a curb. The silicone has to cure, though, before the glass is installed. That may have something to to with the...
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