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Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-01-2019, 07:52 PM
Replies: 35
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Posted By Don Monfils
New update After replacing the 40 tiles they...

New update
After replacing the 40 tiles they had marked with tape,
I was asked to go back... they had an additional 35 marked.
The flooring manager went over to the job, with myself and
three...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-02-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,913
Posted By Don Monfils
Yes!

Yes!
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-01-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,913
Posted By Don Monfils
I got the tiles replaced...about 40 of them. ...

I got the tiles replaced...about 40 of them.
Thanks so much for the advise. The grout removal tool worked awesome,
and I picked up a M18 hackzall , that is a great tool.
I had the sds demo hammer...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-08-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,913
Posted By Don Monfils
I thought he was talking about using a grinder...

I thought he was talking about using a grinder for thin-set removal...

I never thought about a grinder for grout removal.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-08-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,913
Posted By Don Monfils
Would you recommend something like this on the...

Would you recommend something like this on the grinder?
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-08-2019, 04:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,913
Posted By Don Monfils
Thanks so much Kevin!

Thanks so much Kevin!
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-06-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,913
Posted By Don Monfils
Update... I have to go back and remove and...

Update...
I have to go back and remove and replace about 30 tiles.
Not looking forward to it , is a undstatement.
What is the most efficient way to cut out the grout around the tile?
Is there any...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-28-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,913
Posted By Don Monfils
That’s funny you said that Leon. I spoke with a...

That’s funny you said that Leon. I spoke with a local retired tile guy.
I told him the whole story and when I told him that it was Dal- tile, he said ...
“Well there’s your answer”
Is all their...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-25-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,913
Posted By Don Monfils
Also there was no broken off chips in any of the...

Also there was no broken off chips in any of the boxes.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-25-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,913
Posted By Don Monfils
I finished the job , thanks so much for the...

I finished the job , thanks so much for the advise.
Especially the grout release tip. One thing I found was there was a lot of tiles
with small chips in the corners, I would say 5% of the tile.
I...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-14-2019, 03:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,913
Posted By Don Monfils
Thanks for the advise. I got all the materials...

Thanks for the advise.
I got all the materials and tools on site yesterday ( 462’ of quarry tile, thin-set,grout, perimeter moldings, transitions, and 1900’ of vinyl plank.
ripped up vct, cove...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-13-2019, 05:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,913
Posted By Don Monfils
It is 462 sq. ft. The grid probably would’ve...

It is 462 sq. ft.
The grid probably would’ve been a good idea ...if I had thought to ask this question a while back, I’m starting the job today.
That is the sensor that was sold for the job, and...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-12-2019, 06:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,913
Posted By Don Monfils
I usually do a 1/8” or less grout line on...

I usually do a 1/8” or less grout line on ceramic/ porcelain.
It seems like you normally see a wider grout joint with the quarry tiles.
Would 1/4” wide grout lines be good.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-12-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,913
Posted By Don Monfils
Quarry tile

I have a job this week ,where I have to install some 6”x6” quarry tile.
It is being installed over concrete with Laticrete 254 thinset and permacolor grout. I have installed quite a lot of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-22-2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 469
Posted By Don Monfils
I have always worn knee pads.I have worn Pro Knee...

I have always worn knee pads.I have worn Pro Knee knee pads, for the past
several years. They are awsome! The knees of my jeans last a lot longer with the Pro Knees. So far...( knock on wood) my...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-22-2018, 06:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 469
Posted By Don Monfils
Thanks so much for your comments. She is...

Thanks so much for your comments.
She is looking to have the tile pretty much flush
with the new 3/4” hardwood I will be installing.
I am going to ask her to return the stone and
get some...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-21-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 469
Posted By Don Monfils
In need of advice

So... I have been installing flooring for 33 years.
I do not do a ton of tile work.
I have a job where I sold and installed solid hardwood
in the entire downstairs of a home. They are doing the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-06-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 641
Posted By Don Monfils
Thanks Ryan, that looks like it would work great.

Thanks Ryan, that looks like it would work great.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-05-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 641
Posted By Don Monfils
Backsplash help

I only do a couple of tile backsplashes a year.
I always struggle with the outlets and switches.
I have a hard time cutting the tile , so the outlets
rest on the tile but, leave the hole open...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-04-2017, 06:25 PM
Replies: 497
Views: 124,899
Posted By Don Monfils
Look at the United UXT line. I ordered mine...

Look at the United UXT line.
I ordered mine with floor,wall,and ceiling framing 12"apart .
It has a walk on roof and a 48" side door (real handy)
I had them weld gussets in the corners of the rear...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-04-2012, 03:32 AM
Replies: 5,063
Views: 2,196,647
Posted By Don Monfils
Thanks, we're you at the Sun-touch certification...

Thanks, we're you at the Sun-touch certification a couple of weeks ago?
It was at the Mariott Courtyard Wolf rd.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-03-2012, 05:20 PM
Replies: 5,063
Views: 2,196,647
Posted By Don Monfils
I also installed a bunch of hardwood at this...

I also installed a bunch of hardwood at this home.
This is the dining room with a insert border.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-03-2012, 05:12 PM
Replies: 5,063
Views: 2,196,647
Posted By Don Monfils
24"x24" on diagonal

This is a job i just completed.
I could not find a wet saw to split the tiles, so I borrowed a wet circular saw for the two front door cuts.
Everything else was cut with my Sigma 29" snap cutter...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-20-2011, 08:33 PM
Replies: 497
Views: 124,899
Posted By Don Monfils
8'6" x 20"

8'6" x 20"
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-20-2011, 08:20 PM
Replies: 497
Views: 124,899
Posted By Don Monfils
My new trailer

I just picked up a new trailer and thought I would share some photos.
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