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Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing Today, 05:55 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Davy
Back when we installed a lot of Saltillo we would...

Back when we installed a lot of Saltillo we would always soak them in a large tub. The reason to soak them was to get enough moisture in the tiles to grout. Dry Saltillo dries the grout so fast that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 02:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,206
Posted By Davy
I would start with a hammer and small cold...

I would start with a hammer and small cold chisel. No doubt the thinset will only get harder and a stronger bond.

So, when was this tile installed? I'd probably get to removing the tiles but take...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 02:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 225
Posted By Davy
What other grout would you try? I'd go ahead and...

What other grout would you try? I'd go ahead and make a test board with a few tiles and grout it. Most likely you can lightly force the grout in the joints without scratching the tiles but a test...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 02:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,290
Posted By Davy
Yes, the liner is next and you'll end up with...

Yes, the liner is next and you'll end up with another mud bed over the liner. After vacuuming, you can fill any divots with thinset. I would use just a little more water in the next mud bed and slick...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 02:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,206
Posted By Davy
Sounds like that might be the best thing to do,...

Sounds like that might be the best thing to do, Matt. Most installers that do good work are booked up but don't think that all booked up installers are good. A lot of the hacks are busy too.

Until...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout Yesterday, 02:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 104
Posted By Davy
I was in the same situation one time. I let a...

I was in the same situation one time. I let a couple guys I had hired tile a backsplash with 6x6 marble that we had cut out of 12x12's. No lighting when they installed it but even a little lippage...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:16 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,206
Posted By Davy
I've never tiled over foam but I think removing...

I've never tiled over foam but I think removing the tiles will damage it. Lets let others chime in on that.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 248
Posted By Davy
I'm with Bubba. Hopefully that's way down the...

I'm with Bubba. Hopefully that's way down the road. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:54 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,290
Posted By Davy
"A watched pot never boils. " I'll have to...

"A watched pot never boils. " I'll have to remember that for my grand kids. :)
Like Kevin said, vacuum it and you may even have to skim coat it with thinset. That will give it a harder surface to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 191
Posted By Davy
I'd say to stick with the Kerdi system. It's...

I'd say to stick with the Kerdi system. It's going to be about the fastest way for you to do it especially since you have experience with it.

We use to do quite a lot of shower pan change outs....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 07:43 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,206
Posted By Davy
Matt, you'll have to make that call. He didn't...

Matt, you'll have to make that call. He didn't take any extra time with anything. He installed it the fastest way possible. You might should have gone over it with him so he knew what you were...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-12-2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,290
Posted By Davy
I always slick it down with a flat steel trowel...

I always slick it down with a flat steel trowel after carving it. Doing that will keep it from eroding so easily.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-12-2019, 06:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 180
Posted By Davy
Nearly all the old mud showers I've tore out had...

Nearly all the old mud showers I've tore out had lath stapled right to the studs and I've seen a few with a rotten stud here and there. Most had no moisture problems at all in the walls and no rotten...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-10-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 225
Posted By Davy
How are you able to see the cement if you haven't...

How are you able to see the cement if you haven't removed any tiles? Sometimes the tiles will pull up off the cement, sometimes the cement wants to come up with the tiles, so you won't know for sure...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 10-10-2019, 05:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 273
Posted By Davy
Looks like a brown stain has been applied to the...

Looks like a brown stain has been applied to the tiles. Are these tiles already stained and sealed before installation or was that done after it was installed?

Are the spots in any kind of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-09-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 215
Posted By Davy
"Floor drain" doesn't tell me much. Is it a 3 pc...

"Floor drain" doesn't tell me much. Is it a 3 pc clamping drain made for a shower? I'd put down a preslope then use the 3 pc clamping drain and Oatey pan liner instead of the Redgard. Then use deck...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-09-2019, 05:49 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 28,056
Posted By Davy
Sharp looking bathroom, Dan. :tup1:

Sharp looking bathroom, Dan. :tup1:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-08-2019, 06:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 186
Posted By Davy
If those are slab cracks I'm seeing, I'd take the...

If those are slab cracks I'm seeing, I'd take the time to put down an anti-fracture membrane. The tiles will most likely crack directly over those slab cracks if you don't.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-08-2019, 06:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 215
Posted By Davy
If it's inside the shed then I'd build it as if...

If it's inside the shed then I'd build it as if it's inside a house. Like Kevin, I wonder how you have the Redgard tied into the drain and are you using a 3 pc clamping drain? Maybe the divot method.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-07-2019, 08:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 118
Posted By Davy
It's not much more extra work to center it up,...

It's not much more extra work to center it up, that's what I would do.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-07-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 326
Posted By Davy
The tiles look like they vary in size 1/8 or...

The tiles look like they vary in size 1/8 or more. If that's the case, he should have used a wider joint. Was he instructed to use the smallest joint possible?

I think he could have done a better...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-04-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,643
Posted By Davy
I've never used Harbor Freight blades so I can't...

I've never used Harbor Freight blades so I can't say. I like Pearl brand porcelain blades from Daltile but there are other good blades.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-04-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 326
Posted By Davy
Hi Brian. You can add a slurry of thinset under...

Hi Brian. You can add a slurry of thinset under the sand mix to help get it to bond to the roughed up epoxy. You might want to test stick a tile to the rough epoxy and let it set a few days, then...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-04-2019, 03:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 545
Posted By Davy
I'd use either the Permacolor or Prism in a dark...

I'd use either the Permacolor or Prism in a dark color.
Forum: The Mud Box 10-04-2019, 03:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 133
Posted By Davy
Thanks, Bubba. Yep, it's moving real fast these...

Thanks, Bubba. Yep, it's moving real fast these days. :)
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