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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-04-2006, 08:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,298
Posted By fosters351
the rest of the shower is tile and marble...

the rest of the shower is tile and marble listellos. Everything is sealed twice. I was told by a few people the stone look-alike shelves didn't have to be sealed but after seeing them take on water...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-31-2006, 08:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,298
Posted By fosters351
corner shelves

I was told shower corner shelves that are made from crushed stone and resin don't have to be sealed but yet they darken when wet. Should they be sealed or don't bother??? thanks ray
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-07-2006, 11:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,090
Posted By fosters351
Like I mentioned I put on two coats of sealer. Is...

Like I mentioned I put on two coats of sealer. Is one more coat in the shower a waste or good idea?? thanks randy
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-01-2006, 12:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,391
Posted By fosters351
Trust me 5111, the premixed stuff is the worst....

Trust me 5111, the premixed stuff is the worst. I'm just finishing up a bathroom that was previously tiled and grouted with premixed products. Problems started a year after installation when the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-01-2006, 10:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,090
Posted By fosters351
sealer

With a good quality sealer is it ok if the grout still darkens a little when it gets wet after two coats?? I remember reading a post that stated this is normal, that sealers penetrate the grout and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-18-2006, 06:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 742
Posted By fosters351
sealing grout

Is is necessary to seal grout on walls outside the shower?? ray
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-05-2006, 05:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,418
Posted By fosters351
thanks guys. I'm glad to see I wasn't the only...

thanks guys. I'm glad to see I wasn't the only one having the water/powder ratio problem with TEC. I grouted everything but the floor and for the most part I'm pretty happy with it. There are a few...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-03-2006, 11:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,418
Posted By fosters351
thanks guys. I wanted to grout today but ran into...

thanks guys. I wanted to grout today but ran into a problem. I mixed the TEC according to the directions (3 cups water per 10lbs). It was a nightmare. I mixed it the same way i do motar. Water first...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-02-2006, 12:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,418
Posted By fosters351
grout working time

I'm sure this has been asked dozons of time but i can't find a post for it. With TEC poly modified grout how long is the workable open time for it? There's nothing in the directions about it. Also I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-26-2006, 02:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,826
Posted By fosters351
Not sure if your saying there is an existing...

Not sure if your saying there is an existing shower that is going to be tiled or your adding a shower. I called my building dept about tile work and they acted like I was asking if i needed a permit...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-24-2006, 08:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,452
Posted By fosters351
Your saying there's 2 or 3 layers of drywall on...

Your saying there's 2 or 3 layers of drywall on the ceiling?? If that's the case tearing it all down and putting up new sheetrock makes the most sense if you feel like getting into that. I recently...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-23-2006, 10:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 983
Posted By fosters351
stonetech sealers

I'm using TEC accucolor poly modified grout for my shower. Tumbled marble listellos will need to be sealed along with the grout. I want to do this in one shot so i don't have to use two different...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-21-2006, 10:36 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,969
Posted By fosters351
looks real good Lex. That looked like alot of...

looks real good Lex. That looked like alot of prep work. Hats off to ya. ray
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-20-2006, 10:05 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,486
Posted By fosters351
Ok i decided to notch the bottom tile only so the...

Ok i decided to notch the bottom tile only so the grout joint continues along the top of the shelf to the wall for a better look. I am going to grout the joint on top of the shelf instead of caulk....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-17-2006, 09:24 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,486
Posted By fosters351
I must say that versabond is some strong stuff. I...

I must say that versabond is some strong stuff. I pulled the crooked tile off the wall in about 8 pieces along with some cbu. Only cured 20 hours. I must say i feel totally confident with my thinset...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-13-2006, 10:51 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,486
Posted By fosters351
thanks for the help. Everything is going pretty...

thanks for the help. Everything is going pretty good except one minor detail. Masking tape ripped and one tile moved almost an 1/8". Very noticable. It's been set now for about two days. I haven't...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-11-2006, 02:01 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,486
Posted By fosters351
trap adaptor

when tiling around a sink drain pipe is it better to install the trap adaptor flush with the cbu and then tile around it or tile first and then put trap adaptor flush with tile??? thanks
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-07-2006, 02:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,192
Posted By fosters351
reminds me of a news story i read back in the...

reminds me of a news story i read back in the 90s. I think it was Chicago. A guy was found dead with a gun in his hand and a suicide note. The man had three bullet wounds to his chest and two to his...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-06-2006, 07:33 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,486
Posted By fosters351
corner shelves

Putting the finishing touches on shower walls. I have marble corner shelves I'm not so crazy about. A guy i work with has a couple shelves left over from his bath tile remodel his wife hated that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-06-2006, 01:49 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,486
Posted By fosters351
Does loose mixed thinset have the same strength...

Does loose mixed thinset have the same strength as a stiff mix?? ray
Forum: The Mud Box 02-05-2006, 12:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,263
Posted By fosters351
Those products do cost a bit more but the since...

Those products do cost a bit more but the since the hacks labor cost is much cheaper than a real pro they can use the stuff and still have an estimate come in way under a pros. Think about this. They...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-05-2006, 10:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 926
Posted By fosters351
Are they gnawing the sills or scratching them??...

Are they gnawing the sills or scratching them?? When i was a kid my family had two german shepards that loved the chew on the window sills although they weren't the only wood in the house to take a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-04-2006, 03:56 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,486
Posted By fosters351
learn something new everyday

now I learned that the white crap on the back of some tiles is called Kiln release and it's not unusual to have some on the tiles. Like i said in my last post I had to wash that off every tile. They...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-04-2006, 10:22 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,486
Posted By fosters351
clean back of tiles

The one thing I did which i think helps avoid tile adhesion problems is clean the back of the tile with a sponge before using them. The tiles i used had a ton of powder and a clay like strip on each...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-03-2006, 11:53 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,486
Posted By fosters351
Pretend I never heard of it. LOL!!!! No problem....

Pretend I never heard of it. LOL!!!! No problem. Thanks man. ray
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