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Forum: Professionals' Hangout Yesterday, 06:07 PM
Replies: 20
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Posted By Davy
If you want to make tiling easier, get a helper....

If you want to make tiling easier, get a helper. :)
These days, if my helper needs a day off, I'm off too. :wohoo:

And stop working weekends, stay home and go grocery shopping with your wife....
Forum: Professionals' Hangout Yesterday, 06:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 76
Posted By Davy
Does it still shock when the breaker for the heat...

Does it still shock when the breaker for the heat mat is tripped?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 05:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,980
Posted By Davy
When you dry set the tile on the mud, lower the...

When you dry set the tile on the mud, lower the drain so it's about 1/16 higher than the tile. Then use a 3/16 V-notch trowel to install the penny rounds. The tiles should push down into the thinset...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 06:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 518
Posted By Davy
Lana, let us know how the meeting goes with the...

Lana, let us know how the meeting goes with the engineer. I bet he will advise getting soaker hoses and keeping the soil damp around your foundation.

Do you have any extra tiles?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-17-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,980
Posted By Davy
Tim, I didn't see anything mentioned about using...

Tim, I didn't see anything mentioned about using glue-on pan corners where the jambs meet the curb. Did you do that?

It's nearly impossible to butter up mosaics without having a big mess. I would...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-16-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 146
Posted By Davy
Yep, those have been around a long time. I would...

Yep, those have been around a long time. I would buy one of the cheap push cutters instead. The Superior don't slide near as easy as the push cutters. You'll find that you will have to oil the bar...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-16-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 87
Posted By Davy
Hi Hue, welcome. When you say main wall, I assume...

Hi Hue, welcome. When you say main wall, I assume you mean the back wall. You would tile it the same way you would the others. The main problem I have seen is when the transition line from the wall...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-16-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 518
Posted By Davy
Sometimes cracks will appear in the sheetrock...

Sometimes cracks will appear in the sheetrock above doorways. Like I mentioned, most slabs I've seen in North Texas have slab cracks.

Dry weather can have something to do with it. Some areas have...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-16-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 210
Posted By Davy
When the skin on the tips of your fingers wears...

When the skin on the tips of your fingers wears off and starts to bleed, old timers called them strawberries. Years ago my dad and I use to install nothing but Saltillo tiles in California. Handling...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-16-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 518
Posted By Davy
Hi Lana, welcome. Usually tile cracks like that...

Hi Lana, welcome. Usually tile cracks like that are following a crack in the slab directly below them. If the cracked tiles end near an exterior wall then sometimes you can see the crack outside on...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-16-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 438
Posted By Davy
Camille, are you scoring the marble with a snap...

Camille, are you scoring the marble with a snap cutter? If you are, that's not going to do any good. All you need is a wet saw.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-16-2018, 06:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 438
Posted By Davy
Oh, ok. That will work as long as the field tiles...

Oh, ok. That will work as long as the field tiles are the size.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-15-2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 438
Posted By Davy
Maybe I don't understand but won't you still have...

Maybe I don't understand but won't you still have to cut the field tiles into the border tiles?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-15-2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,261
Posted By Davy
John, I have no idea. My prices are 3 times...

John, I have no idea. My prices are 3 times higher than some installers yet I've never been charged with fraud. You have to remember, all work isn't equal. One guy may install stone on your steps...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-15-2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 635
Posted By Davy
Fred, you'll get all kinds of opinions on grout....

Fred, you'll get all kinds of opinions on grout. We've used Polyblend for many years with very few problems and it's easy to use. They do have new lines of grout that give consistent shading. Some...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-15-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,261
Posted By Davy
John, you'll have to give us a link to the...

John, you'll have to give us a link to the precast concrete. Did you figure crane rental in your budget? Slabs will be heavy.

Stone prices are like anything else, they will vary depending on what...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-15-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 398
Posted By Davy
Yep, call the store and have someone come out and...

Yep, call the store and have someone come out and look at it. Ask them if those joints look normal.

Tell them that you don't remember seeing joints like that in their store displays.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-15-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 438
Posted By Davy
I usually cut half tiles to go against the...

I usually cut half tiles to go against the countertop. That way you can use both halves. When tiling into a corner, wrap the pattern onto the next wall. In other words, use the cut off pieces on the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-15-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,962
Posted By Davy
I'd use the thinset you're using to bond the...

I'd use the thinset you're using to bond the tiles.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-15-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 730
Posted By Davy
I'm smoking two briskets today in high heels....

I'm smoking two briskets today in high heels. :yeah: You're right, 42 inches is pretty tall.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-15-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 730
Posted By Davy
That's duct tape, Kevin. :D Can you use 2...

That's duct tape, Kevin. :D

Can you use 2 inch blocks?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-15-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 398
Posted By Davy
And they say we talk funny in the south. :D ...

And they say we talk funny in the south. :D

I have to agree with the others, Amy. Pressure him to fix it. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-15-2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 730
Posted By Davy
Looks like the floor inside the island is lower...

Looks like the floor inside the island is lower than the pavers. Not sure how you'll keep water from running in there. Especially if you don't have a roof over it and divert water away from it.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-15-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 438
Posted By Davy
The small area that has the sheetrock won't be a...

The small area that has the sheetrock won't be a problem. The thinset will bond well to it. Looks like the old thinset came off the Formica pretty well. In 40+ years, sticking tiles to Formica isn't...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-15-2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 730
Posted By Davy
Okay, so when you open the doors under your...

Okay, so when you open the doors under your grill, the floor is the pavers?

What is RCA?
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