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Forum: Professionals' Hangout Today, 08:36 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By smifwal
Being a part of this forum has stepped my tile...

Being a part of this forum has stepped my tile game up 1000%. I learned from guys that learned from someone else and so on, and somewhere in the passing down of knowledge and new products coming out...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:00 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 4,102
Posted By smifwal
:corn:

:corn:
Forum: Professionals' Hangout Yesterday, 08:56 PM
Replies: 21,707
Views: 4,344,682
Posted By smifwal
When you got the choice between hauling stuff out...

When you got the choice between hauling stuff out over and over or you got big equipment on site anyway that you can dig a big hole, that hole looks better and better from a profit perspective. My...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-03-2019, 10:27 PM
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Posted By smifwal
I was going to post but then thought nah, but...

I was going to post but then thought nah, but Jerry put his pool in there and as beautiful as his work was I knew I would never compete with that so I thought the opposite would be good for a laugh....
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-03-2019, 08:25 PM
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Views: 4,344,682
Posted By smifwal
It is definitely not as hard on your body as tile...

It is definitely not as hard on your body as tile work, and it goes faster too, but the tools are way more expensive. I was shocked when I got the call and they said they wanted to fill in their...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-03-2019, 05:29 PM
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Posted By smifwal
Jerry I did some pool work the other day, but it...

Jerry I did some pool work the other day, but it didn't require the attention to detail that you had on your pool job. Still need to get some fill dirt.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-30-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 732
Posted By smifwal
thanks for the clarification Jim.

thanks for the clarification Jim.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-30-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 732
Posted By smifwal
The picture of the $29.00 looked like than half...

The picture of the $29.00 looked like than half of it is smooth, in that case I feel like the only thing holding the 2 plywoods together would be the head of the screw. This is what I use
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-30-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 4,446
Posted By smifwal
I would say you can do it. It is just like doing...

I would say you can do it. It is just like doing one side of a inside corner. Only different is that the mud if thicker to start
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-29-2019, 10:05 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 4,446
Posted By smifwal
Either your tub or your ceiling is out. Have you...

Either your tub or your ceiling is out. Have you put a level on both? ( I didn't read the whole thread) You could "un do" your ceiling and shim it down so you have the same distance between the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-29-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 732
Posted By smifwal
Very interesting Jim you mean the the top panel...

Very interesting Jim you mean the the top panel pushing up off the panel below?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-29-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 732
Posted By smifwal
I personally don't like the $29 ones the they...

I personally don't like the $29 ones the they don't have enough thread. No matter what the screw is doing I want it to have threads nearly to the top. I have used both #7 (bought by mistake)and #8. I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-28-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 762
Posted By smifwal
I love tools and gadgets and telling everyone...

I love tools and gadgets and telling everyone that there is something out there that can make your life easier
Forum: The Mud Box 11-28-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 196
Posted By smifwal
Happy Thanksgiving to all Made these beautiful...

Happy Thanksgiving to all
Made these beautiful things from scratch this morning


Speaking on tools needing a home
...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-26-2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 21,707
Views: 4,344,682
Posted By smifwal
I feel like my attention to detail and patients...

I feel like my attention to detail and patients has greatly increased over the last few years but I am defiantly not to your level Jerry . Awesome job! My hats off to you.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-26-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 762
Posted By smifwal
I use this thing when soldering in tight places,...

I use this thing when soldering in tight places, works great!
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-25-2019, 08:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 674
Posted By smifwal
Just get this email

Just get this email
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-25-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 480
Posted By smifwal
From the data sheet Wood subfloors...

From the data sheet


Wood subfloors require priming with ARDEX P 51 at full
strength (do not dilute). Thickness of Installation
Install at a minimum thickness of 1/8’’ (3 mm) over the
highest...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-25-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 762
Posted By smifwal
You might check with you local codes department,...

You might check with you local codes department, round these parts PEX is not approved for direct burial. Though I have used it on a couple of repairs for family ( I didn't know better and yes PEX...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-24-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 671
Posted By smifwal
I don't like that part either. I to take...

I don't like that part either. I to take something out every time I go out to the trailer. As for the wet saw, it comes out as little as possible, but it is on wheels so if I have a bunch of "L" or...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-24-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 859
Posted By smifwal
I tamp with a wood float and then carve. When I...

I tamp with a wood float and then carve. When I am I done I slick it with a steel trowel
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-24-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 671
Posted By smifwal
I got a buddy of mine that I have talked in to...

I got a buddy of mine that I have talked in to buying few things over the years, mostly because he kept borrowing mine and I finally had to tell him I think it is time you got your own. I am...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-23-2019, 09:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 671
Posted By smifwal
Cause they are pricey, Roberts makes on that is a...

Cause they are pricey, Roberts makes on that is a little more pocket book friendly. Like most of the cool tools I got, I used as a apprentice. Like the air sled it is a must have
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-23-2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 671
Posted By smifwal
Mine is at least 20 years old. While we are on...

Mine is at least 20 years old. While we are on the subject of cutting jambs, I am sure everyone has experienced this one,you start to cut and you are expecting that sweet aroma of fresh cut wood and...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-23-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 671
Posted By smifwal
mine gets stuck open sometimes. There is a safety...

mine gets stuck open sometimes. There is a safety but on the side like on a sawzall so you can't pull the trigger without pushing it. Maybe they think that is enough for you to keep your fingers out...
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