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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 06:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 181
Posted By smifwal
Dan, sometimes adjusting the bar down will help...

Dan, sometimes adjusting the bar down will help you get a more consistent and deeper score. What tile did you use?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 181
Posted By smifwal
I only own sigmas so I can't speak to the other...

I only own sigmas so I can't speak to the other brands, but I'm completely happy with what I got. As Dan mentioned you sometimes get a gnarly edge in the body of the tile, if that happens I will run...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 246
Posted By smifwal
Very true and very frustrating. A brand new...

Very true and very frustrating. A brand new sponge helps though. I use the sponge that Ardex makes, they are more expensive than the ones from Homer barley, and they last way longer especially if you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-20-2019, 10:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 221
Posted By smifwal
Or lath and plaster

Or lath and plaster
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-20-2019, 10:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 221
Posted By smifwal
How about durock ( not hardi, or fiber rock),...

How about durock ( not hardi, or fiber rock), Ardex feather finish(for your seams) redgaurd, oil based paint
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-20-2019, 10:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 181
Posted By smifwal
If you have or have access to a snapper I would...

If you have or have access to a snapper I would use that for anything straight. I get the cleanest cut from my sigma most of the time depending on the tile
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-20-2019, 10:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 246
Posted By smifwal
Nope. it is built in and doesn't need it. Never...

Nope. it is built in and doesn't need it. Never had a problem. shower, backsplash,floor, wall no where. I will say polished tiles it is a pain in the... To clean off the haze but the good out weigh...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-20-2019, 08:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 246
Posted By smifwal
I use it on every job it is my go to

I use it on every job it is my go to
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-16-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 305
Posted By smifwal
Close enough is never really close enough...

Close enough is never really close enough...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-15-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 574
Posted By smifwal
I am going to guess that this area is wet, maybe...

I am going to guess that this area is wet, maybe spilled water and that appears to be about the color of hydro ban and I hope that your installer was wiping the floor down as he went to clean off all...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-13-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 220
Posted By smifwal
So you got some mud experience, Great you are...

So you got some mud experience, Great you are ahead of the game. Minimum thickness of a unbonded mud bed is 1 1/4 in. And you can do as mike suggested and nail up perimeter screeds and screed off of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-09-2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 676
Posted By smifwal
with a liquid membrane you have to do a divot...

with a liquid membrane you have to do a divot around the drain, so you are going to have to bust out around the drain and then you would have to create the divot resulting in a cold joint and when...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-09-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,391
Posted By smifwal
color matched caulking would be a option

color matched caulking would be a option
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-09-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 676
Posted By smifwal
You can buy a demo hammer for less than $100.00...

You can buy a demo hammer for less than $100.00 at harbor freight, have that panout in a hour or so. And you could rebuild that pan for less than $50 with deck mud. Swap the drain out and pick a...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-09-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 4,694
Views: 1,511,467
Posted By smifwal
Went to look at a house for carpet and this is...

Went to look at a house for carpet and this is the tile work that is going down
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-05-2019, 06:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 454
Posted By smifwal
It is cheap insurance to tear it out and start...

It is cheap insurance to tear it out and start over. You will be kicking yourself if something fails in the future as a result. But if it is solid then skim it with thinset and carry on
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-04-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 4,694
Views: 1,511,467
Posted By smifwal
Interesting...

Interesting...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-03-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 342
Posted By smifwal
Have you asked your installer what thinset he...

Have you asked your installer what thinset he plans to use?
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-31-2019, 09:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,040
Posted By smifwal
This is how they do'em round these parts with a...

This is how they do'em round these parts with a 1/2 a tube of silicone to hold the shower head in place. So I didn't get a picture of the silicone, I was in a bit of a hurry. It was a bundle. Travis...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-28-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 152
Posted By smifwal
Amazon, contractor's direct would be my best...

Amazon, contractor's direct would be my best guess. They are fast and easy but are pricey compared to a mud bed and dent easily. Also your floor must be flat and level for them to function properly.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-25-2019, 11:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,682
Posted By smifwal
By what you posted I thought the boss wanted a...

By what you posted I thought the boss wanted a curb. I concern with the shower guy was that he was going to drill in to your curb which is a no-no. That is why I was asking. I guess that a curb is no...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-25-2019, 09:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,682
Posted By smifwal
How does your shower door guy plan to attach his...

How does your shower door guy plan to attach his door to your curb? Curbless showers are so popular but no one ever takes in to account what happens if it floods as your wife did GOLD STAR for her...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-25-2019, 08:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 788
Posted By smifwal
I like to measure my thinset and water out in...

I like to measure my thinset and water out in paint measuring bucket then write down the ratio that I need to break the bags up in to a 1/4. Try mixing up a 1/4 rather than a 1/2 bag. Most of the...
Forum: The Mud Box 08-24-2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 8,633
Views: 1,352,818
Posted By smifwal
Camped out on the mirror of my feed truck

Camped out on the mirror of my feed truck
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-24-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 21,670
Views: 4,272,429
Posted By smifwal
I did this a while ago but don't think I ever...

I did this a while ago but don't think I ever posted it. It were a pain in the, well you know. I think there were 650 cuts in the back splash. I nipped off the bottoms of ever piece so that it was...
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