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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-19-2003, 08:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,514
Posted By Vader,Darth
Adding it after it's already dried may be a bad...

Adding it after it's already dried may be a bad idea. First, the two colors are NEVER going to match although they are the same name. This will cause light and dark shading over your project.

I've...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-19-2003, 07:07 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,188
Posted By Vader,Darth
Cool Sounds like fun. When you guys talk about...

Sounds like fun.

When you guys talk about making little peaks and valleys, I assume I'll be making waves about the same size as a trowel with thinset would? This seems very much like working with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-18-2003, 09:13 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,188
Posted By Vader,Darth
Wet Setting- 1st attempt

I've made a few mud floors before, but never tried to wet set. I've never been comfortable enough to try it, but a time constraint and because the job is only in front of a fireplace and not a high...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-17-2003, 07:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,513
Posted By Vader,Darth
Thanks guys. I think Todd has the most solid...

Thanks guys. I think Todd has the most solid example of the proper way to deal with pricing for friends, so I'll start there.

As for starting my own business, I only do 1-2 jobs a month (which is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-16-2003, 09:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,513
Posted By Vader,Darth
Advice on charging friends for work...

I keep cutting my legs off on jobs that I do for people.

I have a full time job as a cop, and about 5 solid years of experience with tile (it paid my way through college.)

Problem I have is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-06-2003, 07:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,505
Posted By Vader,Darth
I think it's making a mountain of a problem out...

I think it's making a mountain of a problem out of nothing.

I'm sure it will look great when it's grouted, so why worry about it?

As long as it doesn't leak, don't waste the tile guy's time...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-29-2003, 06:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,212
Posted By Vader,Darth
Now how to fix it? Scratching the surface...

Now how to fix it?

Scratching the surface lead to the same incorrect color underneath.

I noticed that if I scratched the surface, put unmixed grout on, and scrubbed it with a wet sponge, SOME...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-29-2003, 06:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,212
Posted By Vader,Darth
The part that came out mostly correct was in a...

The part that came out mostly correct was in a laundry room furthest away from any heat source. Once you got out into the hallway, the discoloring began. Once you got into the kitchen, the game was...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-29-2003, 03:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,212
Posted By Vader,Darth
You think that running a kerosene 'jet engine'...

You think that running a kerosene 'jet engine' heater in an adjoining room would cause that problem? That thing puts out 45k BTU I think.

The heat itself is not hooked up in the house.

And...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-29-2003, 03:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,709
Posted By Vader,Darth
Ok thanks.

Ok thanks.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-29-2003, 10:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,212
Posted By Vader,Darth
Just to clarify- -the water I used to wash the...

Just to clarify-
-the water I used to wash the floor was changed many times
-clean water used in the mixes
-each mix was nearly the same consistency
-the thinset I used was white, but any joints...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-29-2003, 10:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,212
Posted By Vader,Darth
Huge grout problem

I've grouted hundreds of jobs and never quite had anything like this happen.

It seems that the grout lost nearly ALL of its pigment after it dried.

I was using a typical grout color - haystack...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-29-2003, 05:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,709
Posted By Vader,Darth
New Jersey.

New Jersey.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-28-2003, 09:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,709
Posted By Vader,Darth
Prices?!?

What would be the going rate for a 25 square foot granite job in a foyer?

Subfloor is cement, very little prep needed. There are only two 'L' cuts needed, the rest is full tile.

Home depot...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-12-2003, 08:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,659
Posted By Vader,Darth
They get slippery if you get any oil or anything...

They get slippery if you get any oil or anything on em though.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-08-2003, 04:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,756
Posted By Vader,Darth
RE: Weep Holes Should the mud come up to the...

RE: Weep Holes

Should the mud come up to the drain itself, or be backed off enough that the weep holes are open?

What I did was mud right up to the drain, then take a pencil and poke through...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-06-2003, 06:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,756
Posted By Vader,Darth
Thanks. It'll be buried then. I'm not worried...

Thanks.
It'll be buried then. I'm not worried about moisture pick up, after all, this stuff is made mostly of fiberglass particles and won't rot.

I've seen a piece of this a tile co. has had in a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-05-2003, 07:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,756
Posted By Vader,Darth
Shower walls/Durock

I'm prepping the shower stall, and haven't put in the mud floor yet.
Should the durock hit the bottom of the lead pan, or should I leave it an inch higher than the floor and mud up to it?
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