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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 346
Posted By Davy
I use different lengths of lattice sticks like...

I use different lengths of lattice sticks like John. And as Kevin mentioned, it's important to keep the lattice (or whatever you use) pointed towards the drain at all times as you cut the mud....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 08:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 696
Posted By Davy
Yep, what the others said. There's no doubt that...

Yep, what the others said. There's no doubt that moisture will find it's way to the pan liner. Adding pitch to the top 2x4 helps to keep the moisture running towards the shower and not to the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-23-2022, 04:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 696
Posted By Davy
It's fun to be a detective and try to figure out...

It's fun to be a detective and try to figure out where and why it's leaking but we usually don't spend much time doing that. The tiles on top of the curb are also cracked along with cracked grout....
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-20-2022, 04:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 268
Posted By Davy
Welcome back, Dan. :tup1:

Welcome back, Dan. :tup1:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-19-2022, 05:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,184
Posted By Davy
I mix my wall mud (fat mud) 4 sand to 1 portland...

I mix my wall mud (fat mud) 4 sand to 1 portland cement and 1 Lime. I wouldn't try to butter out each tile that thick. I would, apply a scratch coat and let it set. Then apply the smooth finish mud...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-17-2022, 03:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 227
Posted By Davy
I agree, installing Kerdi over dimensional lumber...

I agree, installing Kerdi over dimensional lumber is likely the problem.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-17-2022, 08:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 294
Posted By Davy
For small batches, I use a paint mixer that goes...

For small batches, I use a paint mixer that goes in a drill and a small bucket.
Forum: The Mud Box 09-17-2022, 08:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 162
Posted By Davy
We went thru one in So. Cal back in 69. It...

We went thru one in So. Cal back in 69. It happened at 6 am and I do remember the rumble and all the things falling off the shelves in my bedroom. My uncle lived near where it was centered and he...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-16-2022, 04:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 150
Posted By Davy
John, the light colored mortar just under the...

John, the light colored mortar just under the tiles is thinset. Chip or grind that away down to the gray mud. The voids in the mud can be patched in using fresh wall mud with a skim coat of high...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-16-2022, 04:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By Davy
Bobby, I wouldn't worry about the "non sag"...

Bobby, I wouldn't worry about the "non sag" claim. Some thinsets are pretty good at holding tiles in place but I would still plan to use wedges or spacers on the walls. Throw that out and you have a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-16-2022, 04:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 308
Posted By Davy
That's probably a good idea, Jim. I live in Texas...

That's probably a good idea, Jim. I live in Texas and we try to cool our floors most of the year. Plus, I was wrong once. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-16-2022, 04:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 294
Posted By Davy
I used that once, had no problems. The only...

I used that once, had no problems. The only downside I remember was the price.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-15-2022, 04:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 308
Posted By Davy
Same here. I'd never use CBU over a concrete...

Same here. I'd never use CBU over a concrete slab. We usually grind the slab down to raw concrete, vacuum and mop it clean. Then use an anti-fracture membrane over it like Mapei's Auqa Defense,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-15-2022, 04:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 294
Posted By Davy
Mastic works well over paint but if you question...

Mastic works well over paint but if you question it, stick a sample piece and let it dry, then pry it off to check the bond. You can use a primer like Mapei's Eco Prim Grip but I believe they like...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-12-2022, 06:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 161
Posted By Davy
I like to run the sheets of tile thru the saw on...

I like to run the sheets of tile thru the saw on a 45. If any tiles need to be added, I like to install them as I go.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-07-2022, 08:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 266
Posted By Davy
Nice job, Ben.:tup1:

Nice job, Ben.:tup1:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-07-2022, 09:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 696
Posted By Davy
I agree with the others. The front of the curb...

I agree with the others. The front of the curb looks to be bulging and I think that's where you're showing the cracked tile. The curb is usually the first place a shower will leak because they're...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-01-2022, 12:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 703
Posted By Davy
I think that's there to keep water from getting...

I think that's there to keep water from getting trapped there. I'd leave it open. I'd like it even better if each wall had a few of them.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-31-2022, 04:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 973
Posted By Davy
Yes, make small batches. Let us know how it goes.

Yes, make small batches. Let us know how it goes.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-27-2022, 06:21 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 872
Posted By Davy
I build my seats the same way but the liner...

I build my seats the same way but the liner behind the seat is a separate piece. Having it in one piece is even better but you have to deal with the long folds. I glue the overlap.
A 4x8 flashing...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-26-2022, 02:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 275
Posted By Davy
Yes, we cut it with a grinder. A shop vac hose...

Yes, we cut it with a grinder. A shop vac hose next to the blade catches most of the dust.

This house had 4 showers that we had to do this to. Brand new showers we had just tiled. The homeowner...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 08-25-2022, 03:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 240
Posted By Davy
Ask them if it was premixed thinset.

Ask them if it was premixed thinset.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-25-2022, 03:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 219
Posted By Davy
I would use thinset, myself. I wouldn't use...

I would use thinset, myself. I wouldn't use anything that has oils. It might or might not bleed thru.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-25-2022, 03:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 275
Posted By Davy
Here's another one. Both only shows the scratch...

Here's another one. Both only shows the scratch coat. The following day I mudded the area flat with the surrounding mud.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-25-2022, 03:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 275
Posted By Davy
Here's a picture of patching in around a valve.

Here's a picture of patching in around a valve.
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