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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-15-2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 49
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Posted By Topspin
Yeah, I knew that but it looks like a puck so I...

Yeah, I knew that but it looks like a puck so I used it. Figured only a tile guy would notice something that technically incorrect.


Home Depot has some of those 12“ x 12“ or 12 x 6“ paving...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-15-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 632
Posted By Topspin
Pucks. :ducttape:

Pucks. :ducttape:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-14-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 632
Posted By Topspin
Get a bunch of these. :stick:

Get a bunch of these. :stick:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-14-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 632
Posted By Topspin
Something hard, Won’t absorb water, can handle...

Something hard, Won’t absorb water, can handle the weather no matter how cold, easy to slip under without too much lifting, Hmmm?
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-14-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 632
Posted By Topspin
I would be a fan of having some airflow...

I would be a fan of having some airflow underneath there. Also maybe there is some type of non-absorbent, non-compressible, all weather pucks you could put under load points which would raise it up...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-14-2018, 04:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 632
Posted By Topspin
Ralph, One other thing to note in regards to some...

Ralph, One other thing to note in regards to some of your responses you’re getting. Take a look at the number of posts some of these Pro’s have. I am a neophyte compared to the two above who know of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-14-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 632
Posted By Topspin
If you are not committed to going one way or the...

If you are not committed to going one way or the other at this moment, take a look at the following video to give you both ways of going. I chose to start my process at 5 minutes 30 seconds into the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-14-2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 632
Posted By Topspin
Hi Ralph, not to dissuade you from what others...

Hi Ralph, not to dissuade you from what others have said above, I am just looking for their input on why not use today’s most modern materials instead of the old method. Prolite is by Custom Building...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-14-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 632
Posted By Topspin
OK, I guess I am not one for getting back to the...

OK, I guess I am not one for getting back to the basics and working with self-made mud. Why not just use a good quality medium bed mortar like Prolite which will stick to the board perfectly and hold...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-08-2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 736
Posted By Topspin
If all we saw was your newest pictures it would...

If all we saw was your newest pictures it would have made the project not look half bad. If it were white grout you probably wouldn’t notice any of it. Yes a few tiles look like they could be...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-23-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 21,564
Views: 3,892,807
Posted By Topspin
Nice work Brian. Those are fairly nice & easy,...

Nice work Brian. Those are fairly nice & easy, just as long as the customer doesn’t ask you later to come back and grout it. :eek:
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-18-2018, 11:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,003
Posted By Topspin
Maybe, but when I contacted technical support at...

Maybe, but when I contacted technical support at JM, they said they are still working on a deal to have these screws made and distributed. Actually looked exactly like this screws from another...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-18-2018, 10:58 PM
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Posted By Topspin
Like Paul said - I use mine mostly floor to...

Like Paul said - I use mine mostly floor to ceiling mounted to hold my magnetic PLS laser for Layout lines. Also use two or more for plastic sheet wall dust protection. Have held up cabs as well.
...
Forum: The Mud Box 06-14-2018, 11:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,700
Posted By Topspin
$220,000 for bare undeveloped land in our little...

$220,000 for bare undeveloped land in our little village gets you maybe 1/2 acre. Our lot is 10,000 sq ft +/- value per tax is $235k or nearly $1.2 mil per acre developed. 5 houses per acre for me....
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-09-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,651
Posted By Topspin
Like everything else, what we really need is one...

Like everything else, what we really need is one of them thar offishal tests to be done on the method like this. Doubt they do a Robinson type test on mud beds, but someone ought to be able to tell...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-07-2018, 10:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,651
Posted By Topspin
Ok. Now tell me this. Not so much lately, but in...

Ok. Now tell me this. Not so much lately, but in the past I would pack my mud bed for a shower like a madman. Working and packing and pounding like crazy. Of course it was totally mixed with my...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-07-2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,187
Posted By Topspin
I could re-surface that ceiling for about $40 in...

I could re-surface that ceiling for about $40 in materials in about three days time. Would look perfect. A really good drywall guy could do that in a day to a day and a half.

If you really want...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-05-2018, 11:16 PM
Replies: 4,586
Views: 1,382,969
Posted By Topspin
And experience. But you already knew that. Thanks...

And experience. But you already knew that. Thanks for posting. Braver than me. I keep my first tile jobs under lock and key. :D
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-05-2018, 11:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,187
Posted By Topspin
On the ceiling issue - Put a level on his top...

On the ceiling issue - Put a level on his top full,wall to wall grout line. If it is level then he has done his job as a tile man.

What you then need is a Carpenter and drywall man.

On the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-02-2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,022
Posted By Topspin
Just - no. One reason for grout space is to...

Just - no.

One reason for grout space is to take up the differentiation in any tiles that are too big, to small, warped or bent in any way. By stacking them on top of each other there is no way...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-30-2018, 10:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,225
Posted By Topspin
1/16" Cardboard shims for the low spots, power...

1/16" Cardboard shims for the low spots, power planer for the high spots.

Just like you- true the left side stud of the wall and the right side stud. Then use a straight edge to make the studs in...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-30-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,225
Posted By Topspin
Just put in a foam tray yesterday. Took about 15...

Just put in a foam tray yesterday. Took about 15 minutes to place and set drain. Covered it with Kerdi in about another 30 minutes, cleaned up and ready for tile. I think the tray weighed about 1...
Forum: The Mud Box 05-30-2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,053
Posted By Topspin
Coffee. Now that something Seattle knows all...

Coffee. Now that something Seattle knows all about. And a subject which I know nothing about having never tasted coffee in my life. My wife drinks enough for both of us so we’ve got that covered. She...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-29-2018, 12:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,225
Posted By Topspin
So Jim, are you going to that training in Webster...

So Jim, are you going to that training in Webster Texas next month? 105 degrees in Waco this week. H O T
Forum: The Mud Box 05-27-2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,700
Posted By Topspin
More good info. Thanks. Like most good tile guys...

More good info. Thanks. Like most good tile guys (I strive to be one), I research things not quite to death, but close to. Got all you can read on the Internet, all of y’all‘s good input, dipping my...
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