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Forum: Professionals' Hangout Yesterday, 06:21 PM
Replies: 22,015
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Posted By Davy
Nice work, Brian. :tup1:

Nice work, Brian. :tup1:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-13-2021, 05:25 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,673
Posted By Davy
I always tell the plumber ahead of time that my...

I always tell the plumber ahead of time that my walls will be 1 1/4 - 1 1/2 from the studs. They always find a way to make it work.

Knowing how to do mud work is good to have in your bag of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-13-2021, 05:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 225
Posted By Davy
What Cx and Jim said. Makes me wonder if the...

What Cx and Jim said. Makes me wonder if the metal edging is keeping moisture from escaping.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-13-2021, 04:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 135
Posted By Davy
Like Cx mentioned, there are products for...

Like Cx mentioned, there are products for patching and leveling but I have used LFT Versabond for this when it's 1/4 inch thick or less. Keep in mind that it's not going by the book but it does work....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-13-2021, 06:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 135
Posted By Davy
Don't know how you plan to do it but I wouldn't...

Don't know how you plan to do it but I wouldn't try to free hand the mud. Use a straight edge to pull the excess mud off while it's wet. Do a small section at a time.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-11-2021, 06:09 PM
Replies: 22,015
Views: 5,545,672
Posted By Davy
Nice job, Jon. I like it. :tup1:

Nice job, Jon. I like it. :tup1:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-10-2021, 06:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 154
Posted By Davy
Steve, we don't have enough information to make...

Steve, we don't have enough information to make that call. If there's a shower head above the valve then it could be leaking in the line going to it. If that's the case it would only leak when the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-10-2021, 10:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 61
Posted By Davy
Is this wall in a shower or just a bathroom wall?...

Is this wall in a shower or just a bathroom wall? If it's not in the shower, you might look into modular art panels.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-10-2021, 10:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 154
Posted By Davy
Hi Steve, welcome back. Of course we have a few...

Hi Steve, welcome back. Of course we have a few questions before hopefully being able to answer your questions. When you say concrete walls and floor, do you mean a poured concrete or do you mean it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-10-2021, 10:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 189
Posted By Davy
When you lift the tiles, check to see how well...

When you lift the tiles, check to see how well the original installer cleaned the slab. Many times we see paint overspray on the slab. Thinset mortar doesn't bond very well to enamel paint on a slab....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-10-2021, 09:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 145
Posted By Davy
Over the years I've seen several floors with this...

Over the years I've seen several floors with this same problem. The homeowner would ask me to repair the grout just to have it crack out again in a few months. Eventually I replaced most of these...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-10-2021, 12:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 304
Posted By Davy
Like Jeff, I remember hearing about guys doing...

Like Jeff, I remember hearing about guys doing this in the early 80's before we knew what anti-fracture membranes were. On slabs that had cracks, Some guys were also putting down tar paper with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-10-2021, 12:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 145
Posted By Davy
After you follow Cx's instructions and add more...

After you follow Cx's instructions and add more grout, let it firm up in the joint a little. Might take 10-20 minutes, then wash it with your sponge wringing out all the water that you can.

Most...
Forum: The Mud Box 10-09-2021, 06:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 229
Posted By Davy
Good to hear from you, Joe. :wave:

Good to hear from you, Joe. :wave:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-09-2021, 12:47 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,343
Posted By Davy
The tile curb should be sloped toward the drain...

The tile curb should be sloped toward the drain so it's possible the sweep may slightly drag the curb on the outside edge but not touch the curb when the door is closed. Even if there's a slight gap...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-09-2021, 08:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 134
Posted By Davy
Hi Gerry, welcome back.:wave: I would want a...

Hi Gerry, welcome back.:wave:

I would want a concrete foundation, myself. Concrete is pretty cheap.

I would be concerned about the logs twisting and turning behind the tiles. What's wrong with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-09-2021, 01:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 126
Posted By Davy
When you get it polished, you'll likely see a...

When you get it polished, you'll likely see a dent in the reflection. You have to do a bigger area than just where the etched area was. And, the area will probably need to get larger with each grit....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-08-2021, 07:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 270
Posted By Davy
I usually run my 1/3rd pattern like your last...

I usually run my 1/3rd pattern like your last post shows, not crazy about the pattern in your first post.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-08-2021, 07:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 358
Posted By Davy
Brian, if you use CBU on the outside of the curb,...

Brian, if you use CBU on the outside of the curb, aren't you forced to nail the lath on the top? I guess along the outside edge wouldn't be so bad.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-03-2021, 06:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 860
Posted By Davy
Kinda what I thought but thought I'd ask. I...

Kinda what I thought but thought I'd ask. I usually aim for 3/16 pitch on my curbs and like Jim said, it's not going to throw the sides off much. As soon as I get the curb and jamb tiled, I call for...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-02-2021, 11:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 860
Posted By Davy
I think I'd want both waterproof surfaces to be...

I think I'd want both waterproof surfaces to be sloped toward the drain. I agree about wrapping the curb in lath and mudding it. If the overlay is rigid then it'll be hard to pitch the top without...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-02-2021, 09:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 860
Posted By Davy
So, making a pitch is done how? By tilting it? Or...

So, making a pitch is done how? By tilting it? Or is there enough flex in the foam to force it to slope?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-02-2021, 09:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 290
Posted By Davy
Rocky, Pro-lite is going to be hard to beat. It...

Rocky, Pro-lite is going to be hard to beat. It bonds well and is non sag. What about it do you not like?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-02-2021, 09:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 860
Posted By Davy
Are the overlay curbs made with a pitch?

Are the overlay curbs made with a pitch?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-02-2021, 09:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,331
Posted By Davy
Seems like niches are wanted in every shower...

Seems like niches are wanted in every shower these days, sometimes two or three. 12 inch tall niches are too small for most folks but sometimes we install them that small. The sides of the niche is...
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