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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 04:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 30
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Michael, :) I'm a mud man who goes back a...

Hi Michael, :)

I'm a mud man who goes back a ways, and I learned from older brothers who want back a long way before I came on the scene. We always tiled the walls before floating in and tiling...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 04:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 44
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Al, :) When I built my house in the Texas...

Hi Al, :)

When I built my house in the Texas hills a few years ago I planned zero carpeted areas. There are only two flooring products, tile and laminate flooring. I really like laminate, and if...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 03:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 181
Posted By John Bridge
64 feet. That's not a boat; it's a ship. :D

64 feet. That's not a boat; it's a ship. :D
Forum: Professionals' Hangout Today, 03:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 25
Posted By John Bridge
Mike, Tell me what the hell that thing is...

Mike,

Tell me what the hell that thing is actually doing, will ya? :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 181
Posted By John Bridge
I Shannon, :) Don't know a lot about tiling...

I Shannon, :)

Don't know a lot about tiling showers on boats, but in the old days mud would have been the way to go. I have no faith in tile over fiberglass showers.

What type of "yacht" are we...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 106
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Frank, :) I would space the tiles ever so...

Hi Frank, :)

I would space the tiles ever so slightly to allow the grout to reach all the way to the substrate.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Rick, :) Throw speed set away. Is...

Hi Rick, :)

Throw speed set away.

Is the tub surround used as a shower frequently or only occasionally?
Forum: Professionals' Hangout Yesterday, 09:25 AM
Replies: 21,829
Views: 4,814,826
Posted By John Bridge
My old go-to on porcelain edges is enamel paint....

My old go-to on porcelain edges is enamel paint. Guess that wouldn't work in a pool, though. ;)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-02-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 1,623
Views: 310,771
Posted By John Bridge
The thickness of marble, and other stone tiles,...

The thickness of marble, and other stone tiles, is not constant. I haven't talked to Mick and Ernie in a while. I wonder if that's what they might have considered. :)
Forum: The Mud Box 12-02-2020, 10:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 129
Posted By John Bridge
Well, as many of us know, our sponsor, Mapei, a...

Well, as many of us know, our sponsor, Mapei, a world-wide company, was born in Italy. :)
Forum: The Mud Box 11-27-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 150
Posted By John Bridge
Janie and I had a Thanksgiving chicken. A turkey...

Janie and I had a Thanksgiving chicken. A turkey is way too big for just two people. For the past few years I've had Thanksgiving here with my five boys and their families. I miss that.

P.S. I ate...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-26-2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 561
Posted By John Bridge
The great tile Buddha (Gobis) has spoken for me...

The great tile Buddha (Gobis) has spoken for me as well. I suspect the installer either doesn't know what he's doing or knows what should be done and is not doing it. ;)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-26-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 191
Posted By John Bridge
Hi all, :) I'm not sure the nature (wood or...

Hi all, :)

I'm not sure the nature (wood or concrete) of the subfloor was ever determined here. If by chance it is concrete, a wood curb should not be used. It should instead be made from bricks...
Forum: The Mud Box 11-26-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 2,585
Views: 383,743
Posted By John Bridge
Sour Grapes?

I went through carpenter apprenticeship school way back in the day, and for a while I was a production house framer and, later, a custom home framer. There is a difference between the two. These guys...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-24-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 306
Posted By John Bridge
Welcome aboard, Jake. ;) Maybe back out of...

Welcome aboard, Jake. ;)

Maybe back out of the room a little and give us a shot of the entire tub area.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-24-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 365
Posted By John Bridge
Well, I guess everyone, including me, has their...

Well, I guess everyone, including me, has their own way of doing Saltillo. I haven't done it for at least 20 years. We used to always hose the tiles and drain them in the driveway before...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-20-2020, 06:30 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 82,308
Posted By John Bridge
I'm pretty sure the drain body is covered by the...

I'm pretty sure the drain body is covered by the patent, not the grates which were third party.
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 11-16-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 239
Posted By John Bridge
Hate to argue with old Fred, but mixing vinegar...

Hate to argue with old Fred, but mixing vinegar (acid) and baking soda (alkaline) together doesn't seem right to me. One negates the other. I think I would follow the vinegar treatment with the...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-16-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 803
Posted By John Bridge
From what I can tell, I like everything I've seen...

From what I can tell, I like everything I've seen here (apart from the safety violations). Had I known about stuff like that back in my setting days I would have had it. Pretty neat. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-09-2020, 04:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 757
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Mark, :) Liquid waterproofers are faster,...

Hi Mark, :)

Liquid waterproofers are faster, and since there are no overlaps, there's little if any build-up in the corners. Sheet membranes allow the satisfaction of knowing you have proper...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-22-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 463
Posted By John Bridge
I know you said the tiles are all from the same...

I know you said the tiles are all from the same lot, but it looks to me that they are not the same shade. There are usually two factors listed on the packaging: shade number and calibration. It's...
Forum: The Mud Box 10-22-2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 336
Posted By John Bridge
It's my opinion that anyone who doesn't already...

It's my opinion that anyone who doesn't already know that is not a craftsman (craftswoman) or a tile setter. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-18-2020, 07:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 770
Posted By John Bridge
I second that. Tear it out and start from...

I second that. Tear it out and start from scratch. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-16-2020, 07:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 148
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Bel, :) Looks like you've got room to...

Hi Bel, :)

Looks like you've got room to re-locate the drain pipe before you fill the space. Use deck mud to refill it. Here's a short article:

https://www.johnbridge.com/how-to/deck-mud/
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-13-2020, 06:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 686
Posted By John Bridge
Lightly scratch the surface of a dark spot with...

Lightly scratch the surface of a dark spot with an old screwdriver or something, and see what's just under the surface. If it's lighter you can try white vinegar and water mixed 50/50. Rinse well...
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