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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 05:03 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Davy
The niches can be added at the last minute, after...

The niches can be added at the last minute, after the tiles have been started on the back wall. Then you can move them up or down to fit better in the tile layout.

What looks odd to me in #3 is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 03:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 109
Posted By Davy
Hi Rob. Do you own a Dremel? Home Depot has...

Hi Rob. Do you own a Dremel? Home Depot has diamond grout bits to fit it that works well. I believe they have a 1/16 and 1/8 bits. If you go that direction, take it slow and easy to avoid letting the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 02:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 45
Posted By Davy
You probably need to provide more info about the...

You probably need to provide more info about the deck. Is this deck covered or is it out in the open? What is the deck made of now? If it's in the open, does it have slope to the outside?

There's...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 02:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 247
Posted By Davy
Versabond is a lightly modified thinset which...

Versabond is a lightly modified thinset which would void Schluter's warranty. I'd still use the Versabond though.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 02:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 49
Posted By Davy
I probably wouldn't fool with it unless I didn't...

I probably wouldn't fool with it unless I didn't have anything better to do. Is this residential?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 02:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 46
Posted By Davy
Same as Jeff, either one or two. I don't like the...

Same as Jeff, either one or two. I don't like the small sliver above the tub. I'd start the layout (full tiles) there and have cuts at the floor and ceiling.

Of course running bond (broken joint)...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 11:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 247
Posted By Davy
I think I'm seeing the same thing as Kent.

I think I'm seeing the same thing as Kent.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 11:24 AM
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Views: 37
Posted By Davy
Your slab has a thick beam around the perimeter....

Your slab has a thick beam around the perimeter. I avoid busting into this beam any more than I have to. I wouldn't want a linear drain at the outside perimeter of the slab (outside wall) because...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing Today, 10:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 49
Posted By Davy
Hi Kristie, welcome. No, that's a topical sealer....

Hi Kristie, welcome. No, that's a topical sealer. That's not what you want. I would take it back and get the Miracle 511. I like using a paint pad to apply the sealer. Have plenty rags handy, you...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout Yesterday, 05:48 PM
Replies: 2,967
Views: 588,027
Posted By Davy
You wouldn't be comparing apples to apples so...

You wouldn't be comparing apples to apples so it's not worth comparing. I wouldn't get in a hurry, it is worth taking a little extra time to get the mud walls flat before you walk away from it. It's...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 04:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 138
Posted By Davy
I would get help making the mud and carrying it...

I would get help making the mud and carrying it in. Make small enough batches that can be used within an hour.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout Yesterday, 04:15 PM
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Posted By Davy
I always make my wire overlap over a stud. That...

I always make my wire overlap over a stud. That way I don't have any ends sticking out.

Like anything else, you'll get faster the more times you do it.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 01:42 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,189
Posted By Davy
Home Depot can order Prism for you, don't know...

Home Depot can order Prism for you, don't know how long that would take. Lowes won't have it. I would go ahead and try the Polyblend, Linen usually works good. Just don't mix it runny and let it firm...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout Yesterday, 01:33 PM
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Posted By Davy
It's hard to say exactly what you've got there...

It's hard to say exactly what you've got there but as long as the overall plane of the walls is good then you can make it work. If you don't have one, I'd get a rub stone or rub brick for your...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout Yesterday, 08:20 AM
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Posted By Davy
What's the price ? It's right at 7 bucks a bag in...

What's the price ? It's right at 7 bucks a bag in my area.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-13-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By Davy
Hi Bill. So I assume this mosaic is a mix of...

Hi Bill. So I assume this mosaic is a mix of glass tiles and slate. I'm wondering if the slate tiles bonded okay? Regardless of what Schluter says, I would have used a modified thinset for the mosaic...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-13-2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 300
Posted By Davy
One cold morning I went by and bought some epoxy...

One cold morning I went by and bought some epoxy grout. When we got to the job we started grouting with it. The cold grout will set slower but I noticed that the grout set on the face of the tiles...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-13-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,189
Posted By Davy
I've never used the Simple grout so I can't help...

I've never used the Simple grout so I can't help on that.

For your cement based grouts you would have to look on the bag and figure out the ratio. Very few pros measure the water and grout before...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-12-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 2,967
Views: 588,027
Posted By Davy
I still have a couple of the old fashioned snips...

I still have a couple of the old fashioned snips but they aren't very sharp anymore. :)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-11-2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 2,967
Views: 588,027
Posted By Davy
John is talking about the steel snips. I remember...

John is talking about the steel snips. I remember using the same type and they do work better for creasing than a hammer head. The snips I use these days are aluminum that have the steel replacement...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-10-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 243
Posted By Davy
Hi Misty, welcome. You said the floor is new....

Hi Misty, welcome. You said the floor is new. What kind of problems were you having with the floor? Loose grout, cracked tiles?

Safe to say he's been doing it wrong for 20 years.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-09-2018, 08:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 820
Posted By Davy
Yeah, if you're gonna have to hang an inch of mud...

Yeah, if you're gonna have to hang an inch of mud then you don't want to wet the scratch very much.

Any time you need to hang the mud extra thick, go ahead and apply mud in that area first, about...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-09-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 600
Posted By Davy
I think herringbone would look better than basket...

I think herringbone would look better than basket weave. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-09-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 820
Posted By Davy
Cement will absorb water, depends on how hard and...

Cement will absorb water, depends on how hard and dense it is and usually wall mud is pretty hard. Most mud guys that have several showers in a house will have a sand pile and will mix their own. So...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-09-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,317
Posted By Davy
The slab is recessed in the shower area.

The slab is recessed in the shower area.
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