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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-09-2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Pabs
nahh, like I said, drywall will be much easier to...

nahh, like I said, drywall will be much easier to handle than ply would... so, since it seems to be fine I will do it that way

thanks for the prompt advice !
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-09-2012, 10:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,797
Posted By Pabs
hehe...thanks CX...doesn't take much to throw off...

hehe...thanks CX...doesn't take much to throw off a search engine..
might stick to drywall then...easier to work with!

just curious, why can't you use plywood for this kind of application?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-09-2012, 09:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,797
Posted By Pabs
proper substrate for kitchen back-splash

Hi all,

my next tile job will be the kitchen back-splash

what is the best substrate to use? cement board?
removing the drywall to install cement is no biggie, already have half gone anyway, ...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 12-22-2011, 01:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,194
Posted By Pabs
did...then you can't see the dent :) need a...

did...then you can't see the dent :)
need a better camera...maybe Santa will bring a nice SLR! :)
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 12-22-2011, 07:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,194
Posted By Pabs
tried taking a pic but it was impossible with the...

tried taking a pic but it was impossible with the glare...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 12-21-2011, 08:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,194
Posted By Pabs
hey doitright....yeah I'll take a pic and post...

hey doitright....yeah I'll take a pic and post...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 12-20-2011, 07:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,194
Posted By Pabs
chip in marble top

hey all

what is the easiest way to repair a small chip in a marble counter top?
top is white carrera marble top .. white with some greyish swirls in it

I dropped my drill on it and it made a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-22-2011, 06:42 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,426
Posted By Pabs
might be part of my problem...when I have used in...

might be part of my problem...when I have used in the past I would not say I ended up with a choco milk consistency ... might be why it didn't level off perfectly. although I'm pretty sure I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-22-2011, 06:28 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,426
Posted By Pabs
I've been looking around the Internet for some...

I've been looking around the Internet for some videos on good techniques to pour SLC... one thing I found too that will/could work is a straight edge with a broom handle...and just under the straight...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-19-2011, 10:26 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,426
Posted By Pabs
I got the idea when I saw this vid online ...

I got the idea when I saw this vid online

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrODcJRstHU&feature=related
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-19-2011, 10:16 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,426
Posted By Pabs
hey CX.. I know it's self leveling......

hey CX..

I know it's self leveling... although it's not like water and you can end up with highs and lows. but I lay out my grid as I mentioned using same height dividers (1/8 inch as in my...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-19-2011, 08:33 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,426
Posted By Pabs
ah...that makes sense actually... also...

ah...that makes sense actually...

also thought of doing like this...read and tell me if it makes sense

one thing to keep in mind , I can't really grind down the cement after it has set since I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-19-2011, 07:58 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,426
Posted By Pabs
Paul....a few questions you mentioned you...

Paul....a few questions

you mentioned you use the TLS straps to mark depth??





from what I saw online you are talking about the little white T shape straps?
you are talking about these...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-11-2011, 01:29 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,426
Posted By Pabs
nope...didn`t use epoxy...crap, looks like I'll...

nope...didn`t use epoxy...crap, looks like I'll have to live with it
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-11-2011, 08:06 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,426
Posted By Pabs
hey guys...quick question regarding grout. I...

hey guys...quick question regarding grout.
I just noticed that some of the joints are too shallow... basically my wife removed too much grout with the sponge...
I noticed last night since I was on...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-27-2011, 05:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,179
Posted By Pabs
haven't checked but I'm assuming the joint along...

haven't checked but I'm assuming the joint along the wall (under the baseboards) is free of grout... so a full sheet full of tile will come up fairly easily? ther must be fair amount of weight on...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-27-2011, 01:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,179
Posted By Pabs
entry way project, planning begins!

hey guys

now that the tile is finished and grouted in the bathroom I'm starting to plan my next project.
it`s about 250 sq/ft and divided up in three rooms. entry way , small bathroom (no bath,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-20-2011, 07:36 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,426
Posted By Pabs
hehe, i';m used to things taking a long time... ...

hehe, i';m used to things taking a long time...
2 young kids in the house, my projects don't normally start until 9pm!

finished tiling last night at 12h30am! outside cleaning my buckets and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-18-2011, 09:52 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,426
Posted By Pabs
oh , I would not walk on it... just wondering if...

oh , I would not walk on it... just wondering if "pushing" on it would be an issue...figured it would be set enough for that but wanted to be certain before I mucked things up

I really want to get...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-18-2011, 09:40 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,426
Posted By Pabs
finally had time to start tiling tonight! got...

finally had time to start tiling tonight!
got 1/3 done and ran out of time.. .close to midnight and my wife wanted to go to bed (it's our master bedroom bath I'm working on).

how can I tile...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-14-2011, 09:37 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,426
Posted By Pabs
those TLS straps... you mark how high you want to...

those TLS straps... you mark how high you want to go on those straps I assume... but how would you go about ensuring you are level from one strip to the next? lasers? so low off the ground, having a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-14-2011, 08:09 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,426
Posted By Pabs
what is the trick to perfect flat floors with...

what is the trick to perfect flat floors with slc??
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-14-2011, 07:52 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,426
Posted By Pabs
well, I called and of course they hesitate to...

well, I called and of course they hesitate to give advice that falls outside standard practice but she did say I could use a another layer of Ditra to shim it.
making sure I use unmodified thin set....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-14-2011, 01:30 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,426
Posted By Pabs
so I could "shim" it with a piece of Ditra?? ...

so I could "shim" it with a piece of Ditra??

I would lay some thinset, lay the "shim" on top and then apply more thin set over top of that?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-14-2011, 01:06 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,426
Posted By Pabs
that does sound bad... I mean the section I`m...

that does sound bad...
I mean the section I`m talking about is fairly small...8 inches by 8 inches roughly where it dips. how bad can it if only in that section I build it up?
I want to avoid...
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