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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 12:54 PM
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Posted By The77boudreau
Well the under bench niche just happened out of...

Well the under bench niche just happened out of convenience. The bench was located for easy access to plumbing for another bathroom.
There are a few reasons for the niche there such as 2 walls...
Forum: Alumni Photo Album 06-12-2021, 12:01 PM
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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-12-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,365
Posted By The77boudreau
some pics as promised

I'm still doing the last few things and have to clean up a few spots. Namely have to cut out the silicone in the niche and redo it. Working with silicone is probably the most difficult part of all...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-11-2021, 05:13 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,365
Posted By The77boudreau
Sorry to have just disappeared. I did not add...

Sorry to have just disappeared. I did not add anything it ended up, I didn't want to take any chances of both ruining what was done or any unknowns. I appreciate the input and advice. I've been stuck...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-18-2021, 11:57 AM
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Posted By The77boudreau
Grout question

I just have to say that custom prism grout is a dream to work with. I read so many horror stories on grouting that I was pretty nervous...more so than doing my flood test.

In fact, I only mixed...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-13-2021, 07:27 AM
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Views: 2,365
Posted By The77boudreau
Ohhhh, I understand now. Ive been leaving a...

Ohhhh, I understand now. Ive been leaving a sliver of factory edge with my bevels which I've read about here but misunderstood the approach. I thought it was meant to progress from the edge not depth...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-12-2021, 11:52 AM
Replies: 52
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Posted By The77boudreau
Can bevel cuts bend blades or stress a saw...

Can bevel cuts bend blades or stress a saw causing increased runout? I don't have a high quality saw (rigid 7" slide top), but it was within 1/16 on long rips after adjusting it initially. I have to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-12-2021, 05:06 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,365
Posted By The77boudreau
I was having a momentary breakdown there but got...

I was having a momentary breakdown there but got things under control. I appreciate the encouraging words Snets.

I did use a diamond hole saw and was successful at getting about 90% complete,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-10-2021, 11:40 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,365
Posted By The77boudreau
Does anyone have any tips for cutting out an...

Does anyone have any tips for cutting out an opening for a delta multichoice valve? This maddening.....

I've tried straight plunge cutting and it will break during cuts....and evenly randomly...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-09-2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,365
Posted By The77boudreau
Thank you CX. I couldn't put to words what I was...

Thank you CX. I couldn't put to words what I was trying to explain and I appreciate you and Snets trying to decipher it! I sort of came up with the idea in my head and figured it had been done before...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-09-2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,365
Posted By The77boudreau
Plunge cutting question

If I split my tile when plunge cutting with wet saw...is that from too much pressure or did I crack it outlining with grinder? I understand it's hard to say without seeing what I did. In general,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-09-2021, 06:22 AM
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Views: 2,365
Posted By The77boudreau
Yes sir, that is exactly what I was trying to...

Yes sir, that is exactly what I was trying to describe....with much more elementary vocabulary...lol

I believe they used either fat mut or deck mud and a wine bottle for the curb shape. Pretty...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-08-2021, 10:17 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,365
Posted By The77boudreau
Not sure if this will work correctly from my...

Not sure if this will work correctly from my phone. It's also not the best picture of what I'm trying to describe. I believe I saw this on here originally but can't find it.

I want to do the floor...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-07-2021, 05:19 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,365
Posted By The77boudreau
CX I'll try to link an image of what I'm...

CX

I'll try to link an image of what I'm referring to. It's not a tile installation but same basic principle.


Snets

That is pretty much exactly how I've been loading my trowel but was just...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-06-2021, 12:33 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,365
Posted By The77boudreau
Question that is a little off topic yet still...

Question that is a little off topic yet still relevant to current project. I had originally planned on transitioning my floor to wall in an arc...think very dramatic coving. Not knowing the little...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-02-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 52
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Posted By The77boudreau
Thinset in buckets or pan

My flood test was a success, not a measurable drop lost in 24hrs. I have a question on effeciency.....

I've been mixing and working out of buckets to set my tile and I either have bad technique...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-28-2021, 05:14 PM
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Views: 2,365
Posted By The77boudreau
Is it normal to be nervous during a flood test?...

Is it normal to be nervous during a flood test? Haha

This is new ground for me. I trust the Noble membrane but I don't know where I fall on the curve yet as the installer! lol
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-28-2021, 04:50 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,365
Posted By The77boudreau
Ahhh, much appreciated. That helps me a ton....

Ahhh, much appreciated. That helps me a ton. Trying to have a vision of things without trying first is a product of being as inexperienced as I am. I didn't think of opposing 45s like that. I was...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-27-2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,365
Posted By The77boudreau
I'm curious about preferred methods of cutting...

I'm curious about preferred methods of cutting wall tile for a corner bench. The bench if framed into the corner with the front face at 45 degrees to the two walls.

Would two 22.5 degree cuts be...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-25-2021, 09:50 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,365
Posted By The77boudreau
Thank you very much. It is a corner bench and the...

Thank you very much. It is a corner bench and the profile would be on the seat edge at the vertical face of the bench. You answered exactly what I couldn't explain clearly....hahaha
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-24-2021, 03:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,365
Posted By The77boudreau
Thumbs up I just noticed your response also Dan. My saw...

I just noticed your response also Dan. My saw seems fairly tight and I'll adjust the slide top/fence once I install my blade. It's not top of the line but I'm not laying 1000sq/ft or anything. Maybe...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-24-2021, 02:55 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,365
Posted By The77boudreau
Thank you James, I was just checking to see if it...

Thank you James, I was just checking to see if it was still considered one of the better selections nowadays. My saw isn't too of the line or anything (Rigid 7") but I figure I should eliminate any...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-23-2021, 04:56 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,365
Posted By The77boudreau
Saw blade and schluter trim Q's

Another quick question to go with my previous about the Schluter trims. Would the Pearl Turbo Mesh be a decent go to blade for my tile selection, all porcelain, no glass and 7" wet saw?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-19-2021, 11:39 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,365
Posted By The77boudreau
Thank you SS. The dry pack was every bit as easy...

Thank you SS. The dry pack was every bit as easy as said by the experienced forum members. I would rather not have to redo it since time is precious for me since my paying job takes up so much.

...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-14-2021, 08:47 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,365
Posted By The77boudreau
Thank you for the advice....and yes, 1xs are...

Thank you for the advice....and yes, 1xs are better screed boards all day.

The question at hand is about access for upper wall tiles. Once my pan is cured (24 hr cure), will I be able to setup...
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