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Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-22-2019, 06:40 PM
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Posted By cduff
Looking for a pro to help wrap up a project near Chicago

Hi all, I'll try and give you the sem-short version and you can check out the full history here (https://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=126029)

The short version is I installed...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-22-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,490
Posted By cduff
Anyone out there know of any good contractors in...

Anyone out there know of any good contractors in the Chicago area that would be willing to lay the wall tile for me? Realize that may be hard since I was the one who did the Wedi. Just haven't had...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-30-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,490
Posted By cduff
Figured I'd resurrect this thread and give a bit...

Figured I'd resurrect this thread and give a bit of an update. Never hired the other contractor as he never could give me a solid date of when he could start.

Laid the floor tile without issue...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-29-2018, 10:59 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,490
Posted By cduff
Well, my gut is telling me to either do it myself...

Well, my gut is telling me to either do it myself or find someone else. It's not that I question whether the contractor is qualified (he is NTCA / CTI certified) - though he mentioned just setting...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-27-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,490
Posted By cduff
Thanks for moving the thread, makes sense! And...

Thanks for moving the thread, makes sense! And that's correct - the picture is of the tile flange. The top is basically flat (where the kerdi board was sitting) and the front is pretty flat as well...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-26-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,490
Posted By cduff
Kerdi fix on tile flange + Wedi

Hi all,

Back again in the bathroom saga that never seems to end. I am supposed to have a tile contractor come in to redo the work I had to rip out (see previous posts for background or a good...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-04-2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,490
Posted By cduff
I can't bring myself to grout it... yes I could...

I can't bring myself to grout it... yes I could live with it, but I fear I'd go more and more insane with every shower. Going to tear it out this weekend and figure out a way to get the materials...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-03-2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,490
Posted By cduff
Pretty unbelievable. He's picking up his tools...

Pretty unbelievable. He's picking up his tools and walking away. Knows he got called out on his crappy workmanship.

If anyone knows any folks in the Chicago-land area that I can reach out to and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-03-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,490
Posted By cduff
Gonna close this one out. Talked to the...

Gonna close this one out.

Talked to the tile guy - he said it was my fault for not telling him I wanted "detailed work", and that I didn't pay the "detailed work price". He charges much more to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-03-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,490
Posted By cduff
Kman, that's about where I'm at - super...

Kman, that's about where I'm at - super conflicted. On one hand want to rip it all out the more I look at it. On the other, this is 10 months coming and would love to use this shower/have a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-02-2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,490
Posted By cduff
Oh he had one, and I offered mine - just said he...

Oh he had one, and I offered mine - just said he didnít need (or I guess really didnít feel like going) to get it out of the truck.

Also love the idea of that dust being all over my house and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-02-2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,490
Posted By cduff
What do you guys think, am I better off just...

What do you guys think, am I better off just keeping it (and being pissed every time I look at it) or rip it all out down to the studs and redo a few months of work?

Nether are ideal to say the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-02-2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,490
Posted By cduff
A few more :crap:...

A few more :crap:...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-02-2018, 11:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,490
Posted By cduff
To say I feel gut punched would be an...

To say I feel gut punched would be an understatement...

So really my only options are to leave it and live with a sub-par job and chipped tiles/poor cuts or rip it all out and start over? Uhg.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-02-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,490
Posted By cduff
Did I make a mistake hiring this contractor?

The semi-short version:
I've been slowly remodeling a bathroom in my home over the last 10 months or so (told ya it was slow!) and just recently got all of the prep done - Kerdi around the shower,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-02-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 568
Posted By cduff
Looks like the Ditra XL is nice and secure Ė the...

Looks like the Ditra XL is nice and secure Ė the regular trowel + a little extra thinset worked out just fine! Thanks everyone!
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-28-2018, 09:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 568
Posted By cduff
So I got the Ditra XL, and actually just...

So I got the Ditra XL, and actually just installed it - but of course I made what I hope doesn't turn out to be a rookie mistake. I read the installation instructions and saw 1/4 x 3/16 V-notch...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-19-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 568
Posted By cduff
Thanks for the info Kevin – I'm installing 2" hex...

Thanks for the info Kevin – I'm installing 2" hex tiles on the floor.

I've been wondering about the Ditra XL... the local home supply store by me sells the Ditra by the square foot which was...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-19-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 568
Posted By cduff
Ditra + Tile Meeting Wood Floor

Hi all -

This forum has helped me out immensely as I tackle a bathroom remodel. As I'm prepping my floor for tile I'm second guessing myself and thought I'd check in with the pros.

I have...
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