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Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-22-2019, 09:09 PM
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Posted By CaliGrown
It’s Porcelain tile, the outside corners are...

It’s Porcelain tile, the outside corners are mitered, then there’s pencil edge on the inset section.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-21-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 21,667
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Posted By CaliGrown
Thank you John (Mr.Bridge), that means a lot. I...

Thank you John (Mr.Bridge), that means a lot. I am eager to improve my skill set and continue to learn in any which way that I can. This forum has been invaluable in bringing my work in line with the...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-21-2019, 06:54 AM
Replies: 21,667
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Posted By CaliGrown
Thanks Kevin I appreciate that. It’s definitely...

Thanks Kevin I appreciate that. It’s definitely been a workout every step of the way with these ones. Upstairs bath makes it more fun.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-20-2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 251
Posted By CaliGrown
Industry calls for 1/16” minimum, but unsanded is...

Industry calls for 1/16” minimum, but unsanded is your friend with stacked joints.
Mapei and Customs unsanded are available at the box stores. Siena makes a good one if you have access to it.
When...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-20-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 21,667
Views: 4,244,641
Posted By CaliGrown
Need to grout the walls and drill some holes for...

Need to grout the walls and drill some holes for the plumber.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-20-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 368
Posted By CaliGrown
For a floor you could probably get by without a...

For a floor you could probably get by without a wet saw, a grinder and variable speed with a 50 or 100 pad works well for me.

If you do opt for using a wet saw, here’s a cellphone video with some...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-18-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 11,035
Posted By CaliGrown
Yep ‘xactly like that. Best way

Yep ‘xactly like that. Best way
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-18-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 11,035
Posted By CaliGrown
Haha. Thanks now all my trowels have a home...

Haha. Thanks now all my trowels have a home outside of the bucket bin. Here’s a simple, “niche wedge” I do the same for accent band spacers.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-17-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 227
Posted By CaliGrown
Cut the yellow tiles down to match the white tile...

Cut the yellow tiles down to match the white tile size. That’ll let you keep tighter joints which is nice. Then use a chalk line or pencil line grid for pattern control and spacers as needed to keep...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-17-2019, 12:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 420
Posted By CaliGrown
Here’s your ticket to mud paradise. Everything...

Here’s your ticket to mud paradise. Everything you want or don’t want but could need to know about mud. https://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=3579&page=176
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-16-2019, 11:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 420
Posted By CaliGrown
I’ll be damned here it is. It was on the main...

I’ll be damned here it is. It was on the main page all along. https://www.johnbridge.com/articles/showers/tile-shower-start-to-finish/
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-16-2019, 11:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 420
Posted By CaliGrown
Here’s the link to another thread, not exactly...

Here’s the link to another thread, not exactly what you want but getting close to it.
https://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=68385
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-16-2019, 10:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 176
Posted By CaliGrown
Sounds like you’re keeping things simple,...

Sounds like you’re keeping things simple, grinding helps make things stick. You could take a masonry blade and slice grooves here and there then take it at a low angle to abraded the glaze off. If...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-16-2019, 10:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 420
Posted By CaliGrown
Went through my pictures and only have them with...

Went through my pictures and only have them with mud on or a shot of the pan holding water. Justin, your prep is real nice to look at. Proper prep is what makes a job, you’ve gotten good information...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-16-2019, 10:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 347
Posted By CaliGrown
Currently doing a job with ‘em. Take your typical...

Currently doing a job with ‘em. Take your typical time frame and double it, that gets you close to being right on. For example, after all my prep work of getting everything level and flat, I spent...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-15-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 251
Posted By CaliGrown
Check and Adjust your blade depth. And see if...

Check and Adjust your blade depth. And see if your blade’s at a 90 to the cutting table
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-15-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 742
Posted By CaliGrown
Hammer and chisel, not to break it it but to...

Hammer and chisel, not to break it it but to score a line then take a margin trowel or pitty knife and pry it up away from the wall. Then take some Redgard and paint it on over any suspect areas
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-05-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 338
Posted By CaliGrown
Good deal! Relieved to hear you’re keeping it...

Good deal! Relieved to hear you’re keeping it wet. Btw you’re saving some bucks doing the fix yourself. Please put finish pictures with the water running and beers in hand when you get to that point.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-05-2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 338
Posted By CaliGrown
Sounds like you’ve come up with a solid plan. For...

Sounds like you’ve come up with a solid plan. For pools we use a different waterproofing system or plaster seal to make things water tight. Hydroban will be fine, it just requires the mortar to cure...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-04-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 11,035
Posted By CaliGrown
Mixer tips

One handed mixing or free-handed if you have the button lock and can move your hips to dance with the mixer. And a nice spot for mixer storage under the saw. DeWalt didn’t pay me, I paid them a while...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-03-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 338
Posted By CaliGrown
Your “fix” is not going to solve the issue you’re...

Your “fix” is not going to solve the issue you’re having and neither will mine. I do a lot of pool work with/for my father in law, it’s very typical to not have waterproofing on the shell or mortar...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-24-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 11,035
Posted By CaliGrown
Shawn, I do occasionally when I have heavier...

Shawn, I do occasionally when I have heavier days. I’m a cheapskate when it comes to taking care of myself though, quality setting materials over safety glasses and gloves. I did finally get dust...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-23-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 11,035
Posted By CaliGrown
Right on!!! You guys are smart. Thank you, if...

Right on!!! You guys are smart. Thank you, if only I could stop getting strawberries on my finger tips when doing veneer. At least those are my only problems, until I upgrade knee replacements when I...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-23-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 11,035
Posted By CaliGrown
Any tricks?

Anyone know remedies for cement burn? The hawk was rubbing on me as the day got later. A long sleeve would be a fine idea if it wasn’t summertime in CA.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-09-2019, 01:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 490
Posted By CaliGrown
I think they make inside couplers for the quarter...

I think they make inside couplers for the quarter round style, I’ve never used them though. Last time I had to I put the seam low and it wasn’t noticeable unless you knew to look for it. Sucks your...
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