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Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 06-25-2022, 09:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 151
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Micah, I suggest scrubbing the floor with...

Hi Micah,

I suggest scrubbing the floor with white vinegar and water mixed half and half. Rinse thoroughly afterward. If that doesn't work you might consider living with it. It doesn't look bad to...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-25-2022, 09:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 461
Posted By John Bridge
I learned about movement joints the hard way and...

I learned about movement joints the hard way and had to do quite a few repairs. Gobis will tell you, though, I learn just about everything the hard way.

Put in the joints.
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 06-21-2022, 09:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 162
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Nanette, :) First I would try while...

Hi Nanette, :)

First I would try while vinegar mixed half and half with water. Use a scrub brush and then rinse thoroughly with clean water. Second, you can try sulfamic acid. Get it at Home...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 06-21-2022, 09:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 111
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Nancy, :) I think I'd try an alkaline...

Hi Nancy, :)

I think I'd try an alkaline cleaner. Vinegar and other mild acids won't touch it.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-17-2022, 09:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 198
Posted By John Bridge
We used to smear thinset on the back and then gob...

We used to smear thinset on the back and then gob on unsanded grout. Push it in and clean the grout from around the edge. Get it in all the way, and it won't come out. I've done hundreds of them,...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-17-2022, 09:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,329
Posted By John Bridge
I recommend towel drying of any shower. Whether a...

I recommend towel drying of any shower. Whether a customer does it or not is up to him or her. :)
Forum: The Mud Box 06-14-2022, 02:13 PM
Replies: 605
Views: 50,312
Posted By John Bridge
Gonna go up, Jim. :) Southeastern Texas has...

Gonna go up, Jim. :)

Southeastern Texas has about the lowest prices in the country. Place is burried in refineries, and Houston is a Major seaport for the importation of crude and unleaded...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-10-2022, 09:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 191
Posted By John Bridge
Drywall unless a customer demanded cement board....

Drywall unless a customer demanded cement board. I used Hardi-backer occasionally. I estimate I've done nearly a hundred Kerdi showes over drywall.

As to the price of Kerdi-board, I've never paid...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-09-2022, 06:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 404
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Dani, :) We will need to see pictures. ...

Hi Dani, :)

We will need to see pictures.

I am also concerned that so many differnt systems and product brands were used. Further, I'm not sure your installer from Jordan is up on our current...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-28-2022, 12:25 PM
Replies: 22,055
Views: 6,042,536
Posted By John Bridge
Sheet mounted mosaic tiles have always been what...

Sheet mounted mosaic tiles have always been what they are. :)

Back in my brother's early days in the trade mosaic tiles came in kegs and were mounted by hand in the shop. All face mounted with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-26-2022, 01:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 650
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Don, :) I'm not surprised. It takes...

Hi Don, :)

I'm not surprised. It takes thinset a little longer than that to fully dry out/cure.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-25-2022, 08:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 328
Posted By John Bridge
Well, I'm a mud man, and I know how difficult...

Well, I'm a mud man, and I know how difficult that work is for novices, but that's what I would do. I would go right back over the wall with mud and then waterproof the surface before tiling. :)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-25-2022, 08:36 AM
Replies: 22,055
Views: 6,042,536
Posted By John Bridge
Hey, where's everybody at? Mad at Brian for...

Hey, where's everybody at? Mad at Brian for posting all the glamor shots? :D
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-24-2022, 02:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 264
Posted By John Bridge
Matt, Slate tiles go down pretty much like...

Matt,

Slate tiles go down pretty much like other tiles. In your area freeze/thaw can be a problem with exterior installations. If the tiles were bonded direct to the sidewalk, that and lack of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-23-2022, 11:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 328
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Carrie, Welcome aboard. ;) I've worked on...

Hi Carrie, Welcome aboard. ;)

I've worked on a lot of old bathrooms, but I've never run into any gypsum blocks. I think I'd like you to back up and give us a shot or two of the wall surrounding...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-18-2022, 07:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 824
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Sam, :) I think after three posts you'll...

Hi Sam, :)

I think after three posts you'll be able to post links. We do that to discourage porn folks and other undesirables.

It sounds to me, though, that the pan is not bonded/supported in...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-16-2022, 12:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 286
Posted By John Bridge
The shower base would go in first and the backer...

The shower base would go in first and the backer board brought down to it. My problem is how to make everything waterproof without getting a mess around the edge of the shower floor.

If you bought...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-14-2022, 09:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 286
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Matt, :) I've never run into a situation...

Hi Matt, :)

I've never run into a situation where the backer board goes behind the receptor, and I certainly wouldn't do it. Maybe you can steer us onto exactly which receptor you bought, give us...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-05-2022, 01:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,574
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Jake, :) We have a short article on...

Hi Jake, :)

We have a short article on making deck mud from sand topping mix: https://www.johnbridge.com/how-to/deck-mud/
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-28-2022, 12:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 235
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Gregory, :) The color looks a little off,...

Hi Gregory, :)

The color looks a little off, but they could be Saltillo tiles of some sort. They come out of Mexico. Try googling places where they are sold near you.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-28-2022, 12:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 543
Posted By John Bridge
Local codes rule. :) Sweet talk an inspector and...

Local codes rule. :) Sweet talk an inspector and good things can happen.
Forum: The Mud Box 04-27-2022, 09:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,609
Posted By John Bridge
Humbling. :)

Humbling. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-22-2022, 12:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 276
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Jean, :) I would grout it solid. Backer...

Hi Jean, :)

I would grout it solid. Backer rod is definitely for something that's flexible. :)
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 04-08-2022, 10:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 512
Posted By John Bridge
Unfortunately, marble is affected by just about...

Unfortunately, marble is affected by just about everything under the sun. I second the neutral cleaner suggestion. If that doesn't do anything, I would suggest bringing in a pro.
Forum: The Mud Box 04-08-2022, 10:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,609
Posted By John Bridge
I have run into Trask and Rogue sever times in...

I have run into Trask and Rogue sever times in several places. Father is bringing up son in a proper manner as far as I can tell. I've seen Rogue at all the parties I've attended. :D
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