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Forum: The Mud Box 11-27-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 132
Posted By John Bridge
Janie and I had a Thanksgiving chicken. A turkey...

Janie and I had a Thanksgiving chicken. A turkey is way too big for just two people. For the past few years I've had Thanksgiving here with my five boys and their families. I miss that.

P.S. I ate...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-26-2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 271
Posted By John Bridge
The great tile Buddha (Gobis) has spoken for me...

The great tile Buddha (Gobis) has spoken for me as well. I suspect the installer either doesn't know what he's doing or knows what should be done and is not doing it. ;)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-26-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 183
Posted By John Bridge
Hi all, :) I'm not sure the nature (wood or...

Hi all, :)

I'm not sure the nature (wood or concrete) of the subfloor was ever determined here. If by chance it is concrete, a wood curb should not be used. It should instead be made from bricks...
Forum: The Mud Box 11-26-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 2,585
Views: 383,550
Posted By John Bridge
Sour Grapes?

I went through carpenter apprenticeship school way back in the day, and for a while I was a production house framer and, later, a custom home framer. There is a difference between the two. These guys...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-24-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 264
Posted By John Bridge
Welcome aboard, Jake. ;) Maybe back out of...

Welcome aboard, Jake. ;)

Maybe back out of the room a little and give us a shot of the entire tub area.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-24-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 348
Posted By John Bridge
Well, I guess everyone, including me, has their...

Well, I guess everyone, including me, has their own way of doing Saltillo. I haven't done it for at least 20 years. We used to always hose the tiles and drain them in the driveway before...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-20-2020, 06:30 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 82,107
Posted By John Bridge
I'm pretty sure the drain body is covered by the...

I'm pretty sure the drain body is covered by the patent, not the grates which were third party.
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 11-16-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By John Bridge
Hate to argue with old Fred, but mixing vinegar...

Hate to argue with old Fred, but mixing vinegar (acid) and baking soda (alkaline) together doesn't seem right to me. One negates the other. I think I would follow the vinegar treatment with the...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-16-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 773
Posted By John Bridge
From what I can tell, I like everything I've seen...

From what I can tell, I like everything I've seen here (apart from the safety violations). Had I known about stuff like that back in my setting days I would have had it. Pretty neat. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-09-2020, 04:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 697
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Mark, :) Liquid waterproofers are faster,...

Hi Mark, :)

Liquid waterproofers are faster, and since there are no overlaps, there's little if any build-up in the corners. Sheet membranes allow the satisfaction of knowing you have proper...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-22-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 456
Posted By John Bridge
I know you said the tiles are all from the same...

I know you said the tiles are all from the same lot, but it looks to me that they are not the same shade. There are usually two factors listed on the packaging: shade number and calibration. It's...
Forum: The Mud Box 10-22-2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 331
Posted By John Bridge
It's my opinion that anyone who doesn't already...

It's my opinion that anyone who doesn't already know that is not a craftsman (craftswoman) or a tile setter. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-18-2020, 07:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 728
Posted By John Bridge
I second that. Tear it out and start from...

I second that. Tear it out and start from scratch. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-16-2020, 07:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 147
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Bel, :) Looks like you've got room to...

Hi Bel, :)

Looks like you've got room to re-locate the drain pipe before you fill the space. Use deck mud to refill it. Here's a short article:

https://www.johnbridge.com/how-to/deck-mud/
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-13-2020, 06:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 683
Posted By John Bridge
Lightly scratch the surface of a dark spot with...

Lightly scratch the surface of a dark spot with an old screwdriver or something, and see what's just under the surface. If it's lighter you can try white vinegar and water mixed 50/50. Rinse well...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-13-2020, 06:12 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,901
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Charlie, :) Unless you've already...

Hi Charlie, :)

Unless you've already purchased the Schluter foam shower floor, I would suggest doing deck mud there. It always fits the space and drain setup you have. :)

I don't usually remove...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-13-2020, 06:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 392
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Anthony, :) Lay a small field of tiles...

Hi Anthony, :)

Lay a small field of tiles 50/50 in the floor. If the lippage doesn't offend you, go for it. :)
Forum: The Mud Box 10-13-2020, 05:55 AM
Replies: 5,580
Views: 507,120
Posted By John Bridge
So you enjoy sitting through New Hampshire...

So you enjoy sitting through New Hampshire winters freezing your butt off, Jim? :D

And no, I don't like the hot summers here. ;)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-10-2020, 02:07 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,354
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Brian, :) If you get cement board up with...

Hi Brian, :)

If you get cement board up with only a 1/16th variance you're doing what most pros can't do. The thinset should smooth things out for you. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-10-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 287
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Jadis, :) I appears to me that the edges...

Hi Jadis, :)

I appears to me that the edges of the tiles have minute chips in the glaze. The grout will always wash down a tiny bit. Maybe others have ideas.
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 10-10-2020, 01:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Mike, ;) The surface of cultured "marble"...

Hi Mike, ;)

The surface of cultured "marble" is actually plastic. The plumbers putty might have destroyed the surface.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-09-2020, 05:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 178
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Peter, :) The work looks really good. :) ...

Hi Peter, :)

The work looks really good. :)

I am wondering why a person would spend a considerable amount of money and time to tile in an acrylic shower receptor. Also, won't the wall tiles in...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-09-2020, 05:37 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,465
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Dan, :) A lot will depend on the type of...

Hi Dan, :)

A lot will depend on the type of tile you use and what trims are available. Is the ledge below the window just a shelf? Could we get a pic of the entire wall?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-09-2020, 05:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 139
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Anthony, :) I would use only Schluter...

Hi Anthony, :)

I would use only Schluter products in the shower. The system has been in use for a very long time now. Kerdi band is the only thing you need at all the joints, including the...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-09-2020, 05:25 AM
Replies: 4,774
Views: 1,657,338
Posted By John Bridge
Yeah, I'm aware of that but never had a need to...

Yeah, I'm aware of that but never had a need to do it. We always used A-4200 around the doorways with cuts against the corner pieces (AN-4200). On occasion, I did use double cuts of bullnose (cut...
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