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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 08:02 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By Davy
That grinder will do the job if you get a 4 inch...

That grinder will do the job if you get a 4 inch diamond blade for it. Like I mentioned, I like to be able to slow it down. That grinder on Amazon runs at one speed, 12,000 RPM. A variable speed...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 07:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 318
Posted By Davy
I would use a variable speed grinder. I like...

I would use a variable speed grinder. I like being able to slow it down. You can use a cupwheel on it or just use a 4 inch diamond blade to slightly grind the plaster to remove the paint. Then you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-30-2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 138
Posted By Davy
I would have mudded the walls like they were...

I would have mudded the walls like they were originally. That's the beauty of mud, you can make it whatever thickness you need. And, I doubt there was any waterproofing behind the mud which is why...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-30-2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 318
Posted By Davy
Karen, it's not the tool I would use but if you...

Karen, it's not the tool I would use but if you can try any tool you want. A sander might work but kinda depends on what kind of sander you have.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-29-2020, 07:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 318
Posted By Davy
Go back and read post 4, Karen. I would use a...

Go back and read post 4, Karen. I would use a grinder with a 4 inch blade to slightly grind away the paint. A cup wheel can also be used on a grinder. But, stay within the lines you draw. You don't...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-29-2020, 07:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 103
Posted By Davy
What brand are these cultured stone? What mud do...

What brand are these cultured stone? What mud do they recommend?

The mason's mix doesn't have enough bonding strength. A heavier scratch coat might would help.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-29-2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,107
Posted By Davy
What's the size of the niche as it is now?

What's the size of the niche as it is now?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-28-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 227
Posted By Davy
The welded wire I use is 1 1/2 or 2 inch. Yes,...

The welded wire I use is 1 1/2 or 2 inch. Yes, it's best to have it in the middle of the mud bed.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-28-2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 227
Posted By Davy
Hi Greg, welcome. I assume this is on a wood sub...

Hi Greg, welcome. I assume this is on a wood sub floor and not a slab.

1. For the preslope, if you have a traditional 3 piece clamping drain, I usually set the 4 nubs that are on the bottom...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-28-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 103
Posted By Davy
You can mist the wall down but you don't want it...

You can mist the wall down but you don't want it shiny wet. Wait about 30 minutes before you stick stone to it. You want it to be dry enough to pull a little moisture out of your mud.

Mix a small...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-28-2020, 04:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,107
Posted By Davy
If given the choice of those two, I'd rather have...

If given the choice of those two, I'd rather have the 1 1/4 under the niche. But, you could start with full tiles under the niche and have cuts at the floor and ceiling as long as there's no small...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-28-2020, 04:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 242
Posted By Davy
I've used the MBP and it's good stuff. I would...

I've used the MBP and it's good stuff. I would rough up the tile so the primer can get a better grip. A diamond cup wheel on a grinder would do the trick. I would at least want to remove any soap...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-28-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 118
Posted By Davy
Eye ball down the edge of a few tiles or place a...

Eye ball down the edge of a few tiles or place a couple tiles face to face and see if they rock when pressing on the ends. Like Cx said, you want the walls very flat with 1/16 joints but even with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-28-2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 854
Posted By Davy
Well, it's hard to argue with guys or cut down...

Well, it's hard to argue with guys or cut down the way they've been doing things. The truth is that drilling holes into the curb causes leaks down the road. In most cases, it's not going to show up...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-28-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 201
Posted By Davy
Yes, or you could actually leave the plastic off...

Yes, or you could actually leave the plastic off since there's drywall there. If the mud is going to be less than 1/4 inch thick on one end, take the sheetrock off and use plastic over the wood...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-28-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 490
Posted By Davy
The white grout highlights the chips. Years ago...

The white grout highlights the chips. Years ago we didn't have the selection of blades we have today. A continuous rim blade will help if he's using a turbo blade.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-28-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 201
Posted By Davy
Yes, the 1x4 will hold the mud where you want it....

Yes, the 1x4 will hold the mud where you want it. I'm sorry, I forgot the lath. Add a strip of wire lath or chicken wire over the plastic. Heck, just about any type of sheet type wire can be used as...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-28-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 14,852
Posted By Davy
Whenever possible, I like to start on the back...

Whenever possible, I like to start on the back wall. To me, the back wall is the one I'm looking at when standing outside the shower looking in. Doesn't matter if it's the largest wall or if it's...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-28-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 162
Posted By Davy
When you cut the tiles smaller, you then have to...

When you cut the tiles smaller, you then have to deal with the sharp saw edge that is left. The factory edges are usually cushioned and slightly rounded. Although you can rub the edge with a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-28-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 490
Posted By Davy
That's an angle grinder and it does tend to chip...

That's an angle grinder and it does tend to chip but a lot depends on the type blade he has on it. A slotted or turbo blade would chip more than a continuous smooth edged blade.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-28-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 201
Posted By Davy
Oh, okay. I would temporarily screw a 1x4 (that...

Oh, okay. I would temporarily screw a 1x4 (that measures 3 1/2) on the wall and leave it sticking up where you need the sill height to be. I'd then fasten a strip of tar paper or plastic and mud it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-28-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,107
Posted By Davy
1/4 inch notch was fine. You always want to mash...

1/4 inch notch was fine. You always want to mash the tiles in but you don't have to mash them to the mud bed. Even if you mashed them down, you should have 100% coverage and shouldn't have any...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-28-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 201
Posted By Davy
Are you going to remove the old tiles? If so, it...

Are you going to remove the old tiles? If so, it can be fixed at that time.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-28-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 490
Posted By Davy
That's pretty rough alright. I don't know if he...

That's pretty rough alright. I don't know if he used a wet saw or a score and snap type of cutter. Small tiles can be hard to cut but a glass cutting blade on a wet saw is how I would cut them.

I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-28-2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 201
Posted By Davy
It's hard to tell from your pics if the windows...

It's hard to tell from your pics if the windows were set out of level or if's the cabinets and countertops. Maybe you can add 1/2 inch sheetrock to one window sill but I can't tell if that will come...
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