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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-13-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 322
Posted By CaliGrown
Before I had a profile wheel set up and got...

Before I had a profile wheel set up and got comfortable with pads, I would take material to a granite fabrication shop for bullnosing.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-09-2018, 12:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 324
Posted By CaliGrown
Is it just me or is that close up of the drain...

Is it just me or is that close up of the drain showing some solid backing with some awfully low penetrations into what I assume is the curb or bench liner?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-08-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 698
Posted By CaliGrown
Have him rip it out and take that shody work with...

Have him rip it out and take that shody work with him when you boot him out of the door. Iím younger than 29 and my 6 year old daughter has done better pan work than that junk.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-07-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 3,035
Views: 593,561
Posted By CaliGrown
Good deal Davy, figured as such since youíre the...

Good deal Davy, figured as such since youíre the mud Meister. Glad to hear Iím not the only one to support the mason yards over the big boxes. Never tried paper backed, how do you like working with...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-06-2018, 09:44 PM
Replies: 3,035
Views: 593,561
Posted By CaliGrown
You guys gotta go out to your local mason yard...

You guys gotta go out to your local mason yard for diamond lath, youíll get a much better deal. Theyíve always beaten the big boxes by $4-6 bucks a sheet depending on quantity. Paid $6.10 a sheet...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-06-2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 483
Posted By CaliGrown
Iíll use my variable speed makita with whichever...

Iíll use my variable speed makita with whichever diamond blade I have that is best for special cuts or sensitive tiles.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-05-2018, 10:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,004
Posted By CaliGrown
Seems to be, been working outside lately and...

Seems to be, been working outside lately and often find condensation under stacked tiles in the morning
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-05-2018, 10:13 PM
Replies: 3,035
Views: 593,561
Posted By CaliGrown
Just about everything has a prop 65 warning,...

Just about everything has a prop 65 warning, youíd think the whole state would have cancer.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-05-2018, 09:45 PM
Replies: 3,035
Views: 593,561
Posted By CaliGrown
Chicken war is all there is for one coats in...

Chicken war is all there is for one coats in California, only time we use diamond lath is for two coats, benches, pans and curbs
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-04-2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,043
Posted By CaliGrown
Here you are: https://youtu.be/E8iuRBxmTaA

Here you are: https://youtu.be/E8iuRBxmTaA
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-01-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 3,035
Views: 593,561
Posted By CaliGrown
Guest bathroom in the house weíre working. Iím...

Guest bathroom in the house weíre working. Iím thinking the setters took the trowel at an angle to cut the mud back? Any of yíall fine folks done this or something similar?
When I was a youngín...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-31-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 375
Posted By CaliGrown
Is this slab on grade? When we set ungauged slate...

Is this slab on grade? When we set ungauged slate weíll mudset Ďem to get everything flush, this makes up differences up to 1Ē+. Since youíre only 4mm which is just over an 1/8Ē maybe try strips of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-30-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 416
Posted By CaliGrown
You can build it up level with deck mud, 5 parts...

You can build it up level with deck mud, 5 parts sand to 1 part Portland cement mixed to the consistency of damp beach sand.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-30-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 3,035
Views: 593,561
Posted By CaliGrown
Hot damn, thank you. Never thunk to mud the...

Hot damn, thank you. Never thunk to mud the niches after the wall tile.I will have to make me a jig named Jorge and see it if works in CA.:usflag:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-30-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 496
Posted By CaliGrown
Weather has been great all year, definitely ready...

Weather has been great all year, definitely ready for summer to be over though. Donít mix the whole bag at once, itís just plain wasteful. Loweís sells 40 minute and homedepot sells 45 minute, I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-29-2018, 11:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 496
Posted By CaliGrown
Use partial mixes of 40 or 45 minute mud, take...

Use partial mixes of 40 or 45 minute mud, take your straight edges to the wall before hand to find your valleys, spread the mud on heavy then screed it off with your straightedges. Donít worry about...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-28-2018, 10:11 PM
Replies: 3,035
Views: 593,561
Posted By CaliGrown
All ye who mud... Tips and tricks on mud niches...

All ye who mud...
Tips and tricks on mud niches if you got Ďem.
They are the time leeche for me, Iíll set the wall screeds and plop mud on all 5 surfaces of the niche to give it time to firm up and...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-28-2018, 10:06 PM
Replies: 3,035
Views: 593,561
Posted By CaliGrown
Prepped and Floated then Tiled, Floated and...

Prepped and Floated
then Tiled, Floated and Tiled
Trim, Niche and Grout
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-19-2018, 11:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 377
Posted By CaliGrown
Youíre right Davy, canít argue with that. Just...

Youíre right Davy, canít argue with that. Just would hate to add those overlaps all over the mud, although regardless of where ya put kerdi, overlaps are inevitable along with the build up.

I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-19-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 264
Posted By CaliGrown
Lined a plumber up to turn it around on Monday,...

Lined a plumber up to turn it around on Monday, Iím going to remove the sheet metal on the outside to provide access to the vent stack. Went ahead with the tile over it, felt like I was doing...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-19-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 377
Posted By CaliGrown
Hell.. Run the kerdi up the wall 2í, with the...

Hell..
Run the kerdi up the wall 2í, with the pan waterproofed with a kerdi drain assembly, run felt over the solid backing the rest of the way over hanging the kerdi on the walls, and staple in the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-19-2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 377
Posted By CaliGrown
Speaking of fat mud.. Say we got our kerdi on...

Speaking of fat mud..
Say we got our kerdi on the pan and walls, could we do a one coat job over the kerdi? Treat it like felt and hand out wire over the kerdi walls? Or spread thinset and fat mud...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-19-2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 377
Posted By CaliGrown
Thanks Davy, me too. I donít like floating with...

Thanks Davy, me too. I donít like floating with thinset, this is a lot easier and more solid. Building out for an accent always seems to be a job by job basis. What else does everyone like to do for...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-19-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 481
Posted By CaliGrown
What Lou said. A half of a half though, with the...

What Lou said. A half of a half though, with the select I found that prewiping the tile beforehand saves you a lot of trouble when spreading it out, on showers Iíll start top down and get 3/4 way...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-19-2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 264
Posted By CaliGrown
Thanks everyone, was pretty skeptical if this...

Thanks everyone, was pretty skeptical if this could be done and be functional. This is at a commercial property for a local business. Itís a retrofit job replacing rotted out vinyl faced masonite...
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