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Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-12-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 464
Posted By John Bridge
Yeah, but we are all DIYers. Cost isn't the...

Yeah, but we are all DIYers. Cost isn't the issue. :D
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-11-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 464
Posted By John Bridge
Bill Russo (RTC) is a friend of mine, but I just...

Bill Russo (RTC) is a friend of mine, but I just don't see how a three-step outfit can do the work of 7 or 8 pads. Milling stone is like sanding wood. Try skipping a step and you end up with a mess....
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-11-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 551
Posted By John Bridge
I will admit to having regrouted a couple times. ...

I will admit to having regrouted a couple times.

And I actually have used fiberglass showers. I'm an RVer. No tile in those rigs. :D
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-10-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 148
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Mike, A miter is two pieces. You can make...

Hi Mike,

A miter is two pieces. You can make any length you want. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-10-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 231
Posted By John Bridge
Hi and welcome. Please give us a first name....

Hi and welcome. Please give us a first name. Doesn't even have to be your own. :)

Remove the grout as soon as possible. :)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-10-2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 551
Posted By John Bridge
Last time I showered in a plastic shower was in...

Last time I showered in a plastic shower was in my apartment way back when I wasn't married. I've had tile showers ever since. You guys ought to be ashamed of yourselves.

I can tell you're not,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-07-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 261
Posted By John Bridge
On marble: It's actually not porous stone....

On marble: It's actually not porous stone. Granite, on the other hand is. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-07-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 287
Posted By John Bridge
I can't see using regular pressure treated lumber...

I can't see using regular pressure treated lumber for anything indoors. The stuff goes absolutely crazy as it dries out (which takes months). :)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-07-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 3,058
Views: 599,921
Posted By John Bridge
I advise all tile setters to get themselves to...

I advise all tile setters to get themselves to Coverings. :) It's the only place I know where you can get up close and personal to all the products mentioned here and a lot more. Most of the major...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-06-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 287
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Ray, I don't see any water marks on the...

Hi Ray,

I don't see any water marks on the studs in the picture. I would probably just build the new shower using the same setup. The other thing I can tell you is that there doesn't seem to be an...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-06-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 391
Posted By John Bridge
I agree with my two compadres. Leaking curbs have...

I agree with my two compadres. Leaking curbs have to be removed. If the saddle is sitting right on the composite floor, silicone is about the only remedy I can think of. I've never done a shower...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-06-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 597
Posted By John Bridge
Well, I've got to tell you I agree that mud is...

Well, I've got to tell you I agree that mud is the best way to go for walls that are way out of whack. All of the membrane showers I've done have been taken right down to the studs, so getting them...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-05-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 160
Posted By John Bridge
Hi and welcome. Please give us a name folks can...

Hi and welcome. Please give us a name folks can pronounce. ;)

You'll be able to post links after you make a few replies to this thread. In the meantime, I don't know of any shower kits that cost...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-05-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 597
Posted By John Bridge
Davy, If Gobis was still running the tile...

Davy,

If Gobis was still running the tile school I'd send you on an expense paid trip to South Carolina to get you up to date on modern tile installation. That's what he did to me years ago, and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-04-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 199
Posted By John Bridge
Floors to receive tile need to be flat; they...

Floors to receive tile need to be flat; they don't necessarily need to be "level."

Yes, you can work SLC to just about a feather edge. Don't forget that you need to first use a primer.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-04-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 221
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Nimal, :) The drain might be an Oatey,...

Hi Nimal, :)

The drain might be an Oatey, but it might be something else. There are many drain companies.

I agree that removing the small tiles on the floor is the way to go.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-04-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 258
Posted By John Bridge
I'm still confused, but it seems to be happening...

I'm still confused, but it seems to be happening to me more and more lately. :D

It sounds like you want to somehow attach plywood to concrete floors. That is difficult to do, and it would leave...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-04-2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 159
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Vic, I'm wondering what you intend to do...

Hi Vic,

I'm wondering what you intend to do around the rim of the pool.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-04-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 597
Posted By John Bridge
This is probably one of the questions we can't...

This is probably one of the questions we can't answer in the short run. The test of time will tell. ;)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-03-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 199
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Ted, Although self-leveling compound is...

Hi Ted,

Although self-leveling compound is somewhat expensive, it's probably the way you need to go. Then use the Ditra-Heat or at least a tiling membrane of some sort. How much variation in...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-03-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 258
Posted By John Bridge
Welcome aboard, Janice. :) You have a lot of...

Welcome aboard, Janice. :)

You have a lot of questions about several different situations, so this may take some time. First, I would advise you to post some pictures here.

I don't know why you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-03-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 152
Posted By John Bridge
Hi J.D., :) It makes no difference whether...

Hi J.D., :)

It makes no difference whether the faming goes down to the board floor or whether it's on top of the new plywood. I would lay the plywood first, though, just because it's less cutting...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-03-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 597
Posted By John Bridge
I think we've had a thread on this previously,...

I think we've had a thread on this previously, but there's no telling where it is. :)

I'm in the school that thinks the constant tension between tile and substrate might be a problem. I don't know...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-02-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 516
Posted By John Bridge
You're going to need a better description of your...

You're going to need a better description of your concerns and close-up shots of the tiled surface, Jon. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-02-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 160
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Collin, :) I've replaced more than one...

Hi Collin, :)

I've replaced more than one man's share of shower floors. At the very least I have removed the top and inside curb tile and mortar AND the lower tiles, two to three rows depending on...
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