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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 06:25 PM
Replies: 18
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Posted By Davy
Yes, sometimes it's best to glue a few scrap...

Yes, sometimes it's best to glue a few scrap pieces on a piece of sheetrock and practice on it. Make sure you're happy with the outcome.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 06:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 624
Posted By Davy
Most jobs don't allow us time to cover the deck...

Most jobs don't allow us time to cover the deck mud with plastic although it's good to do. I can't ever remember working over fresh concrete but I'm sure it will still have some moisture in it when...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 06:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 177
Posted By Davy
Todd, most mold and mildew problems can be...

Todd, most mold and mildew problems can be avoided with more ventilation in the bathroom. Keeping the shower door open at least part way and a fan to help dry out the shower helps.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 05:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 127
Posted By Davy
I usually use a 3/16 V notch with 1 inch hex.

I usually use a 3/16 V notch with 1 inch hex.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 07:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,392
Posted By Davy
With 12x12 tiles, I usually use a 3/8 tall...

With 12x12 tiles, I usually use a 3/8 tall notched trowel. That 3/8 notch should give you about 1/8 or so of thinset, which is about right.

Looks like you'll have cut tiles against the drain. You...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 06:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 302
Posted By Davy
Yep, it's a handy tool for that too. :D

Yep, it's a handy tool for that too. :D
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-23-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 302
Posted By Davy
Another vote for a margin trowel. Keep one in...

Another vote for a margin trowel. Keep one in your back pocket at all times.

Years ago when I was a helper, one of the setters I worked with kept his margin trowel pretty clean. When the food...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-23-2020, 07:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 328
Posted By Davy
I use a micro fiber cloth to buff the sealer off...

I use a micro fiber cloth to buff the sealer off but you can use cotton rags if you want. Do a section at a time, maybe 10 sq ft. When buffing, once you think you've buffed it all off, get a clean...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-23-2020, 07:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,392
Posted By Davy
With 1/4 inch thick tiles, the mud bed should...

With 1/4 inch thick tiles, the mud bed should come up to within about 5/16-3/8 of the top edge of the drain. That means the mud would cover the flange about 1/4 inch. I can't say if you would have...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-22-2020, 07:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 510
Posted By Davy
I seem to post this picture a lot. With the...

I seem to post this picture a lot.

With the base already set, you can notch a stick the tile thickness and use it to pull the mud, leaving just enough space for the tile to slide under.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-22-2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,392
Posted By Davy
I would want some weep holes, as long as they are...

I would want some weep holes, as long as they are above the membrane. That would give the water a place to escape although I'm not sure if the water is going to flow thru the thinset.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-22-2020, 06:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 302
Posted By Davy
To me, the responsible and safe way would be to...

To me, the responsible and safe way would be to leave it all in a bucket till spring. :)

Find your worst looking bucket and every time you have a little thinset or grout left over, scrape it into...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-22-2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,690
Posted By Davy
It's personal preference, I like 1/2 inch. Some...

It's personal preference, I like 1/2 inch. Some granite fabricators installed some a while back on one of my showers with 1 1/4 overhang. I thought that was too much.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-22-2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 491
Posted By Davy
Cement board comes in 1/4 and 1/2, or close to...

Cement board comes in 1/4 and 1/2, or close to 1/2.

I think that's what Jim was talking about. For example, Hardie isn't a true cement board but it isn't a half inch thick, it's about 7/16. And...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-22-2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 369
Posted By Davy
I agree with Randy, I'd lightly pry on some of...

I agree with Randy, I'd lightly pry on some of them.

To lighten the leveling wedges, you have to have the neighboring tiles set. By then the thinset can skin over.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-21-2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 491
Posted By Davy
Sure, he can replace both layers or just the one....

Sure, he can replace both layers or just the one. I'd probably replace the one layer. Those few pieces will probably last longer than the others around the bottom.

I think he knows this is a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-21-2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 305
Posted By Davy
I would use Custom's Prism or Laticrete's...

I would use Custom's Prism or Laticrete's Permacolor. Both are inline with what Justin talked about. If you worry about scratching it, make a sample board with scrap pieces and grout it first.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-21-2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 569
Posted By Davy
I might add, just because a thinset is non sag,...

I might add, just because a thinset is non sag, I've found that it still might be necessary to add wedges or spacers to get the tiles to stay put, especially for the first few minutes.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-20-2020, 05:55 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,027
Posted By Davy
Nice job. :tup1:

Nice job. :tup1:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-20-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 850
Posted By Davy
They do make ceramic corner caddies for shampoo...

They do make ceramic corner caddies for shampoo bottles. Some people like them, some don't. We have also used triangle shape pieces of marble or granite
embedded in the shower corner.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-20-2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 569
Posted By Davy
I'd use the 1/4x 1/4 trowel for that size tiles....

I'd use the 1/4x 1/4 trowel for that size tiles. What Bubba said about non sag thinset. Custom's Prolite from Home Depot is hard to beat.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-20-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,971
Posted By Davy
Yes, now I need to find him a helper so I can nap...

Yes, now I need to find him a helper so I can nap all day.:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-19-2020, 05:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,971
Posted By Davy
Happens a lot these days, Cx. With my old knees,...

Happens a lot these days, Cx. With my old knees, I'm the helper when we do floors.:tup1:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-18-2020, 04:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,392
Posted By Davy
Does the grate finish out flush with the top of...

Does the grate finish out flush with the top of the drain?

I see the red dots in your picture. You don't want to drill holes lower than your membrane.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-18-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 491
Posted By Davy
Yep, looks like two layers of 1/2 inch sheetrock....

Yep, looks like two layers of 1/2 inch sheetrock. Slap a new piece of 1/2 inch cement board over it and patch it up.
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