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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 02:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 443
Posted By John Bridge
If y'all want to get into a back and forth on the...

If y'all want to get into a back and forth on the usefulness of Liquid Nails and other organic adhesives, take it to the Mud Box or the Pro Hangout. The last thing in the world we want to do in the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-23-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 172
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Jayven, :) You should remove the grout...

Hi Jayven, :)

You should remove the grout from that joint and replace it with silicone caulking, which comes in several colors. You can find grout removal tools at big box stores.
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 02-23-2021, 10:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 107
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Dave, :) The "wet look" sealers you're...

Hi Dave, :)

The "wet look" sealers you're talking about are called enhancers, and there have been problems with grout when they have been used. It is generally recommended that you use the...
Forum: The Mud Box 02-23-2021, 10:06 AM
Replies: 5,611
Views: 517,030
Posted By John Bridge
The big problem here is not how the plumbing it...

The big problem here is not how the plumbing it done but the failure of our power grid. When people are without power for days and temps are way below freezing, pipes WILL freeze. :)

I ran PEX...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-17-2021, 04:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 254
Posted By John Bridge
Hi George, :) I don't see the need for...

Hi George, :)

I don't see the need for plywood or lath is you're going to brush waterproofing on the surface of the curb. You should use bricks or chunks of cement block and mortar to form the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-17-2021, 04:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 538
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Kenny, :) The waterproofing layer is...

Hi Kenny, :)

The waterproofing layer is actually the orange membrane behind the fleece, so you should be okay. Mix your thinset on the "loose" side and make sure you get full contact. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-13-2021, 10:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 159
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Mike, :) You said pencil liner at the...

Hi Mike, :)

You said pencil liner at the top. Don't do that. No ceiling is that close to being perfect.

The best way I know to ensure you're not making a mistake is to lay out a sample of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-13-2021, 10:35 AM
Replies: 345
Views: 495,343
Posted By John Bridge
I most certainly will have our admin take a look....

I most certainly will have our admin take a look. :)
Forum: The Mud Box 02-13-2021, 10:33 AM
Replies: 5,611
Views: 517,030
Posted By John Bridge
It's another one of those Canadian/Yankee/Commie...

It's another one of those Canadian/Yankee/Commie plots to ship cold weather down here in hopes of warming things a little up north. Well, let me tell you that it's working. ;)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-11-2021, 02:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 190
Posted By John Bridge
Hi JC, :) From here it looks like your block...

Hi JC, :)

From here it looks like your block work isn't straight and level. That'll have to be corrected. The best cure for that would be brick mortar (fat mud).
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-11-2021, 02:26 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 495,343
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Paul, We'll get our admin to have a...

Hi Paul,


We'll get our admin to have a look. :)

J.B.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-09-2021, 04:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 129
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Jason and welcome. :) I don't know much...

Hi Jason and welcome. :)

I don't know much of anything about insulation in your situation, and I'm hoping someone else here does.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-09-2021, 09:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 279
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Cliff, :) I think once you've removed the...

Hi Cliff, :)

I think once you've removed the carpet you could cut out a section of OSB and discover what you've got to work with in the way of framing and sub-floor.

There is no reason to tile...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-09-2021, 08:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 195
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Lou, :) If the brick has never been...

Hi Lou, :)

If the brick has never been sealed, or otherwise coated, fat mud will stick to it. Use masonry mix cement, and burn it into the brick. I would dampen the bricks before starting.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-07-2021, 08:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 408
Posted By John Bridge
Hi GW, :) You could also use a "soldier...

Hi GW, :)

You could also use a "soldier course" at the bottom of the walls. Stand the tiles on end and cut them to reach the floor. Quite a bit of waste and a basic design change, but it saves...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 02-04-2021, 09:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 265
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Michael, I'm afraid I'll have to agree...

Hi Michael,

I'm afraid I'll have to agree with Tonto. It's not so much that the tiles were stained by the grout; it's that the grout has lodged itself into the tiny pores in the tile surface. I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-03-2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 443
Posted By John Bridge
Welcome to the forum, Stephanie. ;) I'm with...

Welcome to the forum, Stephanie. ;)

I'm with Jeff. I would break it out (after obtaining a replacement). I'm pretty sure the niche was defective when installed, and there is no reason not to use...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-03-2021, 09:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 300
Posted By John Bridge
Jeff, :) I've never used anything but...

Jeff,
:)
I've never used anything but thinset on marble tiles. Why would you want to go with a mastic?
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-03-2021, 09:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 160
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Rich, :) I know a very good tile guy in...

Hi Rich, :)

I know a very good tile guy in Marysville. Name is Tom Hulse. He used to be one of our moderators here. :) (425) 754-5850 ...

P.S. I attended Everett High back in the fifties. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-01-2021, 11:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 180
Posted By John Bridge
I think I would recommend something other than...

I think I would recommend something other than tile. :)
Forum: The Mud Box 01-31-2021, 08:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 254
Posted By John Bridge
Can't think of the name of it, but have a feeling...

Can't think of the name of it, but have a feeling it's way out right wing political. :)
Forum: The Mud Box 01-28-2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 254
Posted By John Bridge
Might have to go over to Tile Geeks to find Frank...

Might have to go over to Tile Geeks to find Frank or to one of those other social media sites he frequents :) I called him and sang happy birthday to him.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-25-2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 196
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Rich, :) Most contractors mark up their...

Hi Rich, :)

Most contractors mark up their products. They buy at wholesale and mark up to retail. The thing to know is that all contractors have to make a profit in order to stay in business, and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-24-2021, 09:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 457
Posted By John Bridge
Jim referred to the slotted weep holes on the...

Jim referred to the slotted weep holes on the underside of the clamping ring. They work in two ways. Water can seep in horizontally through the slots that go out to the edge of the ring, and water...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-24-2021, 09:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,297
Posted By John Bridge
On the floor, I'm guessing the thinset had...

On the floor, I'm guessing the thinset had partially dried on its surface before the mosaics were set. :)
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