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Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-29-2020, 03:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 341
Posted By John Bridge
Welcome aboard, Robert. :)

Welcome aboard, Robert. :)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-29-2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 75,911
Posted By John Bridge
I haven't heard from the owner in several months....

I haven't heard from the owner in several months. Been meaning to call him, but fact that he hasn't tried to contact me tells me things aren't good. It was a great product line. I really hate to see...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 06-26-2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By John Bridge
I'm certainly not nearly as knowledgeable as...

I'm certainly not nearly as knowledgeable as Jeff, but I have achieved a good honed appearance with 220 grit paper. 600-800 will not make it shiny, just a finer hone.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-24-2020, 07:35 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 126,494
Posted By John Bridge
Hi All, :) Everything I've written points to...

Hi All, :)

Everything I've written points to the Kerdi Shower System, and that's what I would still recommend. For someone who has never touched tile before, start with the Kerdi Shower Book.
...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-24-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 180
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Antonio, :) Not a lot of information...

Hi Antonio, :)

Not a lot of information there. How old is the house. What type of "wall panels?.
Forum: The Mud Box 06-24-2020, 07:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 432
Posted By John Bridge
I'll point out that those flashing strips are...

I'll point out that those flashing strips are likely to be bent into the bed joints between courses. Would be pretty tough to re-flash, I think. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-24-2020, 06:51 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 15,262
Posted By John Bridge
Hi John, :) If you do get a little...

Hi John, :)

If you do get a little squeeze-out, let it set up for two or three hours and then scrape gently with and old rounded screwdriver or something similar --- something that won't reach...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-12-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 255
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Matt, :) Acetone won't do anything to...

Hi Matt, :)

Acetone won't do anything to cement. The tile looks like ceramic to me. If it is in fact stone, as long as it's not marble, limestone or slate you can use sufamic acid, which is...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 06-11-2020, 07:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 286
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Jeff, :) I agree with Bubba. And 511...

Hi Jeff, :)

I agree with Bubba. And 511 definitely won't do it. The tile sealers we use and nowadays are termed "moisture transmissible." They do a better job on dirt and oils than they do on...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-11-2020, 07:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 419
Posted By John Bridge
Hey Steve, I don't have your current number....

Hey Steve,

I don't have your current number. Why don't you give me a call sometime? :)
I think you're right, but if it's an opaque tile it shouldn't matter either way.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-06-2020, 06:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 372
Posted By John Bridge
Yep, John Bridge himself sits out here in the...

Yep, John Bridge himself sits out here in the hills on a couple acres and spends his time working on the place. :)
Forum: The Mud Box 06-06-2020, 06:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 499
Posted By John Bridge
Almost everyone in my area except I has a metal...

Almost everyone in my area except I has a metal roof. I don't think I have ever seen an aluminum one. Most are natural galvanized color. Occasionally I'll see a painted (powder coat) one. All are...
Forum: The Mud Box 06-03-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 194
Posted By John Bridge
Dammit, Laz. It doesn't get more political than...

Dammit, Laz. It doesn't get more political than that unless you mix in a little religion. :)
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 06-02-2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By John Bridge
I think a tear-out and re-do of the shower floor,...

I think a tear-out and re-do of the shower floor, or live with what's there.
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 06-02-2020, 08:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Andrew, :) I'm not sure those are...

Hi Andrew, :)


I'm not sure those are Saltillo; they look more like cement (glazed concrete tiles). It might be the pictures. Tell us whether the chipped areas are red like bricks or gray like...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 05-29-2020, 10:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Travis, :) I don't think re-grouting is...

Hi Travis, :)

I don't think re-grouting is an option. You might think about going over the floor with powdered grout to fill the little holes.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-29-2020, 10:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 188
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Frans, Welcome aboard. :) What CX said. ...

Hi Frans, Welcome aboard. :)

What CX said.

Also, there is always a problem with consistency in products like sacked mortar no matter who the maker is. For one thing, grades of sand vary, and...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-29-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 372
Posted By John Bridge
Hi folks, :) I live forty miles out of...

Hi folks, :)

I live forty miles out of Austin and have been long "retarred," so I'm not going to be a lot of help, either. I suggest you call Schluter (makers of Kerdi) and ask for the number of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-28-2020, 09:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 259
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Joe, I agree with Jim. Nothing beats...

Hi Joe,

I agree with Jim. Nothing beats trying the trim beforehand.
Forum: The Mud Box 05-26-2020, 11:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 629
Posted By John Bridge
Hi David, :) I've never owned one of those,...

Hi David, :)

I've never owned one of those, but I know you've got to keep them up off the ground if they have a plywood floor. :)
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 05-22-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 408
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Grady, . Way back in the day I did a lot of...

Hi Grady, . Way back in the day I did a lot of Saltillo floor work and finished a couple jobs myself. That experience taught me to hire a professional, and there were pros at the time that...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-22-2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,343
Posted By John Bridge
A former moderator and one-time friend, Bud...

A former moderator and one-time friend, Bud Cline, came up with my Mudmeister title. I thought at the time and still do that it meant that I was in charge of the Mud Box forum. If it has to do with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-20-2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 277
Posted By John Bridge
It is a non-issue, but I've just had another...

It is a non-issue, but I've just had another zinger idea: Place a vase or some other object in one corner. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-19-2020, 04:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 141
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Wayne, I've never done that and don't have...

Hi Wayne, I've never done that and don't have answers for you. I'll bet the folks at Schluter do, though. Give 'em a call. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-19-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 277
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Nick, :) I would set the cabinets keeping...

Hi Nick, :)

I would set the cabinets keeping your symmetry in mind, then remove the end cuts (both ends) and install new pieces right up to the cabinets. People will not notice or care that the...
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