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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-14-2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,293
Posted By barnaba
Hi, From what I got from your description of...

Hi,

From what I got from your description of the setup, it appears to me you will still have a problem with the new additional section of the floor being possibly lower than the drain (assuming...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-01-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,597
Posted By barnaba
Now, I am looking at your photo correctly, there...

Now, I am looking at your photo correctly, there are three different bits there, right? The two on the left, the narrower middle one and the long one on the right.

The left and the right ones do...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-01-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 694
Posted By barnaba
Well, I gotta funny story... I figured what...

Well, I gotta funny story...

I figured what the hell and actually all the types of caulks that were listed as coming in a 6-pack to the online pickup order I was doing anyway. I ended up ordering...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-01-2018, 02:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 694
Posted By barnaba
Am I going nuts or missing something...

Hey guys,

Could one of you take a look at this for me, because I am either missing some detail or fine print, or Lowes apparently is selling one color of Tec Latex Caulk for six times the price of...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-31-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 4,805
Views: 1,731,362
Posted By barnaba
Don't feel bad. You picked a pretty tough design...

Don't feel bad. You picked a pretty tough design for your first tiling project.

First, you had the window there. I couldn't tell you how many times I've had to deal with uneven studs because of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-22-2018, 05:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 336
Posted By barnaba
Dealing with humidity/rainy weather

Hey guys,

I'd venture a guess that I'm not the only person on JB that is from the northeast. Those of you that are from my neck of the woods would certainly agree that this summer has been...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-11-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 798
Posted By barnaba
CX, could 1/2" plywood, then 1/4" hardiebacker,...

CX, could 1/2" plywood, then 1/4" hardiebacker, and then self-leveling compound on top of backerboard to level-off the subfloor, be a possibility in this situation?

If applicable, it could...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-11-2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,990
Posted By barnaba
I completely agree with CX, and would even go as...

I completely agree with CX, and would even go as far as to say that we will see some form of actually usable, synthetic adhesive system within the next 10 years. It might even be something as...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-11-2018, 06:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 864
Posted By barnaba
Had an exact same issue with a 12x12 (and 12x3...

Had an exact same issue with a 12x12 (and 12x3 bullnose from the same manufacturer) rectified porcelain tile. It was impossible to cut out a rhombus-like shape out of the bullnose without having one...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-22-2018, 01:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,169
Posted By barnaba
I realize that I live in a fairly expensive part...

I realize that I live in a fairly expensive part of the US, but if GCs could get a sqft of tile installed for 4/sqft I am pretty sure they would cover the cost of lodging of the entire crew for the...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-22-2018, 01:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,686
Posted By barnaba
John, something tells me you have never worked...

John, something tells me you have never worked retail at a big box store.

Having worked retail in my youth - almost 20 years ago now - I still am haunted by these memories. The phrase "I just...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-22-2018, 12:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,652
Posted By barnaba
First of all, this may be the worst case of grout...

First of all, this may be the worst case of grout failure I have ever seen , online pictures included.

This being said, I just recently encountered a serious (serious enough to warrant a claim...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-05-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,517
Posted By barnaba
Most expensive tile you ever worked with

Hey guys,

I've been wondering for a while what were some of the most expensive pieces of non-patterned tile you ever worked with. For one of my two current contracts, I am working with 4x4...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-22-2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,734
Posted By barnaba
I dont know how many times I have heard someone...

I dont know how many times I have heard someone explain a loose or cracked tile by "oh someone was dropped on it etc" I have dropped some of the most ridiculous things on tiles (covered by painters...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-22-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,510
Posted By barnaba
I personally don't like to recommend online cheap...

I personally don't like to recommend online cheap alternatives to brand name items, but the $60, heck close to $70 with tax for a DUST SHROUD astounded me, that is until I saw the ones by Dewalt,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-22-2018, 12:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 649
Posted By barnaba
Advice on higher priced gear, time is of the essence

I got my anniversary coming back, and with my tax refund, I am planning to splurge a substantial amount of money on some gear, and one of the the top priorities is purchasing the real deal as far as...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-22-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 762
Posted By barnaba
pain in the but - bullnose frame setup - new gear Qs

EDIT: I SPLIT THE Qs ABOUT NEW GEAR INSTO A SEPARATE THREAD.

Ok I colored the bullnose part of the tiles so it should pretty explanatory.

I am including two quick sketches I just spent a few...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-07-2018, 11:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 731
Posted By barnaba
Double waterproofing

Hey guys,

By now, I feel like we all have heard that double waterproofing is bad, because it can trap moisture. However, has anyone on here ever actually seen the negative effects of it with their...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-07-2018, 10:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,331
Posted By barnaba
Regrouting

Hey guys,

How often do you guys get calls/contracts for regrouting. I am not talking about grout that cracked from faulty installation but about full grout renovation due to dirt/discoloration. In...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-07-2018, 10:43 PM
Replies: 4,805
Views: 1,731,362
Posted By barnaba
Wow, that's pretty bad Chris. My guess is...

Wow, that's pretty bad Chris.

My guess is that it got tiled directly over plywood. That's where I personally normally encounter "finished" tiles that look like they don't have any mortar...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-23-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,388
Posted By barnaba
Thank you very much guys. Two perfect replies. ...

Thank you very much guys. Two perfect replies.

==== Paul

1. Thank you so much for the video. I recall watching a similar one made by CBP long time ago, but this one was so much more...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-20-2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,388
Posted By barnaba
How hard should it be?

Hello everyone. (I have a feeling the tile I chose for this thread will bring a few extra viewers than normal :loaded:)

Anyways, as I am typing this, I am in the process of a kitchen floor demo at...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-14-2017, 05:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 929
Posted By barnaba
The previous bathroom installation suffered...

The previous bathroom installation suffered considerable water damage, and the floor planks got so rotted that they actually collapsed into the basement. I personally consider water leaks to be the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-14-2017, 05:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 929
Posted By barnaba
Thanks! Substrate: 1/2" Hardiebacker with...

Thanks!

Substrate: 1/2" Hardiebacker with Redgard (thin single layer used for its crack preventive effects only, as per manufacturer's instructions).

I do have a water barrier installed behind...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-14-2017, 04:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 929
Posted By barnaba
Meshless mosaic

Hello everyone, my name is Bart and this will officially be my first thread and post on JB.

I am dealing with a mosaic (roughly 12x12 if considering the enclosing square) made up of subway tiles...
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