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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 05:51 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By Davy
Stiff mud is harder to work with. I think you...

Stiff mud is harder to work with. I think you would have successfully filled your boots regardless. But, you did good, you just kept on going. :D
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 05:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 254
Posted By Davy
Cx is talking from experience when he mentioned...

Cx is talking from experience when he mentioned filling his boots with mud. I watched him experience that. :D

He blamed it on the mud, saying it was mixed too wet. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-25-2021, 03:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 254
Posted By Davy
If you're going to make your own mud, try to find...

If you're going to make your own mud, try to find some plaster sand (sharp sand). Brick sand tends (at least in my area) to be too fine. Getting the mud right makes a big difference. I use a lot of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-25-2021, 02:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 343
Posted By Davy
I always shoot for full tiles at the doorway. I'd...

I always shoot for full tiles at the doorway. I'd lay it out like Jim.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-23-2021, 05:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 162
Posted By Davy
With that pattern, you're bound to have a small...

With that pattern, you're bound to have a small cut somewhere. I'd cut it in and not look back.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-23-2021, 05:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 195
Posted By Davy
Thanks. I wasn't crazy about the pattern but they...

Thanks. I wasn't crazy about the pattern but they liked it, that's all that matters. :tup1:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-23-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 250
Posted By Davy
Now, now, we're practically twins. I thought that...

Now, now, we're practically twins. I thought that was me in that picture. :D Besides, he watched me install the first few hundred, now it's my turn to watch. And, yes, the stress is minimal. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-23-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 250
Posted By Davy
Same here, I've never seen that.

Same here, I've never seen that.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-23-2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 195
Posted By Davy
You don't have to bust out the whole slab in the...

You don't have to bust out the whole slab in the shower. You can taper it down, mud it back up with proper slope and do a divot type drain. I still put a speed bump (about 3/4 high) across the curb...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-22-2021, 02:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 250
Posted By Davy
Glenn, I would experiment to see which is the...

Glenn, I would experiment to see which is the fastest way. As long as you don't let the thinset dry out too much like Phil mentioned, you shouldn't have any stones come loose. Of course, you'll get a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-19-2021, 06:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 343
Posted By Davy
Those look to be hand made, rustic and will vary...

Those look to be hand made, rustic and will vary in size. I'd go with at least 1/8, myself. But, you'll find that when you set a large tile, the joint will be smaller and the opposite with a small...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-18-2021, 05:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 185
Posted By Davy
In the past we've done many floors like that but...

In the past we've done many floors like that but we stapled tar paper and lath down first. So there's only one way I'd do it, take it all out and mud it back.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-15-2021, 06:21 PM
Replies: 22,017
Views: 5,568,872
Posted By Davy
Nice work, Brian. :tup1:

Nice work, Brian. :tup1:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-13-2021, 05:25 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,077
Posted By Davy
I always tell the plumber ahead of time that my...

I always tell the plumber ahead of time that my walls will be 1 1/4 - 1 1/2 from the studs. They always find a way to make it work.

Knowing how to do mud work is good to have in your bag of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-13-2021, 05:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 327
Posted By Davy
What Cx and Jim said. Makes me wonder if the...

What Cx and Jim said. Makes me wonder if the metal edging is keeping moisture from escaping.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-13-2021, 04:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 206
Posted By Davy
Like Cx mentioned, there are products for...

Like Cx mentioned, there are products for patching and leveling but I have used LFT Versabond for this when it's 1/4 inch thick or less. Keep in mind that it's not going by the book but it does work....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-13-2021, 06:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 206
Posted By Davy
Don't know how you plan to do it but I wouldn't...

Don't know how you plan to do it but I wouldn't try to free hand the mud. Use a straight edge to pull the excess mud off while it's wet. Do a small section at a time.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-11-2021, 06:09 PM
Replies: 22,017
Views: 5,568,872
Posted By Davy
Nice job, Jon. I like it. :tup1:

Nice job, Jon. I like it. :tup1:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-10-2021, 06:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 216
Posted By Davy
Steve, we don't have enough information to make...

Steve, we don't have enough information to make that call. If there's a shower head above the valve then it could be leaking in the line going to it. If that's the case it would only leak when the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-10-2021, 10:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 108
Posted By Davy
Is this wall in a shower or just a bathroom wall?...

Is this wall in a shower or just a bathroom wall? If it's not in the shower, you might look into modular art panels.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-10-2021, 10:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 216
Posted By Davy
Hi Steve, welcome back. Of course we have a few...

Hi Steve, welcome back. Of course we have a few questions before hopefully being able to answer your questions. When you say concrete walls and floor, do you mean a poured concrete or do you mean it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-10-2021, 10:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 251
Posted By Davy
When you lift the tiles, check to see how well...

When you lift the tiles, check to see how well the original installer cleaned the slab. Many times we see paint overspray on the slab. Thinset mortar doesn't bond very well to enamel paint on a slab....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-10-2021, 09:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 204
Posted By Davy
Over the years I've seen several floors with this...

Over the years I've seen several floors with this same problem. The homeowner would ask me to repair the grout just to have it crack out again in a few months. Eventually I replaced most of these...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-10-2021, 12:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By Davy
Like Jeff, I remember hearing about guys doing...

Like Jeff, I remember hearing about guys doing this in the early 80's before we knew what anti-fracture membranes were. On slabs that had cracks, Some guys were also putting down tar paper with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-10-2021, 12:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 204
Posted By Davy
After you follow Cx's instructions and add more...

After you follow Cx's instructions and add more grout, let it firm up in the joint a little. Might take 10-20 minutes, then wash it with your sponge wringing out all the water that you can.

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