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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 02:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 140
Posted By Lazarus
Plane old drywall works just great for a Kerdi...

Plane old drywall works just great for a Kerdi base.....As an "Adjunct," I have become a big fan of Triden Board. I generally get it from Dal Tile...but they have been out recently due...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 02:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 136
Posted By Lazarus
I generally use about half a bag at a time if I'm...

I generally use about half a bag at a time if I'm tiling relatively "open" areas. Just don't mix it too stiff and mix, let slake and re-mix. If too stiff, this is the time to add a smidge more...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-25-2021, 01:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 211
Posted By Lazarus
As evidenced by your pictures, it's pretty...

As evidenced by your pictures, it's pretty obvious that there was no adhesion to the back of the slate and, as you said, the Versabond probably was skimming over before he set them. If the one's...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-25-2021, 11:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 88
Posted By Lazarus
Many tile mechanics far prefer to do the prep and...

Many tile mechanics far prefer to do the prep and set their own walls. If you have a good tile person, I would get their advice first. Tell them what you propose (they may be fine with that) and...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-23-2021, 01:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 195
Posted By Lazarus
That was pretty much what I had in mind...:tup2: ...

That was pretty much what I had in mind...:tup2:

Although I had not thought of a divot drain. I thought to use a Kerdi drain and run the mud at the flange (3/4" or so) up to the walls and to the...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-23-2021, 09:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 195
Posted By Lazarus
Inclined to agree with you. Called to give...

Inclined to agree with you.

Called to give him some free advice on how & why a one inch curb wouldn't work on a flat slab. He got huffy with me because he happened to be at work.... Fine, make...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-22-2021, 02:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 195
Posted By Lazarus
Go Figure.....

Interesting encounter. Looked at a job recently. "Wood look" tile floors in most areas...no problem. Then, we have the shower.

Slab everywhere...reasonably flat. 3x4 shower and his wife wanted...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-20-2021, 10:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 379
Posted By Lazarus
You might try putting that tile in a pan of water...

You might try putting that tile in a pan of water overnight. In many cases, if mastic was used, exposure to water will will re-emulsify and soften the material. If it remains hard...probably...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-17-2021, 12:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By Lazarus
Nor does he use morter to bed cement board to...

Nor does he use morter to bed cement board to plywood or tape seams. "Been doing it this way for X number of years and it makes it tougher for the next guy to rip it out." (When it fails?) :bonk:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-15-2021, 05:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 220
Posted By Lazarus
You too, brother.....

You too, brother.....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-15-2021, 05:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 220
Posted By Lazarus
Jon....floors to be tiled don't give a rat's a$$...

Jon....floors to be tiled don't give a rat's a$$ about level. All that is critical is that it is flat. :scratch:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-14-2021, 12:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 229
Posted By Lazarus
You should remove as much as possible. Would...

You should remove as much as possible. Would have been easy if done while setting the tile...but that ship has sailed.

A utility knife should get most of it. A wire brush will also help and a...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-12-2021, 04:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By Lazarus
Isn't this the same guy that says that a...

Isn't this the same guy that says that a traditional shower pan (water in/water out) does not require a preslope? :scratch:
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-12-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 642
Posted By Lazarus
The video went viral and volunteers and donated...

The video went viral and volunteers and donated materials are doing a complete rebuild for this family. Good to see.....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-05-2021, 08:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 290
Posted By Lazarus
There is no such thing as "Pre mixed morter" that...

There is no such thing as "Pre mixed morter" that I've ever seen. The stuff I see labeled as such in buckets is little more than a mastic with some sand thrown in....
Forum: The Mud Box 10-04-2021, 04:30 PM
Replies: 2,647
Views: 441,732
Posted By Lazarus
Never to be seen again.....Roy Orbison, Tom Petty...

Never to be seen again.....Roy Orbison, Tom Petty and George Harrison.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-04-2021, 01:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 718
Posted By Lazarus
Just looks to me like shoddy, damaged/chipped...

Just looks to me like shoddy, damaged/chipped tile. Short of that, the grout should have worked. I do, however agree about using black grout. Not in my world....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-02-2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,107
Posted By Lazarus
Used to use the overlays a decade or two ago. ...

Used to use the overlays a decade or two ago. They work well and solve the waterproofing problem if used over 2x4's...a bit pricy and I prefer brick or block if on a slab.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-01-2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,107
Posted By Lazarus
If that is cement board, it can be covered with...

If that is cement board, it can be covered with Kerdi and will be waterproof. 2x4's cannot be covered with a waterproof membrane......
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-24-2021, 02:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 517
Posted By Lazarus
Matt. I don't particularly care for it....but it...

Matt. I don't particularly care for it....but it is a judgement call. If it works for you....fine.

Looks as though the cuts around the drain are "spot on."
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-24-2021, 02:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By Lazarus
At 18" you might have enough rigidity for the...

At 18" you might have enough rigidity for the 1/2" CBU to be stable enough. This is not a floor...it's a backsplash.
Forum: The Mud Box 09-23-2021, 03:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 185
Posted By Lazarus
Thanks for deleting the duplicate post.....

Thanks for deleting the duplicate post.....
Forum: The Mud Box 09-22-2021, 08:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 185
Posted By Lazarus
In Your Youth.....

OK...what would you kill to have back again?

I was a Jaguar fan and owned four of them, total. While in New Orleans, my very favorite was a 1965 Jaguar 4.2 litre coupe. ...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-22-2021, 05:02 PM
Replies: 22,017
Views: 5,568,941
Posted By Lazarus
Very nice, Brian....

Very nice, Brian....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-22-2021, 12:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 297
Posted By Lazarus
Rebecca, I have never heard of "Double Loaded"...

Rebecca, I have never heard of "Double Loaded" porcelain tile.

Typically, porcelain tile can either be "Thru Bodied," where the colour goes completely thru it (preferred). or "Face Bodied" where...
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