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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 04:03 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Davy
I wouldn't install a tile sliver. I'd make the...

I wouldn't install a tile sliver. I'd make the wood reducer span the whole space.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 03:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 115
Posted By Davy
Tommy, Jim is talking about the tiles looking...

Tommy, Jim is talking about the tiles looking saturated due to clogged weep holes or from the copper pan being too flat and without a pitch. The waterproofing (copper pan) should have pitch too, not...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 08:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 376
Posted By Davy
I'm afraid John is right. Find out where the...

I'm afraid John is right. Find out where the slate comes from. If it's Chinese or Indian slate, it's a very soft slate that tends to deteriorate when used in showers and on patios. Just going by the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 07:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 116
Posted By Davy
I would start the layout at the door but that...

I would start the layout at the door but that doesn't mean I would start setting the tiles at the door. I always want to have a way to back out. The bathroom configuration would determine exactly how...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 07:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 203
Posted By Davy
Laz, next time think about changing the bearings....

Laz, next time think about changing the bearings. They aren't that hard to change. Take one out and take it to an auto parts store and let them cross reference the numbers. My old Felker that I used...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing Today, 07:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 95
Posted By Davy
Al, just about any sealer used acts as a grout...

Al, just about any sealer used acts as a grout release. But they do make grout releases just for that purpose that are not sealers. I've used those on very rough surfaces several times in the past....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 08:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 83
Posted By Davy
It helps to have an extra piece to take with you....

It helps to have an extra piece to take with you. I'd check with your local stone supply showrooms. Looks like that stone varies in shade a lot anyway.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 07:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 116
Posted By Davy
Hi CB, welcome. 1. Most of the time, I like...

Hi CB, welcome.
1. Most of the time, I like running the layout parallel with the longest wall. The front of the tub is usually not straight or square with the longest wall but it could be...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 05:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 119
Posted By Davy
A wet saw is best. An angle grinder with a 4 inch...

A wet saw is best. An angle grinder with a 4 inch blade would do but with both tools, a lot depends on the blade you have.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 05:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 119
Posted By Davy
You would want to draw straight lines on the...

You would want to draw straight lines on the plaster right where the edges of the tiles will be. That way you can slightly grind the paint off the plaster where the tiles will go. I wouldn't grind...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 05:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 996
Posted By Davy
Jon, I'm not a Kerdi guy so I'm not sure what...

Jon, I'm not a Kerdi guy so I'm not sure what Schluter recommends but I would have stapled down tar paper and lath first.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 05:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 115
Posted By Davy
Looks like a clamping drain to me. I see nails...

Looks like a clamping drain to me. I see nails sticking out of the OSB, makes me wonder if those are holding down the bottom flange section of the drain or if they go thru the copper pan.

Tommy,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 04:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 996
Posted By Davy
Mud won't stick to the top of the Kerdi. Thinset...

Mud won't stick to the top of the Kerdi. Thinset isn't designed for that but will work. Like Cx said, a mud bed could have been put down with the slope just right along with saving some money. Having...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 04:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 240
Posted By Davy
You can also do your 1/3 stagger like this. Every...

You can also do your 1/3 stagger like this. Every 4th row lines up instead of every other row.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout Yesterday, 04:25 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,845
Posted By Davy
I've heard of guys doing it this way for fence...

I've heard of guys doing it this way for fence posts. I still mix water into my concrete for fence posts even though it's not near as critical as a shower mud bed.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-04-2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 240
Posted By Davy
Dan, if you haven't, lay out the tiles with...

Dan, if you haven't, lay out the tiles with wedges or spacers included to get a true layout. A picture of your back splash would help.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-04-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,845
Posted By Davy
Richard, water is usually mixed into the cement...

Richard, water is usually mixed into the cement mix so all ingredients end up evenly distributed within the mud bed. Not only is there a risk of not adding enough water leaving powder at the bottom...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-03-2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 119
Posted By Davy
Hi Karen. If the plaster is painted, it's best to...

Hi Karen. If the plaster is painted, it's best to grind it off so the tiles can be bonded right to the plaster coat.

Do you plan to cover the rounded corner with tiles too? If so, you might could...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-03-2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 13,970
Posted By Davy
I probably don't use much more mud than you. John...

I probably don't use much more mud than you. John Bridge told me a long time ago that standing around time is very important. I'm pretty good at it these days. Always good to learn from the best.:D
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-03-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,024
Posted By Davy
Nice job.:tup1:

Nice job.:tup1:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-02-2020, 10:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 996
Posted By Davy
Jon, most likely his Hydroban isn't sealed and...

Jon, most likely his Hydroban isn't sealed and bonded to the pan liner right at the floor. Moisture can wick up into the Hardi behind the Hydroban. Water will eventually get to the nails and rust...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-02-2020, 09:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,024
Posted By Davy
I'd only mix enough grout that can be used in...

I'd only mix enough grout that can be used in about 30 minutes, especially this time of year.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-01-2020, 04:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 156
Posted By Davy
I would also start full tiles at the wood floor...

I would also start full tiles at the wood floor as long as the cuts at the door are half size or bigger.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-31-2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By Davy
Hi Dan. I don't know of anything myself. I don't...

Hi Dan. I don't know of anything myself. I don't think tile would hold up very well over asphalt. My dad use to say that tile is only as good as what's behind it. It's only a pretty surface.

Many...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-31-2020, 05:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,001
Posted By Davy
It sticks well to itself. :tup1:

It sticks well to itself. :tup1:
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