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Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-06-2016, 05:09 PM
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Posted By cbonilla
Need tiler in Bethesda, Maryland

This is for a friend as I only work on my own house. Small bath - Shower, sink, toilet. Gut down to the studs, and rebuild. Looking for a tiler experienced with Kerdi. My friend asked me to review...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-06-2016, 07:10 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 22,145
Posted By cbonilla
It's to late for this poster, and he didn't have...

It's to late for this poster, and he didn't have a problem anyway, but can I make a suggestion? When using an inside pipe cutter stuff a towel down the pipe in case your drill chuck decides to let go...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-29-2016, 07:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,756
Posted By cbonilla
I've had great success with the better Bench....

I've had great success with the better Bench. What I did to make the install easier was to have a stone shop cut a triangle for the seat and another for the front "skirt". I installed the seat in a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-01-2016, 06:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,378
Posted By cbonilla
this particular customer wants to use them for...

this particular customer wants to use them for shower walls. I see no problem with it unless I'm missing something.

I can't imagine trying to keep that clean in a shower.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-11-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,122
Posted By cbonilla
Another option would be to slide the toilet left...

Another option would be to slide the toilet left and enlarge the shower. I'd rotate the toilet 90 degrees at the same time. Not much more jackhammer work but you get a large and sybaritic shower. The...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-31-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,489
Posted By cbonilla
In that case supplementary heat from the fan may...

In that case supplementary heat from the fan may be your only option. I'm assuming this is an older home due to hot water heat. How well insulated are you?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-31-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,489
Posted By cbonilla
If you have room you might just add asmall...

If you have room you might just add asmall electric (about 20") baseboard heater. I did this very effectively in a powder room that was at the far end of my forced air system and with a lot of poorly...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-31-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,489
Posted By cbonilla
Another vote for the fantech units. They are so...

Another vote for the fantech units. They are so quiet that as was said above you won't know they're running and will need an auto shut off. Perfect for installing when you have an attic space to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-13-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,704
Posted By cbonilla
A thought on a possible cheap(er) fix. ...

A thought on a possible cheap(er) fix.

Assuming the current curb is tile, have you considered having a piece of solid stone cut to fit over the existing curb? Build up a slope with thinset and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-19-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,056
Posted By cbonilla
Jim -- agreed that the curb can be sloped in any...

Jim -- agreed that the curb can be sloped in any number of ways. But I'll still argue that a product dedicated to shower curbs should have a slope built in.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-19-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,056
Posted By cbonilla
Kman -- it's just that I'm a little mad at myself...

Kman -- it's just that I'm a little mad at myself for not having added this to the contract specs for my friend's project. The tub-to-shower conversion seems to work OK as it has sliding glass doors...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-19-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,056
Posted By cbonilla
re sloped 2x4s: I agree that when we build a...

re sloped 2x4s:

I agree that when we build a curb using off the shelf materials not intended solely for a shower we have to adapt them to fit our purposes. I too have created a slope on a 2x4...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-18-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,056
Posted By cbonilla
Sigh. Too bad such a simple solution couldn't be...

Sigh. Too bad such a simple solution couldn't be implemented. Especially since it's customer satisfaction (which isn't achieved by puddles on the floor) that helps build business

CB
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-18-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,056
Posted By cbonilla
Live and learn. The installation was overall done...

Live and learn. The installation was overall done very well but would have benefited from more slope on the curb. It seems that a simple "This side up" tag could have solved the mis-installs.

So...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-18-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,056
Posted By cbonilla
Question on Kerdi Curb

Having done 4 full and one half bath in my home (with the help of this forum they all turned out great) I volunteered to help a friend spec out the details for bathroom work that he was having done....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-10-2013, 07:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,399
Posted By cbonilla
Just a warning on using an inside pipe cutter. I...

Just a warning on using an inside pipe cutter. I was using one in the third floor bath to set a toilet flange and had the cutter come free from the drill and drop down the drain. Over a foot straight...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-19-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,982
Posted By cbonilla
You're right, ventiliation is important. And...

You're right, ventiliation is important. And whenever I've enclosed units in a cabinet I have added cooling fans
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-13-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,982
Posted By cbonilla
In my GF's bedroom I solved this problem by...

In my GF's bedroom I solved this problem by mounting all the electronics (STB, Apple TV, etc) in the next room. Behind where she wanted her TV was the master bath. We went through the wall and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-28-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,568
Posted By cbonilla
Showers: I've learned my lesson

Having just hauled hundreds of pounds of deck mud to the third floor, followed by hundreds of pounds of cement board, not to mention struggling with the preslope, I swear my next shower will be a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-29-2013, 05:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,568
Posted By cbonilla
Actually with the help of this forum I have done...

Actually with the help of this forum I have done two complete showers with no problems at all. And I think they're better built than a "pro" who gave me an estimate would have done. He wanted to lay...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-28-2013, 04:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,568
Posted By cbonilla
Thank you

Thank you
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-28-2013, 08:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,568
Posted By cbonilla
My next shower. Double check on steps

Its been a few years and now I'm ready to do my next shower. A little rusty on the sequence so if someone could double check my steps I'd appreciate it? My first one turned out great, many thanks.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-15-2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,306
Posted By cbonilla
Thanks, I am planning to use mesh tape and gap...

Thanks, I am planning to use mesh tape and gap the sheets
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-15-2013, 02:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,306
Posted By cbonilla
How soon can I walk on hardiboard?

Redoing a powder room. I'm about to thinset and screw down the hardi? How soon after that can I walk on it?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-26-2013, 07:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 11,327
Posted By cbonilla
I say dont do it. My house, built in 1970, has a...

I say dont do it. My house, built in 1970, has a second floor laundry with a floor drain. Looks like the floor drain is on the same waste line as the main washer drain. I ended up closing off the...
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