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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-06-2017, 06:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,725
Posted By hobbyjeep
Just an update. I called TEC tech assistance,...

Just an update. I called TEC tech assistance, they thought maybe the grout was not fully mixed, but asked for package date. Suggested i wash it with Simple Green, or some other high alkaline...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-28-2017, 09:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,725
Posted By hobbyjeep
Yes - the same grout... 650 Delorian Grey. ...

Yes - the same grout... 650 Delorian Grey.

When I lightly scrape the darker spots, it seems to scrap off and the grout below it is light gray.

I'm trying vinegar wash today...

ron
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-27-2017, 06:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,725
Posted By hobbyjeep
Thanks for the ideas. I will try the vinegar...

Thanks for the ideas. I will try the vinegar wash first.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-25-2017, 05:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,725
Posted By hobbyjeep
Mine is also Delorian grey. Looked at grout...

Mine is also Delorian grey.
Looked at grout last evening, and could scrape away the darker color with a plastic tool and it was light color below surface. It looked like it was dirty and dirt...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-24-2017, 06:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,725
Posted By hobbyjeep
New grout discolored in spots

I just grouted new bathroom floor (75 sq fr) with 24x12 porcelain tile. I rolled on a layer of Custom grout release because tile has some texture. I used TEC sanded grout (650 grey) and with grout...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-04-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,042
Posted By hobbyjeep
Looking for Tile Setter - Detroit Metro Area

Looking for setter to finish bathroom remodel - Located in North Oakland County MI. Just outside Milford MI area. Job is installation ready - very little prep work.

Let me know if interested at...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-09-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,042
Posted By hobbyjeep
Looking for Tile Pro - Milford MI Area

Redoing a 7X10 bath - it has been gutted and all new subfloor and bathtub installed. Hardiboard has been installed on floor and around the tub (tub to celing). Looking for tile setter to set tile -...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-23-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,208
Posted By hobbyjeep
Hydro Ban over wallboard

I'm a homeowner updating a bathroom in house. It's a full bath (tub unit) and bath is about 7' X 14'. I've replaced bathtub and installed Hardiboard (1/2 inch) around the tub up to the ceiling. I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-15-2012, 06:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,952
Posted By hobbyjeep
Opps... typo - 1/2 inch cut not 1 inch.

Opps... typo - 1/2 inch cut not 1 inch.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-15-2012, 06:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,952
Posted By hobbyjeep
another photo showing distance between door frame...

another photo showing distance between door frame and edge of wall drywall.
Looks to be close to 1 inch. So the piece of tile (and hardiboard) that need to be cut and removed is 1 inch on one end,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-14-2012, 07:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,952
Posted By hobbyjeep
photo attached. The top left patio door frame is...

photo attached. The top left patio door frame is flush with interrior drywall but frame it pushed out about 1/2 inch beyond drywall at the bottom left corner of the door frame. The right side frame...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-12-2012, 08:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,952
Posted By hobbyjeep
After floor installed and during trim...

After floor installed and during trim installation, I find the french door is not in straight on the sill plate - While the top of the door is flush with the drywall, at the bottom of the door one...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-31-2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,952
Posted By hobbyjeep
Thanks for the answers ron

Thanks for the answers

ron
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-30-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,952
Posted By hobbyjeep
After setting Hardyboard, I decided to hire a...

After setting Hardyboard, I decided to hire a professional to set the tile since there were three rooms involved... and there is no substitute for a professional. The tile came out great. I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-07-2012, 05:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,952
Posted By hobbyjeep
Ok, placed tile order, purchased versibond,...

Ok, placed tile order, purchased versibond, floats, etc. today - for fixing low areas they only had and recommended the product I listed above. Bag states it can be used on top of backer board...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-07-2012, 10:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,952
Posted By hobbyjeep
Hmmm... I will check with thier associates, but...

Hmmm... I will check with thier associates, but I've not had a great deal of success doing that in the past. I will read the bag for sure!

thanks

ron
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-07-2012, 09:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,952
Posted By hobbyjeep
Thanks or quick reply. here is the level...

Thanks or quick reply.

here is the level set I'm planning on using on top of the Hardy Board
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-07-2012, 08:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,952
Posted By hobbyjeep
Now my other projects in house (furnance, AC,...

Now my other projects in house (furnance, AC, sewer pipe repair, gas pipe installation, etc.) are done I'm ready to order the Hardy Board and tile today - I plan on using Versibond mofified thinset...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-23-2012, 08:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,952
Posted By hobbyjeep
Proper Notch Trowel

Getting ready to order tile - will be either 12 inch or 16 inch for kitchen, laundry room and a half bath - 415 square feet. My question is for a 16 inch tile, what notch trowel should I use with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-05-2012, 04:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,952
Posted By hobbyjeep
Thanks... the project continues. My floor is...

Thanks... the project continues.
My floor is about 1/4 off flat per 10 feet, so pulled plywood and working on the floor joists. I'm lowering what I can, but edges along wall are lowest point. My...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-03-2012, 07:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,952
Posted By hobbyjeep
Tile/Patio Door Edging Question

My plans are to install ceramic tile in my kitchen - tear out is complete. Kitchen has a 6 foot patio door and two walk way to a hall and dining room (which both have wood floors). The former owner...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-26-2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,952
Posted By hobbyjeep
Ok, we are looking at 16X16 tile... are there any...

Ok, we are looking at 16X16 tile... are there any downfalls using larger tiles? I hope they install faster. Room is 21 X 13 (kitchen). Kitchen in gutted so tile will be over complete floor THEN...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-23-2012, 03:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,952
Posted By hobbyjeep
Great... Thanks for you quick reply. I will save...

Great... Thanks for you quick reply. I will save some plywood and glue/screw it from the basement.

Regards/

ron b.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-23-2012, 10:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,952
Posted By hobbyjeep
Thanks Jim -After looking at the floor again, I'm...

Thanks Jim -After looking at the floor again, I'm think about pulling some plywood up, shaving the joist and laying new 3/4 plywood down.
Question - current floor is tong and grove... and I will...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-22-2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,952
Posted By hobbyjeep
I'm planning on using ceramic tile for floors. ...

I'm planning on using ceramic tile for floors.

This is second kitche I've done, both have very uneven floor joists - must be very common... and very time consuming to fix.

Thanks for help......
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