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Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-18-2020, 06:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 621
Posted By CaliGrown
Justin, where in the heck would you need any of...

Justin, where in the heck would you need any of this pokey nonsense in a mud shower?
Just teasing, I’ve had good experiences with Noble Sealant 150 and Laticrete’s Latisil (The one for the Hydroban...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-18-2020, 06:33 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,498
Posted By CaliGrown
Looks like you can get two cuts per full tile...

Looks like you can get two cuts per full tile maybe even three. Put your tape measure away and have your pencil or marker ready. Take a tile and place the finished side against the existing wall in...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-17-2020, 05:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 107
Posted By CaliGrown
I’d do it beforehand and let it dry that way you...

I’d do it beforehand and let it dry that way you can knock down ridges. But may be a mute point if your tile is larger format. Best to get your substrate as flat as you can before tiling though.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-17-2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 107
Posted By CaliGrown
It’s the sand from your mix. Rub the walls down...

It’s the sand from your mix. Rub the walls down with a wood float or a light pass with a brick rub. Vacuum the walls down to remove any remaining grain and dust. Then wipe the walls down with a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-15-2020, 07:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 301
Posted By CaliGrown
Did he screw the cement board into the liner...

Did he screw the cement board into the liner along the wall perimeter also? If so, how low?
If it’s only on the curb, you may be able to get by with a “patch” a.k.a seaming a new section of liner...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-02-2020, 10:03 PM
Replies: 4,712
Views: 1,555,259
Posted By CaliGrown
Lotta neat features on this one.

Lotta neat features on this one.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-29-2020, 11:18 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,830
Posted By CaliGrown
Looks like the better bench system if I’m not...

Looks like the better bench system if I’m not mistaken, and that it’s been installed after the wall tile. Manufacturer recommends silicone injected into the screw penetrations. I’ve always continued...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-28-2020, 10:38 PM
Replies: 4,712
Views: 1,555,259
Posted By CaliGrown
Kevin, haven’t you seen grout accents before? ...

Kevin, haven’t you seen grout accents before?
Way better than custom tile borders (Skinnies/Slivers) and they always seem to catch your eye even from across the room. Best type of feature you can...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-28-2020, 10:33 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,830
Posted By CaliGrown
Give ‘em the boot, and sit down with your G.C for...

Give ‘em the boot, and sit down with your G.C for a no BS talk. I wouldn’t waste anymore time having your home built with shortcomings. Shame that they wasted so much tile and time, hope you find a...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-23-2020, 07:12 AM
Replies: 4,712
Views: 1,555,259
Posted By CaliGrown
Worst one I’ve come across. The clients are new...

Worst one I’ve come across. The clients are new homeowners and decided to have a flood test done prior to purchasing (smart ones I tell ya) it failed across the board. Starting demo in February and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-28-2019, 05:24 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,753
Posted By CaliGrown
A certainty in the industry. Especially when it...

A certainty in the industry. Especially when it comes to Expansion Joints.
Any typical builder/****head: “Blah Blah, in my 30 odd years my Magical Tileguy who could tile all 6 sides of a square room...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-12-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 507
Posted By CaliGrown
You Texans swayed me over to the SoCal Two Coat,...

You Texans swayed me over to the SoCal Two Coat, nice to come in, set up for the job. Then wire and scratch without having to worry about floating perfect in one go. Then the next day go in and brown...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-10-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 507
Posted By CaliGrown
Chip off the big chunks and humps. Fill in the...

Chip off the big chunks and humps. Fill in the dips and screed the everything flat with mortar/fat mud. Get the bricks damp before mudding.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-24-2019, 05:36 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,451
Posted By CaliGrown
Shouldn’t be redguard over any mud on the shower...

Shouldn’t be redguard over any mud on the shower floor, that’s the purpose of the hot mop. If there is it can be cup wheeled/scraped down to the porous deck mud.

Those can still be filled in,...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-23-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 15,784
Posted By CaliGrown
Works on any truck or van as long as you hold it...

Works on any truck or van as long as you hold it there until it grabs :stirpot: :devil:
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-23-2019, 07:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,326
Posted By CaliGrown
Ducha Tech

Ducha Tech
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-23-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 15,784
Posted By CaliGrown
Level storage, magnetic levels aren’t as dumb as...

Level storage, magnetic levels aren’t as dumb as I thought.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-16-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,790
Posted By CaliGrown
Skip the rasp on the deco band, take your trowel...

Skip the rasp on the deco band, take your trowel and feather/float it to thickness for your tile since it needs build out anyhow. Maybe you can get away with doing the same for the back of the niche....
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-16-2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,104
Posted By CaliGrown
Fat mud goes over both the same, much quicker...

Fat mud goes over both the same, much quicker into drywall though. Difference of a half day of labor plus material. $275 to $750 (if you’re Paul).
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-08-2019, 05:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 305
Posted By CaliGrown
Either way will look fine, I personally like to...

Either way will look fine, I personally like to center on features if it doesn’t cause bad cuts. 1 1/4” isn’t ideal but it’s big enough in my opinion, plus you’ll have it staggered with pieces that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-02-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,303
Posted By CaliGrown
Looking good, it’s coming together nicely. :tup2:

Looking good, it’s coming together nicely. :tup2:
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-18-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 3,145
Views: 694,514
Posted By CaliGrown
I’m happy to be getting the good while it’s here,...

I’m happy to be getting the good while it’s here, small jobs are a relief compared to the longer term projects. ‘Specially when they’re good moneymakers. Here’s the final product, ready for...
Forum: The Mud Box 09-18-2019, 04:56 AM
Replies: 8,645
Views: 1,400,921
Posted By CaliGrown
Wet saw is nice to have, but the grinder made for...

Wet saw is nice to have, but the grinder made for a tighter miter, at least in my experience with it. And here’s my good friend Joey, never complained no matter the time or day.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-18-2019, 04:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 486
Posted By CaliGrown
Davy has you well covered. But, if you need it...

Davy has you well covered. But, if you need it flush and already have the field tile in place, you may be able to grind the backs of the accent tile to get them where they need to be thickness wise....
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-18-2019, 12:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 549
Posted By CaliGrown
Client is ill informed and misguided in her...

Client is ill informed and misguided in her notions of an education about a proper shower build/system. Dead give away with her choice in Home Depot remodelers.

I’d do as you and bid it as a...
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