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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-18-2020, 09:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 176
Posted By smifwal
your floor might be out of plane and the lash...

your floor might be out of plane and the lash clips pulled the tile up out of the thinset, resulting in not collapsing the ridges
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-18-2020, 09:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 65
Posted By smifwal
I doubt you have linoleum but that is a whole...

I doubt you have linoleum but that is a whole different conversation. Vinyl needs to be pinned down every where it is not under something like base otherwise it curls up. At a cabinet it needs...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-17-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,757
Posted By smifwal
Are those staples in the inside of the curb?

Are those staples in the inside of the curb?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-16-2020, 09:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 92
Posted By smifwal
Lets get a couple of pictures of your floor....

Lets get a couple of pictures of your floor. Hardie backer is a thirsty substrate for tile, I am not sure why anyone would use it but there are installers that love it. I would recommend durock or...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-16-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,982
Posted By smifwal
I like to tile the entire shower and grout minus...

I like to tile the entire shower and grout minus the first row of tile before I do the pan. I learned that here (credit CX) and is the best thing ever. You can drop, spill, move around, set a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-14-2020, 01:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 104
Posted By smifwal
Might be faster to just cut out the old sheetrock...

Might be faster to just cut out the old sheetrock and put up some new
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-13-2020, 04:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 277
Posted By smifwal
$35.00 will get you a hole saw bit at home depot...

$35.00 will get you a hole saw bit at home depot or lowes
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-11-2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 180
Posted By smifwal
Craig Harimon, he is good. I have seen some of...

Craig Harimon, he is good. I have seen some of his YouTube videos, I always wondered if he was a member here
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-11-2020, 06:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 231
Posted By smifwal
My ardex rep gave me one of these about 5 years...

My ardex rep gave me one of these about 5 years ago. I haven't used a round sponge since.
They last longer, like way longer than the rounds ones, making the fact they are more expensive easier to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-09-2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 324
Posted By smifwal
Looks like mastic was used as the adhesive over...

Looks like mastic was used as the adhesive over regular old sheetrock. You can use thinset to put your tiles back up but know that your shower is not built correctly.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-08-2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,757
Posted By smifwal
Hell at this rate he will never get that next...

Hell at this rate he will never get that next payment. You are going down a hard road with guy. You are going to have to baby sit the tile guy from here on out, or next we will be talking about...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-08-2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,757
Posted By smifwal
Yes damage to the framing as well as the subfloor...

Yes damage to the framing as well as the subfloor and the drywall and framing below(if there is any). I have had some dealings with city inspectors and when we don't agree on something a call to his...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-08-2020, 06:48 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,757
Posted By smifwal
I think you are forgetting about all the other...

I think you are forgetting about all the other damage it will cause. Not to mention the health issues from the mold.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-06-2020, 05:54 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,757
Posted By smifwal
Nobody likes to be wrong but refusing to admit...

Nobody likes to be wrong but refusing to admit when you are, is just plain dumb, especially when faced with cold hard facts. I think you should send this guy packing. If you shower is built...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-05-2020, 09:52 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,757
Posted By smifwal
I think it is a big failure on the part of a GC...

I think it is a big failure on the part of a GC if he doesn't know all the aspects of the trades he is employing. I don't expect a general contractor to be faster than his sheetrock guy but I do...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-05-2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,757
Posted By smifwal
If it were my shower, I would accept nothing less...

If it were my shower, I would accept nothing less than a tear out and start over. And I would find a new tile setter since he is the "we have been doing (wrong) for years" installer. What else has he...
Forum: Computer Training 10-05-2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,800
Posted By smifwal
I guess I didn't know any better when I bought. I...

I guess I didn't know any better when I bought. I just hopped online and found the cheapest one. I feel like I am getting the most updated version every year vs buying one until it is outdated and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-05-2020, 07:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,778
Posted By smifwal
What did the back of the tiles look like before...

What did the back of the tiles look like before you put them down? Were they covered in white? It is possible that the kiln release was still on there, creating a bond breaker. As Ali mentioned the...
Forum: Computer Training 10-05-2020, 07:12 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,800
Posted By smifwal
I am not sure I am getting the best deal but I...

I am not sure I am getting the best deal but I use Microsoft 365. It costs $69.99/year
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-25-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 171
Posted By smifwal
Mapei avalanche is the whitest white grout on the...

Mapei avalanche is the whitest white grout on the market
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-24-2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 308
Posted By smifwal
yikes

yikes
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-23-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 237
Posted By smifwal
Sounds like you should pick a vanity that has...

Sounds like you should pick a vanity that has feet...:cheers:
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-23-2020, 12:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,095
Posted By smifwal
All of these foam board manufacturers have a...

All of these foam board manufacturers have a different installation method but the boards seem to be relatively the same, ( I have only handled wedi and USG) If I were installing this "mystery board"...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-18-2020, 07:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 399
Posted By smifwal
Looks like osb from here... I didn't zoom, just...

Looks like osb from here... I didn't zoom, just called out the obvious. Duke should take that Lauan out and get us a pic of the subfloor.

(Edit) that subfloor could be MDF also. I was having a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-18-2020, 05:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 399
Posted By smifwal
That looks like Luan that your tile was set on,...

That looks like Luan that your tile was set on, that needs to come out before you put down your backer board
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