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Forum: The Mud Box Yesterday, 11:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 168
Posted By John Bridge
Hi David, :) I've never owned one of those,...

Hi David, :)

I've never owned one of those, but I know you've got to keep them up off the ground if they have a plywood floor. :)
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 05-22-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 294
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Grady, . Way back in the day I did a lot of...

Hi Grady, . Way back in the day I did a lot of Saltillo floor work and finished a couple jobs myself. That experience taught me to hire a professional, and there were pros at the time that...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-22-2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 8,331
Posted By John Bridge
A former moderator and one-time friend, Bud...

A former moderator and one-time friend, Bud Cline, came up with my Mudmeister title. I thought at the time and still do that it meant that I was in charge of the Mud Box forum. If it has to do with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-20-2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 216
Posted By John Bridge
It is a non-issue, but I've just had another...

It is a non-issue, but I've just had another zinger idea: Place a vase or some other object in one corner. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-19-2020, 04:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 108
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Wayne, I've never done that and don't have...

Hi Wayne, I've never done that and don't have answers for you. I'll bet the folks at Schluter do, though. Give 'em a call. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-19-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 216
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Nick, :) I would set the cabinets keeping...

Hi Nick, :)

I would set the cabinets keeping your symmetry in mind, then remove the end cuts (both ends) and install new pieces right up to the cabinets. People will not notice or care that the...
Forum: The Mud Box 05-18-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 578
Views: 33,405
Posted By John Bridge
I think somebody ought to do something about...

I think somebody ought to do something about diesel prices. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-16-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 136
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Peter, I'm no fan to tiling over...

Hi Peter,

I'm no fan to tiling over GypCrete. I think either primer would work.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-16-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 822
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Matt, :) Wouldn't 1/4 in. cement backer...

Hi Matt, :)

Wouldn't 1/4 in. cement backer board get you close to what you need? 3/8 plywood is pretty much worthless.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-15-2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 232
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Sue, Welcome to the forums. :} I...

Hi Sue, Welcome to the forums. :}



I think you need to get a qualified tile person in there to help you decide what to do. I'm not there, but I would say it might be easiest to remove the tiles...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-15-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 129
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Jeff, :) I would center the field. 3 in....

Hi Jeff, :)

I would center the field. 3 in. isn't bad for that type of tile. :)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-14-2020, 02:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 402
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Paul, When I did a lot of custome homes...

Hi Paul,

When I did a lot of custome homes back in the day we installed the tile, and the wood guys had to match it. All mud floors in those days, though. :)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-12-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 242
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Marty, :)

Hi Marty, :)
Forum: The Mud Box 05-06-2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 275
Posted By John Bridge
I don't think you'll be able to stack up enough...

I don't think you'll be able to stack up enough batteries. A small generator would be the way to go. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-06-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 275
Posted By John Bridge
Hi David, Welcome aboard. :) Do you have...

Hi David, Welcome aboard. :)

Do you have enough space to build a supporting wall under the front edge? That's what you'll need.
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 05-06-2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 286
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Paul, :) I don't think you'll find a...

Hi Paul, :)

I don't think you'll find a cleaner that will make the sanded grout joints look like new after 8 years. It's just now going to happen. You can try steam cleaning or a grout colorant.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-04-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 130
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Yao, ;) It looks like the tiles might...

Hi Yao, ;)

It looks like the tiles might have been installed on wood with mastic. Can you get us a close-up of the missing tile area?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-30-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 256
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Brian, :) It appears you got a little...

Hi Brian, :)

It appears you got a little ahead of yourself. :)

Stone tile installations need two layers of plywood according to industry standards, which we try to adhere to. So at this point...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-30-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 183
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Thomas, Welcome to the forums. :) I would...

Hi Thomas, Welcome to the forums. :)

I would use 1/2 or 5/8 in. plywood (a good grade, not CDX) over the subfloor. 5/8, or course, is best.

Before installing the plywood I would screw the 2x6...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-30-2020, 12:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,380
Posted By John Bridge
That's a fine looking shower, Jerry. Lots of work...

That's a fine looking shower, Jerry. Lots of work there. :)
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 04-27-2020, 01:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 227
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Robin, :) Miracle is a good brand. So is...

Hi Robin, :)

Miracle is a good brand. So is Aqua-mix. I would grout, let it cure for a couple days and then seal everything. One application will do it. The most important thing is to not let the...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 04-26-2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 137
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Karen, :) Long time, no hear. Thanks...

Hi Karen, :)

Long time, no hear.

Thanks for the update on your continuing life saga. Is Ripley (Karen's dog) still with us?

My new better half uses RainX in her glass shower enclosure and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-24-2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 226
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Dave, :) Our moderator Davy does them...

Hi Dave, :)

Our moderator Davy does them that way all the time. Tar paper, lath and a scratch coat of mortar. Then come back the next day and float it out over the scratch. This is really tough...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 04-24-2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,342
Posted By John Bridge
Hi all, :) White/gray marble is pretty much...

Hi all, :)

White/gray marble is pretty much waterproof when it's quarried. AquaMix is a good product, but it won't keep sanded grout from getting dirty. Imagine trying to wipe off a sheet of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-22-2020, 08:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 260
Posted By John Bridge
Hi and welcome. Please give us a first name or a...

Hi and welcome. Please give us a first name or a nick name to call you by. :)

The cheapest and easiest way to bring it back up is with deck mud. On tope of the mud you might consider using a...
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