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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-10-2006, 10:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,424
Posted By ilverme
Yep, same as all of the above. I have tore out...

Yep, same as all of the above. I have tore out my fair share of mortar beds without preslope and liner. 90 percent of them were some type of water damage, or mold problem. The last shower i just...
Forum: The Mud Box 01-10-2006, 10:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,620
Posted By ilverme
i think i had around 12. got them a few months...

i think i had around 12. got them a few months back, all in one shot. had a heck of a time tiling for a few days. as for my drain problem, no pet semetary, was able to drop in one of those hose...
Forum: The Mud Box 01-08-2006, 02:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,620
Posted By ilverme
home again, another bathroom almost finished

well got home from West Africa, trying to catch up on reading here on the site. Spent six weeks off the coast of Africa and quite a bit of time in the Canary Islands. No place like home. So I...
Forum: The Mud Box 10-21-2005, 11:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,620
Posted By ilverme
update on new job

Well back from Norway. got pretty beat up in the North Sea and Norwegian Sea. Nice research ship i am working on, all the comforts. Off to Canary Islands on Monday, then to Nigeria for 6 weeks. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-01-2005, 05:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,811
Posted By ilverme
Same as Mike said. I would like to add that it...

Same as Mike said. I would like to add that it does scare me that he would use greenboard at all. Is it up to code (not sure where you are located) in your area? Question the guy if in fact it is...
Forum: The Mud Box 08-29-2005, 10:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,620
Posted By ilverme
My last bath remodel....for now at least

Posted awhile back about the high gas prices and how someone had contacted me about going back to my previous life, a looking for the bubblin goo, crude oil, texas tea..........isn't that how the...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-23-2005, 08:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 857
Posted By ilverme
Yeah we got one near me, about 20 miles away. I...

Yeah we got one near me, about 20 miles away. I called them a month or two back and person on the phone acted like they had never heard of it before. I think I will go there myself and see if I can...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-22-2005, 09:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 857
Posted By ilverme
Ditra or Schulter products in So. CA

Anyone in the southern calif. area have a line on a distributor for any of these products. Their website shows a few places in san diego, however when I call on the phone they don't have a clue on...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-22-2005, 09:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,358
Posted By ilverme
Sorry, I wouldn't use pre-mixed anywhere near a...

Sorry, I wouldn't use pre-mixed anywhere near a bathroom. I won't use it anywhere. I know some guys use it on backsplashes, etc. I won't use it at all. In a shower, nothing but trouble. I have...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-21-2005, 08:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,519
Posted By ilverme
If I am looking and understanding your drawing,...

If I am looking and understanding your drawing, drain route B is something i wouldn't want to do. I usually consult a qualified plumbing professional before changing any directions in plumbing...
Forum: The Mud Box 08-21-2005, 07:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 913
Posted By ilverme
Yet another fine tile job done by a PRO

Wow, mentioned awhile back about my friends tile that someone else did. I was a little more, even with the good friends discount. Two guys came in wiped out 800 sqf. in two days. Including: ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-21-2005, 07:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,448
Posted By ilverme
Hey Opie, I bought his book to check out a couple...

Hey Opie, I bought his book to check out a couple of months back. Not a grout or mortar smear one. Kinda suspicious, starting to wonder if that was really his signature on my autographed copy. Mr....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-21-2005, 07:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,437
Posted By ilverme
Okay, I am going to agree with Mike also, call it...

Okay, I am going to agree with Mike also, call it a kinda double yes to both saws. I am probably going to buy a TM 75 myself, the FTS gets a little heavy lugging up stairs,etc. If you buy the TM75...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-21-2005, 06:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,437
Posted By ilverme
Please do a search on the Felker FTS 150 on this...

Please do a search on the Felker FTS 150 on this sites search engine. I believe you will be happy with the results and feedback you find. I am the owner of one, should be a lot kinder to it than I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-21-2005, 06:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,303
Posted By ilverme
First gotta ask a question. How big are the...

First gotta ask a question. How big are the grout lines in your mosaic? Are they over an 1/8"? I'm only asking cause of the grout your about to use. You did say unsanded, so I was double checking...
Forum: The Mud Box 08-21-2005, 09:28 AM
Replies: 329
Views: 19,104
Posted By ilverme
Maybe something is up over the reserves I spoke...

Maybe something is up over the reserves I spoke of earlier off of the coast of California. Seems yesterday I received an e-mail from a specialized headhunter with an offer to do the work I did years...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-19-2005, 06:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,540
Posted By ilverme
Gotta listen to Bill on the power scraper. I...

Gotta listen to Bill on the power scraper. I rented one a few times, if they weren't so expensive I would buy one. Makes the job VERY easy. I think all the major tool rental places carry them. ...
Forum: The Mud Box 08-18-2005, 04:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,273
Posted By ilverme
I did battle with a skunk a couple of years ago...

I did battle with a skunk a couple of years ago that was living under my house. (oh no, not another STINKING story from chris) It wasn't pretty, and me being a coward and all. Anyways, almost...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-18-2005, 04:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,279
Posted By ilverme
Have you considered a slate look a like. I am...

Have you considered a slate look a like. I am doing a shower right now that is porcelin tile that mimic's slate. It is as close to slate look without actually being slate. I have done showers in...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-18-2005, 04:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,213
Posted By ilverme
Dave, where are you located. If it is near...

Dave, where are you located. If it is near anywhere's near to some of the folks on the board you may be able to find a quality estimate/repair through someone here, or at least a referreral.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-18-2005, 07:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,292
Posted By ilverme
Actually you had started this new thread on the...

Actually you had started this new thread on the same question. Answered yesterday on your original thread, but answer is still the same. Ditto what everyone says, it is crap, pinholes, not easy to...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-17-2005, 06:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,376
Posted By ilverme
I stand corrected, that cake sure was chalky. ...

I stand corrected, that cake sure was chalky. Hell with bringing a microwave, just raid the clients fridge................
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 08-17-2005, 06:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,075
Posted By ilverme
Is that stuff called Trafficmaster. If it is,...

Is that stuff called Trafficmaster. If it is, return it and get some "regular" grout. If it is, or similar I advise against using it. The stuff goes on difficult, pinholes, messy to clean, and on...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-17-2005, 06:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 976
Posted By ilverme
No, No, No...........Friends probably aren't tile...

No, No, No...........Friends probably aren't tile setters. I do see a lot of tile SITTERS that do tile over the stuff. I know of one job that is holding going on a year, it's days are numbered. I...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-16-2005, 09:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,839
Posted By ilverme
Lawyer, don't know if you need a workers comp or...

Lawyer, don't know if you need a workers comp or personal injury. Talk to the injury Liar first, workers comp won't pay you anything unless you have a rated dissability. Been there, got 15 grand...
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