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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 03:10 PM
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Posted By Davy
Hi Craig, welcome. What is planned for the...

Hi Craig, welcome. What is planned for the countertop?

I'd probably tape all the joints, even the corners. And, if it's going to get wet at all, a paint on membrane wouldn't hurt anything.

You...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 03:00 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 14,952
Posted By Davy
It'll usually break loose without much trouble....

It'll usually break loose without much trouble. I'd wait about 12 hours before removing it.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 02:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 129
Posted By Davy
You would still need a wet saw for the L cuts but...

You would still need a wet saw for the L cuts but a snap cutter can save a lot of time.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 02:29 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 14,952
Posted By Davy
I might run each wall separately if the tiles are...

I might run each wall separately if the tiles are square and stacked, say 4 1/4 or 6x6. But with a running bond pattern, in my opinion it looks best to wrap the pattern thru the corners if you can.
Forum: The Mud Box Today, 02:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 74
Posted By Davy
I doubt it matters a whole lot. Some holes may...

I doubt it matters a whole lot. Some holes may have 4 or 5 inches, whatever it takes to get the blocks leveled up.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 11:45 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 14,952
Posted By Davy
Sorry, we fell asleep, John. :) Many times, I'll...

Sorry, we fell asleep, John. :) Many times, I'll use the cut off piece to wrap around on the next wall. BUT, I also check to see how my next corner will look by using the cut off pieces. Those cuts...
Forum: The Mud Box Today, 10:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 74
Posted By Davy
When I moved a shed to my back yard, I dug holes...

When I moved a shed to my back yard, I dug holes about 12 inches deep and packed sand in the bottom. Gravel would have probably been better. Then I placed a 24x24x 2 inches thick concrete block down...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 08:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 730
Posted By Davy
The mud bed looks good. I'm more concerned for...

The mud bed looks good. I'm more concerned for your curb, not sure what you have planned for it. I'd mark a piece of plywood with the perfect radius and cut it out. Make it about 6 inches wide (or...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 07:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 237
Posted By Davy
Hi Chad. 1. Whichever one you want. Are you...

Hi Chad.
1. Whichever one you want. Are you sure you need/want a nonsanded grout? Tell us about your tile job. Where is it, in a shower, a back splash or maybe a bath floor? My choice of grout might...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-01-2020, 08:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 353
Posted By Davy
That grinder will do the job if you get a 4 inch...

That grinder will do the job if you get a 4 inch diamond blade for it. Like I mentioned, I like to be able to slow it down. That grinder on Amazon runs at one speed, 12,000 RPM. A variable speed...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-01-2020, 07:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 353
Posted By Davy
I would use a variable speed grinder. I like...

I would use a variable speed grinder. I like being able to slow it down. You can use a cupwheel on it or just use a 4 inch diamond blade to slightly grind the plaster to remove the paint. Then you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-30-2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 164
Posted By Davy
I would have mudded the walls like they were...

I would have mudded the walls like they were originally. That's the beauty of mud, you can make it whatever thickness you need. And, I doubt there was any waterproofing behind the mud which is why...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-30-2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 353
Posted By Davy
Karen, it's not the tool I would use but if you...

Karen, it's not the tool I would use but if you can try any tool you want. A sander might work but kinda depends on what kind of sander you have.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-29-2020, 07:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 353
Posted By Davy
Go back and read post 4, Karen. I would use a...

Go back and read post 4, Karen. I would use a grinder with a 4 inch blade to slightly grind away the paint. A cup wheel can also be used on a grinder. But, stay within the lines you draw. You don't...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-29-2020, 07:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 108
Posted By Davy
What brand are these cultured stone? What mud do...

What brand are these cultured stone? What mud do they recommend?

The mason's mix doesn't have enough bonding strength. A heavier scratch coat might would help.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-29-2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,133
Posted By Davy
What's the size of the niche as it is now?

What's the size of the niche as it is now?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-28-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 245
Posted By Davy
The welded wire I use is 1 1/2 or 2 inch. Yes,...

The welded wire I use is 1 1/2 or 2 inch. Yes, it's best to have it in the middle of the mud bed.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-28-2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 245
Posted By Davy
Hi Greg, welcome. I assume this is on a wood sub...

Hi Greg, welcome. I assume this is on a wood sub floor and not a slab.

1. For the preslope, if you have a traditional 3 piece clamping drain, I usually set the 4 nubs that are on the bottom...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-28-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 108
Posted By Davy
You can mist the wall down but you don't want it...

You can mist the wall down but you don't want it shiny wet. Wait about 30 minutes before you stick stone to it. You want it to be dry enough to pull a little moisture out of your mud.

Mix a small...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-28-2020, 04:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,133
Posted By Davy
If given the choice of those two, I'd rather have...

If given the choice of those two, I'd rather have the 1 1/4 under the niche. But, you could start with full tiles under the niche and have cuts at the floor and ceiling as long as there's no small...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-28-2020, 04:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 253
Posted By Davy
I've used the MBP and it's good stuff. I would...

I've used the MBP and it's good stuff. I would rough up the tile so the primer can get a better grip. A diamond cup wheel on a grinder would do the trick. I would at least want to remove any soap...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-28-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 237
Posted By Davy
Eye ball down the edge of a few tiles or place a...

Eye ball down the edge of a few tiles or place a couple tiles face to face and see if they rock when pressing on the ends. Like Cx said, you want the walls very flat with 1/16 joints but even with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-28-2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 874
Posted By Davy
Well, it's hard to argue with guys or cut down...

Well, it's hard to argue with guys or cut down the way they've been doing things. The truth is that drilling holes into the curb causes leaks down the road. In most cases, it's not going to show up...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-28-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 226
Posted By Davy
Yes, or you could actually leave the plastic off...

Yes, or you could actually leave the plastic off since there's drywall there. If the mud is going to be less than 1/4 inch thick on one end, take the sheetrock off and use plastic over the wood...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-28-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 627
Posted By Davy
The white grout highlights the chips. Years ago...

The white grout highlights the chips. Years ago we didn't have the selection of blades we have today. A continuous rim blade will help if he's using a turbo blade.
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