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Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 04-15-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 237
Posted By Pfeffer
Travertine Floor / grout cleaning

So, I have a friend (actually a friend, not code for 'me') that has cleaned their travertine floor grout lines with i think toilet bowl cleaner that may have contained bleach. The tile now has a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-20-2017, 02:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,953
Posted By Pfeffer
notch your top plate of that tall wing wall to...

notch your top plate of that tall wing wall to run into the connecting wall and screw it off to a stud there.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-01-2017, 07:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,817
Posted By Pfeffer
take the vinyl up. verify subfloor is sound for...

take the vinyl up. verify subfloor is sound for your tile installation. thinset and screw backer down. with a proper subfloor you only need 1/4" backer....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-28-2016, 12:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,092
Posted By Pfeffer
Wow, 93-99s in a 40 year old slab is bad. ...

Wow, 93-99s in a 40 year old slab is bad. Guarantee there is no vapor barrier underneath. They're going to have to do some type of remediation to that slab. There are many different methods for...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-16-2016, 08:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,184
Posted By Pfeffer
cut the subfloor out take the mesh and staples...

cut the subfloor out take the mesh and staples with it.
plywood/glue/screws are cheap.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-29-2016, 10:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 881
Posted By Pfeffer
sure looks like efflorescence to me. a lot of it.

sure looks like efflorescence to me. a lot of it.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-29-2016, 08:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 651
Posted By Pfeffer
mortar/stucco mix

Have you pros ever heard of anyone setting tile with sakrete mortar/stucco type S mix?


EDIT: disclaimer...i am not doing this; but suspect that someone i know is.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-22-2016, 08:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,734
Posted By Pfeffer
this should go in the 'pics of the WORST tile'...

this should go in the 'pics of the WORST tile' thread.

good grief. burn it down. burn it all down.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-28-2016, 07:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,761
Posted By Pfeffer
he is wrong.

he is wrong.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-18-2016, 12:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,015
Posted By Pfeffer
To directly answer the question...I think I would...

To directly answer the question...I think I would try and scrape or wipe the spray stuff off the backer board. Maybe wet it if necessary to help get it off?

If there is felt and plastic behind...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-05-2016, 08:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,733
Posted By Pfeffer
i have been wondering if this is a process that...

i have been wondering if this is a process that can be done on a travertine floor and how one would accomplish this. i set 18s in my kitchen and it is very flat everywhere except for ONE freaking...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-23-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,692
Posted By Pfeffer
this forum and especially treads like this one...

this forum and especially treads like this one absolutely scare the shit out of me and i am not sure i can ever move now that i've done bathroom renovations and know for certain my house is done...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-21-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,436
Posted By Pfeffer
surprised nobody is talking about the potential...

surprised nobody is talking about the potential for a leak in the wall.

if you haven't used the shower, and water keeps appearing on the floor...it's got to be coming from somewhere. i bet one of...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-21-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,292
Posted By Pfeffer
i'm a little surprised nobody has mentioned...

i'm a little surprised nobody has mentioned ridgid. great tools and with lifetime service agreement - batteries for life. how can you beat that?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-17-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,259
Posted By Pfeffer
looks pretty rough to me. if it's out more than...

looks pretty rough to me. if it's out more than 1/8" in that short of a run i'd complain.

side note...very hard to tell what is going on in this bathroom...i can't tell what is reflection and what...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-16-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,755
Posted By Pfeffer
Thanks Kman, I'll check out the LASH system. I...

Thanks Kman, I'll check out the LASH system. I did a pretty good job just by feel on my two bathrooms, but was looking into leveling system for this much larger floor.

also...i plan on using 1/2...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-15-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,755
Posted By Pfeffer
My cabinets are being installed today and I hope...

My cabinets are being installed today and I hope to be on tile by the weekend. So if you didn't take time to read the whole post...I have:

sistered joists, 3/4 ply, 1/2 ply, 1/4 hardiebacker w/...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-15-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,200
Posted By Pfeffer
Laticrete makes one as well that works with...

Laticrete makes one as well that works with hydroban and their drain body.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-07-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,505
Posted By Pfeffer
I spy unwaterproofed concrete board in the niche...

I spy unwaterproofed concrete board in the niche that appears to be attached with drywall screws... If that is any indication of the entire shower construction, I would start over.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-04-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,200
Posted By Pfeffer
if you're using hydroban on your walls, why not...

if you're using hydroban on your walls, why not just buy their bonding flange drain and do a complete hydroban shower system?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-13-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,755
Posted By Pfeffer
thanks for the input everyone sorry i've been MIA...

thanks for the input everyone sorry i've been MIA

it's a 2nd floor. The only cracking was at CBU joints (which i correctly predicted were not taped/floated together). not to mention this was cbu...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-11-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,755
Posted By Pfeffer
the 4' is in addition to the 11' span and they...

the 4' is in addition to the 11' span and they ARE continuous (which I was happily surprised to find!)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-11-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,755
Posted By Pfeffer
Kitchen Tile/Stone

Hey guys, I'm a frequent visitor, light poster...

Your knowledge has helped me successfully navigate two complete bathroom renovations; now it's kitchen time.

I'm down to the studs and joists,...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-05-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 4,774
Views: 1,656,944
Posted By Pfeffer
this thread doesn't get near as much traffic as...

this thread doesn't get near as much traffic as it should.

c'mon guys show us those really bad ones!
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-16-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,437
Posted By Pfeffer
to the OP: I work for a commercial GC and we...

to the OP:

I work for a commercial GC and we use isqft for almost every bid job we do. I'm not a huge fan of the system, but it's the best way right now to get contract documents out and manage...
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