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Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 12-02-2022, 05:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 82
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Monique, :) (Like your name - spent some time...

Hi Monique, :) (Like your name - spent some time in France)

I'm not the guy to pronounce on this. Hang tight. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-01-2022, 08:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 138
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Ludlow, :) Grinding won't hide the...

Hi Ludlow, :)

Grinding won't hide the separation between the sheets, and having it ground it expensive. If you can live with it, leave it alone. Or have the tile guy re-do it.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-28-2022, 12:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 559
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Adam, :) I respect what Jim has said, but...

Hi Adam, :)

I respect what Jim has said, but I think size does matter. :) 2-in. marble tiles are only different from 2-in. ceramic tiles in that marble is very susceptible to damage from acids. If...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-27-2022, 11:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 467
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Morgan, :) Spot bonding is when the...

Hi Morgan, :)

Spot bonding is when the installer more or less places gobs of adhesive on the backs of the tiles and then pushes them onto the floor.

Whatever the case, limestone is often very...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-26-2022, 10:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 469
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Marie, :) Looks like you've got it....

Hi Marie, :)

Looks like you've got it. Thanks for bragging up the forums. ;)

P.S. I don't see any pics of your sawed off flange.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-18-2022, 02:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 326
Posted By John Bridge
30 years doesn't mean a lot. I did some things in...

30 years doesn't mean a lot. I did some things in my first 30 years that I won't brag about. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-18-2022, 02:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 212
Posted By John Bridge
Concur on the lath. Brick structures aren't all...

Concur on the lath. Brick structures aren't all that stable. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-11-2022, 01:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 127
Posted By John Bridge
If you're just looking for a chiseled edge use a...

If you're just looking for a chiseled edge use a cold chisel and a maul. Otherwise you're going to be doing some grinding. :)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-11-2022, 01:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 330
Posted By John Bridge
What Jim said about the location of the drain...

What Jim said about the location of the drain prevails. There is no good way short of a mud job if the drain is not centered.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-11-2022, 01:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,010
Posted By John Bridge
Whatever the problem is, if there is a problem....

Whatever the problem is, if there is a problem. can be attributed to Gobis. :D
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 11-09-2022, 08:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 737
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Nancy, :) I can't help you with faux...

Hi Nancy, :)

I can't help you with faux painting, but if there are extra tiles that would be the way to fix it.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-09-2022, 08:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,010
Posted By John Bridge
As to tests there is the test of time. Ditra...

As to tests there is the test of time. Ditra was/is the very first product on the market claiming "uncoupling" properties. I've used it since 2002, and it was around before that time. I've never had...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-05-2022, 10:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 429
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Chris, :) I'd like to see pictures of...

Hi Chris, :)

I'd like to see pictures of the amount of water that is not draining. People around here might throw stones at me, but you might just want to plan on wiping up a little water after...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-05-2022, 09:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 333
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Leanne, :) I don't think at this point we...

Hi Leanne, :)

I don't think at this point we can tell whether the screw holes in the curb are causing leaks. Like Davy I'm no Wedi shower expert, but a new shower should never smell like mold of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-03-2022, 08:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 362
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Zane, :) I think you can salvage the...

Hi Zane, :)

I think you can salvage the drain and replace the floor. If you don't want to spend for a new foam floor you can use deck mud to fashion one. :)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-30-2022, 07:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 858
Posted By John Bridge
Redwood lumber is almost non-existent. Still...

Redwood lumber is almost non-existent. Still plenty of Redwoods growing, but we don't cut them into boards anymore, not much of it anyway. :)

Western Red Cedar is not as plentiful as it once was....
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-26-2022, 07:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 858
Posted By John Bridge
Well, during the course of my years as a mud man...

Well, during the course of my years as a mud man I've used just about everything, but it turns out the best I ever had were redwood. :)

Diesel? I don't think so. I wet them before setting them.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-25-2022, 07:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 848
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Matt, :) I recommend that any shower be...

Hi Matt, :)

I recommend that any shower be towel dried after each use. I am also in the group that steered themselves away from stone showers of any sort years ago. I missed the earlier posts of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-21-2022, 03:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 702
Posted By John Bridge
Seems to me the easiest fix is to remove the tile...

Seems to me the easiest fix is to remove the tile in the doorway and replace it with the cut you want. :)

Personally, as long as there were perimeter joints all around I wouldn't even worry about...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-18-2022, 07:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 501
Posted By John Bridge
In 1926 it's a safe bet the subfloor used was...

In 1926 it's a safe bet the subfloor used was "ship lap" . . . one inch softwood boards.

I understand that removing the hardwood is a PITA, but it's really the way to go. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-15-2022, 03:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,351
Posted By John Bridge
Maybe it's just me, but I've always avoided...

Maybe it's just me, but I've always avoided running a decorative border through anything except niches. I like the deco border at about eye height. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-12-2022, 04:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 840
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Wes, "Pressure treated is would that has...

Hi Wes,

"Pressure treated is would that has been impregnated with a preservative. It can be wood boards or plywood. The plywood we would suggest using is not pressure treated.

But all the the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-11-2022, 08:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 840
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Wes, :) It looks like cement board might...

Hi Wes, :)

It looks like cement board might have been nailed through the waterproof membrane (shower pan material) on the bench. If so, the bench has been leaking from the start.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-11-2022, 08:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 836
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Pat, :) Is your bathroom floor wood or...

Hi Pat, :)

Is your bathroom floor wood or concrete?

In a properly done Kerdi shower a grout failure won't cause a leak. Is your leak at the end of the curb? If so, water might be leaking to the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-10-2022, 03:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 465
Posted By John Bridge
Hi Matt, :) If that's thinset on the floor...

Hi Matt, :)

If that's thinset on the floor it wasn't done in 1940. Thinset wasn't around then. :)

I don't see a problem with going over the stuff with more thinset.
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