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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 02:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 706
Posted By CaliGrown
Weird for there to be silicone there. The raised...

Weird for there to be silicone there. The raised wall may have been an afterthought and there could be a cold joint there, if so be best to honor that and reapply a silicone there after grouting the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-22-2022, 07:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 706
Posted By CaliGrown
Are ya replastering?? If so, Can use metal...

Are ya replastering??

If so, Can use metal stakes and a hammer drill to run planks in the pool walls. Drill a 5/8 bit and slam them stakes in with a mini sledge. We do ‘em for Reno’s and deep...
Forum: The Mud Box 11-17-2022, 04:49 AM
Replies: 2,756
Views: 517,851
Posted By CaliGrown
https://youtu.be/v8j0caWb6Pk Mikhaila Peterson ...

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Mikhaila Peterson
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Truth investigation into...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 11-16-2022, 07:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 737
Posted By CaliGrown
Odd, have ya scrubbing it out with baking soda?? ...

Odd, have ya scrubbing it out with baking soda??
If not some wood stain, grout stain, lacquer paint, nail polishes or colored sharpies can get ya squared away for a bit as a hack.
Replacement is...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-16-2022, 07:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 404
Posted By CaliGrown
That’s the right P4 blade. Mesh blades are great...

That’s the right P4 blade. Mesh blades are great till it binds and chips then it’s a loss. On a wet saw slow is smooth and smooth is fast; keeps ya from running into issues. On a dry grinder mesh...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-16-2022, 06:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 706
Posted By CaliGrown
Haven’t seen c-cure here, looked it up and looks...

Haven’t seen c-cure here, looked it up and looks comparable to custom’s Polyblend. That’s the go to grout for anything that’s builder grade and is used all the time without issue.
Be just fine for...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-16-2022, 06:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 534
Posted By CaliGrown
Bubba’s hit the solution. We ran into the same...

Bubba’s hit the solution.
We ran into the same issue two weeks back when prepping a floor. I held the grinder with the wheel lock fully in place and a hand on the cup wheel. Other guy hit it with...
Forum: The Mud Box 11-15-2022, 06:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 459
Posted By CaliGrown
Subscribed to this thread. Shop pics are...

Subscribed to this thread.
Shop pics are beautiful y’all, giving me envy lol :D
Very cool work, that metal laser deal is quite cool Shawn!!
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-15-2022, 06:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 706
Posted By CaliGrown
Just waterline tile? Any high performance...

Just waterline tile?

Any high performance grout such as Custom’s Prism, Laticrete’s Permacolor, Arden’s FL and Mapei’s Ultracolor FA will set you up for success. It’s what I use for every pool we...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-15-2022, 06:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 859
Posted By CaliGrown
Thanks everyone (y’all Texans)… Going to...

Thanks everyone (y’all Texans)…

Going to have to give some red cedar a shot and maybe some mahogany or other millwork grade stuff if I can loot, rob persuade the cabinet man sometime :D
I’m in...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-27-2022, 03:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,003
Posted By CaliGrown
They might have the good old replacement...

They might have the good old replacement schematics online to help ya narrow it down. I’ve put lower demand brushes from the mixing drill into my old rigid tile saw a few times to get me by till the...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-27-2022, 03:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 859
Posted By CaliGrown
Lightbulb Thank Y’all Kindly!!

Right on!! Muddawgs Unite :D
Really great to see the OG MUD Meisters are still at it :)

John, same boat sometimes… lol a mud screed rail with no stick is slick

Right on Jeff, done that in a...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-26-2022, 06:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 859
Posted By CaliGrown
Mud Madness

Howdy Y’all Mud Slingers,

Best wood to rip-down for float sticks??

I’ve cut some 3/16” minus sticks out of a nice piece of dimensional redwood, working well and started straighter than the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-23-2022, 07:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 554
Posted By CaliGrown
I’d wager that a few flush cut blades would do ya...

I’d wager that a few flush cut blades would do ya good and set it up to use the TREP-E. Cut back the existing for the width of the profile, grind down and then undercut the existing tile. Fill the...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-18-2022, 12:10 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 197,069
Posted By CaliGrown
Used it a bit over a year and a half ago and had...

Used it a bit over a year and a half ago and had issues with it, had to run the grout through twice and do touch ups after it cured. Used it as it was supplied by the GC, prefer Custom’s Prism,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-12-2022, 01:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 449
Posted By CaliGrown
Way to go Ben!! Nice layout and finish, looks...

Way to go Ben!!
Nice layout and finish, looks good from my side of the screen :D
Keep up the good work :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-11-2022, 03:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 246
Posted By CaliGrown
Sometimes with mesh mounted goods, I’ll flip them...

Sometimes with mesh mounted goods, I’ll flip them upside down and run a razor knife along the edge to get rid of the excess mesh.

Do the same to cut through the mesh to get any unaligned pieces...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-11-2022, 03:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 499
Posted By CaliGrown
Nice choice with the Porcelain Slabs and a...

Nice choice with the Porcelain Slabs and a mitered edge at that!!! Lotsa options and possibilities :)

Ardex WA is what we used at a training event for GPTP, full spread and 100% contact/transfer...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-09-2022, 09:50 PM
Replies: 22,081
Views: 6,369,544
Posted By CaliGrown
Nothing fancy but it’s an investment. Full...

Nothing fancy but it’s an investment.

Full on bare bones remodel to current condition, installed the countertops and tidied up the cabinet details and appliances. Just have to run the vent for the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-09-2022, 04:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By CaliGrown
Try your local DalTile, American Olean/Marazzi....

Try your local DalTile, American Olean/Marazzi. Mohawk is the manufacturer that supplies them.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-09-2022, 03:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 338
Posted By CaliGrown
Chalk-line, pre-cut and go!!! Unless you...

Chalk-line, pre-cut and go!!!

Unless you have a helper, it’ll save you time in the long run to set the full width as you go vs. coming back and detailing it. ‘Specially with a pattern it only...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-08-2022, 10:29 PM
Replies: 22,081
Views: 6,369,544
Posted By CaliGrown
Killer work Jerry!! Detailed to the Tee, looks...

Killer work Jerry!! Detailed to the Tee, looks awesome :)
Going to be even better with some water :D
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-19-2022, 11:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,432
Posted By CaliGrown
Vera bond LFT is a good blend. I also like...

Vera bond LFT is a good blend. I also like Prolite, my current go to for most everything I set now.

Prism is a good grout, you can break the each bag down to a third or less depending on what you...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-19-2022, 11:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 676
Posted By CaliGrown
Haha LOL John!! Whiteout answering any...

Haha LOL John!!

Whiteout answering any questions from the OP….

When I first started and still had wet hair in the tile game, I always thought it’d be soooo cool to be an installer for a big box...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-18-2022, 12:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,094
Posted By CaliGrown
I’ve always staggered and taped the joints to...

I’ve always staggered and taped the joints to save my own skin. Also on huge runs I’ve always considered the chance of a fault-line effect if a stagger wasn’t applied.
Aside from that, reading the...
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