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Forum: Tiling 02-20-2012, 08:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,414
Posted By BuildersII
The adhesion is the biggest reason started using...

The adhesion is the biggest reason started using it. I mean, yeah, if 80% of a wall tile is not on the silicone, then it will bond just fine since it's not subject to lots of stress, but if you're...
Forum: Tiling 02-19-2012, 07:49 PM
Replies: 4,097
Views: 481,137
Posted By BuildersII
Exactly. Like I said, it was a budget bathroom...

Exactly. Like I said, it was a budget bathroom with a bunch of reused stuff and the HO is my friend. There would've been a 3" gap between the tub and vanity just collecting dust and water, so we...
Forum: Tiling 02-19-2012, 05:38 PM
Replies: 4,097
Views: 481,137
Posted By BuildersII
Just finished up a budget bathroom remodel for a...

Just finished up a budget bathroom remodel for a friend, reused a vanity torn out from a previous job, reused his tub, toilet and vanity mirror too. Had to make the star and floor border myself, but...
Forum: Tiling 02-19-2012, 02:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,414
Posted By BuildersII
Here are some recent photos of a budget bathroom...

Here are some recent photos of a budget bathroom remodel I just wrapped up where I used DensShield with Wedi's waterproofing adhesive. As you can see, it's pretty easy to spot any missed areas. The...
Forum: Remodeling 02-17-2012, 02:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 81,944
Posted By BuildersII
http://www.kilz.com

http://www.kilz.com
Forum: Tiling 02-16-2012, 10:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 14,490
Posted By BuildersII
Pretty much. I've installed one of their systems...

Pretty much. I've installed one of their systems before (thought it was hideous, as it was Baltic Brown granite in a shower, ugh) and it's essentially got a woven mesh+expoxy on the backside of 1cm...
Forum: Tiling 02-15-2012, 11:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 14,490
Posted By BuildersII
This reminds me of a product called Soterra Grip...

This reminds me of a product called Soterra Grip used for Soterra granite systems. The polished granite cut into tiles makes for an extremely slick floor, so after grouting, Soterra Grip is added to...
Forum: Tiling 02-15-2012, 11:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,611
Posted By BuildersII
This is a very common job for me. The sheetrock...

This is a very common job for me. The sheetrock is almost always toast, and even if it weren't, I'd replace it anyway with a suitable tile backerboard like Angus said solely to ensure good adhesion....
Forum: Remodeling 02-15-2012, 03:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 81,944
Posted By BuildersII
And I want to add that all the products I install...

And I want to add that all the products I install are not susceptible to mold with the exception of mastic, however I only use mastic on areas that are not subject to an abundance of water such as a...
Forum: Tiling 02-14-2012, 10:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,386
Posted By BuildersII
I have a monster 30" bridge saw...

I have a monster 30" bridge saw...
Forum: Tiling 02-14-2012, 09:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 18,203
Posted By BuildersII
Yeah, the color-match caulking I always used to...

Yeah, the color-match caulking I always used to get (can't remember the brand name) never seemed to match the grout I was putting down (I am anal about that stuff though), and then I remembered...
Forum: Tiling 02-14-2012, 09:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 18,203
Posted By BuildersII
What if you were to use a urethane grout? In my...

What if you were to use a urethane grout? In my experience, it is flexible enough for corners and dissimilar materials.
Forum: Tiling 02-12-2012, 10:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 31,756
Posted By BuildersII
It can't hurt, you're right. Still, I'd...

It can't hurt, you're right.

Still, I'd never rely on one and I'd certainly never use CBU without a membrane layer over it. I'm not a fan of the CBU products because they soak up water and...
Forum: Tiling 02-12-2012, 07:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 31,756
Posted By BuildersII
For shower pans, I highly, highly recommend the...

For shower pans, I highly, highly recommend the Wedi foam system. Super easy, super light, and has very good statistics where it's been used over time in Germany.
Forum: Tiling 02-12-2012, 07:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,923
Posted By BuildersII
I had a lady walk halfway across an 8x8 bathroom...

I had a lady walk halfway across an 8x8 bathroom WHILE I was setting the last few tile at the door. I guess it never occurred to her that it has a set time, but that's what I get for assuming she'd...
Forum: Tiling 02-12-2012, 07:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 31,756
Posted By BuildersII
Redgarding hardibacker with two coats? You're...

Redgarding hardibacker with two coats? You're working too hard using products that are not installer friendly. Kerdi / Wedi make sheet membranes that are easier to install right over the...
Forum: Tiling 02-12-2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 15,815
Posted By BuildersII
I just don't see the point of it. Small tile...

I just don't see the point of it. Small tile job? Quickset. Kitchen backsplash? Mastic beats this hands down. You can play with your tiles, don't have to use a million spacers with deco strips,...
Forum: Tiling 02-12-2012, 07:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,414
Posted By BuildersII
The easiest method I have found to waterproof...

The easiest method I have found to waterproof reliably is to use DensShield and then you hit all your seams and screws with a 100% waterproof caulk. This can be 100% silicone, but I prefer to use...
Forum: Remodeling 02-05-2012, 09:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 81,944
Posted By BuildersII
Yeah. I just always figured that mold spores are...

Yeah. I just always figured that mold spores are going to remain no matter what I use. Even if I treat all of the exposed wood, I'll be bringing spores in with me unless I hermetically seal the...
Forum: Remodeling 02-05-2012, 05:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 81,944
Posted By BuildersII
Mold On Studs or Subfloor, Is Sealing Really Required?

Mold is a touchy subject for a lot of people. Some mold is toxic and on rare occasions can kill people with susceptibility to the toxins in dangerous molds. There are mold remediation companies...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 02-03-2012, 05:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,425
Posted By BuildersII
I know it could be foolish but I trust google.

I know it could be foolish but I trust google.
Forum: Business 08-13-2010, 06:43 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,059
Posted By BuildersII
Glad to know I'm not alone here. To the...

Glad to know I'm not alone here.

To the Florida Guys:

Yeah, I've heard about how licensing is crazy difficult to get down there due to substandard building practices in an area that gets such a...
Forum: Business 08-12-2010, 06:38 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,059
Posted By BuildersII
Is licensing a joke where you live?

Just thought a little rant about bureaucracy was in order after this week...

I see people on here all the time complaining about uninsured and unlicensed contractors. I completely agree that an...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 05-25-2010, 08:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,048
Posted By BuildersII
I'd pay the price to do it right. If she's a...

I'd pay the price to do it right. If she's a difficult customer, she might notice that you aren't prepping correctly, and demand a discount / siding replacement. Sticklers like that usually look up...
Forum: Remodeling 05-23-2010, 04:09 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 16,089
Posted By BuildersII
EXACTLY. There are plenty of jobs where a...

EXACTLY. There are plenty of jobs where a specialist is needed, but running the basics in residential is usually pretty cut and dried.
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