Second part of a complete bathroom remodel. We pull out the toilet, tear out the tile and get ready to tile the floor.
00:00 Mixing thin set
00:30 Instructions on how to mix the thin set
00:55 Put water in first, outside to control the mess
01:15 Putting water first will help with your clean up
01:30 Goal is a consistency between peanut butter and soup
02:10 If it’s a little heavy you can do cups instead of picking the bag up
02:30 Use an electric drill to mix it
03:00 Get all the lumps out of there
03:30 The drill is getting a work out
03:45 You might want to use a heavier electric drill
04:30 Random marriage advice lol
04:55 When you mix a lot you kind of know
05:25 He’ll use a 6″ finishing knife to pull that out
05:55 Chalk line that he popped
06:10 Size of trowel they are using
06:40 You need more there if you can see the dots
07:15 He provides the knowledge of how it’s supposed to be done
07:30 Decided to lay tile in thirds
08:00 Cut at 6 and half inches for the stagger
08:23 Cutting the tile
08:45 This particular saw how it works
09:40 The speed of the motor
09:50 Want to watch the speed near edges, it will break the tile
10:00 You don’t have to have this fancy of a saw
10:45 Already lined the tiles up
11:00 You don’t want to be too far away or you’ll end up squeezing the grout up
11:20 They make a little rubber hammer
11:55 The other third of tile
12:55 Don’t have to be that close because going to put trim on it
13:05 Complex cut
13:30 How to measure for the tile
13:50 Measuring like drywall, just faster
14:40 Tough cut, have to help Clay with that
15:15 You can use a speed square to mark it
15:50 The way he cut the tile
16:05 Will use nibblers to complete the cut
16:30 Now can set the tile
16:40 Need to cut depth from the tile
17:33 Back after all the tile has been set
17:45 Made sure the customer was happy with the color
17:55 He’s used to using drywall tools
18:15 Forcing the grout in the cracks
18:25 He suggested the kids get to pull the spacers out
18:45 How we mix our grout
18:55 Don’t want to mix a lot because got to get it down it 45 mins
19:15 Wiping down the tile with a sponge
19:40 Using thrift store towels to clean
20:00 After the towel leaves a fine dust
20:30 Come back in an hour and knock the dust off all of this
20:40 Cover the tile paint the walls and ceiling
21:00 Using 5 min mud to fill in holes in the walls
21:50 If you’re not a good finisher you don’t have to use 5 min mud
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Hello. So what we’re doing now is mixing the thinset, which is what holds the more ceramic tile to the Hardie board in this case. And this is a thin set mortar. By Versa bond, this is from Home Depot. The the buckets from Home Depot, which you can use, Lowe’s or whoever. And there’s calculations and instructions on how to do it.
And it tells you coverage if you have different size. I’m tried, but anyway, if you have different sized rooms. It will tell you how far a bag will go this case, we got a really small bathroom, not super small, but smaller. And so now what I do is I put water in first and not a leaf. And I’m outside where I don’t make too much of a mess.
I won’t want to do it inside the customer’s house and mess up the house and track it all up. But what we’re going to do is pour instead of just putting this in and then trying to pour water over top of it, put the water in first because we have a lot less trouble cleaning it out because a lot of times the bottom, even though you pour water in the top, the bottom ends up getting a lot less water and it ends up having powder at the bottom and hard to mix because it gets real liquid at the top.
So our goal is pour this in me guessing, mixing. Well, let it drink a little bit. Mixing. What I’m trying to get is some kind of consistency between peanut butter and soup. Soup is too much. Peanut butter is a little on the thick side. You want it to kind of slide off. Peanut butter would stick to a knife or something.
So here’s one. Here we go. That’s a little heavy for the average person to lift this bag up. You can do it by cup fulls and you could do it with a drywall finishing pan. I was worried they might have put too much water in here. You’ll see, we have electric drills. There’s battery power drill. I’ve got multiple of them. So, I don’t mind put on one, so it’s fast, as strong.
A lot of times I’ll just bump it instead of trying to go full blast. Is it going to really work hard. You’ve got to get all those lumps, out of there. It’s going to mix pretty good. Looks like you need to make sure you get all the bottom. Mixed just as well. Getting the little lumps and dried up spots. And then if your… The poor drill going, oh, my God and it’s starting to smell like burning plastics.
But I believe it’s going to make it. I’d recommend a heavier drill. Electric drill. Because I have been doing that. I just did a.
Set of them. That’s pretty good. We got a little bit of loss, but they’re still pretty good. And guess what? The mix is pretty good. You see how that’s dripping off? Still thick. Now you say, Well, how did you come up with that? I’ll tell you honestly, it’s all instincts. Sometimes I have to add water and then I have too much water.
And I had. But the more you do it, the less mistakes you make.
I’m on my third marriage and.
I don’t I wouldn’t be claiming the next part of marriage. But, you know, the woman I’m with now.
We haven’t had an argument in eight years like each other, but neither one of us needed each other. We just liked each other, you know, That’s probably how you do it. So anyway, when you mix a lot, you kind of know, Hey, I’ll put this much in and it will mix well. So it is working together. And now the federal government calls it mitigation.
So we are working together here and mitigating I like that it’s a new term we got to come up with. Anyway, cooperation is what you want. And so we’re now we’re going to take this little six inch finishing knife instead of trying to rely on dumping it all out and leaving chunks of it in the bucket. I can take that finishing knife and pull it out because this the same kind of sized bucket that you use for drywall, mud.
And guess what? You use that to get it out, or at least I do. You can maybe have some magical powers that I don’t have, but that’s how I do it. Okay, here we go.
Here’s a chalk line that we popped. So we’ll start on this side of it and then work back and forth until we come to the last part will work in the middle where the door is. Come on around here, Clay. This is the size that we’re using and the grooves. If you have like big glops like that, you got to pull it down. I don’t really care right there because I’m working over here first. Now, trying to make sure everything has and see where those dot, those dotted areas are. That’s not enough. You got to put more on See that?
You see those gaps, right? Like right there. That’s not enough. You got to put more in there. So that’s what I’m doing. I’m going to fill this area and then I’m going to work from this line that way because I can probably reach that and go all the way across, have a lot of cuts. Then we’ll take you with us so you can do it yourself, or at least you know how it’s supposed to be done.
That’s what I provide, Is that knowledge either to do it yourself, or know how it’s supposed to be done so you can have somebody doing it right for you.
What we decided was instead of doing halves we’ll stagger these. We’re going to do it in thirds. So, a third would be about six and three eighths out of 19 and a half, that will better go six, six, 19 and a half.
So 19 and a half divided by three would be six and then inch and a half divided by that’d be six and a half inches. So we’re going to do this, cut this at six and a half all the way across. And that way I have the first one, six and a half inches back from here. And then they’ll have this piece. I’ll put it over. There will be that’ll be our stagger and we can do that over and over and over again. Now we’re going to go cut it.
All right, one of the things you need to remember if you want your saw to last, or your saw blade, make sure there’s always water running on this thing. And matter of fact why don’t you come around this side. This particular one, I have one that you pull and it’s a longer platform. I have another that you come down. I have another table. This particular one has a table that slides through, so we can cut some pretty good sized things. What I’m going to do is put it up tight on that.
And then line it up. Like that. Now I’m going to crank it up and we’re going to see water here and then I’m going to start cutting. Now, if you notice, the speed of that motor is letting you know, Hey, don’t push me too hard because I’m a bogged down. You don’t want to do that. If you also notice it’s just trying to pick up when you try to go too fast. A lot of times when you get in there edges, if you’re going too fast for it’ll end up breaking pieces, uh…
You’ll run into that and you don’t have to have this nice of a saw. Although there’s nicer than this, you can have just a little table saw. I did big, big jobs with a little bitty $50 saw you can get at Habor Freight, if you push it through the little tiny blade. You can do it with the break ones by which I haven’t done very many of those.
I’ve used them, but I don’t do big jobs with them. You can. But here’s what we did. And now we’re going to go in there and Clay’s going to take over cutting and we’re going to be giving him measurements. I’ll probably marked the material and he’ll, Drew will bring it out to him and then he’ll cut it and then Drew will bring it back and I’ll be in there on my knees the whole day long. Now it’ll be a few hours and I’ll show you what we’re doing.
I’m going to if you look down here. We’ve already lined these up. Put spacers in between. I’ll get them on that chalk line that we set. And now we’re stagger and those pieces you saw us cut and staggered. The first one like that, you don’t want to be too far away and then pull over because you end up squeezing up that grout up in there.
What we’re doing now is putting that, the spacers like so getting it over. Now they make little rubber hammers for that. You do that too. And then I get a a full piece put the spacers in everywhere. Going to each side, and maybe two on the end. Woops. Okay then we have that other third. Ok, there you go. We’re going to start I got to… Now if you remember, we don’t have to be that close because you’re going to put trim on top of that.
But in this case I’m going to because it’s not a big deal for me to do. Now, this is kind of a complex cut right here. All right. So you don’t want to be terribly close, because remember we’re going to get trim three quarters to five-eighths trim. And so I got my piece here and I’ll measure to it. And remember we’re going to have a spacer too, 3/16 Mm.
So I have room so I can do four and a half over and I got to have spacer here so I can go inch and a half there. So basically I’m going to have one half an inch for a quarter inch on this. A quarter inch. Yes. I be a little closer there. So inch and a half I’m doing this like drywall and a lot of people can’t.
But this is just years and years of doing it. okay. Then the other side, mm, a quarter 12 and a half inches. If I go like that 12 and a quarter. That’s tight, to 12 and I go a quarter inch, I do 12 and three eighths. It shows you the tricky part here, which I brought my little table saw for, but you got to cut this section out so we’re going to cut here and here and I’ll have to help him with that.
And we’ll see if we can figure out a way to cut this. Also, we have one right here, which will be like 11 inch piece. You can use a speed square, things like that. That’s the waste which we could cut that down into one of those pieces there, but that’s okay. Just keep that out there. There will end up being places.
So that these two pieces to cut, and I’ll go out there with him. But we’ll get a rhythm going and we’ll show you what’s going on.
Okay. The way I did this was I of course, cut it here and here. What I first did was cut this area by taking roll the plan off of that thing and then lift it up into the blade and cutting it off. But if you notice, I didn’t cut through. So we have lines out here. We’re here. So I have to have these nibblers that you can buy where they sell ceramic tile tools, and you can get into that corner. Watch me break the tile and nibble that out. Okay, So now we got where we can put this in.
So we’ve got to cut depth this way now. Didn’t even think about that here I am supposed to be knowing what I’m doing. Okay, So it’s. Four and a quarter. Four and a quarter, like Drew said, here’s a pencil. Okay. That part gets cut off. Now pass me the marker six and a half inch. How about this? Do like we did last time. We’ll mark six and a half this way and will want to cut on that side. We want this piece in the graphic. Okay. Two pieces for Drew to take Clay and they’re going to cut it.
Hello friends, today we’re after the grout and if you’ll pan through there, the tiles all been set and we’re putting the grout in. Make sure the customer was happy with the color. And I’m using a sanded grout and use the finishing knife to push it in. That way.
I’m just really familiar with finishing knives, all your drywall finishing and we mixed it with a battery power drill and a beater. Which I’ll show you here shortly, how that works and I’m forcing the grout in there. Of course, we’ve taken all the spacers out. We didn’t do it. The kids that live here had a lot of fun doing it. I had suggested that would be some fun for the kids to do. And so we’ll let that set a little bit and we will keep on keeping on and we’ll come back here, start wiping it out. Wiping it down and we’ll show you how to do that.
Okay. In case you’re wondering, go ahead keep mixing. This is how we make, use a beater like this and a battery powered drill. Don’t to mix a whole lot because I’ve got to get it down in 45 minutes. That’s when it starts getting stiffer than to wipe it all down. So that’s about the mixture that we want maybe a little thicker, but that’ll work. And then we’re going inside and put it in.
When we first start off, we do the sponge to watch how Drew’s doing this, getting the main part of it off. When we come back with the towel. If you look back here we’re using towels, Clay’s tracking it up.
But this team is getting better and better at it and you can pull it down with a towel. Believe it or not, that works better than sponges and it could be expensive if you buy them brand new towels. I go to thrift stores and pick them up, and then use them again and again. The sponge I can’t reuse, but a towel cleans it up and does a better job. Now, after that towel does its job, it’ll leave a fine dust. And here by the way we need to clean that up. It will leave a fine dust and then we’ll come back with the towel again and wipe that dust down. We’ll get it all cleaned up nice and pretty. And that’s how you grout.
Okay. The next thing we’re going to do is if you let this dry for about an hour or so, we’re going to take a towel knock the dust off of all this. Tomorrow, we’ll come back, and we’ll seal it maybe. But today we’re going to cover it with paper, every bit of it. And then we’re going to paint the ceiling and we’re going to get the walls ready, maybe paint walls today. But there’s going to be some texture spray.
And there’s some holes to fill, screws to take care of. So we’ll do all that. We’re using a 5 min mud. So, I can’t really do a lot of face to face because it dries, from the time you put water on it within 5 minutes. And I’m pretty far in so all these areas we dug out loose drywall, filled in smashed in screws, and holes.
We’re now filling in with five minute mud, which means it will be dry pretty quick. Then we’ll do… Drew’s following a long behind me. And he’s feathering out the edges. So then I’ll come back, I’ll spray texture on all this that needs it. If you’re not a good finisher, you don’t have to use five minute mud. I would recommend doing something like 15-45 min if you want it faster.
All you do is use hot water to mix and it’s twice as fast. So you don’t unless you’re really confident about your abilities, you don’t use… I need a hammer, Drew. 5 min mud.
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