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Forum: Professionals' Hangout Yesterday, 09:53 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome, Matt! :wave:

Welcome, Matt! :wave:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-17-2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 462
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Thanks for clarifying! That makes things much...

Thanks for clarifying! That makes things much easier for you. :)

Okay, if you’ve got no reason to doubt the good installation of that Hardibacker, just clean off the mortar on top and you’re ready...
Forum: The Mud Box 04-17-2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 17,122
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Yep! :nod: Thatíll work for me! :tup2: ...

Yep! :nod: Thatíll work for me! :tup2:



....the 105th day of January. :lol1:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-17-2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 462
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
If I understood you correctly, you do not have...

If I understood you correctly, you do not have any underlayment. Only a single layer of subfloor with a bunch of paint. You’re going to keep it. Now, I’ve got two questions that immediately come to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-17-2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 237
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I wouldn’t grout so fast. That grout you found in...

I wouldn’t grout so fast. That grout you found in the closet is almost certainly expired. Once a bag of grout is opened, it absorbs moisture from the air and slooooooooooowly fires off. Within a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-17-2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 240
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
...says the guy who does A+++ work. You KNOW...

...says the guy who does A+++ work. You KNOW you’d cut slivers for that, Musky. :stick:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-17-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 240
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
That’s too wide for caulk. I’d cut slivers of...

That’s too wide for caulk. I’d cut slivers of tile to fit appropriately and be done with it. There are plenty of folks that would scoff at me putting in this little bit of extra work. But it’s always...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-17-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 237
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, Dean. :wave: Iíd use the top of a wooden...

Hi, Dean. :wave:

Iíd use the top of a wooden broom handle to knock on a variety of tiles to assess how well (or otherwise) your tiles are bonded to the floor.

:)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-17-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 305
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
No, it’s worth 4x a Kobalt. Unfortunately, the...

No, it’s worth 4x a Kobalt. Unfortunately, the Rigid is in the same lower class. For every satisfied Kobalt or Rigid owner who’s a pro, there are several who have rejected or taken the saw back.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-16-2018, 09:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 285
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
You find a porcelain tile that mimicks marble and...

You find a porcelain tile that mimicks marble and it'll be an easy sell. Don't be afraid to look at someplace other than a box store. A real tile store has a LOT more selection.

:)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-16-2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 305
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, Arnie. :) I'd seriously consider what...

Hi, Arnie. :)

I'd seriously consider what Shawn said. A good snapper like a Sigma is worth it's weight in gold. It cuts right on the spot...no running out to the saw or spending time drying the...
Forum: The Mud Box 04-16-2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 17,122
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Wish I were skiing! :nod: Parts of...

Wish I were skiing! :nod:

Parts of Wisconsin got more than 36" of snow from this crazy spring storm! :eek:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-15-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 462
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
That looks like plywood...covered in paint. Both...

That looks like plywood...covered in paint. Both are the reason you were able to get the tile up fairly easily. Tiling directly to plywood, while theoretically possible, is a rather narrow road to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-15-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 285
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
What Kevin said. Marble could be years of...

What Kevin said. Marble could be years of headaches.

Besides the fact that many polished marbles won't accept most sealers:
...Realize that sealer absolutely, positively does nothing to protect...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-14-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 269
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Yeah, I think many of us have seen the little...

Yeah, I think many of us have seen the little marketing mock up-display for peel & stick membranes that demonstrates it’s crack isolation feature. Some of us believe those bold claims less than...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-13-2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 462
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hey, fellow Wisconsinite. :wave: I’ve pinged the...

Hey, fellow Wisconsinite. :wave: I’ve pinged the appropriate party on your snafu. Hang tight for a bit. :)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-13-2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 716
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome back, Sherry. :wave:

Welcome back, Sherry. :wave:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-12-2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 433
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Can you phrase that a little more specifically? ...

Can you phrase that a little more specifically?

:)
Forum: The Mud Box 04-10-2018, 11:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 164
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Tilehelperdan

Happy Birthday, Dan!

:wohoo: :wohoo: :wohoo: :wohoo: :wohoo:

:yipee: :yipee: :yipee:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-10-2018, 11:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 437
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Assuming you want to start with a full tile in...

Assuming you want to start with a full tile in the bottom row:

In this case, there’s an acrylic shower base. Most of the times, it is not perfectly level. Even when the base is installed over a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-10-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
1) Do you know what the substrate material is...

1) Do you know what the substrate material is behind the tile of the tub and shower surround?
2) And do you know if the front side of the substrate has been waterproofed in any way with a paint-on...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-10-2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 329
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Ouch! Yeah, that's not an industry...

Ouch!

Yeah, that's not an industry approved method. In fact, there's a fair amount of publication indicating just how 'not cool' that 5 spot method is.

:(
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-10-2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 437
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Most installers will rig up a perfectly level...

Most installers will rig up a perfectly level ledger board at the height of where the second row starts. They will stack all their tile up the wall using spacers/wedges to keep them from oozing down...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-09-2018, 11:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 404
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Not only that, but a bead of silicone will...

Not only that, but a bead of silicone will distort from movement without tearing or cracking if there's only silicone in there vs. a thin coating over grout. If you want it to perform and last a...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-09-2018, 10:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 347
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I'll second and third Eric's recommendation. ...

I'll second and third Eric's recommendation. :tup2:
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