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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 11:12 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
If the seller of this tile displayed this tile as...

If the seller of this tile displayed this tile as you see it now, I'd agree that you need to pay a restocking fee. If, however, they displayed this listello strip with grout in the joints (so that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-19-2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 228
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
If the areas where your planning to use these...

If the areas where your planning to use these will be getting wet, you’ll want to avoid them.

:)
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 02-18-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 299
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I agree with Davy that it looks like gray bonding...

I agree with Davy that it looks like gray bonding mortar that wasn't cleaned away enough (between the tiles) after tile installation and the grout was installed in such a thin layer to cover it that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-18-2018, 01:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 343
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
No, I’m not thinking of Kerdi. I’m talking about...

No, I’m not thinking of Kerdi. I’m talking about Ditra. CX said it well. Ditra is not rated or tested to be a crack isolation membrane.

...but RedGard is. It passes the test. And unlike when you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-18-2018, 01:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Tim. :wave: Have you...

Welcome to the forum, Tim. :wave:

Have you considered a metal profile edge?

:)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-18-2018, 12:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 348
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I also enjoy Orlando the most. Have they...

I also enjoy Orlando the most.

Have they announced next year’s location? Looking back a few years, seems like Vegas is next in line. But.......:shrug:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-16-2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 376
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
If you've got a shower curtain all the way around...

If you've got a shower curtain all the way around and don't want tile, I wouldn't do anything to it other than paint. But realize that repeated wetting of the wall will lead to paint blistering, at a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-16-2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 343
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Ken. :wave: If crack...

Welcome to the forum, Ken. :wave:

If crack isolation is your goal, the answer is obvious: RedGard. While Ditra is many things, it's advertised properties don't include crack isolation.

:)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-16-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 348
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I wish I could, :( but other stuff is on the...

I wish I could, :( but other stuff is on the plate for this year. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-15-2018, 02:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 156
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Pete. :wave: I don’t...

Welcome to the forum, Pete. :wave:

I don’t know of a link between the two manufacturers. The two products might have some similarities. But the manufacturer has already instructed you to go full...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-15-2018, 02:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 376
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Daniel. :wave: What do...

Welcome to the forum, Daniel. :wave:

What do you mean by freestanding tub? Like a claw foot tub that has a rolled top edge instead of a flat shoulder?

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-15-2018, 02:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, jmvar. :wave: Use a...

Welcome to the forum, jmvar. :wave:

Use a carpenter’s square or use the 3’-4’-5’ geometry method to pencil some layout lines on the floor to mark the “bottom plate”.

The tiles don’t care about...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-14-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 474
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Here’s a thread...

Here’s a thread (http://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=123871) about such. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-12-2018, 08:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 380
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Doug! :wave: You're...

Welcome to the forum, Doug! :wave:

You're asking questions that are kind of wide. So, I'll start talking generically.

Basically, you don't *need* a leveling system. Tile has been installed for...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-12-2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 363
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I'd use a chipping hammer run at a shallow angle...

I'd use a chipping hammer run at a shallow angle to pop the tiles up. The fact that they are only 2x2s will probably decrease the overal difficulty level as they'll pop up easier. Then, I'd slit the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-12-2018, 12:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 198
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Darren. :wave: A high...

Welcome to the forum, Darren. :wave:

A high quality mortar like Tec’s Superflex or Laticrete’s 254 or Custom Building Product’s Flexbond would work. You’re looking for a mortar that’s rated for...
Forum: The Mud Box 02-11-2018, 10:31 PM
Replies: 976
Views: 109,903
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Post? What post?

Post? What post?
Forum: The Mud Box 02-11-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 10,423
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Ah, crap. Did you make him dig out the solidified...

Ah, crap. Did you make him dig out the solidified salt?
Forum: The Mud Box 02-11-2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 405
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
It depends on exactly which product you're...

It depends on exactly which product you're working with. When you've got a bulky transformer with a traditional plug-in, I'll mount outlets in strategic locations in the back of 2 or 3 cabinets for...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-11-2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 276
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Sounds like you've got a nice case of CDO. :nod:...

Sounds like you've got a nice case of CDO. :nod: I love it. :D
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-11-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 276
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, Kristin. :wave: It doesn’t like to lay...

Hi, Kristin. :wave:

It doesn’t like to lay flat. It only has 3 plies and might be described as unbalanced. The fact that it’s something of a potato chip in its waviness makes it tough to fasten it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-10-2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 283
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, Tony. Can you tell us what the...

Hi, Tony.

Can you tell us what the substrate is under that layer of vinyl? Is that 1/4” thick lauan on top of some thicker plywood? I can’t tell from looking at the picture on my phone.

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-10-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 415
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
While theoretically, the product you have would...

While theoretically, the product you have would work okay in ideal conditions...

Judging from the relative large thickness of the old mortar, you're exceeding the thickness capacity of that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-10-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 363
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
He's saying you could grind out the grout around...

He's saying you could grind out the grout around the tile you want to remove, slice down through the Nobleseal with a utility knife, carefully pry/chisel/bust out the tile working the inside of the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-10-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 865
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Sorry to say that industry standards and the TCNA...

Sorry to say that industry standards and the TCNA handbook disagree with our friend Bookie. First, insufficient joist strength is not made up for with a mud bed. Especially with a mud bed of...
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