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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:33 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, Ray. :wave: If I am understanding you...

Hi, Ray. :wave:

If I am understanding you correctly, you are building something of a “breakfast bar” with a countertop that overhangs the edge of the base cabinetry or knee wall by something like...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-21-2019, 09:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 101
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hardibacker is not rated for exterior. What...

Hardibacker is not rated for exterior.

What about removing the Tyvek, screwing 1/2" Durock to the wall, then applying a waterproofing layer like Laticrete Hydroban?

Are you using pressure...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-21-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
So, Davy....you’re saying that decommissioning...

So, Davy....you’re saying that decommissioning the elevator would eliminate the vertical movement?

:drevil:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-21-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 154
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
3/8” mosaics with many that look like they are...

3/8” mosaics with many that look like they are touching each other?

Oh, boy. I can't believe the store gave such advice. They should know better than that.

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-20-2019, 10:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 255
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Teddy, I think your voice dictation program...

Teddy,

I think your voice dictation program is acting up again because your posts are reading kinna wonky again.

:shrug:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-20-2019, 10:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 184
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Yeah, caulk. This is one of the only times I use...

Yeah, caulk. This is one of the only times I use a latex caulk (because it’s paintable). If you can, use a foam backer rod in the joint before caulking to make the caulk perform better and last...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-20-2019, 10:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 269
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Prism is a good, reliable grout. While I use...

Prism is a good, reliable grout. While I use Laticrete Permacolor much more often, it’s partially because of availability. I think they both dry to the advertised color. I like them both. But...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 06-19-2019, 07:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 339
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Can we clarify the sealer? I wanna make sure...

Can we clarify the sealer? I wanna make sure it’s not the source of troubles. What product was it? And any idea of the sealer’s age?

:)
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 06-17-2019, 11:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 339
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Yes, which grout sealer? I did a Google...

Yes, which grout sealer?

I did a Google search for Champion Tile Sealer and am coming up empty. :shrug:
Forum: The Mud Box 06-16-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 8,602
Views: 1,319,868
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Picture looking back upon part of the Milwaukee...

Picture looking back upon part of the Milwaukee skyline during a fireworks show.

208908
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-16-2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 867
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
This is why I said it stinks. You're...

This is why I said it stinks.


You're paying someone to do this, right? Maybe it's time to ask what your contract reads. Your builder is expected to be the knowledgeable party here. For instance,...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 06-16-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 339
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Details are important. Did you spray the...

Details are important.

Did you spray the cleaner on the tile that the joints became saturated?

Exactly which grout did you use?

Exactly which sealer was used?

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-16-2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 867
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
None of us like the treated plywood in the least....

None of us like the treated plywood in the least. I would remove the treated ply.

The framing...the fact that it’s sopping wet treated lumber stinks. It could easily be dry construction lumber,...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-16-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 313
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Define “our”, please. :)

Define “our”, please.

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-16-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 887
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Well, joists typically extend into hallways or...

Well, joists typically extend into hallways or other adjacent rooms...so replacing them isn’t confined to the bathroom. And rarely are joists spaces exactly at the edges of a room...you’d typically...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 06-16-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 339
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hmmm..... A few questions: 1) So, did you...

Hmmm.....

A few questions:
1) So, did you sprayed the un-grouted tile and the open grout joints were coated with the Dirtex cleaner....never to be rinsed? Or....?

2) Exactly which grout did...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-16-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 248
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, Russell. Are you going to use rebar...

Hi, Russell.

Are you going to use rebar between the old slab and the new pour?

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-16-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 887
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
After all these years....Welcome, Jane! :wave: ...

After all these years....Welcome, Jane! :wave:
At first glance, it seems like intense over kill if they have neither seen the joist condition, nor have a reason to suspect some sort of deficiency. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-12-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 496
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
If the old mortar is on well enough that you have...

If the old mortar is on well enough that you have to chip and chip and chip...why not just use Davy’s thinset-fat mud sandwich method and start adhering away?


:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-12-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 430
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, Jo! :wave: What they said. :)

Hi, Jo! :wave:

What they said. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-11-2019, 10:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,246
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Yes. Hasn’t everyone had the experience of...

Yes. Hasn’t everyone had the experience of spreading peanut butter...only to have the non-sticky stuff ball up on the knife instead of sticking to the bread? :stick:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-11-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,246
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Tec gives a thumbs up to making a...

Tec gives a thumbs up to making a setting/grouting material by mixing their unsanded grout exclusively with their “XtraFlex” additive. You wanna mix it to a sticky, peanut butter consistency.

:)
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 06-11-2019, 08:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 398
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I agree. There’s no doubt that you’ve got a...

I agree. There’s no doubt that you’ve got a cultured marble top. It’s made from ground marble, sometimes granite, and resin. It’s poured into a mold, cured, then cleaned up & polished. The ultra...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-09-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 6,985
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
:rofl:

:rofl:
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 06-09-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 398
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I hope you get lucky with that. But if it’s...

I hope you get lucky with that. But if it’s plumbers putty, much of that stain is oil and is below the surface. I think you’re going to need to use a poultice to have a shot at pulling the oil out. ...
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