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Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing Yesterday, 08:07 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Gozo
Welcome Horace! Epoxies will yellow with...

Welcome Horace!

Epoxies will yellow with prolonged exposure to UV light. Being exposed to direct sunlight will cause this, but even indirect light will do it in time. The UV causes the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-25-2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 33,080
Posted By Gozo
Giving up on silicone

Here’s an update on the silicone problem I was seeing. Well, I dug out the worst of the silicone and replaced it with Mapei color matched silicone. The color matched well. However, in the areas...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 01-24-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 85
Posted By Gozo
I’ve used a low scratch scouring powder like...

I’ve used a low scratch scouring powder like BonAmi or Barkeeper’s Friend.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-23-2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,492
Posted By Gozo
Drill a hole of the right diameter using a core...

Drill a hole of the right diameter using a core bit. Then cut the arms to just join the edge of the hole with the wet saw. I did exactly that with my tile project. Came out fine (on the second...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-23-2020, 06:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By Gozo
Grout slake time

Just noticed that the bag direction on Mapei’s Ultracolor Plus FA has changed since last time I used it.
2017 directions had “ Allow the grout to sit (“slake”) in the container for about 2 to 3...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-20-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By Gozo
Hand made tile is an artisan product, not a...

Hand made tile is an artisan product, not a commercial mass produced item. If we’re to do a portrait painting and we’re asked a year later to do another one; I’d expect the second one to be like the...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 01-15-2020, 08:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 349
Posted By Gozo
Maybe you’re thinking 14mm as being around 1/2”. ...

Maybe you’re thinking 14mm as being around 1/2”. The 0.14mm is about right for a coating layer. You’re looking at about the thickness of a piece of plastic wrap. Pretty easy to abrade through. Do...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-08-2020, 04:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 267
Posted By Gozo
What you’re proposing works fine. I did similar...

What you’re proposing works fine. I did similar over the course of a week (I’m slow) going up row by row. Tape works fine to hold things in place ‘til you get there.
The attached pic is during...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-07-2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 214
Posted By Gozo
I personally went with a high gloss large format...

I personally went with a high gloss large format tile for my kitchen backsplash. The logic being ease of cleaning. Fewer grout lines, no nooks and crannies to trap dirt. I’m not the neatest cook....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-07-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 662
Posted By Gozo
I was thinking the opposite; grind the trim plate...

I was thinking the opposite; grind the trim plate to match the tile profile. Pull the gasket out before doing any grinding/shaping as it’ll still make a good seal when you put it back in place. My...
Forum: The Mud Box 01-05-2020, 02:06 PM
Replies: 2,531
Views: 346,635
Posted By Gozo
We’ve veered off the “YouTube” topic, but... I...

We’ve veered off the “YouTube” topic, but... I saw this in the Home&Design Ideas 2020 Sourcebook and also thought the high end separates audiophile market was pretty much dead. Here’s an example...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-22-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,059
Posted By Gozo
I’ve used one of those plastic soup containers...

I’ve used one of those plastic soup containers from the Chinese take out place marked off with marker lines. I did something along the lines of “3 scoops to the line” for each pint of water. I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-18-2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 434
Posted By Gozo
I used MSI stacked stone (the narrower stones...

I used MSI stacked stone (the narrower stones than you used) and didn’t have to do any slivers to fill gaps. Yes, there were a few with chipped corners, but as to fitting side by side or top to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-13-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,670
Posted By Gozo
I’ve used the Vigo glass door systems. Been...

I’ve used the Vigo glass door systems. Been pleased with the glass and hardware quality and on the occasions I’ve had to use customer service, it’s been a pleasant surprise as well. They have both...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-09-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 254
Posted By Gozo
The old “measure once, cut twice” routine. Been...

The old “measure once, cut twice” routine. Been there, done that.
How about some epoxy. I’ve seen many different types in various shades of grey and beige that are relatively thick, and you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-08-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,807
Posted By Gozo
I wouldn’t risk taking my “copper tourists” up in...

I wouldn’t risk taking my “copper tourists” up in my attic or crawlspace. I take them in a virtual tour with the pictures on my phone :) . It’s part of the OCD gene.
On the water eating through...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-30-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,580
Posted By Gozo
You can take off the mud ring that comes with the...

You can take off the mud ring that comes with the shower valve. Usually just a plastic clip or a screw that holds it. Depends on the brand and model. It’s only purpose is so drywall compound...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-26-2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,807
Posted By Gozo
Preventing a fire is usually a good idea;...

Preventing a fire is usually a good idea; especially inside your house.
Seems like you have a bit of a case of OCD. I get it...been there, done that. Keep up the fine workmanship and keep the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-20-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,413
Posted By Gozo
Usually I just sit back and watch to see how...

Usually I just sit back and watch to see how these things turn out. Just watched the HVAC video and have to chime in.
Aside from the floor structure being hacked up (that has to be repaired and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-17-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,807
Posted By Gozo
Duh! Through the attic- missed read that part. ...

Duh! Through the attic- missed read that part. You should be fine with copper in that case so long as it doesn’t get be freezing temperatures up in there. Same with heat; otherwise your cold water...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-17-2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,807
Posted By Gozo
Hi Wolfgang. Sounds like you’re a real glutton...

Hi Wolfgang. Sounds like you’re a real glutton for punishment. I’d have to agree with Cx on not going unprotected copper within a slab, especially new concrete. Cement is very alkaline and will...
Forum: The Mud Box 11-10-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 8,645
Views: 1,394,585
Posted By Gozo
I ever really found something I needed to watch that badly

Saw this in a magazine today and wondered if they made that just because they could rather than because they needed to. I’ve never been a big fan of mixing water with electrical. I wonder if the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-10-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,967
Posted By Gozo
Hi Abby, I do believe it’s the MSI product. ...

Hi Abby,
I do believe it’s the MSI product. Got it from HD. The stone panels are about 3/4” thick and some stick out, so about 1” thick total at the max. Not at all what’d rate as a very thin...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-09-2019, 08:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 891
Posted By Gozo
About the half wall (OT)

So what’s the correct method of doing a half wall? I had one in our dining room that always wobbled and needed constant patching until I finally took it down.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-02-2019, 05:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,263
Posted By Gozo
Along the same line of using paint, how about...

Along the same line of using paint, how about using a 2 part epoxy floor paint? You probably could get a sample kit in one of many colors from one of the floor coating companies such as Armorpoxy or...
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