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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 02:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 691
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Spreading 32 sq/ft of mortar and embedding a...

Spreading 32 sq/ft of mortar and embedding a sheet that size? Power to you. I’ll stick to 3’x5’ sheets if I can help it. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-14-2020, 09:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 691
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Do you really have 4’ x 8’ sheets of 1/4”...

Do you really have 4’ x 8’ sheets of 1/4” Hardiebacker?

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-14-2020, 09:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 108
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Mike. :wave: You...

Welcome to the forum, Mike. :wave:

You mentioned curling. Are you referring to the tile or the substrate? Initially, I’d say it’s time to start by talking to the tile manufacturer to see if they...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-11-2020, 04:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 165
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Marc! :wave: Way to...

Welcome to the forum, Marc! :wave:

Way to go! :tup2:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-06-2020, 07:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 455
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I’m usually not so quick to judge, but I’d get a...

I’m usually not so quick to judge, but I’d get a new contractor. Maybe, one out of a thousand posts I’ll say this. But it’s time to look elsewhere. Any tiling contractor who doesn’t understand the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-06-2020, 07:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 137
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
If another contractor asks that question, the...

If another contractor asks that question, the answer is: “Because it has fairly limited applications”. Or if you don’t mind ruffling their feathers and want them off you back say, “Because I’m not a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-06-2020, 07:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 199
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Seeing those uncollapsed ridges, it’s apparent...

Seeing those uncollapsed ridges, it’s apparent that the tiles weren’t set down with much effort. If this is a dry area, the industry minimum coverage is a minimum of 80%. Jim is thinking of a wet...
Forum: The Mud Box 07-06-2020, 07:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 335
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Brad! :eek: :wohoo: That sounds like a...

Brad! :eek: :wohoo:

That sounds like a plan. Is there any chance that you can use the licenses for inspecting for any of the the local jurisdictions, as well?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-05-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 148
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome back, Matt. :wave: I remember you from...

Welcome back, Matt. :wave: I remember you from when you used to frequent the forums.

You are ahead of the game to be asking these question before you start your projects.

I’m not saying this...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-05-2020, 10:21 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,160
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hello, Sterling. First of all, the vinegar...

Hello, Sterling.

First of all, the vinegar is not a good idea. While it is stubbornly popular, it’s not a cleaner. Vinegar is an acid. It eats. It does not clean. On a micro level, you are...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-03-2020, 10:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 160
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
If you’re not ready to correct the root cause,...

If you’re not ready to correct the root cause, we’ll get you what you’re looking for. Avoid the pre-mixed “mortar”, which is mastic. It’s not likely to dry for a very long time with tile of that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-03-2020, 07:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 160
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
There is a huge variety of mortar that will work...

There is a huge variety of mortar that will work perfectly fine for setting the tile.

But with multiple broken tiles, it begs the question as to how they were damaged. Is this surface damage from...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-27-2020, 11:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 396
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Robert. :wave: ...

Welcome to the forum, Robert. :wave:

Undercutting in Arizona? I don’t think that’s realistically possible. I sincerely hope you can find a niche with customers who understand what quality is and...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-27-2020, 11:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 508
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Sorry to hear, Lou. I feel for you. I don’t enjoy...

Sorry to hear, Lou. I feel for you. I don’t enjoy putting a lot of work into something and then be unpleasantly surprised on the outcome. Unfortunately, this is the deal with rounded pebbles.

If...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 06-23-2020, 11:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 181
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Sounds like a finer grit could have helped you...

Sounds like a finer grit could have helped you out in that department, Jeff. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-23-2020, 11:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 300
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, Chris. We know you're not using epoxy...

Hi, Chris.

We know you're not using epoxy grout. Dan's post #5 and my post #7 were meant to respond to Heather's post #3.

:)
Forum: The Mud Box 06-23-2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 473
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Agree with what’s been said. And while some folks...

Agree with what’s been said. And while some folks have used grout bags, I don’t mix my stuff loose enough to flow through the tip. I’d need Popeye’s forearms to get it to work. For filling the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-20-2020, 12:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 300
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Also, epoxy grout doesn't necessarily get along...

Also, epoxy grout doesn't necessarily get along well with stone. The resin from epoxy may leech in the 4 edges of the stone and stain it with what is known as "Picture framing". Usually taking the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-20-2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,114
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Just found your old thread...

Hello, again.

Based off your comments about changing your mind on a previous subject, I went looking to see if you had another thread. While it's not always needed to answer questions, the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-20-2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,114
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
This would be fine. But based on this: ...

This would be fine.

But based on this:

I'm wondering if you realize that the Kerdi membrane is the sole means of waterproofing and is to be used over 100% of the shower. Everything from the...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 06-20-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 181
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
That depends...usually folks don't have an...

That depends...usually folks don't have an unlimited supply of different cup wheels. So, the easiest answer is: start with what you've got. For me, I'd probably start with a turbo style wheel (the...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 06-20-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 336
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Looks like you have nice, full joints. Good job....

Looks like you have nice, full joints. Good job. :tup2:
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 06-20-2020, 12:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 173
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
The most proper fix is to replace the tile. ...

The most proper fix is to replace the tile.

If that's not in the cards, you can use colored markers (the ultra fine tip variety you'd find at an artists' store). Do not color in the chip like you...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 06-20-2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 226
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Let's start with the shower walls. You're...

Let's start with the shower walls.

You're assuming it's soap scum. Tell us why you think that. Is the deposit waxy, like soap? Or could this simply be surface staining to the grout via some...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 06-20-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 181
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, brandini! :wave: Do...

Welcome to the forum, brandini! :wave:

Do you have any sort of equipment to help out with this restoration? If so, I'd ask if you've considered mechanically abrading it away using a grinding...
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