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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 115
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I would advise the opposite of Laz. ...

I would advise the opposite of Laz.

Statistics say that surface waterproofing directly under natural stone on a pan is MORE likely to exhibit the dreaded moisture darkening issues. I would rather...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-12-2022, 10:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 101
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Time for a quick test…

I’d sprinkle a little water on the surface of the slab you’ve ground. After a few minutes, wipe off the standing water. If the slab has darkened where that water was, you’ve likely opened the pores...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-12-2022, 10:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 330
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
What is that blob on the waste & overflow? Some...

What is that blob on the waste & overflow? Some sort of epoxy-putty repair? Maybe never mind that question because you’ve replaced it and it’s not part of your current leak.




If the leak...
Forum: The Mud Box 08-07-2022, 09:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,236
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Supes cool, Joe! :tup2:

Supes cool, Joe! :tup2:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-07-2022, 07:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 254
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
If a 45° angle smoothing tool is used on the...

If a 45° angle smoothing tool is used on the sealant during application/tooling, it would result in a straight line. But few installers use them and will tool the joint with their finger and is very...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-06-2022, 06:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 401
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Or you could identify the precise location of...

Or you could identify the precise location of each shut off and drill a pair of 1” holes with a proper diamond hole saw. That would give you access to the valves. If you do this, I’d recommend...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-05-2022, 10:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 440
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Sorry, I’m gonna be snarky…

No way would I touch the job. :shake:I’d like this question asked while the homeowner is present in the room. Hand them Durock’s tiny instruction sheet and walk out the door talking about how you are...
Forum: The Mud Box 08-05-2022, 10:39 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 21,771
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Looks like “The Sorting Hat” from Harry Potter....

Looks like “The Sorting Hat” from Harry Potter. :nod:






…better be…
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-03-2022, 10:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 381
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
And there’s nothing wrong with damp-wiping the...

And there’s nothing wrong with damp-wiping the drywall a second time.

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-03-2022, 10:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 466
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
There’s a lot of truth in John’s words. A desire...

There’s a lot of truth in John’s words. A desire to be as careful and frugal with your money isn’t wrong. But when it gets in the way of a proper job, that’s where I draw the line.

My two cents...
Forum: The Mud Box 08-03-2022, 10:29 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,061
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Happy 41st anniversary, CX! :aparty: Was...

Happy 41st anniversary, CX! :aparty:

Was thinking about it this morning but just couldn’t get to the Forum until now. Almost ran outta time today, but I made it. :tup2:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-26-2022, 12:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 426
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Getting to the heart of the matter would involve...

Getting to the heart of the matter would involve significant dollars as the tile, the substrate, and the waterproofing would need to be replaced. Then the glass re-installed. In some cases, the glass...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 07-26-2022, 12:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 436
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi Jenney, Quick answer: Unfortunately,...

Hi Jenney,

Quick answer:
Unfortunately, this isn’t an uncommon problem. Stone tile in a shower is susceptible to this issue, especially on the floor and the bottom row of wall tiles. More so with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-12-2022, 10:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 615
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I agree that there is some manipulation possible...

I agree that there is some manipulation possible in almost every door. A serious door pro is very likely your best buddy here. :tup2:
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 07-12-2022, 10:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 228
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi Eric, Can you give us more info on the...

Hi Eric,

Can you give us more info on the mat…like, is it made of rubber…or…? Maybe a pic of the bottom would be helpful.

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-08-2022, 10:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 793
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Start by preparing your substrate flat. This...

Start by preparing your substrate flat. This requires either altering the studs before the substrate is on, or patching the surface of the substrate after the substrate is up.

Then, ensure that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-04-2022, 08:21 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 9,668
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
The pic is too pixelated to see. If you’re...

The pic is too pixelated to see. If you’re referring to a metal profile ramp, it needs to be as stiff as the tile install and I’d mortar it in.

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-02-2022, 10:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 719
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I’d agree.

I’d agree.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-01-2022, 09:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 699
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Tiles countertops can save you money, but you’ll...

Tiles countertops can save you money, but you’ll pay for it 5x over in extra slow labor time. And the tiniest, tiniest, tiniest amount of lippage results in noisy clinking as you slide glass-hard...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-01-2022, 09:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 365
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Do you have something to cut the bottom of the...

Do you have something to cut the bottom of the jambs to slide the tile under there?

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-24-2022, 09:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 551
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I agree with them all. I’m not piling on for no...

I agree with them all. I’m not piling on for no reason…I just don’t want you to be convinced with some seemingly logical reason your contractor gives you and you give it a chance. This is a re-do. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-20-2022, 10:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 488
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
If you are sufficiently motivated, trimming the...

If you are sufficiently motivated, trimming the tops of those joists will give you the lowest possible transition into the adjoining rooms.

Can you split the difference to add some height to the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-19-2022, 07:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 971
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Scott. :wave: Some...

Welcome to the forum, Scott. :wave:

Some blades will cut faster than others. I’d definitely want a porcelain blade on the saw. But I wouldn’t make two passes. I’d make one slow pass and listen to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-18-2022, 08:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 257
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi Mike, What size room is this? And is the...

Hi Mike,

What size room is this? And is the surface sheen of the concrete dull or shiny?

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-18-2022, 03:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 429
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I’d remove the furring strips, add a vertical...

I’d remove the furring strips, add a vertical wood stud or piece of plywood to bridge the new and old drywall, install the drywall flush with the existing walls (and stopping it just above the tub’s...
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