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Forum: The Mud Box Yesterday, 10:49 PM
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Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Watching this guy Larry Haun...

Watching this guy Larry Haun (https://youtu.be/yh6cMQnWGwA) frame a house is mesmerizing. He’s exactly the kinna teacher you’d want: Not a lot of words needed to convey his techniques...but he’s...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,948
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I’m curious about the glass “trap door” at the...

I’m curious about the glass “trap door” at the top of the glass panel. :shrug:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 187
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I’m gonna pile on with the other two and vote to...

I’m gonna pile on with the other two and vote to swap out your wood threshold. If you make it match the existing hardwood, it will look quite nice.

:tup2:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 198
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
All other things being equal, it’s easier to get...

All other things being equal, it’s easier to get a wicked-strong bond to Durock. The only downside is that it’s a little messier when cutting. But that’s easy enough to clean with a vac.

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 117
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, Jon. It sure sounds like the...

Hi, Jon.

It sure sounds like the manufacturer hasn’t done their homework. Best thing to do is experiment with a test board. If it helps you weigh your decision, Prism uses smaller, more rounded...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 485
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
A whole lot of floors can be installed with just...

A whole lot of floors can be installed with just a snapper and/or grinder.

I might not agree with everything the guy says in that video (including his incorrect claim that the plywood cools the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 485
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
That’s a question best answered by the vinyl...

That’s a question best answered by the vinyl plank install instructions. Do they specify a perimeter gap to allow for movement?

It’s really held in place by being captured by the mortar hardening...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-22-2020, 09:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 198
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Receptor = your Sterling shower pan. I...

Receptor = your Sterling shower pan.

I personally like true cement boards like Durock. It is a bit less than 1/2”. Permabase is another true cement board.

And RedGard is a perfectly fine...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-22-2020, 08:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 515
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Around these parts, installers set slabs with...

Around these parts, installers set slabs with silicone, but rarely *in* silicone. They like the maneuverability of setting the slabs dry and manipulating them until the seams are epoxied and all the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-22-2020, 07:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 348
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Curtis. :wave: Do you...

Welcome to the forum, Curtis. :wave:

Do you have any equipment already? Like a tile snapper? Or angle grinder with a diamond blade?

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-22-2020, 07:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 198
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I’d rather simply rip some 1.5” wide strips of...

I’d rather simply rip some 1.5” wide strips of wood to exactly the correct thickness for whichever 1/2” backer board you wanted to equal your wall thickness. I personally don’t enjoy the way...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-22-2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 515
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
What’s the length of the piece that would...

What’s the length of the piece that would potentially be moved?

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-22-2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 163
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I’d also be concerned about crunching noises. ...

I’d also be concerned about crunching noises.

I wouldn’t be satisfied with just a light scraping. I’d want it much cleaner. Maybe 10 seconds for each square foot with an angle grinder outfitted...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-22-2020, 09:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
With a proper fastening schedule, all the boards...

With a proper fastening schedule, all the boards will hug the studs tightly and follow their contour. Only very small hollow gouges within the stud would be spanned...and that’s assuming a fastener...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-22-2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 531
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
After seeing the close up pics with the level,...

After seeing the close up pics with the level, I’m wondering if that lippage exceeds the industry standard...which is 1/32” PLUS the inherent warpage of the tiles.

Can you tell us how much...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-22-2020, 09:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,948
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Thanks for sharing the pics, Jon. It looks...

Thanks for sharing the pics, Jon. It looks fantastic! :tup2:
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 11-21-2020, 08:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 115
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
The picture isn’t quite so clear to me. Are the...

The picture isn’t quite so clear to me. Are the grout joints completely filled with grout and flush with the tile, or are they recessed? I ask because I’m wondering if you also polished the excess...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-21-2020, 09:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 577
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Another vote to alter your plans to a mud pan....

Another vote to alter your plans to a mud pan. Most everyone is nervous the first time they try, but it really is just like working with damp beach sand. Between setting a level perimeter and a few...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-20-2020, 11:15 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 39,851
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Outside porch today. It’s awesome working in the...

Outside porch today. It’s awesome working in the dark on new construction, isn’t it?

216425
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-20-2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 352
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
You can brag to your friends that you tore out...

You can brag to your friends that you tore out the tile with your bare hands like it was paper! :eek: :nod: :D
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-19-2020, 08:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 100
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I’d take an easier route and use silicone with...

I’d take an easier route and use silicone with some stout tape to hold the pieces in place while it sets.

But have you tried fitting a split flange escutcheon plate?

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-19-2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 530
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
That appears to be an Oatey 423132 drain. And the...

That appears to be an Oatey 423132 drain. And the clamping ring is reversible with weep channels on the opposite side. So, it seems like the question is: are the weep channels blocked with...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 11-19-2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 115
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Please tell us how you applied the sealer. After...

Please tell us how you applied the sealer. After applying it and waiting 5 to 7 minutes, did you polish it dry? Or did you allow it to dry on its own?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-19-2020, 02:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 352
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I think we’re looking at the slab. And I think...

I think we’re looking at the slab. And I think the paper was someone’s “good idea” for an anti-fracture membrane.

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-19-2020, 01:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 530
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Shannon! :wave: The...

Welcome to the forum, Shannon! :wave:

The silicone is supposed to seal between the top of the flange and the underside of the liner. No silicone needs to be above the liner. With so much silicone...
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