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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 140
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
The idea to use sealer isn't going to be...

The idea to use sealer isn't going to be productive. Modern tile/grout sealers don't work that way. Sealer temporarily holds a potentially staining liquid at the surface of an otherwise porous...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing Yesterday, 02:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 118
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Good grief. Installers who don’t want to even...

Good grief. Installers who don’t want to even read the little directions on the package.

Your beef is with the contractor you paid. Put the heat on them to correct. If it was as simple as wiping...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-03-2022, 08:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 164
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
In no case should any glass installer ever poke...

In no case should any glass installer ever poke any holes down through the curb/dam/floor waterproofing. The very deepest anyone should drill is the depth of the tile thickness only. However, only 3%...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-03-2022, 08:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 554
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi Vincent, Can I ask where you plan to get...

Hi Vincent,

Can I ask where you plan to get your hands one one?

:)
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 12-02-2022, 10:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 118
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Sealer is meant to be applied, allowed to dwell...

Sealer is meant to be applied, allowed to dwell for a short time (like 5 minutes), then polished completely and totally 100% dry.

Unless the sealer they used specifies such, to apply the sealer...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-29-2022, 11:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 498
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Between what I’ve seen and read so far, the...

Between what I’ve seen and read so far, the Fiberock’s apparent lack of proper mesh tape at the seams, and bringing four sheets together at one corner, I would have a relatively high expectation that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-29-2022, 11:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 156
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
What they all said so far. All I want to add is...

What they all said so far. All I want to add is this: With many bathroom configurations, your only hope is if the tub’s wet wall and wall opposite to the wet wall are not common to the outer wall(s)...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-25-2022, 08:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 549
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
With a sharp blow with hammer and screwdriver,...

With a sharp blow with hammer and screwdriver, you don’t need the tool clamped down. Yes, it will jerk a bit with each blow. But simply cradling in your lap between your legs will suffice.

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-20-2022, 11:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,727
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
And in some cases, the extremely strong tensile...

And in some cases, the extremely strong tensile strength of the epoxy grout used in the change-of-planes has resulted in cracked tile.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-20-2022, 11:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 740
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
You can get adjustable screw leveling jacks for...

You can get adjustable screw leveling jacks for the bottom legs of scaffolding. You can usually rent them at the same place you can rent scaffolding. You might need to also cut wood wedges if the...
Forum: The Mud Box 11-20-2022, 11:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 440
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Blast! I just finished binge-watching the latest...

Blast! I just finished binge-watching the latest season of “Manifest”…

…back to waiting for the next season.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-20-2022, 11:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 554
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
He’s using Heat Tech for the mat, not Laticrete....

He’s using Heat Tech for the mat, not Laticrete. Only part that’s Laticrete is the thermostat.

Heat Tech states they have a 25-year warranty (https://www.heattechproducts.com/#), but doesn’t do...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-16-2022, 07:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 541
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Pat, I’d only leave 1/8” gap if it was for...

Pat, I’d only leave 1/8” gap if it was for myself. Even if all the grout joints are 1/4”, I think 1/4” between the countertop and tile looks too big.

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-16-2022, 06:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 549
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
No clamp needed. Cradle the grinder between your...

No clamp needed. Cradle the grinder between your legs, as long as your screwdriver isn’t positioned in a way where it can accidentally poke your leg if it pops out of the round hole.

As far as a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-15-2022, 10:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 549
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Try positioning a narrow cold chisel or stout...

Try positioning a narrow cold chisel or stout flat-blade screwdriver into one of the outer-most round dust holes on a shallow angle, pointed in the counter-clockwise position. Then hit it with a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-15-2022, 10:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 405
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
How about asking the installer that installed...

How about asking the installer that installed your tile a bit short? Do they have any?

Otherwise…What part of the country are you in? Might be a pro on the forum that can help.

:)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-15-2022, 10:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Thanks for the thread, FP. Both of the...

Thanks for the thread, FP.

Both of the systems you mention are relatively inexpensive knock-offs that raced to the market after the original Tuscan Leveling System was invented by one of our...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-12-2022, 10:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,024
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Yes, rotary only. Realize that those...

Yes, rotary only. Realize that those electroplated bits are easy to prematurely wear out if they get hot. So keep the speed under control and as much water as you can get on them.

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-04-2022, 06:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 680
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Exactly which mortar did you use? That may make a...

Exactly which mortar did you use? That may make a difference.

Back in the days before I knew better to check for proper coverage and to burn a coat of mortar onto the back of the tile, a 50# bag...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-04-2022, 12:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 680
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, John. :wave: To obtain...

Welcome to the forum, John. :wave:

To obtain at least the minimal mortar coverage between tile and its substrate, you need to consider how flat (or otherwise) the mating surfaces of these two...
Forum: The Mud Box 11-04-2022, 01:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 440
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Netflix Suggestions

There’s about a zillion movies available for online streaming. But I think I spend more time surfing through the mediocre previews than actually watching something. :rolleyes: :yeah: So, what do you...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 10-31-2022, 12:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,455
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Oh my gosh, that video is :crazy: First, you’re...

Oh my gosh, that video is :crazy: First, you’re not clearly shown what he’s starting with. Then he is moving the pads around way, way, way too fast. The polishing is not done evenly over the length...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-31-2022, 12:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 413
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi Mike, If you’re only going to use 1 clip...

Hi Mike,

If you’re only going to use 1 clip per side (in the center), I’d rather skip the clips altogether.

Before going much further, can we ask about what’s the shiny coating on the slab?...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-30-2022, 07:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 878
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
That T designation is news to me. I’ve missed...

That T designation is news to me. I’ve missed that.

When I first read Schluter’s literature describing it as “sag-resistant”, I took it to mean it has less performance than one described as...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-29-2022, 10:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 878
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
If you start tiling from the outside and work...

If you start tiling from the outside and work your way in, you have the luxury of cutting 100% of those half tiles ahead of time and eliminate much of the fuss of dealing with a running bond pattern....
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