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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 08:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 83
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, V. I know it’s late to ask why you...

Hi, V.

I know it’s late to ask why you didn’t install the profile flush with the wall and simply cut the tile to fit, but knowing why will help us understand options.

And another question:...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 07:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 214
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Have you chosen a mortar? I ask because a good...

Have you chosen a mortar? I ask because a good non-sag mortar (mixed per directions and not by “eye”) goes a long way in tiling a wall with less stress.

:)
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing Today, 05:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 97
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
...and can you tell us how old the grout is in...

...and can you tell us how old the grout is in days?

:)
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing Today, 12:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 109
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Have you tried a more specific product like one...

Have you tried a more specific product like one of the many ‘heavy duty tile & grout cleaners’’? They are higher in pH than many cleaners that will assist in breaking down things like soap scum. You...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 06:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 214
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I’m the type that does the walls first, leaving...

I’m the type that does the walls first, leaving out the bottom row until after the pan is done. I like this because it’s too easy to protect floor tile from damage when it’s not installed yet...and I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 06:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 173
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Sauvanto! :wave: For a...

Welcome to the forum, Sauvanto! :wave:

For a dry area, the required industry minimum mortar coverage is actually only 80%. You’ve obtained that on the right side of the picture. But are at about...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 06:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I’m the same way. But for a kitchen backsplash, I...

I’m the same way. But for a kitchen backsplash, I would not. I’d use a good, sticky modified white thinset mortar. And I’d check my coverage after setting a few tiles and be prepared the increase the...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 10-17-2020, 10:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 109
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, Cole. Discolored, as in a color change...

Hi, Cole.

Discolored, as in a color change to the actual grout? Or there’s some surface contaminant that you can get off?

Can we ask what you’ve tried for cleaning so far? And are there any...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-17-2020, 06:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 99
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Jack. :wave: First...

Welcome to the forum, Jack. :wave:

First thing to ask about is moisture. Do you have any moisture issues going on?

Second thing to understand is if your slab is porous or not. You want open...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-17-2020, 06:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 156
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Question Welcome to the forum, Dennis. :wave: Green...

Welcome to the forum, Dennis. :wave:

Green board has been prohibited by many codes for 15 years. Typically, there are a few fundamental issues with doing a pan replacement like you’re doing that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-15-2020, 06:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 217
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
A couple thoughts: you can pre-drill a narrow...

A couple thoughts: you can pre-drill a narrow piece of Durock to keep it from cracking when you fasten it.

Also, You can run your Durock out further into the area being painted, if it helps. You...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-15-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 118
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Wayne. :wave: From...

Welcome to the forum, Wayne. :wave:

From what you’re describing, I’ll ask this: why not install a true cement board like Durock (it’s easy to get a wicked-strong bond to it) then tape & mud the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-15-2020, 05:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 217
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
If the tile extended a mere 1/2” past the tub,...

If the tile extended a mere 1/2” past the tub, that would adequately eliminate most of the damage I’ve seen.

I personally wouldn’t tile over drywall in this location. That’s up to you.

By the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-15-2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 439
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Anyone can make a mistake and crack a tiling...

Anyone can make a mistake and crack a tiling flange once because they didn’t pre-drill/countersink for a flat-head screw. But it takes someone extra special to continue making the same mistake...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-15-2020, 05:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 217
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, Matt. I’ve torn out oodles of tubs and...

Hi, Matt.

I’ve torn out oodles of tubs and moisture damage to the drywall where it meets the tub apron is extremely common. But it’s your house and your choice.

Are you installing a curtain...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-13-2020, 09:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 356
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Jim has added some really valuable info, Dave....

Jim has added some really valuable info, Dave. Follow that advice. I, too, have used the Ramondi electroplated bits from Midwest Trade Tools...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-12-2020, 11:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 356
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Sounds good. Otherwise you can tell us which box...

Sounds good. Otherwise you can tell us which box stores or hardware stores you have around you and we might be able to make a more specific recommendation.

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-12-2020, 10:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 269
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Sheila. :wave: I...

Welcome to the forum, Sheila. :wave:

I consider myself to be an extremely neat caulker. But I wouldn’t personally choose to caulk that, as I think the bead would be overly large and feel “heavy”...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-12-2020, 10:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 356
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, David. :wave: ...

Welcome to the forum, David. :wave:

Generally speaking, you need to up the ante to diamond bits/holesaws. The less expensive bits are ‘electroplated’ and the extremely durable are ‘sintered’. You...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-11-2020, 11:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 321
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I’ve slit backer rod in half the long-ways when...

I’ve slit backer rod in half the long-ways when I’ve had wide, but relatively shallow gaps to caulk.

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-11-2020, 07:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 248
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Or you can buy a little 4” circular wet saw. It...

Or you can buy a little 4” circular wet saw. It looks like a mini circular saw, but it’s outfitted with a diamond blade and a hose to gently supply a spray of water to make it easier to cut without...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 10-10-2020, 03:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 224
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Mike. :wave: Were the...

Welcome to the forum, Mike. :wave:

Were the new fixtures installed by a pro? I ask because any experienced remodeler knows to use silicone instead of plumbers putty to set fixtures like that on...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-09-2020, 11:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 191
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Chris. :wave: What...

Welcome to the forum, Chris. :wave:

What you’re seeing is likely efflorescence. When moisture migrates through material like a cement slab or the setting mortar, it can dissolve and carry the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-09-2020, 07:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 173
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Howard! :wave:

Welcome to the forum, Howard! :wave:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-06-2020, 09:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 108
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Bernie. :wave: We are...

Welcome to the forum, Bernie. :wave:

We are a creative group around here and love to encourage thinking outside the box. We’re not generally a bunch of nay-sayers. But I certainly wouldn’t do it....
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