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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 182
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I would start with either of the two acids...

I would start with either of the two acids mentioned. It’s a gentler possible solution to your problem than a green scotchbrite pad seeing as how the pads have silicon carbide in them (extremely...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 207
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
My concern is the same as Lou’s. Is that drywall...

My concern is the same as Lou’s. Is that drywall spanning an opening? If so, it NEEDS the strength of plywood.

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-12-2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 107
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I’d spend the extra time to remove the grout. The...

I’d spend the extra time to remove the grout. The more you remove and replace with sealant, the better the sealant can deform/distort without cracking.

100% silicone is substantially more...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-11-2018, 11:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 23,829
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Just about anything needs to be cut to fit. ...

Just about anything needs to be cut to fit.

Are you considering using matching bullnose tile? Or do you prefer a sill made from stone/quartz/solid surface?

:)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-11-2018, 11:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 223
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Dave. :wave: While I...

Welcome to the forum, Dave. :wave:

While I haven’t used it, there’s been a fair amount of talk about Ardex Liquid Backerboard (https://www.ardexamericas.com/product/ardex-liquid-backerboard/) that...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 10-11-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 112
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Paul. :wave: I can’t...

Welcome to the forum, Paul. :wave:

I can’t tell from the picture. Do those tiles have a matte or glossy surface?

And is that mortar or mastic that you’re using for a setting material?

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-11-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 279
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I’d lean in the direction of using 1.5” thick...

I’d lean in the direction of using 1.5” thick KerdiBoard. You can get it in 24”x96” pieces.

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-11-2018, 05:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 124
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Here’s the thread...

Here’s the thread (https://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=20579).

Yeah, you found a good thread. It covers the subject pretty well.

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-09-2018, 11:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 667
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Liquid smoke?

Liquid smoke?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-09-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 353
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
...you mean CDO symptoms. :)

...you mean CDO symptoms. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-08-2018, 10:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 154
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Anne. :wave: Are you...

Welcome to the forum, Anne. :wave:

Are you super nervous about a hazard or technical knowledge/ability?

And can you tell us what the substrate is here? I can’t tell from the picture on my...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 10-08-2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 78
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Unnecessary step. Sealing, IMHO, is overrated and...

Unnecessary step. Sealing, IMHO, is overrated and overused.

One good use of sealer is to make grout clean up easier like you’re doing.

The main job of sealer is to temporarily give you time...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-08-2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 353
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Glad you weren’t met with an unpleasant surprise....

Glad you weren’t met with an unpleasant surprise. Cool!

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-07-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 353
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I see, Ali. But the picture shows that the wall...

I see, Ali. But the picture shows that the wall isn’t missing chunks. I’d leave the drywall as is. Just scrape away anything that’s peeling with a wallpaper scraper and it’ll be ready to go.



...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-07-2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 353
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, Ali. Do you see a tangible benefit from...

Hi, Ali. Do you see a tangible benefit from replacing the drywall?

And nothing wrong with mastic in this application if you’re using ceramic/porcelain tile.

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-07-2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 667
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Glenfiddich?

Glenfiddich?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-07-2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 353
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I’m going to pile on and suggest that you...

I’m going to pile on and suggest that you completely avoid mastic with any glass tile.

No, don’t waste your time with a primer. It can do nothing to improve adhesion. And if done improperly, will...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-07-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 242
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Derek. :wave: The...

Welcome to the forum, Derek. :wave:

The longer a tile is, the more likely for lippage. It would be very helpful for you to grab the longest straightedge you can put your hands on and drag it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-07-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 667
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I like using the stack of quarters method. You...

I like using the stack of quarters method. You can do this in addition to marking the side

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-06-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 728
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Happy Birthday, Jim! :aparty: :aparty: ...

Happy Birthday, Jim! :aparty: :aparty:

Wolfgang, he took our advice and has already demo’d the pan.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-06-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 312
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Jim, that 4.5’ is fairly short for a door-less...

Jim, that 4.5’ is fairly short for a door-less stall.

I think most folks that are reading this don’t have a full picture of what’s going on and I think that’s contributing to a smaller number of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-02-2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 429
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
What Peter and Davy said.The mud cap tiles were...

What Peter and Davy said.The mud cap tiles were specifically made to cover up a mud bed that's thicker than the adjoining substrate. It would work great if your mud guy is really a mud guy. :)
Forum: The Mud Box 10-02-2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,471
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I agree on being careful about talking about door...

I agree on being careful about talking about door swing.

I like CX's description. Never heard that one before. But I was taught one that's just as simple...

Stand on the side of the door that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-01-2018, 10:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 429
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
You can build out the field tile area with cement...

You can build out the field tile area with cement board to accommodate the use of mud caps. :)
Forum: The Mud Box 10-01-2018, 10:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 207
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
There’s a cedar shingle removal tool meant just...

There’s a cedar shingle removal tool meant just for this called a ripper. Sorta looks like a funky “T” on the business end. You slide it under the bad shingle and feel around for the nails. Then you...
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