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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-20-2019, 02:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 103
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Iíd suggest using a v-notch trowel, as it doesnít...

Iíd suggest using a v-notch trowel, as it doesnít leave such high ribbons of mortar (like a square-notched trowel would). Select a notch-size deep enough for decent coverage without the excess ooze...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-20-2019, 01:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 178
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
If you’ve got an angle grinder, a diamond cup...

If you’ve got an angle grinder, a diamond cup wheel can be had for as little as $35-ish. But do pay attention to not exceed the max RPMs printed on the wheel.

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-20-2019, 01:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 111
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, Paul. If you use backer rod in the...

Hi, Paul.

If you use backer rod in the joint between the tile and tub, the silicone doesn’t even reach half the tile thickness. Using backer rod so that the caulk bead has an hour-glass shape...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-16-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 969
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I do like Michal. And Wayne is stating a...

I do like Michal.

And Wayne is stating a key component to installation.

So, Travis, for this alcove where the plumbing is on the right side, I’d stand the tub upright on its “overflow end” on...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-16-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 276
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Grout is one of those materials that Iím super...

Grout is one of those materials that Iím super reluctant to let someone else supply. Re-working grout due to poor results is incredibly time consuming and expensive. And few homeowners will gladly...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-14-2019, 11:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 290
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
The Wing-its will work exceptionally well with...

The Wing-its will work exceptionally well with Hardibacker. No question.



:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-14-2019, 11:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 229
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Nice! :tup2:

Nice! :tup2:
Forum: The Mud Box 02-12-2019, 01:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 108
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Happy Birthday, Davem!!! :yipee: Iíll have...

Happy Birthday, Davem!!! :yipee:

Iíll have you know, Chuck, that Iím in a different time zone and itís not even Davemís birthday, yet.

Yeah....that. :D
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-11-2019, 08:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 574
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Patrick!

Per your request: :yo:

207071
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-11-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 161
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
What Laz said. If you can get the tile off with a...

What Laz said. If you can get the tile off with a flat prybar or stiff putty knife and hammer, go for it. If tile is on like a ton of bricks, the drywall is simply cut out and replaced.


:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-11-2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 150
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Brian! :wave: Yes,...

Welcome to the forum, Brian! :wave:

Yes, what grout was used?

And, very importantly: How long has it been since it's been grouted? A few hours? Days? Weeks?


:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-09-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 868
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Renee! :wave: If the...

Welcome to the forum, Renee! :wave:

If the floor is sound, you can knock off the high spots with a "rub brick...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-09-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 130
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, Aaron. If the waviness is more than...

Hi, Aaron.

If the waviness is more than minor waviness due to typical joist height differences, I'd investigate why. I'd want to make sure there's not something silly like a stray piece of debris...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-08-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 282
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Seraphim. :wave: Yeah,...

Welcome to the forum, Seraphim. :wave:

Yeah, prices are all over the place. I'm not kidding when I say that you are in Florida and you could get an unfortunate labor price of less than $1,000 for...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-08-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 225
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
For me, taping leaves a ledge of silicone that...

For me, taping leaves a ledge of silicone that requires a fast removal of the tape and additional tooling. And that additional tooling will feather the edge so thin that it's more likely to peel away...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-08-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 969
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
The crack it too jagged to be a manufacturing...

The crack it too jagged to be a manufacturing defect, IMHO. Looks like impact damage.

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-04-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 309
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I agree with Jon. I think youíve got a fighting...

I agree with Jon. I think youíve got a fighting chance that the company may replace your product. Talk directly with the manufacturerís tech department, if theyíve got one.

:)
Forum: The Mud Box 02-03-2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 442
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Yeah, Scott. We wish you the best!!! :tup2: ...

Yeah, Scott. We wish you the best!!! :tup2:


P.S. Welcome back!!! :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-02-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 414
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
If you rough it up, I’d direct bond to that. ...

If you rough it up, I’d direct bond to that.

While there’s nothing wrong with priming with a specialty product, I’m a fan of simplicity. So, I’d rough it up and use one of the high dollar mortars...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-02-2019, 07:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 414
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Yep. Similar to Ryan, I’d use Laticrete 254 or...

Yep. Similar to Ryan, I’d use Laticrete 254 or Tec’s Superflex. Both have very good bonding abilities. For me, I’d rough up the existing tile surface, clean, and direct bond to that.

As far as...
Forum: The Mud Box 02-01-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 5,541
Views: 425,465
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Finally! Was getting tired of the -24 degrees...

Finally! Was getting tired of the -24 degrees Fahrenheit and -55 wind chill around here. Cripes, that was chilly! Donít know how the folks further north that get those temps more often than we do...
Forum: The Mud Box 02-01-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 193
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
The first tile guy I worked for said to me on my...

The first tile guy I worked for said to me on my first day, ďyouíll bleed every day when youíre remodelingĒ.

He wasnít very wrong.

:(
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-01-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 303
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I agree. If thereís a foam tray, Iíd definitely,...

I agree. If thereís a foam tray, Iíd definitely, definitely remove it before rebuilding with mud.

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-28-2019, 04:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 211
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I’d likely leave the “step”. But do tell us if...

I’d likely leave the “step”. But do tell us if the rest of your slab slopes down and away from the house by at least 1/4” per foot.

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-26-2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,355
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Ah...thanks for clarifying. :tup2: The...

Ah...thanks for clarifying. :tup2:

The answer is: that depends. Use this analogy for a second: a closed door is cracked open a couple thousands of an inch. How much movement will there be on the...
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