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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-24-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,058
Posted By Gozo
You got a 15 year old city kid to work??!! Wow,...

You got a 15 year old city kid to work??!! Wow, never been able to do that.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-19-2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 336
Posted By Gozo
I got the Henry LBB from HomeDepot. Wasn’t a...

I got the Henry LBB from HomeDepot. Wasn’t a stock store item; had it delivered to the house and the UPS guy put it in my garage. Didn’t have to schlep it to and from or anything. Was actually...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-17-2020, 09:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 336
Posted By Gozo
When you say “the whole floor” do you mean the...

When you say “the whole floor” do you mean the whole floor of the room, or the whole floor of the shower? A picture might be helpful.
I used a Schluter foam pan in my shower and had some floor...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-11-2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,631
Posted By Gozo
So long as the metal flange is fully supported by...

So long as the metal flange is fully supported by the wood subfloor, you’re good. Just be 100% certain before you screw it down (after the tile is down/flange above the finished floor) that the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-09-2020, 07:56 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,058
Posted By Gozo
Optical illusion! After reading the description...

Optical illusion! After reading the description again a few times over, and cx’s comment; if I turned the picture upside down, I see it’s a hole. With it rightside up, it looks as if the hole is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-09-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,058
Posted By Gozo
I need more perspective on that picture Wolfgang....

I need more perspective on that picture Wolfgang. It looks like a gloved hand reaching through a hole in drywall grabbing onto a decorative globe lighting fixture between some joists. I know that’s...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-08-2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 263
Posted By Gozo
The bit of fraying shouldn’t compromise the bond....

The bit of fraying shouldn’t compromise the bond. Just make sure to get the mortar well embedded into the surface fibers. Regardless of any fraying; so don’t make it too thick.
On the rounded...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-07-2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 607
Posted By Gozo
The O ring mates into the recessed groove in the...

The O ring mates into the recessed groove in the female part of the connector. Even though they usually don’t recommend any additional sealant in those connectors, with it being in a less than...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-03-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,631
Posted By Gozo
You don’t even rate to enter the slowness...

You don’t even rate to enter the slowness contest. It took me months for tiling and grouting. So long as you get it the way you want it and do it correctly, no one here cares about how long you...
Forum: The Mud Box 01-31-2020, 04:18 PM
Replies: 2,535
Views: 349,521
Posted By Gozo
Not music related, but YouTube anyway

Looking for something completely unrelated but came across this...
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tOcYK1npnpc

Thank goodness for YouTube. Now I have a new project to do: tearing out my soon to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-28-2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,883
Posted By Gozo
Good video Peter. Another concern with the spot...

Good video Peter. Another concern with the spot bonding, especially with what’s showing in your last set of pics is that water will get through the grout along with dissolved bits of soap and debris...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 01-26-2020, 08:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 231
Posted By Gozo
Welcome Horace! Epoxies will yellow with...

Welcome Horace!

Epoxies will yellow with prolonged exposure to UV light. Being exposed to direct sunlight will cause this, but even indirect light will do it in time. The UV causes the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-25-2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 33,511
Posted By Gozo
Giving up on silicone

Here’s an update on the silicone problem I was seeing. Well, I dug out the worst of the silicone and replaced it with Mapei color matched silicone. The color matched well. However, in the areas...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 01-24-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 128
Posted By Gozo
I’ve used a low scratch scouring powder like...

I’ve used a low scratch scouring powder like BonAmi or Barkeeper’s Friend.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-23-2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,677
Posted By Gozo
Drill a hole of the right diameter using a core...

Drill a hole of the right diameter using a core bit. Then cut the arms to just join the edge of the hole with the wet saw. I did exactly that with my tile project. Came out fine (on the second...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-23-2020, 06:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 253
Posted By Gozo
Grout slake time

Just noticed that the bag direction on Mapei’s Ultracolor Plus FA has changed since last time I used it.
2017 directions had “ Allow the grout to sit (“slake”) in the container for about 2 to 3...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-20-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 413
Posted By Gozo
Hand made tile is an artisan product, not a...

Hand made tile is an artisan product, not a commercial mass produced item. If we’re to do a portrait painting and we’re asked a year later to do another one; I’d expect the second one to be like the...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 01-15-2020, 08:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 434
Posted By Gozo
Maybe you’re thinking 14mm as being around 1/2”. ...

Maybe you’re thinking 14mm as being around 1/2”. The 0.14mm is about right for a coating layer. You’re looking at about the thickness of a piece of plastic wrap. Pretty easy to abrade through. Do...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-08-2020, 04:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 299
Posted By Gozo
What you’re proposing works fine. I did similar...

What you’re proposing works fine. I did similar over the course of a week (I’m slow) going up row by row. Tape works fine to hold things in place ‘til you get there.
The attached pic is during...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-07-2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 274
Posted By Gozo
I personally went with a high gloss large format...

I personally went with a high gloss large format tile for my kitchen backsplash. The logic being ease of cleaning. Fewer grout lines, no nooks and crannies to trap dirt. I’m not the neatest cook....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-07-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 819
Posted By Gozo
I was thinking the opposite; grind the trim plate...

I was thinking the opposite; grind the trim plate to match the tile profile. Pull the gasket out before doing any grinding/shaping as it’ll still make a good seal when you put it back in place. My...
Forum: The Mud Box 01-05-2020, 02:06 PM
Replies: 2,535
Views: 349,521
Posted By Gozo
We’ve veered off the “YouTube” topic, but... I...

We’ve veered off the “YouTube” topic, but... I saw this in the Home&Design Ideas 2020 Sourcebook and also thought the high end separates audiophile market was pretty much dead. Here’s an example...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-22-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 11,486
Posted By Gozo
I’ve used one of those plastic soup containers...

I’ve used one of those plastic soup containers from the Chinese take out place marked off with marker lines. I did something along the lines of “3 scoops to the line” for each pint of water. I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-18-2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 476
Posted By Gozo
I used MSI stacked stone (the narrower stones...

I used MSI stacked stone (the narrower stones than you used) and didn’t have to do any slivers to fill gaps. Yes, there were a few with chipped corners, but as to fitting side by side or top to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-13-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,100
Posted By Gozo
I’ve used the Vigo glass door systems. Been...

I’ve used the Vigo glass door systems. Been pleased with the glass and hardware quality and on the occasions I’ve had to use customer service, it’s been a pleasant surprise as well. They have both...
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