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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-30-2022, 01:09 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By r-mm
More nice surprises. I pulled my 5in razor...

More nice surprises. I pulled my 5in razor scraper out and found it to be very effective. I followed up with some haze remover and then a deep clean product from stone tech. I’m now waiting for all...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-30-2022, 11:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 533
Posted By r-mm
The tile came up very easily and below was......

The tile came up very easily and below was... some nice tile! I'd like to try to save it. I've removed a portion of the old thinset with my flatbar. Curious what you all would do to try and get...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-06-2022, 09:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 533
Posted By r-mm
Hi John, Unfortunately it predates me so I...

Hi John,

Unfortunately it predates me so I don't have any idea. Its a nicely made building from the mid 80s....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-05-2022, 07:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 533
Posted By r-mm
Thanks. I have scant experience with demolition....

Thanks. I have scant experience with demolition. What tools would you reach for? Things that come to mind are a flat bar splitting type chisel, various prybars/wrecking bars or a rotary hammer...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-04-2022, 08:14 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 10,707
Posted By r-mm
Thanks guys. What do you think about the...

Thanks guys.

What do you think about the joint between the last tile and the stainless ramp? I filled the underside of the ramp with thinset so in theory it shouldnt move but in case it does I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-03-2022, 07:42 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 10,707
Posted By r-mm
In other words a more involved version of back...

In other words a more involved version of back buttering? I presume it would make sense to try and get at least some mortar keyed into the floor?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-02-2022, 02:12 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 10,707
Posted By r-mm
Is a margin trowel like this my best bet for...

Is a margin trowel like this my best bet for getting into tight spaces like these cut ends? 225082
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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-01-2022, 04:00 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 10,707
Posted By r-mm
Happy to take blade recommendations.

Happy to take blade recommendations.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-01-2022, 03:58 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 10,707
Posted By r-mm
Doh looks like the inner blade guard largely...

Doh looks like the inner blade guard largely conceals the flats, ill have to go up from below.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-01-2022, 03:56 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 10,707
Posted By r-mm
This is the washer i see on both sides225064

This is the washer i see on both sides225064
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-01-2022, 03:55 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 10,707
Posted By r-mm
At this juncture I’m going to gift the saw a new...

At this juncture I’m going to gift the saw a new blade. I am I am no stranger to angle grinders but cannot find a way to lock the spindle on this one. I found the diagram attached but I do not have...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-01-2022, 07:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 533
Posted By r-mm
Advice for redoing a fireplace hearth extension

Hi all - with all of your excellent advice, I'm nearly complete with my first tiling, of my garage floor. I posted that here -

https://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=131550

For...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-28-2022, 12:30 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 10,707
Posted By r-mm
Hi all Long time no post. I'm almost done...

Hi all

Long time no post. I'm almost done with this job and at the point where I need to get the transition strip in place. This means I got a lotta triangles to cut. I was gonna cut one then...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-13-2022, 08:11 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 10,707
Posted By r-mm
Thanks guys. Should have looked closer - the...

Thanks guys. Should have looked closer - the nice people of Schluter provided a diagram confirming above.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-12-2022, 08:52 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 10,707
Posted By r-mm
Hey all I've been keeping my head down and...

Hey all

I've been keeping my head down and making some good progress. I picked up the Reno transition the tile mfgr recommends for the garage threshold. Do these get mechanically fastened to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-20-2022, 07:40 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 10,707
Posted By r-mm
Jim everything you say is correct - this tile is...

Jim everything you say is correct - this tile is very similar to quarry tile and nearly but not technically impervious. The same company sells a fully vitrified tile which they note is truly...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-19-2022, 08:32 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 10,707
Posted By r-mm
This is the tile I’m using: ...

This is the tile I’m using:

https://www.argelithusa.com/products/red-clinker/
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-19-2022, 03:02 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 10,707
Posted By r-mm
Hi all Making good progress on the tiling. ...

Hi all

Making good progress on the tiling. Ordred the Schluter transition the tile mfgr recommended for the garage door threshold. They do recommend a sealer for these clinkers and suggested...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-10-2022, 11:46 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 10,707
Posted By r-mm
I like that approach. I rolled one big flat file...

I like that approach. I rolled one big flat file over to let me get to scraping epoxy under it. I'll hold on more stuff til the coming weekend then give it a more aggressive clean. The local Ace...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-08-2022, 01:08 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 10,707
Posted By r-mm
Hey guys I found that using the upper end of...

Hey guys

I found that using the upper end of Laticretes grout:water ratio is helping me both apply and clean. I'm hoping to have about all the tiles I've laid grouted this weekend. I'll then...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-07-2022, 07:33 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 10,707
Posted By r-mm
Thanks for the tip. I'm a sucker for US Made...

Thanks for the tip. I'm a sucker for US Made tools so I ordered a few Troxell floats to see if those help too. Perhaps I also need to clean up the faces of the tiles immediately after filling the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-06-2022, 07:39 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 10,707
Posted By r-mm
I'm having a hard time getting a significant...

I'm having a hard time getting a significant amount of the grout off the tiles immediately after I apply it. This is the best I can do, I'm really leaning into my float (Marshaltown as pictured)...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-06-2022, 12:44 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 10,707
Posted By r-mm
Well I'm happy with the results but the timing of...

Well I'm happy with the results but the timing of the cleaning left me somewhat confused, still a work in progress.

At 30 min I was able to do a very very light wash to shape the grout. Lots of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-05-2022, 05:53 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 10,707
Posted By r-mm
Thanks for the quick advice I appreciate it. What...

Thanks for the quick advice I appreciate it. What would be the test as to whether it’s ready for a final clean? Light finger pressure does not distort the joint?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-05-2022, 05:20 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 10,707
Posted By r-mm
I equipped myself and mixed a 2.5lb batch of...

I equipped myself and mixed a 2.5lb batch of Permacolor. The bag says 25lbs:2liters so I used .2liters. I'd describe the texture as damp sand, tried to capture it in a photo. I applied the grout...
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