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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-21-2021, 08:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 271
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
You could skim coat. While technically not the...

You could skim coat. While technically not the correct material, you could use your thinset bonding mortar. The technically correct material to use would be a proper cementitious patching compound...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-21-2021, 08:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 251
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
After cutting the tile, it helps to run a...

After cutting the tile, it helps to run a dressing stone on the exposed edge on a 45 degree angle. If you've got a glazed tile, make sure to run the dressing stone on in a shear angle "over the edge"...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-21-2021, 08:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 96
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Mich. :wave: It's...

Welcome to the forum, Mich. :wave:
It's ettringite. You can look it up if you're interested in reading about it in detail, Mich. But if you want the 5 second version it's this: when gypsum and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-20-2021, 10:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 243
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
This isn’t meant to be a smart-ass comment: they...

This isn’t meant to be a smart-ass comment: they should remove it in whatever manner that doesn’t damage the tile or wood. I say this because it’s neither your expected responsibility to tell them ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-19-2021, 06:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 243
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I don't think a utility knife is going to...

I don't think a utility knife is going to effectively remove enough of the grout (2/3rds the depth of the tile is the standard recommendation) before re-grouting is performed. I suppose if the grout...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 09-17-2021, 09:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 196
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Epoxy grout and marble don’t necessarily play...

Epoxy grout and marble don’t necessarily play nice together. The resin from the epoxy can permanently stain the perimeter of stone tiles leaving a darker “picture frame”. With small mosaics, you...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 09-17-2021, 12:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 196
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I agree completely with not sealing the shower...

I agree completely with not sealing the shower tiles. Nothing is better than something, in this case.

As far as a comparison of performance of sealers, I think Dry Treat is in an elevated league...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-15-2021, 09:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 453
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
It’s easier for me to say this than for you to do...

It’s easier for me to say this than for you to do it because I’ve been through this many times before. If it was me, I’d meet the contractor out in the driveway in the morning. I’d have my spouse or...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-15-2021, 09:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 453
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome, Amanda. :wave: It really stinks...

Welcome, Amanda. :wave:

It really stinks when you’re paying for work that isn’t correct. I would repeat everything CX just mentioned. It’s time to stop going down this road. It’s up to you how you...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 09-14-2021, 10:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,081
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
That’s because I’m very clever as to where I...

That’s because I’m very clever as to where I store them in the Tile Your World Office…this makes for more donuts for me. :devil:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-14-2021, 10:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 167
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Isaac, Your concern is very valid with water...

Isaac,

Your concern is very valid with water pooling/collecting along the wall.

There are, conservatively, way over 100 different tubs available. Instead of going through great pains to try...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-14-2021, 10:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 306
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I didn’t think think the rubber would have much...

I didn’t think think the rubber would have much R-value, but I never looked it up until today. I found several charts and they say that the 1/2” thick rubber mat would range from R-.65 to R-1.1.
...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 09-14-2021, 10:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,081
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I thought it was because I bring in day-old...

I thought it was because I bring in day-old donuts to the office every week? :D

Glad it worked well for you, Eileen. :nod:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-12-2021, 02:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 635
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Or translucent. A light milky/translucent caulk...

Or translucent. A light milky/translucent caulk will pick up the colors from the adjacent surfaces and visually obscure/blend them behind the bead. If interested, I’d do a little test before...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-12-2021, 02:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 306
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Just thinking out loud: It’s an exercise room,...

Just thinking out loud:
It’s an exercise room, so a foam panel like Wedi might be subjected to crush damage if free weights are being used.

I don’t like how outrageously dense and ‘thirsty’...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 09-12-2021, 01:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 371
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
There is more than one possibility here. Let’s...

There is more than one possibility here. Let’s start simple and work from there. From your description, I’m basing the first step assuming you’ve got a mineral build-up rather than etching.

That...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-11-2021, 07:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 515
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
He means, ‘adhered’. Hi, Jim. We just try...

He means, ‘adhered’.

Hi, Jim. We just try helping folks out with solid advice that has proven to work.

It’s a free country and we know you’re free to do things as you like. So, if we tell you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-10-2021, 10:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 583
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hey, the cheap CBU with screws poking holes in...

Hey, the cheap CBU with screws poking holes in the liner is way more expensiver than those expensive foam curb overlay thingies.

:D
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-10-2021, 10:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 191
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Is it 'ugly' because of the...

Is it 'ugly' because of the colors/pattern/whatever...or something else?

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-10-2021, 10:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 174
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I'd shop around for an accent tile to install on...

I'd shop around for an accent tile to install on top of that. If you don't like that, you could install a more modern towel rack over the holes.

:)
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 09-10-2021, 09:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 371
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Sounds like minerals. We wanna know what stone...

Sounds like minerals. We wanna know what stone you have. Like mentioned, a picture would be good.

:)
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 09-07-2021, 09:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 371
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Can you scratch the coating with your fingernail...

Can you scratch the coating with your fingernail and remove some of it?

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-06-2021, 10:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 631
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Max, you still there? :)

Max, you still there?

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-03-2021, 08:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 631
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Wait…didn’t you say you’ve got a wall 10’ from...

Wait…didn’t you say you’ve got a wall 10’ from the foundation that reduces the span so that you’re up over L/360?

:)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-31-2021, 11:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 860
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I don’t think dust separators are widely known. I...

I don’t think dust separators are widely known. I don’t know any other contractors that use them on-site. But they are growing in availability, though. I see them slowly growing into retail stores.
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