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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 12:26 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Mike. :wave: I don't...

Welcome to the forum, Mike. :wave:

I don't simply butt that joint like you did. It's not bad if it worked and didn't cause any crumbling of grout that slightly overlaps the joint.

I run the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 12:13 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 2,865
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Forget it. Concentrate on skiing. :tup2:

Forget it. Concentrate on skiing. :tup2:
Forum: Professionals' Hangout Yesterday, 09:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 69
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Don. :wave: Have you...

Welcome to the forum, Don. :wave:

Have you ever replaced the brushes?

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 944
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Yeah, Mike, with their seat sticking out so far,...

Yeah, Mike, with their seat sticking out so far, that's way too much leverage for an anchor. I can see why they want it anchored to a stud.

If you've never seen or tried a wing-it, I'd recommend...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 782
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Wha? Mapei clearly refers to a decorative backing...

Wha? Mapei clearly refers to a decorative backing in their instructions. :bonk: Mapei usually has the info straight and quite reliable. Hmm. :scratch:
Forum: The Mud Box Yesterday, 08:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 97
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Thanks for the suggestions. And have you seen...

Thanks for the suggestions. And have you seen "Forged In Fire"? I always thought it would be cool to do some blacksmithing, so I like that show. :nod: A lot of the series I've been watching are...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-24-2021, 11:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 950
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
It’s such a great feeling to do quality work,...

It’s such a great feeling to do quality work, isn’t it? :tup2: We know that wasn’t you caulking those corners.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-24-2021, 10:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 402
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Even if they belong to your painter? :yeah:

Even if they belong to your painter? :yeah:
Forum: The Mud Box 01-24-2021, 10:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 97
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Binge-worthy shows

Lately, I’ve been binge-watching “Mountain Men” and “Yukon Men”. But I’ll be fresh out, soon. Any recommendations? :yo:
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-24-2021, 09:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 330
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Using your finger to shape joints is a real good...

Using your finger to shape joints is a real good way to get rid of excess skin on your fingertip. :eek:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-24-2021, 09:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 782
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Since you’ve got all Mapei stuff going so far,...

Since you’ve got all Mapei stuff going so far, I’d call Tech Support to see what they say about that decorative coating on that back of that glass.

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-24-2021, 09:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 122
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
From your description of “settling” into the...

From your description of “settling” into the seams, it’s sounds like it was a tad too loose. But there’s no doubt that a perfectly mixed thinset mortar will shrink as it dries and leave an indented...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-24-2021, 08:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,154
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
If you’re going to use a grout grinding blade on...

If you’re going to use a grout grinding blade on your oscillating tool, you need to be massively aware of how easy it would be to grind too deep and puncture your waterproofing membrane. That would...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-24-2021, 08:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 122
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Yes, CX...it’s hard to keep up with the online...

Yes, CX...it’s hard to keep up with the online instructions sometimes. I have witnessed more than a few times where marketing folks have had an unusually strong hand in over-riding what the R&D...
Forum: The Mud Box 01-24-2021, 08:19 PM
Replies: 8,674
Views: 1,521,386
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I saw this at the local science store. They’ve...

I saw this at the local science store. They’ve got a good sense of humor. :D

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Forum: The Mud Box 01-24-2021, 07:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 97
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Sometimes I wonder what horrors those rented Rug...

Sometimes I wonder what horrors those rented Rug Doctors have seen. :think:

Anyone else have a good experience with a cleaning machine?

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-24-2021, 07:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,154
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
If the previous repair was made without cleaning...

If the previous repair was made without cleaning the stone mosaics before trying to re-bond them, it’s possible that dirt/soap scum on the tiles was a bond breaker. The patch was not done neatly, so...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-24-2021, 07:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 122
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I just looked at the latest Hardiebacker floor...

I just looked at the latest Hardiebacker floor install instructions. They do allow 8” O.C. spacing at the perimeter, just as Pail has done.

I don’t believe this was always the case. I’ve avoided...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-24-2021, 06:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 122
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Paul. :wave: Thinset...

Welcome to the forum, Paul. :wave:

Thinset mortar does shrink. But it looks like you didn’t force the mortar into the joint with the taping knife. I can see the picture. But tell us if the rest...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-24-2021, 04:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 584
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Good suggestion. Whatever our valued member...

Good suggestion. Whatever our valued member prefers. :tup2:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-24-2021, 04:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 584
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Rich, I can move this thread over to the Pro’s...

Rich, I can move this thread over to the Pro’s Hangout where pros will see this. Would you like that?

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-24-2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,154
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
On my phone, the substrate is the weirdest color,...

On my phone, the substrate is the weirdest color, so I’ll ask: is the substrate orange?

As far as the loose pieces, I’d be more suspect that someone installed the dusty tiles using bonding...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-24-2021, 09:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 782
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, Dave. I’d hold up a second. The...

Hi, Dave.

I’d hold up a second.

The second gray check mark on the front of the bag specifies installing over membranes requires the additive.

But looking at the directions, it shows a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-23-2021, 10:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 128
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
That would be a very clean transition, but...

That would be a very clean transition, but requires neat work on the part of both finishing the tile and the carpeting. If the existing carpeting is to remain in place during the tile install, it’s...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-23-2021, 12:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 128
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, Bill. Initially, I’d say, peel back the...

Hi, Bill.

Initially, I’d say, peel back the carpet, pad, and carpet tack strips to reveal what you’ve got installed on top of the subfloor. Please tell us what you’ve got and if your subfloor is...
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