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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 65
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome back, Matt. :wave: I remember you from...

Welcome back, Matt. :wave: I remember you from when you used to frequent the forums.

You are ahead of the game to be asking these question before you start your projects.

I’m not saying this...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:21 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,837
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hello, Sterling. First of all, the vinegar...

Hello, Sterling.

First of all, the vinegar is not a good idea. While it is stubbornly popular, it’s not a cleaner. Vinegar is an acid. It eats. It does not clean. On a micro level, you are...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-03-2020, 10:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 123
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
If you’re not ready to correct the root cause,...

If you’re not ready to correct the root cause, we’ll get you what you’re looking for. Avoid the pre-mixed “mortar”, which is mastic. It’s not likely to dry for a very long time with tile of that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-03-2020, 07:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 123
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
There is s huge variety of mortar that will work...

There is s huge variety of mortar that will work perfectly fine for setting the tile.

But with multiple broken tiles, it begs the question as to how they were damaged. Is this surface damage from...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-27-2020, 11:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 331
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Robert. :wave: ...

Welcome to the forum, Robert. :wave:

Undercutting in Arizona? I don’t think that’s realistically possible. I sincerely hope you can find a niche with customers who understand what quality is and...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-27-2020, 11:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 302
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Sorry to hear, Lou. I feel for you. I don’t enjoy...

Sorry to hear, Lou. I feel for you. I don’t enjoy putting a lot of work into something and then be unpleasantly surprised on the outcome. Unfortunately, this is the deal with rounded pebbles.

If...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 06-23-2020, 11:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 152
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Sounds like a finer grit could have helped you...

Sounds like a finer grit could have helped you out in that department, Jeff. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-23-2020, 11:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 258
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, Chris. We know you're not using epoxy...

Hi, Chris.

We know you're not using epoxy grout. Dan's post #5 and my post #7 were meant to respond to Heather's post #3.

:)
Forum: The Mud Box 06-23-2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 426
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Agree with what’s been said. And while some folks...

Agree with what’s been said. And while some folks have used grout bags, I don’t mix my stuff loose enough to flow through the tip. I’d need Popeye’s forearms to get it to work. For filling the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-20-2020, 12:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 258
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Also, epoxy grout doesn't necessarily get along...

Also, epoxy grout doesn't necessarily get along well with stone. The resin from epoxy may leech in the 4 edges of the stone and stain it with what is known as "Picture framing". Usually taking the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-20-2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 983
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Just found your old thread...

Hello, again.

Based off your comments about changing your mind on a previous subject, I went looking to see if you had another thread. While it's not always needed to answer questions, the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-20-2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 983
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
This would be fine. But based on this: ...

This would be fine.

But based on this:

I'm wondering if you realize that the Kerdi membrane is the sole means of waterproofing and is to be used over 100% of the shower. Everything from the...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 06-20-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 152
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
That depends...usually folks don't have an...

That depends...usually folks don't have an unlimited supply of different cup wheels. So, the easiest answer is: start with what you've got. For me, I'd probably start with a turbo style wheel (the...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 06-20-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 306
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Looks like you have nice, full joints. Good job....

Looks like you have nice, full joints. Good job. :tup2:
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 06-20-2020, 12:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 149
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
The most proper fix is to replace the tile. ...

The most proper fix is to replace the tile.

If that's not in the cards, you can use colored markers (the ultra fine tip variety you'd find at an artists' store). Do not color in the chip like you...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 06-20-2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 193
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Let's start with the shower walls. You're...

Let's start with the shower walls.

You're assuming it's soap scum. Tell us why you think that. Is the deposit waxy, like soap? Or could this simply be surface staining to the grout via some...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 06-20-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 152
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, brandini! :wave: Do...

Welcome to the forum, brandini! :wave:

Do you have any sort of equipment to help out with this restoration? If so, I'd ask if you've considered mechanically abrading it away using a grinding...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-19-2020, 09:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 106
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, Tom. Yikes. That being said, a...

Hi, Tom.

Yikes.

That being said, a couple questions will help shape an answer specifically tailored to your situation:
1) Do you have any backing behind the Hardibacker along the bottom...
Forum: The Mud Box 06-18-2020, 11:04 PM
Replies: 580
Views: 34,249
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
A few weeks ago....for like one day...diesel was...

A few weeks ago....for like one day...diesel was cheaper at $1.79 than unleaded at 1.89. It’s been a looooong time since that happened.
Forum: The Mud Box 06-17-2020, 08:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 197
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Absolute pot shot in the dark to whether that’s...

Absolute pot shot in the dark to whether that’s true in this case.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-15-2020, 11:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 171
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Bathrooms aren’t left unattended for long periods...

Bathrooms aren’t left unattended for long periods of time....typically. So, if there’s water spilling/leaking out onto the floor, chances are very good that the water won’t have a chance to build up...
Forum: The Mud Box 06-15-2020, 11:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 197
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Bostik’s Best...

Bostik’s Best (https://www.bostik.com/us/Bostik-products/bostiks-best-urethane-hardwood-floor-adhesive) has had a fantastic reputation for years and years and years for installing hardwood to slabs....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-14-2020, 10:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 171
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Everyone has a different level that they define...

Everyone has a different level that they define as over-kill. There’s nothing wrong with adding the waterproofing. But just realize that water will find its way out of the door long before much...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-14-2020, 10:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 171
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Install the Ditra-HEAT up to the cabinetry,...

Install the Ditra-HEAT up to the cabinetry, leaving a 1/4” gap. There’s no benefit to installing it under, yet it adds to the cost and isn’t a completely solid base if the waffles aren’t filled with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-14-2020, 08:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 287
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
2” wide material can be safely ripped from a...

2” wide material can be safely ripped from a thicker 3/4” material if needed.

And you might look for a scrap cut-off at a lumberyard as an alternative to the orange store. :idea:
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