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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 07:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 229
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I use high dollar mortar to mount to Kerdi, then...

I use high dollar mortar to mount to Kerdi, then leave it undisturbed for several days before picking it up. Yes, it will be stiff like cardboard.

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 07:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 234
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, Chris. While white Flexbond is a fine...

Hi, Chris.

While white Flexbond is a fine mortar with many good qualities, I’m concerned about your tiles sagging/oozing down the wall while you work.

So....are your mosaic tiles mounted on a...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 09-19-2018, 07:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 168
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Mineral spirits would break down the silicone, as...

Mineral spirits would break down the silicone, as well. I’ve used both products and would advise the same caution Shawn mentioned to TEST BEFORE USING on the floor.

A white, non-woven scrubbie...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-19-2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 311
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Glad you’re so enthusiastic to do things well. ...

Glad you’re so enthusiastic to do things well.

But with the relatively small 3/16” gap, you’ll have a hard time using Kerdi and KerdiFix in a way that allows the tub to drop down a little bit...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-18-2018, 11:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 311
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
...and with your listed choices of mortar,...

...and with your listed choices of mortar, Flexbond is the most ideal choice as setting material for the Corian.

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-18-2018, 10:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 289
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Not silly at all. That’s not the same trowel they...

Not silly at all. That’s not the same trowel they are recommending. They’re recommending a 3/16” x 1/4” V-notched trowel. You see how the trowel you’ve linked to is described as a 3/16” x 1/4” x...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-18-2018, 10:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 234
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Sorry to hear about the troubles. Whenever...

Sorry to hear about the troubles.

Whenever I hear of tile work looking under par, my first question goes to questioning the quality of all the prep work that you can’t see. What’s below the tile...
Forum: The Mud Box 09-18-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,090
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
The US Department of Agriculture Forest Products...

The US Department of Agriculture Forest Products Laboratory has done extensive testing. I'm recalling from several years ago, or I'd give you a link to a report or something. To cut right to it:If...
Forum: The Mud Box 09-17-2018, 10:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 60
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Georgia Birthday

Happy Birthday, Chuck (https://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/member.php?u=19168)!

:aparty: :yipee: :aparty: :yipee: :aparty:


Hope you had a great day. :tup2:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-17-2018, 10:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 135
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Mac Sims. :wave: Old...

Welcome to the forum, Mac Sims. :wave:

Old houses are notorious for uneven, sagging, and settled structures. What have you got for joists & subfloor that you’ve got “no flex at all”?

In the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-17-2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 311
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Use a quality modified mortar and the Corian...

Use a quality modified mortar and the Corian doesn’t have a prayer of coming loose short of a sledgehammer. What mortar were you planning to use?

As far as sealing cbu to the window or tub. I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-17-2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 159
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
You must have tried posting a link to the...

You must have tried posting a link to the pictures. You need at least three posts before you can post a link...anti-spam measure. But we’d much prefer you attaching a picture right to the post. Look...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-17-2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 311
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Paul, are you getting advice from the solid...

Paul, are you getting advice from the solid surface manufacturer? I know that’s normally the best advice. But....solid surface installers have exactly one material on the truck to install all solid...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-17-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 173
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
:wohoo: Wo-hooooooo! I finally best Davy to the...

:wohoo: Wo-hooooooo! I finally best Davy to the punch. Now, there’s something that doesn’t happen every day. I’m stoked! :yipee:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-17-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 173
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, Jim. :wave: You’ve come to an extremely...

Hi, Jim. :wave:

You’ve come to an extremely reliable source for rock-solid info. If you compare our advice to that at the box stores and such, you’re statistically going to be confused and cause...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-17-2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 174
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Jonathan. :wave: With...

Welcome to the forum, Jonathan. :wave:

With a span that long, I want to ask if you’ve got engineered joists/I-joists (as the Deflecto doesn’t calculate anything other than solid dimensional...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-17-2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 159
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Michael. :wave: So,...

Welcome to the forum, Michael. :wave:

So, does that mean you’ve got bare soil around the pool? What’s going to happen with that?

Is the coping wider than the pool?

Are you in a freezing...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-15-2018, 11:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 550
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
No, haven’t seen that before. But I did look at...

No, haven’t seen that before. But I did look at their “instructions”. This drain is meant to be used in place of the top screw-in drain portion from a three-piece clamping drain. The instructions...
Forum: The Mud Box 09-15-2018, 10:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 255
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
A non ferrous blade and make sure the metal stays...

A non ferrous blade and make sure the metal stays still during the cut.

:)
Forum: The Mud Box 09-14-2018, 10:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 255
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, David. I’m sure we can help if we can...

Hi, David.

I’m sure we can help if we can see a picture...or perhaps you’d care to elaborate on this gate some more?

:)
Forum: The Mud Box 09-14-2018, 10:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,090
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
No, the two are quite different. But to answer......

No, the two are quite different. But to answer...

Let’s talk a little about wood rot. Wood generally doesn’t rot if it’s dry all the time. And it generally doesn’t rot if it’s wet all the time. In...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-13-2018, 11:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 250
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Question You don’t need negative pressure to cause a...

You don’t need negative pressure to cause a problem with any one of the listed products in post #1. All you need to do is exceed a certain amount of moisture transmission and you’ve set yourself up...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-12-2018, 10:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 564
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I agree. And when the floor is walked on,...

I agree.

And when the floor is walked on, the tiny bit of downward deflection to the cement board and OSB subfloor works to shear the relatively weak mortar bond.

To replace the tiles, you’ll...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-11-2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 341
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
You can likely back bevel the tile wherever it...

You can likely back bevel the tile wherever it will be adjacent to the wall. That will allow you to kind of "bypass" the cove and achieve a 90 degree corner between the tile and the wall.

1) What...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-11-2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 758
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Wonder what the exact size of the tiles that the...

Wonder what the exact size of the tiles that the original poster has, John?

I've heard an un-official "ok" from time to time. But I don't think they've published anything on this other than a 2" x...
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