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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 151
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
If you've got a proper plywood install, there's...

If you've got a proper plywood install, there's no reason you couldn't install cement board over what you've got.

What layers of plywood currently make up the floor?

And do you have a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 396
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
We are happy to talk about 'what if's?' on this...

We are happy to talk about 'what if's?' on this forum. But realize that we don't want to be full of conjecture for our visiting guests that are doing this for the first time and don't have a keen...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing Yesterday, 09:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 88
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Panama! :wave: Couple...

Welcome to the forum, Panama! :wave:

Couple things going through my mind. But let's start with:

Do you have any idea if the tile was set with a material that came pre-mixed and ready-to-use...
Forum: The Mud Box Yesterday, 09:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 177
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I was taught that synthetic oil doesn't break...

I was taught that synthetic oil doesn't break down and lose it's oily goodness for a reeeeeeally long time. I don't think synthetic is better than conventional when they're both fresh. But if the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-15-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 124
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
What CX said...especially the part about the...

What CX said...especially the part about the death penalty to the builders that start with 1/2" subfloor! :complain:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-14-2019, 09:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 122
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
According to the manufacturer, it would be useful...

According to the manufacturer, it would be useful if your application happened to be subjected to severe freeze/thaw cycles.

So, like Laz says, just mix with water for your application.

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-14-2019, 09:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 151
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Kyle! :wave: You're...

Welcome to the forum, Kyle! :wave:

You're not going to be able to still have a sanitary cove unless you: 1) are okay with installing tiles directly over the messy mastic/ply that you've got in...
Forum: The Mud Box 07-14-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 177
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Differences in synthetic oils?

So, I went shopping for some synthetic oil today. And I donít think you can glean a whole heckava lot by reading the labels. Does anyone know if thereís much difference between one 0w-20 synthetic...
Forum: The Mud Box 07-13-2019, 10:37 PM
Replies: 8,619
Views: 1,330,583
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Dragonfly that I was lucky enough to get in focus...

Dragonfly that I was lucky enough to get in focus while buzzing around.

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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-12-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 164
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Try to be neat with your cuts and thinset...

Try to be neat with your cuts and thinset coverage, as these can show through the glass. Even irregular cuts under a receptical plate can show through. So, get full coverage of mortar under the tile...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-11-2019, 09:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 164
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Just roughing it up with some 60 grit will be...

Just roughing it up with some 60 grit will be fine. You don't have to get rid of the texture via sanding. Just roughing it up is sufficient.

Make sure to use white mortar for that glass tile....
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 07-09-2019, 11:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, Angus. What that installer told you is...

Hi, Angus.

What that installer told you is a standard line to tell everybody. Over many years and several hundred stone top installs, and spending a long time on this forum discussing stone with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-09-2019, 05:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 327
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Yeah, itís best on top. For me, drilling through...

Yeah, itís best on top. For me, drilling through the tile isnít usually a problem. Itís the extra work of changing out the flange...especially if money is tight on the job and itís a cast iron...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-02-2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 350
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Aermotor. :wave: ...

Welcome to the forum, Aermotor. :wave:

Yeah...what Peter said. Mortar has more than ample bond strength. And youíre only messing with a proven product.

:)
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 06-26-2019, 09:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 374
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Another vote for no sealer. :)

Another vote for no sealer.

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-23-2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, Ray. :wave: If I am understanding you...

Hi, Ray. :wave:

If I am understanding you correctly, you are building something of a “breakfast bar” with a countertop that overhangs the edge of the base cabinetry or knee wall by something like...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-21-2019, 09:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 217
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hardibacker is not rated for exterior. What...

Hardibacker is not rated for exterior.

What about removing the Tyvek, screwing 1/2" Durock to the wall, then applying a waterproofing layer like Laticrete Hydroban?

Are you using pressure...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-21-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 535
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
So, Davy....you’re saying that decommissioning...

So, Davy....you’re saying that decommissioning the elevator would eliminate the vertical movement?

:drevil:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-21-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 300
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
3/8” mosaics with many that look like they are...

3/8” mosaics with many that look like they are touching each other?

Oh, boy. I can't believe the store gave such advice. They should know better than that.

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-20-2019, 10:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 341
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Teddy, I think your voice dictation program...

Teddy,

I think your voice dictation program is acting up again because your posts are reading kinna wonky again.

:shrug:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-20-2019, 10:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 247
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Yeah, caulk. This is one of the only times I use...

Yeah, caulk. This is one of the only times I use a latex caulk (because it’s paintable). If you can, use a foam backer rod in the joint before caulking to make the caulk perform better and last...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-20-2019, 10:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 369
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Prism is a good, reliable grout. While I use...

Prism is a good, reliable grout. While I use Laticrete Permacolor much more often, it’s partially because of availability. I think they both dry to the advertised color. I like them both. But...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 06-19-2019, 07:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 433
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Can we clarify the sealer? I wanna make sure...

Can we clarify the sealer? I wanna make sure it’s not the source of troubles. What product was it? And any idea of the sealer’s age?

:)
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 06-17-2019, 11:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 433
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Yes, which grout sealer? I did a Google...

Yes, which grout sealer?

I did a Google search for Champion Tile Sealer and am coming up empty. :shrug:
Forum: The Mud Box 06-16-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 8,619
Views: 1,330,583
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Picture looking back upon part of the Milwaukee...

Picture looking back upon part of the Milwaukee skyline during a fireworks show.

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