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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 63
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Only time Kerdi isn’t waterproof is when it’s...

Only time Kerdi isn’t waterproof is when it’s installed against manufacturer’s instructions. To me, it’s that simple.

I also agree to not use greenboard. That stuff has a coating that makes it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 08:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 149
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, Mahi. This forum isn’t about telling...

Hi, Mahi.

This forum isn’t about telling folks not to do something. No, rather, we go out of our way to encourage DIY’ers and pros to find proper ways to correct mistakes and help people succeed...
Forum: The Mud Box Yesterday, 07:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 70
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Some of that ‘smart’ trim is pretty hard. I...

Some of that ‘smart’ trim is pretty hard. I pre-drilled and hand-nailed the last window job I had where I trimmed everything out so that I could use hot-dipped galvanized nails.

If you want to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-26-2020, 12:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 206
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Josh. :wave: I agree...

Welcome to the forum, Josh. :wave:

I agree with Davy. If you use that 1/4” square-notch, the mortar will be oozing out of the joints way too much.

Have you had a chance to properly prepare the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-26-2020, 12:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 399
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I’d suggest investing some additional time...

I’d suggest investing some additional time looking for additional tile choices. There are plenty of manufacturers who produce great looking tile that mimics stone. And there are plenty of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-24-2020, 09:12 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,533
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
If the joints are full of grout and they crack...

If the joints are full of grout and they crack (relatively likely), a layer of caulk on top of that would be stressed far more than it’s designed to and is much more likely to crack itself. If you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-24-2020, 08:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 134
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
There’s a tool called a ‘rub brick’ that you can...

There’s a tool called a ‘rub brick’ that you can buy from any box store in the masonry section. It’s a block of abrasive material with a handle on it. The abrasive has no problem grinding away...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-24-2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 303
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
As he’s eating pie, he suddenly remembers that he...

As he’s eating pie, he suddenly remembers that he used that margin trowel for scraping the wax off the toilet flange. :eek:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-24-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,533
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Sealing is optional. Seeing as how the main...

Sealing is optional. Seeing as how the main function of sealing is to temporarily block a stain from penetrating and giving you a little time to clean it up before the stain sets...and how there...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-23-2020, 07:21 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,533
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
At this stage, you can do some topical sealant...

At this stage, you can do some topical sealant like CX mentioned. But if you wanted to do some waterproofing, you would have tied the window into the shower wall’s waterproofing before any tile was...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-23-2020, 07:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 303
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Me, as well. Using a margin trowel is the single...

Me, as well. Using a margin trowel is the single best tool to remove all but the last tiny bit of mortar from buckets and tools before using any water. This really cuts down on the amount of mortar...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-21-2020, 11:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 464
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I will answer your question in a blunt fashion...

I will answer your question in a blunt fashion that will not sit well with some installers. This answer comes from decades of what I’ve personally seen. Maybe the rest of the country does it better,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-21-2020, 11:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 311
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I second Davy’e exact suggestions for those...

I second Davy’e exact suggestions for those specific grouts...and I also second the idea of a test board to answer your question on scratching up front.

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-21-2020, 11:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 375
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Yes, we really need to know if this is a single...

Yes, we really need to know if this is a single or multi-layer ply floor. Please tell us all the layers and the thickness of each.

:)
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 10-20-2020, 09:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 424
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Muriatic acid used indoor is strictly off limits...

Muriatic acid used indoor is strictly off limits for any job I'm ever on. It's waaaaaay too dangerous indoors. It can inflict permanent scarring injury to your lungs just from breathing in the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-20-2020, 09:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 464
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
No, 1 1/2" is not too thin. But do understand you...

No, 1 1/2" is not too thin. But do understand you are going to finish the joint between the two materials. And if the drywall guy gets his way, he will MISTAKENLY apply water soluble joint compound...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-20-2020, 09:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 300
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Great advice, Greg. :tup2:

Great advice, Greg. :tup2:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-20-2020, 09:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 574
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Laticrete 254 is one of the very strongest...

Laticrete 254 is one of the very strongest bonding mortars available. If there's anything that has any real need of extremely strong bonding, 254 is an outstanding choice. Is it overkill for this...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-19-2020, 11:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 508
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I’ve used the same Milwaukee bits and they will...

I’ve used the same Milwaukee bits and they will work fine. Remember that heat is the enemy with this type of bit. So keep the speed to something you might call medium (perhaps 500 rpm) and keep water...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-19-2020, 08:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,533
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, V. I know it’s late to ask why you...

Hi, V.

I know it’s late to ask why you didn’t install the profile flush with the wall and simply cut the tile to fit, but knowing why will help us understand options.

And another question:...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-19-2020, 07:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 574
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Have you chosen a mortar? I ask because a good...

Have you chosen a mortar? I ask because a good non-sag mortar (mixed per directions and not by “eye”) goes a long way in tiling a wall with less stress.

:)
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 10-19-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 424
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
...and can you tell us how old the grout is in...

...and can you tell us how old the grout is in days?

:)
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 10-19-2020, 12:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 189
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Have you tried a more specific product like one...

Have you tried a more specific product like one of the many ‘heavy duty tile & grout cleaners’’? They are higher in pH than many cleaners that will assist in breaking down things like soap scum. You...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-18-2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 574
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I’m the type that does the walls first, leaving...

I’m the type that does the walls first, leaving out the bottom row until after the pan is done. I like this because it’s too easy to protect floor tile from damage when it’s not installed yet...and I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-18-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 375
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Sauvanto! :wave: For a...

Welcome to the forum, Sauvanto! :wave:

For a dry area, the required industry minimum mortar coverage is actually only 80%. You’ve obtained that on the right side of the picture. But are at about...
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