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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 08:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 449
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
With such small tiles and such an outrageously...

With such small tiles and such an outrageously flat substrate, the clips will cause much more grief than they are worth. Use best practices of burning the mortar onto the substrate, combing in a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-16-2019, 10:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 288
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Kevin means that the stripper can cause a problem...

Kevin means that the stripper can cause a problem by driving the very thing you’re trying to strip from the wall deeper into the pores of the plaster where it’s still or causes a bigger problem. I’d...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 04-15-2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 95
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
If you were to use a topical film finish, I think...

If you were to use a topical film finish, I think you’d be forever fighting to apply the stuff to just the dull areas. And if you applied it to the entire floor, it’s such a high-maintenance finish...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-15-2019, 06:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 725
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
It is indicative of a lack of facts. It may also...

It is indicative of a lack of facts. It may also be indicative of a lack of experience. It has been my experience that some installers will speak ill of a product they don’t know how to expertly...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-15-2019, 06:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 196
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Suzanne! :wave: Sorry...

Welcome to the forum, Suzanne! :wave:

Sorry to hear. :(

I do agree with Mike that a tile installer needs to be aware of excess moisture because there are limitations on installing certain...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-13-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 157
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I’ll take a second guess. I lay a small piece of...

I’ll take a second guess. I lay a small piece of sheet goods equal to the thickness of the fat mud and lay the bullnose in that...with the radius portion dangling down over the edge. Then tilt the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-13-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 449
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, Clifton. :wave: I share the desire to...

Hi, Clifton. :wave:

I share the desire to avoid a system the clips onto the corners for the reasons stated.

As far as alternatives:
Many of the lippage clip systems want two clips on each side...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-12-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,409
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Excellent pichers! Keep 'em coming! :tup2: ...

Excellent pichers! Keep 'em coming! :tup2:

It's 11:30 a.m. Coverings time and the show is just about wrapping up. So, after folks get home and recover for a bit, the pics will really start...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 04-10-2019, 11:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 108
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I do like Lou to get as much as I possibly can...

I do like Lou to get as much as I possibly can off. Then use mineral spirits to dissolve the remaining residue to clean it to the bare surface.

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-09-2019, 08:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 238
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Like Clifton, I’ve used a FLIR camera rented for...

Like Clifton, I’ve used a FLIR camera rented for $40 (the orange borg has them). We busted through a hydronic-heated slab to route plumbing lines for a new kitchen island. With the camera, you can...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-09-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,409
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I can almost taste the appetizers at Tu-Tu...

I can almost taste the appetizers at Tu-Tu Tangos! :D
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-06-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 683
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Multiple scores does not equal a better cut. It...

Multiple scores does not equal a better cut. It equals a worse cut.

I’ve been taught and agree to never ever score more than once for a clean cut. The amount of downward pressure makes a...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-06-2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,409
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Can’t make it this year. But I can feel the...

Can’t make it this year. But I can feel the anticipation building. I’m jealous of all y’all! Hope everyone has a fun trip. :tup2:
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 04-06-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 151
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Kim. :wave: The pic is...

Welcome to the forum, Kim. :wave:

The pic is a bit far away for me to see clearly. But it kind of looks like just mineral deposits or possibly efflorescence. Can you give us a closer picture of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-02-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,461
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Looks sharp, so far. It’s obvious that you’re...

Looks sharp, so far. It’s obvious that you’re carefully constructing this. :tup2:

There isn’t typically an issue with that marble being used as a curb. However...using it on the pan might result...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-01-2019, 01:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 389
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
All the waterproofing is accomplished before any...

All the waterproofing is accomplished before any tile is installed. With that being said, a one-piece curb cap doesn’t have an advantage over a tiled curb. Yes, moisture penetrates into a portion of...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 03-30-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 169
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Vinegar doesn’t clean. It is an acid. It eats....

Vinegar doesn’t clean. It is an acid. It eats. But let’s set that discussion aside for a bit while we talk about your floor.

Did you thoroughly rinse the solution away with water or an alkaline...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-30-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 725
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
It may be the change in the material’s sheen...

It may be the change in the material’s sheen that’s fooling me, but it doesn’t look like you’re extending a consistent slope from the drain all the way to the walls.

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-30-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 545
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
And it’s easy to be tempted to install cement...

And it’s easy to be tempted to install cement board over non-cushioned vinyl. But I can tell you that around these parts, vinyl is most often installed over a dreaded layer of lauan (which is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-30-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 545
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Rob. :wave: The age...

Welcome to the forum, Rob. :wave:

The age won’t help much in this case. The method of install is more often driven by the flooring material itself. A little test...

This isn’t a sure thing, but...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-29-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 683
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Iíve had lots of success cutting corner to corner...

Iíve had lots of success cutting corner to corner with a Sigma.

But 1/2Ē thick....thatís wetsaw territory if you ask me.

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-28-2019, 10:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 683
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
In the same heartfelt joy Homer Simpson expresses...

In the same heartfelt joy Homer Simpson expresses when he dreamily says, “Mmmmmmmmm, donuts”...:drool2:




:tup2: :tup2: :tup2: :tup2: :tup2: :tup2: :tup2:
:tup2: :tup2: :tup2: :tup2: :tup2:...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-28-2019, 10:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Yes. But be sure to use the approved fabric/mesh...

Yes. But be sure to use the approved fabric/mesh called out by the specific manufacturer.

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-28-2019, 10:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 124
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, James! :wave: At first...

Welcome to the forum, James! :wave:

At first glance, that kinda looks like the imprint of a plastic pan that was removed.

But onto your question. We aren’t the tile police around here. If you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-28-2019, 09:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 683
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Matt was able to make neat cuts with a $100...

Matt was able to make neat cuts with a $100 cutter. Good to hear. But realize that every pro here could give Matt some porcelain 12 x 24 tile that would make him lose faith in his snap cutter in a...
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