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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 562
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Agreed! :tup2: ...except for the...

Agreed! :tup2:


...except for the exceptionally large mouse problem. :stick:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-28-2020, 02:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 147
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
The proper method of regrouting includes removing...

The proper method of regrouting includes removing the grout to a depth of at least 2/3rds the depth of the tile.

You can use a manual grout removal saw, or an oscillating tool outfitted with a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-28-2020, 11:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 111
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Wes! :wave: Argh!...

Welcome to the forum, Wes! :wave:

Argh! Another builder who started with 1/2” subfloor! :bang:

The quick answer is no. The absolute minimum subfloor thickness for man-made tile installation is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-28-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 147
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Time is of the essence. Smoothing out grout...

Time is of the essence.

Smoothing out grout after it’s initially set up takes a lot of time and skill. But the amount of time to shape the grout is highly dependent on exactly how long it’s been...
Forum: The Mud Box 05-25-2020, 07:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 158
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I would recommend trying Aerospace 303...

I would recommend trying Aerospace 303 (https://www.303products.com.au/product-range/universal/303-outdoor-protectant). It is highly popular in the marine community. There’s lots of uses for the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-25-2020, 12:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 336
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
What you’ve got there are known as “control” or...

What you’ve got there are known as “control” or “contraction” joints. They are called such, as this is where the slab is thinnest and the likely place for shrinkage cracks to form. Because of this...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-25-2020, 12:51 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 798
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I didn’t realize it at the time I answered, but I...

I didn’t realize it at the time I answered, but I now see that another moderator combined your last question with your big thread. Generally speaking, keeping a single thread makes it easier on the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-24-2020, 11:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 798
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I prefer #1 because it allows you to tweak the...

I prefer #1 because it allows you to tweak the bullnoses after the field tile is set.

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-23-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 150
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I suggest making all your cuts as you go. One...

I suggest making all your cuts as you go. One thing you learn the hard way when leaving your perimeter cuts for last is that little bits of mortar dry 'here and there' and create pesky, annoying...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-23-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 336
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Stephanie! :wave: ...

Welcome to the forum, Stephanie! :wave:

Yes, it is acceptable.

Are you sure you've got expansion joints? I ask because "contraction" or "control" joints are much more common. Can you share a...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 05-22-2020, 10:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 330
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome, John. Even seasoned refinishing...

Welcome, John.

Even seasoned refinishing pros can be driven mad doing what you're about to. And the reason is due to the extremely wide variety of materials used to seal tile. A former moderator...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-22-2020, 09:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 82
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I like the curved rods because they not only give...

I like the curved rods because they not only give you extra room for the person, but it also brings the open ends of the curtain closer to the inside of the shower for less water escaping. My...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-21-2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Please avoid that vendor that doesn’t seem to...

Please avoid that vendor that doesn’t seem to understand some of the most basic elements to installing a brittle material like tile.
Forum: The Mud Box 05-20-2020, 08:36 PM
Replies: 578
Views: 33,485
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Years ago, diesel used to be exactly on par with...

Years ago, diesel used to be exactly on par with “regular” unleaded. Did something change to cause a price shift?

Our less than a buck/gallon for unleaded has risen to $1.95 now that the lockdown...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-19-2020, 09:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 226
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Nick! :wave: I think...

Welcome to the forum, Nick! :wave:

I think you’re right that it’s a non-ssue. :nod:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-19-2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 562
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Ok, a picture would be good. :)

Ok, a picture would be good. :)
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 05-19-2020, 06:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 190
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Just to be clear: when making a poultice, the...

Just to be clear: when making a poultice, the plastic is firmly taped on top of the area being treated. The whole idea is to prevent the solvent from evaporating. The idea is to drive the solvent...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-19-2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 562
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, Tracy. I don't see a picture, so I may...

Hi, Tracy.

I don't see a picture, so I may be off here. Have you considered checking a couple rental stores for the use of a floor cup grinder?

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-19-2020, 01:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 150
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
If 1/2” Durock is a better height for you, great....

If 1/2” Durock is a better height for you, great. But if 1/4” is better, I’d prefer 1/4” Durock over 1/4” Hardibacker.

:)
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 05-18-2020, 12:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 190
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
If it’s at all cleanable, you’re going to need to...

If it’s at all cleanable, you’re going to need to use a poultice meant to pull oil stains from porous material like grout or natural stone. They are available at most places that sell tile sealing...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-17-2020, 11:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Gary! :wave: This...

Welcome to the forum, Gary! :wave:

This bucket mixer (https://www.tiletools.com/product/bucket-mortar-mixer/) makes very short work out of mixing dry pack. It’s heavy duty and worth every cent!...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-16-2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 164
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
:wohoo: <<<<< This is you, when you find no...

:wohoo: <<<<< This is you, when you find no glue.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-16-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 164
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
:bang: <<<<< This is you, after discovering...

:bang: <<<<< This is you, after discovering glue.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-15-2020, 11:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 164
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Kevin. :wave: While...

Welcome to the forum, Kevin. :wave:

While you could be in compliance with acceptable industry standards by installing plywood and a tiling substrate over what you've got.....it would probably...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-15-2020, 11:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 150
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, Eric. If you can replace all the...

Hi, Eric.

If you can replace all the diagonal boards with proper support under everything, power to you. :tup2: Usually, it's logistically a problem due to not having joists close enough to the...
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