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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 01:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 100
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Okay, that product is not a cement-based product....

Okay, that product is not a cement-based product. It’s not very highly thought of by pros due to its lower performance and fairly heavy shrinkage that results in grout joints that recede and leave...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 08:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 100
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Richard. :wave: That...

Welcome to the forum, Richard. :wave:

That can be a bit disconcerting, can’t it? But don’t lose hope, as it may not be a problem.

Darkening around natural stone after grouting can be somewhat...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing Yesterday, 07:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 167
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, Don. Do you have a closer pic of the...

Hi, Don.

Do you have a closer pic of the Schluter edge that’s discolored?

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-27-2021, 09:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 403
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, Jay. That’s an interesting combo. Have...

Hi, Jay.

That’s an interesting combo. Have you considered making a little mock-up so you can experiment with grouting before committing to the real wall?

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-26-2021, 01:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 631
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, Dan. To get L/364, you used 10.0” for...

Hi, Dan.

To get L/364, you used 10.0” for the height of the joists. If that’s what you’ve actually got, you’re good to go. But if your 2x10 joists are actually 9.25” like most of them are, that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-24-2021, 10:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 139
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Are you going to perform a flood test before...

Are you going to perform a flood test before tiling?

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-23-2021, 06:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 276
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Ben. :wave: Time is of...

Welcome to the forum, Ben. :wave:

Time is of the essence if the tile has just been set within the last day. If it has, you may be able to easily remove some of the tile to help make a correction. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-20-2021, 07:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Kai. :wave: The Ridgid...

Welcome to the forum, Kai. :wave:

The Ridgid is unquestionably superior. But some of them seem to slip through quality control without being filtered.

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-20-2021, 04:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 235
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I took this to be the floor. Is this the wall or...

I took this to be the floor. Is this the wall or floor?

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-19-2021, 10:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 132
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I’d use the V-notch you described, rather than...

I’d use the V-notch you described, rather than the 1/4” square notched trowel to minimize the oozing-through-the-joints problem you speak of.

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-18-2021, 09:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 191
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
In a strange way, you’ll be slightly comforted to...

In a strange way, you’ll be slightly comforted to know that this has occurred on many showers that were properly built “by the book” by longtime tike guys and gals. When the stone absorbs moisture...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-18-2021, 06:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 223
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Yes, why the strong need for sealing? Especially...

Yes, why the strong need for sealing? Especially in a bathroom.

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-16-2021, 09:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 457
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, Brian. You probably already know this, but...

Hi, Brian. You probably already know this, but I’ll mention it in case you don’t: the floor will be quite a bit more slippery with the lack of grout lines for your feet to get traction on those...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-14-2021, 10:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 246
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
You’re on the right track. :tup2: But the only...

You’re on the right track. :tup2: But the only way to tell for sure is to install some tile and temporary pull them to check for mortar coverage. Can I ask if these are natural stone or man-made...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 07-14-2021, 10:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 589
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Yes, good news! Clean off that build-up to...

Yes, good news! Clean off that build-up to restore your tiles.

Attempting to seal glazed porcelain is pointless. Nothing positive can occur from trying to do so.

I’ll be straight to the point...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-11-2021, 08:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 331
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Aloha, Kevin. :wave: Yeah, I agree. We don’t...

Aloha, Kevin. :wave:

Yeah, I agree. We don’t want you to think we’re just trying to give you the easy answer of ‘tear it all out’...it’s just that this type of repair is such a band aid and the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-11-2021, 07:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 195
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Congrats on selling the house. :tup2: But time to...

Congrats on selling the house. :tup2: But time to kick it into high gear, eh? :eek: :D

To clarify, Mapei Ultracolor FA is a cementitious grout with fine aggregate, not epoxy. It is superior to the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-09-2021, 05:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 208
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Richard. :wave: Do you...

Welcome to the forum, Richard. :wave:

Do you have access to a chipping hammer?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-06-2021, 09:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 676
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
You want to get their attention in an extreme...

You want to get their attention in an extreme hurry, one call to the governing agency for asbestos removal will do just that. Explain what’s going on and that there’s a lack of an asbestos removal...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-06-2021, 09:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 532
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Lou, do you have access to a non-destructive...

Lou, do you have access to a non-destructive moisture meter? You could map the moisture under the floor and that would likely point you to the source.
Forum: The Mud Box 07-06-2021, 09:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 652
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I’d like to be there, but just not fitting into...

I’d like to be there, but just not fitting into the overly packed summer. I could have done it in the spring, but summer in the north is just too short. Too many things crammed into a few months....
Forum: The Mud Box 07-05-2021, 10:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Thanks for the info. :tup2: I can find a ton of...

Thanks for the info. :tup2: I can find a ton of Moog parts (and a Moog tie rod arrived at my door last week), but I am not finding actual struts for my car. I’ll keep looking.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-04-2021, 08:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 271
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I prefer 100% silicone over acrylic except when...

I prefer 100% silicone over acrylic except when I’m caulking to a painted surface.

Those kits can be wonderful. But I’d avoid the rounded corner profile, as that leaves a feather edge to the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-04-2021, 05:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 271
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Another big vote against it. I consider...

Another big vote against it.

I consider myself quite good at applying and tooling caulk. You can be, too. Applying caulk is a skill, not a talent, so anyone can learn. The fact that almost...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 07-04-2021, 01:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 283
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, Johnny. I doubt there’s much sealer...

Hi, Johnny.

I doubt there’s much sealer left on your countertops after 9 years of use. But using a high alkaline cleaner is generally able to degrade the sealer.

Are you trying to remove some...
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