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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 06:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 162
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: 272
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: 184
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: 100
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: 149
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: 184
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: 386
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: 195
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: 519
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: 287
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: 152
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: 184
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: 632
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: 470
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: 14
Views: 482
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: 210
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: 255
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: 255
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: 247
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...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-03-2021, 11:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 634
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
You are free to do as you like. I have had...

You are free to do as you like. I have had excellent results to my remodeling projects when I’ve put things in a good sequential order.

Either I’d get the top installed before the stone (#1...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-03-2021, 10:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 634
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
If the stone and grout is going to run all the...

If the stone and grout is going to run all the way up to the mantle or whatever you’re going to put on top, how can the grout be installed up to it if it doesn’t exist, yet? If you grout up to the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-03-2021, 01:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 634
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Davy already answered your drywall/cement board...

Davy already answered your drywall/cement board question, so I’ll respond to your latest:
I’ve understood “cultured stone” to mean a man-made version that has been cast to mimic the look of real...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-02-2021, 07:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 158
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
It’s not likely that your repaired area will...

It’s not likely that your repaired area will match the polished sheen of the surrounding area, especially without mechanical polishing equipment. Repairs made by stone restoration specialists will...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-01-2021, 09:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 195
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, Adam. :wave: Yeah, looks good. Are you...

Hi, Adam. :wave:

Yeah, looks good. Are you good with the way the towel bar is clunking into the door when it’s opened all the way?

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-29-2021, 08:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 179
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Dan. :wave: I had a...

Welcome to the forum, Dan. :wave:

I had a sudden inspiration that the JAX in your username indicates Jacksonville, Florida. If so, I fear this might be waterproofed like a lot of showers in...
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