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Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-20-2021, 08:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 852
Posted By Skyace777
Been using this heavy duty separator kit for a...

Been using this heavy duty separator kit for a while now and I gotta say that it is great! Handles ground up concrete, thinset, etc. with ease while never causing the vac to lose suction. I highly...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-16-2021, 05:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 852
Posted By Skyace777
Thanks guys. I called up Oneida Air Systems and...

Thanks guys. I called up Oneida Air Systems and they sold me on the heavy duty kit made of powder-coated steel. https://www.oneida-air.com/heavy-duty-dust-deputy-2-inch-deluxe-cyclone-kit. Apparently...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-15-2021, 08:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 852
Posted By Skyace777
Thanks for the tips Tool Guy! (the dash of humor...

Thanks for the tips Tool Guy! (the dash of humor was also nice)

I'll look for that option with the switch on the tool and also tape the adapter with some duct tape or gaffer tape.

I don't think...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-14-2021, 08:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 852
Posted By Skyace777
Concrete/mortar grinder - BOSCH CSG15?

Hello tilers!

I recently picked up the Bosch CSG15 concrete grinder kit off Amazon. Used it once so far with my Ridgid 14 gallon HEPA vac to grind some old thinset and concrete in a small area. It...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 02-16-2021, 06:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 655
Posted By Skyace777
Nothing was spilled. Just normal wear and tear...

Nothing was spilled. Just normal wear and tear from dirty feet and shoes.
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 02-15-2021, 09:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 655
Posted By Skyace777
How to clean and seal Permacolor Select Grout

Hi all,

I tiled a kitchen a few weeks back (porcelain) and used Permacolor Select grout from Laticrete. I understood it had some sealing properties in it even though it is cement-based so I didn't...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-11-2020, 05:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,771
Posted By Skyace777
Cx, Appreciate the info. So I need to...

Cx,

Appreciate the info.

So I need to get the area more flat but not necessarily level. Is there an alternative to the Ardex product that you can recommend? Also should I be using these kinds...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-10-2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,771
Posted By Skyace777
Thanks cx. So why exactly wouldn't I want to...

Thanks cx.

So why exactly wouldn't I want to level or at least flatten this area which doesn't appear to conform to industry standards? As I mentioned, I'm trying to figure out if a self-leveling...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-10-2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,771
Posted By Skyace777
How to Level Concrete Subfloor in Kitchen

Hi All,

Planning to install large format wood-look plank tiles in my kitchen shortly. I've already had a company come in and remove the old tile. They did a nice job with minimal dust but I don't...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-05-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,270
Posted By Skyace777
Thanks cx. I figured as much but thought it best...

Thanks cx. I figured as much but thought it best to confirm with the pros. ;)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-05-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,270
Posted By Skyace777
So I think I found the issue with the poor pot...

So I think I found the issue with the poor pot life of my All Set bags. I was sold expired All Set Mortar with a manufactured date of Nov 2018! It has a one year shelf life according to Schluter....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-03-2020, 08:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,771
Posted By Skyace777
Opinion on grout release

Hi All,

Planning to grout a slightly textured wood-look plank tile shortly. It’s light grey as is the grout color. Going with Permacolor Select. Curious thoughts on if grout release would be ideal...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-09-2020, 03:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,270
Posted By Skyace777
So on a related note, what mortars do you guys...

So on a related note, what mortars do you guys like to use to set tile on DITRA? What's the preference?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-08-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,771
Posted By Skyace777
Thanks guys. I picked up a Sigma (2B3 I think)...

Thanks guys. I picked up a Sigma (2B3 I think) and it's been working great!
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-28-2020, 08:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,771
Posted By Skyace777
So I guess I just need a good small cutter for...

So I guess I just need a good small cutter for the short side and will support the tile accordingly to cut. Will this basic Sigma do the trick?...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-27-2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,771
Posted By Skyace777
Thanks for the quick replies. Can you guys...

Thanks for the quick replies.

Can you guys provide specific product models to look at? I browsed the Imer site and DeWalt but not one seems like it can do 80” rip cut and not sure which ones would...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-27-2020, 04:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,771
Posted By Skyace777
Ideal Cutter for Large Wood Plank Tile

Hi All,

Currently installing 8x80 wood look plank tile in my house. I've been using a small Ridgid wet saw supporting the tile as I cut through it so far but it never finishes the cut clean (new...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-26-2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,270
Posted By Skyace777
Thanks guys. I'm in South Florida so it's...

Thanks guys.

I'm in South Florida so it's hot and humid. Been storing the bags of mortar on my covered porch wrapped in tarps. No direct sun.

The water I use is room temp from the spicket...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-26-2020, 05:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,270
Posted By Skyace777
Schluter All Set Limited Pot Life

Hi Guys,

Been using Schluter All Set over Ditra and seem to only be getting maybe 90 minutes pot life. Using max suggested 6.5 quarts water and mixing 5-10-3. The consistency is perfect for like...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-29-2020, 03:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,771
Posted By Skyace777
Handling Control Joints for Long Plank Tiles with Ditra Over Concrete

Hi All,

Planning to retile my house and looking for some guidance. Approximately 1,500 square feet over a concrete slab. See attached floorplan showing sawed control joints in green and a small...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-25-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,771
Posted By Skyace777
So the other day a few more tiles became loose on...

So the other day a few more tiles became loose on their own and I think at this point it's time for me to pony up and have a new tile floor installed throughout my house. Wasn't planning on it but no...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-20-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,771
Posted By Skyace777
That strip was covering an expansion joint in the...

That strip was covering an expansion joint in the slab. How should I handle the repair there?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-12-2020, 08:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,771
Posted By Skyace777
Here is another picture of the adhesive. Maybe 4"...

Here is another picture of the adhesive. Maybe 4" wide and runs the length of several tiles I pulled up.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-11-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,771
Posted By Skyace777
I checked my initial house construction photos...

I checked my initial house construction photos and the baseboards were definitely installed before the tile was. Looks like they tiled up pretty close and then caulked (probably another corner cut...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-10-2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,771
Posted By Skyace777
Thanks for the quick reply, CX. Yes I was...

Thanks for the quick reply, CX.

Yes I was pretty upset and frustrated with how the tile was installed. I bought the home and had it built new construction in 2011 and the builder apparently just...
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