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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:04 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Sparkles! :wave: 1)...

Welcome to the forum, Sparkles! :wave:

1) That might be a bit rough for what you’ve got and cause unintentional damage. Does a screwdriver pressed into that bed dig in, or skate off? If the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 42
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Mac! :wave: Is the...

Welcome to the forum, Mac! :wave:

Is the drain old or new? And could you share a picture?


:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-11-2020, 11:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 201
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Whenever I’ve used 15# roofing felt in a showroom...

Whenever I’ve used 15# roofing felt in a showroom for a temporary (1-3 years) floor display, I’ve found it useful to adhere the felt down to eliminate air gaps under it. I am only using enough...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-05-2020, 12:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 260
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Polished marble may not absorb the pre-grouting...

Polished marble may not absorb the pre-grouting sealer. Then again, there’s folks that have sealed, only to find out that there is traces of iron in the stone and the moisture from the sealer made...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-05-2020, 12:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,462
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
After gunning the bead, spray it with a...

After gunning the bead, spray it with a pH-neutral cleaner (or denatured alcohol) and strik the bead with a cheap smoothing tool that’s meant for this. The smoothing tool leaves a 45 degree angle...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-05-2020, 12:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 263
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I was thinking that it was iron in the tile...

I was thinking that it was iron in the tile rusting from the sealer moisture when I asked if the sealer was polished completely dry. And if Dave thinks it’s an iron reaction, that solidifies my bet,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-03-2020, 12:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 263
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome, Andrea! :wave: After applying the...

Welcome, Andrea! :wave:

After applying the sealer, did you polish it completely dry within about 5 minutes....or did you let the sealer dry on it’s own?

:)
Forum: The Mud Box 08-03-2020, 12:47 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,876
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Has it really been 39 years?! :eek: Happy...

Has it really been 39 years?! :eek:

Happy PATCO Anniversary, CX! You’re one of the good guys. :tup2:
Forum: The Mud Box 07-29-2020, 09:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 671
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Eric!!! :eek: :wohoo:

Eric!!! :eek: :wohoo:
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 07-27-2020, 09:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 244
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, Bob. Nobody I know of seals epoxy...

Hi, Bob.

Nobody I know of seals epoxy grout. Penetrating sealers don’t leave a film (or slick coat).

Epoxy is resistant to many chemicals, but that doesn’t give you carte blanche to try every...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-26-2020, 10:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 921
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
With you saying that the tiles around the drain...

With you saying that the tiles around the drain are now holding water, that would indicate tile movement. Between that, the somewhat wide caulk joints (indicates inexperience), and the somewhat...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-26-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 229
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
A picture or two would be good, John. :nod:

A picture or two would be good, John. :nod:
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 07-26-2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 205
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Gary. :wave: 1. Find...

Welcome to the forum, Gary. :wave:

1. Find out what sealer was used.
2. Find out how it was applied, exactly. For instance, was the sealer applied and allowed to air dry? Or was it applied,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-26-2020, 04:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 254
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Is your signed contract with the builder or the...

Is your signed contract with the builder or the tile installer?

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-24-2020, 09:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 349
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Code says ‘no penetrations below 2” of the...

Code says ‘no penetrations below 2” of the finished height of the curb’. The fasteners are violating code. And the patch is sloppy and not continuous. It would receive a failing grade. It’s not...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-23-2020, 10:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 233
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
:tup2:

:tup2:
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 07-20-2020, 08:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 322
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
This is precisely why we repeatedly warn DIY’ers...

This is precisely why we repeatedly warn DIY’ers on the forum against using marble in the bathroom. There are common cleaners in many bathrooms that are just aching to permanently etch the tiles. All...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-20-2020, 05:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 233
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
How did it go with obtaining info from the...

How did it go with obtaining info from the manufacturer? Still no joy?

It’s not that we aren’t experienced or that we are answering generically. It’s that we understand that the finest source of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-20-2020, 01:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 414
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Poke it with a fingernail. If it has a slight...

Poke it with a fingernail. If it has a slight “give” to it, it’s caulk of some sort. If it’s hard as a rock, it’s grout. Which is it?

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-20-2020, 01:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 288
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
If you like the idea of using modified (not...

If you like the idea of using modified (not required and some formulations can cause big problems, but most of the industry is heavily swayed in that direction and only a minority of the industry can...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-18-2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 785
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Good use of the laser to help laterally align...

Good use of the laser to help laterally align each course. :tup2:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-17-2020, 10:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 261
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
The business end of many of the rasps looks like...

The business end of many of the rasps looks like this:

214420

The mounting portion is offset so that the face of the rasp can easily make contact with the surface it’s grinding. And with the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-17-2020, 09:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 261
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
You can use an oscillating tool equipped with a...

You can use an oscillating tool equipped with a flat carbide-grit rasp. That greatly speeds up the manual scraping with razor scrapers and chisels.
:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-16-2020, 02:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 944
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Spreading 32 sq/ft of mortar and embedding a...

Spreading 32 sq/ft of mortar and embedding a sheet that size? Power to you. I’ll stick to 3’x5’ sheets if I can help it. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-14-2020, 09:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 944
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Do you really have 4’ x 8’ sheets of 1/4”...

Do you really have 4’ x 8’ sheets of 1/4” Hardiebacker?

:)
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