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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-23-2022, 10:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 134
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I’ve found that the box store stone works best...

I’ve found that the box store stone works best when limiting the grinding action to one direction only (from the center of the tile outward). Never back and forth…or parallel to the edge, as this...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-22-2022, 11:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 183
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Brandon. :wave: Keep...

Welcome to the forum, Brandon. :wave:

Keep in mind that these penny rounds will follow every little wave or bump in the substrate they are installed over. You want to start with a very flat...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-22-2022, 09:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 559
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Have a look at this article on installing your...

Have a look at this article on installing your second layer of plywood, Kevin. It explains why to keep your plywood strength axis running perpendicular to the joists and where to ideally place your...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-21-2022, 07:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 559
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
All tile, irrespective of its facial dimensions...

All tile, irrespective of its facial dimensions is brittle and will crack if not supported from below. The size of the tile is not the main problem. The chopped up single-layer subfloor is the main...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-21-2022, 07:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 378
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Ok, I’m trying to understand what you’ve got...

Ok, I’m trying to understand what you’ve got here. Please tell me if this is correct:

1) You covered all the walls with HydroBan Board.
2) You covered the inside face, top face, and outside face...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-21-2022, 05:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 559
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi Kevin, Kevin (Kman) was trying to tell...

Hi Kevin,

Kevin (Kman) was trying to tell you to keep your questions together. He merged your two threads into one because that’s our policy on this forum. You might not realize how certain things...
Forum: The Mud Box 05-21-2022, 11:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 191
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Ol’ Flatfloor...

Ol’ Flatfloor (https://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/member.php?u=11) used to say that sarcasm is an art. With this line……you’re fricken Picasso! :tup2:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-21-2022, 11:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 378
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
The following post is in response to what I see...

The following post is in response to what I see in the first picture:
I clearly see darkened moisture at the edge of the tile and I’m immediately suspecting the details of how the liner was...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-21-2022, 11:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 559
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Those joints over the joists are weak spots. They...

Those joints over the joists are weak spots. They allow more downward diflection because there’s nothing to resist the counter joist bay’s upward deflection.

Image for the sake of this discussion...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-21-2022, 10:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 559
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Is your abbreviate of SL short for ‘self leveling...

Is your abbreviate of SL short for ‘self leveling cement’?

And when you say you opened up the floor for repairs, is the single layer of plywood a single piece of plywood spanning multiple joists...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-21-2022, 02:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 559
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Kevin! :wave:The extra...

Welcome to the forum, Kevin! :wave:The extra layers are merely spreading the point load from small penny rounds to a slightly larger “footprint” so that they don’t collapse into the air spaces of the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-16-2022, 12:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 123
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
If you’d like to just remove the thinset mortar...

If you’d like to just remove the thinset mortar and be done with it, you could use a carbide rasp...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-14-2022, 12:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 141
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Many questions are popping up, but I’d start by...

Many questions are popping up, but I’d start by asking: Which method of waterproofing are you planning on?

Next thing would be to ask if you’ve got a sketch or something for us to see what...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-14-2022, 12:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
No issues there. Good job. :tup2: I’d...

No issues there. Good job. :tup2:

I’d concentrate on dampening the Hardiebacker with a sponge before you spread the mortar. You can wipe it 2 or 3 times with the damp sponge without issues. It’s...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-14-2022, 11:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 488
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
We’ve been through this process often enough...

We’ve been through this process often enough where we don’t have more creative solutions for you that aren’t likely to cause other problems. In our eyes, the best solution is to back up and make the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-14-2022, 09:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 488
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
With that in mind, I would re-visit your tile...

With that in mind, I would re-visit your tile size choice. There are plenty of larger tiles that would give you the same feel as what you’re showing us.

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-14-2022, 09:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
What would you guess is the length of time you’re...

What would you guess is the length of time you’re mixing it? Just until the water seems to be mixed? A minute? 3 minutes? Or…?

I ask because mixing it for a few minutes does a lot to improve the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-14-2022, 09:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 488
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I wouldn’t have the same opinion as Christopher...

I wouldn’t have the same opinion as Christopher on this. It’s been my experience that unless the countertop fabricator/installer has an unusual agreement within their terms, it would be unlikely that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-14-2022, 08:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 194
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Matt! :wave: Before...

Welcome to the forum, Matt! :wave:

Before anything, let me ask how big your rough opening and how big your shower pan is.

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-14-2022, 07:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 171
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Provided that you’ve got some wood on the...

Provided that you’ve got some wood on the backside of the drywall to span the skinny-patch to old drywall joint, I’d do exactly as Jim suggested. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-14-2022, 06:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,741
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Interesting. Your mind has been working overtime....

Interesting. Your mind has been working overtime. :tup2:

Realize that you can finish Wedi with drywall mud just like ordinary drywall. So, you could run it outside the shower past the tile and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-14-2022, 06:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 166
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi Micah, Yes, please post a picture when...

Hi Micah,

Yes, please post a picture when you get back. I’d like to see the application. I’d like to make sure this isn’t subjected to higher temperatures that would cause problems with the epoxy....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-14-2022, 06:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hello John, What they said. And a few...

Hello John,

What they said. And a few questions if I may:
1) Are you mixing the mortar with a trowel by hand or with a drill and mixing paddle of some sort?
2) Have you embedded the Hardiebacker...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-13-2022, 11:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 116
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Mapei says to wait a minimum of 3 days. If you...

Mapei says to wait a minimum of 3 days. If you ignore the marketing folks and listen to the technical folks, they’d want you to wait 7 days. If I’ve got an application that needs sealing, I’m waiting...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-10-2022, 11:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 160
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Steve. :wave: No,...

Welcome to the forum, Steve. :wave:

No, you’re definitely not required to use cement board. Building codes are generally not prescriptive. What makes you ask?

:)
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