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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 01:20 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 4,238
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I think water is the single most destructive...

I think water is the single most destructive force to buildings. So, we gotta figure out a way to play nice with it. We gotta make it as hard as possible for water to get into places it doesn’t...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-04-2019, 11:48 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 4,238
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I’m pretty sure this is the part where we drop...

I’m pretty sure this is the part where we drop wanting to be snarky about this this, that, or the other thing. Nobody is perfect. Whoops, I just made a funny and didn’t mean to.

So, it’s time to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-04-2019, 11:26 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 4,238
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Correct. You can’t have it both ways.

Correct. You can’t have it both ways.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-04-2019, 11:14 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 4,238
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Exactly. So why do you want two liners?

Exactly. So why do you want two liners?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-04-2019, 10:35 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 11,533
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I actually meant a picture from further away to...

I actually meant a picture from further away to see what was upstream.

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-04-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 4,238
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Unlike two layers of waterproofing, airbags work...

Unlike two layers of waterproofing, airbags work in harmony with seatbelts.
Forum: The Mud Box 12-04-2019, 01:17 AM
Replies: 994
Views: 133,269
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
What did I win? :deal:

What did I win? :deal:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-04-2019, 01:00 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 11,533
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I’d need to see more of the drain to comment on...

I’d need to see more of the drain to comment on it.

About the purple primer:
Some jurisdictions want a colored primer and some don’t. I agree with Mike...I wouldn’t think too much about it.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-04-2019, 12:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 492
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, James. I lit up your hyperlink in the first...

Hi, James. I lit up your hyperlink in the first post. :)

Nothing is going to stop the moisture from getting into the tile and darkening it. If you seal the tile, the problem worsens, as it will...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-03-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 492
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Mike, he’s got a liner and 3-piece clamping...

Mike, he’s got a liner and 3-piece clamping drain. Take a look at the 4th & 5th picture near the top of the thread to see the drain and liner.


Any installer who says it’s not too bad hasn’t had...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-03-2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 130
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Is that the garage door that’s only an inch up...

Is that the garage door that’s only an inch up off the slab? If so, and you’re interested, we can likely talk you through reframing that for very little $$.

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-03-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 130
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
First, I’d lose the ‘settling’ word. That sort of...

First, I’d lose the ‘settling’ word. That sort of drifts off into describing vertical movement of some sort and no tiling underlayment or membrane of any sort can help out in that department (I know...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 12-03-2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 107
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Dane! :wave: I am with...

Welcome to the forum, Dane! :wave:

I am with John thinking that this white stuff is just on top. Hopefully that’s the case.

To care for your install, it’s best to not subject it to harsher...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-02-2019, 10:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, Mike. What tools are you using for...

Hi, Mike.

What tools are you using for demo?

:)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-02-2019, 10:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 301
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
RTC are good peeps. You will be satisfied with...

RTC are good peeps. You will be satisfied with that T3 Razor. :tup1:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-02-2019, 10:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 111
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Sounds like the pan might be worn a bit? How old...

Sounds like the pan might be worn a bit? How old is it? And have you thought about having a pro refinish the pan?

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-02-2019, 10:12 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 4,469
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Soffits were put in to hold heat in the shower...

Soffits were put in to hold heat in the shower and because of the design at the time. The electric or plumbing within them is done out of shear expediency on the part of trades.

If you don’t mind...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-01-2019, 11:59 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 940
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Glad it’s acceptable to you. And while you...

Glad it’s acceptable to you.

And while you said the second bath will go twice as fast in jest, you’re not far off. It’ll be tons faster. :tup1:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-01-2019, 11:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 159
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
The problem with using thinset mortar is...

The problem with using thinset mortar is shrinkage. It will shrink more in the deep areas. So, if you filled everything in one shot so that it was perfectly flat across everything and you dropped the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-01-2019, 10:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 866
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Progress! :wohoo: P.S. Looks...

Progress! :wohoo:






P.S. Looks like you could use a sump pump.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-01-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 940
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I agree with replacing the top piece with 1/4”....

I agree with replacing the top piece with 1/4”. You will scrape the mortar and mesh tape away. You’ll cut and pry the 1/2” piece out. You’ll have to remove at least a couple of tiles. But by scraping...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-01-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 301
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
It’s not normal and should be corrected.

It’s not normal and should be corrected.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-01-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 204
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Ditra is only 1/8” thick. And no, roofing nails...

Ditra is only 1/8” thick. And no, roofing nails are insufficient for installing plywood.

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-01-2019, 12:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 431
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I think you’re right. That was my best guess,...

I think you’re right. That was my best guess, too.


Kati, sleepers are pieces of wood put down on the surface of a floor spread apart similar to how joists are spread apart. They are used when...
Forum: The Mud Box 11-30-2019, 11:26 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 26,256
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
A little Bohemian Rhapsody...

Mama, just started a job
Put a float against my hands
Squeezed my fingers, now I dread
Mama, job has just begun
But now I’ve gone and thrown my time away
Mama, ooh
Didn’t mean to let it dry...
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