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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 11:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 117
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I’m more concerned about expansion and...

I’m more concerned about expansion and contraction of the 2x6 “on edge” vs. the same overall curb dimension if it was made with flat stacks of 2x. The Hardibacker will insulate the brittle tile on...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 11:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 74
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Mike. :wave: ...and If...

Welcome to the forum, Mike. :wave:

...and If the floor is exposed to direct sunlight, the requirement for closer spacing of those joints comes into play due to greater thermal...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 02:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 408
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
1. The lugs are usually sized for the most...

1. The lugs are usually sized for the most popular grout joint width (likely to be close to 1/16”). If you want a wider 1/8” joint, you only need to see if the lugs are located in a place where they...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 01:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 155
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
As far as you wondering about the rough finish of...

As far as you wondering about the rough finish of the grout: Typicality, you pack the joints overly full with grout, immediately “squeegee” the excess off with a clean grout float tilted up at 90...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 01:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 153
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I know what you mean about instructions. But most...

I know what you mean about instructions. But most folks gravitate towards the easiest-to-use products. Consider what you, yourself said about roll on membranes. But if we dug into roll on...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 01:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 117
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Brian! :wave: ...

Welcome to the forum, Brian! :wave:

Initially, I’m hesitant. Is this over a wood subfloor or slab? How were you intending to fasten the “on edge” 2x to the floor? And would you have an objection...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-24-2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 408
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
1. Yes, but sorry, no pics. If you like the look...

1. Yes, but sorry, no pics. If you like the look of what you find, go for it. If it looks odd to your eye, don’t bother with anyone else’s opinion.

2. It’s always too much to ask that bullnoses...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-24-2020, 07:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,676
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Thanks for the update. :) Can I ask a...

Thanks for the update. :)

Can I ask a serious question? This isn’t meant as anything other than a serious question...

Was it worth saving the $10? I mean, if it actually smells fishy once in...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-24-2020, 07:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 155
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, Joe. We generally like to keep projects...

Hi, Joe.

We generally like to keep projects together because the info from one part of the project is typically related to another. As a long time remodeler, I can make predictions of concealed...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-24-2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
It’s amazing how much slower it is to work on old...

It’s amazing how much slower it is to work on old houses where you need to adjoin to existing surfaces that are out of whack in all three axis! :crazy:
Forum: The Mud Box 11-23-2020, 10:49 PM
Replies: 2,585
Views: 382,973
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Watching this guy Larry Haun...

Watching this guy Larry Haun (https://youtu.be/yh6cMQnWGwA) frame a house is mesmerizing. He’s exactly the kinna teacher you’d want: Not a lot of words needed to convey his techniques...but he’s...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-23-2020, 10:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,003
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I’m curious about the glass “trap door” at the...

I’m curious about the glass “trap door” at the top of the glass panel. :shrug:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-23-2020, 10:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I’m gonna pile on with the other two and vote to...

I’m gonna pile on with the other two and vote to swap out your wood threshold. If you make it match the existing hardwood, it will look quite nice.

:tup2:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-23-2020, 10:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 204
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
All other things being equal, it’s easier to get...

All other things being equal, it’s easier to get a wicked-strong bond to Durock. The only downside is that it’s a little messier when cutting. But that’s easy enough to clean with a vac.

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-23-2020, 10:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 155
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, Jon. It sure sounds like the...

Hi, Jon.

It sure sounds like the manufacturer hasn’t done their homework. Best thing to do is experiment with a test board. If it helps you weigh your decision, Prism uses smaller, more rounded...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-23-2020, 10:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 594
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
A whole lot of floors can be installed with just...

A whole lot of floors can be installed with just a snapper and/or grinder.

I might not agree with everything the guy says in that video (including his incorrect claim that the plywood cools the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-23-2020, 09:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 594
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
That’s a question best answered by the vinyl...

That’s a question best answered by the vinyl plank install instructions. Do they specify a perimeter gap to allow for movement?

It’s really held in place by being captured by the mortar hardening...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-22-2020, 09:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 204
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Receptor = your Sterling shower pan. I...

Receptor = your Sterling shower pan.

I personally like true cement boards like Durock. It is a bit less than 1/2”. Permabase is another true cement board.

And RedGard is a perfectly fine...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-22-2020, 08:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 525
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Around these parts, installers set slabs with...

Around these parts, installers set slabs with silicone, but rarely *in* silicone. They like the maneuverability of setting the slabs dry and manipulating them until the seams are epoxied and all the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-22-2020, 07:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 378
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Curtis. :wave: Do you...

Welcome to the forum, Curtis. :wave:

Do you have any equipment already? Like a tile snapper? Or angle grinder with a diamond blade?

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-22-2020, 07:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 204
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I’d rather simply rip some 1.5” wide strips of...

I’d rather simply rip some 1.5” wide strips of wood to exactly the correct thickness for whichever 1/2” backer board you wanted to equal your wall thickness. I personally don’t enjoy the way...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-22-2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 525
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
What’s the length of the piece that would...

What’s the length of the piece that would potentially be moved?

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-22-2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 163
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I’d also be concerned about crunching noises. ...

I’d also be concerned about crunching noises.

I wouldn’t be satisfied with just a light scraping. I’d want it much cleaner. Maybe 10 seconds for each square foot with an angle grinder outfitted...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-22-2020, 09:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 588
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
With a proper fastening schedule, all the boards...

With a proper fastening schedule, all the boards will hug the studs tightly and follow their contour. Only very small hollow gouges within the stud would be spanned...and that’s assuming a fastener...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-22-2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 547
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
After seeing the close up pics with the level,...

After seeing the close up pics with the level, I’m wondering if that lippage exceeds the industry standard...which is 1/32” PLUS the inherent warpage of the tiles.

Can you tell us how much...
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