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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 05:28 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Durock comes in 1/4", 1/2", and 5/8". Do you have...

Durock comes in 1/4", 1/2", and 5/8". Do you have 1/4" or 1/2"? And I'm assuming you are meaning to say "furring" strips?

:)
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing Yesterday, 09:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 237
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Yeah, you need solid support under the tiles. If...

Yeah, you need solid support under the tiles. If mastic was used, it might not be dry and rock hard. And this would lead to discoloration and slightly rocky tiles from foot pressure that could leave...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing Yesterday, 08:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 237
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Yes, Panama, please clarify. It sounded like you...

Yes, Panama, please clarify. It sounded like you were inadvertently describing the grout in post #3, rather than the setting material. I want to make sure the setting material was also a powder mix...
Forum: The Mud Box Yesterday, 08:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 145
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
That is off-the-charts cool, Jim! Very, very...

That is off-the-charts cool, Jim! Very, very interesting. I’m excited for you and hope to see some pics from time to time. :nod: :tup2:
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-18-2019, 09:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 770
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I've accessed the mounting screws by just...

I've accessed the mounting screws by just removing the nipple and using a 6" driver. Can you do that on this?

:)
Forum: The Mud Box 07-18-2019, 09:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 307
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
:yo: Jim!

:yo: Jim!
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-18-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
5/8" is the dead minimum before installing cement...

5/8" is the dead minimum before installing cement board. It assumes the plywood is installed correctly (long axis perpendicular to the joists), is in excellent condition, has a proper nailing...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-16-2019, 10:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
If you've got a proper plywood install, there's...

If you've got a proper plywood install, there's no reason you couldn't install cement board over what you've got.

What layers of plywood currently make up the floor?

And do you have a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-16-2019, 09:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 510
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
We are happy to talk about 'what if's?' on this...

We are happy to talk about 'what if's?' on this forum. But realize that we don't want to be full of conjecture for our visiting guests that are doing this for the first time and don't have a keen...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 07-16-2019, 09:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 237
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Panama! :wave: Couple...

Welcome to the forum, Panama! :wave:

Couple things going through my mind. But let's start with:

Do you have any idea if the tile was set with a material that came pre-mixed and ready-to-use...
Forum: The Mud Box 07-16-2019, 09:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 307
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I was taught that synthetic oil doesn't break...

I was taught that synthetic oil doesn't break down and lose it's oily goodness for a reeeeeeally long time. I don't think synthetic is better than conventional when they're both fresh. But if the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-15-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
What CX said...especially the part about the...

What CX said...especially the part about the death penalty to the builders that start with 1/2" subfloor! :complain:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-14-2019, 09:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 143
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
According to the manufacturer, it would be useful...

According to the manufacturer, it would be useful if your application happened to be subjected to severe freeze/thaw cycles.

So, like Laz says, just mix with water for your application.

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-14-2019, 09:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Kyle! :wave: You're...

Welcome to the forum, Kyle! :wave:

You're not going to be able to still have a sanitary cove unless you: 1) are okay with installing tiles directly over the messy mastic/ply that you've got in...
Forum: The Mud Box 07-14-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 307
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Differences in synthetic oils?

So, I went shopping for some synthetic oil today. And I donít think you can glean a whole heckava lot by reading the labels. Does anyone know if thereís much difference between one 0w-20 synthetic...
Forum: The Mud Box 07-13-2019, 10:37 PM
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Views: 1,331,505
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Dragonfly that I was lucky enough to get in focus...

Dragonfly that I was lucky enough to get in focus while buzzing around.

209287
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-12-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 181
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Try to be neat with your cuts and thinset...

Try to be neat with your cuts and thinset coverage, as these can show through the glass. Even irregular cuts under a receptical plate can show through. So, get full coverage of mortar under the tile...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-11-2019, 09:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 181
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Just roughing it up with some 60 grit will be...

Just roughing it up with some 60 grit will be fine. You don't have to get rid of the texture via sanding. Just roughing it up is sufficient.

Make sure to use white mortar for that glass tile....
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 07-09-2019, 11:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 249
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, Angus. What that installer told you is...

Hi, Angus.

What that installer told you is a standard line to tell everybody. Over many years and several hundred stone top installs, and spending a long time on this forum discussing stone with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-09-2019, 05:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 361
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Yeah, itís best on top. For me, drilling through...

Yeah, itís best on top. For me, drilling through the tile isnít usually a problem. Itís the extra work of changing out the flange...especially if money is tight on the job and itís a cast iron...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-02-2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 375
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Aermotor. :wave: ...

Welcome to the forum, Aermotor. :wave:

Yeah...what Peter said. Mortar has more than ample bond strength. And youíre only messing with a proven product.

:)
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 06-26-2019, 09:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 395
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Another vote for no sealer. :)

Another vote for no sealer.

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-23-2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 252
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, Ray. :wave: If I am understanding you...

Hi, Ray. :wave:

If I am understanding you correctly, you are building something of a “breakfast bar” with a countertop that overhangs the edge of the base cabinetry or knee wall by something like...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-21-2019, 09:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 221
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hardibacker is not rated for exterior. What...

Hardibacker is not rated for exterior.

What about removing the Tyvek, screwing 1/2" Durock to the wall, then applying a waterproofing layer like Laticrete Hydroban?

Are you using pressure...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-21-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 552
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
So, Davy....you’re saying that decommissioning...

So, Davy....you’re saying that decommissioning the elevator would eliminate the vertical movement?

:drevil:
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