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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,059
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Charlie, that reference to “performs best” is...

Charlie, that reference to “performs best” is being made in the context of “peak overall performance” of the product. The only “extra” that comes into play when sealed is that it will resist a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 99
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Jeff. :wave: That...

Welcome to the forum, Jeff. :wave:

That trapezoidal shape is extremely common, as it aids in removing the tile from the mold after pressing.

And you might wanna compare a whole bunch of those...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 268
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I, also have no idea why you’d use spacers with...

I, also have no idea why you’d use spacers with lugs.

Daltile says their lugged tiles need no spacers. And manufacturers instructions trump industry standards.

:)
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 12-03-2020, 11:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 117
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
What CX asked. And I’d really want to know...

What CX asked.

And I’d really want to know if this is grout haze or if the tile surface has been microscopically damaged with etching. Can you scrub a little 1” section with a white scrubbie...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-03-2020, 11:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 177
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I’ve seen stone take up to three weeks to dry and...

I’ve seen stone take up to three weeks to dry and lighten back up when it’s been installed over a nearly impervious membrane.

Stone is natural. It is not correct to expect all stone of a certain...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-02-2020, 11:43 PM
Replies: 4,775
Views: 1,658,658
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Mmmmmmmmm.....painted floor tile in a commercial...

Mmmmmmmmm.....painted floor tile in a commercial restroom. :tup2:

216703
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-02-2020, 11:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 611
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I’m cringing at those pictures. Sorry. :(

I’m cringing at those pictures. Sorry. :(
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-02-2020, 11:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 225
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Adding SLC to the floor is a lot easier than...

Adding SLC to the floor is a lot easier than grinding down the high spots. I was grinding a slab recently and was reminded on how long it takes...even with a fairly aggressive diamond cup wheel. My...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-02-2020, 11:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 94
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Without knowing the answer to CX’s questions, I’d...

Without knowing the answer to CX’s questions, I’d generically say that if you can cut a rabbet into the back of the wood molding, that can trim it out rather neatly.

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-02-2020, 11:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 196
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Shannon. :wave: I...

Welcome to the forum, Shannon. :wave:

I moved your question off onto its own to give you more undivided attention. The other “Works in Progress” thread is 21,800 posts long and I think you would...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-02-2020, 11:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, Rich. Do you have a photo to share? My...

Hi, Rich.

Do you have a photo to share? My first question is on the timing of clamping down with the leveling system. Any chance that the mortar had already bonded somewhat and the leveling...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-01-2020, 11:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 814
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
The little lippage you see is “somewhat obvious”...

The little lippage you see is “somewhat obvious” because of the relatively square edges to the tile, the shallow angle of viewing, and/or how it’s being lit. But that doesn’t mean the installer is...
Forum: The Mud Box 11-30-2020, 07:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 135
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Excellent! :tup2:

Excellent! :tup2:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-30-2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 250
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, David. Two things: 1) CX is...

Hi, David.

Two things:

1) CX is saying that repairing the dip by filling it with some setting mortar (that is denser than your mud bed) will result in it slowing down moisture on the way down...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-29-2020, 11:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 211
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Interesting. I didn’t know they altered the...

Interesting. I didn’t know they altered the product line as such.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-29-2020, 08:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 211
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
No, you can use that. Are you near a Home...

No, you can use that.

Are you near a Home Depot? I ask because you can get Custom Building Product’s glass tile mortar in a 7 pound box for about $16.

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-28-2020, 11:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 146
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Jeff. :wave: Assuming...

Welcome to the forum, Jeff. :wave:

Assuming you’re only overlapping onto the shower unit by 3/4”:
I think I’d set the tiles on the drywall and allow them to initially overlap onto the flange dry....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-28-2020, 11:07 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 2,835
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Yes, add more wraps of Teflon tape to the shower...

Yes, add more wraps of Teflon tape to the shower arm. Experiment a few times to figure out how many turns to help get it in the 6 o’clock position.

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-28-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 211
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Yes, it specifically has properties to bond to...

Yes, it specifically has properties to bond to glass. Generally, it’s available in relatively small quantities. And you can buy a relatively small mixer for a cordless drill to make mixing relatively...
Forum: The Mud Box 11-28-2020, 09:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 151
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
:lol2: :yeah:

:lol2: :yeah:
Forum: The Mud Box 11-26-2020, 08:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 151
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!!!

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!!!
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-26-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 191
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 11-26-2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 138
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 11-26-2020, 02:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 475
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 11-26-2020, 01:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 184
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...
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