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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-14-2021, 12:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 804
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
That video contradicts manufacturer’s...

That video contradicts manufacturer’s instructions. Please pay attention to what the manufacturers say, not what Home Depot’s magical marketing and video production teams think they say. I counted at...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-13-2021, 11:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, Arthur. Welcome. :wave: The darkening...

Hi, Arthur. Welcome. :wave:

The darkening grout isn’t telling us much. The biggest clue to what they used is in the leftover bag(s). I’m quite certain that your invoice from Lowe’s shows that you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-12-2021, 10:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 119
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
If you want to save the baseboard, it’s best to...

If you want to save the baseboard, it’s best to pull the baseboard off the wall, then pull the nails through the back side. So that means it’s advantageous to remove the tile that’s trapping the base...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-10-2021, 06:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 407
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Drift is most often caused by mid-alignment of...

Drift is most often caused by mid-alignment of the blade & tray....or the blade is not uniformly sharp.

Have you looked into alignment fixes...or sharpening the blade?

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-09-2021, 10:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,126
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I see the sponge in a previous picture with a...

I see the sponge in a previous picture with a white, scrubbie side. That white scrubbie side doesn’t work well for me. The yellow side of the grout sponge is infinitely more absorptive and will clean...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-09-2021, 08:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 236
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome, Mark. :wave: If you’re interested...

Welcome, Mark. :wave:

If you’re interested in saving height by using a membrane instead of cement board, as CX suggests, perhaps you might consider NobleSeal CIS...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-09-2021, 08:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
7/8” OSB is a real product, but it’s not at all...

7/8” OSB is a real product, but it’s not at all common in my neck of the woods. That’s why we’re asking about it. My first caution would be to make sure that it isn’t really 3/4” OSB that has swollen...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-08-2021, 10:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,037
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Glad you got such great customer service from...

Glad you got such great customer service from Schluter, John. :tup2:
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-08-2021, 10:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 257
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Yeah, there alotta Mats in the flooring business...

Yeah, there alotta Mats in the flooring business :nod:
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-08-2021, 10:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 516
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I’ve seen pedestal systems for thick stone at...

I’ve seen pedestal systems for thick stone at Coverings Trade Show in the past. But it’s all been exterior use. The system looks fantastic for all sorts of areas from ground level to rooftops. But...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-08-2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 336
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
None of us likes to give bad news to folks on the...

None of us likes to give bad news to folks on the forum, but we won’t gloss over a problem to make someone temporarily feel better. The penny tiles are a problem over the DitraHeat and are very...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-08-2021, 09:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,391
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Very glad you waited it out. :nod:

Very glad you waited it out. :nod:
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 05-08-2021, 09:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 431
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
For penetrating sealers, you apply them to the...

For penetrating sealers, you apply them to the entire mosaic and wipe down the entire mosaic after the dwell time listed in the directions (often about 5 minutes). Any pieces that don’t absorb the...
Forum: The Mud Box 05-06-2021, 12:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,749
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I hope he did. I can just picture him in a...

I hope he did. I can just picture him in a hammock alongside his new grill with a content grin. :tup2:
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 05-05-2021, 11:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 833
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, Dani. Realize that a topical sealer...

Hi, Dani.

Realize that a topical sealer requires routine maintenance as it isn’t what most people would call durable. It does look beautiful, though. In the long run, most folks who don’t pay...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-05-2021, 11:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 338
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
It’s reasonable to expect that the grout joints...

It’s reasonable to expect that the grout joints are uniformly shaped. The examples you’re showing us are not relatively uniform. With cementitious grout, it is fixed by removing the grout to 2/3rds...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-04-2021, 08:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 381
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
It’s kind of eye rolling that the rep from DeWalt...

It’s kind of eye rolling that the rep from DeWalt said it’s not recommended to use a smaller 4” blade in a 4.5” grinder...

....because....when the first manufacturer put a 4.5” grinder on the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-02-2021, 09:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 522
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Are any of these tiled walls in a “wet” area? I...

Are any of these tiled walls in a “wet” area? I ask because the grout colorants you speak of may or may not be rated for a wet area. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-02-2021, 09:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,037
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, John. :wave: Which...

Welcome to the forum, John. :wave:

Which mortar did you use?

:)

P.S. Happy 1,000th post, Lou! :tup2:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-02-2021, 06:28 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,508
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
You spelled “Bubba” wrong. :D. The sense of...

You spelled “Bubba” wrong. :D.

The sense of accomplishment at the end of a job always, always, always feels good. I’m happy for you and hope you stick around. :tup2:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-01-2021, 10:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 522
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I consider that silly and wouldn’t dare void the...

I consider that silly and wouldn’t dare void the manufacturer’s warranty for such a request.

Just because someone ‘has done something before’ doesn’t necessarily add any credibility to something....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-30-2021, 01:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 804
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I’m afraid he isn’t aware of what is possible....

I’m afraid he isn’t aware of what is possible. There are snappers that will snap 10’ tiles.

You’re attempting to snap with a $180 24” rental cutter. If the wheel is sharp, and you can make one...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-30-2021, 12:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 127
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
The latex caulk is going to shrink considerably...

The latex caulk is going to shrink considerably in the big 3/8” gap. And it’s not going to be any where near flexible as 100% silicone.

The Mapesil will perform well. If you’re okay with the...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 04-29-2021, 11:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,022
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, Kathy. I know all about the exhaustion...

Hi, Kathy.

I know all about the exhaustion you speak of. My response is not meant to dodge the question, but to help you. To take the exhaustion away just a little bit.

The very fastest, most...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-29-2021, 11:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,669
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I’m saying that I don’t use the fancy pre-mixed...

I’m saying that I don’t use the fancy pre-mixed grouts in a shower because they can’t hack the continuously wet portion of the shower.

I’m also saying that when I’m comparing them to epoxy, epoxy...
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