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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 248
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Looks good, Alex. I fear otherwise, but let’s...

Looks good, Alex. I fear otherwise, but let’s hope you get your 5+ years out of the repair. :nod:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-12-2019, 11:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,290
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
A day. I second the recommendation to cover...

A day.

I second the recommendation to cover it with plastic as it cures to slow down the premature moisture loss. :nod:
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-12-2019, 08:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 562
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
What a fantastic tool that is. It’s not...

What a fantastic tool that is.

It’s not fool-proof, but you bust open a circuit panel and it’ll immediately red-flag an overloaded wire that’s warmer than the rest.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-12-2019, 08:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,233
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Wait, those are drywall screws...not pipe screws!...

Wait, those are drywall screws...not pipe screws! :mad:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-12-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 326
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, Brian! Is it snowing up by you, yet? :stick:...

Hi, Brian! Is it snowing up by you, yet? :stick: :D. Coupla days ago, the weatherman said portions of Minnesota were in for 3’ of snow with the impending storm...with some parts up to 8’! :eek:
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-12-2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 129
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
All other things being equal, $125 for up to a...

All other things being equal, $125 for up to a 3x5 shower.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-12-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 159
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Don’t know how big this particular pool is. I...

Don’t know how big this particular pool is. I swapped out the waterline tiles on a 30’x45’ pool and it’s a deceptively large amount of work to do an A1 job. :nod:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-08-2019, 11:51 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 28,056
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
That looks spectacular, Dan! :tup2:

That looks spectacular, Dan!

:tup2:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-08-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 250
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I would grab a $10 rub brick from the masonry...

I would grab a $10 rub brick from the masonry department of any box store. It’s like a small brick with a handle on it. And you rub it over the mortar to grind it away. It’s made with silicon...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-08-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 240
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Can we get some details? Like, how long have the...

Can we get some details? Like, how long have the tiles been down? And do you know exactly which mortar was used? And could you show us a picture or two?

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-08-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 144
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Tim! :wave: It’s not...

Welcome to the forum, Tim! :wave:

It’s not terribly uncommon to have a bow like that in ceramic bullnoses. And it’s annoying. If it’s going to be in a position that it’s easy for your eye to see...
Forum: The Mud Box 10-07-2019, 09:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 520
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Pusser’s Rum?

Pusser’s Rum?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-07-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 186
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Your hallway tiles are perfect the way they land...

Your hallway tiles are perfect the way they land directly under the door when it’s in the closed position.

This isn’t a race. I’d start at the doorway and work your way in as far as you can...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-05-2019, 10:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 380
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
A ballpark estimate for a service upgrade from 60...

A ballpark estimate for a service upgrade from 60 to 200 amps around these parts is in the mid 2 grand range.

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-05-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 209
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
The size of the tiles makes no difference. ...

The size of the tiles makes no difference.

If you're sistering the joists, you could run a bead of contruction adhesive on the top side of the new pieces so that they support the underside of the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-05-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,842
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Cool. So, how you are going to cut a hole through...

Cool. So, how you are going to cut a hole through the porcelain for the new, lower drain hole?

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-05-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 80
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
What is your ultimate goal for flooring? Or does...

What is your ultimate goal for flooring? Or does that depend on what you might do with this cutback?

Cutback may or may not contain asbestos. There is no way of knowing by just looking at it with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-05-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 249
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
It is working for me. :)

It is working for me.

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-04-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,320
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Definitely leave those plates in place and shim...

Definitely leave those plates in place and shim around. :nod:
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 10-04-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 273
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Exactly. I’m fearful that at least three of the...

Exactly. I’m fearful that at least three of the chemicals already tried are harming the tile. How are the chemicals being applied? And how are they being rinsed away? And is it to a tiny little test...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-04-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,842
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
While it’s normally best to allow a tradesperson...

While it’s normally best to allow a tradesperson to correct their own mistakes without interfering, sometimes it’s necessary to put your foot down and stop them when they’re grasping at straws. Check...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 10-04-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 273
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
2% acid? Please elaborate. :)

2% acid? Please elaborate.

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-04-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,842
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
No, hold on. If the exterior wall is by the old...

No, hold on. If the exterior wall is by the old tub location, and the vanity is on the opposite side....that seems to suggest that the vanity is on an interior wall. What about opening the back side...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-04-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,320
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Plus one on the advice that you need to keep...

Plus one on the advice that you need to keep double checking your work. Seems like you've got it perfect after adding shims.....only to double check and see that it's not as aligned as you thought.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-04-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 209
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Glad you've gotten some good use from the forum....

Glad you've gotten some good use from the forum. It's been a while, but I wanted to formally say, "Welcome to the forum, James!" :wave:

And I agree with Peter's confirmation on your plan.

:)
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