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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 06:22 AM
Replies: 10
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Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
If? I worked for Color Tile. :D

If? I worked for Color Tile. :D
Forum: The Mud Box 10-12-2021, 11:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 158
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I agree. Lighting is the single biggest thing....

I agree. Lighting is the single biggest thing. Many times, a room will be lit from multiple sources, each at a different color temp. And while it looks ok to your eye, the camera doesn’t see it that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-12-2021, 11:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 203
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
What about the little wet-circular saws? If so… ...

What about the little wet-circular saws? If so…

A flush-cutting jig made from a 3’ straightedge mounted to a thin piece of ply with its edge precisely aligned to the offset of the blade from its...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-12-2021, 10:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 161
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
When the mortar is still wet with Ditra and I...

When the mortar is still wet with Ditra and I need to pull a tile, I won’t just pry it up with a margin trowel. I’ll slide the tile laterally and lift gently to keep from disturbing the Ditra.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-10-2021, 08:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 154
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Can you take a few steps back so we can get a...

Can you take a few steps back so we can get a perspective of the shower head and any other fixtures? That would help us guess at locations of possible plumbing pipes.

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-10-2021, 04:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 259
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
It’s not as much the lifting of the epoxy as the...

It’s not as much the lifting of the epoxy as the bonding of the tile to the epoxy. What bonding material did you have in mind?

:)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-10-2021, 04:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 461
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Ok, the thread has been moved into the public...

Ok, the thread has been moved into the public Pro's Hangout. Maybe we will get some more comments.
Forum: The Mud Box 10-10-2021, 04:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 224
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
A week or two from deciding whether to retire?...

A week or two from deciding whether to retire? Bust out the red wine. :D



Wait, Marge whispered in my ear and said "no, don't say that, Bubba!" :bonk:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-10-2021, 03:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 259
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, Russ. Is there any sort of coating on...

Hi, Russ.

Is there any sort of coating on your slab? Or is is bare concrete?

Are there any joints (usually control joints) in your slab?

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-10-2021, 03:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 111
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
No, not the mastic...use 100% silicone. ...

No, not the mastic...use 100% silicone.

Typically, I'll hold the splash up from the countertop from with something like 1/8" spacers. I run a squiggly line of 100% silicone along the back of the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-10-2021, 03:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 423
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I went to change the tile, but CX beat me to it. ...

I went to change the tile, but CX beat me to it. :tup2:
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-10-2021, 03:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 220
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I think his comments are turned off because he's...

I think his comments are turned off because he's tired of people correcting him. Many folks on the forum have seen his videos and we've watched many videos with many mistakes. This video has multiple...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 10-10-2021, 03:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 123
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
You have a somewhat common misconception of...

You have a somewhat common misconception of grout. It's not true that all grout needs sealing. In fact, no grout *needs* sealing, but sometimes benefits from sealing.

The job of sealer is to clog...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-10-2021, 09:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 188
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Steve. :wave: This is...

Welcome to the forum, Steve. :wave:

This is very early in the conversation, so I’m going out on a limb a bit: Are the tiles and/or grout tight up against the walls…or is there a gap? If you’ve...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-10-2021, 07:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 145
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I, too, think there’s a little vertical movement....

I, too, think there’s a little vertical movement.

Put your finger down over the “+” intersection of those four tiles and try to perceive some differential movement between them by having someone...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-10-2021, 07:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 810
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
It doesn’t matter how you achieve the 1/4” gap...

It doesn’t matter how you achieve the 1/4” gap for the tile and mortar, as long as you’ve got a 1/4” gap. Scraping the excess mortar before it sets with a margin trowel is probably the most common. ...
Forum: The Mud Box 10-09-2021, 11:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 224
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, Joe! :wave:

Hi, Joe! :wave:
Forum: The Mud Box 10-08-2021, 11:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 196
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Am I the only one that thinks the picture in the...

Am I the only one that thinks the picture in the link within post #1 looks fake? It wasn’t until I hunted down other pics using Google before I was satisfied that it’s actually real.

I can see the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-08-2021, 11:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 275
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Yes, to both questions. Or you could go...

Yes, to both questions.

Or you could go off-grid and use your RedGard if you’re comfortable with nobody giving you an official approval.

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-08-2021, 11:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 126
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, pixy. :wave: What grit...

Welcome to the forum, pixy. :wave:

What grit are you currently at that you see swirls?
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-08-2021, 09:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 358
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I was thinking that Brian was running the lath to...

I was thinking that Brian was running the lath to the outside face of the curb like “usual”, but sandwiching it with the cement board.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-08-2021, 08:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 275
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
In this scenario, Jim is referring to using a...

In this scenario, Jim is referring to using a roll of Kerdi membrane, rather than the RedGard. He is not referring to KerdiBoard in any way.

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-08-2021, 08:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 270
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I, too, prefer the single-direction stair-step...

I, too, prefer the single-direction stair-step shown in post #3 rather than shown in post #1.

:)
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 10-08-2021, 07:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 367
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
That is called 6-sided sealing. But beware: that...

That is called 6-sided sealing. But beware: that generic advice can be disastrous as some sealers and mortars won’t be compatible. If they aren’t compatible, the mortar will not bond to the tile. If...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-08-2021, 12:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 461
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Update: I’ve almost got everyone’s...

Update:

I’ve almost got everyone’s permission. Just waiting for a PM back. If it’s cool with him, I’ll move the thread.

Thanks
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