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Forum: The Mud Box Yesterday, 07:51 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I would recommend trying Aerospace 303...

I would recommend trying Aerospace 303 (https://www.303products.com.au/product-range/universal/303-outdoor-protectant). It is highly popular in the marine community. There’s lots of uses for the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 12:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 162
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
What you’ve got there are known as “control” or...

What you’ve got there are known as “control” or “contraction” joints. They are called such, as this is where the slab is thinnest and the likely place for shrinkage cracks to form. Because of this...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 12:51 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 770
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I didn’t realize it at the time I answered, but I...

I didn’t realize it at the time I answered, but I now see that another moderator combined your last question with your big thread. Generally speaking, keeping a single thread makes it easier on the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-24-2020, 11:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 770
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I prefer #1 because it allows you to tweak the...

I prefer #1 because it allows you to tweak the bullnoses after the field tile is set.

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-23-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 104
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I suggest making all your cuts as you go. One...

I suggest making all your cuts as you go. One thing you learn the hard way when leaving your perimeter cuts for last is that little bits of mortar dry 'here and there' and create pesky, annoying...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-23-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 162
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Stephanie! :wave: ...

Welcome to the forum, Stephanie! :wave:

Yes, it is acceptable.

Are you sure you've got expansion joints? I ask because "contraction" or "control" joints are much more common. Can you share a...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 05-22-2020, 10:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 276
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome, John. Even seasoned refinishing...

Welcome, John.

Even seasoned refinishing pros can be driven mad doing what you're about to. And the reason is due to the extremely wide variety of materials used to seal tile. A former moderator...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-22-2020, 09:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 78
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I like the curved rods because they not only give...

I like the curved rods because they not only give you extra room for the person, but it also brings the open ends of the curtain closer to the inside of the shower for less water escaping. My...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-21-2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 178
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Please avoid that vendor that doesn’t seem to...

Please avoid that vendor that doesn’t seem to understand some of the most basic elements to installing a brittle material like tile.
Forum: The Mud Box 05-20-2020, 08:36 PM
Replies: 578
Views: 33,369
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Years ago, diesel used to be exactly on par with...

Years ago, diesel used to be exactly on par with “regular” unleaded. Did something change to cause a price shift?

Our less than a buck/gallon for unleaded has risen to $1.95 now that the lockdown...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-19-2020, 09:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 216
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Nick! :wave: I think...

Welcome to the forum, Nick! :wave:

I think you’re right that it’s a non-ssue. :nod:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-19-2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 449
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Ok, a picture would be good. :)

Ok, a picture would be good. :)
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 05-19-2020, 06:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 181
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Just to be clear: when making a poultice, the...

Just to be clear: when making a poultice, the plastic is firmly taped on top of the area being treated. The whole idea is to prevent the solvent from evaporating. The idea is to drive the solvent...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-19-2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 449
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, Tracy. I don't see a picture, so I may...

Hi, Tracy.

I don't see a picture, so I may be off here. Have you considered checking a couple rental stores for the use of a floor cup grinder?

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-19-2020, 01:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 142
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
If 1/2” Durock is a better height for you, great....

If 1/2” Durock is a better height for you, great. But if 1/4” is better, I’d prefer 1/4” Durock over 1/4” Hardibacker.

:)
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 05-18-2020, 12:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 181
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
If it’s at all cleanable, you’re going to need to...

If it’s at all cleanable, you’re going to need to use a poultice meant to pull oil stains from porous material like grout or natural stone. They are available at most places that sell tile sealing...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-17-2020, 11:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 177
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Gary! :wave: This...

Welcome to the forum, Gary! :wave:

This bucket mixer (https://www.tiletools.com/product/bucket-mortar-mixer/) makes very short work out of mixing dry pack. It’s heavy duty and worth every cent!...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-16-2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 161
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
:wohoo: <<<<< This is you, when you find no...

:wohoo: <<<<< This is you, when you find no glue.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-16-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 161
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
:bang: <<<<< This is you, after discovering...

:bang: <<<<< This is you, after discovering glue.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-15-2020, 11:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 161
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Kevin. :wave: While...

Welcome to the forum, Kevin. :wave:

While you could be in compliance with acceptable industry standards by installing plywood and a tiling substrate over what you've got.....it would probably...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-15-2020, 11:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 142
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, Eric. If you can replace all the...

Hi, Eric.

If you can replace all the diagonal boards with proper support under everything, power to you. :tup2: Usually, it's logistically a problem due to not having joists close enough to the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-15-2020, 10:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 79
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Snvk! :wave: Can you...

Welcome to the forum, Snvk! :wave:

Can you give us a picture of the lauan? Sometimes laminate substrates appear to be more difficult to remove than they really are. And it might help you out more...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-15-2020, 10:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 335
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I'm no fan of burying rot damage. I'd want to...

I'm no fan of burying rot damage. I'd want to know more before I plowed ahead with anything.


For tile, it is not a recommendation, it's a requirement. But don't blame yourself. The installer is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-13-2020, 11:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 445
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, Michelle. Between the confusing nature...

Hi, Michelle.

Between the confusing nature of all the weird things going on and what we perceive as you throwing good money after bad, I think many pros are hesitant to say much. The pros on this...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-13-2020, 10:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 146
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I won't install large tiles in a shower for the...

I won't install large tiles in a shower for the very reason your customer is dealing with.

You could permanently etch the tile with something like this...
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