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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-10-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 669
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Either move the blocks back and notch the studs...

Either move the blocks back and notch the studs so the cement board remains flat...or fur out the studs above the liner all the way up so the cement board remains flat.

Are you saying that you...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-10-2019, 12:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 478
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I never used to. Same as many folks of finishing...

I never used to. Same as many folks of finishing at the end of one day and back on it the next.

But over the years, I’ve learned that nearly everything in tiling (and building and everything...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-09-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 2,831
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
You had it right the first time: As far as...

You had it right the first time:

As far as your current question, we need more info. It may be that using a kiln dried 4x4 in place of 2 adjoining 2x4s may be appropriate. But we really could use...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-08-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 197
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Zach! :wave: Realize...

Welcome to the forum, Zach! :wave:

Realize there’s no real cost savings with a 240v system to heat the floor, assuming both 120v and 240v systems are being sized identically in terms of watts.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-06-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 296
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Sorry to hear about the leak, Henry. It seems...

Sorry to hear about the leak, Henry. It seems like you’re in a positive vibe about getting a chance to do some updating.

Can you get us a picture that’s more in focus?

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-06-2019, 01:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,227
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
There is no manufacturer that I’m aware of that...

There is no manufacturer that I’m aware of that approves any method of installing cement board over treated plywood.

You may not believe. But it’s a fact that a lack of mortar under the cement...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-05-2019, 12:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 182
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Yep. Especially with hex mosaics mounted to a...

Yep. Especially with hex mosaics mounted to a wimpy mesh backing that have a pesky habit of not wanting to fit together with any sort of precision.

:)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-04-2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 241
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Those Horror Freight saws are sooooooo hit or...

Those Horror Freight saws are sooooooo hit or miss. For every ‘hit’, there are multiple ‘misses’. Yeah, some can be tweaked into being okay. But that’s for you to decide if your time is worth all...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-03-2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 480
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
While I’d personally use Permacolor if all...

While I’d personally use Permacolor if all options were available, I have no problems using Prism. If that’s a lot easier to get, I’d go with Prism.

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-03-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 480
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Nathan, if you are looking for a rock solid...

Nathan, if you are looking for a rock solid performer of grout that dries to the advertised color every single time, Laticrete Permacolor is a superb choice.

Can we ask what color you’re grouting...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-02-2019, 11:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 398
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Quite a few folks end up grouting the corners of...

Quite a few folks end up grouting the corners of their showers and tub surrounds. It isn’t technically right, but sometimes doesn’t crack or cause a problem. If you are one of the folks that would...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-02-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 398
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I agree that feathering is a weak suggestion from...

I agree that feathering is a weak suggestion from the manufacturer. You’re very likely to have undesirable lippage between those tiles. I like Dan’s suggestion of using a big notch trowel to set all...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-02-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 398
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Chris! :wave: That’s...

Welcome to the forum, Chris! :wave:

That’s getting a little big, but ok. Are the stud corners reinforced? Or are they independent of each other? If they are reinforced, I’d remove the slivers of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-02-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 256
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
The old traditional advice is to use fasteners...

The old traditional advice is to use fasteners 2.5x the material thickness. So that would calculate to 1.25” screws. But the problem comes in with trying to fully seat the screw heads into...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-29-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 251
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Lenny! :wave: Sanded,...

Welcome to the forum, Lenny! :wave:

Sanded, cementitious grout.

Looks like a Schluter drain. Which is used as part of a completely waterproof membrane system. Meaning that water isn’t getting...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-27-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 392
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Just order the same color in Laticrete’s Latisil....

Just order the same color in Laticrete’s Latisil. If you prefer using ColorSil that you could get with a sanded texture, just call up ColorRite and tell them which Laticrete color you’re using....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-27-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,326
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Yep, extend the KerdiBAND. Isn’t it cool...

Yep, extend the KerdiBAND.

Isn’t it cool that even though it’s been awhile since the last shower, it’s easier this time around? :nod:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-27-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,326
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
To clarify...

So, the walls and floor would be covered with Kerdi...with a sliver of a gap between the floor and wall Kerdi...

Then you’d drop an inside corner in place and essentially butt the start of the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-27-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,274
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
For me, I’m only using a looser mix when I’m...

For me, I’m only using a looser mix when I’m setting the drain piece in position after the mud is packed in place. But my choice in a case like this is to set the drain first. It’s less stressful to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-26-2019, 11:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I would lighten up from a stiffer epoxy float to...

I would lighten up from a stiffer epoxy float to a regular gum rubber float. While it doesn’t pack the epoxy grout in as efficiently, it’s softer and won’t put as much pressure on the aggregate...
Forum: The Mud Box 10-26-2019, 11:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 189
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I gotta stop into The Mud Box more often. I...

I gotta stop into The Mud Box more often. I missed this.

To the guy who becomes increasingly noble with each meeting: Happy belated birthday, Eric! :aparty: Hope you were off fishing or enjoying...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-26-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,609
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Please tell me what those white strips are. ...

Please tell me what those white strips are.

:)
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 10-26-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 305
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Interesting question. Based on the conflict...

Interesting question. Based on the conflict between my heavenly friend and what the technical service department are saying, I’m going to venture off road a bit. The following advice contains...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-26-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 392
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
100% silicone is far superior to any of those...

100% silicone is far superior to any of those ‘siliconized latex’ caulks because it’s superior flexibility, bonding strength, and longevity. This is what I use 100% of the tile for tile-to-tile...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-26-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,547
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Grout isn’t waterproof. If these tiles where set...

Grout isn’t waterproof. If these tiles where set directly in the path of water spray...and if the KerdiFix was applied on blobs that left air spaces behind the tile...water could collect behind the...
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