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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,147
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
For future reference if needed: Mineral spirits...

For future reference if needed: Mineral spirits and a white non-woven scrubbie works pretty well for removing cured silicone...though it takes time, as it softens the silicone rather closely. Then...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 08:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 158
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
An oscillating tool with a grout saw blade would...

An oscillating tool with a grout saw blade would help reduce the time it would take. :idea:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 08:51 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,135
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Yeah, hard to tell. And the ink jet printing on...

Yeah, hard to tell. And the ink jet printing on the pipe isn’t very blurred like you’d normally see with the use of the cleaner/primer. For what it’s worth: Around my neck of the woods, clear primer...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 07:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 418
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
True. But I think that the initial $100 savings...

True. But I think that the initial $100 savings of the HF saw would more than be eliminated by buying the DeWALT and having a much higher resale value percentage when you went to sell the saw after a...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout Yesterday, 07:10 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 137,517
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I like the Floor and Decor you referred to in...

I like the Floor and Decor you referred to in Brookfield. And the folks are friendly. But I never got the impression that they were Tool nerds like many installers are and understand the tool NOT...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing Yesterday, 07:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 106
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Unfortunately, a mop is not the best choice for...

Unfortunately, a mop is not the best choice for cleaning tile floors. It’s biggest downfall is redepositing dirty mop water into the grout joints where it dries and leaves your grout dirtier than...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing Yesterday, 01:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 106
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Ashley! :wave: Can I...

Welcome to the forum, Ashley! :wave:

Can I ask if the floor is being cleaned with a mop...or something else?

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 01:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 418
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Mike, didn’t you say on your other thread that...

Mike, didn’t you say on your other thread that you could get the DeWALT for $500? :scratch:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 01:03 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,341
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Yikes! It’s soft enough to scrape with your...

Yikes! It’s soft enough to scrape with your fingernail? :eek:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 12:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 158
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, David. :wave: Whatever...

Welcome to the forum, David. :wave:

Whatever you did for waterproofing would have to be maintained...but what about using a grout saw to slice down into the joints by 1/4”, then use the brushed...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-17-2019, 11:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 197
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, Travis. Can you post a closer picture? ...

Hi, Travis.

Can you post a closer picture?

It looks like there is a horizontal seam located a couple inches up from the tub’s shoulder. If that’s the case, it seems like you’ve got a 2-piece...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-17-2019, 11:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 301
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
For what it’s worth, I’ve been learning to size...

For what it’s worth, I’ve been learning to size residential plumbing systems lately. While your house configuration/pressure/elevation changes probably varies from what I’m working with, code around...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-17-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 433,116
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, Marion! I can see the same problem. It’s...

Hi, Marion! I can see the same problem. It’s not you. I think we may have a little snafu leftover from a few weeks ago. I’ve pinged John. Hang on for a bit. :)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-17-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 57,374
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Brendan! :wave: Why...

Welcome to the forum, Brendan! :wave:

Why not put a link to your new site in your signature line? :idea: :tup1:
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 11-17-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 167
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Only 3/8” think? Hmmm...interesting. Do you have...

Only 3/8” think? Hmmm...interesting. Do you have a picture of the front and back of a spare tile you could share?

From the first pic, it looks like the tiles have no shine or polish to them at...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-16-2019, 11:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,147
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
If you’ve got a problem, you could hit it with...

If you’ve got a problem, you could hit it with thinset mortar tomorrow. Then on with the next step. :tup2:
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-16-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 338
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Yep. Hopefully.

Yep. Hopefully.
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 11-16-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 167
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Oh, boy. Only a partial job is desired by the...

Oh, boy. Only a partial job is desired by the homeowner...and the replacement tiles are etched. I’m a glutton for punishment, but even I would be awfully leery about tangling myself into this job.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-16-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,223
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
If you really want to pre-drill, an 1/8” or 5/32”...

If you really want to pre-drill, an 1/8” or 5/32” masonry bit will work. Realize that I’m talking about just predrilling the Hardiebacker and not into the wood studs. Anything less than a masonry bit...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-15-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 551
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Glad to hear it. Typical results when we hear of...

Glad to hear it. Typical results when we hear of an improper installation is the loss of the expensive wire and a tons of physical labor to boot. If you haven’t already, I would complete 100% of the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-13-2019, 01:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 653
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
:yo: Glad you’re happy with the Permacolor. :tup2:

:yo: Glad you’re happy with the Permacolor. :tup2:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-13-2019, 12:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 418
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, Charles. The Chicago saw does not have...

Hi, Charles.

The Chicago saw does not have a good reputation. Laz is one of the very few folks here that has gotten lucky with his. While he’s quite happy, the majority of folks are not happy...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-10-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,147
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: 13
Views: 631
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: 121
Views: 3,223
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...
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