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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-17-2021, 02:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 528
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Thanks for the update, Dusty. One other...

Thanks for the update, Dusty.

One other note that may be applicable to your situation:

Often, the hole in the subfloor creates a weak area in the subfloor that defects downward a substantial...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 10-17-2021, 02:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 90
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Steve. :wave: It’s...

Welcome to the forum, Steve. :wave:

It’s hard to distinguish from the picture… Can you tell if the surface of the stone has been damaged (etched) or if this is some sort of residue that is sitting...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-16-2021, 09:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 158
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I’d avoid using clear because it will show the...

I’d avoid using clear because it will show the shadow line from the gap between materials. After you caulk with clear, it will look identical to the picture.

I’d look for a color closest to your...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-16-2021, 09:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 341
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
You’re welcome. :yo: Yeah, the availability...

You’re welcome. :yo:

Yeah, the availability of small tiles are severely limited compared to a few decades ago.

With the advent of much more powerful tile presses, tiles have grown in size and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-16-2021, 06:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 341
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: 214
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: 218
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: 225
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: 170
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: 19
Views: 384
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: 29
Views: 626
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: 12
Views: 295
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: 19
Views: 384
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: 3
Views: 158
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: 430
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: 6
Views: 278
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: 134
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: 206
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: 160
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: 840
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: 12
Views: 295
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, Joe! :wave:

Hi, Joe! :wave:
Forum: The Mud Box 10-08-2021, 11:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 215
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: 313
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: 140
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: 372
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.
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