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Forum: Professionals' Hangout Yesterday, 10:17 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I agree. But the culture of personal...

I agree. But the culture of personal responsibility has eroded a lot in my lifetime.

It’s ideal for honest contractors to walk away from customers who don’t take responsibility for their choices,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 07:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 519
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Bump

Bump
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 06:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 519
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Sorry you’re not getting attention to your...

Sorry you’re not getting attention to your question. I don’t set linear drains, but many other do. Do you want to rename this thread to something more generic?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-07-2021, 10:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 75
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, Pat. Is this related to the cracked...

Hi, Pat.

Is this related to the cracked travertine thread?

Do you mean you've got two (2) layers of 5/8" plywood each....or that you've got 2 and 5/8" of plywood?

And your old tile is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-07-2021, 10:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 88
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, Pat. We're going to need more hints to...

Hi, Pat.

We're going to need more hints to help. For starters, is this a floor or wall or shower or...? Maybe a pic or two?

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-07-2021, 07:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 107
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Thanks for registering, Melinda! :wave: I'm...

Thanks for registering, Melinda! :wave:

I'm thinking like Jerry, as I'd gravitate to a wooden form with that profile on it. I'd temporarily fasten a straight piece of wood to the floor and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-07-2021, 07:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 195
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
A little bit of water that you found is not...

A little bit of water that you found is not uncommon. That is one reason some installers like to grout the corners....so that moisture that does get into the tile assembly (not uncommon) has another...
Forum: The Mud Box 03-07-2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 2,603
Views: 394,668
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Yikes, 4.5 million views of a shower pan...

Yikes, 4.5 million views of a shower pan replacement with almost every possible error being made:

https://youtu.be/LSbB_ml0UtE

The guy seems well-meaning, as he’s working ‘neatly and seemingly...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-07-2021, 08:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 372
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
1) With a backerboard-constructed shower, it’s...

1) With a backerboard-constructed shower, it’s best to use a flexible sealant like 100% silicone in the corners. Be sure to keep the grout out of the corners (or clean it out while grouting before it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-06-2021, 07:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 111
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
No, it sounds too heavy. 3.5# per square foot...

No, it sounds too heavy. 3.5# per square foot puts you in the ballpark of what a lot of ceramic/porcelain tile is. Perhaps this stuff is uber thick and it really is 22# a piece.

But I wouldn’t...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-03-2021, 06:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 110
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Yes, it’s 240v. It’s achieved by using (2) 120v...

Yes, it’s 240v. It’s achieved by using (2) 120v lines, one from each side of the bus bar in the breaker box. While you don’t need to test, you could by using a multimeter from each of the two hot...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-02-2021, 10:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 96
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
The heavy-bodied ribbons of construction adhesive...

The heavy-bodied ribbons of construction adhesive lift the plywood a little bit from from its substrate, creating little gaps between these ribbons. These gaps allow vertical deflection to occur with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-02-2021, 09:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 127
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Parity. :wave: Cut the...

Welcome to the forum, Parity. :wave:

Cut the wall tile to match. :)

But I immediately see a couple items that raise a little red flag. First off, the screws kinda look like drywall screws...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-02-2021, 09:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 519
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
You know, we could help you build the shower out...

You know, we could help you build the shower out of tile and you could have just about any look or flavor you like.

We've taken a lot of folk through the process step-by-step. Just an idea. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-01-2021, 10:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 570
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Yes, but most sealers will slow drying to the...

Yes, but most sealers will slow drying to the point where it would take weeks of not using the shower to dry.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-01-2021, 10:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 74
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, newbala7. :wave: The...

Welcome to the forum, newbala7. :wave:

The original poster to the thread (https://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=119184) you posted to hasn't logged onto the forum since the day...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-01-2021, 10:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 519
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Like Jeff said, Swanstone has an integrated...

Like Jeff said, Swanstone has an integrated flange. I don't know of another, but I can't say I've been looking for one in quite a while. I'm comfortable installing an aftermarket flange like this,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-01-2021, 10:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 193
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome, Bob. :wave: Yeah, that. This...

Welcome, Bob. :wave:

Yeah, that.

This is equivalent to sending an unknown eBay seller who doesn't gurantee anything or offer refunds $500,000 and telling them to send you something good in a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-01-2021, 09:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 519
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Nick. :wave: Yeah,...

Welcome to the forum, Nick. :wave:

Yeah, there are manufacturers that do stuff like this. I've had a lot of Silestone countertops installed over the years and a very small number of shower walls....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-27-2021, 11:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 138
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Alternately, you can also run the seam several...

Alternately, you can also run the seam several inches (or even a foot) outside the tiled area and treat this seam identically to any other drywall seam. I generally do this, then tape & paper the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-27-2021, 10:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 570
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, Wolfgang. If you're concerned about trapping...

Hi, Wolfgang. If you're concerned about trapping moisture, why would you recommend:



:scratch:
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 02-27-2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 192
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Do you have any spare tile that you can lay down...

Do you have any spare tile that you can lay down next to the installed tiles to compare? If your original tile looks better, it either means that there is a surface contaminant obscuring it (like...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-24-2021, 12:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 207
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome, Jayven! :wave: And if you have an...

Welcome, Jayven! :wave:

And if you have an oscillating tool, you can outfit it with a grout removal blade to make the job easier. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-24-2021, 12:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 448
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Another vote to not use marble on your shower...

Another vote to not use marble on your shower pan. We know it looks beautiful. We’re not trying to keep that from you. But it’s an unpredictable gamble with high stakes. If the marble absorbs...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-24-2021, 12:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 358
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
If you leave it as-is, you’re not going to hurt...

If you leave it as-is, you’re not going to hurt anything or cause damage or anything. That’s up to you. If you leave it, it’s likely to crack & crumble a certain amount over time. My CDO wouldn’t...
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