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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 08:38 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Never dealt with that company before. Judging...

Never dealt with that company before. Judging from their website, you might wanna be sitting down when you open the email.

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-14-2018, 08:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 198
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Brenda. :wave: What...

Welcome to the forum, Brenda. :wave:

What Ryan said. The issue with trying to add grout is a lack of adherence. Most grouts are cement-based (rather than epoxy or something else) and would likely...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-14-2018, 12:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 303
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Probably this one...

Probably this one (https://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=23664). But I can't be positive.

:yeah:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-14-2018, 12:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 236
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Exactly! That's the kinna stuff that gets in the...

Exactly! That's the kinna stuff that gets in the way of a good bond. Glad you're thinking about sanding it off. :tup2:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-14-2018, 12:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 322
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, Justin. That's a pretty wide question...

Hi, Justin.

That's a pretty wide question that would take pages to explain the pros and cons of each in different situations.

But I'll say a couple of short things to get things started:
If...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-13-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 311
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Overspaced studs has been a common occurrence in...

Overspaced studs has been a common occurrence in a majority of tubs that I've worked on (all remodeling...no new construction). Which may or may not have something to do with here.

But I'm...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-13-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 283
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
No, not true. With deck mud, the less water you...

No, not true. With deck mud, the less water you use, the more permeable it is. You only want to use enough water in your mix to make the mud stick together when you ball it up in your fist. This...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-13-2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 206
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
The same unmodified mortar you're using in the...

The same unmodified mortar you're using in the shower (provided that it's a high quality unmodified mortar rather than the cheap $8/bag stuff) is approved for the drywall areas outside the shower. It...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-13-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 236
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Without getting dramatic, tiling is all about...

Without getting dramatic, tiling is all about risk management. If your plywood is clean enough for a bond to develop, then you've got an approved substrate. Because it doesn't have folks walking on...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-13-2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 291
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
They are a good company, yes. But the real leader...

They are a good company, yes. But the real leader is Noble Company. They have been the pioneer with linear drains from the start. They made quite an impressive splash years ago when they introduced...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-13-2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 303
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Absolutely. It's probably accurate to say that...

Absolutely. It's probably accurate to say that only a minority of installers have the equipment to do this. But installers with specialized skills are the same folks that have no trouble getting...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 11-12-2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 308
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Yeah, I went to "Dozer Days" a bunch of years ago...

Yeah, I went to "Dozer Days" a bunch of years ago at that quarry.

I've also got NanoScrub if somehow that works out. I'll be in Sussex on Dec 12th, if you want to meet up. Send me a PM if...
Forum: The Mud Box 11-12-2018, 07:00 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 28,634
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
You think if Kmart made an announcement that...

You think if Kmart made an announcement that there was a free toilet for the first customer to retrieve it, they'd haul it away? :deal:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-12-2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 216
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
This concrete surfacing grinder...

This concrete surfacing grinder (https://www.boschtools.com/us/en/boschtools-ocs/concrete-surfacing-grinders-csg15-121041-p/) makes the task a cleaning away the mortar after tile removal a lot...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-12-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,501
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Removing the poly below the cement board, then...

Removing the poly below the cement board, then applying a direct bonded membrane.

Direct bonded membrane = Custom Building Product's RedGard roll-on membrane, or Laticrete's Hydroban roll-on...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-12-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 236
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
He's talking about the wall tiles closest to the...

He's talking about the wall tiles closest to the floor, Laz.


:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-12-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 291
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Schluter Kerdi-LINE drains page filled with links...

Schluter Kerdi-LINE drains page filled with links galore (https://www.schluter.com/schluter-us/en_US/Shower-System/Drains/Schluter®-KERDI-LINE/p/KERDI_LINE).

Schluter floor drains link with quick...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-12-2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 303
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, Matt. I know there's a lot of...

Hi, Matt.

I know there's a lot of misinformation out there. So I don't want what someone just said to you prevent you from getting what might be available to you.

This may or may not help you....
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 11-12-2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 308
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Yeah, I know Halquist. They're not too far from...

Yeah, I know Halquist. They're not too far from me. They usually have a better reputation than to blow off a past customer.

Since you can't rely on them, it's time to offer you some suggestions....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-11-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 937
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I think you’re on the right track. Take a pair of...

I think you’re on the right track. Take a pair of those tiles and stack them “face-to-face”. Hold them up like a cheeseburger in your hands and raise them up to a light source. See if they are dead...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-11-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 396
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Permacolor for any cement based. SpectraLock for...

Permacolor for any cement based. SpectraLock for epoxy.

We had a long run of bucket grouts (I must have cleaned 50 half pails from warehouse storage a few years ago), but have migrated back from...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 11-11-2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 308
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I would return to the folks you paid and bring it...

I would return to the folks you paid and bring it to their attention that they’ve got a problem to solve. If this “stain” is a result of something they’ve done, it rests on their shoulders to fix....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-10-2018, 10:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 114
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
It’s not required, but when I store remaining...

It’s not required, but when I store remaining grout like what you’ve got, I’ll lay the plastic over the top surface if it’s convenient. It slows down the air contact...so adds a tiny bit to its...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-10-2018, 10:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 937
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
That’s polished marble, Jeff. In addition...

That’s polished marble, Jeff.

In addition to those concerns, the polished surface to the marble is delicate. One spilled or splashed drop of toilet bowl cleaner on the tile and it’ll etch the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-09-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 223
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
All fireplaces aren’t the same. Grab your...

All fireplaces aren’t the same. Grab your installation instructions to start. Then, if you haven’t already, head off to your local code official to have a chat with them and obtain a permit....
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