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Forum: Professionals' Hangout Today, 06:53 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Drift is most often caused by mid-alignment of...

Drift is most often caused by mid-alignment of the blade & tray....or the blade is not uniformly sharp.

Have you looked into alignment fixes...or sharpening the blade?

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,007
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I see the sponge in a previous picture with a...

I see the sponge in a previous picture with a white, scrubbie side. That white scrubbie side doesn’t work well for me. The yellow side of the grout sponge is infinitely more absorptive and will clean...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 08:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 210
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome, Mark. :wave: If you’re interested...

Welcome, Mark. :wave:

If you’re interested in saving height by using a membrane instead of cement board, as CX suggests, perhaps you might consider NobleSeal CIS...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 08:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 215
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
7/8” OSB is a real product, but it’s not at all...

7/8” OSB is a real product, but it’s not at all common in my neck of the woods. That’s why we’re asking about it. My first caution would be to make sure that it isn’t really 3/4” OSB that has swollen...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-08-2021, 10:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 763
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Glad you got such great customer service from...

Glad you got such great customer service from Schluter, John. :tup2:
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-08-2021, 10:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 232
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Yeah, there alotta Mats in the flooring business...

Yeah, there alotta Mats in the flooring business :nod:
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-08-2021, 10:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 295
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I’ve seen pedestal systems for thick stone at...

I’ve seen pedestal systems for thick stone at Coverings Trade Show in the past. But it’s all been exterior use. The system looks fantastic for all sorts of areas from ground level to rooftops. But...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-08-2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 297
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
None of us likes to give bad news to folks on the...

None of us likes to give bad news to folks on the forum, but we won’t gloss over a problem to make someone temporarily feel better. The penny tiles are a problem over the DitraHeat and are very...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-08-2021, 09:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,346
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Very glad you waited it out. :nod:

Very glad you waited it out. :nod:
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 05-08-2021, 09:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 257
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
For penetrating sealers, you apply them to the...

For penetrating sealers, you apply them to the entire mosaic and wipe down the entire mosaic after the dwell time listed in the directions (often about 5 minutes). Any pieces that don’t absorb the...
Forum: The Mud Box 05-06-2021, 12:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,699
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I hope he did. I can just picture him in a...

I hope he did. I can just picture him in a hammock alongside his new grill with a content grin. :tup2:
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 05-05-2021, 11:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 812
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, Dani. Realize that a topical sealer...

Hi, Dani.

Realize that a topical sealer requires routine maintenance as it isn’t what most people would call durable. It does look beautiful, though. In the long run, most folks who don’t pay...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-05-2021, 11:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
It’s reasonable to expect that the grout joints...

It’s reasonable to expect that the grout joints are uniformly shaped. The examples you’re showing us are not relatively uniform. With cementitious grout, it is fixed by removing the grout to 2/3rds...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-04-2021, 08:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
It’s kind of eye rolling that the rep from DeWalt...

It’s kind of eye rolling that the rep from DeWalt said it’s not recommended to use a smaller 4” blade in a 4.5” grinder...

....because....when the first manufacturer put a 4.5” grinder on the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-02-2021, 09:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 505
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Are any of these tiled walls in a “wet” area? I...

Are any of these tiled walls in a “wet” area? I ask because the grout colorants you speak of may or may not be rated for a wet area. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-02-2021, 09:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 763
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, John. :wave: Which...

Welcome to the forum, John. :wave:

Which mortar did you use?

:)

P.S. Happy 1,000th post, Lou! :tup2:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-02-2021, 06:28 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,433
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
You spelled “Bubba” wrong. :D. The sense of...

You spelled “Bubba” wrong. :D.

The sense of accomplishment at the end of a job always, always, always feels good. I’m happy for you and hope you stick around. :tup2:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-01-2021, 10:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 505
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I consider that silly and wouldn’t dare void the...

I consider that silly and wouldn’t dare void the manufacturer’s warranty for such a request.

Just because someone ‘has done something before’ doesn’t necessarily add any credibility to something....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-30-2021, 01:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 403
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I’m afraid he isn’t aware of what is possible....

I’m afraid he isn’t aware of what is possible. There are snappers that will snap 10’ tiles.

You’re attempting to snap with a $180 24” rental cutter. If the wheel is sharp, and you can make one...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-30-2021, 12:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 117
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
The latex caulk is going to shrink considerably...

The latex caulk is going to shrink considerably in the big 3/8” gap. And it’s not going to be any where near flexible as 100% silicone.

The Mapesil will perform well. If you’re okay with the...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 04-29-2021, 11:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,010
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, Kathy. I know all about the exhaustion...

Hi, Kathy.

I know all about the exhaustion you speak of. My response is not meant to dodge the question, but to help you. To take the exhaustion away just a little bit.

The very fastest, most...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-29-2021, 11:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,637
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I’m saying that I don’t use the fancy pre-mixed...

I’m saying that I don’t use the fancy pre-mixed grouts in a shower because they can’t hack the continuously wet portion of the shower.

I’m also saying that when I’m comparing them to epoxy, epoxy...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-27-2021, 10:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,346
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Please call Mapei’s tech line and ask them. They...

Please call Mapei’s tech line and ask them. They have a great team. I’d be surprised if they can’t give you some useful info on the timeline of curing. This product needs to dry and I think you just...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-27-2021, 10:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 403
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, Jean. That particular rented tool is...

Hi, Jean.

That particular rented tool is what I’d call an “ok” cutting board that is neither cheap, nor expensive. It may or may not work well for that exact tile material. Some tile is easy to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-27-2021, 07:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 292
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Some (not all) fabricators are rather superb at...

Some (not all) fabricators are rather superb at fixing defects/damage in slabs. If you think it’s worth perhaps $250 (in my experience, retail price will vary from $100-$400) for your chips to be...
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