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Forum: The Mud Box Today, 04:41 PM
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Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
All I can say is, “Wow!” :eek: I have never...

All I can say is, “Wow!” :eek:

I have never seen a boat foil up out of the water so high and crash so spectacularly. I can’t imagine the sailers that went flying when that speeding boat hit the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 11:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 291
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
No limit to questions, Lee! Hang around as long...

No limit to questions, Lee! Hang around as long as you like. :tup1:

For removing all the traces of your silicone, I’d suggest this: use mineral spirits and a white nylon scrub pad (the kind that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 12:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 137
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Power to you, Ryan, for hanging penny rounds on...

Power to you, Ryan, for hanging penny rounds on the wall. What setting material are you planning to use?

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 12:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 291
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Oh, man. I wish there was a key identifier to...

Oh, man. I wish there was a key identifier to positively point to something. I know you’re ready to caulk, so you might not be interested in continuing to investigate. I’ll share my thoughts on...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-16-2021, 06:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 291
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
If the sealing ring is the neoprene variety,...

If the sealing ring is the neoprene variety, those seal pretty good if the are compressed nice & snug.

Where is the area with the most mold you were talking about?

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-16-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 291
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Is the shower head on the left wall and spraying...

Is the shower head on the left wall and spraying onto the right, moldy, wall?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-14-2021, 10:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 539
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Right. Angled square cut.

Right. Angled square cut.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-14-2021, 10:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 648
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Looks a tad wet. It’s acceptable. And the batch...

Looks a tad wet. It’s acceptable. And the batch will slightly dry over its pot life as you’re installing tiles.

Can I ask what tools you’re using to mix...and how long you’re mixing...and if...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-14-2021, 10:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 539
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I’m not sure if he’s talking about that one tile,...

I’m not sure if he’s talking about that one tile, or that other one.




:yeah:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-14-2021, 09:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 234
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, Si. The first layout feels unbalanced...

Hi, Si.

The first layout feels unbalanced to my eye.

On the second, I see what you’re doing with the smaller tiles in the corners...it looks like a fairly large tile “folded” into the corner....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-14-2021, 07:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 291
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Lee. :wave: Simply...

Welcome to the forum, Lee. :wave:

Simply using your finger to tool the joint with feather-thin edges is not the best method. The delicate feather-edges have a habit of fraying and a certain amount...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-10-2021, 07:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 320
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Yeah, that does look really good. Really good....

Yeah, that does look really good. Really good. :nod:

And did I mention that I taught Kevin everything he knows about setting tile? :yeah:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-10-2021, 02:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 207
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Cementitious patching material is somewhat...

Cementitious patching material is somewhat similar to drywall patching compound as it is mixed with water and spread with a wide putty knife. But it is cement-based, so it doesn’t turn to mush in the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-10-2021, 02:14 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,137
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
After caulking the bottom joint, spray with...

After caulking the bottom joint, spray with denatured alcohol and use a wooden popsicle stick to tool the joint. Only tool a couple inches at a time between cleaning the stick.

Wait a day before...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-10-2021, 01:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 600
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
:think: ...yeah, I’m gonna hafta use that one...

:think: ...yeah, I’m gonna hafta use that one when I get a chance. :yeah:

Please show us some pics when you’re done if you’re not under some confidentiality agreement, eh?
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-10-2021, 11:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 600
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Did you choose them over the Grout 360 because of...

Did you choose them over the Grout 360 because of the quick turn-a-round?
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-09-2021, 09:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 600
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Can I ask what they charged for the navy blue...

Can I ask what they charged for the navy blue grout?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-09-2021, 09:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 207
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Cement board will follow the contour. But it's...

Cement board will follow the contour. But it's still relatively stiff considering how short that span is. It's going to depend on exactly where you fasten the board in relation to the low spot. And...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-08-2021, 11:47 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,376
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Charlie, Have you considered cutting a...

Charlie,

Have you considered cutting a rabbet along the 2x material so that rather than it stopping under the lip as pictured in post #92, you could raise it to whatever exacting height made the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-08-2021, 04:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
That joint very commonly cracks. So, it may have...

That joint very commonly cracks. So, it may have little to do with any settling. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-07-2021, 07:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 216
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
What you’re describing is consistent with the...

What you’re describing is consistent with the Portland cement absorbing moisture from the air over that year and slooooooooowly firing off its chemical reaction. When you mixed it up to grout, the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-06-2021, 11:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 191
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I think the fire is the main event, not the tile....

I think the fire is the main event, not the tile. And because the firebox is so horizontal, I’d want the tile to be horizontal, as well, to compliment.

Two cents. :yo:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-06-2021, 10:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 300
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I’m afraid I’m going to have to disagree with our...

I’m afraid I’m going to have to disagree with our friend Paul. That particular mosaic is not appropriate for a wet location like a shower.

While you can make it look like you’ve grouted by...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-06-2021, 09:22 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,137
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Sorry to hear about the contractor. Glad you’re...

Sorry to hear about the contractor. Glad you’re able to make progress on your own.

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-06-2021, 09:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 539
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Simple is good. Sounds like a plan, William. :nod:

Simple is good. Sounds like a plan, William. :nod:
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