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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 05:34 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Wow, Jim...that’s ginormous! Just thinking...

Wow, Jim...that’s ginormous!

Just thinking out loud...what about grabbing a piece of 3/4” x 2” x 15” Azek (or similar white-colored, non-rotting exterior trim board) and caulking it into place?
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 09:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 83
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
While you could theoretically swap a compression...

While you could theoretically swap a compression union in place of your existing valve to gain height (reusing the nut and somewhat deformed compression sleeve), I wouldn’t be at all comfortable with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 202
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Laz, you have to admit that the HF saw is very...

Laz, you have to admit that the HF saw is very hit or miss. You are one of the few that have a tool that's working well. Statistically, more people than not are quite unhappy with the HF stuff.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-04-2020, 07:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 96
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
It is helpful in preventing the grout from overly...

It is helpful in preventing the grout from overly sticking to the face of the tiles. In the case of textured or tiles with a micro-fine, I wouldn’t hestitae to use it.

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-02-2020, 11:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 89
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Yeah, that molding isn’t terribly uncommon with...

Yeah, that molding isn’t terribly uncommon with cultured marble bases or certain bathtubs. I’m not crazy about them. But if it’s well secured with 100% silicone and not overly bulky, they will wok...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-02-2020, 05:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 995
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, Jon. The next item that is...

Hi, Jon.

The next item that is unfortunately incorrect is the lack of mortar coverage. When you trowel on the mortar, it is troweled in “ribbons”. These ribbons are smooshed when the tile is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-31-2020, 09:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 995
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
...sorry to hear of such an installation. It's...

...sorry to hear of such an installation. It's astounding that the pan has a reverse pitch to it. I mean, the most important thing when building a pan is to have it slope to the drain. Slight...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-29-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 630
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Agreed! :tup2: ...except for the...

Agreed! :tup2:


...except for the exceptionally large mouse problem. :stick:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-28-2020, 02:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 212
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
The proper method of regrouting includes removing...

The proper method of regrouting includes removing the grout to a depth of at least 2/3rds the depth of the tile.

You can use a manual grout removal saw, or an oscillating tool outfitted with a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-28-2020, 11:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 138
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Wes! :wave: Argh!...

Welcome to the forum, Wes! :wave:

Argh! Another builder who started with 1/2” subfloor! :bang:

The quick answer is no. The absolute minimum subfloor thickness for man-made tile installation is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-28-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 212
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Time is of the essence. Smoothing out grout...

Time is of the essence.

Smoothing out grout after it’s initially set up takes a lot of time and skill. But the amount of time to shape the grout is highly dependent on exactly how long it’s been...
Forum: The Mud Box 05-25-2020, 07:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 178
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I would recommend trying Aerospace 303...

I would recommend trying Aerospace 303 (https://www.303products.com.au/product-range/universal/303-outdoor-protectant). It is highly popular in the marine community. There’s lots of uses for the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-25-2020, 12:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 511
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
What you’ve got there are known as “control” or...

What you’ve got there are known as “control” or “contraction” joints. They are called such, as this is where the slab is thinnest and the likely place for shrinkage cracks to form. Because of this...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-25-2020, 12:51 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 825
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I didn’t realize it at the time I answered, but I...

I didn’t realize it at the time I answered, but I now see that another moderator combined your last question with your big thread. Generally speaking, keeping a single thread makes it easier on the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-24-2020, 11:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 825
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I prefer #1 because it allows you to tweak the...

I prefer #1 because it allows you to tweak the bullnoses after the field tile is set.

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-23-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 170
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I suggest making all your cuts as you go. One...

I suggest making all your cuts as you go. One thing you learn the hard way when leaving your perimeter cuts for last is that little bits of mortar dry 'here and there' and create pesky, annoying...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-23-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 511
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Stephanie! :wave: ...

Welcome to the forum, Stephanie! :wave:

Yes, it is acceptable.

Are you sure you've got expansion joints? I ask because "contraction" or "control" joints are much more common. Can you share a...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 05-22-2020, 10:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 349
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome, John. Even seasoned refinishing...

Welcome, John.

Even seasoned refinishing pros can be driven mad doing what you're about to. And the reason is due to the extremely wide variety of materials used to seal tile. A former moderator...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-22-2020, 09:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 89
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I like the curved rods because they not only give...

I like the curved rods because they not only give you extra room for the person, but it also brings the open ends of the curtain closer to the inside of the shower for less water escaping. My...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-21-2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 287
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Please avoid that vendor that doesn’t seem to...

Please avoid that vendor that doesn’t seem to understand some of the most basic elements to installing a brittle material like tile.
Forum: The Mud Box 05-20-2020, 08:36 PM
Replies: 578
Views: 33,640
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Years ago, diesel used to be exactly on par with...

Years ago, diesel used to be exactly on par with “regular” unleaded. Did something change to cause a price shift?

Our less than a buck/gallon for unleaded has risen to $1.95 now that the lockdown...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-19-2020, 09:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 248
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Nick! :wave: I think...

Welcome to the forum, Nick! :wave:

I think you’re right that it’s a non-ssue. :nod:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-19-2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 630
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Ok, a picture would be good. :)

Ok, a picture would be good. :)
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 05-19-2020, 06:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Just to be clear: when making a poultice, the...

Just to be clear: when making a poultice, the plastic is firmly taped on top of the area being treated. The whole idea is to prevent the solvent from evaporating. The idea is to drive the solvent...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-19-2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 630
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, Tracy. I don't see a picture, so I may...

Hi, Tracy.

I don't see a picture, so I may be off here. Have you considered checking a couple rental stores for the use of a floor cup grinder?

:)
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