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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 12:33 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
That does look interesting. :nod: But I've never...

That does look interesting. :nod: But I've never used it.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 12:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 81
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Julie. :wave: The only...

Welcome to the forum, Julie. :wave:

The only time I will consider tiling over tile is on an old mud-set install like yours...but with no cracks. The crack is the deal killer for me.

:)
Forum: The Mud Box Today, 12:11 AM
Replies: 8,710
Views: 1,667,975
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I think they had better sand back then. All the...

I think they had better sand back then. All the junky stuff we have to use nowadays is worn out and recycled and stuff. Right? :D





Thanks for the humor, Kevin. I love those pics. :lol2:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 12:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,151
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Many, many DIY'ers have come to our forum after...

Many, many DIY'ers have come to our forum after getting into trouble by taking "advice" given by those starr videos. It's a shame. You gotta be careful on who you believe.

I got lucky with my...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 12:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 123
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
There's a little contradiction going on. This...

There's a little contradiction going on. This type of grout is not rated for "continuously wet" locations, according to the directions...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 12:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,151
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Well said, Kevin. Andy, I was able to...

Well said, Kevin.

Andy, I was able to rotate your pictures. It’s a very unfortunate shortcoming of the popular vbulletin software not playing nice with the way modern phones code the pictures.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-27-2021, 12:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,151
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
1/4” is pretty far off. I’d correct the issue. Do...

1/4” is pretty far off. I’d correct the issue. Do you have any pics that we might offer you some tips on how to most easily correct it?

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-27-2021, 09:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 183
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Like Davy, I’m hesitant to tile-over-tile because...

Like Davy, I’m hesitant to tile-over-tile because of the unknowns.

If you do proceed, regular bonding mortar will not work. You will need a high -dollar mortar that is explicitly rated to bond to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-25-2021, 12:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 113
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, Jason. :wave: So, other than the shallow...

Hi, Jason. :wave:

So, other than the shallow chunks of mortar that were removed with the old tile and mastic, is the rest of the plaster in sound condition? Or are there cracks in the plaster...
Forum: The Mud Box 11-25-2021, 12:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,072
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Another year zooms around for another Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all the regulars and visitors of the forum!
:turkey: :clap2: :yo: :clap1: :yipee: :zztop:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-25-2021, 12:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 255
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
For floor tile that doesn’t have exposed cut...

For floor tile that doesn’t have exposed cut edges, you can totally get away with just a grinder. For many of my floors, I only use a tile snapper and an angle grinder to handle all of the cuts.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-24-2021, 09:13 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,513
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Your plan to leave 1/8” open gaps at the...

Your plan to leave 1/8” open gaps at the perimeter for a flexible caulk is sufficient.

:tup2:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-24-2021, 12:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 628
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
No, you didn’t miss it. The article doesn’t...

No, you didn’t miss it. The article doesn’t mention or specify glue between the layers. Can you show us what you’re reading from Laticrete?


To explain the flatness requirements of: ‘…the...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 11-22-2021, 07:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 887
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Shawn, you still there?

Shawn, you still there?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-22-2021, 07:09 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,513
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
If you're not already aware, those bits don't...

If you're not already aware, those bits don't have a pilot bit. So, you can drill an equal-sized hole in a piece of ply and then use that as a guide for your actual cut into the tile.

Or you can...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-22-2021, 06:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 236
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
If that piece of caulk is 100% silicone, it will...

If that piece of caulk is 100% silicone, it will bend like a rubber band of equal thickness to it. It will be quite flexible, a little stretchy in it's length, and will return to it's original shape....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-22-2021, 06:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 215
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I, too, would be concerned that the stair...

I, too, would be concerned that the stair structure is stiff enough to prevent the tile from cracking down the road.

Aside from that perceived or real issue, I'd use something like Schluter Trep...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-22-2021, 06:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 255
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Most table-saw style wetsaws have awful fences...

Most table-saw style wetsaws have awful fences and are quite a bit slower spinning than your typical tilesaw that has a sliding table. It's easy to have your fence slightly non-parallel to the blade...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-22-2021, 12:36 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,513
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
If you’ve got the option, place the tile in a...

If you’ve got the option, place the tile in a shallow pan and fill enough water in it to cover the tile. That’ll keep the bit as cool as you can get it while drilling.

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-21-2021, 11:31 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,513
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
They won't ruin the tiles. And they will probably...

They won't ruin the tiles. And they will probably cut pretty clean holes. Actually, they grind much more than they cut.

But you've got to be careful, as those are brazed bits. They have a coating...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-21-2021, 09:11 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,513
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Nothing wrong with a 1” holesaw, as it’ll be...

Nothing wrong with a 1” holesaw, as it’ll be covered by the escutcheon plate trim.

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-21-2021, 11:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 550
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I’m confused, Jim. How is it faster & cleaner to...

I’m confused, Jim. How is it faster & cleaner to replace the cement board compared to just grinding the thinset mortar from the existing? If you replace the cement board, you’ll still have to grind...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-21-2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,513
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
That plastic trim isn’t very stout…especially a...

That plastic trim isn’t very stout…especially a 1x2. Yes, I think it would bend a wee bit.

And I’d heed Lou’s requirement for the minimum 2” patch.

I would grab the straightest piece of 1x4....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-21-2021, 12:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 633
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Looks like porcelain to me, as well. That would...

Looks like porcelain to me, as well. That would definitely add to the slow drying. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-20-2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 633
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
You are fine with just giving it time to dry. ...

You are fine with just giving it time to dry.

Are the tiles practically impervious porcelain or are they absorptive ceramic? The absorptive-type tile speeds in the drying process. If you’re not...
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