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Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 03-20-2019, 11:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 145
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Your friend is steering you right. It’s not a...

Your friend is steering you right. It’s not a good idea to get excess seal on the sides of the tiles. Dampen a clean, while cloth with sealer and neatly fold it flat. Keep the cloth flat and run it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-20-2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,865
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Kevin, it sounds crystal clear that you did the...

Kevin, it sounds crystal clear that you did the right thing in letting him go. Threatening someone is clear cause to separate yourself from harm. Look up the word assault in a legal dictionary.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-20-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 333
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Then go for an enhancing sealer that penetrates. ...

Then go for an enhancing sealer that penetrates.

You DO NOT want anything that lists the word: “topical” in its name, as that is a film coating that water will get under, peel horribly, and look...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-20-2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 165
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
They are indeed talking about floors. ...

They are indeed talking about floors.

Nobody wants their roll-on waterproofing product on drywall as a pinhole leak would spell disaster. The board would swell and turn to mush.

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-20-2019, 12:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 333
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Oh no...please don’t use CLR. That cleaner is...

Oh no...please don’t use CLR. That cleaner is meant to dissolve: calcium, lime, and rust. The tile is limestone. You don’t wanna dissolve the tile.

Liam, is a second cleaning giving you any...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-20-2019, 12:09 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,865
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, Kevin. :wave: Good timing. i) You...

Hi, Kevin. :wave:

Good timing.

i) You are correct. The tile industry specifically says to use a sealant at the change of planes and between dissimilar materials. If you need back up, ask your...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-19-2019, 11:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 165
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Howdy, puke. Might wanna break that into a second...

Howdy, puke. Might wanna break that into a second paragraph next time, eh? :)

Custom says no to drywall/greenboard. They say yes to exterior-glue plywood if it’s a dry application.
...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 03-19-2019, 11:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 229
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Every time I’ve seen something like this, it was...

Every time I’ve seen something like this, it was a surface contaminant. Assuming the actual tile is not degrading (you don’t have any glaze coming off, do you?), this seems like a problem stemming...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-19-2019, 11:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 202
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, James! :wave: Even if...

Welcome to the forum, James! :wave:

Even if the old tile was asbestos, that’s independent of the mastic. Have you had the mastic tested?

Second, if the epoxy is coming up, that’s the weak link....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-17-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 641
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Depends. Specifically which mortar are you using,...

Depends. Specifically which mortar are you using, John?

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-17-2019, 12:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 176
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Yep, Iíve heard the same. Makeshift, cheap crack...

Yep, Iíve heard the same. Makeshift, cheap crack isolation membrane.

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-17-2019, 12:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 123
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Steven. :wave: Or you...

Welcome to the forum, Steven. :wave:

Or you could do a 1/3rd overlap on a 45 degree angle.

Or, if this tile series also comes in a 6x6 tile, you could do a basketweave. This is a great looking...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 03-17-2019, 12:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 229
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Rudy. :wave: Did the...

Welcome to the forum, Rudy. :wave:

Did the residue appear suddenly, or over a few cleanings?

:)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-16-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 398
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome, Jon. I’ll add these heartfelt...

Welcome, Jon.

I’ll add these heartfelt comments:

This forum exists to help people with their projects. We go out of our way to encourage folks to take on projects that might be out of their...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 03-14-2019, 10:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 259
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
With areas that are not subjected to potentially...

With areas that are not subjected to potentially staining liquids, there’s no reason to seal. And in a shower where you want moisture to escape freely from within a tile assembly, sealing works...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 03-14-2019, 10:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 217
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Unless you think thereís a chance of spilling...

Unless you think thereís a chance of spilling something to potentially stain, I think sealing in this application may be over-rated.

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-11-2019, 05:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 200
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, Paul. To clarify: are you looking for a...

Hi, Paul.

To clarify: are you looking for a shower curtain, a glass panel, or hoping that you don’t need anything to contain the splashing other than a “speed bump” along the front?

And...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 03-09-2019, 12:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 217
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Yeah, I didnít register the floor part. But Iíd...

Yeah, I didnít register the floor part. But Iíd still want to know what the floor application is. While Iíd seal a kitchen floor, Iíd avoid a shower floor...especially if it was natural stone.

:)
Forum: The Mud Box 03-09-2019, 12:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 358
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Because the garage is the most likely place for a...

Because the garage is the most likely place for a fire to start in a residential setting. The extra 1/8” of thickness of drywall provides more time to resist a fire from penetrating into the living...
Forum: The Mud Box 03-08-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 358
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Neither. It is usually considered a part of a...

Neither. It is usually considered a part of a fire-rated assembly. Like CX said, check with your local code enforcement official for details because it varies depending on what your jurisdiction has...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 03-08-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 217
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, Monte. Whatís the application?...

Hi, Monte.

Whatís the application? Backsplash in a kitchen? Floor in kitchen? Shower walls?.....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-07-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 330
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Felkers are robust. They are built like tanks...

Felkers are robust. They are built like tanks with great motors. I’d investigate the rental saw in a second.

Do you have a picture showing it’s condition? That may help us help you understand...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-07-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 156
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
...and sometimes held in place by being nailed...

...and sometimes held in place by being nailed into 2x4 cleats that are fastened to the floor.

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-03-2019, 10:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 322
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
GoBoard is a tileable substrate. Why would you...

GoBoard is a tileable substrate. Why would you want to install it over the top of a tileable surface like that of what I’m assuming is a mud shower pan? Forgive me if I’m misunderstanding. Can you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-03-2019, 10:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 515
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
For self leveling cements, it’s strongly...

For self leveling cements, it’s strongly recommended to not alter the quantity of water from the instructions. You may initially change the viscosity of the material while it’s in the bucket by...
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