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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:54 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Rob, it may be that you’ve come across the very...

Rob, it may be that you’ve come across the very problem that is both allowing leaking outside the curb and into the curb (which would explain the extended dampness).

Can you show us a couple...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 08:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 354
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Denise, Call the G.C. back and persistently...

Denise,

Call the G.C. back and persistently insist that they use products that are compatible with your grout and tile. Custom Building Products has degreed chemists on staff that formulate the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 08:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 106
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
1/4” per foot is the norm for a shower pan and...

1/4” per foot is the norm for a shower pan and plumbing drains. But at that little pitch in a shower, it tends to pool “uphill” a bit instead of immediately streaming downhill. And if that occurs on...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 07:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 541
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
The bullnose wheels work fine. But realize the...

The bullnose wheels work fine. But realize the tile edge is left pretty rough coming off that wheel and needs to be finished with a few increasingly higher grit carbide grit sandpaper or diamond pads...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 07:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 541
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I’ll center the tiles so as to end up with more...

I’ll center the tiles so as to end up with more than half size tiles at all four walls (don’t forget to calculate the wall tile thickness). Then draw “X” and “Y” lines close to the drain so I can...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-17-2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 12,298
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Right on. :tup2:

Right on. :tup2:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-17-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 541
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Love. Yep. :) For the ledger board, it...

Love.

Yep. :)

For the ledger board, it doesn’t need to be thick...perhaps 3” tall and 3/8” thick. So if you use something relatively thin, it’s easy to cut it 1/16” long and spring it into...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-17-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 541
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Thank you for saying that, Bob. You’re very kind....

Thank you for saying that, Bob. You’re very kind. :)

Everybody seems to love the look of pebbles....but some suddenly cringe when they realize the massive amount of grout that surrounds each...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-17-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 541
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Ok, how steep is your slope? Did you use a 1/4”...

Ok, how steep is your slope? Did you use a 1/4” in 12” slope, or something steeper like 3/8”-1/2” in 12” slope? I ask because pebbles drain slower and less completely with only the “standard” 1/4”...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-17-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 541
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, Bob. :wave: Do you have a Kerdi drain...

Hi, Bob. :wave:

Do you have a Kerdi drain installed in this mud floor?

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-17-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,175
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Wow, that bathroom looks spectacular! :tup2:...

Wow, that bathroom looks spectacular! :tup2: :snapshot:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-17-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 255
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Ah! It was a generic “cut & paste”, as apposed to...

Ah! It was a generic “cut & paste”, as apposed to any specific tile you’re selecting. Good.

Yep, based on what we know so far, it appears as though only unsanded would be the right choice, as...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-16-2018, 11:58 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 12,298
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Thanks for the reference, Wayne. I'm just...

Thanks for the reference, Wayne.

I'm just passing along what the AHJ’s from Chris' fair city have given me a thumbs-up or a thumbs-down to in the past. I've dealt with them a fair number of times....
Forum: The Mud Box 11-16-2018, 11:22 PM
Replies: 458
Views: 28,951
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I don't know if that 6 mil will quite cover the...

I don't know if that 6 mil will quite cover the cost of all them replacement light poles. :shrug:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-16-2018, 10:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,100
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I would be fine, as is, if the toilet base covers...

I would be fine, as is, if the toilet base covers the grout line to the right of the closet flange. If so, that would make it easy to cut the tile in two pieces (the small 2nd piece would be the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-16-2018, 10:31 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 12,298
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Actually, that fixture is 'subject to shower...

Actually, that fixture is 'subject to shower spray'. So, it would need to be wet rated, not damp rated.



I believe that the 8' and 3' 'no luminaire zone' that comes into play very often with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-16-2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 255
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, Tom. Can you explain what you've got in...

Hi, Tom.

Can you explain what you've got in your last post?

With polished, light-colored marble mosaic tile, I can't imagine the first two options working. Only the third.

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-15-2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 255
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Never dealt with that company before. Judging...

Never dealt with that company before. Judging from their website, you might wanna be sitting down when you open the email.

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-14-2018, 08:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 230
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Brenda. :wave: What...

Welcome to the forum, Brenda. :wave:

What Ryan said. The issue with trying to add grout is a lack of adherence. Most grouts are cement-based (rather than epoxy or something else) and would likely...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-14-2018, 12:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 324
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Probably this one...

Probably this one (https://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=23664). But I can't be positive.

:yeah:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-14-2018, 12:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 336
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Exactly! That's the kinna stuff that gets in the...

Exactly! That's the kinna stuff that gets in the way of a good bond. Glad you're thinking about sanding it off. :tup2:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-14-2018, 12:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 471
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, Justin. That's a pretty wide question...

Hi, Justin.

That's a pretty wide question that would take pages to explain the pros and cons of each in different situations.

But I'll say a couple of short things to get things started:
If...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-13-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 374
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Overspaced studs has been a common occurrence in...

Overspaced studs has been a common occurrence in a majority of tubs that I've worked on (all remodeling...no new construction). Which may or may not have something to do with here.

But I'm...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-13-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 499
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
No, not true. With deck mud, the less water you...

No, not true. With deck mud, the less water you use, the more permeable it is. You only want to use enough water in your mix to make the mud stick together when you ball it up in your fist. This...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-13-2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 864
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
The same unmodified mortar you're using in the...

The same unmodified mortar you're using in the shower (provided that it's a high quality unmodified mortar rather than the cheap $8/bag stuff) is approved for the drywall areas outside the shower. It...
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