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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-24-2021, 12:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome, Jayven! :wave: And if you have an...

Welcome, Jayven! :wave:

And if you have an oscillating tool, you can outfit it with a grout removal blade to make the job easier. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-24-2021, 12:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 367
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Another vote to not use marble on your shower...

Another vote to not use marble on your shower pan. We know it looks beautiful. We’re not trying to keep that from you. But it’s an unpredictable gamble with high stakes. If the marble absorbs...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-24-2021, 12:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 293
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
If you leave it as-is, you’re not going to hurt...

If you leave it as-is, you’re not going to hurt anything or cause damage or anything. That’s up to you. If you leave it, it’s likely to crack & crumble a certain amount over time. My CDO wouldn’t...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-23-2021, 07:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 170
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
If the ends of the control joints at the walls...

If the ends of the control joints at the walls haven’t cracked, I doubt you’ll measure any difference of the joint width from coldest to hottest temperatures. The lack of cracking tells me that your...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 02-23-2021, 07:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 122
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, Dave. Topical sealers are relatively...

Hi, Dave.

Topical sealers are relatively high maintenance. If you’re okay with that, go for it. But realize the film is not what most folks would consider durable.

Most topical sealers are not...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-22-2021, 02:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 297
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Yes, it’s normal to plan your layout so that...

Yes, it’s normal to plan your layout so that there’s enough tile to trim them to match the adjacent wall. Cutting that angle is just part of the learning/skill of installing tile. A little practice...
Forum: The Mud Box 02-22-2021, 12:05 AM
Replies: 8,689
Views: 1,538,021
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Visited this waterfall yesterday on a nature...

Visited this waterfall yesterday on a nature walk.

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Forum: The Mud Box 02-21-2021, 11:37 PM
Replies: 8,689
Views: 1,538,021
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Aside from the destruction...and cold...and...

Aside from the destruction...and cold...and slipperiness, it is pretty.
Forum: The Mud Box 02-21-2021, 11:34 PM
Replies: 5,611
Views: 517,112
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I can’t imagine how many water pipes have burst...

I can’t imagine how many water pipes have burst down south. Yikes. Do y’all have water pipes in exterior walls where they are really susceptible to the freezing cold? Or is that mostly in just some...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-21-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 367
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Oval to oval reverse boot duct...

Oval to oval reverse boot duct (http://www.hc-products.com/family/588/)?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-21-2021, 09:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 195
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Traditional saunas are normally run at high air...

Traditional saunas are normally run at high air temperatures and only low density materials (like cedar wood) are used for the benches and to line the walls and ceiling so that you don’t burn your...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-20-2021, 12:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 195
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Sauna interiors are typically covered entirely...

Sauna interiors are typically covered entirely with solid dimensional cedar wood. Where is this tile going to be applied?

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-20-2021, 08:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 297
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, Nate. If I’m understanding you correctly, one...

Hi, Nate. If I’m understanding you correctly, one of your non-plumb walls meets a plumb wall and that’s creating a gap between the perfectly square grid of tiles in the corner? If so, you can correct...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-18-2021, 11:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 869
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I’m sure they were well-meaning, but the testing...

I’m sure they were well-meaning, but the testing didn’t look consistent enough to get anything from it.

I don’t like using grout that has issues or dries to splotchy color. I don’t have either of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-16-2021, 09:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,405
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I remember doing that at least once before....

I remember doing that at least once before. :think: :bonk:



DC, if your white grout powders with a fingernail scratch, it's going to have a short life. If repeated misting doesn't help, the...
Forum: The Mud Box 02-16-2021, 09:12 PM
Replies: 5,611
Views: 517,112
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Cripes, we got at least another 11" today. It's...

Cripes, we got at least another 11" today. It's getting tougher to get the snow blower to blow up and over the mounds along the driveway aprons. :bonk:

But on a much more serious note:
I know a...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 02-16-2021, 08:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, Al. Right. Even if that floor had been...

Hi, Al.

Right. Even if that floor had been with 10 applications of the finest, most expensive sealer on the planet, the floor would have gotten dirty to the exact same level.

What Davy said....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-15-2021, 11:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 159
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
He goes up again in the other thread, he...

He goes up again in the other thread,

he shoots,

he scores....no wait. CX done beat ‘em to the answer. Yeah, never mind. :D

We gotcha covered, DC. That’s what we’re here for. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-15-2021, 10:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,405
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Change of planes:It’s like this. All material...

Change of planes:It’s like this. All material expands and contracts when it’s exposed to differences in temperature and moisture. Almost everything gets bigger when exposed to more heat and smaller...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-15-2021, 08:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 145
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
That sounds fairly good. But I'd really like for...

That sounds fairly good. But I'd really like for the hard joint that you've currently got between the cement board walls and the glass block (you've mortared this gap) to be flexible. I'd want to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-15-2021, 08:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 218
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, Allison. I think you've got a big...

Hi, Allison.

I think you've got a big problem. That recess is very deep for how close it is. I don't think you'll pass code. And simply installing a thin non-combustible material over a those...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-15-2021, 08:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 159
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Yer all good in the hood, DC. :tup2: Take a look...

Yer all good in the hood, DC. :tup2: Take a look at your thread.

I need that info to give you specific answers to your situation. That info isn't getting "mixed up" with the old info...it's...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-15-2021, 08:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,405
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Here we have the classic "change of materials"...

Here we have the classic "change of materials" and "change of planes". This joint is supposed to be caulked with a flexible sealant (like 100% silicone) wherever there is adjoining dissimilar...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-15-2021, 06:56 PM
Replies: 21,911
Views: 4,949,382
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Fine craftmanship and quality materials are...

Fine craftmanship and quality materials are always in style. :nod:
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 02-15-2021, 06:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, Al. No grout or sealer magically keeps...

Hi, Al.

No grout or sealer magically keeps grout clean. It still gets dirty. The function of sealer is to buy you a few minutes of time to clean something up if it's exposed to a potential...
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