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Forum: The Mud Box Today, 07:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 44
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Excellent! :tup2:

Excellent! :tup2:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 06:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 90
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, David. Two things: 1) CX is...

Hi, David.

Two things:

1) CX is saying that repairing the dip by filling it with some setting mortar (that is denser than your mud bed) will result in it slowing down moisture on the way down...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 11:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 186
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Interesting. I didn’t know they altered the...

Interesting. I didn’t know they altered the product line as such.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 08:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 186
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
No, you can use that. Are you near a Home...

No, you can use that.

Are you near a Home Depot? I ask because you can get Custom Building Product’s glass tile mortar in a 7 pound box for about $16.

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-28-2020, 11:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 131
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Jeff. :wave: Assuming...

Welcome to the forum, Jeff. :wave:

Assuming you’re only overlapping onto the shower unit by 3/4”:
I think I’d set the tiles on the drywall and allow them to initially overlap onto the flange dry....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-28-2020, 11:07 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 2,483
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Yes, add more wraps of Teflon tape to the shower...

Yes, add more wraps of Teflon tape to the shower arm. Experiment a few times to figure out how many turns to help get it in the 6 o’clock position.

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-28-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 186
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Yes, it specifically has properties to bond to...

Yes, it specifically has properties to bond to glass. Generally, it’s available in relatively small quantities. And you can buy a relatively small mixer for a cordless drill to make mixing relatively...
Forum: The Mud Box 11-28-2020, 09:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 131
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
:lol2: :yeah:

:lol2: :yeah:
Forum: The Mud Box 11-26-2020, 08:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 131
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!!!

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!!!
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-26-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 178
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I’m more concerned about expansion and...

I’m more concerned about expansion and contraction of the 2x6 “on edge” vs. the same overall curb dimension if it was made with flat stacks of 2x. The Hardibacker will insulate the brittle tile on...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-26-2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 125
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Mike. :wave: ...and If...

Welcome to the forum, Mike. :wave:

...and If the floor is exposed to direct sunlight, the requirement for closer spacing of those joints comes into play due to greater thermal...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-26-2020, 02:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 449
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
1. The lugs are usually sized for the most...

1. The lugs are usually sized for the most popular grout joint width (likely to be close to 1/16”). If you want a wider 1/8” joint, you only need to see if the lugs are located in a place where they...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-26-2020, 01:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 166
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
As far as you wondering about the rough finish of...

As far as you wondering about the rough finish of the grout: Typicality, you pack the joints overly full with grout, immediately “squeegee” the excess off with a clean grout float tilted up at 90...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-26-2020, 01:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 331
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I know what you mean about instructions. But most...

I know what you mean about instructions. But most folks gravitate towards the easiest-to-use products. Consider what you, yourself said about roll on membranes. But if we dug into roll on...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-26-2020, 01:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 178
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Welcome to the forum, Brian! :wave: ...

Welcome to the forum, Brian! :wave:

Initially, I’m hesitant. Is this over a wood subfloor or slab? How were you intending to fasten the “on edge” 2x to the floor? And would you have an objection...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-24-2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 449
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
1. Yes, but sorry, no pics. If you like the look...

1. Yes, but sorry, no pics. If you like the look of what you find, go for it. If it looks odd to your eye, don’t bother with anyone else’s opinion.

2. It’s always too much to ask that bullnoses...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-24-2020, 07:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,698
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Thanks for the update. :) Can I ask a...

Thanks for the update. :)

Can I ask a serious question? This isn’t meant as anything other than a serious question...

Was it worth saving the $10? I mean, if it actually smells fishy once in...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-24-2020, 07:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 213
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, Joe. We generally like to keep projects...

Hi, Joe.

We generally like to keep projects together because the info from one part of the project is typically related to another. As a long time remodeler, I can make predictions of concealed...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-24-2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 246
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
It’s amazing how much slower it is to work on old...

It’s amazing how much slower it is to work on old houses where you need to adjoin to existing surfaces that are out of whack in all three axis! :crazy:
Forum: The Mud Box 11-23-2020, 10:49 PM
Replies: 2,585
Views: 383,449
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Watching this guy Larry Haun...

Watching this guy Larry Haun (https://youtu.be/yh6cMQnWGwA) frame a house is mesmerizing. He’s exactly the kinna teacher you’d want: Not a lot of words needed to convey his techniques...but he’s...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-23-2020, 10:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,036
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I’m curious about the glass “trap door” at the...

I’m curious about the glass “trap door” at the top of the glass panel. :shrug:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-23-2020, 10:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 246
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
I’m gonna pile on with the other two and vote to...

I’m gonna pile on with the other two and vote to swap out your wood threshold. If you make it match the existing hardwood, it will look quite nice.

:tup2:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-23-2020, 10:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 214
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
All other things being equal, it’s easier to get...

All other things being equal, it’s easier to get a wicked-strong bond to Durock. The only downside is that it’s a little messier when cutting. But that’s easy enough to clean with a vac.

:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-23-2020, 10:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 166
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
Hi, Jon. It sure sounds like the...

Hi, Jon.

It sure sounds like the manufacturer hasn’t done their homework. Best thing to do is experiment with a test board. If it helps you weigh your decision, Prism uses smaller, more rounded...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-23-2020, 10:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 806
Posted By Tool Guy - Kg
A whole lot of floors can be installed with just...

A whole lot of floors can be installed with just a snapper and/or grinder.

I might not agree with everything the guy says in that video (including his incorrect claim that the plywood cools the...
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