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Unread 09-14-2008, 11:15 AM   #76
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Caulked first, how long to grout?

I just caulked my shower floor and walls. Used Polyblend colored and sanded caulk. THe tube does not say how long before use or before grouting.

Does anyone know how long I have to wait before I can grout?

DId I screw up by caulking first?
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Unread 09-14-2008, 11:39 AM   #77
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try this mike:

http://www.custombuildingproducts.co...er=arc&lang=es

look under "drying time"
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Unread 09-14-2008, 01:37 PM   #78
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Unread 09-14-2008, 01:44 PM   #79
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DId I screw up by caulking first?
Well, yes, I think you did, actually.

My opinion; worth price charged.
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Unread 09-14-2008, 02:49 PM   #80
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Is this one of those Walls before Floors issues? Or am I going to find that the Grout will run in terror from the caulk and end up in a big quivering puddle around my 1/16 inch too low kerdi drain.
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Unread 09-24-2008, 09:10 AM   #81
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Sealing grout over Kerdi

Hi Everyone

I am wondering if sealing my grout is necessary. I used megabond with water under the tile and custom polyblend grout. I was kinda thinking that the kerdi right below the tile would prevent the need for grout sealer since there is so little mass to hold water compared to a mud floor.
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Unread 09-24-2008, 09:19 AM   #82
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Hi Mike - I'm no expert, but from what I understand, the sealer is not there to keep water out. It's main function is to keep the grout from staying saturated with water, soap, bacteria which causes unsightly mold.
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Unread 09-24-2008, 10:43 AM   #83
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Thanks Vince (BTW I love your shower (and your dog), when is the glass going in?),

I knew that the sealer did not "seal" but I thought that what kept down the mold and swamp like growths was the fact that so little water was held by the tile structure that it easily evaporated during the non-use time. I installed a couple of High CFM fans on a timer in my m-bath and was wondering if the use of the grout sealer might actually be contra-indicated as it could slow down the evaporation.
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Unread 09-24-2008, 02:44 PM   #84
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Vince is correct about the intent of grout sealers, Mike. In addition, some folks think the shower floor shouldn't be sealed in any event just to allow it to breathe a bit better since that's the part that requires the most drying. That's especially true in a traditional mud/liner/mud pan, but even in a Kerdi shower the floor gonna be the wettest part, eh?

Of course, others will argue that the floor is also the part needing the most cleaning and therefor should be well sealed.

Still others will argue that if you use a pre-made shower receptor you won't have any tile there at all and.............

Bottom line: Do what you wanna do with it. You'll never have a side-by-side test, so you'll still be axin' the same questions twenty years from now and your Kerdi shower will still be workin' just as well as it will next week. May or may not look dirtier.

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Unread 10-02-2008, 08:59 PM   #85
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Does anyone know if I can use Pavers over concrete

I was thinking of tiling my front stoop (25 feet by 4 feet) and I thought that pavers might be a good choice (belgard has some cool new stone patterns) for traction. Can pavers be installed over a concrete base? If so, do you use thinset? DItra?

Could one use tile or pavers to cover an ugly driveway?
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Unread 10-09-2008, 07:56 PM   #87
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Mike, I think you need to tell the folks what you mean by "pavers" to get much response here.

In the tile industry, pavers are just any of a very wide variety of dust-pressed tiles with a facial area of six square inches or more.

I doubt that's what you're axin' about, eh?

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Unread 11-15-2008, 10:22 AM   #88
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TM-75 Question

Hi everyone, I just got a TM-75 on eBAY. It came with a new QEP 7 inch blade and a beat felker 8 inch on the saw. Can I use the 7 inch blade on the tm-75? If yes, how do I adjust the saw for the smaller diameter blade? If no, what is the best bang for buck available at LowDepot.
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Unread 11-15-2008, 01:16 PM   #89
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Hi Mike,

There is no height adjustment on the TM-76. I suppose you could build the cart surface up with something, but I think that's a pain. I would buy a new 8-inch blade.
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Unread 11-15-2008, 05:16 PM   #90
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Thanks John, (Kinda humbling to get a response from the big guy)

I took a good look at the manual and the TM-75 and reached the conclusion that the 7 inch blade was innappropriate (Doesn't keep amazon from suggesting the purchase of a 7 inch blade with a TM-75 though) so I went to the Depot and looked for an 8 inch. They did not have any. Now I am looking at buying on line.

Does anyone have an opinion on the Bosch DB866 described as follows "Bosch DB866 Premium Plus 8-Inch Wet Cutting Continuous Rim Diamond Saw Blade with 5/8-Inch Arbor for Tile"
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