Trowel & Error

 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-01-2018, 01:36 PM   #21
Pro
 
tjbnwi's Avatar
 
Trade: Remodeling
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Cedar Tucky, Indiana
Posts: 7,275
Rewards Points: 1,036

Re: Trowel & Error


Quote:
Originally Posted by AustinDB View Post
can you tell me more about the Riamondi bucket Tom? Is it effective when using the single stage grouts (ie Flexcolor CQ)?
That is the grout I use.

I like the handle, separation of product in bucket, rollers to "wring" the sponge out.

You still have to change the water often with the CQ.

Tom
tjbnwi is online now  

Warning: The topics covered on this site include activities in which there exists the potential for serious injury or death. ContractorTalk.com DOES NOT guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information contained on this site. Always use proper safety precaution and reference reliable outside sources before attempting any construction or remodeling task!

   

Advertisement

 

Old 01-01-2018, 01:50 PM   #22
Always Learning
 
overanalyze's Avatar
 
Trade: Builder/Remodeler
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: NW Ohio
Posts: 7,402
Rewards Points: 326

Re: Trowel & Error


I found some sponges from a local janitorial supply house. They are 2" thick and appox 4x7. They have sharp, square edges which I really like. I will get a brand for them. They work great for me on urethane.

Sent from my SM-T310 using Tapatalk
__________________
It is what it is...now fix it.
overanalyze is online now  
The Following User Says Thank You to overanalyze For This Useful Post:
MarkJames (01-01-2018)
Old 01-01-2018, 02:35 PM   #23
Pro
 
gowings's Avatar
 
Trade: Remodel and Repairs
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Riderville Canada
Posts: 315
Rewards Points: 819

Re: Trowel & Error


Quote:
Originally Posted by tjbnwi View Post
I hear these are good, I've never used them.

http://www.tools4flooring.com/ardex-...ut-sponge.html

Tom
I use these exact ones.
They hold up well and the square edges are a plus.
gowings is offline  
   
 
Old 01-01-2018, 06:14 PM   #24
John the Builder
 
SmallTownGuy's Avatar
 
Trade: Carpenter/Builder
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Oxford, MI
Posts: 11,259
Rewards Points: 7,252

Re: Trowel & Error


Quote:
Originally Posted by MarkJames View Post
After looking at this vid, I'd have to admit that I don't shimmy the tile back and forth to collapse the ridges. I mostly tap with a mallet and haven't had any problems. How about you folks?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Way5bMh-eYg
I found the video interesting and informative.
__________________
Net Zero Energy Is Here Now
“The worst day working for yourself, is still better than the best day working for someone else!”
..Jim Rohn
SmallTownGuy is online now  
Old 01-02-2018, 11:54 AM   #25
Hair Splitter
 
TNTSERVICES's Avatar
 
Trade: General
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Naperville, IL
Posts: 17,214
Rewards Points: 2,624

Re: Trowel & Error


Quote:
Originally Posted by avenge View Post
Yes but the question is why are you looking at how to's on Youtube?
This video is not just a how to video. It was produced by the NTCA (National Tile Contractors Association). It's one of the best videos on the how and the why on setting tile.
__________________
Tried & True on Facebook
Tried & True Website
Quote:
Originally Posted by CarpenterSFO View Post
You ask for your money frequently, and you collect it quickly, else you stop working immediately.
TNTSERVICES is online now  
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to TNTSERVICES For This Useful Post:
Big Johnson (01-02-2018), SmallTownGuy (01-02-2018)
Old 01-02-2018, 11:56 AM   #26
Hair Splitter
 
TNTSERVICES's Avatar
 
Trade: General
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Naperville, IL
Posts: 17,214
Rewards Points: 2,624

Re: Trowel & Error


Quote:
Originally Posted by gowings View Post
I looked at that system. Yea me I'd have half of them in my big rubbermaid container because I was in a hurry and said i'll get those in there later.

I was looking at the grout bucket system. Anyone use those on a reg. basis. Me. Its 2-5 gal. pails and 3 or 4 sponges. Then change water 2 or 3 times.

Better yet someone make a tool to remove those pesky tile leveller clips that randomly don't snap off underneath. Always seem to have 3 or 4. I notice the guru Sal even had a few on his videos but didn't show how he removed them
For one, keep your work clean, but when they do occur you just use a pair of needle nose. Keep the pliers away from the tile and wiggle like a loose tooth.
__________________
Tried & True on Facebook
Tried & True Website
Quote:
Originally Posted by CarpenterSFO View Post
You ask for your money frequently, and you collect it quickly, else you stop working immediately.
TNTSERVICES is online now  
Old 01-02-2018, 11:57 AM   #27
Hair Splitter
 
TNTSERVICES's Avatar
 
Trade: General
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Naperville, IL
Posts: 17,214
Rewards Points: 2,624

Re: Trowel & Error


Quote:
Originally Posted by gowings View Post
I use these exact ones.
They hold up well and the square edges are a plus.
They don't play nice with Flexcolor or some urethanes. They are great for cementous products.
__________________
Tried & True on Facebook
Tried & True Website
Quote:
Originally Posted by CarpenterSFO View Post
You ask for your money frequently, and you collect it quickly, else you stop working immediately.
TNTSERVICES is online now  
Old 01-02-2018, 12:18 PM   #28
Pro
 
avenge's Avatar
 
Trade: Remodeling
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Not here
Posts: 2,472
Rewards Points: 2,568

Re: Trowel & Error


Quote:
Originally Posted by TNTSERVICES View Post
This video is not just a how to video. It was produced by the NTCA (National Tile Contractors Association). It's one of the best videos on the how and the why on setting tile.
Didn't even watch the video but yes the only ones I run across that are worth watching are from manufacturers, etc.
avenge is online now  
The Following User Says Thank You to avenge For This Useful Post:
TNTSERVICES (01-02-2018)
Old 01-02-2018, 12:22 PM   #29
Pro
 
tjbnwi's Avatar
 
Trade: Remodeling
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Cedar Tucky, Indiana
Posts: 7,275
Rewards Points: 1,036

Re: Trowel & Error


Quote:
Originally Posted by gowings View Post

Better yet someone make a tool to remove those pesky tile leveller clips that randomly don't snap off underneath. Always seem to have 3 or 4. I notice the guru Sal even had a few on his videos but didn't show how he removed them
I find they don't break cleanly if there is to much mortar around the leg. I scrape the mortar away with a dental pick, push sideways on the leg and it pops off.

Tom
tjbnwi is online now  
Old 01-02-2018, 12:25 PM   #30
Pro
 
tjbnwi's Avatar
 
Trade: Remodeling
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Cedar Tucky, Indiana
Posts: 7,275
Rewards Points: 1,036

Re: Trowel & Error


I save the sponges that come in the Flexcolor bucket. I do wish they were a little larger. Other than that they're great for clean up.

Tom

Advertisement

tjbnwi is online now  
The Following User Says Thank You to tjbnwi For This Useful Post:
TNTSERVICES (01-02-2018)


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
internal server error SmallTownGuy Site Feedback and Suggestions 3 11-10-2017 10:00 AM
Trowel Technique Kolbym Tiling 10 05-06-2015 05:41 PM
New post error in Business discussion forum ICBuilds Site Feedback and Suggestions 8 07-16-2013 09:07 AM
1/4" Trowel for Ditra? DemRem Tiling 17 07-10-2012 08:39 AM
carrier furnace error code 12 dpugh717 HVAC 1 12-31-2010 02:19 PM

Join Now... It's Fast and FREE!

I am a professional contractor
I am a DIY Homeowner
Drywall Talk is for
PROFESSIONAL CONTRACTORS ONLY!

At DrywallTalk.com we cater exlusivly to professional contractors who make their living as a contractor. Knowing that many homeowners and DIYers are looking for a community to call home, we've created www.DIYChatroom.com DIY Chatroom is full of helpful advices and perfect for DIY homeowners.

Redirecing in 10 seconds
No Thanks
terms of service

Already Have an Account?