Steve
  • Review count
    343
  • Helpfulness votes
    1,295
  • Average rating
    4.4
    4.4 out of 5
  • First Review:
    September 6, 2011
  • Last Review:
    January 8, 2020
 
  • Question count
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      Activity Summary
       
      • Review count
        343
      • Helpfulness votes
        1,295
      • Average rating
        4.4
        4.4 out of 5
      • First Review:
        September 6, 2011
      • Last Review:
        January 8, 2020
       
      • Question count
        1
         
        • Answer count
          114
           
           
           
           
          Steve's Reviews
           
          The Marshalltown Blu-Tip 12 in. x 24 in. Grout Bag is ideal for holding and dispensing grout or mortar. The blue molded-in tip can be cut to a desired opening for easy dispensing.
           
          useless
          PostedOctober 31, 2011
          Overall rating 
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          Thought i would save time and energy using this on a large tile floor project, but ended up ditching it after about 5 minutes. It doesn't work well AT ALL with grout, as sanded grout is much too thick. You have to cut the tip really high to make it come out at all, and then you end up having way too large of a stream.
          The bag is tough to squeeze, and it gets tiring quite quickly. In addition, if you fill it more than half way full, it's heavy.
          Not recommended. Skip this and grout the old fashioned way.
          -19points
          10out of 39found this review helpful.
           
          QEP QEP 4 in. x 9 in. Economy Rubber Grout Float
          QEP QEP 4 in. x 9 in. Economy Rubber Grout Float
          The QEP 4 in. Economy Grout Float features a closed-cell, foam rubber pad that resists sticking to most grouts. The contoured, high-impact plastic handle and aluminum backing plate offer strength and stability.
           
          you get what you pay for
          PostedOctober 31, 2011
          Overall rating 
          3.0 out of 5
          3.0 out of 5
          Not a bad float, just not a great one either. It's really only good for one tile project. After some moderate use, the corners bend up making your grouting job unnecessarily messy.
          +4points
          4out of 4found this review helpful.
           
          Marazzi Artisan Ghiberti 20 in. x 20 in. Gray Porcelain Floor and Wall Tile (16.15 sq. ft. / case)
          Marazzi Artisan Ghiberti 20 in. x 20 in. Gray Porcelain Floor and Wall Tile (16.15 sq. ft. / case)
          Use the MARAZZI Artisan Ghiberti 20 in. x 20 in. Gray Porcelain Floor and Wall Tile to help brighten your decor. A great way to show off your style, this tile is frost resistant for indoor or outdoor applications and has a moderate variation in tone to suit your needs. This versatile porcelain tile is designed for heavy-duty residential and commercial floors, including entrances, hotels and sales rooms. Featuring a smooth low-gloss finish, this porcelain tile has a gray color to help coordinate with your space.
           
          from Los Angeles, California
          Age Range:25 to 34
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          really big & heavy
          PostedSeptember 19, 2011
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          I'm turning my garage into a parlor, and using this to tile over the concrete floor. It's a big space, so the large tiles look nice in there. However, be warned! These tiles are ridiculously heavy! I can barely, just barely lift a case of these things. (It's only 5 tiles!) But that also means that these tiles are extremely durable, and will last for years to come. That's a GOOD thing! Not easy to install, and not recommended for beginners. Ensure to back-butter for good adhesion.
          +13points
          13out of 13found this review helpful.
           
          QEP QEP 9 in. x 4 in. Square-Notch Economy Finishing Trowel
          QEP QEP 9 in. x 4 in. Square-Notch Economy Finishing Trowel
          The QEP 4 in. Square-Notch Trowel is ideal for small, 1-time installation jobs of tiles 8 in. x 8 in. or smaller. The durable, cold-rolled steel blade and high-impact black plastic handle make the trowel easy to use.
           
          from Los Angeles, California
          Age Range:25 to 34
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          gets the job done
          PostedSeptember 19, 2011
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          For this price? It's awesome! No fancy trowels needed for mortar installation underneath tile! Just rinse off after use and it's good to go.
          +1point
          1out of 1found this review helpful.
           
          The Custom Building Products VersaBond 50 lbs. Fortified Thin-Set Mortar is a professional formula, all-purpose mortar, polymer-modified to provide good bond strengths. VersaBond cures quickly and adheres to most surfaces. Suitable substrates include interior and exterior floors, countertops and walls.
           
          from Los Angeles, California
          Age Range:25 to 34
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Quality mortar!
          PostedSeptember 19, 2011
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          I am using this for attaching 20x20 porcelain tiles to a concrete floor. WOW does this stuff stick! Occasionally, i didn't put enough mortar down, and the tile was a bit low. Prying it up is insanely difficult because of the surface tension of this product. That's a GOOD thing! Mixing it is smooth as silk. Highly recommended.
          +13points
          15out of 17found this review helpful.
           
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          Steve's Questions
           
          Century 90 Amp Inverter Arc 120 Stick Welder, Single Phase, 120V
          Century 90 Amp Inverter Arc 120 Stick Welder, Single Phase, 120V
          Designed for portability with a convenient shoulder strap, the Century Inverter Arc 120 Stick Welder outputs 10 - 90-Amp for versatility in a range of applications. This DC stick welder can weld materials up to 1/8 in. thick and includes a 10 ft. work cable, electrode holder and work clamp for added value.
           

          Does this product have the striker and ground lead with it

          Asked by
          Steve
          Lucasville. Ohio
          May 19, 2015
          I was interested in buying one but I seen they are not pictured with it. Did not now if I needed to order them seperate. Also can you order the sticker and ground lead by it self even if it does come with it?
           
          Steve's Answers
           
          The Custom Building Products VersaBond 50 lbs. Fortified Thin-Set Mortar is a professional formula, all-purpose mortar, polymer-modified to provide good bond strengths. VersaBond cures quickly and adheres to most surfaces. Suitable substrates include interior and exterior floors, countertops and walls.
           

          Can I use Versbond for a self leveling cement job?

          Asked by
          bb
          sandy
          February 28, 2012
          Asked by
          Steve
          Los Angeles, CA, USA
          June 18, 2013
          Answer: 
          NO. This is a very thick and strong mortar. It will NOT self level.
           
          The Custom Building Products VersaBond 50 lbs. Fortified Thin-Set Mortar is a professional formula, all-purpose mortar, polymer-modified to provide good bond strengths. VersaBond cures quickly and adheres to most surfaces. Suitable substrates include interior and exterior floors, countertops and walls.
           

          Tempature

          Asked by
          Cottage Girl
          November 17, 2012
          Can you use this product in tempatures around freezing?
          Asked by
          Steve
          Los Angeles, CA, USA
          June 18, 2013
          Answer: 
          Most likely, but i would check with the manufacturer just to be safe.
           
          The Custom Building Products VersaBond 50 lbs. Fortified Thin-Set Mortar is a professional formula, all-purpose mortar, polymer-modified to provide good bond strengths. VersaBond cures quickly and adheres to most surfaces. Suitable substrates include interior and exterior floors, countertops and walls.
           

          Can you use it for mosaic tiling on exterior clay pots?

          Asked by
          Gardener decorator
          Wisconsin
          June 18, 2012
          Asked by
          Steve
          Los Angeles, CA, USA
          June 18, 2013
          Answer: 
          yes. But this may be overkill.
           
          The Custom Building Products VersaBond 50 lbs. Fortified Thin-Set Mortar is a professional formula, all-purpose mortar, polymer-modified to provide good bond strengths. VersaBond cures quickly and adheres to most surfaces. Suitable substrates include interior and exterior floors, countertops and walls.
           

          can i use it on swimming pool tile under water application?

          Asked by
          tones2
          california
          February 1, 2013
          Asked by
          Steve
          Los Angeles, CA, USA
          June 18, 2013
          Answer: 
          Once this product has set, it will be ROCK SOLID. I would contact the manufacturer with that exact question.
           
          The Custom Building Products VersaBond 50 lbs. Fortified Thin-Set Mortar is a professional formula, all-purpose mortar, polymer-modified to provide good bond strengths. VersaBond cures quickly and adheres to most surfaces. Suitable substrates include interior and exterior floors, countertops and walls.
           

          what is the working time

          Asked by
          dave
          October 23, 2012
          Asked by
          Steve
          Los Angeles, CA, USA
          June 18, 2013
          Answer: 
          in my experience, you've got around 10 minutes. This will vary with the mixture quality -ie- amount of water.
           
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