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Can porcelain tile be stored in an attic which will exceed 100 °F?

Yes. The tiles are heated to around 2500 degrees during manufacturing. They can be stored at any temperature you would find in a home. If they have been hand-painted or otherwise modified at home it ...
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Toilet rocks regardless how tight floor bolts are turned

The toilet rests on the floor. If the flange is WAY too high (unlikely) that would be a problem but otherwise, remove the toilet, repair the floor if it's very uneven, use a new wax ring and use ...
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Toilet rocks regardless how tight floor bolts are turned

The toilet flange may be cracked and as you tighten the bolt/ s the flange just bends. If you want to be sure, remove the toilet and check the flange. I have found quite a few that cracked at the bolt ...
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Large hole in porcelain kitchen sink - is it fixable?

I think for a temporary fix you could use a good two-part epoxy. I don't consider it a DIY thing to completely restore a sink like that, but there are companies that refresh bathtubs. I'm not sure ...
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Toilet rocks regardless how tight floor bolts are turned

The solution I have used to solve this situation once I convinced myself that the new way ring is doing its job and not leaking is as follows: I purchase a product that is a white sealer caulk (a ...
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How can I tell if my tile is ceramic or porcelain?

A diamond-tipped bit will drill through either material so just buy it. Trying to save 50% on a carbide bit for ceramic tile is just not worth the risk of ruining potentially porcelain tile.
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Can porcelain tile be used in place of fireplace door glass?

Personally I would make a metal blank to fill the hole. I would be concerned that the porcelain tile might shatter when hot.
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Large Format Wet Saw - 12"x48" Porcelain Planks

I suspect the only° practical way to go here would be a "handheld circular-saw format" wet saw and a cutting guide. Someone probably makes a full-scale tablesaw-wetsaw, but that will be rare ...
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Can a crack in a sink be fixed?

You might have been happy living with it, but it's a probable red-flag issue. Acceptable fix - replace sink. If you have a "Habitat for Humanity ReStore" nearby (or some other "thrift ...
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How to repair porcelain tile surface level chip in wet area?

There are two ways I've had success with fixing minor chips like this. The first one is get some appliance touchup paint from your home store or tile store. It's a small bottle and comes with a cap ...
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Toilet rocks regardless how tight floor bolts are turned

I've had this problem a few times. The cause is usually a combination of these: The floor is not flat, and crests in the center line of the toilet, so the toilet cannot fully seat on the flange and ...
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Is there a proven technique for removing grout joints without chipping porcelain tiles?

You will run the least amount of risk of chipping the tile if you do the job with hand tools. Use a 1/16” carbide grout saw, and you don’t need to remove all of the grout to the bottom of the tile, ...
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Is there a proven technique for removing grout joints without chipping porcelain tiles?

There is a Dremel Grout removal attachment, which consists of a fixture to hold the tool at a 45 degree angle, and you can get a 1/16 inch carbide cutter bit. I've used this setup several times to ...
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Underlayment for using porcelain tile outdoors?

I have tiled a few concrete slabs and have never used anything but thinset, a membrane for a shower stall is great but for outside I believe it could have more problems than straight thinset, if you ...
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How to measure and cut oddly shaped tile

You can cut tile without power tools. https://www.homedepot.com/p/QEP-21-in-Pro-Tile-Cutter-10521Q/305663365
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Floor tile not perfectly flat, chair would rock on it, is this normal?

Yes, it can be done. It helps if the the floor is level or close to it. The 1/2" trowel was the right choice for that size tile. I have always put a skim coat on the tile and used the trowel for ...
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Will a toilet crack if used as a fire pit?

Personally, I'd simply get a stainless steel basin in about the right size that'll fit inside the toilet bowl (a round toilet bowl will probably work better for this than an elongated) and build the ...
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Does Porcelain paving appearance fade over time?

You're potentially describing two different products. True porcelain is a single material all the way through, like colored glass and not unlike commercial vinyl tile--wear simply reveals more of the ...
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Porcelain Light fixture under beach house

That fixture isn't rated for outdoor use. You'd be better off getting outdoor fixtures like the one below or any of the many available at your home store. You'll also need outdoor junction boxes to ...
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Can porcelain tile be used in place of fireplace door glass?

Ceramic glass is actually just clear ceramic (crystalline glass), and since porcelain is considered more durable than ceramic, a good quality* porcelain should do well in your fireplace door. ...
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How to repair porcelain tile surface level chip in wet area?

I would consider getting a (white) colored epoxy resin and building up the chips to be flush with the tile. Since it's a wet area, wet sanding it smooth shouldn't be a problem!
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Toilet rocks regardless how tight floor bolts are turned

Maybe the underlayment is rotten.
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Floor tile not perfectly flat, chair would rock on it, is this normal?

The answer from @JACK is spot on about the proper installation process. Another issue, especially with large tile like your 12" x 24", is that often times the tiles themselves are not flat. ...
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Does Porcelain paving appearance fade over time?

If done properly, no. The patterns should be embedded in/under the surface glaze, or be made in that glaze directly. Go look at the tilework in the London underground for some hard-used 100+ year old (...
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What can I do to remove bathroom stains?

The stains look like water drippings. If, by this, you mean white (sometimes tan/brown) crusty deposits left by water drying where it's dripped, an acid product is the most likely solution. Weaker ...
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Large Format Wet Saw - 12"x48" Porcelain Planks

Having the desire to get good, straight, accurate rips on my 48" porcelain planks, I was having trouble finding a wet tile saw that could do this without flipping the tile around or coming up ...
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Possible to adjust tile layout halfway though?

Finish laying out the rest of the tiles without the Thinset, using the spacers as you've done so far. You can/should even cut the transition tiles so you get the complete picture. Then jockey them ...
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Enlarge opening in porcelain tile already tiled

A rotary bit designed to cut tile, which are made for "cutout tools" (essentially a rough and lightweight router) - they will have a diamond pattern on the SIDES of the bit, as they are made ...
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How to deal with Densheild to drywall transition disparity

I think the difference appears to be minimal and you can just leave it. Take a tile and place in on the denshield so it overlaps the drywall and place the edge trim behind the tile, if the gap between ...
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Remove glued gasket from swing-top bottle stoppers

I have never seen one that was glued. It may be stuck from the liquid that was in the bottle. Soak it in hot water and Just work it back and forth to loosen and pull over the nub.
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