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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-07-2006, 11:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,902
Posted By geniescience
Chad, Assuming you are going to answer Tom's...

Chad,

Assuming you are going to answer Tom's question with a "yes!", here are my thoughts.

1. Have you considered that you may be suffering an optical illusion? Can the color be analyzed with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-07-2006, 12:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 954
Posted By geniescience
or, wait.

or wait.

the iron -- showing as rust -- looks bad but can likely be cleaned up with an anti-rust cleaner product. In auto parts stores, where I live.

i think it is most probable that the vivid...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-07-2006, 12:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,902
Posted By geniescience
One more factoid. Not related to the first. Another possibility!

Chad,

My second epoxy purchase was from a different company, the one with only two parts since their sand is pre-dyed.

I saw the dye color come out in the wash a bit. That was for their almond...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-07-2006, 11:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 817
Posted By geniescience
Alex This question is best answered by...

Alex
This question

is best answered by others, more qualified than I am.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-07-2006, 10:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,036
Posted By geniescience
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-07-2006, 10:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 817
Posted By geniescience
how much height?

Good questions Alex,

I am sure you will produce results!

72 square feet, raised by how much?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-07-2006, 10:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,293
Posted By geniescience
howdy ma'am, When you said "13X13 Cerami Che...

howdy ma'am,

When you said "13X13 Cerami Che gray floor tiles for the bathroom floor" you probably meant 13X13 Ceramiche... since ceramiche is the Italian word for Ceramic and that makes sense....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-07-2006, 09:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,902
Posted By geniescience
Epoxy dissolves hardened thinset; this changes its hue!

Wow. What a dilemma.

Call it conjecture, call it a hypothesis, call it whatever -- I have an answer, based on fact and experience!

My experience: I mixed linen-colored epoxy grout and then...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-07-2006, 08:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,262
Posted By geniescience
CBU 'fine particles' can be scraped out from under screw heads. 10 seconds per head

rob,

i picked away at the cement under the screw heads and then was able to turn the screw another 1/8th and 1/4 turn and get it flush, on a batch of screw heads that wouldn't go in deep enough. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-07-2006, 08:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,645
Posted By geniescience
single slope, one way, flat plane

mike,

i agree: you only need ONE slope to let water slide naturally off this 12" deep bench. That means your bench top remains FLAT and is sloped almost imperceptibly towards the inside. E.g. 1/8"...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-07-2006, 07:49 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 28,869
Posted By geniescience
Move focus away from grout.

brian,

You posted new pics, and the very next two Posts, (#36 and 37) said it all.

Later, you had two new questions (post 40). Very good ones. When you re-do it all you can can have quality in...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-06-2006, 07:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,206
Posted By geniescience
hi SweatE, with a real first name we can...

hi SweatE,

with a real first name we can talk more sensibly. :)

i'll risk the first reply. You look to me like a fairly comfortable at taking small calculated risks kind of guy. So I'll say...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-06-2006, 11:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 722
Posted By geniescience
uh-oh

joe

all you can get from a discussion forum are ideas to help you solve your dilemmas. :talk:

Someone designated as chief engineer of a web site might be - or might not be - the right person...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-06-2006, 10:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,401
Posted By geniescience
John i have to tell you, that i may not be...

John

i have to tell you, that i may not be the best person to discuss all this with, since i honestly can't make out what you are saying most of the time. If i keep on asking "obvious" questions,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-06-2006, 09:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,401
Posted By geniescience
Welcome John. Ok, the CBU helps raise the...

Welcome John.

Ok, the CBU helps raise the level. Not sure I follow that since a shower floor is inside a curb-defined space and doesn't have to be at the same level as the floor outside. Hope that...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-06-2006, 08:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 971
Posted By geniescience
Permission to speak freely? OK!

ok, assuming there is no penalty for discussing the two... here I go.

How can one tile a 14" wide counter top without driving an hour to pick up CBU and have spare CBU left over in the basement...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-06-2006, 07:46 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 28,869
Posted By geniescience
hope your uncle and you still get along after...

hope your uncle and you still get along after this.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-06-2006, 07:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,462
Posted By geniescience
white under light-colored? Not a big deal.

1/16th of an inch ! That is not much volume to allow to the new layer of grout to enable it to stck together to itself. Could be very weak there.

White thinset, white mortar? That is not a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-06-2006, 07:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,401
Posted By geniescience
Alternate solution

wow, a Wedi shower pan!

I'm sure that I have another solution for you that will work.

1.)
First, tell me why you put CBU on the floor. Do you know that CBU does not add any of the "needed"...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-05-2006, 09:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,070
Posted By geniescience
Many many bags of product! Is that not too much for SLC?

hi Dewey
You sent me PM and i responded, so now I'm recapping here for the record, after a littel time for reflection.

In this thread I have read up to post 14 thoroughly, and then after that i...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-05-2006, 01:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,029
Posted By geniescience
the manufacturer will help you. Seek out...

the manufacturer will help you. Seek out 1-800-tech-support.

Under every acrylic tub there is a layer of fiberglas.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-05-2006, 01:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 61,697
Posted By geniescience
Why this exception to the rule?

hey everybody,

listen, there is one exception that may apply. I am not sure.

We have a concrete slab, 8 inches thick. Around our fireplace, the installer put UN, yes unsanded grout between the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-05-2006, 11:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 947
Posted By geniescience
and it IS a good idea. :dance: The context is...

and it IS a good idea. :dance: The context is clear now. Let no-one wonder why. Fantastic solution!

Dave, you are the SECOND person to post here about heating under a tub, as far as I can...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-05-2006, 10:27 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 15,937
Posted By geniescience
hmm, ok.

alright if you say so, i stand corrected. I just "thought" i knew that dB was a relative scale and that i had been taught to use it only with respect to a starting point.

Since attenuation is not...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-05-2006, 09:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 942
Posted By geniescience
Lino (not vinyl) is cork, linseed oil, marble dust and pine tar.

Troy.

1.
FYI
FWIW

The companies that manufacture thinset all have a high-end thinset, where it is printed on the package, and on the web site, that you can tile over Linoleum. And even...
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