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Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-17-2008, 01:38 AM
Replies: 1,388
Views: 649,721
Posted By Darren.T
I am about to start a new tiling project and it...

I am about to start a new tiling project and it brought me back to JB forums. I thought I'd give an update on my SpectraLock experience to relate the success I had using it.

Roughly two years ago...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-07-2008, 11:35 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,095
Posted By Darren.T
redo bathroom countertop

I apologize in advance for not searching through the site, but I'm at work right now and have to limit my internet usage.

I want to replace the entire countertop. The old countertop had a 2"...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-29-2006, 09:49 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,766
Posted By Darren.T
Hopefully this isn't off topic (if it is, admin...

Hopefully this isn't off topic (if it is, admin please move to a new thread) but just why is it that they design the SLC's to harden so fast? Is this because they are intended more for the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-30-2006, 11:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,153
Posted By Darren.T
I had my frameless shower enclosure installed for...

I had my frameless shower enclosure installed for $1400. So far, I'm very happy with it. It included the door and two side panels and the header. The company that installed it mismeasured and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-25-2006, 05:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,624
Posted By Darren.T
Silica Dust

I've read a couple messages regarding grinding up group/thinset and recommending using respirators to avoid breathing the silica dust. What are the actual short term/long term health effects of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-05-2006, 08:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,473
Posted By Darren.T
The rubber mouse pad is to reduce the water...

The rubber mouse pad is to reduce the water splash from the back of the saw. Check out the picture from the owner's manual (link to that manual at the Felker site is below):
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-22-2006, 11:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,963
Posted By Darren.T
Layout Question

My entry way is kinda small and it has a knee wall on the right as you enter that juts into the path. I'll attach a graphic of how is looks (overhead view).

entry1 is with no tile.

entry2 is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-13-2006, 11:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,963
Posted By Darren.T
Ok... I have a couple more questions. If you...

Ok... I have a couple more questions. If you look at the toe-kick in the last photo I posted, you can see that some of the old vinyl's paper backing couldn't be removed easily. When I did this in...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-08-2006, 04:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,963
Posted By Darren.T
I had not looked at specific tiles yet... so I'll...

I had not looked at specific tiles yet... so I'll look for some that have a rating of more than 3 and see if any of those would look good.

Darren
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-07-2006, 10:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,963
Posted By Darren.T
Can I use metal tile on floor?

Quick question... what is the durability of metal tiles on floors? I think that with the tile I picked out, that adding some detail with metal tiles would look really sharp, but my instinct tells me...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-06-2006, 03:56 PM
Replies: 1,388
Views: 649,721
Posted By Darren.T
Actually, re-doing the floor is possible. I did...

Actually, re-doing the floor is possible. I did an experiment on a test board to see how easily SpectraLock could be removed and found it wasn't hard at all. I used a Dremmel tool and it was able...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-31-2006, 11:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,963
Posted By Darren.T
Jay, I believe your guess is right on the money. ...

Jay, I believe your guess is right on the money. With that explanation, and the fact that there was no moisture under any of the test sheets, I think I'm good to go. I've sanded away about 80% of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-28-2006, 03:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,963
Posted By Darren.T
Ok... the plastic wrap has been on the floor now...

Ok... the plastic wrap has been on the floor now for about 36 hours and I don't see any moisture under it yet. I took a couple pics to try and give an idea of what I mean by the coloration...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-27-2006, 03:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,963
Posted By Darren.T
Ok... I have clear plastic wrap (only stuff in my...

Ok... I have clear plastic wrap (only stuff in my house). It is only 12" wide, so last night I put down 12"x24" sheets held down with masking tape around all edges, in four spots on my kitchen...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-26-2006, 02:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,963
Posted By Darren.T
Kitchen Floor Stuff

I pulled up the vinyl flooring in my kitchen last night to get ready to tile. Two questions...

First, cement foundation... vinyle was glued to the cement. The vinyl pulled up somewhat easy... I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-15-2006, 11:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,652
Posted By Darren.T
To finish the job, I need to do base and crown...

To finish the job, I need to do base and crown molding and put the toilet back on. I bought an extra thick wax ring (Gunk - Kant-Leak Jumbo with bolts and sleeve). My tile added about 1/4" height...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-15-2006, 11:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 918
Posted By Darren.T
Water pump questions on FTS-150

Ok, I'm now the proud owner of a Felker FTS-150 bought from TYW. That makes me an official contributing member, right?

Couple-a-questions... but first a comment. Assembly was pretty darn easy......
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-04-2006, 06:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 679
Posted By Darren.T
Does the Felker FTS-150 do angles?

Ok... maybe I'm just tired, but reading through the pdf manual, I couldn't determine if the FTS-150 has the ability to do variable angle (1-45) cuts. The brochure says 90 protractor, but I think...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-17-2006, 05:20 PM
Replies: 1,388
Views: 649,721
Posted By Darren.T
Oh... I have plenty of problems... but I think...

Oh... I have plenty of problems... but I think we're talking about tile and grout on this board :)

Darren
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-17-2006, 08:04 AM
Replies: 1,388
Views: 649,721
Posted By Darren.T
I haven't bought a neutral PH cleaner yet... I've...

I haven't bought a neutral PH cleaner yet... I've been working on other aspects of my bathroom project. I think I should point out that my stain test was not for the casual stain... I didn't test...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-16-2006, 08:13 PM
Replies: 1,388
Views: 649,721
Posted By Darren.T
PST, I hadn't done the test yet, but since you...

PST, I hadn't done the test yet, but since you asked I went out to my garage and did it. My test wasn't to see about re-grouting... my test was to see removal in the event of a broken/cracked tile. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-12-2006, 11:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,652
Posted By Darren.T
I have another caulk question... I applied the...

I have another caulk question... I applied the caulk along 2 four foot long seams. It probably took a minute or two at most. I then used my finger to smooth/level the caulk into the grout joint. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-09-2006, 08:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,652
Posted By Darren.T
Per request... pics of the cracks in the flexible...

Per request... pics of the cracks in the flexible caulking.

For the record, the caulk is called Spectrum 2000.

Is this a matter of just putting another application of caulk over this one, or am...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-08-2006, 10:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,652
Posted By Darren.T
Tile is all down. I grouted it all with...

Tile is all down. I grouted it all with SpectraLock. So far, everything is looking very nice.

I caulked the expansion joints (is that the right term? the gaps I left at the seams between...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-07-2006, 10:57 PM
Replies: 1,388
Views: 649,721
Posted By Darren.T
Well, I did step 2 of my stain test on Friday and...

Well, I did step 2 of my stain test on Friday and it didn't turn out as good as I was hoping. All of the materials except two cleaned up with no discernable stain left behind, but the hand soap and...
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