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Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-07-2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 869
Posted By NEPA Remodeling
There’s plenty of good units out there. I know...

There’s plenty of good units out there. I know people that own the build clean unit and are very happy with it.

Personally I have a Force Air EC2000. The unit is a monster and difficult to move....
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-04-2018, 06:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 872
Posted By NEPA Remodeling
Spectralok is my go to grout. I have tried others...

Spectralok is my go to grout. I have tried others such as flexcolor and bostik, but I always end up going back to epoxy for improved performance.

I have used it a few times with glass without a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-03-2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 340
Posted By NEPA Remodeling
I'm sure that you are aware of this but subfloor...

I'm sure that you are aware of this but subfloor material & thickness must also be considered in determining suitability of the "floor system".

Is the actual span of these joist 10'? Is the floor...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-25-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 643
Posted By NEPA Remodeling
I agree. Give it a couple days to dry out and...

I agree. Give it a couple days to dry out and then inspect the area again. I have experienced similar color variations from the washing/ haze removal with marble.

It is a very porous material that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-24-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 438
Posted By NEPA Remodeling
Canaris, maybe you could try a green laser? ...

Canaris, maybe you could try a green laser?

Most often, I use an aluminum ledger to level and support my starter rows on wall tile. I use black chalk lines on red gaurd floors.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-23-2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 828
Posted By NEPA Remodeling
That shower stall looks pretty small for a...

That shower stall looks pretty small for a curbless design. What are the dimensions?

Why slope the entire floor? Why not slope the actuate shower area only?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-23-2018, 12:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 583
Posted By NEPA Remodeling
Another important consideration, pickup an...

Another important consideration, pickup an asbestos test kit. You can send a sample to a lab and get a definitive answer on potential health risk.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-05-2017, 10:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,087
Posted By NEPA Remodeling
Came here looking for suggestions on cutting...

Came here looking for suggestions on cutting rondec miters.

I have found the miter saw works great, until it catches the webbed section that embeds behind the tile. Multiple times, it has bent...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-29-2016, 05:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,952
Posted By NEPA Remodeling
I got a good price on a dewalt sds max, so I...

I got a good price on a dewalt sds max, so I picked it up. It's right at the 6ft/lbs mark as well.

I'm not much of dewalt fan, but if I don't like it, I will sell it off for what I have invested...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-27-2016, 11:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,952
Posted By NEPA Remodeling
I have the dustless technologies hepa vac and...

I have the dustless technologies hepa vac and grinder shroud.

The shroud does work well for containing airborne dust. Fits on both of my grinders.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-27-2016, 09:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,952
Posted By NEPA Remodeling
CX, the ft/lbs or joules is a common spec for...

CX, the ft/lbs or joules is a common spec for them, as well as the size of the system.

Most sds+ are 1" to 1 1/4" and 2 to 4ft/lbs

Sds Max seems to start at 1 1/2" and go to 2" with power in...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-27-2016, 07:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,952
Posted By NEPA Remodeling
What size rotary Hammer to get?

I have a Bosch SDS + unit with 2.4ft/lbs of impact and it does the trick for tile demo and knocking out shower pans.

I have a couple of upcoming jobs with mud bed floors and want to get a second...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-22-2016, 07:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,670
Posted By NEPA Remodeling
After drying for a couple days the plywood has...

After drying for a couple days the plywood has buckled. Stepping on it clearly proves strength has been compromised. I will be cutting it out tomorrow and will sleep well at night.

Nearly all of...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-21-2016, 10:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 698
Posted By NEPA Remodeling
Not sure why that didn't dawn on me. Seems pretty...

Not sure why that didn't dawn on me. Seems pretty obvious that I could send the ball down further.

I may have one somewhere in the shop. I haven't used them in years due to the simplicity of the...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-20-2016, 08:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,670
Posted By NEPA Remodeling
Thank you so much, fellas. 19% is still pretty...

Thank you so much, fellas. 19% is still pretty wet, so that's a pretty liberal standard. There is a drywall ceiling below the floor so drying must be complete prior to closing in the floor. Excess...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-20-2016, 07:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 698
Posted By NEPA Remodeling
Water Flood Testing The USG presloped pans?

What type of plug/stopper are you using to flood test the usg pans? I've alwayused one of the basic rubber stoppers with a thumb screw to tighten it into the pipe (image below). The USG drain doesn't...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-20-2016, 06:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,097
Posted By NEPA Remodeling
I use hot water, dawn, and fabric softener...

I use hot water, dawn, and fabric softener mixture. Spray it on, let it work it's way in for several minutes and scrape with a putty knife. Round the edges of the knife to protect drywall from...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-20-2016, 06:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,118
Posted By NEPA Remodeling
Bulk is always the best way to go. I don't use...

Bulk is always the best way to go. I don't use many CB screws so I haven't seemed a good supplier. Most of my carpentry screws come from Fasco out of Georgia or Hilti (not a low cost option)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-20-2016, 05:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,670
Posted By NEPA Remodeling
Max Subfloor Moisture Content

Is there a maximum satisfactory moisture content for a plywood subfloor?

Existing shower pan had the liner nailed to the curb and studwall and was sucking water into the framing. The floor is...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-20-2016, 08:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,496
Posted By NEPA Remodeling
:eek::eek: I don't think I could install...

:eek::eek:

I don't think I could install tile in my own house for $3/ft.

I'd rather flip burgers than crawl around wearing out my knees setting a tile for $3


Back to the matter at...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-20-2016, 07:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 506
Posted By NEPA Remodeling
Are these rentals? What timeline do you have for...

Are these rentals? What timeline do you have for the project?

I'm up in PA, but have roots in DE. I'm typically down in Bayside (at a friends townhouse) on rt 54 a few times a year
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-22-2016, 09:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,423
Posted By NEPA Remodeling
I used it recently and certainly enjoyed speed of...

I used it recently and certainly enjoyed speed of install. It went down over a fresh layer of plywood. I wouldn't say the glue was tenacious, but seemed adequate.

I will certainly keep it in mind...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-10-2016, 06:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,510
Posted By NEPA Remodeling
Any comments on the Beast 7?

Any comments on the Beast 7?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-06-2016, 08:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,115
Posted By NEPA Remodeling
If the pan is damaged, I would cut it out and...

If the pan is damaged, I would cut it out and replace it. My guess is it was damaged during installation or floor is out of level. The foam is molded, the mold likely didnt cause the depression. Also...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-06-2016, 07:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,510
Posted By NEPA Remodeling
Wet Saw Broke :(

I'm a bit of a tool geek and spend big money for the tools I rely on daily. Tools that get little use, I try save money and buy used or more entry level products.

This strategy bit me in the butt...
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