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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-29-2022, 11:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,122
Posted By makethatkerdistick
I am going to disagree with CX about the shower...

I am going to disagree with CX about the shower niche on an exterior wall, in particular if you have 2x6 framing. If you can put 1.5 in polyiso insulation board behind the niche (and perhaps use...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-10-2022, 09:30 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 7,378
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Oh, I see. Not ideal, but since you are using...

Oh, I see. Not ideal, but since you are using LFTs, not too much of a problem.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-10-2022, 06:28 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 7,378
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Elle, in one of your recent pictures I see a lot...

Elle, in one of your recent pictures I see a lot of bubbling of the Kerdi membrane. Are you sure you have good adhesion? When you let your hand slide across it, how many areas sound hollow? That...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-28-2022, 08:58 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 7,378
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Just keep peeling back and checking for coverage...

Just keep peeling back and checking for coverage as you go along. You really want to have full coverage, and Hardibackers make working with Kerdi difficult.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-18-2022, 08:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,695
Posted By makethatkerdistick
CX, the waterproof Hardiebacker looks different...

CX, the waterproof Hardiebacker looks different in color on their website. What we see here looks like ordinary Hardie boards to me. They are like sponges, sucking up water like crazy. Ugh…
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-15-2022, 08:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 447
Posted By makethatkerdistick
That is great. Must be new construction. It goes...

That is great. Must be new construction. It goes a long way in reducing thermal bridging.
Forum: The Mud Box 02-15-2022, 06:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 560
Posted By makethatkerdistick
I will try, I think. They are a “reputable”...

I will try, I think. They are a “reputable” company here, but you know much that means, really. Maybe I will elicit a positive response. If not, they are on my Do Not Ever Consider List. That list,...
Forum: The Mud Box 02-15-2022, 06:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 560
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Concrete dust a nuisance?

My neighbors are adding a concrete driveway to their home. The construction company they hired has been sawing chunks out of the existing high curb to bring the new driveway up to street level. They...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-15-2022, 09:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,125
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Soft white budget marble in a shower? Don't do...

Soft white budget marble in a shower? Don't do it! You already feel deep down that it'll be a bad choice. Follow your instinct.
The only natural stone I would ever consider in a shower is a dark...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-14-2022, 08:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 447
Posted By makethatkerdistick
By foam under the brick do you mean a continuous...

By foam under the brick do you mean a continuous layer of foam sheathing on top of the wall sheathing, thus maintaining an air gap between brick veneer and wall system? Or are you saying that spray...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-13-2022, 11:38 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 7,378
Posted By makethatkerdistick
The foam does not hold on to the screws. Where...

The foam does not hold on to the screws. Where did you read to use screws to attach the curb? You will have to patch those holes now with kerdi band.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-11-2022, 10:49 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 7,378
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Is that an exterior wall? You might want to...

Is that an exterior wall? You might want to insulate it really well before covering it up, including air-sealing the cavity with something like polyurethane caulk. I love “cut and cobble” insulation...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-06-2022, 01:59 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,102
Posted By makethatkerdistick
This time you might want to watch them like a...

This time you might want to watch them like a hawk. Let them show to you how the waterproofing has been installed correctly this time. Go over each corner and seam. Don’t feel ashamed to do it. Also,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-06-2022, 01:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 899
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Isn’t the problem with Densshield the gypsum...

Isn’t the problem with Densshield the gypsum core? So, wherever sheets meet, if those edges and corners aren’t water-proofed, wouldn’t that be an entry point for moisture, over time softening the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-22-2022, 10:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 653
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Also, there seem to be electrical connections in...

Also, there seem to be electrical connections in that pony wall. You might want to watch over how they water-proof it. For stuff like that, I really prefer when the GFI device is integrated in the...
Forum: The Mud Box 01-13-2022, 10:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 788
Posted By makethatkerdistick
I think Brian's comments make sense. Mine is...

I think Brian's comments make sense. Mine is officially a 98% unit, so the condensate is as concentrated as possible, thus maximum acidity. And no, I never had a combustion analysis done. Might be...
Forum: The Mud Box 01-11-2022, 11:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 788
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Jim, mine is 2.9. Where do you see that it is...

Jim, mine is 2.9. Where do you see that it is “usually in the area of 4”?
Forum: The Mud Box 01-07-2022, 04:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 788
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Great ideas! My former contractor should have put...

Great ideas! My former contractor should have put in the neutralizer. He probably does not know to this very day what he is doing. Many a replacement install in attics in older homes here. One day,...
Forum: The Mud Box 01-06-2022, 10:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 788
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Condensing gas furnace and acidity

I love my condensing gas furnace. 97% AFUE rating, very low operating cost and keeps the house warm quietly with variable speed blower and inducer running on low, but I knew its condensate was...
Forum: The Mud Box 01-04-2022, 06:36 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,994
Posted By makethatkerdistick
On the upside, that is 200 fewer sqf. to heat and...

On the upside, that is 200 fewer sqf. to heat and cool. I always wished my house had an extra 200 sqf, but I have come to terms with it.
Forum: The Mud Box 01-01-2022, 11:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 398
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Hi Jim, yes, I grew up in Germany and am familiar...

Hi Jim, yes, I grew up in Germany and am familiar with the tilt and turn windows. Alpen and Intus offer those for the North American market. Since I am really insistent on fiberglass frame, I am...
Forum: The Mud Box 12-31-2021, 10:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 398
Posted By makethatkerdistick
I posit that there is a distinct difference...

I posit that there is a distinct difference between krypton and kryptonite, the latter being a crystallized substance. :D
Forum: The Mud Box 12-31-2021, 09:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 398
Posted By makethatkerdistick
The R-values I had used are all for the whole...

The R-values I had used are all for the whole unit, not just center of glass values.
It is great that Visionwall offers such R-values with only air as insulator. I assume that is made possible by...
Forum: The Mud Box 12-30-2021, 10:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 398
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Softwood has an r-value of 1.4 per inch. I think...

Softwood has an r-value of 1.4 per inch. I think you are right that engineered materials might not have an advantage when it comes to the ability to hold fasteners and insulate at the same time....
Forum: The Mud Box 12-30-2021, 07:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 398
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Efficient Window Replacement / Mulling Question

Next project at the makethatkerdistick residence is replacement of windows and doors. I've been insulating and air-sealing this house in a lot of places now and have gained a lot of comfort and...
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