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Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 08-08-2010, 06:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,951
Posted By ea
I wanted to give an update on this challenging...

I wanted to give an update on this challenging project. We were able to get the shower back in operation, functioning and looking like new. Thanks to doitright/john's recommendations, we used...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 08-13-2009, 08:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,951
Posted By ea
Well, I settled on the Planicrete W to re-set the...

Well, I settled on the Planicrete W to re-set the stone and will be setting them tomorrow. Thank you John. Now I have to decide what to use as a grout. Any suggestions? I'm thinking Portland and...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 08-10-2009, 03:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,951
Posted By ea
Yes, John, we labelled each before they were...

Yes, John, we labelled each before they were removed and took a picture.

A couple of what I hope are my final questions. Where can the Mapei and Bostik materials be sourced?

What would you...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 08-09-2009, 06:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,951
Posted By ea
The system is manufactured by Water Refining...

The system is manufactured by Water Refining Company and was installed in 1986. It was originally installed due to a white buildup problem at the plumbing fixtures and hardness was assumed to be the...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 08-09-2009, 05:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,951
Posted By ea
I will take some pictures and post them. It will...

I will take some pictures and post them. It will be a little tough because of the dimensions of the room and the light that floods in through the glass blocks at this time of the day.

At any...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 08-09-2009, 05:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,951
Posted By ea
It will be difficult to take some pictures of the...

It will be difficult to take some pictures of the tie-in because the construction has more-or-less hidden the details. What I can say is this. All the wall structural elements in this shower are...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 08-09-2009, 04:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,951
Posted By ea
Well, as strange as it may seem, here's what was...

Well, as strange as it may seem, here's what was done when it was installed. First, the plywood subfloor has been sloped to the drain on both sides of the drain. We can see this underneath in the...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 08-09-2009, 04:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,951
Posted By ea
Wow. It's great to see all you pros willing to...

Wow. It's great to see all you pros willing to help today, Sunday. I really appreciate it.

I will provide responses to each post.


Thanks for the confirmation on the method that was used. ...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 08-08-2009, 12:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,951
Posted By ea
Thanks GraniteGirl, MDS and CCarlisle for the...

Thanks GraniteGirl, MDS and CCarlisle for the info on the water softener. Do you happen to know the life of resin in a softener?


The floor does have a substantial preslope. We can see it...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 08-07-2009, 05:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,951
Posted By ea
Thanks GraniteGirl for the theory. It sure...

Thanks GraniteGirl for the theory. It sure matches our observations at the site. I think you nailed it.

You said:


Rather than a complete redo, what do you think of the idea of removing the...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 08-07-2009, 05:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,951
Posted By ea
I will be interested to hear what GraniteGirl...

I will be interested to hear what GraniteGirl says now that I have confirmed there is a water softener installed. Her comment was very interesting. I hope she explains why she said that. It may...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 08-07-2009, 05:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,951
Posted By ea
Thanks for the feedback Charles. I plan to fix...

Thanks for the feedback Charles. I plan to fix it the right way now and not do a patch job. I've gone this far, we're doing it right. I'm interested to know what makes you conclude it is a...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 08-07-2009, 05:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,951
Posted By ea
Yes it is! Am I right in assuming that you were...

Yes it is! Am I right in assuming that you were suggesting that the salt from the water eroded the base? BTW, the water was tested at the lab and the salt content is in the middle of the acceptable...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 08-06-2009, 04:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,951
Posted By ea
I thought I'd post a couple of pictures to show...

I thought I'd post a couple of pictures to show what I'm up against. What I can't figure out is why the base the stone was laid on has the deep crevaces between each stone. You can see from the...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 08-06-2009, 04:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,951
Posted By ea
The stone came off clean as can be. The only...

The stone came off clean as can be. The only thing on the backside of the stone is some efflorescence.

Thanks.

Tom.
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 08-03-2009, 01:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,951
Posted By ea
Repair of Idaho Quartzite Floor in Shower

We are working on a project of repairing damage to a real Idaho quartzite floor in a shower and are looking for advice on how to do the repair with the best chances of long term success. First let...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 03-28-2008, 08:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,110
Posted By ea
Hello Stonehenge, I did take this counter...

Hello Stonehenge,

I did take this counter completely down to 50 and worked up. There are 8 separate counter surfaces in this kitchen Several of those haven't been damaged much and that is where I...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 03-28-2008, 08:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,110
Posted By ea
Hello George, Thanks for the feedback. ...

Hello George,

Thanks for the feedback.

There are 8 separate counter surfaces in this kitchen Several of those haven't been damaged much and that is where I am seeing the very high polish...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 03-27-2008, 11:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,110
Posted By ea
Polishing Giallo Reale

My kitchen counters are Giallo Reale marble. They were very etched and needed restoration. I used a 4" polishing machine and the following grits of MK wet diamond pads - 50, 120, 220, 400, 800,...
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