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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-08-2019, 11:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,138
Posted By zeaflal
My quick math says that in order to do a 40 inch...

My quick math says that in order to do a 40 inch square base with just 4 triangles would require a tile over 28 inches square before cutting. That would also require a cutter with a capacity of at...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-04-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,702
Posted By zeaflal
Clear enough now Kevin. Some days I am just...

Clear enough now Kevin. Some days I am just blind. I saw the part about screws not penetrating and led myself down the wrong path.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-04-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,702
Posted By zeaflal
Temporarily ignoring for the moment the practical...

Temporarily ignoring for the moment the practical implementation details, would it work to place 2X blocking under the joint and then use screws from the top to pull both sides securely to the...
Forum: The Mud Box 02-15-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 830
Posted By zeaflal
Look at the USDA Forest Products Laboratory Wood...

Look at the USDA Forest Products Laboratory Wood Handbook (https://www.fpl.fs.fed.us/documnts/fplgtr/fplgtr113/fplgtr113.htm) for more that you ever want to know about wood humidity expansion and...
Forum: The Mud Box 02-09-2019, 11:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 615
Posted By zeaflal
I tried a 23 gauge Hitachi. Really nice but it...

I tried a 23 gauge Hitachi. Really nice but it left ¾ inch pins proud in soft pine. Returned it the same day.

At the time I concluded that Grex and Cadex were made in the same factory. (Almost...
Forum: The Mud Box 12-03-2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,208
Posted By zeaflal
If we ignore code, grounding a metal box means...

If we ignore code, grounding a metal box means that if a hot wire comes loose in the box and touches the box it will trip the breaker. Grounding the switch means the metal switch plate (or screws if...
Forum: The Mud Box 12-01-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,208
Posted By zeaflal
I will strip a section of wire and wrap it around...

I will strip a section of wire and wrap it around a screw if I can eliminate a wire nut. (like yours). I think screws are more reliable (and more compact) than wire nuts. Of course you never see a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-27-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,265
Posted By zeaflal
Here is an option for an occasional use polisher...

Here is an option for an occasional use polisher (https://www.specialtydiamond.com/316wvpolset1339-316-bullnose-granite-counters-wet-polisher-wet-grinder-wet-stone-granite-tile). (I think there are...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-14-2018, 11:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,732
Posted By zeaflal
CX: Do you make your own outside corners also?

CX: Do you make your own outside corners also?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-18-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 777
Posted By zeaflal
I am also questioning the calculation. For a...

I am also questioning the calculation. For a 2X12, Deflecto computes a much lower value for me. I would not expect a solid wood joist to be larger than 2X12.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-07-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 850
Posted By zeaflal
Durock shower drain in concrete floor question.

Looking ahead at a potential use of the Durock Shower System drain in a concrete basement floor. The drain pipe is not yet installed. The shower probably won't be installed until next year but the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-29-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,676
Posted By zeaflal
The last I checked, Chesapeake Tile & Marble in...

The last I checked, Chesapeake Tile & Marble in Baltimore was selling Ditra-Set.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-29-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,288
Posted By zeaflal
I don't know the operational details of...

I don't know the operational details of Schluter's thermostat, but I doubt that is a true statement. Many thermostats only have two choices - off or full on. So while below the set point, the heat...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-26-2018, 10:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,292
Posted By zeaflal
Pure water is also an insulator, but water with...

Pure water is also an insulator, but water with impurities can be a decent conductor. So residual moisture in the floor or drain could be part of the conduction path.

The details are not so...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-18-2018, 10:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,292
Posted By zeaflal
Induced current seems unlikely. An insulation...

Induced current seems unlikely. An insulation defect is much more likely. Determining which breaker is applicable will help narrow your search. You can guess the applicable breaker is not a GFI.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-16-2018, 05:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,104
Posted By zeaflal
That may be their "normal".

That may be their "normal".
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-11-2018, 09:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,986
Posted By zeaflal
I have been claiming with absolutely no evidence...

I have been claiming with absolutely no evidence that one reason for building failures including tile failures becoming more prevalent is the general increase in overall tightness of houses. Not so...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-11-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,114
Posted By zeaflal
If you are talking about a frameless glass door...

If you are talking about a frameless glass door you want to call Accent Bath and Kitchen (http://www.accentbathandkitchen.com/). Really nice guy that actually knows what he is doing and had good...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-09-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,587
Posted By zeaflal
The temperature of the room results from how much...

The temperature of the room results from how much heat is added and how much is lost through walls/window/floor/ceiling/etc. If you are currently adding heat and the room remains cold, maybe you...
Forum: The Mud Box 03-23-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,345
Posted By zeaflal
Check the current draw for the LEDs you select. ...

Check the current draw for the LEDs you select. LEDs tend to be low voltage and higher current loads which implies a large wire size. You might want (need) a home run from the controller to each...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-01-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,408
Posted By zeaflal
To me a narrow crack sounds like a place to...

To me a narrow crack sounds like a place to collect dirt that cannot be cleaned and to splash water that cannot be wiped up. Typically you want to eliminate places were water can escape.

I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-28-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,408
Posted By zeaflal
I am not following your design details. However,...

I am not following your design details. However, the question is when (not if) water is spilled outside the shower where does it flow to? Is the drain downhill from everywhere in the room?

I...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 02-27-2018, 10:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,691
Posted By zeaflal
I have had reasonable success with simple...

I have had reasonable success with simple Scrubbing Bubbles. Don't remember which variety but they keep changing the formulas anyhow. Might have been the MegaFoamer. Their website doesn't really...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-27-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,054
Posted By zeaflal
I have the strainer on the Schluter linear drain....

I have the strainer on the Schluter linear drain. It takes about a week to clog and stop draining. Cleaning is a little nasty but I figure it is better than putting all that hair down the drain.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-03-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,475
Posted By zeaflal
Are you sure the vent needs to be under the slab....

Are you sure the vent needs to be under the slab. The wye for the vent need not be right at the trap. You would need to look up the code for your jurisdiction and the size pipe you are using to see...
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