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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-24-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,733
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Judging from the dark color of the Kerdi, you got...

Judging from the dark color of the Kerdi, you got a good bond there. I remember having had to peel back often myself when I did my two Kerdi showers. For me, it was never as simple as they made it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-22-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,773
Posted By makethatkerdistick
This is regarding my intended new buried 30 ft...

This is regarding my intended new buried 30 ft service line from meter to house:

I've been doing some reading on PEX systems and it seems to me that the Uponor Aquapex is consistently seen as one...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-20-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,240
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Travis, back-buttering commonly means to burn in...

Travis, back-buttering commonly means to burn in a small amount of thinset on the back of the tile with the flat side of the trowel.

You can also reverse the process, burning in thinset on the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-20-2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,773
Posted By makethatkerdistick
I pressure-tested and flushed with hot water. I...

I pressure-tested and flushed with hot water. I checked every single joint with my hands and am happy to report that there are no leaks. I didn't expect any, but one never knows until one tests it. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-19-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,773
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Finally, I installed 300 ft of my copper trunk...

Finally, I installed 300 ft of my copper trunk and branch system. That concludes the hot work in the attic (except three quick hook-ups I have to perform on branches I've already pulled). I am so...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-19-2019, 07:39 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 15,215
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Let's not forget there is also a documented...

Let's not forget there is also a documented history of said grout to soften and wash out of joints over time. Isn't there a lengthy thread in the pro forum? Phil, you might not have "messed up" after...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-16-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 237
Posted By makethatkerdistick
What's the backer material? Cement board or...

What's the backer material? Cement board or drywall? Did you by any chance install a moisture barrier behind the backer?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-16-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 672
Posted By makethatkerdistick
One practical consideration: When the drain...

One practical consideration: When the drain clogs, this could easily spell a small disaster for the bathroom.

I have a Kerdi linear drain, too. Love it, but mine is placed against the back wall...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-14-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,084
Posted By makethatkerdistick
What I see is the synthetic backing material that...

What I see is the synthetic backing material that holds the penny tile together and below that trowel ridges. That to me suggests insufficient coverage when the tile was set. The problem is the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-10-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,733
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Yes, the Schluter tray and or curb can be trimmed...

Yes, the Schluter tray and or curb can be trimmed to fit. You can also add on a section with deck mud next to the tray if required.

I built a shower with a similar footprint. I used the Kerdi...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-09-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,773
Posted By makethatkerdistick
So, why not just regular PEX A or B then? ...

So, why not just regular PEX A or B then?

Regarding the Pex-Al-Pex, the benefit is that compression fittings are available that don't require a crimping tool, or not? One needs, however, a $20...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-09-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,773
Posted By makethatkerdistick
I decided no on the tourism after all but are...

I decided no on the tourism after all but are always open for offering a good cup of coffee if one of you nice gentlemen should ever be near my coppered-up residence.

Mike, thanks for the tips. I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-08-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,773
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Now, don't give me any ideas. Maybe a copper...

Now, don't give me any ideas. Maybe a copper house warming party? Too bad my guests will never see those beautifully and meticulously deburred pipe orifices. As smooth as a baby's bottom, I tell you....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-07-2019, 10:26 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,773
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Got a few lines done and connected. The 45 deg....

Got a few lines done and connected. The 45 deg. elbow is my new best friend. I am trying to avoid too many 90s. Halfway through this I can see how the PEX would have been SO much easier. I am happy,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-28-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,773
Posted By makethatkerdistick
I bought the soft protective blanket that Shawn...

I bought the soft protective blanket that Shawn recommended. This works great in small corners where the sheet metal won't fit.

I bought this reamer at Home Depot, and it's been working wonders....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-26-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,773
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Made some progress but so far it's been extremely...

Made some progress but so far it's been extremely frustrating. I really have a hard time working with mountains of insulation around me.

I got the supply lines for the first water heater in. The...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-25-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,773
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Need to check but pretty sure PEX underground is...

Need to check but pretty sure PEX underground is legal here.

CX jinxed it for me. :scratch:Went to the supply house today to pick up my soft copper type K. The guy had made a mistake thinking it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-25-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,773
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Hi Dan, enjoying that new fancy bathroom of...

Hi Dan, enjoying that new fancy bathroom of yours, eh? :)

Yes, I am leaning more towards the PEX for the run from the meter to the house. The aluminum reinforced PEX might be a good candidate....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-24-2019, 09:25 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,773
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Some good thoughts, CX. Thanks! Maybe I'll run...

Some good thoughts, CX. Thanks! Maybe I'll run the supply line from the meter to the house in 1 in PEX instead of 3/4 in soft K copper.

I've already purchased the K copper and started working on...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-23-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,773
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Quick question for CX (or whoever has experience...

Quick question for CX (or whoever has experience with this):
You mentioned you sleeved all of your copper main service lines buried in the ground.
Can you point me to a sleeving product online?
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-18-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,773
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Bubba and Mike, thanks for the tips. I've thought...

Bubba and Mike, thanks for the tips. I've thought about upsizing but have dismissed it. Maximum safe flow rate in 3/4 copper pipe for cold water seems to be around 8 feet per second. That puts me at...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-17-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,773
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Davy, that mouse hole is a funny story. If the...

Davy, that mouse hole is a funny story. If the guy was serious about it, then I am not sure I'd want a thermal leak in my top wall plate. Sealing all wall penetrations in the attic has considerably...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-17-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,773
Posted By makethatkerdistick
CX, by "that area of the globe" do you mean North...

CX, by "that area of the globe" do you mean North Texas? If so, where did you live? I am about 15 miles from the Oklahoma border and about 60 miles north of downtown Dallas.

Yes, we occasionally...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-17-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,773
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Thanks ALL for their detailed advice. ...

Thanks ALL for their detailed advice.

However, just to make one thing clear (which I said in my post):
I want to repipe THROUGH THE ATTIC, NOT IN THE SLAB! :)
I think you misread my post.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-16-2019, 08:53 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,773
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Repiping a slab ranch with copper through attic

On CX's advice I am starting a new project thread here, even though this is not a tiling project. Moderators, please move or delete if inappropriate.

I am in the process of replumbing my 1968...
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