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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-10-2021, 10:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 345
Posted By makethatkerdistick
I agree with Dan. A 2 in drain pipe has a very...

I agree with Dan. A 2 in drain pipe has a very high capacity. Water should not rise up during use in a typical install, even if it were fed by a 3/4 in line. Maybe you have a partial clog somewhere...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-27-2021, 12:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 706
Posted By makethatkerdistick
I think most sealers retard the drying action but...

I think most sealers retard the drying action but they don’t stop it. The epoxy stops it and never wears off, either. Epoxy is not a good solution for sure.

If the sealer induced wet look is such...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-26-2021, 06:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 706
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Scott, I second Mike’s recommendation for an...

Scott, I second Mike’s recommendation for an enhancing sealer. Might help it blend in. You probably have to treat the entire floor, though.

I would be careful with the epoxy. This will certainly...
Forum: The Mud Box 02-26-2021, 04:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Found the information in the meantime. It's...

Found the information in the meantime. It's actually public record. I didn't know that. I called up a random bonding agency in Texas, and they were very helpful in looking it up for me.
Forum: The Mud Box 02-15-2021, 07:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Surety bond information

This question is specific for those of you living and working in the state of Texas, but feel free to chime in if you have other pertinent information.

I am arguing with a roofing contractor over...
Forum: The Mud Box 02-06-2021, 10:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,765
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Hi CX, it's kind of hard to see. It's not as...

Hi CX, it's kind of hard to see. It's not as catastrophic as you thought. Haha! Mine is more a problem of slow and steady failure.

They installed the flat valley pan. Then they installed a J...
Forum: The Mud Box 02-06-2021, 03:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,765
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Does anyone know a competent and ethical roofer...

Does anyone know a competent and ethical roofer in the North Texas/DFW area and well versed in metal roofing that could be of assistance to me?


I need that person to give me a second opinion,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-23-2020, 08:19 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 6,288
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Here is what might work: Use a very small...

Here is what might work: Use a very small circular saw like the Dremel Saw max with a diamond blade. Set it to a very shallow height (thickness of tile) and then start criss- crossing across all the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-18-2020, 07:47 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 18,937
Posted By makethatkerdistick
I removed the epoxy grout with a carbide blade...

I removed the epoxy grout with a carbide blade and my oscillating tool. Dusty work! As I was cleaning up the joints, I decided to replace the sealant in the short vertical line on the shower curb's...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-12-2020, 06:04 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 18,937
Posted By makethatkerdistick
I decided to drill a 1 3/4 in hole in the tile,...

I decided to drill a 1 3/4 in hole in the tile, then step down to preserve a flange of Kerdi fabric for sealing, if water ever got around the outside of the curb.
After drilling deep into the wood,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-09-2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 18,937
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Davy, I am so very glad I can avoid the Dallas...

Davy, I am so very glad I can avoid the Dallas traffic. If I hear of someone in need of a new shower, I'll bring attention to you.

CX, thank you for the time you take in responding to my...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-08-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 18,937
Posted By makethatkerdistick
CX, given the unknown cause which is difficult to...

CX, given the unknown cause which is difficult to assess, I might do the following:

1. Keep showering and watching. If a leak from above were the cause, with the slight crack in the grout, this...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-07-2020, 07:52 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 18,937
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Hi Davy, I am doing well. Have you had any jobs...

Hi Davy,
I am doing well. Have you had any jobs up here lately? I might have to re-grout but before I do that, I want to investigate more.

CX,
Not sure about my slab's vapor emission. This is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-07-2020, 02:12 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 18,937
Posted By makethatkerdistick
And more than two years later, I discovered a...

And more than two years later, I discovered a problem. :sick: Maybe you can lay my worries to rest. The curb has now developed a separation, perhaps 1/32 in. You can see in the pictures where the...
Forum: The Mud Box 10-28-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,765
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Simple physics, CX. I've measured the difference...

Simple physics, CX. I've measured the difference myself when I had painted my shingle roof with some hydrated lime. I used an infrared thermometer. Ambient was in the high 90s on a sunny summer day...
Forum: The Mud Box 10-23-2020, 10:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,765
Posted By makethatkerdistick
The metal is the whitest white available in...

The metal is the whitest white available in Kynar. Never gets hot (which is the purpose of this whole thing). Come next spring, I'll start enjoying that benefit.
Forum: The Mud Box 10-23-2020, 08:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,765
Posted By makethatkerdistick
The project has started. The installer is very...

The project has started. The installer is very good and approachable. We work out flashing details and placement of penetrations together. So far, I am very pleased. It's a slow process, though. 14...
Forum: The Mud Box 09-30-2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,765
Posted By makethatkerdistick
I am all excited. My install will begin in two...

I am all excited. My install will begin in two weeks. Kynar finish galvalum. All as desired. Out of numerous companies, they were the ONLY one that followed through. Not that I have much of a choice....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-26-2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 695
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Yes, you can apply more epoxy on top of epoxy. It...

Yes, you can apply more epoxy on top of epoxy. It will adhere well.
Forum: The Mud Box 06-25-2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 764
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Thanks, CX. I think I'll give my city a call to...

Thanks, CX. I think I'll give my city a call to check.
The separation between flue and exterior is to ensure the independent ability of the flue to expand and contract, I think. Hence, they ought...
Forum: The Mud Box 06-24-2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 764
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Sigh. I decided to take off the top four layers...

Sigh. I decided to take off the top four layers of brick as I found the mortar in that area sufficiently degraded to almost sand. Part of the problem was the slight corbelling at the top which...
Forum: The Mud Box 06-23-2020, 10:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 764
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Thanks for the good tips, guys! I'll do this one...

Thanks for the good tips, guys! I'll do this one on the cheap, so will use one of my bigger trowels as a hawk. The pointing tool and the jointer are only $7 each at Lowe's. Supplies will run me less...
Forum: The Mud Box 06-22-2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 764
Posted By makethatkerdistick
repointing chimney

Yet another project I discovered while inspecting my house. Since I'll be getting a new roof soon, I am trying to repoint my brick chimney beforehand. The chimney is structurally sound but has...
Forum: The Mud Box 06-18-2020, 07:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 468
Posted By makethatkerdistick
The calcium chloride test is among my top ten...

The calcium chloride test is among my top ten favorite building tests. Only the lead test is more fun :D

I am not going to say anything and take away from their upgrade. Usually, people have...
Forum: The Mud Box 06-16-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 468
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Interesting. I suppose I learned something new...

Interesting. I suppose I learned something new then. I would assume their slab house has a proper vapor barrier between the soil and the concrete. The added benefit would then be to have no extra...
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