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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-24-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,065
Posted By TedL
Tile over tile-what goes in between?

Hi, folks. It's been a while since I've had need for your expertise. Glad to see it's still the great place it's always been.
My GF is looking to put a 6x24 porcelain over an 8x8 ceramic that's in...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-04-2012, 06:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,355
Posted By TedL
Need Pro Help In Tucson, AZ

I was talking with a friend 2000 miles away, and she was telling me that her living room tiles are starting to fail massively. She's in Tucson, AZ. The subfloor is slab on grade. The installation...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-04-2012, 06:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 923
Posted By TedL
Tenting in Tucson

I was talking with a friend 2000 miles away, and she was telling me that her living room tiles are starting to fail massively. She's in Tucson, AZ. The subfloor is slab on grade. The installation...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-29-2008, 12:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,225
Posted By TedL
Opinions on veneer brick

I'm looking at residing my 2 story colonial, which currently has 23 year old vinyl that was bottom of the line when originally (and improperly) installed. The hockey pucks shot by the previous...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-26-2008, 04:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,765
Posted By TedL
Thanks to both of you for the suggestions. The...

Thanks to both of you for the suggestions. The flange "nut" has no flat surfaces, and the outer edge is rounded over and not wide enough to get a grip on.

I quadruple checked that the threads are...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-26-2008, 11:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,765
Posted By TedL
Stuck grinder flange nut

I'm hoping someone has a suggestion for removing a flange (retaining) nut on a Milwaukee 4 1/2 inch grinder. I used it to modify a basement widow opening in poured concrete, and am now unable to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-12-2007, 08:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,048
Posted By TedL
Don't rush to rip anything out, just maintain the...

Don't rush to rip anything out, just maintain the grout meticulously.

In 1984, I installed 4x4 tiles over greenboard using mastic, following the advice of my local tile supply house. There were...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-27-2007, 05:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,860
Posted By TedL
For my recent DIY project, I used the bottom of...

For my recent DIY project, I used the bottom of an appliance box with the front cut down to just a curb, and dropped in a piece of 6 mil plastic as a waterproof liner. Quick, easy, cheap,...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-17-2007, 06:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,754
Posted By TedL
That "medium bed" use was also mentioned by Brian...

That "medium bed" use was also mentioned by Brian in SanDiego in responding to me earlier this week, but the product literature does not repeat it. Brian's generally a very reliable source, so I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-15-2007, 08:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,430
Posted By TedL
Thanks, Brian. They say they have it, so...

Thanks, Brian.

They say they have it, so I'll take a run to get it, along with a threshold.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-15-2007, 07:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,430
Posted By TedL
Mortar selection

I'm installing about 50 sq. ft. of 12x12x3/8 granite tiles over Ditra. The deflecto rating is good, I've got 3/4 BC ply exterior underlayment over 3/4 T&G ply subfloor, oriented and offset as...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-24-2007, 06:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,149
Posted By TedL
You said rental, which usually means you want low...

You said rental, which usually means you want low price, functional and neutral.

HD stocks wall tile in whites, off whites and bone, in 4x4, 6x6 and subway sizes, for under a buck a sq. ft., with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-20-2007, 09:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,857
Posted By TedL
BTW, oil soap was part of the problem, not part...

BTW, oil soap was part of the problem, not part of the solution.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-10-2007, 08:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,996
Posted By TedL
The part is 9/16 deep, so it should meet your...

The part is 9/16 deep, so it should meet your needs.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-05-2007, 06:24 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,296
Posted By TedL
The vertical seams above the door corners are...

The vertical seams above the door corners are something to be avoided so as to prevent cracking along the seams.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-05-2007, 05:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,379
Posted By TedL
What Dan said above...there's got to be something...

What Dan said above...there's got to be something funky after the supply to the hot water heater. Anything upstream of that would be affecting the hot as well. Could be as simple as a partially...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-04-2007, 06:25 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 12,208
Posted By TedL
Gray pictured above. Also available in white for...

Gray pictured above. Also available in white for a buck or two more, if your project calls for it. Same product.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-04-2007, 05:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,052
Posted By TedL
Just a suggestion regarding the TCNA handbook. ...

Just a suggestion regarding the TCNA handbook. While the 2007 edition would be the one to have to rely on if you're building now, I think you want a copy of the industry standards when the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-03-2007, 07:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,593
Posted By TedL
Sounds like urban legend. Charlotte Pipe follows...

Sounds like urban legend. Charlotte Pipe follows ASTM specs and gives the same OD for both materials.

http://www.charlottepipe.com/Documents/DimensionalCatalogs/Plastic_Pipe_Fittings.pdf
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-30-2007, 05:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,337
Posted By TedL
In addition to the stop that Colin mentioned,...

In addition to the stop that Colin mentioned, look at a piece of unfinished oak base shoe molding, to be installed on it's back with the 1/2" side facing the tile.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-29-2007, 05:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,867
Posted By TedL
Lazypup: If the trap is CI, and he has the...

Lazypup:

If the trap is CI, and he has the clearance around the galvanized nipple down to the CI that the photo suggests, might he be able to change the bushing to accept 2" without any concrete...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-29-2007, 01:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,867
Posted By TedL
Flange attached to the outside of CI would be a...

Flange attached to the outside of CI would be a new one for me, but then, I'm not a plumber. What's the gray between the brass and the rust?

Is the top of the pipe a hub or straight pipe?

Do...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-29-2007, 10:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,867
Posted By TedL
First, you want to correctly identify what you...

First, you want to correctly identify what you have. Steel drain pipe would generally be galvanized, and is attached by screwing together. Cast iron is black and joined by caulked & leaded joints....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-28-2007, 05:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,265
Posted By TedL
Further along on Jim's point.... Assuming the...

Further along on Jim's point....
Assuming the thickness of the two different products is the same, you may want to bring the level of the thinset under the Ditra up to the level of the top of the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-27-2007, 05:05 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 47,004
Posted By TedL
Thanks, Michael. What about nails vs....

Thanks, Michael.

What about nails vs. screws? If you haven't guessed, I have a nailer and find it quicker & easier to use....where appropriate. :)
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