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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-05-2008, 02:36 PM
Replies: 36
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Posted By Donnie McCool
hey Brad! I have 3" screw-on discs, from 80...

hey Brad!

I have 3" screw-on discs, from 80 grit - 240.Probably about 20 discs total I don't know how long a certain disc will last in playing it's part.I'm prob going to have to do about 30...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-05-2008, 11:04 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,566
Posted By Donnie McCool
Well, finally got all my substrate in:,plywood...

Well, finally got all my substrate in:,plywood glued, backer-board down, blah-blah.Yeah, I know I'm slow.Overtime and workouts keep getting in the way. :devil: Am ready to put up my 6x6 tumbled...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-30-2008, 10:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,566
Posted By Donnie McCool
Does anyone have any ideas on this: "I've...

Does anyone have any ideas on this:


"I've dug around the liberry and there's quite a bit there about profiling,radiusing and polishing the granite.I'm deciding whether to buy a variable speed...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-29-2008, 01:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,566
Posted By Donnie McCool
whoa :sick: Sorry Adrina, Actually bbcamp...

whoa :sick:

Sorry Adrina, Actually bbcamp advised that! I get in trouble every time I do that! Ok 1/16th unsanded gap.

Thanks again for the good info on the imperfections in my granite.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-29-2008, 12:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,566
Posted By Donnie McCool
Granite-Girl had said that the grout width needs...

Granite-Girl had said that the grout width needs to be at least 1/8.What width is nominal?

I've dug around the liberry and there's quite a bit there about profiling,radiusing and polishing the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-28-2008, 11:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,566
Posted By Donnie McCool
Went to the Stone place Brad suggested...

Went to the Stone place Brad suggested yesterday.Their granite has about 1/2 the little imperfections that my Expo Design granite has, and for maybe a buck per sq ft more. After enough hassle I could...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-26-2008, 01:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,566
Posted By Donnie McCool
Brad, Actually I'm on night shift right...

Brad,

Actually I'm on night shift right now.I should be off in a couple of weeks max though.It's 3:30 P-12:00.

Donnie
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-26-2008, 01:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,566
Posted By Donnie McCool
sounds like a doer Brad. When you gonna come...

sounds like a doer Brad.

When you gonna come by and see the 2 "masterpieces"?I promise I won't beseige you for any advice on #3(well...maybe 1 or 2 questions!)Will even brew up some primo beans...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-26-2008, 12:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,566
Posted By Donnie McCool
Hey Brad, yeah it's raining like crazy on...

Hey Brad, yeah it's raining like crazy on Ridgewood!

I did check the Ditra out, looks like great stuff.

So you are saying that joints in the plywood are not that bad just so you offset them...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-26-2008, 12:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,566
Posted By Donnie McCool
Another question: I looked around the...

Another question:

I looked around the liberry and searched awhile but couldn't come up with anything definitive.

I have 3 counter tops, #1)Island,mostly for food preparation,and also a place...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-26-2008, 11:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,566
Posted By Donnie McCool
thanks Adrina, As I'm preparing the...

thanks Adrina,

As I'm preparing the substrate,I'm going with 2 layers of 3/4 plywood,1/4 Hardi board, then the stone on the counter tops.Do both layers of plywood need to be solid layers or can I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-24-2008, 10:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,566
Posted By Donnie McCool
Adriana, thanks for sharing your knowledge and...

Adriana, thanks for sharing your knowledge and expertise.Now that I know those places are part of the stone and not some type of corrosion I may decide to live with it and go ahead and install them.I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-23-2008, 07:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,566
Posted By Donnie McCool
Been good Brad!good to hear from you! ...

Been good Brad!good to hear from you!

So,good granite tile shouldn't have all these little corrosion-looking places that you can feel with your fingernail but should be smooth, clear and deep like...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-22-2008, 06:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,566
Posted By Donnie McCool
Still asking for opinions......

Still asking for opinions......
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-22-2008, 11:04 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,566
Posted By Donnie McCool
Appreciate the advice Bob and... GraniteGirl. If...

Appreciate the advice Bob and... GraniteGirl. If I can't figure out how to whack that paneling out I'll just throw some plywood and backerboard over it.I guess the thinnest of each I can find?

I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-21-2008, 04:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,566
Posted By Donnie McCool
Any ideas on this? Thanks, Donnie

Any ideas on this?

Thanks, Donnie
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-21-2008, 10:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,566
Posted By Donnie McCool
I can't get the camera to pick up the places on...

I can't get the camera to pick up the places on the granite .I work at Vought Aircraft and see corrosion on the aluminum wing panels in their raw state and this is exactly what it looks like.I'll try...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-20-2008, 01:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,566
Posted By Donnie McCool
hey Bob, What's actually there now on the...

hey Bob,

What's actually there now on the backsplash is painted, pine paneling.You know, the 70's era stuff. It's in great shape though with 1/2 deep grooves every foot or so.You think that would...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-20-2008, 11:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,566
Posted By Donnie McCool
Granite countertop/tumbled st/backsplash

Hello,

This is my 3rd DIY project and here I am again,seeking advice.As the title says, I am doing 3 granite tile c/t's and tumbled st. backsplash.I've done 2 big bathroom makeovers but only have...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-04-2007, 09:14 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,684
Posted By Donnie McCool
Good Morning, I am pulling off some linoleum...

Good Morning,

I am pulling off some linoleum off my bathroom floor that has been down about 4 years. I am going to tile the floor.Underneath is the concrete basement floor. Will the thinset adhere...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-13-2007, 07:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,684
Posted By Donnie McCool
Thanks Dan, That's the one I remember...

Thanks Dan,

That's the one I remember seeing.That's simple enough huh?

Donnie
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-13-2007, 05:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,684
Posted By Donnie McCool
This reply must be a mistake. :scratch: Donnie

This reply must be a mistake. :scratch:
Donnie
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-13-2007, 04:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,684
Posted By Donnie McCool
Square Shower Drain Strainer

Does anyone know where a 2-piece shower drain strainer can be had? The dimensions for the round part that attaches to the drain with 2 screws is 4.25" and the square piece that fits around the round...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-04-2007, 10:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,277
Posted By Donnie McCool
Thanks Mike, Yeah, I thought about...

Thanks Mike,

Yeah, I thought about that.Sorry bout that. I guess keeping any questions concerning the same project should be kept on the same thread no matter how diverse the subjects? You guys...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-04-2007, 09:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,277
Posted By Donnie McCool
Hardi Backer Shower ceiling?

I have a fairly short ceiling in my shower I am tiling. I am not going to tile the ceiling. Would 1/4 Hardi be an OK surface for the ceiling? I have extra left over and there's no need to buy...
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