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Forum: The Mud Box Yesterday, 03:19 PM
Replies: 63
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Posted By makethatkerdistick
Death rate is only one thing, and even if it is...

Death rate is only one thing, and even if it is lower than the dreaded 2-3% (which one can only hope), it is still a disaster.

Among the selection of preliminary findings people will often pick...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-25-2020, 04:44 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,939
Posted By makethatkerdistick
2018 UPC 605.1.4 lists reaming as one of the...

2018 UPC 605.1.4 lists reaming as one of the required steps for soldered copper joints.

My plumber at the time was in his fifties. He was probably just too lazy to ream. He's not allowed to enter...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-24-2020, 08:37 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,939
Posted By makethatkerdistick
I'll have to let this one go. Just got so mad...

I'll have to let this one go. Just got so mad looking at the job I paid for when I didn't know better.

Yes, the drywall screws are good enough. Just not something I'd use if I charged a customer...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-24-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,939
Posted By makethatkerdistick
I think I am losing faith in humanity. :confused:...

I think I am losing faith in humanity. :confused:

As I am capping off all abandoned water lines I was also removing the copper line to the fridge a plumber had installed seven years ago. He had...
Forum: The Mud Box 03-21-2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,748
Posted By makethatkerdistick
My Lowe's has better check-out terminals. You...

My Lowe's has better check-out terminals. You don't have to pick up the hand scanner.
At least, Home Depot has created generous leave policies for their employees. I'd hope that will discourage...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-20-2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,122
Posted By makethatkerdistick
If it's that expensive, I really don't see the...

If it's that expensive, I really don't see the benefit over the traditional two-part epoxy or the existing one-part grouts. :scratch:
A lot of these products are driven by convenience. It's not...
Forum: The Mud Box 03-13-2020, 08:16 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,748
Posted By makethatkerdistick
At my local big box stores, they're out of dust...

At my local big box stores, they're out of dust masks. I was doing some work involving harmful dust (sawdust, insulation, drilling into brick etc.) and was glad that I had a few masks left in my own...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-06-2020, 10:06 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,580
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Are you trying to save a few dollars by looking...

Are you trying to save a few dollars by looking into these knock-off drains? I understand the sentiment but think that saving on the drain would be ill advised. Whatever you decide to use for water...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-04-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,580
Posted By makethatkerdistick
The Kerdi is approved for submerged applications,...

The Kerdi is approved for submerged applications, just not with the regular thinset application. In Europe, Schluter markets a product called "Kerdi-Coll." That in conjunction with perhaps more...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-04-2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,939
Posted By makethatkerdistick
I finally did make my connection at the meter. I...

I finally did make my connection at the meter. I was very nervous but everything worked out great. The PEX to copper has no leaks and everything works as intended. I still got to hook up two out of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-01-2020, 09:13 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,939
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Stressful weekend! I dug 40 feet of trench to a...

Stressful weekend! I dug 40 feet of trench to a depth of 20 inches. I thought going a bit beyond code minimum might be prudent. Wow, what a painful undertaking it was! Cut through parts of a French...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-27-2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,939
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Got some dark burn marks for CX to lighten his...

Got some dark burn marks for CX to lighten his day! :)

I decided to get the 12 inch long-stem freeze-proof Arrowhead sillcock. I wrapped it in white vinyl tape to protect it from scratching the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-26-2020, 08:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,026
Posted By makethatkerdistick
What you have is, to quote a doyen of the forum,...

What you have is, to quote a doyen of the forum, a piss-poor tile installation.
So sorry for you! The good news is that this can be removed and reset without harming the water proofing below. You...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-24-2020, 09:09 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,939
Posted By makethatkerdistick
My son can deem himself lucky that he's only...

My son can deem himself lucky that he's only five. No digging duty for him yet. And CX, approximations have so far defined my life. If that brings with it the title of a sissy, I will proudly wear...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-23-2020, 10:07 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,939
Posted By makethatkerdistick
There are some burn marks where I couldn't get...

There are some burn marks where I couldn't get the protective blanket tucked underneath. The fiber blanket now has a few holes burnt in it. :suspect:
Speaking of fatigue: I am getting tired of this...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-23-2020, 08:43 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,939
Posted By makethatkerdistick
CX, let's hope you're right. I am still...

CX, let's hope you're right. I am still confounded by that phenomenon!

I've been running new supply lines to the master bath. They will ultimately connect inside the vanity with the existing lines...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-22-2020, 08:24 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 17,363
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Rich, I hope I'd be wrong as I really think their...

Rich, I hope I'd be wrong as I really think their products are generally of great quality. Communication with them has always been great, but I am generally distrustful when it comes to warranties...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-22-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,939
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Shawn, good information. Thanks! Still planning...

Shawn, good information. Thanks! Still planning on PVC conduit because ..... hmm ... it doesn't cost much, and somewhere in my mind the idea exists that I could just pull in a new main service line...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-21-2020, 10:33 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,939
Posted By makethatkerdistick
I was using my Bosch reciprocating saw today to...

I was using my Bosch reciprocating saw today to remove a piece of blocking inside a wall cavity in order to create a path for the new water lines to the master shower, and a strange thing happened:
...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-21-2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 17,363
Posted By makethatkerdistick
I really like Isaac's channel. He's creative and...

I really like Isaac's channel. He's creative and doesn't take the industry spiel as gospel. He's really probing the weak spots in Schluter's design. Isaac is also a member here, but I haven't seen a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-20-2020, 08:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 663
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Not sure if it's relevant for your situation but...

Not sure if it's relevant for your situation but most piping also has a derating factor when dealing with hot water. Let's say you have a certain flow speed of x feet per second inside a certain...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-20-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 663
Posted By makethatkerdistick
The 1 in supply seems like the way to go to cure...

The 1 in supply seems like the way to go to cure your problem once and for all. While you're at it: Maybe this is a good time to consider replacing parts (or perhaps all) of your CPVC plumbing? CPVC...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-14-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,939
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Regardless how deep I'll dig, I will put this PEX...

Regardless how deep I'll dig, I will put this PEX tubing in a PVC conduit for sure. There will be some protection.

Or I could do it redneck style, just a garden hose run across the lawn and no...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-14-2020, 09:59 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,939
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Thanks, CX. Good tips! I had called 811...

Thanks, CX. Good tips! I had called 811 previously and know for sure that the gas line runs elsewhere (they marked it at the time). I'll call them again just to cover my butt.

Sewer lines exits...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-13-2020, 08:48 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,939
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Jim, I am making only two PEX expansion...

Jim, I am making only two PEX expansion connections, one in the house and one at the meter. No need to pace myself, fortunately.

Speaking of pacing myself, I had to request a replacement brass...
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