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Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 06-22-2008, 04:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,802
Posted By Leigh
Thanks all. We have also wondered about the...

Thanks all.

We have also wondered about the construction of the shower. I'm just hoping that while the previous owners failed miserably at the craftsmanship, they did the underlying construction...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 06-21-2008, 06:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,802
Posted By Leigh
Right now the tiles in the base of the shower...

Right now the tiles in the base of the shower look kind of hazy when dry, almost dry looking, if that makes sense. Thought it was soap haze but I've scrubbed and scrubbed and only the first scrub...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 06-20-2008, 03:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,802
Posted By Leigh
Yes, I feel kind of like a poster child. Moral of...

Yes, I feel kind of like a poster child. Moral of the story is don't let your tired, really ill husband buy a house in another state without seeing anything but a couple of videos and a realtor...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 06-20-2008, 08:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,802
Posted By Leigh
Slate everywhere! Maintenance?

Just bought a house last August. Slate everywhere. Kitchen, 4 bath/powder room floors, entryway, 2 bathtub/shower surrounds, jacuzzi surround, and yes, the master shower base and walls. Hard to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-30-2004, 07:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,324
Posted By Leigh
The counter was just finished and sealed so the...

The counter was just finished and sealed so the sealing was new. I am assuming that after the mineral spirits/acetone, I will need to reseal?

I'll try the tape method. My husband said he tried it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-29-2004, 05:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,324
Posted By Leigh
Thanks for the advice. More questions... Do...

Thanks for the advice. More questions...

Do I need to get ALL the caulk out before I re-caulk?
If I don't get it all out, will the new caulk stick to the old? (Will the caulk remain gooey or will...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-28-2004, 12:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,324
Posted By Leigh
Siliconized caulk removal

He meant well--my husband that is. While I was out of town, he thought he would caulk the backsplash/counter in the new bath. We had 2 colors and he grabbed the wrong one.

The tiles are 2x2's set...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-10-2004, 03:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,753
Posted By Leigh
Oh, thaaat lath! For some reason it wasn't...

Oh, thaaat lath! For some reason it wasn't ringing a bell. Thanks. I'll keep it in mind if I "go for it". My guess is we won't now but I would still like a tub later.

Actually, a week ago, I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-09-2004, 12:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,753
Posted By Leigh
Hi Rob. Just cat, gerbil and ice country here. No...

Hi Rob. Just cat, gerbil and ice country here. No horses near by.

I like neat tricks but I don't understand about the lath. What kind of lath are you talking about?

Just figured the Laticrete...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-07-2004, 09:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,753
Posted By Leigh
Thanks for the info. I'll think on it awhile...

Thanks for the info. I'll think on it awhile while I finish up some other things.:D
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-06-2004, 09:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,753
Posted By Leigh
Thanks John. The cork is already settled on and...

Thanks John. The cork is already settled on and purchased so that can't change. I've put down what I consider oodles of cork and have found that on the couple of occasions that I made mistakes that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-06-2004, 07:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,753
Posted By Leigh
Soaking tub over cork?

New construction. Shower tiled. Counters tiled. Tub roughed-in to put in at a later date mostly for resale. Floor was originally set up for tile and tub so I know I'm ok for support. Getting ready to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-13-2004, 07:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,246
Posted By Leigh
Thanks Scooter, I thought about putting it...

Thanks Scooter, I thought about putting it directly on the wall but this tile doesn't come with a quarter round so I am going to put wood up there and I need that extra bit of thickness for my wood...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-13-2004, 03:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,246
Posted By Leigh
Embed CBU for backsplash?

Bath Counters. Planning to put some 2x2 up as a backsplash. About 4.5 inches high. I have 1/4" hardibacker cut (man, I hate this stuff--so fragile). Going over painted drywall. Do I embed it in...
Forum: The Mud Box 11-29-2003, 07:39 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,508
Posted By Leigh
Sonnie thanks for all the details. We were going...

Sonnie thanks for all the details. We were going to fry it this Thanksgiving but all three of my kids and my husband came down with that "vomitting" virus. 24 hours and then a relapse 3-5 days later....
Forum: The Mud Box 11-28-2003, 08:49 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,508
Posted By Leigh
You mean we shouldn't do this on our screened-in...

You mean we shouldn't do this on our screened-in porch? ;)

We actually use the burner with a humongous wok in the driveway--away from all burnables. Can't believe some the ways people have tried...
Forum: The Mud Box 11-28-2003, 05:10 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,508
Posted By Leigh
Hey John, been good. Still finishing up this...

Hey John, been good. Still finishing up this house. Think I'm done with tile projects for a while but I missed you all so figured I would just check in to see what you all are up to. Funny, you all...
Forum: The Mud Box 11-28-2003, 04:56 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,508
Posted By Leigh
Well, I'm glad I asked. At the rate you all were...

Well, I'm glad I asked. At the rate you all were going it might have been Valentines day before you finished up that recipe.;)

Ok, you all can go back to whatever you were discussing if you want....
Forum: The Mud Box 11-28-2003, 11:59 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,508
Posted By Leigh
You mean I just waded through 3 pages about,...

You mean I just waded through 3 pages about, well, about too many things only to find that there was not an end to that recipe??? What happened to truth in advertising? Did anyone notice that the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-01-2003, 07:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,485
Posted By Leigh
Thanks for the reassurance Rob. Stuck the thinset...

Thanks for the reassurance Rob. Stuck the thinset on there yesterday and will cover with the waterproofer. Felt sturdy this morning. Sure am glad you all are here, Leigh.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-30-2003, 09:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,485
Posted By Leigh
Trimmed it all out nice and neat and low and...

Trimmed it all out nice and neat and low and behold, there IS a seam there so I figured, I would try to get some waterproofer in there but maybe I'll start with a bit of thinset and fiberglass tape...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-27-2003, 06:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,485
Posted By Leigh
Thought maybe the thinset would stick since it...

Thought maybe the thinset would stick since it seemed that the stuff on the outside of the Wedi is cement based but figured I better ask.

Gonna be hard to get the waterproofer in there. Kind of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-27-2003, 10:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,485
Posted By Leigh
Wedi/tile removal

Plugging away on my shower--still.

The walls are wedi. Joints taped and then thin set applied. The Laticrete Floor and Wall watertight and meshy stuff applied. Then, I chipped a tile that was in...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-23-2003, 12:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,842
Posted By Leigh
Thanks Sonnie. I figured someone whould bring up...

Thanks Sonnie. I figured someone whould bring up that old "working late tonight". I know where he is and if I was really ambitious, I could pull up images of him working at the office on the company...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-23-2003, 12:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,842
Posted By Leigh
Next time I do a floor, I'm gonna get some yellow...

Next time I do a floor, I'm gonna get some yellow caution tape, or maybe an electric fence? Actually, part my fault. My husband hadn't been home from work until really late for quite a few nights and...
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