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Forum: The Mud Box 05-22-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,500
Posted By esobocinski
Maybe you're interested in something like Leviton...

Maybe you're interested in something like Leviton LevNet RF? There's a full line of gadgets at the link below, but you'd probably only be interested in the Line-Voltage Receivers (one at each light)...
Forum: The Mud Box 12-16-2012, 09:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 550
Posted By esobocinski
It depends a lot on what upset them. If someone...

It depends a lot on what upset them. If someone takes something I say as an insult or attack, I usually go to profuse apology. Yes, I usually think that what I said was trivially minor, but they...
Forum: Computer Training 12-14-2010, 11:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,545
Posted By esobocinski
Talking You can usually tell for trustworthy sources by...

You can usually tell for trustworthy sources by looking at the header (and doing a secondary lookup if it's a .com/.net/.org), but jsigned is right that the names are usually based on company or...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-19-2009, 08:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,979
Posted By esobocinski
How does the in-out alignment of the offending...

How does the in-out alignment of the offending stud compare to the studs around it? If it's close, you could sister a couple of one-by's to the sides of that stud and make the surfaces of those...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-19-2009, 07:38 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 11,722
Posted By esobocinski
Hi NS. When you make that junction between...

Hi NS.

When you make that junction between the old aluminum wire and the new copper, abrade the surface of the aluminum wire with some scrubbing with a wire brush or sandpaper to remove the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-28-2008, 09:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,184
Posted By esobocinski
What is around the corner to the left of your...

What is around the corner to the left of your bullnose in the picture? Is it reasonable to shim out the lower part of the drywall at that point and/or build it up with drywall mud and then redo the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-28-2008, 09:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,546
Posted By esobocinski
I think that I'd lay something down for a...

I think that I'd lay something down for a refrigerator even if the floor had been installed for years. Your kitchen floor probably won't ever see a stress worse than a refrigerator wheel during a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-28-2008, 09:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,432
Posted By esobocinski
Bump. I don't know enough about SLC problems to...

Bump. I don't know enough about SLC problems to answer this.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-28-2008, 09:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,045
Posted By esobocinski
Liquidtight flex in the 1/2" and 3/4" sizes...

Liquidtight flex in the 1/2" and 3/4" sizes likely to be used in a home are usually rated for concrete encasement, but not all of it is. Look for "direct burial" or "dir bur" markings on the sleeve,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-24-2008, 07:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,432
Posted By esobocinski
Glad I could help. I agree that with 2x2, it...

Glad I could help. I agree that with 2x2, it won't be noticeable. Let us know how things turn out..
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-20-2008, 04:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,217
Posted By esobocinski
I'm leaving advice on the method to the experts...

I'm leaving advice on the method to the experts (though it looks ok to me). I assume that you plan to put up some sort of tile afterward, though you haven't said so. If so, why not tile the window...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-18-2008, 12:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,269
Posted By esobocinski
I don't know what exactly it might do. How it...

I don't know what exactly it might do. How it fails probably depends on the specific thinset additives. I'm sure the experts around here can tell you based on apprentice mistakes. :cry: I know...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-18-2008, 10:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,605
Posted By esobocinski
Joe, why do you want to use Redgard or Ditra at...

Joe, why do you want to use Redgard or Ditra at all? It seems to me that if the patio surface and subsoil are both already exposed to frequent water, there isn't any point in moisture-separating...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-18-2008, 09:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,269
Posted By esobocinski
What's the most thickness that you need to add? ...

What's the most thickness that you need to add? If it's less than 1/4", you might just want to use thinset. Thoroughly dampen the deck mud first so that it doesn't suck all the moisture out of the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-18-2008, 08:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,630
Posted By esobocinski
I know NYC has funny rules too about contracters...

I know NYC has funny rules too about contracters and permits and DIY work. Since I'm not there, I wouldn't know where to start about which of those rules are important.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-18-2008, 08:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 15,093
Posted By esobocinski
brer (you have first name?), i wouldn't panic...

brer (you have first name?), i wouldn't panic about patchy grout color just yet. Moisture differences will give you different shades of the same grout color. If the "white" patches are spreading as...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-18-2008, 08:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,950
Posted By esobocinski
Read enough threads around here and you'll see...

Read enough threads around here and you'll see that there are lots of reasons why the thinset might not have adhered to the tile (or popped free). I'll leave that diagnosis to experts. The grout is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-18-2008, 07:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,432
Posted By esobocinski
Functionally, an off-center drain isn't a...

Functionally, an off-center drain isn't a problem. Having a slightly different slope on opposite sides of the drain will be completely trivial. Since your shower isn't square, you'll already have...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-15-2008, 10:15 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,105
Posted By esobocinski
What Brian said. Do you have a vapor barrier...

What Brian said.

Do you have a vapor barrier (probably 4 mil or 6 mil plastic) behind the Durock? If so, then you can't Redgard or you'll get a mold-friendly "moisture sandwich" (search on that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-15-2008, 09:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,630
Posted By esobocinski
I think you're correct almost all the way down...

I think you're correct almost all the way down the line. Your job is crap. The unfixed areas will continue to collapse.

The one exception: Whether or not you have a professional redo it or try...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-14-2008, 08:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,295
Posted By esobocinski
Well, if it's a kiln-dried oak tree, I think...

Well, if it's a kiln-dried oak tree, I think that'd work fine. :rolleyes:

I was thinking 2x3's along one side at top and bottom, which would leave 2-1/4 inches between them (7.25 - 2 x 2.5). ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-14-2008, 07:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,371
Posted By esobocinski
The doc opened fine for me, so Art is the one...

The doc opened fine for me, so Art is the one with the problem. :D

So, let me make sure I understand: Even though the red lines appear to be different lengths, they all represent 8' spans (or...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-14-2008, 06:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,139
Posted By esobocinski
Eric, the purpose of the 1-1/4" or greater...

Eric, the purpose of the 1-1/4" or greater thickness is just strength. Deck mud is kinda brittle, so it gets weak if it gets too thin.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-11-2008, 02:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,295
Posted By esobocinski
If he can sister two 2x3's or 2x4's to both the...

If he can sister two 2x3's or 2x4's to both the top and bottom of the joist, it'd be almost twice as strong as two 2x4's at only the bottom, even if that means that you occasionally need to notch the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-11-2008, 08:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,893
Posted By esobocinski
I've got a Broan and I'm very happy. It has an...

I've got a Broan and I'm very happy. It has an unpleasantly contorted 6' exhaust run, so like Colin I have back pressure and I hear it in a quiet house, but it's a quiet whoosh instead of a motor...
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