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Forum: The Mud Box 09-30-2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 826
Posted By makethatkerdistick
I am all excited. My install will begin in two...

I am all excited. My install will begin in two weeks. Kynar finish galvalum. All as desired. Out of numerous companies, they were the ONLY one that followed through. Not that I have much of a choice....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-26-2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 429
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Yes, you can apply more epoxy on top of epoxy. It...

Yes, you can apply more epoxy on top of epoxy. It will adhere well.
Forum: The Mud Box 06-25-2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 603
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Thanks, CX. I think I'll give my city a call to...

Thanks, CX. I think I'll give my city a call to check.
The separation between flue and exterior is to ensure the independent ability of the flue to expand and contract, I think. Hence, they ought...
Forum: The Mud Box 06-24-2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 603
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Sigh. I decided to take off the top four layers...

Sigh. I decided to take off the top four layers of brick as I found the mortar in that area sufficiently degraded to almost sand. Part of the problem was the slight corbelling at the top which...
Forum: The Mud Box 06-23-2020, 10:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 603
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Thanks for the good tips, guys! I'll do this one...

Thanks for the good tips, guys! I'll do this one on the cheap, so will use one of my bigger trowels as a hawk. The pointing tool and the jointer are only $7 each at Lowe's. Supplies will run me less...
Forum: The Mud Box 06-22-2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 603
Posted By makethatkerdistick
repointing chimney

Yet another project I discovered while inspecting my house. Since I'll be getting a new roof soon, I am trying to repoint my brick chimney beforehand. The chimney is structurally sound but has...
Forum: The Mud Box 06-18-2020, 07:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By makethatkerdistick
The calcium chloride test is among my top ten...

The calcium chloride test is among my top ten favorite building tests. Only the lead test is more fun :D

I am not going to say anything and take away from their upgrade. Usually, people have...
Forum: The Mud Box 06-16-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Interesting. I suppose I learned something new...

Interesting. I suppose I learned something new then. I would assume their slab house has a proper vapor barrier between the soil and the concrete. The added benefit would then be to have no extra...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-15-2020, 09:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 235
Posted By makethatkerdistick
What CX said about Versabond is true for Flexbond...

What CX said about Versabond is true for Flexbond as well. My samples cured without air in a ziplock bag as well. Just in case you were wondering. :)
Forum: The Mud Box 06-15-2020, 04:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Gluing hardwood planks directly to slab?

Just learned that one of my colleagues is having hardwood floors installed directly to their slab on grade foundation. This just doesn't seem right to me, does it? I see no vapor retarder, just the...
Forum: The Mud Box 06-15-2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 835
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Sad thing for sure. I had to have my cat put down...

Sad thing for sure. I had to have my cat put down a few years back. Still miss her every day. She was a true companion. So sorry for your loss.
Forum: The Mud Box 06-15-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 826
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Must be a busy time for roofers. Of all the eight...

Must be a busy time for roofers. Of all the eight contractors I called I only ever got one response followed by an actual quote. Not sure what to think but I wonder if this is common?
...
Forum: The Mud Box 06-08-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 826
Posted By makethatkerdistick
I am pursuing a new approach. I identified a...

I am pursuing a new approach. I identified a supplier in the Dallas area (Sheffield Metals) that has the materials I want. I will ask them for local installers that use their products. Maybe that way...
Forum: The Mud Box 06-06-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 826
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Thanks all for your feedback. I enjoy listening...

Thanks all for your feedback. I enjoy listening to you while I learn and dig in.

I found this manufacturer's data sheet that clearly shows that nothing comes close to bright white. The SRI value...
Forum: The Mud Box 06-05-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 826
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Sigh! I interviewed my first roofing contractor....

Sigh! I interviewed my first roofing contractor. The person was nice and patiently addressed my questions. He seemed knowledgeable at first but then started making up stuff. I hate when people do...
Forum: The Mud Box 06-03-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 826
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Thanks for talking me out of this hare-brained...

Thanks for talking me out of this hare-brained idea. Points well taken!

$100+++ per roofing square? That's for material only, right?
Forum: The Mud Box 06-03-2020, 12:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 826
Posted By makethatkerdistick
A local supplier sells high-quality standing seam...

A local supplier sells high-quality standing seam panels to the general public. As you know, I have a propensity for taking on various projects as DIY.
There is some good advice on Youtube, and I...
Forum: The Mud Box 05-31-2020, 08:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 826
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Some good thoughts, Jim! CX, sorry for...

Some good thoughts, Jim!

CX, sorry for misinterpreting your comments. It was a hasty read and a hasty reply. I already see I've got lots of reading to do to learn about the different options like...
Forum: The Mud Box 05-31-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 826
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Thanks, CX. This is helpful information. I think...

Thanks, CX. This is helpful information. I think the pitch on my roof is about 5/12 or thereabouts.

Regarding the bright white, I am determined that I want that coating. For the full thermal...
Forum: The Mud Box 05-31-2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 826
Posted By makethatkerdistick
tips regarding metal roofing

A new project for my home seems in the offing. As my composite shingle roof is aging, I am considering a metal roof with reflective white coating as a replacement in the next couple of years.
Three...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-12-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,740
Posted By makethatkerdistick
The points the pros make are well understood! :) ...

The points the pros make are well understood! :)

However, it seems from a homeowner's perspective, us folks might be served best by sticking to the original formula. You get the actual proven...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-10-2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,740
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Just a DIY guy here. I found working with...

Just a DIY guy here. I found working with traditional Spectralock Pro premium easy enough. When washing, the excess grout re-emulsified readily.
If there are no savings or real substantial...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-29-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,469
Posted By makethatkerdistick
I wouldn't discount HD so quickly. Their...

I wouldn't discount HD so quickly. Their selection of plumbing items is quite impressive. Yes, there will be items where the local plumbing supply carries the higher-quality counterpart, no doubt....
Forum: The Mud Box 03-29-2020, 11:43 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,421
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Fragility is the key word here for sure, Justin....

Fragility is the key word here for sure, Justin. Reminds me why I like to build stuff with my hands. At least, that gives me the (perhaps erroneous yet comforting) feeling of safety by creating...
Forum: The Mud Box 03-28-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,421
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...
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