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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-13-2006, 11:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,048
Posted By ArtKilinski
Thanks for the replies! I'm thinking the...

Thanks for the replies!

I'm thinking the usual high gloss granite is not the best for outdoors without regular maintenance. I'm open to other finishes on granite.

Porcelain seems to have a good...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-12-2006, 05:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,048
Posted By ArtKilinski
Granite countertop for outdoor bbq island?

I'm in the early planning stages of having an outdoor bbq island built. My first choice for countertop is porcelain tile.

My island might not have any cover (maybe I'll have an umbrella or have an...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-12-2006, 05:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,400
Posted By ArtKilinski
I used anchors at my last house. My American...

I used anchors at my last house. My American Standard Williamsburg towel bars came with drywall anchors that are self tapping. They work really well unless you're trying to put them through a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-12-2006, 05:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,531
Posted By ArtKilinski
What if you have small cracks and caulk over them...

What if you have small cracks and caulk over them with a sanded caulk? Any downside to doing this? Or what if you caulk over the grout before you use the shower?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-21-2006, 06:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,563
Posted By ArtKilinski
I've been pondering the same issue. We havea...

I've been pondering the same issue.

We havea HUGE master bath with separate tub and shower that we'll eventually remodel.

We have an upstairs and a downstairs bath, each with a tub and a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-15-2006, 05:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,158
Posted By ArtKilinski
I know all about leaking windows. It's...

I know all about leaking windows.

It's possible that your windows (like mine) weren't installed properly when the house was built. This could mean: improper or no flashing, incorrect caulking, and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-14-2006, 01:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,333
Posted By ArtKilinski
What's the difference between using felt and...

What's the difference between using felt and Tyvek? Are both equally effective and there's simply a cost difference?

When you say allow for ventilation for water not getting trapped, how do you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-13-2006, 11:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,333
Posted By ArtKilinski
I'm not a construction expert, but I was thinking...

I'm not a construction expert, but I was thinking of how houses in my area are built. Wood framing, plywood over that, Tyvek wrap over that. Then maybe add backer board and tile over that? Or is that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-13-2006, 06:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,333
Posted By ArtKilinski
BBQ island renovation in the backyard

Hi everyone. Haven't posted in a while.

I bought my house in 2004. The previous owner had an island built with a Turbo drop in gas grill (propane). They didn't do a very good job on the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-22-2004, 02:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 863
Posted By ArtKilinski
Help me with my leaky window(s)

Hi everyone. I just bought an 11 year old house with aluminum double pane windows. One of the windows upstairs is a Simonton 1100 series that was installed after the house was built. It was installed...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-13-2003, 11:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,970
Posted By ArtKilinski
I don't know why I have such bad luck finding...

I don't know why I have such bad luck finding contractors. I pay on time, I'm easy to work with, I do my homework...

During my tile fiasco last year I had an appointment setup with an estimator....
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-11-2003, 09:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,970
Posted By ArtKilinski
So I called about 8 contractors from the yellow...

So I called about 8 contractors from the yellow pages, left messages and in some cases talked to someone. NOBODY has called me back. Worse than the tile guys in my area.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-07-2003, 10:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,970
Posted By ArtKilinski
I got a ton of numbers from the yellow pages and...

I got a ton of numbers from the yellow pages and I'm gonna ask around at work for recommendations as well.

I don't have time to do any of the work myself...I'd rather drink a beer or 6 and watch...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-06-2003, 10:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,970
Posted By ArtKilinski
Educate me on concrete/recommend Bay Area concrete guys

I have an area on the side of my house (approx 6 feet wide and 20 feet long) that is just dirt. I want it paved over with concrete...nothing fancy...I want to put a shed or some sort of storage unit...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-01-2003, 12:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,536
Posted By ArtKilinski
I solved my problem. Took apart the cartridge and...

I solved my problem. Took apart the cartridge and found a little solid mass...either a pebble, mineral deposit, or piece of solder that was almost the exact diameter of one of the hot water holes in...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-24-2003, 11:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,536
Posted By ArtKilinski
Stops! Duh! I should have known. As for my...

Stops! Duh! I should have known.

As for my "other" name...long story that is completely unrelated to home improvement projects...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-20-2003, 03:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,536
Posted By ArtKilinski
Whoops. I used my user name from a different...

Whoops. I used my user name from a different forum for the above post. Sorry!
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-19-2003, 09:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,536
Posted By ArtKilinski
I'll try it again in the morning. If it's low...

I'll try it again in the morning. If it's low again, I might remove the cartridge and see if there's anything funky going on.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-19-2003, 02:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,536
Posted By ArtKilinski
The temperature is fine. Even at a lower flow...

The temperature is fine. Even at a lower flow it's still hot.

My wife took a shower in the master shower and the pressure was fine today. Argh!!!
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-19-2003, 10:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,536
Posted By ArtKilinski
The guest bath on the other side of the wall has...

The guest bath on the other side of the wall has normal pressure for the hot water. Took a shower in it this morning to test it out.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-18-2003, 05:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,536
Posted By ArtKilinski
Why do I have low hot water pressure in my shower?

Over the last 3 days the hot water pressure in my master bath has dropped. I have a new American Standard Williamsburg valve in the shower that was installed around October of 2002.

On monday the...
Forum: The Mud Box 04-16-2003, 09:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,381
Posted By ArtKilinski
Thanks for the responses. As for mudslides,...

Thanks for the responses. As for mudslides, sounds like you need a retaining wall of some sort ;)
Forum: The Mud Box 04-16-2003, 04:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,381
Posted By ArtKilinski
Everyone's favorite topic: toilet bowl cleaners!

So, lots of good advice on this forum about tile cleaning and maintenance.

So I have my 2 new bathrooms with 2 new toilets. I used to clean my toilet bowls with one of those toilet bowl scrub...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-25-2003, 04:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,811
Posted By ArtKilinski
Consumer Reports had an issue a few months back...

Consumer Reports had an issue a few months back regarding your question. Their conclusion was that kitchens and bathrooms add the most to the resale value but it's not as much as everyone thinks. I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-20-2003, 01:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,061
Posted By ArtKilinski
http://www.aquamix.com/sscwb.htm Aquamix...

http://www.aquamix.com/sscwb.htm

Aquamix makes Stone Sealers Choice Water based which works very well on granite. I used it on my vanity countertop which is granit.
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