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Forum: The Mud Box 08-09-2013, 05:28 PM
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Posted By mrbreakit
CX, it is two post up and obviously yours since...

CX, it is two post up and obviously yours since you are the most common source of criticism on this forum.

CX, please change your permanent signature line to a first name for us to use.
Forum: The Mud Box 08-09-2013, 03:14 PM
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Posted By mrbreakit
True, but I hear there are many retirees here....

True, but I hear there are many retirees here. But for the younger folks...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Honeymooners or for more enlightened reading...
Forum: The Mud Box 08-09-2013, 01:16 PM
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Posted By mrbreakit
Friday Jokes

Friday Jokes
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-07-2013, 02:21 PM
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Views: 1,586
Posted By mrbreakit
Ardex Dealers Chicago Area?

Who are the Ardex dealers in the north Chicago suburbs?
Their website has no information on who sells Ardex products.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-06-2013, 08:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,219
Posted By mrbreakit
Hand set the pebbles with 317. Tan gray black,...

Hand set the pebbles with 317. Tan gray black, tan, gray, black, tan, gray black.... I was babbling incoherently by the end of the day.

These are fake pebbles. They appear to be some type of clay...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-02-2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,219
Posted By mrbreakit
Ran the pebbles through the dishwasher (with...

Ran the pebbles through the dishwasher (with approval of the Direktor of Decorating) and that got rid of the glue.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-01-2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,219
Posted By mrbreakit
Never tried their coffee. It looks kind of scary....

Never tried their coffee. It looks kind of scary. They also said heating mats have to go on top of Ditra with 254.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-31-2013, 03:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,219
Posted By mrbreakit
Someone here advised putting a sheet in a bucket...

Someone here advised putting a sheet in a bucket of water and if the tiles fall off, they could be troublesome, but every mesh I've seen comes off with water exposure. The pebbles that were holding...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-30-2013, 09:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,219
Posted By mrbreakit
OK, floor is out. Took about 20 minutes with a...

OK, floor is out. Took about 20 minutes with a putty knife.
Thanks for all the advice!
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-30-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,219
Posted By mrbreakit
BTW, the box has a good Chinese-English warning....

BTW, the box has a good Chinese-English warning. These are Banti Orient from China distributed thru a French company:

Dear tile layers: thanks to control the product.
We don't accept any...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-30-2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,219
Posted By mrbreakit
How much did you build it up? About 3/4" at...

How much did you build it up?
About 3/4" at the far end.
255: "Excellent medium bed performance, 3/4" thick without shrinkage."

How stiff was your thinset?
About like peanut butter. 255 is a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-30-2013, 07:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,219
Posted By mrbreakit
Pebble Floor Issue

I'm having a problem similar to Bobbie (thread http://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=107711) with the same type of Kerdi construction. Theses are flat bottom man-made pebbles glued to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-23-2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 789
Posted By mrbreakit
That valve looks pretty old. Maybe replace it...

That valve looks pretty old. Maybe replace it with a modern pressure balanced anti-scald unit with a bigger trim plate. No more wild dancing if you are in the shower and someone flushes a toilet. I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-23-2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,475
Posted By mrbreakit
Often the thinset bag states the pot life. Some...

Often the thinset bag states the pot life. Some of the Laticrete is around 4 hours, but I try to only mix enough to use in 2 hours. After a while you get an eye for how much to make.

Correct me...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-12-2013, 07:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,040
Posted By mrbreakit
Stir up the bag of grout while it is dry in the...

Stir up the bag of grout while it is dry in the bag in case it has settled or separated.
Scrub the heck out of the original grout lines.
Mix up a small batch and put it on the half-tile grout lines...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-12-2013, 07:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,341
Posted By mrbreakit
She voted for #2; none in the shower, so that...

She voted for #2; none in the shower, so that will be the plan. It is the most painless way and the easiest to keep clean. Tile will be to the ceiling in the shower. That will leaves me with about a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-12-2013, 01:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,341
Posted By mrbreakit
Listello across shower valves

This is a 32x60 tub to shower conversion using the Schluter system. My listello field (marble pencil/glass-stone mosaic/marble pencil) could go across a couple of shower valves. The pencil is regular...
Forum: The Mud Box 06-10-2013, 01:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,944
Posted By mrbreakit
I've taken apart old plumbing and once is a while...

I've taken apart old plumbing and once is a while you find an improperly cleaned joint that had maybe a 1/8" of an inch of solder holding for 20+ years. As long as you have enough air chambers to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-10-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,506
Posted By mrbreakit
How I sealed my Moen Exacttemp plaster ground...

How I sealed my Moen Exacttemp plaster ground with polyurethane caulk. Might be overkill since the Moen trim will have a strip of foam rubber.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-07-2013, 10:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,728
Posted By mrbreakit
I can't seem to please you! LOL Sorry about the...

I can't seem to please you! LOL
Sorry about the confustion.

I'll have to sneak over to a neighbor's house and take a pic.

Not a project yet, but maybe someday.

It's kind of like PL100...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-07-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,443
Posted By mrbreakit
Pretty common around here for tract home builders...

Pretty common around here for tract home builders to double what a normal contractor would charge for options. It makes sense because the builder is the middleman who has taken on the burden of being...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-07-2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,506
Posted By mrbreakit
On the Moen Exacttemp valve the installation...

On the Moen Exacttemp valve the installation illustrations show the plaster ground is left in place. http://www.moen.com/shared/docs/product-specifications/s3371sp.pdf
Same with Moentrol valves...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-07-2013, 09:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,728
Posted By mrbreakit
Sorry about the confustion. Without at least a...

Sorry about the confustion.
Without at least a photo of what you're looking at it's not gonna be possible for us to even guess how the pavers in question might have been installed. And even then we...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-06-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,728
Posted By mrbreakit
Concrete Pavers on Concrete Porch

I don't mean to intrude on this thread, but I'm curious about a similar situation.

Several people in our neighborhood have covered their concrete porches, stoops, and steps with concrete paver...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-06-2013, 12:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,506
Posted By mrbreakit
I just did this install. Schluter does not (yet)...

I just did this install. Schluter does not (yet) make a seal to fit this. My Moen valve had a round gray plastic "plaster ring" that I left in place. I cut the drywall and Kerdi as close as I could...
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