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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-03-2006, 03:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,491
Posted By Rob, P.E.
Actually, Drylok comes in latex, oil, and an...

Actually, Drylok comes in latex, oil, and an epoxy base. The penetrants in it make it especially problematic as one needs to scarify pretty deeply or blast with a very coarse media to ensure bond. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-13-2006, 08:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,323
Posted By Rob, P.E.
I've always used a contour gauge, which is an...

I've always used a contour gauge, which is an assembly of small pins bound together with a central hold - a common tool for woodworkers. Simply align the pins and press them against the contour. The...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-13-2006, 08:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,209
Posted By Rob, P.E.
csalyers, You might find it more beneficial...

csalyers,

You might find it more beneficial to search a little before posting. A VERY Ditra/Schluter friendly site here with gobs of fantastic information and tips for using/installing Ditra. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-13-2006, 08:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,119
Posted By Rob, P.E.
Actually, from an engineering perspective it...

Actually, from an engineering perspective it does. First, span is centerline-to-centerline of the bearing, not end-to-end of joist, or outside-to-outside of the plates/beam width for purposes of 2-D...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-07-2006, 09:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,091
Posted By Rob, P.E.
Yeah, that pedestal looks pretty status quo,...

Yeah, that pedestal looks pretty status quo, especially in the higher-end pedestals (I've got several in the new house). Your plumber has a point to a degree since today plumber's rough-out vanity...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-07-2006, 08:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,543
Posted By Rob, P.E.
Willy, Definitely have a concrete repair...

Willy,

Definitely have a concrete repair specialist look at your cracking. A proper epoxy repair will actually be stronger than the typical concrete used in residential construction. However, if...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-07-2006, 08:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,756
Posted By Rob, P.E.
I too have done work for Wally's, but on the end...

I too have done work for Wally's, but on the end of new construction. They like to purchase and build on less-than-desirable sites (Brownsfields, swamp lands, unengineered fills). Anyway, what...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-31-2006, 10:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,134
Posted By Rob, P.E.
Malcolm, Sounds like your bay framing might...

Malcolm,

Sounds like your bay framing might have actually pulled away from its header beam (that triple thick transverse) causing the 1/2" drop. Can you see the framing below to verify its...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-31-2006, 10:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 778
Posted By Rob, P.E.
Well, by very nature the sealer and water aren't...

Well, by very nature the sealer and water aren't friends. Most foams also cannot tolerate harsh cleaners either. I have used Aquamix products before but have never had a situation where I needed to...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-31-2006, 10:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,729
Posted By Rob, P.E.
For the record, fiberglass backing won't make...

For the record, fiberglass backing won't make much difference. The resin is susceptible to heat. Even see what happens when the exhaust manifold of a BBC inboard gets a little too close (3" from...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-31-2006, 10:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 778
Posted By Rob, P.E.
I believe the old painter's trick would work for...

I believe the old painter's trick would work for you since I understand that sealer needs exposure to ambient air to dry. So, load them with sealer and then wrap them tightly in plastic wrap (like...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-30-2006, 10:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,453
Posted By Rob, P.E.
Rory, OK, before you commit to ANYTHING, you...

Rory,

OK, before you commit to ANYTHING, you need to get yourself a independent structural engineer, experienced in residential/light construction to look your home over. Better yet if you can...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-30-2006, 06:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,453
Posted By Rob, P.E.
Now these are the problems I like. Before...

Now these are the problems I like.

Before going whole-hog on leveling, especially jacks, first determine if you've really got a settlement issue worthy of such repairs. It takes very little...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-27-2006, 11:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,647
Posted By Rob, P.E.
Hey Jeff, we'll we're sort of neighbors... My...

Hey Jeff, we'll we're sort of neighbors... My office is in Cherry Hill. :nya:

Camden County inspectors are random, to say the least...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-27-2006, 11:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,647
Posted By Rob, P.E.
Jeff, Sounds like you DON'T live in...

Jeff,

Sounds like you DON'T live in Gloucester or Burlington Counties... Maybe Salem or Cumberland? :shades:

What's worse than a pro not getting a permit? An engineer or architect in the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-26-2006, 09:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,647
Posted By Rob, P.E.
General rule of thumb most jurisdictions use: if...

General rule of thumb most jurisdictions use: if plumbing is impacted beyond a threaded joint, you need a permit (this is right out of the note's for the inspectors' classes).
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-26-2006, 09:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,979
Posted By Rob, P.E.
Yeah, I had planned to pick up some Versabond...

Yeah, I had planned to pick up some Versabond this weekend at HD in preparation of laying my Ditra and they were completely out. Completely out of ALL thinset products, half of their tile offerings,...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-26-2006, 09:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,012
Posted By Rob, P.E.
Kelley, Tambran is also known as Bahama...

Kelley,

Tambran is also known as Bahama Sabicu and often MISNAMED as "Royal Mahogany" (along with a dozen other Mahogany lookalike species). It is very hard but works beautifully by machine...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-25-2006, 10:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,012
Posted By Rob, P.E.
Right now I scored a nice lot of reclaimed...

Right now I scored a nice lot of reclaimed Cocobolo (full 2" thick planks from 6" to 16" in width with a few lengths of 8'!!!) that I'm re-milling and making display cabinets out of with accents from...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-25-2006, 09:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,012
Posted By Rob, P.E.
Tool Guy, I'm not talking strips, but saying...

Tool Guy, I'm not talking strips, but saying don't think about 12" planks as one suggested... Also, I firmly believe in alternating plain sawn, but I also work in species that demand it and not just...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-24-2006, 10:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,012
Posted By Rob, P.E.
For a small DIYer you can fab your own panels...

For a small DIYer you can fab your own panels with a small 12 or 13-inch planer, a 5 or 6-inch jointer, a biscuit joiner, quality wood glue, clamps, a pull scraper, a random orbit sander with a full...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-23-2006, 10:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 40,377
Posted By Rob, P.E.
I'd personally use a wire brush... Not the...

I'd personally use a wire brush... Not the bruisers for rust removal, the fine detailing/polishing brushes. I've got an assortment of gauges in brass, steel, and stainless. They do a great job on...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-23-2006, 10:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 906
Posted By Rob, P.E.
Also, be VERY conscience of what DL/LL table you...

Also, be VERY conscience of what DL/LL table you are referencing, especially if that master bath is going to have a tube fit for the master...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-23-2006, 07:25 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,012
Posted By Rob, P.E.
sm415, Are you saying these oversized pieces...

sm415,

Are you saying these oversized pieces are already constructed and need planing, or you are going to assemble such pieces? That info makes all the differences in the world. Cabinetmaking...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-21-2006, 05:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,333
Posted By Rob, P.E.
I think to solve all of your problems: rust...

I think to solve all of your problems: rust proofing; chaseway; termination for a block wall; and, tiling, I would suggest that you construct a box column out of wood and waterproof and tile exactly...
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