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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:33 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,705
Posted By makethatkerdistick
I was using my Bosch reciprocating saw today to...

I was using my Bosch reciprocating saw today to remove a piece of blocking inside a wall cavity in order to create a path for the new water lines to the master shower, and a strange thing happened:
...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout Yesterday, 06:35 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 15,547
Posted By makethatkerdistick
I really like Isaac's channel. He's creative and...

I really like Isaac's channel. He's creative and doesn't take the industry spiel as gospel. He's really probing the weak spots in Schluter's design. Isaac is also a member here, but I haven't seen a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-20-2020, 08:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 349
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Not sure if it's relevant for your situation but...

Not sure if it's relevant for your situation but most piping also has a derating factor when dealing with hot water. Let's say you have a certain flow speed of x feet per second inside a certain...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-20-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 349
Posted By makethatkerdistick
The 1 in supply seems like the way to go to cure...

The 1 in supply seems like the way to go to cure your problem once and for all. While you're at it: Maybe this is a good time to consider replacing parts (or perhaps all) of your CPVC plumbing? CPVC...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-14-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,705
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Regardless how deep I'll dig, I will put this PEX...

Regardless how deep I'll dig, I will put this PEX tubing in a PVC conduit for sure. There will be some protection.

Or I could do it redneck style, just a garden hose run across the lawn and no...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-14-2020, 09:59 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,705
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Thanks, CX. Good tips! I had called 811...

Thanks, CX. Good tips! I had called 811 previously and know for sure that the gas line runs elsewhere (they marked it at the time). I'll call them again just to cover my butt.

Sewer lines exits...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-13-2020, 08:48 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,705
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Jim, I am making only two PEX expansion...

Jim, I am making only two PEX expansion connections, one in the house and one at the meter. No need to pace myself, fortunately.

Speaking of pacing myself, I had to request a replacement brass...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-12-2020, 05:37 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,705
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Got the one inch Aquapex today. Surprisingly less...

Got the one inch Aquapex today. Surprisingly less flexible than I anticipated. Keep in mind I have never worked with PEX before, so my anticipation doesn't mean much. I didn't expect garden hose flex...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-09-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,705
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Jeff, you nailed it. It's in fact a decorative...

Jeff, you nailed it. It's in fact a decorative globe lighting fixture. How did you know? Not sure what CX is talking about... :D
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-08-2020, 09:01 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,705
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Shawn, I too wished you could just come by with...

Shawn, I too wished you could just come by with that trencher of yours!

I created my opening in the slab today. It went really well. I scored the 2x4 with a 2 in hole saw. Then I drilled nine 1/2...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-07-2020, 09:21 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,705
Posted By makethatkerdistick
I think this is a new generation of drill bits...

I think this is a new generation of drill bits with an integrally welded solid carbide tip. Lots of brands carry these now. They all say "Made in Germany" on them, so I assume they might come from...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-07-2020, 05:17 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,705
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Bought the Bosch SpeedX 1/2 in bit at HD for $40....

Bought the Bosch SpeedX 1/2 in bit at HD for $40. I figured if I am trying to make a bigger hole by dint of several small holes, I might as well choose a smaller size bit. The bit is advertised as...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-07-2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,705
Posted By makethatkerdistick
CX, that offer of yours is awfully nice. I might...

CX, that offer of yours is awfully nice. I might pick you up on it. Thank you! And if I were to hit rebar, I'd replace your bit, of course.

Methinks that I should try another approach first,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-06-2020, 09:10 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,705
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Thanks, CX. Let me clarify: I am bringing my 1 in...

Thanks, CX. Let me clarify: I am bringing my 1 in PEX water line into the house. It will enter under the slab and inside a wall cavity of an interior wall where it'll connect to my copper line (which...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-06-2020, 07:30 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,705
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Trying to put a 2 in hole in my concrete...

Trying to put a 2 in hole in my concrete foundation and unsure what drill bit to purchase.
I have a Boschhammer with SDS max chuck. Need to get through 4 in of concrete with possibly hitting...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-01-2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 376
Posted By makethatkerdistick
To me, the Kerdi seams look awfully loose. Is...

To me, the Kerdi seams look awfully loose. Is there air under these areas, or is it an excess of thinset?

Regardless, if you are attempting a repair rather than a redo, I'd probably use Kerdifix...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-01-2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 141
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Amateur here, having worked with both, granite...

Amateur here, having worked with both, granite and quartz. I'd say that quartz is not much stronger than granite. When being installed, both materials need to be protected from breakage. A rod glued...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-30-2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 304
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Most people on here who work with Spectralock...

Most people on here who work with Spectralock find it easy to use. It's as stain resistant as a grout can possibly be. No grout is truly 100% stain proof.
It's a premium product. A lot of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-24-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,135
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Judging from the dark color of the Kerdi, you got...

Judging from the dark color of the Kerdi, you got a good bond there. I remember having had to peel back often myself when I did my two Kerdi showers. For me, it was never as simple as they made it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-22-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,705
Posted By makethatkerdistick
This is regarding my intended new buried 30 ft...

This is regarding my intended new buried 30 ft service line from meter to house:

I've been doing some reading on PEX systems and it seems to me that the Uponor Aquapex is consistently seen as one...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-20-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,809
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Travis, back-buttering commonly means to burn in...

Travis, back-buttering commonly means to burn in a small amount of thinset on the back of the tile with the flat side of the trowel.

You can also reverse the process, burning in thinset on the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-20-2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,705
Posted By makethatkerdistick
I pressure-tested and flushed with hot water. I...

I pressure-tested and flushed with hot water. I checked every single joint with my hands and am happy to report that there are no leaks. I didn't expect any, but one never knows until one tests it. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-19-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,705
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Finally, I installed 300 ft of my copper trunk...

Finally, I installed 300 ft of my copper trunk and branch system. That concludes the hot work in the attic (except three quick hook-ups I have to perform on branches I've already pulled). I am so...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-19-2019, 07:39 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 15,349
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Let's not forget there is also a documented...

Let's not forget there is also a documented history of said grout to soften and wash out of joints over time. Isn't there a lengthy thread in the pro forum? Phil, you might not have "messed up" after...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-16-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 269
Posted By makethatkerdistick
What's the backer material? Cement board or...

What's the backer material? Cement board or drywall? Did you by any chance install a moisture barrier behind the backer?
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