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Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-06-2017, 06:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 923
Posted By Splinter
I never installed the Moen, but the Kohlers are a...

I never installed the Moen, but the Kohlers are a bit noisy.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-24-2016, 06:16 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 48,533
Posted By Splinter
So, eh.... Where's this fancy new forum? I may...

So, eh.... Where's this fancy new forum? I may have set a tile once or twice...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-26-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 786
Posted By Splinter
squeeze a healthy dose of silicone or kerdifix in...

squeeze a healthy dose of silicone or kerdifix in the hole prior to inserting screw...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-13-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 12,190
Posted By Splinter
Its just a build-up of funk on the inside of the...

Its just a build-up of funk on the inside of the pipe. I see it on practically every sink trap I remove. Its wet and funky when I first disconnect the trap, but after it dries out, it just flakes...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-19-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,742
Posted By Splinter
Hah! Thanks Bill... I sent him a PM last...

Hah! Thanks Bill... I sent him a PM last weekend, and never heard a word...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-12-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,997
Posted By Splinter
Forget the SLC... I was talking about drypack......

Forget the SLC... I was talking about drypack... Sand and portland cement.. Search around this site, you'll find lots of info on it.

I missed the 24" OC spacing though... Wait for one of these...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-12-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,997
Posted By Splinter
I dont know why you wont stick with the original...

I dont know why you wont stick with the original plan of hydronic heat in your floor. It's much more energy efficient than electric and likely a cheaper install as well.

3/8" pex looped in a 1...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-09-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,046
Posted By Splinter
Agreed.. I was just saying it would be unlikely...

Agreed.. I was just saying it would be unlikely to see wet mastic when Kerdi is peeled off Hardi.
Mastic does not belong anywhere near Kerdi.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-09-2015, 06:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,046
Posted By Splinter
Mastic over Hardibacker would likely dry... It's...

Mastic over Hardibacker would likely dry... It's the overlaps that would stay wet. If it is Mastic, I'd tear it out and start over.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-03-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,913
Posted By Splinter
I often use Silver Shadow by Laticrete with white...

I often use Silver Shadow by Laticrete with white tile. Just a light gray, looks nice. Forget PolyBlend... not fun to work with.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-03-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,184
Posted By Splinter
Saw all the pics... That's pretty awful... Sorry...

Saw all the pics... That's pretty awful... Sorry to say, it should be ripped out and rebuilt properly.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-09-2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,471
Posted By Splinter
Pay a laborer to slice 600 sqft of brick in half...

Pay a laborer to slice 600 sqft of brick in half on a wet saw. The materials savings may offset the labor cost a little.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-08-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,239
Posted By Splinter
Hi Chuck!

Hi Chuck!
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-08-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,111
Posted By Splinter
Nope... you cant run your I-joist numbers through...

Nope... you cant run your I-joist numbers through the Deflecto.. It doesnt work that way..

Who told you to bed multiple layers of plywood in thinset? :wtf:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-07-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,062
Posted By Splinter
Hmmm..... Am I missing something? I always...

Hmmm..... Am I missing something? I always believed Kerdi to be 8mil, and Kerdi band 4mil.... Are you thinking Kerdi-DS? I havent seen the thicker one around here yet, havent had much need for it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-07-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,062
Posted By Splinter
Can you do it? Sure... Should you do it? ...

Can you do it? Sure... Should you do it? Nope.. Nuh-uh... No way... :tigers:

Seems to be my new standard answer when people try to reinvent the wheel.


The typical liner that extends behind...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-06-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 909
Posted By Splinter
Can you? Sure... Should you? Nuh-uh.. nope. no...

Can you? Sure... Should you? Nuh-uh.. nope. no way... :yo:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-28-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,172
Posted By Splinter
Im guessing wood joist, plywood subfloor and then...

Im guessing wood joist, plywood subfloor and then mud on top of that. Gonna add a few inches to the floor height with that setup.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-27-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,172
Posted By Splinter
You'd be smart to run over to HeatingHelp.com and...

You'd be smart to run over to HeatingHelp.com and ask about proper methods to install tubing over an existing slab... You dont want to waste half your energy heating the dirt below...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-21-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,158
Posted By Splinter
my lumberyard also stocks 3x6 durock....

my lumberyard also stocks 3x6 durock....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-19-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,198
Posted By Splinter
Just about any lumberyard around here will have...

Just about any lumberyard around here will have 20ga for me. Screwing with the standard tool used by just about anyone who ISNT a professional drywaller (a cordless impact or drill) will be...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-15-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,186
Posted By Splinter
Sorry.. published.. approved... tomato,...

Sorry.. published.. approved... tomato, tomahto... :D
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-14-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,186
Posted By Splinter
First thing is countless radiant pro's take issue...

First thing is countless radiant pro's take issue with that open system info page that pops up on every DIY'er's google search. Search deeper and you'll read about Legionnaires disease, early...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-01-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,279
Posted By Splinter
Im in Yankee land and I like VersaBond... Decent...

Im in Yankee land and I like VersaBond... Decent stuff.

The sand is not nearly as coarse as the TEC stuff I picked up from Blowes a few weeks ago. Didnt even bother using what I mixed of the...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-24-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,835
Posted By Splinter
4 more years, and they STILL havent sent me any...

4 more years, and they STILL havent sent me any swag...
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