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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-23-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 259
Posted By SpaceCadet
The bigger picture. The 2 in pipe that splits...

The bigger picture. The 2 in pipe that splits off the side continues up into a roof vent. The whole thing is supported by a few loose bits of wood here and there. Everything moves. Seems like I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-23-2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 466
Posted By SpaceCadet
what's this waterproof paint?

what's this waterproof paint?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-23-2020, 06:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 259
Posted By SpaceCadet
Thought of something (at 3 am this morning while...

Thought of something (at 3 am this morning while I couldn't sleep). The plumber will solder the flange on so that pipe will get hot and a plastic strap may melt so I should probably use a copper...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-21-2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 259
Posted By SpaceCadet
Ok, plastic makes sense. I was thinking copper...

Ok, plastic makes sense. I was thinking copper still. There are a couple of spots where I can get at the pipe so I might fix it in 2 places.

Thanks all.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-21-2020, 08:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 259
Posted By SpaceCadet
Sounds like a plan, Wayne. Do I need to put...

Sounds like a plan, Wayne. Do I need to put something between the strap and the pipe to give it a margin of flex?

Thanks for the tip on the coupling, Shawn. Replacing the pipe would probably be...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-20-2020, 07:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 259
Posted By SpaceCadet
216020 thanks for the tip, i'll not let it...

216020

thanks for the tip, i'll not let it mellow. i wouldn't mind replacing it with pvc but most of that pipe is hard to get at.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-20-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 259
Posted By SpaceCadet
hanging 3 in copper pipe in joist bay

EDIT: title's wrong, it's actually 3 in pipe. Sorry, can't change it.

I'll post a photo when I can get it but I wanted to get a jump on this.

I've got a 2nd floor bathroom with a copper drain...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-16-2020, 07:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 535
Posted By SpaceCadet
It's probably just the photo perspective but it...

It's probably just the photo perspective but it looks like the whole back left corner of the tub is twisted up. Wouldn't hurt to check it with a level.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-10-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 362
Posted By SpaceCadet
Get some sill plate gasket at home depot and cut...

Get some sill plate gasket at home depot and cut narrow ribbons of it to fit in the joints. It's about 1/8 in thick.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-09-2020, 08:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 342
Posted By SpaceCadet
That soap dish shouldn't be falling off the wall...

That soap dish shouldn't be falling off the wall just from vibration when you hammer on the other side of the wall unless you're doing something really crazy. Sounds to me like you have a good...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-15-2020, 07:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 426
Posted By SpaceCadet
I think you guys are missing the point I was...

I think you guys are missing the point I was trying to make:



If you can rest the ends, rest the ends. It'll only make the whole thing stronger and no home inspector will have that to gripe...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-14-2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 426
Posted By SpaceCadet
When I sistered the joists under my bathroom, I...

When I sistered the joists under my bathroom, I went a foot to a few inches short of the beam on one side and sill on the other. 5/8" powerlags and adhesive, new southern pine lumber up against the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-07-2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 326
Posted By SpaceCadet
The toilet from this bathroom is sitting in my...

The toilet from this bathroom is sitting in my garage. Caulking around its base was probably the first thing I did around the house after moving in and worked surprisingly well. I did leave a gap...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-06-2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 326
Posted By SpaceCadet
the mystery of the nonsensical bathroom

This isn't really a question, this floor is getting vinyl sheet. Just wanted to share this because it's going to haunt me.

I've got a small 4'x6' half-bath upstairs. So-so floor tile job, enough...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-05-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 498
Posted By SpaceCadet
No comments on the double vapor barrier? If...

No comments on the double vapor barrier?

If you run out of chipped tiles to do test-cuts on, go to home depot and ask them for broken ones. They have plenty, and will probably give them to you for...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-22-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 342
Posted By SpaceCadet
Option 2 will be a mess. You're not going to get...

Option 2 will be a mess. You're not going to get a clean cut with an angle grinder and tile that's already on the wall.

Were you going to tile over that strip of drywall or paint? If you tile...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-22-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 301
Posted By SpaceCadet
The adhesive is some proprietary fancy german...

The adhesive is some proprietary fancy german goop in a tube. The instructional video cracks me up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7PA3o9aiB0

I wasn't worried about sheer, I was worried about...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-21-2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 301
Posted By SpaceCadet
nie wieder bohren accessories

I've got a shower caddy from no drilling required (nie wider bohren). This one: https://www.nodrillingrequired.com/11-Double-Shower-Caddy-p/dk240-sn.htm The mounts are attached to tile with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-11-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,942
Posted By SpaceCadet
CX knows best but here's a beginner's...

CX knows best but here's a beginner's perspective:

I got one of these to mix mortar and had pretty good luck with it: ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-08-2020, 02:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 524
Posted By SpaceCadet
Any recommendations on primer and paint? The...

Any recommendations on primer and paint? The paint store guy I trusted retired and all I can find online is rustoleum.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-05-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 524
Posted By SpaceCadet
Thanks for the tips. We're in MA. We payed...

Thanks for the tips. We're in MA.

We payed about $300 for a 30" towel bar and glass shelf. Seemed high but after spending way too much time looking, we decided to chuck money at it to save...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-05-2020, 07:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 524
Posted By SpaceCadet
Bathroom hardware source

Who makes/sells good quality towel bars, glass shelves, etc? Something that screws to a wall, not mortar-set, and a white finish. Simple but solid.

White is the hard part. All we can find is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-20-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 838
Posted By SpaceCadet
Veneer plaster? That's actually made for what...

Veneer plaster? That's actually made for what you're going to do with it.

I'm not an expert but from what little I know: applying drywall compound over the entire surface of a wall sounds like a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-17-2019, 06:03 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 11,637
Posted By SpaceCadet
Thanks for the tips. Kevin: That's pretty...

Thanks for the tips.

Kevin: That's pretty much exactly what I did. I mean the shimming, not the bird's nest of caulk in option 2.

Peter: It's not too late. I might cut out the white...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-16-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 11,637
Posted By SpaceCadet
Here's a light one. Installed toilet bowl and...

Here's a light one. Installed toilet bowl and caulked around the base. Left a gap in the back. Used plain white silicone reasoning it would match the toilet. And it does but the bowl needed...
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