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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-16-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,650
Posted By efjellanger
I am borrowing a cheap QEP tile saw. When I...

I am borrowing a cheap QEP tile saw. When I started it was doing okay, but it started chipping tiles. I found the blade was wobbling, so I bought a new one. The blade still wobbles, which I think...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-17-2011, 05:18 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 15,055
Posted By efjellanger
Your project is truly impressive! :tup1: My...

Your project is truly impressive! :tup1:

My grandma had a Dodge Colt. Yours seems a little different somehow.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-30-2011, 10:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,650
Posted By efjellanger
Okay I got the camera out... the restrictions on...

Okay I got the camera out... the restrictions on file size are brutal so here is a huge version (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7149/6434665935_d3feff4fb0_o.jpg). There are visible trowel lines over...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-30-2011, 12:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,650
Posted By efjellanger
Daytime attention bump!

Daytime attention bump!
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-29-2011, 11:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,650
Posted By efjellanger
Whew, okay! I got the tricky sheet with the...

Whew, okay! I got the tricky sheet with the mixing valve and the shower stem up, and everything went right for once. I realized what my problem was before, I just wasn't getting enough thinset on...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-28-2011, 05:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,650
Posted By efjellanger
Is there a way to know whether I'm screwed, or is...

Is there a way to know whether I'm screwed, or is it best to assume that I am screwed and tear it down and try again?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-28-2011, 12:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,650
Posted By efjellanger
Nope, the new runny stuff went on top of the...

Nope, the new runny stuff went on top of the half-hour old stuff. This is what I'm worried about. Quick thinking isn't always good thinking.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-28-2011, 12:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,650
Posted By efjellanger
So... I did the upper half of the first wall,...

So... I did the upper half of the first wall, and, feeling confident, decided to go for a 8' section on the adjacent wall. But I mixed the thinset too dry and by the time I got to the bottom half I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-27-2011, 01:50 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,650
Posted By efjellanger
I took the big leap and put up the first piece of...

I took the big leap and put up the first piece of Kerdi today.

I worry I might have mixed the thinset too runny. I read you want it the consistency of cake batter, I have only made a couple of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-18-2011, 07:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,650
Posted By efjellanger
I'm planning to put the Kerdi up on the walls...

I'm planning to put the Kerdi up on the walls tomorrow. I want the shower to have a niche and I haven't cut one out yet. I know the studs are in a good place, but I'd like to align the top and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-15-2011, 12:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,650
Posted By efjellanger
Thanks for the tip John, I went to Master...

Thanks for the tip John, I went to Master Wholesale and bought the stuff for the next step. I liked the place.

They did not have versabond, they had their own "lightly modified" thinset. Should...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-11-2011, 12:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,650
Posted By efjellanger
Bumping in case anybody has advice, I'm going to...

Bumping in case anybody has advice, I'm going to try to go shopping tomorrow.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-09-2011, 04:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,650
Posted By efjellanger
It is a good thing my home had two bathrooms- or,...

It is a good thing my home had two bathrooms- or, it is a bad thing, because if I only had one I would have done the remodel by now. As it is I am just getting the ball rolling again.

The patch...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-14-2010, 11:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,650
Posted By efjellanger
Well... that is the difference between someone...

Well... that is the difference between someone who knows what they're doing and someone who doesn't!

I've wet it down thoroughly and covered it up. How should I gauge it's hardness when it's...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-14-2010, 04:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,650
Posted By efjellanger
I see. I do not know much about cement, so this...

I see. I do not know much about cement, so this is a learning experience. I don't have any strict timeline I need to follow. How long do you recommend?

Would you be worried enough about this to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-14-2010, 03:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,650
Posted By efjellanger
I'll remember to keep it covered next time- that...

I'll remember to keep it covered next time- that photo was taken a few days ago, it's set-up now.

It's a piece of coupling, so I should have the room I need with it still in there.

I now intend...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-14-2010, 02:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,650
Posted By efjellanger
I have filled the hole!! I believe my next step...

I have filled the hole!! I believe my next step will be to paint the floor in RedGard. So many questions.

I have observed that water doesn't really absorb into my slab. The slab is pretty...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-10-2010, 11:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,650
Posted By efjellanger
Thanks Dana. The hole in the slab is pretty...

Thanks Dana. The hole in the slab is pretty uneven, but it does generally taper narrower at the bottom, and parts of it have the kind of ledge you're talking about. There's also already plastic...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-10-2010, 09:50 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,650
Posted By efjellanger
Thanks Steve. I think I'm leaning toward...

Thanks Steve. I think I'm leaning toward building my own pan now. I was afraid of making the slope properly but now that I've learned some more about it, it doesn't seem so intimidating.

I'm...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-09-2010, 10:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,650
Posted By efjellanger
Okay, from doing some reading, I'm wondering if...

Okay, from doing some reading, I'm wondering if this patch needs to be tied into the adjacent slab? Or is it small enough that it's not a big worry? The idea of it shifting under the shower is......
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-03-2010, 01:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,650
Posted By efjellanger
Thanks Kevin. My intent has been to use...

Thanks Kevin.

My intent has been to use Kerdi on the shower, it sounds like a really good way to go. I was thinking about getting the premade pan, and cutting it down- the niche for the shower is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-03-2010, 12:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,650
Posted By efjellanger
starting bathroom rebuild

Hi all, I've been lurking here for a while, trying to soak up what I can. This forum puts an impressive amount of know-how in one place.

I am finally starting this bathroom remodel that has been...
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