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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-15-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By sjs
What??!!!??? Aint nobody I know of who's...

What??!!!???

Aint nobody I know of who's read no high fallutin' installation specs for *plywood*. Us lumberjacks up here kin cut up and hammer 'r screw in that stuff 'thout some academic...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-15-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,578
Posted By sjs
CBU manufacturers provide installation...

CBU manufacturers provide installation instructions? Who knew? I always thought it was a generic sheet good like plywood or OSB. Astonishment.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-15-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,578
Posted By sjs
Thanks Paul, italics very useful -- I hadn't...

Thanks Paul, italics very useful -- I hadn't thought about how to install the CBU on the plywood. Thinset *and* screws. Gotit. :)

sjs
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-15-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,578
Posted By sjs
Ahha, CX is right: the pedestal base is solid. I...

Ahha, CX is right: the pedestal base is solid. I found an expanded-part diagram. Well that's good at least -- spread the weight. I wonder how the folks who opt for the 4 little legs instead of the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-14-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,578
Posted By sjs
YIKES!! Wow, OK, maybe I should get a...

YIKES!!

Wow, OK, maybe I should get a building engineer involved in this one, eh?!!

And here I thought a wood stove would be a relatively simple thing to install. Silly me.

Thanks for the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-14-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,578
Posted By sjs
Oh yeah, Paul, like the situation wasn't tricky...

Oh yeah, Paul, like the situation wasn't tricky enough already without you bringing reality into the question.

Gimme my bubble back!
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-14-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,578
Posted By sjs
Big Grin. :) I know you Americans are...

Big Grin. :)

I know you Americans are generous types and us Canucks, especially us Canucks with anscestors from Scotland, are tightfisted and generally try to save money where we can. (Not sure...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-14-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,578
Posted By sjs
floor stiffness for woodstove hearth

Hi all,

I want to put a 390lb woodstove on top of a ceramic tile hearth. My floor is Nascor NJH12 engineered I-beams 16" o.c. with 3/4" tongue+groove OSB glued and screwed subfloor on top.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-22-2006, 12:54 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 56,169
Posted By sjs
re: QEP bridge saw

To Beachman:
How smooth a cut did the QEP bridge saw manage? So far, all the reasonably priced tile saws HWMBO has seen up here in Ottawa have flimsy tables and considerable run-out causing...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-07-2006, 06:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,525
Posted By sjs
Nope, no Lowe's. Our big boxes are HD and Rona...

Nope, no Lowe's. Our big boxes are HD and Rona (Quebec company, I think)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-06-2006, 07:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,525
Posted By sjs
Felker distributors in Ottawa (or Toronto) Canada?

Hi all,

Does anyone know where I could buy a Felker TM-75 in person in Ottawa (preferably) or Toronto (OK) or even Montreal? Their website dealer locator doesn't show anything, but maybe it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-01-2005, 07:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,857
Posted By sjs
That's cool. I'm not keen on rip-off companies;...

That's cool. I'm not keen on rip-off companies; I just wasn't willing to buy a whole roll just to get the real deal. Buying the small amounts from the Tile Experts will work great. Thanks!
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-30-2005, 05:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,857
Posted By sjs
okeydoke, thanks

okeydoke, thanks
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-30-2005, 02:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,857
Posted By sjs
Anyone used Protegga (vs Ditra)?

Hi all,

The one tile supplier I've found who will sell me just what I need of Ditra and Kerdi rather than forcing me to buy complete rolls doesn't actually use Ditra. He uses a look-alike product...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-27-2004, 04:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,585
Posted By sjs
Mud beds come up easily from plywood while...

Mud beds come up easily from plywood while thinset doesn't?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-27-2004, 03:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,585
Posted By sjs
tiles and future renovations(!)

Jest thinkin...

If I tile a floor, I want to make it *solid*, so I'd screw the plywood down to the joists before doing the thinset-ditra-thinset-tile thing.

But then, what if some poor sod...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-05-2004, 01:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,576
Posted By sjs
Good point! Thanks :)

Good point! Thanks :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-05-2004, 11:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,576
Posted By sjs
Oh yes. And if I do remove the planking, I ought...

Oh yes. And if I do remove the planking, I ought to be able to add shims to the joists to create a level base for the plywood. If the bathroom is like the kitchen, all the joists except the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-04-2004, 04:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,095
Posted By sjs
liberry... dead link to notching & boring guide

Hi Gurus,

It could, of course, just be me, but when I clicked on the notching & boring guide in the liberry, I got a File Not Found :( I poked around on the WWPA website & didn't find anything,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-04-2004, 02:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,576
Posted By sjs
Sigh, no :( Would that it could be that easy! ...

Sigh, no :( Would that it could be that easy!

The wires go to kitchen, dining room & living room, not just to the bathroom. We actually added a bunch of them when we were bringing the kitchen...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-04-2004, 11:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,576
Posted By sjs
Ahha! Good point! If I take up the subfloor...

Ahha!

Good point! If I take up the subfloor completely, it becomes a piece of cake to sister in a joist! The only difficulty I can see will be with the 2 sets of wires which run through the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-04-2004, 07:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,576
Posted By sjs
Oh Dang. I really have to worry about the joist...

Oh Dang. I really have to worry about the joist separately from the subfloor? Phooee! What about X-bracing; would that work?

Here's the full scoop

2 joists are OK; they end at the stairwell...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-03-2004, 08:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,576
Posted By sjs
Unfortunately, a support beam or wall is a...

Unfortunately, a support beam or wall is a definite no-go -- it would have to cut through the middle of the finished room in the basement. The users of said room would complain!
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-03-2004, 05:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,576
Posted By sjs
Question Stiffen subfloor: glue plywood to planking?

Greetings Gurus,

My joist spacing is marginal (L/350) -- 1.5" x 9.5" unknown good quality joists, 18" o.c., 13' span, subfloor of 1x6 planks, spaced 1/4" apart and laid on a diagonal. (1961...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-03-2004, 04:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,926
Posted By sjs
> Also make sure that they are planning to use...

> Also make sure that they are planning to use MASTIC to set the tile.

typo, n'est-ce pas? Should be "are NOT planning to use MASTIC" ... no?
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