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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-16-2019, 09:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 239
Posted By Opus4
I don't know if my Ridgid vac is older or what,...

I don't know if my Ridgid vac is older or what, but the DD came with a couple elbows and one just gets pushed into the vac's intake on mine.

I do also have a HEPA filter in the vac to catch...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-16-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 239
Posted By Opus4
Some people build a cart to put them both on. I...

Some people build a cart to put them both on. I was lazy and bought one at Home Depot and it happened to fit the vac and DD pretty well; see pic.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-11-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By Opus4
Thanks! If I had known what I was getting into...

Thanks! If I had known what I was getting into with around 550 sq ft of tile, I might not have started. :)

I found grouting to be harder to do properly, the most tedious to clean up, and is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-10-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 446
Posted By Opus4
Mine was the 16 gallon model

Mine was the 16 gallon model
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-10-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 446
Posted By Opus4
While grinding my slab before tiling, I used that...

While grinding my slab before tiling, I used that Dust Deputy kit with a large Ridgid shop vac & put them both on a dolly for mobility.

There was hardly any dust, except when I started the grinder...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-10-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By Opus4
Floor is done - Thanks for the resources here

I don't post a lot & have mostly just read what others have said and suggested, so I would like to say thanks for all the info I've found on this forum while I was (slowly) working on my renovations....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-07-2019, 08:33 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,178
Posted By Opus4
I'm curious: how would it be too small? It...

I'm curious: how would it be too small? It reduces the width of the wall between the shower and the toilet so that actually gives a couple more inches of space, and the other sides are just thin...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-07-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,178
Posted By Opus4
I was going to suggest considering a glass...

I was going to suggest considering a glass enclosure with no full wall, but it looks like the water comes into the shower wall instead of the room wall. (Unless you move the water pipes.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-28-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,178
Posted By Opus4
I do not remember if the bathroom on the 2nd...

I do not remember if the bathroom on the 2nd floor had any plywood added or changed. The joists are engineered using 2x4s at 24" oc. The tile is 12" square and the under tile heating is wires...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-28-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,178
Posted By Opus4
I'm no pro, just relating what we did: a few...

I'm no pro, just relating what we did: a few years ago when we redid 2 bathrooms w/Wedi showers, we put 1/2" Wedi board on the floor, then under-tile heating, then tile. The foam board helped act as...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-30-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 569
Posted By Opus4
I'm no pro, but what Lou just said is what I used...

I'm no pro, but what Lou just said is what I used a while back to grind high spots on my slab. Worked very well.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-24-2018, 03:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 675
Posted By Opus4
Air is possible. I have a Rubi mixer, after...

Air is possible. I have a Rubi mixer, after burning out a drill with some thinset.

I used it on the lower speed with a non-spiral mixing paddle, since I thought the spiral one might add more air....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-24-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 675
Posted By Opus4
I was finally able to talk to another company rep...

I was finally able to talk to another company rep who took the time to go into more detail with me about this issue.

To sum up: it all seems fine now. The top layer can be scraped off with a putty...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-23-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 675
Posted By Opus4
I knew I should have posted that... If I'm...

I knew I should have posted that...

If I'm getting the right number, one bag had this printed on it: 4220125821

I emailed the company too, but I have no idea how long it will take to get a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-23-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 675
Posted By Opus4
I measured just under 5 qts of water; the...

I measured just under 5 qts of water; the instructions say 4.5 - 5 qts per bag.

BTW: are you referring to this specific leveler, or a different one?

The rep on the phone commented that their...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-23-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 675
Posted By Opus4
Expected hardness of concrete leveler?

I tried asking a company rep this question, but the answer I got seemed vague to me.

I used Cement Leveler from CTS Cement / Rapid Set, purchased at Home Depot, and I am curious about the expected...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-20-2017, 02:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,457
Posted By Opus4
One more thing: I already have one estimate. For...

One more thing: I already have one estimate. For the smaller section, I was told they probably wouldn't put rebar on that one due to smaller opening, unless it looks worse and the hole has to be...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-19-2017, 11:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,457
Posted By Opus4
But, would drilling do anything for me? I called...

But, would drilling do anything for me? I called the home inspector I've used before for another opinion and the comment was that it wasn't worth having him look at it; just rip out and redo those...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-19-2017, 07:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,457
Posted By Opus4
Thanks again for that info -- I don't think I'll...

Thanks again for that info -- I don't think I'll do this part myself, but it will help to know if someone else is on the right path. I'm really tired of hiring people who take poor shortcuts.

Oh...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-18-2017, 08:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,457
Posted By Opus4
They are approx 2-3 feet across & both are at...

They are approx 2-3 feet across & both are at corners in different rooms.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-18-2017, 05:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,457
Posted By Opus4
I had a feeling I might need to replace those...

I had a feeling I might need to replace those sections, but I was hoping to be told otherwise.

I might hire someone for that work instead of doing it myself. Either way: what is the suggestion...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-18-2017, 09:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,457
Posted By Opus4
Hollow sound on cement slab where tile will be put down

I plan to lay 8x48 porcelain tile on the part of our house that is a cement slab. Under the tile will be a 1/2" foam Go Board to serve as both a bit of insulation and whatever the term is to serve as...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-18-2016, 06:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,571
Posted By Opus4
Thanks again for the tips. I've decided to just...

Thanks again for the tips. I've decided to just go with the Dewalt. The MK101 might have been able to do the full 8 inch cross cut, but it is also a lot heavier.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-16-2016, 10:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,571
Posted By Opus4
Thanks for those comments. I guess my concern...

Thanks for those comments. I guess my concern with turning the tile around was that I was leery of not getting the cuts aligned on both sides, but I see your point about preventing chipping at the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-16-2016, 09:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,571
Posted By Opus4
Cutting 8x48 porcelain wood tile

I'm going to be putting down porcelain wood-looking tile that is 8x48. I have places where the long or short edges will be visible and would like to make sure they both can be cut cleanly and...
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