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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-28-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 762
Posted By makethatkerdistick
I bought the soft protective blanket that Shawn...

I bought the soft protective blanket that Shawn recommended. This works great in small corners where the sheet metal won't fit.

I bought this reamer at Home Depot, and it's been working wonders....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-26-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 762
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Made some progress but so far it's been extremely...

Made some progress but so far it's been extremely frustrating. I really have a hard time working with mountains of insulation around me.

I got the supply lines for the first water heater in. The...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-25-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 762
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Need to check but pretty sure PEX underground is...

Need to check but pretty sure PEX underground is legal here.

CX jinxed it for me. :scratch:Went to the supply house today to pick up my soft copper type K. The guy had made a mistake thinking it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-25-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 762
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Hi Dan, enjoying that new fancy bathroom of...

Hi Dan, enjoying that new fancy bathroom of yours, eh? :)

Yes, I am leaning more towards the PEX for the run from the meter to the house. The aluminum reinforced PEX might be a good candidate....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-24-2019, 09:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 762
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Some good thoughts, CX. Thanks! Maybe I'll run...

Some good thoughts, CX. Thanks! Maybe I'll run the supply line from the meter to the house in 1 in PEX instead of 3/4 in soft K copper.

I've already purchased the K copper and started working on...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-23-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 762
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Quick question for CX (or whoever has experience...

Quick question for CX (or whoever has experience with this):
You mentioned you sleeved all of your copper main service lines buried in the ground.
Can you point me to a sleeving product online?
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-18-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 762
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Bubba and Mike, thanks for the tips. I've thought...

Bubba and Mike, thanks for the tips. I've thought about upsizing but have dismissed it. Maximum safe flow rate in 3/4 copper pipe for cold water seems to be around 8 feet per second. That puts me at...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-17-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 762
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Davy, that mouse hole is a funny story. If the...

Davy, that mouse hole is a funny story. If the guy was serious about it, then I am not sure I'd want a thermal leak in my top wall plate. Sealing all wall penetrations in the attic has considerably...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-17-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 762
Posted By makethatkerdistick
CX, by "that area of the globe" do you mean North...

CX, by "that area of the globe" do you mean North Texas? If so, where did you live? I am about 15 miles from the Oklahoma border and about 60 miles north of downtown Dallas.

Yes, we occasionally...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-17-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 762
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Thanks ALL for their detailed advice. ...

Thanks ALL for their detailed advice.

However, just to make one thing clear (which I said in my post):
I want to repipe THROUGH THE ATTIC, NOT IN THE SLAB! :)
I think you misread my post.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-16-2019, 08:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 762
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Repiping a slab ranch with copper through attic

On CX's advice I am starting a new project thread here, even though this is not a tiling project. Moderators, please move or delete if inappropriate.

I am in the process of replumbing my 1968...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-08-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 4,448
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Laticrete's "Silver Shadow" is the lightest grey...

Laticrete's "Silver Shadow" is the lightest grey they make. I used it on white tile, and it was perfect. Gives a small contrast without overly emphasizing grout lines. You can chose that color among...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-27-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 4,129
Posted By makethatkerdistick
So, large parts of this winding thread are about...

So, large parts of this winding thread are about shaving off what amounts to a few hundred bucks total and embarking on questionable non-typical construction methods? No offense, but why even bother?...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-14-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 464
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Not sure what Lazarus has been drinking....

Not sure what Lazarus has been drinking. :crazy:Certainly not cold water. :scratch:

Don't mix epoxy grout with water!
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-14-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 29,638
Posted By makethatkerdistick
This turned out to be really nice! Enjoy your new...

This turned out to be really nice! Enjoy your new master shower in good health! I myself am glad that I am done with my bathrooms. Back-breaking work for sure! What a journey this has been for you,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-21-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 614
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Caveat: I've never used any of the premixed...

Caveat: I've never used any of the premixed acrylic grouts. And I am just an amateur, not doing this for a living like a lot of the pros here.

In a wet environment, in particular a shower floor,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-18-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 8,863
Posted By makethatkerdistick
I just learned something new. I didn't know that...

I just learned something new. I didn't know that you could silver solder stainless steel. I like your approach! Shower looks very nice, too.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-14-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 965
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Another good reason to stay away from Fusion Pro:...

Another good reason to stay away from Fusion Pro:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tLf7XoIjqE
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-12-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 965
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Anecdotally, Fusion Pro would be my very last...

Anecdotally, Fusion Pro would be my very last choice for a shower floor. Just look for the long thread on Fusion Pro in the Pro Hangout section on here and read. It seems that some of those...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-15-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 12,951
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Teddy, looks great! I wouldn't worry about...

Teddy, looks great!

I wouldn't worry about the residual water in the channel. It's 316 SS and will not rust out in a hundred years. I have residual water in mine, not as much though. Mine is from...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-13-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 12,951
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Teddy, I ruminated getting a bidet attachment...

Teddy, I ruminated getting a bidet attachment like you have. I decided to get the "Genie Bidet" for $80ish instead. If you're curious, look it up. It's my favorite of the non-electrified bidet seats....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-08-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 8,863
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Double-check surfaces for residue and wash/scrub...

Double-check surfaces for residue and wash/scrub again IF necessary before more time passes. You can make your own wash solution, using dishwasher detergent /warm water for solution I and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-02-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,234
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Almost flush is hard to achieve. But yours looks...

Almost flush is hard to achieve. But yours looks a tad low from the pictures.
Rectified tiles are more difficult as they have these sharp edges. If they're flat, this shouldn't be too hard on your...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-31-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,271
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Hi Alvin. Fellow college teacher and amateur...

Hi Alvin. Fellow college teacher and amateur tiler here! :wave:

From your description on how you tied in the Redgard with the drain, I have concerns about the longevity of your assembly. You...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-28-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 549
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Dry-fitting PVC is always problematic as you...

Dry-fitting PVC is always problematic as you often can't fully insert it due to tight tolerances. When glue is applied, this acts briefly as a lubricant to achieve the full insertion depth. Your best...
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