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Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade 03-01-2020, 02:11 PM
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Posted By Taylor
Barwalt Ultra Grouting System ...

Barwalt Ultra Grouting System

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Craigslist...
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade 03-01-2020, 02:05 PM
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Views: 770
Posted By Taylor
SCHLUTER KERDI KERECK OUTSIDE CORNER 5-Pack...

SCHLUTER KERDI KERECK OUTSIDE CORNER 5-Pack Shower Waterproofing Membrane

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Ebay (https://www.ebay.com/itm/274262341674)
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade 03-01-2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 770
Posted By Taylor
Rubbermaid 31 Qt. All-in-one Mopping Bucket...

Rubbermaid 31 Qt. All-in-one Mopping Bucket (include mop)

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Craigslist...
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade 03-01-2020, 01:51 PM
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Views: 770
Posted By Taylor
BOSCH 5.0 AMP 3-1/4" POWER PLANER ...

BOSCH 5.0 AMP 3-1/4" POWER PLANER

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Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade 03-01-2020, 01:47 PM
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Views: 770
Posted By Taylor
RAC-A-TAC ROLLING KNEE PADS WITH 3" CASTERS AND...

RAC-A-TAC ROLLING KNEE PADS WITH 3" CASTERS AND CHEST SUPPORT

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Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade 02-04-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 770
Posted By Taylor
For Sale: rolling knee pads, power planer, mop bucket

Selling off some tools after tiling my basement (weekend warrior, so these are lightly used):

Rac-A-Tac rolling knee pads with chest support: Craigslist...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-10-2017, 04:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,420
Posted By Taylor
I'm using Barwalt horseshoe shims, which seem...

I'm using Barwalt horseshoe shims, which seem reasonably flexible. The rubber mallet on the side was the recommended strategy for removing RLS (Raimondi leveling system) tabs after the floor is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-10-2017, 04:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,420
Posted By Taylor
The top 8 rows are from yesterday, the lower rows...

The top 8 rows are from yesterday, the lower rows are from earlier this week.

I've tried hitting them on the side with a rubber mallet. Got some of them out, but left a piece of at least one...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-10-2017, 03:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,420
Posted By Taylor
Tub surround

Not much to do with the title of this series, but part of the same project: Here is the tub surround with a question:

196862

At bottom is a jig of 2x4 ledgers (covered with a plastic sheet)...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-02-2017, 08:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,922
Posted By Taylor
As an update, here is the laundry room with...

As an update, here is the laundry room with tiles:

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I'd say the tricky part was tiling the space on the right (an enclosed bathroom, though the "door" will probably be an accordion door...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-31-2017, 08:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,922
Posted By Taylor
Yes, running the trowel over the waffle once too...

Yes, running the trowel over the waffle once too often pulled the thinset out of the pockets!

Today I tried 3 quarts of water with half a bag. Like a thick batter, not as thick as before, I think...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-30-2017, 10:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,922
Posted By Taylor
I'm using the Raimondo Leveling System while...

I'm using the Raimondo Leveling System while laying floor tiles. I'm curious what pros think of these and leveling systems in general (it's the only leveling system I'm familiar with). There are...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-30-2017, 10:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,922
Posted By Taylor
Finally started tiling this floor, my first...

Finally started tiling this floor, my first experience laying tile over Ditra.

I used Ditraset, half a bag with 2.6 quarts of water (see here...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-30-2017, 10:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,420
Posted By Taylor
Is it possible I'm running it too slow, because...

Is it possible I'm running it too slow, because I'm afraid of running it too fast? I'm still getting Ditraset coming out as I would say butter rather than cream, even after mixing for 6 minutes. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-30-2017, 09:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,420
Posted By Taylor
A quick update: I got the paddle that CX...

A quick update: I got the paddle that CX recommended, and I got one of these to accurately measure quantities:

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I mixed up half a bag of Ditraset with 26 lbs of thinset and 2.6 quarts of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-29-2017, 07:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,420
Posted By Taylor
Thanks all for the replies. CX, I picked the...

Thanks all for the replies.

CX, I picked the top drill recommended by contractorsdirect for mixing thinset, after killing a perfectly good 1/2" drill. It gets good ratings for mixing mud. It is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-29-2017, 10:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,420
Posted By Taylor
CX, the new drill is 0-550rpm. I'm using...

CX, the new drill is 0-550rpm.

I'm using this mixing paddle:

196620

Thx.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-29-2017, 05:41 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,420
Posted By Taylor
Update: I am now mixing with this drill: ...

Update: I am now mixing with this drill:

196616

I mixed the thinset by measuring instead of winging it. I believe some of my problems last time where with getting my measurements wrong and not...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-27-2017, 07:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,420
Posted By Taylor
The paddle was like this one: 196587 ...

The paddle was like this one:

196587

The drill was a variable-speed 1/2" Milwaukee hammer drill, not sure about RPM, ran it as slow as I could.

So the burning out of the drill I can live...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-27-2017, 02:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,420
Posted By Taylor
OK I tried doing things "by the book." I...

OK I tried doing things "by the book."

I called Bostik for advice on how much water to make the Ditraset "watery". The bag says 5-6 quarts of water for a bag. All they would tell me on the phone...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-16-2017, 04:01 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,420
Posted By Taylor
OK thanks for the advice. I had winged the...

OK thanks for the advice. I had winged the mixing proportions because of the admonition to make the mix "watery" for Schluter, but in future I'll measure. In any case, that wouldn't affect...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-15-2017, 08:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,420
Posted By Taylor
Hmm, maybe you have something with the angle of...

Hmm, maybe you have something with the angle of the trowel. Like I said, this stuff is subtle.

Tomorrow I'm going to feel for air pockets. If there are any, I'll have a good cry and see if I can...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-15-2017, 08:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,420
Posted By Taylor
I mix for about 6 minutes, not measuring how much...

I mix for about 6 minutes, not measuring how much water, just enough to make it a pancake-batter consistency. I think I'm at the limit of how watery I can make it and not have it all just slip to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-15-2017, 08:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,420
Posted By Taylor
Using a Kerdi trowel (1/8" x 1/8" square-notched)...

Using a Kerdi trowel (1/8" x 1/8" square-notched) and Ditraset thinset, mixed to a "watery" consistency.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-15-2017, 01:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,420
Posted By Taylor
Ok I've put up another bit of Kerdi. I started...

Ok I've put up another bit of Kerdi. I started from the middle and rolled out (that kind of worked out, sort of). I used a plastic 6" taping knife to remove air pockets, and I used a straight edge...
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