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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-24-2002, 04:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,168
Posted By Tom
Sorry for changing the subject, but I am willing...

Sorry for changing the subject, but I am willing to use mud on these floors, but usually it would be limited to about 1" thick. I just feel that 1/2" plywood and cbu is stronger, or that 1" isn't...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-22-2002, 09:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,168
Posted By Tom
When laying plywood over a plank subfloor, is it...

When laying plywood over a plank subfloor, is it best to screw it to the planks, like I've always done, or paint the whole subfloor with glue before laying the plywood, like I read in another forum....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-04-2002, 10:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,521
Posted By Tom
I have a 1x4 slat subfloor with an adjoining 3/4"...

I have a 1x4 slat subfloor with an adjoining 3/4" hardwood floor. The subfloor is flat and out of level in one direction by 1/2" in 8'(lower at the wall away from the hardwood). The floor can't be...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-19-2002, 09:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,976
Posted By Tom
Hi-Lo screws that are made for cement board are...

Hi-Lo screws that are made for cement board are difficult to use with the harder cellulose/cement hardbacker. You can use galvanized roofing nails, or coated deck screws work well and are easy to...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-25-2002, 07:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,560
Posted By Tom
Thanks everyone for the links - I thought that...

Thanks everyone for the links - I thought that $50 one might be too good to be true. I'll look into everything here.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-24-2002, 08:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,438
Posted By Tom
Hardibacker will come apart in clean layers when...

Hardibacker will come apart in clean layers when a purposeful attempt is made using considerable force. I've never seen or heard of it coming apart unintentionally. Any backer will fall apart if it...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-24-2002, 07:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,560
Posted By Tom
Hi all, I am considering buying a laser line...

Hi all,
I am considering buying a laser line generator to speed up work where chalk lines get smudged or covered. I saw one at the HD for 50 bucks, although I'm willing to spend a little more if...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-06-2002, 08:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,614
Posted By Tom
http://www.raimondiutensili.it/index_english.html

http://www.raimondiutensili.it/index_english.html
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-06-2002, 06:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,708
Posted By Tom
I agree and would never use anything but CBU...

I agree and would never use anything but CBU screws for CBU's. As anyone who has worked with Hardibacker can tell you, it is a pain in the ass with CBU screws. The deck screws I use are coated,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-05-2002, 09:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,708
Posted By Tom
Yes

Yes
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-05-2002, 07:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,708
Posted By Tom
Use square drive coated decking screws and you...

Use square drive coated decking screws and you won't have a problem. Screws don't pull through Hardibacker as easily as they do with CBU's.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-14-2002, 10:29 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,443
Posted By Tom
The previous should read, Hardibacker advocates...

The previous should read, Hardibacker advocates using modified(latex or acrylic)OR dry-set mortar under their boards, except with natural stone, where modified thinset must be used.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-14-2002, 10:27 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,443
Posted By Tom
Hardibacker advocates using, modified(latex or...

Hardibacker advocates using, modified(latex or acrylic) dry-set mortar under their boards, except with natural stone, where modified thinset must be used. The 1/4" board has greater compressive and...
Forum: The Mud Box 04-12-2002, 07:05 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,864
Posted By Tom
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1561584843/...

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1561584843/qid%3D1018659566/sr%3D8-1/ref%3Dsr%5F8%5F3%5F1/104-8479548-4676719
Forum: The Mud Box 04-12-2002, 07:03 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,864
Posted By Tom
Sorry, lets try that again - ...

Sorry, lets try that again -
http://www.taunton.com/concrete/index.asp
Forum: The Mud Box 04-12-2002, 07:01 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,864
Posted By Tom
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/15http://ww...

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/15http://www.taunton.com/concrete/index.asp
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-12-2002, 06:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,443
Posted By Tom
I don't know all brands, but I've used quite a...

I don't know all brands, but I've used quite a few and in every case the 1/4" or 5/16" was stronger, both in compressive and flexural strength, and stiffer than the same brand of 1/2" or nominal 1/2"...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-11-2002, 06:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,491
Posted By Tom
A rotozip will cut through like butter. If no...

A rotozip will cut through like butter. If no rotozip's available, or if dust is a problem, score your circle with a carbide tipped knife and score straight lines from the edge of the circle to the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-29-2002, 11:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,589
Posted By Tom
If you have resigned yourself to go with the...

If you have resigned yourself to go with the existing lead, wrap wide masking, or preferably paper shipping tape that you have to moisten around the pipe to give you a straight cutting line. Cut the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-28-2002, 08:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,589
Posted By Tom
In response to your other question, this forum is...

In response to your other question, this forum is frequented by a quite a few pro plumbers. While they can sometimes be short, you'll get straight answers.
http://www.masterplumbers.com/home.asp
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-28-2002, 08:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,589
Posted By Tom
Lead corrodes from electrolysis, and if part is...

Lead corrodes from electrolysis, and if part is corroded, you'll need to replace the lead back to the cast iron (hopefully) or possibly galvanized fitting. Lead was normally "wiped" with a pot of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-06-2002, 11:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,764
Posted By Tom
It will work and work well, although it will be...

It will work and work well, although it will be contrary to Code, which puts the closet flange above the finished floor.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-22-2001, 08:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,509
Posted By Tom
try using stainless or coated(preferably...

try using stainless or coated(preferably coated-they beak less)square drive decking screws. They go right in. I prefer to use a screwgun so as not to set these too deeply and cause the outer layer oh...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-03-2001, 08:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,459
Posted By Tom
To add to what Rob said, there is no grain in...

To add to what Rob said, there is no grain in cbu's or cement boards, but aside from keeping the seams away from the seams of the plywood substrate, you also have to try to not have 4 corners of...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-10-2001, 08:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,002
Posted By Tom
In the previous post I hadn't seen the PDF ten...

In the previous post I hadn't seen the PDF ten point spec sheet from the hardibacker web site. Here it does show the 1/4" as being stronger than the 1/2" board in flexural and compressive strength....
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