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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-23-2020, 08:19 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 5,362
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Here is what might work: Use a very small...

Here is what might work: Use a very small circular saw like the Dremel Saw max with a diamond blade. Set it to a very shallow height (thickness of tile) and then start criss- crossing across all the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-18-2020, 07:47 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 18,226
Posted By makethatkerdistick
I removed the epoxy grout with a carbide blade...

I removed the epoxy grout with a carbide blade and my oscillating tool. Dusty work! As I was cleaning up the joints, I decided to replace the sealant in the short vertical line on the shower curb's...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-12-2020, 06:04 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 18,226
Posted By makethatkerdistick
I decided to drill a 1 3/4 in hole in the tile,...

I decided to drill a 1 3/4 in hole in the tile, then step down to preserve a flange of Kerdi fabric for sealing, if water ever got around the outside of the curb.
After drilling deep into the wood,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-09-2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 18,226
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Davy, I am so very glad I can avoid the Dallas...

Davy, I am so very glad I can avoid the Dallas traffic. If I hear of someone in need of a new shower, I'll bring attention to you.

CX, thank you for the time you take in responding to my...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-08-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 18,226
Posted By makethatkerdistick
CX, given the unknown cause which is difficult to...

CX, given the unknown cause which is difficult to assess, I might do the following:

1. Keep showering and watching. If a leak from above were the cause, with the slight crack in the grout, this...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-07-2020, 07:52 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 18,226
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Hi Davy, I am doing well. Have you had any jobs...

Hi Davy,
I am doing well. Have you had any jobs up here lately? I might have to re-grout but before I do that, I want to investigate more.

CX,
Not sure about my slab's vapor emission. This is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-07-2020, 02:12 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 18,226
Posted By makethatkerdistick
And more than two years later, I discovered a...

And more than two years later, I discovered a problem. :sick: Maybe you can lay my worries to rest. The curb has now developed a separation, perhaps 1/32 in. You can see in the pictures where the...
Forum: The Mud Box 10-28-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,304
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Simple physics, CX. I've measured the difference...

Simple physics, CX. I've measured the difference myself when I had painted my shingle roof with some hydrated lime. I used an infrared thermometer. Ambient was in the high 90s on a sunny summer day...
Forum: The Mud Box 10-23-2020, 10:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,304
Posted By makethatkerdistick
The metal is the whitest white available in...

The metal is the whitest white available in Kynar. Never gets hot (which is the purpose of this whole thing). Come next spring, I'll start enjoying that benefit.
Forum: The Mud Box 10-23-2020, 08:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,304
Posted By makethatkerdistick
The project has started. The installer is very...

The project has started. The installer is very good and approachable. We work out flashing details and placement of penetrations together. So far, I am very pleased. It's a slow process, though. 14...
Forum: The Mud Box 09-30-2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,304
Posted By makethatkerdistick
I am all excited. My install will begin in two...

I am all excited. My install will begin in two weeks. Kynar finish galvalum. All as desired. Out of numerous companies, they were the ONLY one that followed through. Not that I have much of a choice....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-26-2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 555
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Yes, you can apply more epoxy on top of epoxy. It...

Yes, you can apply more epoxy on top of epoxy. It will adhere well.
Forum: The Mud Box 06-25-2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 691
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Thanks, CX. I think I'll give my city a call to...

Thanks, CX. I think I'll give my city a call to check.
The separation between flue and exterior is to ensure the independent ability of the flue to expand and contract, I think. Hence, they ought...
Forum: The Mud Box 06-24-2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 691
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Sigh. I decided to take off the top four layers...

Sigh. I decided to take off the top four layers of brick as I found the mortar in that area sufficiently degraded to almost sand. Part of the problem was the slight corbelling at the top which...
Forum: The Mud Box 06-23-2020, 10:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 691
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Thanks for the good tips, guys! I'll do this one...

Thanks for the good tips, guys! I'll do this one on the cheap, so will use one of my bigger trowels as a hawk. The pointing tool and the jointer are only $7 each at Lowe's. Supplies will run me less...
Forum: The Mud Box 06-22-2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 691
Posted By makethatkerdistick
repointing chimney

Yet another project I discovered while inspecting my house. Since I'll be getting a new roof soon, I am trying to repoint my brick chimney beforehand. The chimney is structurally sound but has...
Forum: The Mud Box 06-18-2020, 07:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By makethatkerdistick
The calcium chloride test is among my top ten...

The calcium chloride test is among my top ten favorite building tests. Only the lead test is more fun :D

I am not going to say anything and take away from their upgrade. Usually, people have...
Forum: The Mud Box 06-16-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Interesting. I suppose I learned something new...

Interesting. I suppose I learned something new then. I would assume their slab house has a proper vapor barrier between the soil and the concrete. The added benefit would then be to have no extra...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-15-2020, 09:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 279
Posted By makethatkerdistick
What CX said about Versabond is true for Flexbond...

What CX said about Versabond is true for Flexbond as well. My samples cured without air in a ziplock bag as well. Just in case you were wondering. :)
Forum: The Mud Box 06-15-2020, 04:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Gluing hardwood planks directly to slab?

Just learned that one of my colleagues is having hardwood floors installed directly to their slab on grade foundation. This just doesn't seem right to me, does it? I see no vapor retarder, just the...
Forum: The Mud Box 06-15-2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,032
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Sad thing for sure. I had to have my cat put down...

Sad thing for sure. I had to have my cat put down a few years back. Still miss her every day. She was a true companion. So sorry for your loss.
Forum: The Mud Box 06-15-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,304
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Must be a busy time for roofers. Of all the eight...

Must be a busy time for roofers. Of all the eight contractors I called I only ever got one response followed by an actual quote. Not sure what to think but I wonder if this is common?
...
Forum: The Mud Box 06-08-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,304
Posted By makethatkerdistick
I am pursuing a new approach. I identified a...

I am pursuing a new approach. I identified a supplier in the Dallas area (Sheffield Metals) that has the materials I want. I will ask them for local installers that use their products. Maybe that way...
Forum: The Mud Box 06-06-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,304
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Thanks all for your feedback. I enjoy listening...

Thanks all for your feedback. I enjoy listening to you while I learn and dig in.

I found this manufacturer's data sheet that clearly shows that nothing comes close to bright white. The SRI value...
Forum: The Mud Box 06-05-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,304
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Sigh! I interviewed my first roofing contractor....

Sigh! I interviewed my first roofing contractor. The person was nice and patiently addressed my questions. He seemed knowledgeable at first but then started making up stuff. I hate when people do...
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