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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-01-2012, 03:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,272
Posted By klbowe
4. Light a match and pretend it was all a bad...

4. Light a match and pretend it was all a bad dream.


:devil::
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-01-2012, 01:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,272
Posted By klbowe
Thanks, I will look at the truss and see if I...

Thanks, I will look at the truss and see if I can find their logo or name. They would probably have a web site. May have to take some of the ceiling down to do so but thats the way it goes ..
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-01-2012, 07:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,272
Posted By klbowe
Deflecto for Trusses ?

Is there a tool or table that calculates deflection for a engineered truss ?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-28-2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,272
Posted By klbowe
10-4

Had the home builder over this morning. He actually lived here a couple years after it was built. The trusses used, spacing and span were not intended to support the weight of this installation.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-27-2012, 08:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,272
Posted By klbowe
Thanks, I am hoping between the Tiler and...

Thanks,

I am hoping between the Tiler and the store we can work this out fairly.

The tiler has agreed to repair the damage one time. But says the structure needs to be improved or it will...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-27-2012, 07:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,272
Posted By klbowe
Back up a minute, let's get a time line going. ...

Back up a minute, let's get a time line going.

The house was built when: 25 years ago

The remodel was started when: 1.5 years ago

The cracks appeared when: 6 months after installed

Did...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-26-2012, 10:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,272
Posted By klbowe
Who's Problem is it ?

I the dumb homeowner wanted a kitchen remodel. While I have done small tile projects such as small bathroom floors and showers I was a bit nervous about this one as it is a 12x12 floor on the second...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-14-2011, 02:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,272
Posted By klbowe
I though I answered many of your questions above...

I though I answered many of your questions above but maybe missed a couple. I am more than happy to try again and it would help me if the ones I missed were listed out.

I contracted and made all...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-14-2011, 10:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,272
Posted By klbowe
CX, I think you are on it, This is really...

CX,

I think you are on it, This is really not good. I could just about throw up after seeing what has happened to the floor.

I will try to drawn up the room.

The crack and trusses run...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-14-2011, 08:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,272
Posted By klbowe
CX, Thanks much for the reply but it leaves me a...

CX, Thanks much for the reply but it leaves me a bit confused.

Please do not take this as sarcastic but while I understand that there are tables, formulas and best practices to follow when...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-14-2011, 07:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,272
Posted By klbowe
Warranty Work ?

I have received much advice from users of this forum on the two showers I installed as well as the flooring I installed in my bathrooms. The best part is I have had no issues with any of the tile I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-17-2009, 09:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,561
Posted By klbowe
I am no expert but here is my opinion. ...

I am no expert but here is my opinion.

Being old school and a fix it mentality when ever I climb into the shower I focus on the grout lines keeping a watchful eye out for signs of trouble.

My...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-17-2009, 07:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,173
Posted By klbowe
Floor and counter top photos please ?

We are getting ready to pick out counter tops and flooring and backslpash I would love to see photos of your work.

Is it best to pick out the counter top then find a floor tile and backsplash...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-16-2009, 08:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,009
Posted By klbowe
Choosing the size of a Grout Line

Other than appearance is there any reason why a larger grout line would be prefered over a smaller one ?

I am DYI homeowner and have done a couple of floors and shower stalls. The most recent...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-16-2009, 03:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,293
Posted By klbowe
First off thank you for the replies. It...

First off thank you for the replies.

It sounds like one reply suggests removing the Hardie Backer and the other trying to leave it in. In the end I think the way the floor comes up will dictate...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-16-2009, 08:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,293
Posted By klbowe
Hardie board subfloor removal ?

Hello ! You can call me Ken

I have a smaller room that needs to be RE-tiled. My question is how and what to remove to end up with a solid level subfloor for the new tile.

The present 12x12...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-16-2008, 10:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,913
Posted By klbowe
It was grouted bout 3 years ago. I don't...

It was grouted bout 3 years ago.

I don't know what is causing the color differences that is why I am here. The tile store manager told me it was efflorescense and recommended the 50 dollar miracle...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-16-2008, 09:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,913
Posted By klbowe
What should I use to clean-up the grout ?

What should I use to clean-up the grout ?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-16-2008, 09:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,913
Posted By klbowe
Efflorescence ?

Back again !

The new shower turned out great and like most improvements now everything else in the room needs a little touch up.

The grout used on the tile floor in the basement bathroom never...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-09-2008, 09:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,103
Posted By klbowe
Changing Grout Color

The grout used on my basement bath ( Tile over Concrete ) never was very consistant in color. It is light in color and almost the color of concrete. Some of it looks like dry concrete and some looks...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-04-2008, 08:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,049
Posted By klbowe
Thanks, and How do you do it ?

:bow: First off I would like to thank those who replied to my questions on rebuilding / replacing my bathroom shower. Second I am amazed and impressed that people can get out of bed every day and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-23-2008, 01:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,839
Posted By klbowe
Thanks All , I contacted Mustee the maker...

Thanks All ,

I contacted Mustee the maker of the base and they are sending me a repair kit.

So this will be our little secret :twitch:

Unless I screw up the repair job...


Thanks...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-23-2008, 01:19 PM
Replies: 1,382
Views: 849,877
Posted By klbowe
:bow: Lowes it is ! This is a small...

:bow:

Lowes it is !

This is a small job. THANKS for the replies !

Ken
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-22-2008, 06:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,839
Posted By klbowe
Wouldn't work , they are in College. (Thats...

Wouldn't work , they are in College.

(Thats why I am a try and do it your selfer)

I did find a website for the Manufacturer , Mustee Durabase maybe they have a repair kit available.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-22-2008, 06:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,839
Posted By klbowe
I'm a dead man,,,

:cry:

Well I am about 3/4 finished setting tile in the shower and I dropped a granite tile on the shower base. Corner down , nice big chip but not through the tub.

My wife is going to hang me...
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