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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-29-2010, 11:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,244
Posted By Scythe
How big of a gap are we talking?

How big of a gap are we talking?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-23-2010, 03:05 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 17,798
Posted By Scythe
Great to hear you're finally making some legal...

Great to hear you're finally making some legal headway (and also you have a working shower now!).

Have a great Thanksgiving :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-25-2010, 07:20 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 58,727
Posted By Scythe
I ordered through Tile Experts. It took about...

I ordered through Tile Experts. It took about 2.5 weeks before the stuff showed up on my doorstep (they charge your card when the order ships) -- so I did get what I needed for cheaper then other...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-04-2010, 10:11 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 17,798
Posted By Scythe
This is an interesting thread to read through --...

This is an interesting thread to read through -- a real life drama unfolding. I really hope you get some compensation and get them shutdown.

Anyway, keep the posts coming. I enjoy following...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-29-2010, 12:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,990
Posted By Scythe
I don't think it'll be as noticeable as you think...

I don't think it'll be as noticeable as you think it will be. I would just use a standard wood transition available from homer's a la:...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-28-2010, 11:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,606
Posted By Scythe
You can definitely tell you're a bit of a...

You can definitely tell you're a bit of a hypochondriac, haha. Why not just swing by the doctor if you're so overly concerned? They can probably do a few quick tests. I doubt 4 years of exposure...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-28-2010, 07:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,320
Posted By Scythe
Off hand reasons I wouldn't want caulk in the...

Off hand reasons I wouldn't want caulk in the place of grout: It shrinks/tears/etc, it's more expensive than most grout, and it's nasty to clean. It also gets dirty extremely quick.

I'm...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-23-2010, 01:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,068
Posted By Scythe
Haha, break it into pieces and make some abstract...

Haha, break it into pieces and make some abstract wall art ;)
Forum: The Mud Box 09-23-2010, 09:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,316
Posted By Scythe
I build apps for both OS's, and highly recommend...

I build apps for both OS's, and highly recommend Android just for flexibility reasons. Interface-wise, iPhone has Android beat, but it lacks a lot of what Android can do. Android 3.0 should match...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-22-2010, 11:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 937
Posted By Scythe
Pack the joint fully by pushing the grout in the...

Pack the joint fully by pushing the grout in the lines, then use the rounded corner on your grout float to make a concave grout line by dragging it down the packed lines. It'll remove the excess and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-20-2010, 09:58 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,537
Posted By Scythe
Yep...shaving the bottom of the door off is the...

Yep...shaving the bottom of the door off is the easiest fix. I trimmed 2 of them yesterday in about 15 mins (including hauling them up and down the stairs to reinstall).

Just pop the door off the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-13-2010, 07:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,406
Posted By Scythe
Also make sure you wear a mold-filtering...

Also make sure you wear a mold-filtering respirator. Home Depot sells one for ~$20 by 3M which has pink filters on it.

Some dark molds can cause severe respiratory issues and sometimes even death...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-01-2010, 08:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,193
Posted By Scythe
The guest bath is finished (repainted, all...

The guest bath is finished (repainted, all recaulked, new baseboards, toilet installed, etc). I'll take a picture in a bit. I need to install the new faucets, but that'll wait till I'm done with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-28-2010, 10:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,726
Posted By Scythe
Uhh, there's already 4 different off-colored...

Uhh, there's already 4 different off-colored tiles in there. Four slightly off-colored grout lines should be the least of her worries I would think? You should be able to find a similar matching...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-23-2010, 01:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,804
Posted By Scythe
For the size of a room, you could easily get by...

For the size of a room, you could easily get by with a cheap wet saw, like: http://www.harborfreight.com/power-tools/tile-saws/7-inch-portable-wet-cutting-tile-saw-40315.html

After cutting...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-09-2010, 11:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,788
Posted By Scythe
Versabond works well for both under/over. ...

Versabond works well for both under/over.

Did you check your floors deflection (to make sure your floor can support tile) using the awesome Deflecto calculator on the top bar yet?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-06-2010, 11:22 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,645
Posted By Scythe
Finish demo'ing the area and start fresh. ...

Finish demo'ing the area and start fresh. There's no way you can put that all back together without it looking like a hack in some form. Humpty dumpty and all that ;)

In fact, it'd be even...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-06-2010, 09:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,018
Posted By Scythe
I'm not a pro...however if I just lost my job and...

I'm not a pro...however if I just lost my job and was going to do work on a project for free -- and got $300 for a few hours of my time -- I'd be fine with that.

Anyway...basing this off of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-04-2010, 08:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,749
Posted By Scythe
Uhh, I'll just say what everyone else is thinking...

Uhh, I'll just say what everyone else is thinking by reading this thread: I'd pull up all that you've done and start fresh.

You seem deadset on the thinset being the problem, when in fact that's...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-02-2010, 07:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,964
Posted By Scythe
I'd first buy a nice respirator which filters out...

I'd first buy a nice respirator which filters out mold spores if you're going to be working in that bathroom, a la:
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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-29-2010, 08:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,193
Posted By Scythe
Thanks :) The boss signed off on it this...

Thanks :)

The boss signed off on it this morning, so it looks like I'll be redoing the master bathroom floor in a couple weeks with the same style/tile/colors. She's excited to see the room with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-29-2010, 06:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,193
Posted By Scythe
Finally got around to grouting last night using...

Finally got around to grouting last night using Spectralock -- which was nice (but expensive) to use. Here's a pic of the near-finished product.

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This weekend is painting the room a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-05-2010, 07:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,193
Posted By Scythe
Sorry for the delay guys. I had to call a...

Sorry for the delay guys. I had to call a plumber to raise the closet flange up properly, and finding one this weekend was a chore, haha. I didn't want to chance a potential subfloor failure due to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-28-2010, 07:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,193
Posted By Scythe
Sounds good, I'll update with some pictures in a...

Sounds good, I'll update with some pictures in a day or so :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-28-2010, 07:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,193
Posted By Scythe
Thanks Bob, I'm feeling far more confident about...

Thanks Bob, I'm feeling far more confident about this project now, haha. I'll buy 1/2" bcx plywood tonight and let it acclimate. Then I'll put it down later tomorrow or on Wednesday using decking...
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