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Forum: The Mud Box 06-03-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 188
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Thanks for talking me out of this hare-brained...

Thanks for talking me out of this hare-brained idea. Points well taken!

$100+++ per roofing square? That's for material only, right?
Forum: The Mud Box 06-03-2020, 12:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 188
Posted By makethatkerdistick
A local supplier sells high-quality standing seam...

A local supplier sells high-quality standing seam panels to the general public. As you know, I have a propensity for taking on various projects as DIY.
There is some good advice on Youtube, and I...
Forum: The Mud Box 05-31-2020, 08:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 188
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Some good thoughts, Jim! CX, sorry for...

Some good thoughts, Jim!

CX, sorry for misinterpreting your comments. It was a hasty read and a hasty reply. I already see I've got lots of reading to do to learn about the different options like...
Forum: The Mud Box 05-31-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 188
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Thanks, CX. This is helpful information. I think...

Thanks, CX. This is helpful information. I think the pitch on my roof is about 5/12 or thereabouts.

Regarding the bright white, I am determined that I want that coating. For the full thermal...
Forum: The Mud Box 05-31-2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 188
Posted By makethatkerdistick
tips regarding metal roofing

A new project for my home seems in the offing. As my composite shingle roof is aging, I am considering a metal roof with reflective white coating as a replacement in the next couple of years.
Three...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-12-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 719
Posted By makethatkerdistick
The points the pros make are well understood! :) ...

The points the pros make are well understood! :)

However, it seems from a homeowner's perspective, us folks might be served best by sticking to the original formula. You get the actual proven...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-10-2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 719
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Just a DIY guy here. I found working with...

Just a DIY guy here. I found working with traditional Spectralock Pro premium easy enough. When washing, the excess grout re-emulsified readily.
If there are no savings or real substantial...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-29-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,859
Posted By makethatkerdistick
I wouldn't discount HD so quickly. Their...

I wouldn't discount HD so quickly. Their selection of plumbing items is quite impressive. Yes, there will be items where the local plumbing supply carries the higher-quality counterpart, no doubt....
Forum: The Mud Box 03-29-2020, 11:43 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,490
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Fragility is the key word here for sure, Justin....

Fragility is the key word here for sure, Justin. Reminds me why I like to build stuff with my hands. At least, that gives me the (perhaps erroneous yet comforting) feeling of safety by creating...
Forum: The Mud Box 03-28-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,490
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Death rate is only one thing, and even if it is...

Death rate is only one thing, and even if it is lower than the dreaded 2-3% (which one can only hope), it is still a disaster.

Among the selection of preliminary findings people will often pick...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-25-2020, 04:44 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,334
Posted By makethatkerdistick
2018 UPC 605.1.4 lists reaming as one of the...

2018 UPC 605.1.4 lists reaming as one of the required steps for soldered copper joints.

My plumber at the time was in his fifties. He was probably just too lazy to ream. He's not allowed to enter...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-24-2020, 08:37 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,334
Posted By makethatkerdistick
I'll have to let this one go. Just got so mad...

I'll have to let this one go. Just got so mad looking at the job I paid for when I didn't know better.

Yes, the drywall screws are good enough. Just not something I'd use if I charged a customer...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-24-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,334
Posted By makethatkerdistick
I think I am losing faith in humanity. :confused:...

I think I am losing faith in humanity. :confused:

As I am capping off all abandoned water lines I was also removing the copper line to the fridge a plumber had installed seven years ago. He had...
Forum: The Mud Box 03-21-2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,490
Posted By makethatkerdistick
My Lowe's has better check-out terminals. You...

My Lowe's has better check-out terminals. You don't have to pick up the hand scanner.
At least, Home Depot has created generous leave policies for their employees. I'd hope that will discourage...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-20-2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,212
Posted By makethatkerdistick
If it's that expensive, I really don't see the...

If it's that expensive, I really don't see the benefit over the traditional two-part epoxy or the existing one-part grouts. :scratch:
A lot of these products are driven by convenience. It's not...
Forum: The Mud Box 03-13-2020, 08:16 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,490
Posted By makethatkerdistick
At my local big box stores, they're out of dust...

At my local big box stores, they're out of dust masks. I was doing some work involving harmful dust (sawdust, insulation, drilling into brick etc.) and was glad that I had a few masks left in my own...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-06-2020, 10:06 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,352
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Are you trying to save a few dollars by looking...

Are you trying to save a few dollars by looking into these knock-off drains? I understand the sentiment but think that saving on the drain would be ill advised. Whatever you decide to use for water...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-04-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,352
Posted By makethatkerdistick
The Kerdi is approved for submerged applications,...

The Kerdi is approved for submerged applications, just not with the regular thinset application. In Europe, Schluter markets a product called "Kerdi-Coll." That in conjunction with perhaps more...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-04-2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,334
Posted By makethatkerdistick
I finally did make my connection at the meter. I...

I finally did make my connection at the meter. I was very nervous but everything worked out great. The PEX to copper has no leaks and everything works as intended. I still got to hook up two out of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-01-2020, 09:13 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,334
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Stressful weekend! I dug 40 feet of trench to a...

Stressful weekend! I dug 40 feet of trench to a depth of 20 inches. I thought going a bit beyond code minimum might be prudent. Wow, what a painful undertaking it was! Cut through parts of a French...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-27-2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,334
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Got some dark burn marks for CX to lighten his...

Got some dark burn marks for CX to lighten his day! :)

I decided to get the 12 inch long-stem freeze-proof Arrowhead sillcock. I wrapped it in white vinyl tape to protect it from scratching the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-26-2020, 08:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,351
Posted By makethatkerdistick
What you have is, to quote a doyen of the forum,...

What you have is, to quote a doyen of the forum, a piss-poor tile installation.
So sorry for you! The good news is that this can be removed and reset without harming the water proofing below. You...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-24-2020, 09:09 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,334
Posted By makethatkerdistick
My son can deem himself lucky that he's only...

My son can deem himself lucky that he's only five. No digging duty for him yet. And CX, approximations have so far defined my life. If that brings with it the title of a sissy, I will proudly wear...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-23-2020, 10:07 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,334
Posted By makethatkerdistick
There are some burn marks where I couldn't get...

There are some burn marks where I couldn't get the protective blanket tucked underneath. The fiber blanket now has a few holes burnt in it. :suspect:
Speaking of fatigue: I am getting tired of this...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-23-2020, 08:43 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,334
Posted By makethatkerdistick
CX, let's hope you're right. I am still...

CX, let's hope you're right. I am still confounded by that phenomenon!

I've been running new supply lines to the master bath. They will ultimately connect inside the vanity with the existing lines...
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