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05-11-11, 09:41 PM
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Posted By blorzoga

How Much For a Granite Kitchen Counter

I'm interested in having granite countertops installed in my kitchen and was wondering what an average ballpark figure would be to have it done, per square foot for just middle-of-the-road granite.
02-01-09, 09:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 935
Posted By blorzoga

Thanks for the help. One last thing: I keep...

Thanks for the help. One last thing: I keep reading about isolation membranes. Is there any need for one in this application, or are they only needed when installing tile over concrete slab or SLC?
02-01-09, 09:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 935
Posted By blorzoga

Yes, this is the same kitchen, sorry for the...

Yes, this is the same kitchen, sorry for the confusion. The existing subfloor in 1/2 the kitchen is TG boards approx 3inches wide, like you'd see under a hardwood floor. The other half is plywood,...
02-01-09, 08:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 935
Posted By blorzoga

Subfloor question

I'm planning a kitchen tile project. Kitchen is 15 x 15 using 12x12 tiles. I plan to rip up the subfloor down to the joists, lay 3/4 in TG plywood on the joists, then 1/4 in hardibacker, then tile....
01-31-09, 05:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,166
Posted By blorzoga

Cables

The cables are woven into a mesh that is rolled out. The installation instructions say that thinset can be applied directly on top of the mesh. Alternately, they say that you can use SLC, but I'm a...
01-31-09, 03:07 PM
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Views: 4,166
Posted By blorzoga

Membrane

I can understand using the membrane if I use SLC, but if I'm just using hardibacker, then is the membrane necessary? I thought the hardibacker was stable and not prone to microcracking.
01-31-09, 08:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,166
Posted By blorzoga

membrane?

I plan to put down backerboard on top of 3/4 in TG plywood. Why would I need a membrane?
01-27-09, 09:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,166
Posted By blorzoga

Back-buttering every tile?

I plan to lay a tile floor in my kitchen ~180 sq ft, 12x12 tiles. I am putting down underfloor heating wires (mesh) and am concerned about damaging the wires with either the notched trowel or when I...
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Views: 2,595
Posted By blorzoga

Attaching a new closet flange to a lead closet bend

I am in the midst of a powder room renovation. I ripped up the floor and removed the original closet flange that was attached (with lead, I assume) to the lead closet bend. I'm putting down a 3/4 in...
01-28-07, 08:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,257
Posted By blorzoga

Low Pressure

Just a thought, but maybe when you did the plumbing, some dirt or other particles got into the lines and are clogging up the fixtures. Try removing and cleaning any strainers that may be on the...
09-21-06, 06:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,207
Posted By blorzoga

Soffit question

I recently completed an 8X12 addition to my house and am in the process of siding it. The roof has a 18" overhang so I installed vinyl fascia on the fascia board and had it create a 1/2 inch track...
07-02-06, 11:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 783
Posted By blorzoga

go for it!

I have a small bathroom that I always hated (50 yrs old) the tub was rusting, pink and black tile, very dated. I though of having the tub and surround covered (a la "bathfitters") but the quote they...
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Views: 1,896
Posted By blorzoga

Thanks

for the advice everyone. I'll stick to the hammer idea
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Views: 1,896
Posted By blorzoga

Framing Nailer?

I plan to build a 8 X 12 ft 1 story addition to my house and was wondering whether it would be worthwhile to buy a framing nailer and compressor. I'm looking at $400-$500 and it just doesn't seem...
06-12-06, 07:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 80,712
Posted By blorzoga

Rule of thumb says to bury 1/3 of the length of...

Rule of thumb says to bury 1/3 of the length of the post. If you're putting up a 6 ft fence, get an 8 ft post, bury it 2' 8 " and you'll have 5'4" to attach the fence to (assuming you're using pre...
05-31-06, 06:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,758
Posted By blorzoga

30 days, I believe

30 days, I believe
05-30-06, 08:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 46,194
Posted By blorzoga

Thanks for the info. One more thing: Is it okay...

Thanks for the info. One more thing: Is it okay to fill the hole with dirt after the concrete has set, or does the concrete have to be on the surface?
05-30-06, 10:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 46,194
Posted By blorzoga

The holes will be about 10" diameter, 2 ft deep. ...

The holes will be about 10" diameter, 2 ft deep.

Regarding my prior post about wet vs dry concrete, the answer I received was not clear. I had asked about allowing the moisture from the ground to...
05-29-06, 10:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 46,194
Posted By blorzoga

Fence Post - How Much Concrete

I'm setting 4x4 PT posts for a 4ft wooden picket fence. I plan to dig post holes 2 ft deep. Is one 80lb bag of concrete sufficient to set the posts in? Can I put dry mix in the hole and then add the...
05-28-06, 11:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 39,942
Posted By blorzoga

This method was suggested to me by the guy at the...

This method was suggested to me by the guy at the fence supplier. My question is, what is the disadvantage of just adding water???
05-27-06, 09:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 39,942
Posted By blorzoga

Dry-Pack Method of Post Setting

Has anyone heard of setting posts by using premixed dry concrete mix poured in the hole around the post and just the moisture from the ground turns the dry mix into hardened concrete?
05-26-06, 07:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,828
Posted By blorzoga

Cedar does not handle the cement well. Everything...

Cedar does not handle the cement well. Everything I've read suggest using PT for the posts always.
Replies: 3
Views: 1,386
Posted By blorzoga

The addition will be a mudroom. The short side...

The addition will be a mudroom. The short side will be attached to the house. It will be on post & pier foundation with the floor sitting on top of two 12 ft 4x6s. Since it's a mudroom, I plan to...
Replies: 3
Views: 1,386
Posted By blorzoga

Joining Addition to House

I plan to build an 8' x 12' 1-story addition to the rear of my house. The addition will be 8 ft stud walls with t-11 plywood on the outside. I would like to know the best method of attaching it to my...
Replies: 4
Views: 5,123
Posted By blorzoga

Yes I'll be doing 16" o.c. Thanks for the chicken...

Yes I'll be doing 16" o.c. Thanks for the chicken wire idea!
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