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Why is HDCP 2.2 important to playing 4K Ultra HD...

Why is HDCP 2.2 important to playing 4K Ultra HD or HDR content? | Official Roku Support (https://support.roku.com/article/230317588)
12-16-20, 11:03 AM
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Are you installing the ditra-heat over a concrete...

Are you installing the ditra-heat over a concrete slab or a framed wood floor? If installing over a concrete slab you need to use an unmodified thinset mortar. I'm not aware of any rapid setting...
12-08-20, 11:03 AM
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You say you don't want to shift the pattern but...

You say you don't want to shift the pattern but there is really no choice other than to possibly select different tile. You can still center and balance the wall by making cuts on each side of the...
12-01-20, 02:23 PM
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From the Natural Stone Institute: OIL-BASED...

From the Natural Stone Institute:

OIL-BASED STAINS
Poultice with baking soda and water OR one of the powdered poultice materials and mineral spirits.Applying the PoulticePrepare the poultice. If...
11-23-20, 12:35 PM
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Porcelain is a kind of ceramic tile (but not all...

Porcelain is a kind of ceramic tile (but not all ceramic tile is porcelain). Porcelain is fired at higher temperatures making it harder and more dense. To be classified as porcelain, tile must have a...
11-20-20, 12:52 PM
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I'm checking your math here. You say the tile is...

I'm checking your math here. You say the tile is 1/2" thick and you are using 1/4" cement board. That's 3/4" right there. If the flange is 1" off the subfloor you only have a 1/4" to make up. The...
10-29-20, 11:06 AM
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All surfaces that will be tiled including the top...

All surfaces that will be tiled including the top of your knee wall need to be covered in cement backerboard before the laticrete membrane is applied. Make sure that all horizontal surfaces like the...
09-07-20, 08:51 AM
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Posted By HeresJohnny

Tile work looks great. Is the bottom where it...

Tile work looks great. Is the bottom where it meets wood caulked? I canít see an open joint there.
09-03-20, 12:05 PM
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The joints where three tiles meet (triangle) look...

The joints where three tiles meet (triangle) look easily bigger than 1/8". I would recommend using sanded grout. Force the grout in as best you can with your float. I never, ever use unsanded...
08-31-20, 02:18 PM
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I've never used or heard of it. I just googled...

I've never used or heard of it. I just googled prices on Amazon and Kerdi actually came up less expensive. I'm not sure what your project is or what the actual price difference may be. I do know...
08-31-20, 02:03 PM
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If the smallest grout joint is really zero,...

If the smallest grout joint is really zero, nothing will fit in there. From the photo it doesn't look like zero, however hard to tell. Some of those joints are pretty big but again hard to tell. ...
08-31-20, 09:34 AM
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Just to add, unsanded grout will often shrink and...

Just to add, unsanded grout will often shrink and crack in bigger than 1/8" joints.
08-31-20, 09:30 AM
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Where you say no gaps looks like small gaps to me...

Where you say no gaps looks like small gaps to me but hard to tell. Looks like your photo is blown up so hard to tell how big the biggest joints are. If the biggest joint is around 1/8" or a hair...
08-27-20, 12:15 PM
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Posted By HeresJohnny

What are the floor joists, 2x8's, 2x10's? You...

What are the floor joists, 2x8's, 2x10's? You need minimum 5/8" exterior glue bc plugged or better grade plywood over your existing planks. If you already have that, make sure the ply is in good...
08-25-20, 12:49 PM
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That's not right. He can't go over 1/2" planks...

That's not right. He can't go over 1/2" planks without adding more plywood. 5/8" would be the minimum. Hardi isn't structural and will add no strength to the floor. 1/2" hardi is no better than...
08-14-20, 10:57 AM
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You don't need to remove the planks. You can go...

You don't need to remove the planks. You can go over the planks with 5/8" or thicker exterior grade plywood, bc or better. If height is a concern you don't need to use cement board over the...
05-13-20, 05:19 AM
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Yes, thanks, it should have said not.

Yes, thanks, it should have said not.
05-12-20, 12:43 PM
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Posted By HeresJohnny

Yes, as long as the concrete has been painted or...

Yes, as long as the concrete has been painted or has some other coating on it. It must be able to absorb water.
05-12-20, 09:34 AM
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The smallest roll of Ditra you can buy is 54 sq...

The smallest roll of Ditra you can buy is 54 sq feet. You can find it for about $80 to $90. Not terribly expensive. Why do you need a membrane? What is the condition of the concrete floor, cracks...
04-23-20, 08:19 AM
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Posted By HeresJohnny

Don't use mastic or any pre-mixed products to set...

Don't use mastic or any pre-mixed products to set glass tile. You need a powder thinset that is made specifically for glass.
04-23-20, 08:15 AM
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Posted By HeresJohnny

I'm seeing this late but cement based patching...

I'm seeing this late but cement based patching and leveling compounds go over the cement board, not under. Hopefully not too late.
04-08-20, 11:23 AM
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Posted By HeresJohnny

https://sa.www4.irs.gov/irfof/lang/en/irfofgetstat...

https://sa.www4.irs.gov/irfof/lang/en/irfofgetstatus.jsp
You can get details here
03-24-20, 08:51 AM
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Posted By HeresJohnny

Cement board is cheap insurance here. It depends...

Cement board is cheap insurance here. It depends on who uses the tub, maybe little water, maybe a lot. I've demo'd a few surrounds like this where the sheetrock was saturated. He has to demo the...
03-23-20, 01:20 PM
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Posted By HeresJohnny

Cut out the sheetrock and replace it with cement...

Cut out the sheetrock and replace it with cement board. That area will see plenty of water and eventually the water will bet behind the tile and the sheetrock will become mush. Cement board will...
03-09-20, 04:40 PM
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Posted By HeresJohnny

The Schluter membrane you are referring to is...

The Schluter membrane you are referring to is Kerdi. Kerdi is a complete shower solution. It goes on the floor, curb and walls of the shower at least to the shower head height. There is also a...
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