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02-19-21, 06:29 AM
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Just reporting back on my finished job. It worked...

Just reporting back on my finished job. It worked out perfectly and went down fast. Having the skim coat of hard thinset over the ditra and protecting the heating cable is a top tip for a DIY'er like...
02-15-21, 07:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 296
Posted By tha_dub

I know my expansion tank is on the smaller side...

I know my expansion tank is on the smaller side of things. I've got a 40 gallon HW tank at maybe 60 psi (remember either my air gauge or water pressure gauge is not correct). With both matching at 60...
02-06-21, 08:27 AM
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Posted By tha_dub

Well nobody replied so....... Anyhow I got...

Well nobody replied so.......

Anyhow I got it figured out and thought I would share. I'm not sure if my air pressure or water pressure gauge is bad but one is for sure. I have a good quality hook...
02-03-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 296
Posted By tha_dub

Expansion tank issues

Hi all

I just installed an expansion tank and I'm wondering if its working properly. I'm not sure I entirely trust my water pressure gauge and air gauge. I set the air to 60 psi and my water...
01-01-21, 03:17 PM
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Posted By tha_dub

Cutting in floor heating cable

Maybe a dumb question but I'll ask anyhow. I'm installing an in floor heating cable. There are two parts to it. A yellow cable that's the actual heating cable which I'm not going to cut and about 8...
12-19-20, 06:24 AM
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Views: 429
Posted By tha_dub

Hey all I've got er figured but I thought...

Hey all

I've got er figured but I thought I'd post my solution in case it helps anyone else. I'm going with Mapei rapid set. Spec sheet says it can be used with membranes. There is a note about...
12-17-20, 07:26 AM
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Posted By tha_dub

Hey gents thanks for the replies. Yes I'm...

Hey gents thanks for the replies.

Yes I'm installing over plywood subfloor so the bottom layer should be all good for modified quick setting thinset.

Schluter does recommend regular thinset on...
12-15-20, 04:40 PM
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Views: 429
Posted By tha_dub

fast setting thin set

Hey all

Just curious what peoples thought are for using fast setting thinset to lay ditra heat mat and embed the heating cables? I'm doing my kitchen so its time sensitive for sure with a big...
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By tha_dub

Yup that worked perfect! 2 coats of polycrylic...

Yup that worked perfect! 2 coats of polycrylic with the aniline dye and they are nice and black with all the wood grain still showing! It looks like a regular stain job. I'll probably still do a...
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By tha_dub

Good idea Mark. I've got supplies on hand for a...

Good idea Mark. I've got supplies on hand for a similar attempt. I mixed black aniline dye with minwax polycrylic and put that down. It looks like its going to work but I'll have to wait a few hours...
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Views: 303
Posted By tha_dub

Marksr Yes I've tried and it looks right....

Marksr

Yes I've tried and it looks right. I'm using black in both types of gel. If I got even close to a black that would be good enough but its nowhere near. My hope was to use gel to make my job...
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Views: 303
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Gel stain not really working...

Hi all

Hoping someone can figure out where I've gone wrong. I'm trying to gel stain my oak cabinets almost black and its not really working out. They are solid oak 80's style honey color. I've...
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Views: 441
Posted By tha_dub

I've pulled some drywall out on the other side of...

I've pulled some drywall out on the other side of the wall and it dawned on me this span is not just a free span. Its nailed cross ways to the floor in the kitchen every 16 inches. I've attached a...
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Views: 441
Posted By tha_dub

How big a hole can I cut into a floor joist and be okay?

Good afternoon

Hopefully someone has some insight for me. I'm renovating my kitchen and found about the worst hood fan ducting job someone could do. They used plastic vinyl flexible pipe., went...
11-08-20, 07:54 AM
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Posted By tha_dub

thinset for ditra heat membrane

Hi all

Another question for a floor heat tiling job. I've settled on ditra heat membrane over 5/8 plywood 16inch centers.

I'll be using modified thinset between the plywood and membrane per mfg...
10-18-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 246
Posted By tha_dub

Interesting thanks for the link. Maybe its a...

Interesting thanks for the link. Maybe its a Canada or BC thing but I've never seen anything other than 16 inch joist spacing which is what I've got so I didn't even think to mention it....

From...
10-18-20, 05:13 PM
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Views: 246
Posted By tha_dub

I don't agree with the 1/2 in addition at all....

I don't agree with the 1/2 in addition at all. 5/8 ply plus 1/4 inch concrete fiber board has always stood up fine. Why would I need another 1/2 inch ply if using ditra?

If that was the case why...
10-17-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 246
Posted By tha_dub

Sorry yes that what I meant when I referred to...

Sorry yes that what I meant when I referred to Ditra. I guess what I'm asking is will 5/8 plywood and ditra heat membrane be stiff enought to stop the tile from cracking?

Thanks!
10-17-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 246
Posted By tha_dub

Flooring layers before installing tile

Hi all

Question regarding flooring layers before installing tile.

I'm installing a heated tile floor in my kitchen. I've got a 5/8 plywood sub floor. In the past I've always laid a 1/4 inch of...
10-17-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 160
Posted By tha_dub

Hey PJ thanks for looking into this for me. ...

Hey PJ thanks for looking into this for me.

Yes makes sense about the 30 amps on a 20 amp thermostat. Any reason I can't just swap the breaker out with a 20 and call it good? There are only two...
10-12-20, 04:57 PM
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Views: 160
Posted By tha_dub

code question: in floor heating

Hey guys

Hopefully a quick code question. Does code require a dedicated breaker for in floor heat or can it share with other baseboards?

I'm planning on swapping out a 2000 watt baseboard...
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Views: 2,377
Posted By tha_dub

Thx for the info guys. I'm installing the...

Thx for the info guys. I'm installing the shingles on the gables of my 3 story house. I've got a lift coming at the end of this week at $300 a day. I'd like the paint job to last as long as possible...
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Views: 2,377
Posted By tha_dub

Zinsser 123 primer over top of their oil based cover stain?

Hi all

Looking for some advice in case I'm way out there. I'm priming new cedar shingles with zissner cover stain by hand both side before I put them up. I'm noticing the primer soaks in at vastly...
12-08-16, 06:21 AM
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Views: 572
Posted By tha_dub

quick code question regarding exposed wire.

I want to install a ceiling mounted heater in my shop. 240 V 20 amp breaker. I already have 12/2 nmd90 thermostat boxes 20 amp 240 v outlet.

I can fish the wall up from the breaker panel and...
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