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04-21-04, 07:19 AM
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Posted By D Taylor

Are you planning to do any cutting on this...

Are you planning to do any cutting on this counter?

My choice would be to go with the larger tiles (12" minimum) to reduce the number of grout lines. Nowadays, if you're putting in 4" or 6"...
01-23-04, 03:36 AM
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Views: 3,057
Posted By D Taylor

If it's 1/4" plywood, it has to go. Remove this...

If it's 1/4" plywood, it has to go. Remove this layer, apply Ditra and tile over top of it.

The sub-floor thickness can even be 5/8" and it's still do-able. Don't be thinking you can lay tile...
01-23-04, 03:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,334
Posted By D Taylor

If you have a large enough area, I'd get a Kango...

If you have a large enough area, I'd get a Kango hammer and this little dealie:

http://www.granitecitytool.com/showitem.cfm?itemnum=1279&catnum=0

The blade is somewhat flexible and is wide...
01-23-04, 03:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,086
Posted By D Taylor

Something does smell fishy and it's not the...

Something does smell fishy and it's not the chowda down here on Cape Cod. :)

Let's start from Square One. Was there a pre-slope of mud done before the copper pan was installed? If your answer is...
01-11-04, 02:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,368
Posted By D Taylor

Good advice, Eric. :) There are so many...

Good advice, Eric. :)

There are so many things that could be wrong, so be sure the cause is clear before chopping anything up.

The fact the plumber didn't use Eric, Dan and Bill's method shows...
01-11-04, 02:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,594
Posted By D Taylor

MA code follows ANSI specs and say you can't have...

MA code follows ANSI specs and say you can't have a copper pan without a pre-slope. I've just finished removing two of them and replaced it with the Kerdi shower system in both. The square drain...
12-18-03, 10:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 18,466
Posted By D Taylor

Installing a membrane on a floor is still...

Installing a membrane on a floor is still considered to be an optional move, depending what backer unit or underlayment you are going with for the substrate. There's always a need for one in the...
12-14-03, 12:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,306
Posted By D Taylor

Eric, are you saying Schluter didn't invent their...

Eric, are you saying Schluter didn't invent their shower system? Don't be silly. You're conveniently forgetting about the drain (part of the system) again. Noble doesn't have a system with a...
12-13-03, 02:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 18,466
Posted By D Taylor

There is no set trowel-to-tile size guideline. ...

There is no set trowel-to-tile size guideline. The best method would be to test out the coverage you'll get with a few sizes of trowels and determine which gives you the best coverage.

There is a...
12-13-03, 02:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,186
Posted By D Taylor

Timely maintenance is to be used when you haven't...

Timely maintenance is to be used when you haven't addressed the problem in the first place.

If mold and mildew appear on the grout, chances are it's coming from underneath. For mold and mildew to...
12-13-03, 01:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,802
Posted By D Taylor

It would have been better if you screwed the...

It would have been better if you screwed the floor down. Can you tell us what nailing pattern you used, along with the grade and thickness of your poplar plywood?

Let's hope that your neighbors...
12-13-03, 12:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,306
Posted By D Taylor

I'll refer you to Schluter's website to look at...

I'll refer you to Schluter's website to look at their shower system. There are fewer parts involved than other companies and it's very easy for the do-it-yourselfer to complete. You'll also end up...
12-11-03, 02:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,053
Posted By D Taylor

The amount of time thinset will last depends on...

The amount of time thinset will last depends on what type it is and on weather conditions. Most thinset manufacturers have guidelines as to "pot life" (how long you can use one batch).

The...
12-11-03, 02:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,157
Posted By D Taylor

Let's start at the beginning. Floors done in...

Let's start at the beginning. Floors done in natural stone have to be supported more than ones done in ceramic. Natural stone has structural imperfections that need to be taken into account. The...
12-11-03, 01:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,666
Posted By D Taylor

There are tile cutters that will cut curves. I'm...

There are tile cutters that will cut curves. I'm not sure if you'll be able to get them at a rental outfit, but if you had to cut a lot or you do design work for a living, it'd be worth it.

Let...
12-07-03, 06:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,106
Posted By D Taylor

Thank you, Daniel. Is it good enough for the...

Thank you, Daniel.

Is it good enough for the sticky? :)
12-07-03, 01:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,484
Posted By D Taylor

Don't worry about it, Dell. It wasn't you who...

Don't worry about it, Dell. It wasn't you who stirred things up.

I share the same sentiment about word-of-mouth. It can help you or hurt you.

Perry's right when he says there's a big...
12-06-03, 08:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,484
Posted By D Taylor

Eric: You're the one who should take some...

Eric: You're the one who should take some breaths... maybe even get outside for a while. Have you not seen the union thread on JB's site?

If you claim to know as much about the tile industry and...
12-06-03, 07:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,484
Posted By D Taylor

The schools issue the Journeyman Certificate. ...

The schools issue the Journeyman Certificate.

The latter departments are there to confirm the person is certified to do the work when they try to apply for licensing, are involved in a dispute...
12-06-03, 07:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,484
Posted By D Taylor

Eric: I'm not going to waste my time to answer...

Eric: I'm not going to waste my time to answer your question, just because you want to play Devil's Advocate.

Dell: Good question. Usually, the state or provincial government will issue the...
12-06-03, 07:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,283
Posted By D Taylor

That's precisely what I said to you, Eric, in a...

That's precisely what I said to you, Eric, in a post that was unfortunately deleted. All you had ever mentioned was Noble's products, never anyone elses.

Don't give me that malarky.

Perry: ...
12-06-03, 06:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,283
Posted By D Taylor

Yes, which results in a deflection of L/480, the...

Yes, which results in a deflection of L/480, the most important figure we're dealing with.
12-06-03, 05:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,484
Posted By D Taylor

Union? Who said anything about a union? I...

Union? Who said anything about a union?

I am talking about a level of training that people should be looking for. I did not get my training from any union, nor have I met more than a handful of...
12-05-03, 05:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,283
Posted By D Taylor

Ditra doesn't need any additional wood on top of...

Ditra doesn't need any additional wood on top of it. That's the beauty of the system. It is the only product over which tile can be installed using either 5/8" EG plywood or 5/8" OSB, in this case.
12-05-03, 03:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,283
Posted By D Taylor

If you have a 5/8" subfloor, then just install...

If you have a 5/8" subfloor, then just install Schluter Ditra over it and then your tile. You'll be using a modified thinset to put the Ditra on the plywood and preferably a non-modified thinset to...
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