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Good call on laying it out, play around with the...

Good call on laying it out, play around with the layout a bit and then make good chalk lines as you guide. Thanks again for the advice.
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Thanks czizzi for the response. To your point 4...

Thanks czizzi for the response. To your point 4 below, I was in the mindset that if I started at "A" in the middle, and worked left and right from there, it'd look good going through the doorway and...
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Question New install, where to start and other questions

I will be installing brazillian cherry (3/4" x 3-1/4") in a few days, ~400 sqft) It should be here tomorrow, and will have 10 days to acclimate to our home in MA. I have a few (hopefully general)...
04-29-12, 02:48 PM
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I just made an extra notch in the hardi where...

I just made an extra notch in the hardi where there was a little square jut-out on the PVC flange to let it drop down into the floor a bit more (didn't see this bit before). With tile and thinset...
04-29-12, 12:34 PM
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Posted By skibum01

Toilet flange above tile

Re-tiling a bathroom, and the flange is above 1/4" above the tile, attached to PVC pipe. I can push down slightly on the pipe and get the flange resting on the tile, or push down hard and have it...
04-27-12, 07:14 PM
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Posted By skibum01

this is for a half bath / laundry room / entry...

this is for a half bath / laundry room / entry way. no shower in here, but certainly chance for some moisture (especially in the entry way/mud room area... winter, snow melts, boom puddles).
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04-27-12, 12:11 PM
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Question cement based vs epoxy grouts and sealing

I was looking at the Laticrete 1500 sanded grout, and adding the 1776 grout enhancer additive. If I were to go this route, does anyone have a good recommendation for a grout sealer (using porcelain...
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I believe it's the rim joist (highlighted in...

I believe it's the rim joist (highlighted in green)
http://bsquared.me/hosted/framing1.gif

We have a garage ~75% the height of our 2-story home, so I'd pop out through the rim joist between the...
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Posted By skibum01

Is it safe to drill a 4" hole for a vent in the...

Is it safe to drill a 4" hole for a vent in the 2x10 between the 1st and 2nd story?

(the 2x10 that the end of the joists connect to, between the garage wall and bathroom)
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Posted By skibum01

I got a chance to open up the ceiling, found...

I got a chance to open up the ceiling, found water pipes and a drain right above the existing light.

I moved over one bay and it's open to the garage wall above.

Since I can't go straight to...
04-12-12, 09:22 AM
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Posted By skibum01

interesting, I was under the assumption that a...

interesting, I was under the assumption that a porcelain tile adhered to hardi/cement board with a modified thinset would create a pretty decent bond. Removing the tile + modified thinset cleanly...
04-11-12, 09:21 PM
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Posted By skibum01

Question Easy way to remove cement board?

If I were to put down cement board over a plywood subfloor using the recommended thinset, is there ever a way to get it back up without removing the subfloor?

Reason being, if I ever wanted to...
03-17-12, 07:06 PM
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Posted By skibum01

alright. seems like screws would hold better...

alright. seems like screws would hold better than nails, just take a bit more time.

just a standard zinc-plated wood screw, galvanized? i wonder why most wood screws are philips, what a pain.
03-17-12, 06:36 PM
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Posted By skibum01

the subfloor is pretty solid, just a couple...

the subfloor is pretty solid, just a couple places where we had to put extra elbow grease into getting the underlayment up need some extra. i'll get some extra to toss into all the boards.
03-17-12, 05:41 PM
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Posted By skibum01

yeah, mixing 6" and 12" tiles is artistic enough...

yeah, mixing 6" and 12" tiles is artistic enough for me... no need for different levels :)

i was under the impression i should follow what Laticrete has on their bag for the unmodified MegaBond,...
03-17-12, 07:49 AM
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Posted By skibum01

we pulled up ceramic tiles that have been there...

we pulled up ceramic tiles that have been there for 20 years. they were a pain in the butt to get up. that's a real test right there.

with that being said, they're 16" apart, and anywhere from 8...
03-16-12, 03:46 PM
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Posted By skibum01

yeah the 3/4" plywood is in good shape after we...

yeah the 3/4" plywood is in good shape after we took up the 1/4" underlayment for the old tile. joists are 16"oc, on 2x10's.
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Posted By skibum01

just checked the roof when i was home, it's a big...

just checked the roof when i was home, it's a big more overhang over the garage, however over the house it's about a 1' overhang + another 5" of gutter

Not sure if this changes anything.
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Posted By skibum01

Bud, To your last comment, siding will be...

Bud,

To your last comment, siding will be coming off our house in the next 2-3 years (currently wood/cedar plans, might go with hardiplank). If we add additional insulation to the outside walls,...
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Posted By skibum01

thanks for the response. It's basically Lowes...

thanks for the response. It's basically Lowes subcontracting it out, or this roofer I had recommended to me. Both will do roof + gutters for around the same price for their final quotes.

I'll...
03-16-12, 10:27 AM
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Posted By skibum01

ahh ok, thanks Jaz. You said you 'used' to use...

ahh ok, thanks Jaz. You said you 'used' to use cement board, you no longer use it?

Do you see any issue/difference if I keep the (cheaper) unmodified thinset for the hardi/subfloor layer?
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Posted By skibum01

Vented drip edge vs soffit vents

I currently have a vented drip edge for our roof system. One roofer said he recommends against them as it can cause ice dams to block them, and even let water in the house (if the ice gets up there...
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Posted By skibum01

joists below in the basement and any other...

joists below in the basement and any other framing don't appear to be stained or damaged at all. plywood subfloor isn't soft or warping, and it's been raining a few times this week with no...
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Posted By skibum01

The concrete doesn't appear to be patched upon...

The concrete doesn't appear to be patched upon closer inspection. If it was they did a 'really' good job and I can't detect anything.

There are about 4 or 5 of these stains in the two rooms on...
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Posted By skibum01

it was just two boards side by side, one with it,...

it was just two boards side by side, one with it, one with normal felt.

the material is sort of like a thin rubber/cork. my concern is that putting 3/4" hardwood over it would make the floor feel...
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