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08-06-10, 02:08 PM
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Posted By scared_weekend_

Not funny

Thanks you for the information.

Listen, I just got an angry email from my brother who read this thread and suggested that the bit about my father slipping on the porcelain tile and hitting his...
08-05-10, 12:29 PM
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Posted By scared_weekend_

I'm no expert on this, but it seems like your...

I'm no expert on this, but it seems like your just throwing the idea of ceramic tile in a basement out there, right? Are you aware of leveling compounds?

I was always told that no matter how...
08-05-10, 10:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 23,498
Posted By scared_weekend_

Well stated. Your tone, as I read it, wasn't...

Well stated. Your tone, as I read it, wasn't entirely friendly, but maybe that's because I'm just having a bad day.

Good luck with your project and, if it works out, provide pictures because this...
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Posted By scared_weekend_

painting furniture...liquid sandpaper?

OK, so I picked up an old wooden rocking chair at a garage sale for 1-dollar. It has some kind of stain or varnish with some kind of gloss or poly finish over it. It's hideous, but it's sturdy.

I...
08-05-10, 08:32 AM
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Views: 1,364
Posted By scared_weekend_

Well, you could argue that it does do "something"...

Well, you could argue that it does do "something" for structural support since it can't really warp from weather or moisture the way wood sublooring can.
08-05-10, 08:27 AM
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Views: 23,498
Posted By scared_weekend_

Can I ask why you'd use grout with peel and stick...

Can I ask why you'd use grout with peel and stick tiles? To each his own, of course. But what is the point? Why not just pick up some cheap ceramic tiles? I see them on closeouts all the time for...
08-05-10, 08:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,364
Posted By scared_weekend_

Thank you for hazarding a guess. Would it be too...

Thank you for hazarding a guess. Would it be too much to ask you to explain? Are you saying that the joisting in most homes need to be augmented to accommodate a natural stone installation?

How...
08-03-10, 03:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,364
Posted By scared_weekend_

No luck. What are the risks if I proceed...

No luck.

What are the risks if I proceed with the installation, but the joisting isn't up to snuff?
08-03-10, 03:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,364
Posted By scared_weekend_

Thanks. I'll will check. If not, are there...

Thanks.

I'll will check. If not, are there any other options?
08-03-10, 03:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,364
Posted By scared_weekend_

Let's just say that the Three Stooges Contracting...

Let's just say that the Three Stooges Contracting Co. screwed up really, really bad then they installed some laundry room cabinets last winter. As a result, my folks are going to have to get creative...
08-03-10, 02:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,364
Posted By scared_weekend_

Here's the problem. For the time being, they...

Here's the problem. For the time being, they don't have access to their crawlspace. (Don't ask why.) So, I'm not sure if I could determine the joist size or spacing. Is there another way I can figure...
08-03-10, 01:05 PM
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Views: 1,364
Posted By scared_weekend_

thinking about natural stone installation

I've successfully installed a few different ceramic tile floors. I'm thinking of tackling a natural stone job in my folks' kitchen to save them some money. I realize that different materials are...
08-02-10, 09:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 17,322
Posted By scared_weekend_

That's not saying much...

That's not saying much (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cook_County,_Illinois).

"Cook County is a county in the U.S. state of Illinois. It is the second most populous county in the United States...
08-02-10, 08:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 17,322
Posted By scared_weekend_

:thumbdn: One of the reasons I've gravitated...

:thumbdn:

One of the reasons I've gravitated toward this DIY site over the past two months is because it's friendlier than the other, big DIY site. (You know the one I mean.) Over there, a person...
08-02-10, 08:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 17,322
Posted By scared_weekend_

Exclamation See, this is what I hate about forums. It's...

See, this is what I hate about forums.

It's arrogant and destructive to label someone as a "troll" or prankster because their questions betray a level of knowledge that's not up to par with...
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Views: 6,912
Posted By scared_weekend_

I'm not sure what you mean by "mineral deposits."...

I'm not sure what you mean by "mineral deposits." Can you explain?

Either way, I'm pretty sure it's paint. I once tried removing a small area with some type of clear liquid remover (VERY strong...
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Views: 6,912
Posted By scared_weekend_

I live in brick ranch. There are two down spouts...

I live in brick ranch. There are two down spouts on either side of the front stoop. For some reason, there is white paint underneath the down spouts, like someone took a paint brush and painted...
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Views: 6,912
Posted By scared_weekend_

OK, here's the thing. I've talked to several...

OK, here's the thing. I've talked to several people about not being able to have the brick sandblased. All have recommended muriatic acid. (These people are mainly DIYers; two were hardware store...
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Views: 6,912
Posted By scared_weekend_

I called a brick repair contractor to have it...

I called a brick repair contractor to have it sandblasted, but they said they'll probably just treat it with muriatic acid because sandblasting face brick makes it more porous...which is bad, I...
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Views: 6,912
Posted By scared_weekend_

muriatic acid

I'm going to be working with muriatic acid for the first time this weekend. I'm going to attempt to remove a few splotches of white paint from the face brick on my ranch home, b. 1959.

What...
06-29-10, 12:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,951
Posted By scared_weekend_

May I ask if anyone else on here has ever removed...

May I ask if anyone else on here has ever removed vinyl asbestos tiles without a respirator...or without any precautions of any kind?

I've done it, but I feel like I'm the only one in the world...
06-28-10, 03:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,951
Posted By scared_weekend_

Thanks for the response. I've had scary run-in's...

Thanks for the response. I've had scary run-in's before with asbestos 9"x9"'s, but, like I said, these are 12's and there doesn't appear to be any sign of that black adhesive.

Does anyone know for...
06-28-10, 01:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,951
Posted By scared_weekend_

Question 12X12 tiles adhered with clear glue?

The tiles underneath my recently removed floating laminate ended up being 12 X 12's with a yellow/green floral pattern! Pretty sure that they're 1/16" in thickness / aka 1.5mm.

They come extremely...
06-25-10, 10:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,486
Posted By scared_weekend_

Right, part of the reason I'm so apprehensive...

Right, part of the reason I'm so apprehensive about removing the VAT's is because when I did my entryway (17 sq ft), I removed them all (heat gun, scraper), and it wasn't until later that it dawned...
06-25-10, 09:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,486
Posted By scared_weekend_

I just did my entryway, and there was a floating...

I just did my entryway, and there was a floating laminate, under which was VAT ... Under the VAT was that black cutback/adhesive gunk. (The VAT were on there STRONG. The cutback was still very much...
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