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10-13-08, 01:00 PM
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Posted By richbl

Definitely secured the backer with screws, 8"...

Definitely secured the backer with screws, 8" o.c. Those costly specialty screws even.

Good idea to set and the check the back of the tile for coverage. As for the tile backs themselves, they have...
10-13-08, 11:06 AM
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Posted By richbl

HA! I'm a picky guy. My wife thinks I'm crazy for...

HA! I'm a picky guy. My wife thinks I'm crazy for bothering with such trivial things. But I'll walk past something like this every day and think "man, I could've gotten just a little closer to the...
10-13-08, 10:57 AM
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Views: 3,391
Posted By richbl

Thanks for the response. My first "test"...

Thanks for the response.

My first "test" using a small piece of hardi and thinset gave me a 3/8" profile (hence my comment of a 1/8" thinset thickness).

However, from speaking with others in...
10-12-08, 01:50 PM
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Posted By richbl

Ditra vs. Ditra XL

Hello all,

I have a question about the use of Ditra vs. Ditra XL.

According to the specs (http://www.schluter.com/Schluter-DITRA-XL.aspx), Ditra XL is used for transitioning between subfloor...
10-11-08, 07:08 PM
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Views: 3,391
Posted By richbl

Just a quick note. Historically, I use unmodified...

Just a quick note. Historically, I use unmodified thinset (powdered stuff), so I'm pretty familiar with the stuff.

According to the Ditra site (http://www.schluter.com/5891.aspx), they recommend...
10-11-08, 05:33 PM
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Posted By richbl

@HotinOKC, Thanks for the quick response. ...

@HotinOKC,

Thanks for the quick response.

After exploring my options, I'm leaning towards Ditra (the area is about 100 sq. ft. so it'll be pricey, but not a show-stopper).

Ditra installation...
10-11-08, 01:20 PM
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Posted By richbl

Tiling hallway to 3/4 hardwood floor

Hello all,

Well, as the outside temperature starts dropping here in the Pacific Northwest, my indoor projects start taking precedence.

I have a entryway project that I've been planning since...
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Posted By richbl

Interior door painting and too much/too little paint

Hello all,

I'm in the process of door painting. I have 12 interior doors that need to be painted. They are solid-core wood (hemlock/spruce veneer), and have been primed (Bulls Eye 1-2-3) and...
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