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12-07-21, 08:14 AM
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Posted By tha_dub

Thanks all. I'm going to wire with #8 and a...

Thanks all.

I'm going to wire with #8 and a 40 amp breaker. I've got a federal pioneer stablok panel (Canadian version) and none of the suppliers up here have 45's if they even exist for that...
11-30-21, 05:07 PM
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Posted By tha_dub

Heat pump electrical load calc

I'm going to be doing the wiring for a new 3 ton heat pump install. Looking for some info on how the electrical load calc is supposed to be done to make sure everything is as it should be. The heat...
08-05-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By tha_dub

All good info thanks all. I found the tee...

All good info thanks all.

I found the tee linked below 3/8 3/8 1/4 comp I'm going to install just after the shutoff so I don't have to do Poly B anything which will make my life easier. I think...
08-05-21, 06:22 AM
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Posted By tha_dub

The right tee is for an old water filter...

The right tee is for an old water filter appliance I'm going to remove. The actual install is not an issue for me. Mostly I'm trying to figure out if it is poly b piping.

The house was built in...
08-04-21, 06:48 PM
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Posted By tha_dub

Is that Poly B coming up?

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.doityourselft.com-vbulletin/756x1008/polyb_71a680072151060eefbfbc7861999d2beda5b09d.jpg
08-04-21, 06:19 PM
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Posted By tha_dub

Poly B okay to work?

Hi all

Question for you. I was going to install a fridge water line for a family member this weekend and had him send me some pics from under his sink where I'd tee off from. I'm about 99% sure...
02-19-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By tha_dub

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, 08:13 AM
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Views: 638
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, 09:27 AM
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Views: 638
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, 03:18 PM
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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, 04:17 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, 07:24 AM
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Views: 684
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, 08:26 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, 05:40 PM
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Views: 684
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...
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Views: 878
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...
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Views: 878
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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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: 878
Posted By tha_dub

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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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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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, 08:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 345
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, 09:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 456
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, 06:13 PM
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Views: 456
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, 11:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 456
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!
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