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03-28-17, 04:52 AM
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Posted By Pablo Vergara

thanks Marq1 what's the big difference...

thanks Marq1

what's the big difference between the two? there seems to be lots of debate around it, in particular when used with waterproofing membranes such as Ditra (which I'm not using).
03-27-17, 09:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 581
Posted By Pablo Vergara

ok, fair enough, thins set it is! now, should...

ok, fair enough, thins set it is!
now, should that be modified thin set or un modified??
03-23-17, 05:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 581
Posted By Pablo Vergara

tiling over new drywal mud

Hi,

two questions.
first, I'm installing a new backsplash in my kitchen and one wall I had to redo but to get it straight I had to mud it as you would to finish a wall before painting...so maybe...
12-22-15, 11:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,165
Posted By Pablo Vergara

hehe... yes, I often make that mistake... when I...

hehe... yes, I often make that mistake... when I spoke of the plug I meant the receptacle :)

thanks
12-22-15, 10:44 AM
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Views: 1,165
Posted By Pablo Vergara

hi Ray. yes, in Canada so, 10/2 is what...

hi Ray.

yes, in Canada

so, 10/2 is what I would require. using the ground for the third terminal on the plug?

and that ground should first be screwed to the box then run to the plug...
12-22-15, 10:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,165
Posted By Pablo Vergara

Wiring for my 4800 W heater

Hi
I have a construction heater rated at 4800W. it will be installed on a 30 amp double pole breaker. I had this installed in my previous house. and over there, it seems it had been installed...
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Views: 22,733
Posted By Pablo Vergara

precisely why I was thinking of pounding in...

precisely why I was thinking of pounding in BEFORE I put the tile down... if I measure properly I should be able to it... I think :)
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Views: 22,733
Posted By Pablo Vergara

not really a retrofit... I had to break the...

not really a retrofit... I had to break the foundation out to install new plumbing... so it's like a new construction I guess

but if I bring the sleeve all the up to the tile most of that anchor...
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Views: 22,733
Posted By Pablo Vergara

right now the black PVC pipe (the elbow actually)...

right now the black PVC pipe (the elbow actually) is about 3/4 below the grade of the cement slab
so I need to glue a short piece into that elbow and the then other end into the toilet closet flange...
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Posted By Pablo Vergara

well, the flange will be on top of th tile of...

well, the flange will be on top of th tile of course. so from the top
tile
self leveler with heating cables
1/2 inch kerdi board
cement floor

so the flange won't be floating it will sit on...
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Views: 22,733
Posted By Pablo Vergara

I prefer anchors...they seem much more solid to...

I prefer anchors...they seem much more solid to me

what would be the best way to install them... the flange is not on yet.. .floor is not down yet.. on top of my concrete I will be putting down...
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Views: 22,733
Posted By Pablo Vergara

what size tapcons do you use?

what size tapcons do you use?
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Posted By Pablo Vergara

toilet flange on concrete floor

hi all

I`m installing a toilet in the basement . I`ll be putting down a tile over concrete.
For the flange, which I`ll be installing over the finish floor, what`s the best way to anchor that to...
Replies: 1
Views: 3,727
Posted By Pablo Vergara

I've been reading a bit on these materials and...

I've been reading a bit on these materials and one of the advantages (according to their marketing) is that the step 1 membrane would be quieter than the others ... something I'm sure would be a...
Replies: 1
Views: 3,727
Posted By Pablo Vergara

Platon vs Delta FL vs dmx 1-step

hey guys

I'll be installing some laminate in a room in the basement and was trying to figure out which membrane to install.
the Platon membrane is the least expensive, the DMX membrane is the...
10-23-13, 10:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 772
Posted By Pablo Vergara

prehun door -- can you nail jamb directly onto stud

hey guys

I'm installing some interior doors in my basement . typically I'll shim the hinge side to make sure that side is perfectly plum. then I work my way around the door.
now , there's a...
Replies: 6
Views: 1,958
Posted By Pablo Vergara

ok, so I raised that drain...now sits on top of...

ok, so I raised that drain...now sits on top of the gravel bed...gravel is about 4 inches (give or take) below the brick mold of the window...is this appropriate?

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Posted By Pablo Vergara

So…what is the main purpose of that drain? To...

So…what is the main purpose of that drain? To catch water IF it gets that high? Meaning any water entering the well is allowed to seep into the earth and slowly make it’s way to the foot to be...
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Views: 1,958
Posted By Pablo Vergara

what are they normally set at?

what are they normally set at?
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Views: 1,958
Posted By Pablo Vergara

window well drain, distance to bottom of window

hey all

I installed a window well last week... tied into the drain tile with a T and went up t my window with a 4" PVC pipe.. .
now I cut the top of it about 12" from the bottom of the window...
09-26-13, 10:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 850
Posted By Pablo Vergara

well, I don't care if it's a little messy.. once...

well, I don't care if it's a little messy.. once it's closed off I'll never see it again
I can't find the pads here... need to order which takes a few days and it would end up costing me 70 plus tax...
09-26-13, 09:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 850
Posted By Pablo Vergara

sealing electrical boxes for sound

Hi all

I need to seal 3 boxes for sound purposes. I found this product at the local HD... what I really wanted were putty pads but no one has them...
this product...
07-31-13, 09:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 876
Posted By Pablo Vergara

egress window

Hi all

I'm in the process of finishing a basement room for my mother in law.. currently there is a very small window so very little natural light. thinking of doing something like this
...
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Views: 17,441
Posted By Pablo Vergara

thought about that....about how hard that might...

thought about that....about how hard that might be to sand as Durabond is hard like cement...and,actually, the regular joint compound is probably more flexible and less prone to cracking than...
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Views: 17,441
Posted By Pablo Vergara

so you say you have used joint compound for this...

so you say you have used joint compound for this purpose? in other words something like Durabond would work or do you use to top coat type stuff? like the premixed compounds?

as for the Elmer...
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