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05-14-09, 04:16 PM
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Posted By Daniel Wachtel

I've seen it and personally I think it looks like...

I've seen it and personally I think it looks like crap. A bead of latex seam sealer in the gully between the strip and tile would make "kicking" the carpet out of place impossible. As a carpet...
05-13-09, 04:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,242
Posted By Daniel Wachtel

For ceramic he can just install the tackless 1/4"...

For ceramic he can just install the tackless 1/4" from the ceramic and tuck the edge to it. Well, unless the edge of the ceramic is not very straight.
05-12-09, 05:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,242
Posted By Daniel Wachtel

What kind of tile? If it is ceramic, you need a...

What kind of tile? If it is ceramic, you need a better qualified installer. If it is VCT, LVT, or Duraceramic you can have them finish the edge with a z-bar. This is a metal strip mounted under the...
Replies: 2
Views: 774
Posted By Daniel Wachtel

You could install ceramic tile in the kitchen. I...

You could install ceramic tile in the kitchen. I never found hardwood in a kitchen as something that adds value to a home because having it in a kitchen is a little risky.
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Views: 1,111
Posted By Daniel Wachtel

You may want a little more acclimation time than...

You may want a little more acclimation time than two days. Acclimating a wood product has little to do with temperature and everything to do with moisture content. The wood should be acclimatized to...
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Views: 1,111
Posted By Daniel Wachtel

The structure needs to dry to the regular living...

The structure needs to dry to the regular living conditions if it has been unattended for a while. A floodplain and hardwood are probably a recipe for disaster without properly waterproofing the home...
05-10-09, 05:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,840
Posted By Daniel Wachtel

A manual grout saw will cut it if you use some...

A manual grout saw will cut it if you use some elbow grease. It will take a cut by each tile edge, one on each side of the grout line, and the middle will give way pretty easily. No need to tent,...
Replies: 2
Views: 774
Posted By Daniel Wachtel

Do you have a downstairs neighbor? If so consult...

Do you have a downstairs neighbor? If so consult your HOA to get their recommendation.
05-05-09, 04:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 19,440
Posted By Daniel Wachtel

Rent a shot blaster. Your local tool rental will...

Rent a shot blaster. Your local tool rental will know what it is.
05-04-09, 01:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,400
Posted By Daniel Wachtel

You're never going to stop concrete from moving...

You're never going to stop concrete from moving so use a silicone caulk. If one side of the crack is higher than the other use Ardex sd-f
04-29-09, 07:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 18,046
Posted By Daniel Wachtel

I hate to say this, but, buy better sneakers....

I hate to say this, but, buy better sneakers. Make sure you buy the kind labled non-marking soles.
04-28-09, 07:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 836
Posted By Daniel Wachtel

He either used the wrong adhesive or did not let...

He either used the wrong adhesive or did not let the adhesive flash off. If you get it clean chances are that the adhesive will never dry under the tile and this will be an ongoing problem. I'd...
04-21-09, 06:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,223
Posted By Daniel Wachtel

You may have to have a wooden reducer milled. It...

You may have to have a wooden reducer milled. It will look much better than a vinyl reducer
04-21-09, 06:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,014
Posted By Daniel Wachtel

Overstretched? You must be kidding. Most carpet...

Overstretched? You must be kidding. Most carpet installers do not give a residential carpet enough stretch.
Off gassing? Again, must be kidding. Please enlighten me to what is off gassing from a...
04-21-09, 05:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,109
Posted By Daniel Wachtel

Extra cush is nice on the feet but it is very...

Extra cush is nice on the feet but it is very hard on the carpet. It will allow for too much movement of the backing. Premature delamination is imminent. Use a single layer of cushion with the spill...
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Views: 886
Posted By Daniel Wachtel

grind the high side then float it out to the...

grind the high side then float it out to the floor manufacturer's spec for flatness
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Views: 1,621
Posted By Daniel Wachtel

Did YOU see the instructions? Measurements of the...

Did YOU see the instructions? Measurements of the room, LxW? No salesman advised you that T-moldings are needed about every 30 ft? Are there expansion moldings at doorways? Entrances and exits?...
08-11-08, 06:54 PM
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Views: 1,131
Posted By Daniel Wachtel

Scrape it WET with water and a 4" razor scraper....

Scrape it WET with water and a 4" razor scraper. The reason you may not have gotten much help is that you have exposed cutback adhesive known to commonly be loaded with asbestos. If you sand it you...
07-21-08, 07:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,505
Posted By Daniel Wachtel

Are you sure you could not afford another...

Are you sure you could not afford another 3/8"?
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Views: 958
Posted By Daniel Wachtel

www.nofma.org will point you in the right...

www.nofma.org will point you in the right direction
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Views: 1,701
Posted By Daniel Wachtel

You can make a straighter edge on the tile with...

You can make a straighter edge on the tile with an angle grinder and diamond wheel. To addreass the area at the walls run your vapor barrier (plastic sheeting) up the walls a little and hold it there...
07-21-08, 07:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,505
Posted By Daniel Wachtel

Are you sure it is particle board or is it...

Are you sure it is particle board or is it oriented strand board? If it is the former it has to go. If latter it is ok.
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Views: 1,388
Posted By Daniel Wachtel

probably need to have the valve lash adjusted

probably need to have the valve lash adjusted
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Views: 841
Posted By Daniel Wachtel

I think the baby grand will bring out some...

I think the baby grand will bring out some differing opinions here. Some will tell you that it will "lock in" a floating floor and some will say the floor will have room to expand and contract around...
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