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02-23-10, 10:40 PM
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Views: 1,035
Posted By Shooter

Generally for 1/8" grout lines unsanded is used,...

Generally for 1/8" grout lines unsanded is used, however from my own experience sanded will work also. 1/16" definitely unsanded. For slate, since it is a natural stone it is very porous and in...
01-30-10, 11:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,331
Posted By Shooter

rayyu, Those orange lines are not...

rayyu,

Those orange lines are not necessary. You have already addressed the deflection or flex in the flooring along the length of the joists. You also have to take into consideration the...
01-22-10, 12:45 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 124,755
Posted By Shooter

If I remember correctly, the instructions within...

If I remember correctly, the instructions within the boxes of flooring suggest either a glue down or nail down application, which is pretty common with this type of flooring. While a glue down...
01-12-10, 11:00 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 124,755
Posted By Shooter

If I truly thought this floor was crap, I would...

If I truly thought this floor was crap, I would definitely say so. I am the type that likes to find things wrong with stuff instead of backing something just because I used it.

In the case of...
Replies: 8
Views: 21,824
Posted By Shooter

Foam underlayment / barrier, yes on all of the...

Foam underlayment / barrier, yes on all of the floated laminate floors that I have done. Everything from the basic home depot offerings to the more expensive Pergo types of foam underlayment. I...
Replies: 8
Views: 21,824
Posted By Shooter

edit to add video below...........

edit to add video below...........
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Views: 21,824
Posted By Shooter

Just to clarify, I am assuming that the install...

Just to clarify, I am assuming that the install is going over a level floor or a floor that would be considered acceptable for a floating installation. I have used the colored caulk method for...
Replies: 8
Views: 21,824
Posted By Shooter

By vertical movement, are you talking about up...

By vertical movement, are you talking about up and down movement of the floating floor in relation to the tile?
01-04-10, 11:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,401
Posted By Shooter

Again with all due respect, I understand the...

Again with all due respect, I understand the basic mantra that you are speaking of, heck every single basic NRA home defense, personal protection, or CCW course nationwide outlines it. However we...
01-04-10, 11:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,401
Posted By Shooter

Maybe, not at home or elsewhere in the home. You...

Maybe, not at home or elsewhere in the home. You are still leaving quite a bit of doubt in the intruders mind and there are many possibilities that the intruder will have to account for. Basically...
01-04-10, 11:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,981
Posted By Shooter

With all due respect I am not talking about...

With all due respect I am not talking about cosmoline or anything as archaic as that. While a simple hi-temp bearing type of grease will work, I am talking about modern hi-tech greases like the...
01-04-10, 03:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,981
Posted By Shooter

If I plan on storing a weapon for a period of...

If I plan on storing a weapon for a period of time, I would go with a gun grease as opposed to gun oil.

If you do use an oil, a CLP works well as opposed to a dry type of lube.
01-04-10, 03:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,401
Posted By Shooter

Maverick 88 is an entry level, economical...

Maverick 88 is an entry level, economical shotgun. Many of the parts are made in Mexico and assembled here to cut costs. The shotgun will work with great success, just shoot it to "proof" it. Also...
Replies: 8
Views: 21,824
Posted By Shooter

1/8" is not very noticeable. If you use a...

1/8" is not very noticeable. If you use a transition strip then this will not be a factor. On a transition where the tile and floor are level or close to level, I like to use a colored caulk to...
Replies: 5
Views: 1,848
Posted By Shooter

Depends on what is made for your floor and your...

Depends on what is made for your floor and your taste. Some people like to use a prefab all in one stair tread with stair nose. It is basically a tread with stair nose built into one piece that you...
01-04-10, 02:16 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 124,755
Posted By Shooter

Just an update. 3.5 years later with this...

Just an update.

3.5 years later with this floor in my master bedroom. Never had any warped boards in any of the boxes. Floor laid well and never had an issue. Floor seemed to be very durable...
01-04-10, 01:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,599
Posted By Shooter

As mentioned your new tile floor will only be as...

As mentioned your new tile floor will only be as good aslayer below it. You also need to consider your subfloor. If you are on a wood subfloor you need to consider the added weight of the new tile...
01-03-09, 11:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 55,945
Posted By Shooter

As HotinOKC mentioned, a CBU like Durock, Wonder...

As HotinOKC mentioned, a CBU like Durock, Wonder or Hardi add no structural rigidity to a subfloor so using a 1/2" CBU will not give you any added benefit over 1/4", again unless if you need the...
01-03-09, 11:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,079
Posted By Shooter

If it does not easily buff out, you may need to...

If it does not easily buff out, you may need to use polishing pads.
01-03-09, 11:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 32,118
Posted By Shooter

Another problem being, that if you have...

Another problem being, that if you have deflection (flex) in the subfloor which is causing the grout to crack so quickly, you can anticipate that there is enough flex to eventually cause the tiles to...
01-03-09, 11:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 11,932
Posted By Shooter

Use tile accent strips at the threshold where the...

Use tile accent strips at the threshold where the tiles meet. You can use a premade one or you can make your own patterns. Pre-made is the way to go and there are tons of tile types, colors and...
12-29-08, 04:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,478
Posted By Shooter

I know this thread is a bit old, but my .02. ...

I know this thread is a bit old, but my .02. Stay away from Oly arms. Building an AR is fairly simple. You can easily buy complete uppers if you like and lower receiver parts kits or you can...
12-29-08, 03:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,778
Posted By Shooter

Practically speaking a shorter barrel will give a...

Practically speaking a shorter barrel will give a slight loss in velocity. Unless if you are shooting at extreme distances you will not notice a difference. You will notice a good weight savings...
12-29-08, 01:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 714
Posted By Shooter

As mentioned, you can tile over existing tile,...

As mentioned, you can tile over existing tile, but remember that your new floor will only be as good as the subfloor it is laid upon. You should also take into account what type of subfloor you are...
05-13-07, 11:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 820
Posted By Shooter

You should avoid hard to hard contact at walls. ...

You should avoid hard to hard contact at walls. As mentioned if a wall were to shift from expansion, water damage, quake, whatever, a monolithic type solid floor with no perimeter gaps, may pop...
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