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09-09-05, 03:17 PM
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Posted By adanac

Aquamix is a great company. I sent them this...

Aquamix is a great company. I sent them this email, and they've replied already!

I asked your question, and got this:


Great question...

Once our sealers have reached their full cure time...
09-08-05, 05:17 PM
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Views: 6,579
Posted By adanac

That's a good question. Usually those products...

That's a good question. Usually those products are safe after they have cured, since the solvents in them will eventually disappear. I know that epoxy grouts are nasty in their separate states, but...
09-08-05, 04:44 PM
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Views: 1,811
Posted By adanac

You might want to try a liquid memebrane to...

You might want to try a liquid memebrane to somewhat isolate the tile from th crack. Something like Redgard you can get at Home Depot. Ditra and Noble are excellent products, but they would raise the...
06-05-05, 07:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,254
Posted By adanac

If you find some sticking up too high, remove...

If you find some sticking up too high, remove them and try again...but in a differerent spot..don't worry about the hole. :)
05-31-05, 06:04 PM
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Views: 2,466
Posted By adanac

I personally wouldn't charge more... I don't...

I personally wouldn't charge more... I don't usually anyway. After so many years of doing it, you get to know the tricks and know just when to wash to make sure you don't have to scrub too much on...
05-30-05, 04:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,466
Posted By adanac

If it were real Terrazzo, I would charge you a...

If it were real Terrazzo, I would charge you a LOT more! :)
05-29-05, 09:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,325
Posted By adanac

IF it is mastic, then water will make it soft and...

IF it is mastic, then water will make it soft and easy to wash off. Wet it, cover with plastic and in a few hours it will wash right off.
05-27-05, 12:10 PM
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Views: 40,352
Posted By adanac

Good news before the long weekend! :)

Good news before the long weekend! :)
05-25-05, 11:11 AM
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Views: 1,097
Posted By adanac

Just like a ceiling, that area doesn't see a lot...

Just like a ceiling, that area doesn't see a lot of water, so if you get some Redquard and seal it up, it will work for you. Just remember, like Bob said, water will wick up from the bottom edge...
05-23-05, 05:25 PM
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Views: 4,347
Posted By adanac

You guys are going to make Harry famous! :)

You guys are going to make Harry famous! :)
05-23-05, 04:31 PM
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Views: 4,639
Posted By adanac

My Home Depot actually has those step treads in...

My Home Depot actually has those step treads in stock. It's like a miracle! :rolleyes:
05-23-05, 09:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,036
Posted By adanac

That's good. :) Companies that give full refunds...

That's good. :) Companies that give full refunds when the customer is not happy, is ok with me.
05-23-05, 06:02 AM
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Views: 5,493
Posted By adanac

Hi It's good that it's a mud shower as they...

Hi

It's good that it's a mud shower as they are the best, but finding the studs is difficult with a stud finder with all that cement back there. A carbide bit will go through both the tile and the...
05-22-05, 09:55 PM
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Views: 5,493
Posted By adanac

When the tile is installed properly, it won't...

When the tile is installed properly, it won't break drilling a hole in it for the screws. But, the question is....is there wood behind the spot you want to fasten the handrail?
05-19-05, 02:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,587
Posted By adanac

What you described is very common, especially...

What you described is very common, especially with those silvery grey grouts. Almost all of them dry lighter than the sample..in other words, you probably didn't do anything wrong. It may darken over...
05-18-05, 08:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,036
Posted By adanac

I've yet to see a tile match the sample board....

I've yet to see a tile match the sample board. What's the return policy where you bought the stuff?


Also, a lot of companies buy the bisquit and then glaze them themselves...so it may have been...
05-18-05, 09:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,198
Posted By adanac

If the crack has stopped moving, you could use a...

If the crack has stopped moving, you could use a crack isolation memebrane like DITRA, but it doesn't do miracles. It will absorb a little movement, but won't hold the building together. ;) Some sort...
05-17-05, 08:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 9,630
Posted By adanac

I always, always, always use Ditra over Gypcrete....

I always, always, always use Ditra over Gypcrete. Always.
05-17-05, 08:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 12,525
Posted By adanac

I was going to suggest body fill, but how do you...

I was going to suggest body fill, but how do you sand it without damaging the glaze surrounding the chip??
05-17-05, 04:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,198
Posted By adanac

Is this crack a control joint?..or is it an...

Is this crack a control joint?..or is it an actual crack in the cement?...also, is it straight?
05-17-05, 02:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 12,525
Posted By adanac

A couple of easy solutions are....nail polish, or...

A couple of easy solutions are....nail polish, or model airplane, cars etc etc paint. They come in thousands of colors and they are quite strong when dry. You should be able to match is almost...
05-17-05, 02:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 40,352
Posted By adanac

Yes, because even though it's a mild acid, it's...

Yes, because even though it's a mild acid, it's still acid and not great for the grout joints. Besides, you're just getting good at it. :D
05-17-05, 12:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,198
Posted By adanac

I'd be a lot more concerned about that 1 " crack...

I'd be a lot more concerned about that 1 " crack then the rought surface of the cement. This may be a no go for ceramic with that big of a crack. :(
05-17-05, 11:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 40,352
Posted By adanac

Hey TB....I didn't see the tile either until I...

Hey TB....I didn't see the tile either until I added a Zip code and then it popped up. Of course being a Canuck, the only Zip I knew was 90210. :D
05-17-05, 11:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 40,352
Posted By adanac

Well, according to the link you posted, you have...

Well, according to the link you posted, you have a glazed porcelane tile? If that is correct, I'm wondering who told you you had to seal it, since it was not necessary...if fact I'm now wondering if...
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