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06-07-06, 05:05 PM
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Posted By bigmtk

Fast mask(tear off bead,zip bead or other...

Fast mask(tear off bead,zip bead or other regional name) would be my choice.
06-07-06, 04:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,135
Posted By bigmtk

Generally I figure 1 bucket per 10 sheets, Unless...

Generally I figure 1 bucket per 10 sheets, Unless there are alot of corner beads.
So roughly 18 buckets.
Of course that number can go up if you drop alot on the floor or use way more than...
05-25-06, 07:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,173
Posted By bigmtk

It would actually be better if you avoided...

It would actually be better if you avoided screwing into the joists for the top layer, with a pattern of about 8 inches on center.



Not necessary, I find it difficult to get it to set into the...
05-24-06, 04:56 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By bigmtk

You will be fine with that arrangement. Just...

You will be fine with that arrangement.

Just make sure you have a 1/8 inch gap between the sheets of plywood to allow for expansion. Without the gap when the plywood sheets expand they will be...
04-17-06, 06:30 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By bigmtk

You are correct, caulk it. Grouting it will not...

You are correct, caulk it. Grouting it will not allow for expansion .contraction of the wood floor, and it will end up cracking your tiles. You can usually get color matched caulk, so it matches the...
Replies: 5
Views: 1,206
Posted By bigmtk

I agree, if it went up its gotta be able to come...

I agree, if it went up its gotta be able to come down.
03-31-06, 11:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,682
Posted By bigmtk

I just wanted to add... If you happen to use a...

I just wanted to add...
If you happen to use a toekick saw, be advised they are extremely unforgiving, one wrong move and you can easily be missing a few fingers or open up huge lacerations on...
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Posted By bigmtk

It shouldn't have been installed until it was...

It shouldn't have been installed until it was fully acclimated.
03-29-06, 05:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,658
Posted By bigmtk

If you are in the DC area as your name implies...

If you are in the DC area as your name implies check the phone book for Capitol Building Supply, If they don't stock your plaster materials they most likely would be able to get them for you.
03-26-06, 12:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,094
Posted By bigmtk

Chances are it will crack again unless you figure...

Chances are it will crack again unless you figure out why it cracked in the first place and correct it.
03-25-06, 10:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,489
Posted By bigmtk

Grinder with a tile blade might work for you.

Grinder with a tile blade might work for you.
03-24-06, 12:38 PM
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Posted By bigmtk

Well, should be.

Well, should be.
03-24-06, 07:55 AM
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Views: 5,767
Posted By bigmtk

I'm not sure its possible. If the crappy tile...

I'm not sure its possible.
If the crappy tile is set with mastic, I would say your odds are better.

You also might work for weeks getting the tile up just to find out there was a reason they went...
03-23-06, 01:12 PM
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Posted By bigmtk

It would be best to lay down a layer of 1/2 inch...

It would be best to lay down a layer of 1/2 inch plywood (don't screw into the joists), then your cbu. Without the ply there is too much movement in the subfloor. movement=cracks and a failed...
03-21-06, 08:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,439
Posted By bigmtk

This is normal, especially after the first coat,...

This is normal, especially after the first coat, mud shrinks as it dries, which is why it takes multiple coats to get good coverage, applying too much causes cracks.
03-21-06, 07:43 AM
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Posted By bigmtk

I've never had much luck removing glued...

I've never had much luck removing glued countertops from particleboard cabinets without at least some damage, though I am usually replacing the cabinets as well as the countertops so I wasn't exactly...
03-21-06, 07:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,743
Posted By bigmtk

Are you removing the tile just to fix the leak?...

Are you removing the tile just to fix the leak? If so can you not get to it from the other side of the wall, so you don't have to demo the tile?

If you are planning on redoing the tile anyway, a...
03-20-06, 10:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 19,730
Posted By bigmtk

Don't do it. You would need to remove the...

Don't do it. You would need to remove the laminate. Also you need to be sure your floor is built sufficiently enough to support ceramic or stone.

What size are your floor joists and what is the...
03-19-06, 08:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,322
Posted By bigmtk

Get yourself an angle grinder.

Get yourself an angle grinder.
03-19-06, 04:46 PM
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Views: 981
Posted By bigmtk

Unfortunately, I agree with tileman. Mastic...

Unfortunately, I agree with tileman.
Mastic should not be used in wet areas.(personally, I don't use it anywhere except the occasional backsplash)
IMO you should redo it, using real thinset.
Sorry...
03-19-06, 04:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,148
Posted By bigmtk

No, typically an engineer would need to be...

No, typically an engineer would need to be consulted.



It could very well cause the beam to fail. Totally depends on how the beam is loaded, where you drill the holes, how many holes, etc etc...
03-13-06, 08:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,210
Posted By bigmtk

So to clarify. At present the plan is to put...

So to clarify.

At present the plan is to put 1/2 cbb over top of one layer of 1/2 inch plywood?
03-10-06, 03:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,003
Posted By bigmtk

Skim coating is basically putting a thin layer of...

Skim coating is basically putting a thin layer of compound on the wall /ceiling. The final coat when finishing a drywall joint is typicaly called a skim coat. You can also skim coat entire walls to...
03-09-06, 03:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,988
Posted By bigmtk

3/8 of an inch is a good height above the floor.

3/8 of an inch is a good height above the floor.
Replies: 7
Views: 1,127
Posted By bigmtk

You would be amazed what a good floor refinisher...

You would be amazed what a good floor refinisher can do.


Call around and have a few floor guys come out and look to see what they can do.
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