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01-22-07, 03:18 PM
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Posted By ifllc

Sounds pretty good there Johnny. So you...

Sounds pretty good there Johnny.

So you think a lathe mud bed set over the hardwood would fail?

Maybe the compression strength of the slc would be its down fall...
hmmm.I see your point.
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Posted By ifllc

This is "users choice" The laminate stairs I...

This is "users choice"
The laminate stairs I have installed I used wood stairnose. This overlaps slightly and breaks the slipping point up it does not however take it away.

Here is an idea.
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Posted By ifllc

Bring it on:) Are you doing a full staircase?

Bring it on:)

Are you doing a full staircase?
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Posted By ifllc

I concur. If some broke it will break...

I concur.

If some broke it will break eventually.

Its a do over.
01-22-07, 01:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,913
Posted By ifllc

The oak is a dimiensional lumber you will have to...

The oak is a dimiensional lumber you will have to overlay it with plywood prior to install the cbu.

I would keep the heat as close to the tile as you can.

Here is how I would do this job:...
01-22-07, 01:24 PM
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Views: 2,126
Posted By ifllc

Sounds like a good heat barrier to me. If...

Sounds like a good heat barrier to me.

If you use a reflective tile it mat help also.
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Views: 1,443
Posted By ifllc

Here is a good read for those that are inclined...

Here is a good read for those that are inclined to disbeleive the influx of the Chinese wood on the American market.http://woodpro.cas.psu.edu/China.htm

This is just one source here in Indiana.
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Posted By ifllc

Yes many brands are harder than others. Here...

Yes many brands are harder than others.

Here is what they do not tell you:There has been an influx of Chinese wood that has saturated the market.
It is hardwood but it is not pulled from above...
01-22-07, 03:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,189
Posted By ifllc

Cbu is the backerboard, (cementouis backer unit) ...

Cbu is the backerboard, (cementouis backer unit)

I preffered the mesh style due to the fact I felt it added strenght to the whole concept. The mesh acted so me as a the lathe acts to a mudbed, the...
01-21-07, 02:14 PM
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Views: 1,189
Posted By ifllc

Ed, I have been meaning to tell you I like your...

Ed, I have been meaning to tell you I like your sig.

It is a brave man that will admit his mistakes.
We all should be so inclined.
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Views: 1,018
Posted By ifllc

I would not think so if the layout I am picturing...

I would not think so if the layout I am picturing is correct a transition in this area may look obtrusive.

It should be fine just undercut those casing good. so you dont get any binding there.
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01-21-07, 01:41 PM
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Views: 1,189
Posted By ifllc

If you are on wood floor the mat will need to be...

If you are on wood floor the mat will need to be escapulated in concrete.
I am more comfortable with a cbu in this application as the intial substrate.

The last mat I did I emmedded it in slc....
01-21-07, 10:15 AM
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Posted By ifllc

Sure you can, but overlay that plank with 1/2...

Sure you can, but overlay that plank with 1/2 plywood first.
It is never good to overlay diemensional lumber with any backerboard.
Then if you need a thinner backerboard you can use 1/4 hardi ,if...
01-21-07, 08:55 AM
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Views: 2,180
Posted By ifllc

I would advise starting with a simple acid wash...

I would advise starting with a simple acid wash to pit the surafce of the brick and remove any residue from smoke.

Flat trowel a good nonsag modified mortar on the surface to flatten the grout...
01-21-07, 08:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,189
Posted By ifllc

Are you over concrete or wood ? I will neeed to...

Are you over concrete or wood ?
I will neeed to know what your substrate is first

Suntouch is good mat,I installed a couple of these.I have not installed other name brands but the principal is...
01-20-07, 10:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,054
Posted By ifllc

They charge that then they pay the installers...

They charge that then they pay the installers 1.10 to 1.50 per ft
It is a racket do not support it
Most of HDs installs are ran by a labor shops that promotes working illegals.
Get your self a...
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Views: 1,181
Posted By ifllc

Get rid of the mat. What has occured is a...

Get rid of the mat.

What has occured is a basic chemical reaction with the vinyl wearlayer and the rubber back on the mat it turned the vinyl yellow.
Even asphalt can cause this same thing.
Not...
01-19-07, 08:22 PM
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Views: 2,485
Posted By ifllc

As clean and dust free as possible. the day...

As clean and dust free as possible. the day before you lay the tile damp mop it good and let dry well.
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Views: 1,723
Posted By ifllc

Mdf is like a sponge. I have never laid on a...

Mdf is like a sponge. I have never laid on a floor nor seen it laid on a floor.
Laminate is a little more moisture resisitant than raw mdf with its primary and secondary wearlayers not to mention I...
01-19-07, 01:00 PM
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Views: 2,485
Posted By ifllc

eehhhuu sounds like a mess You are gonna...

eehhhuu sounds like a mess

You are gonna have to eradicate that old glue for peel and stick.

Is it wood or concrete under the vinyl?
01-19-07, 12:56 PM
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Views: 1,123
Posted By ifllc

No. :( Have you done the shower yet?

No. :(

Have you done the shower yet?
01-19-07, 12:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,235
Posted By ifllc

I concur. Suggest finding the moisture...

I concur.


Suggest finding the moisture problem first or you will be doing this again and again.....

I do warranty entry replacments for a large developer.every one I replace is due to water...
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Views: 6,565
Posted By ifllc

Very good point Perry. :) I had thought about...

Very good point Perry. :) I had thought about this but I was not sure how to explain it. I guess the hope would be that the furniture will keep it in place.
If not, compressible blocks could be...
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Views: 1,723
Posted By ifllc

Certainly you know that MDF is not floor...

Certainly you know that MDF is not floor material, good for cabinets, bad for floors you must mean luann or birch 1/4 underlayment.
If you do not want to do the wood here is an option, I will...
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Views: 70,153
Posted By ifllc

The effect here is like dropping paper towel in a...

The effect here is like dropping paper towel in a pool of water. the whole sheet gets affected.It sounds like there was a lot of moisture to get the baeboard pliable.

I have done many water...
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