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07-13-14, 05:09 AM
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Posted By DWinn

Tiling a shower

I plan on tiling my entire walk in shower including the ceiling. Where tiled walls meet other tiled walls and those walls meet tiled ceiling and tiled floor, are these joints grouted or caulked? ...
05-08-14, 01:41 PM
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Posted By DWinn

that's great advise... thanks

that's great advise... thanks
05-07-14, 01:31 PM
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Posted By DWinn

Marble is a very porous stone, especially the...

Marble is a very porous stone, especially the grays. They are not particularly good as counter tops because they also scratch quite easy. Harder stones like granite are always preferred if natural...
05-07-14, 01:12 PM
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Posted By DWinn

Tiling non-wet areas of bathroom

I am remodelling my bathroom. I plan to tile several areas of the bathroom (non-wet areas) and have some outside corners which normally would have corner beads (plastic or medal) if you were just...
03-29-14, 07:57 PM
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Views: 1,134
Posted By DWinn

thanks for the response but is Durock or...

thanks for the response but is Durock or Hardiboard better for the non wet walls than sheet rock? (even if it is a bit more difficult and/or expensive to apply)
03-29-14, 07:22 PM
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Posted By DWinn

Renovating the MasterBath

Have a question... going to tile the non-wet areas of my bathroom walls and was wondering which substrate is best/strongest to use... sheet rock or Durock? Is one better than the other? Also why is...
12-12-12, 12:02 AM
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Posted By DWinn

Codes prob vary but in SC, you can not have a...

Codes prob vary but in SC, you can not have a receptacle directly above a lavatory. It must be outside an imaginary vertical line to the left or right of the sides of the sink. Looks like you are...
12-06-12, 11:56 PM
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Views: 3,920
Posted By DWinn

Can't say about CA but remodelling here in SC...

Can't say about CA but remodelling here in SC doesn't affect taxable value as long as you are not adding heated sq feet. I doubt that it is different there but I don't know. The initial accessed...
12-06-12, 11:47 PM
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Views: 1,074
Posted By DWinn

Heating a tile floor

I am considering putting some type of heating system under my master bath tile. Never done this before. Anyone have any dos and don'ts or warnings to heed about this as I ponder whether it's worth...
12-06-12, 11:35 PM
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Posted By DWinn

Not sure what you are describing as to how that...

Not sure what you are describing as to how that area has been constructed. Exterior brick veneer is frequently below grade but usually, to save a few bucks, one uses concrete bricks until grade is...
12-06-12, 11:09 PM
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Posted By DWinn

I laid all the tile in my home 20 years ago on...

I laid all the tile in my home 20 years ago on 1/2 in exterior plywood that was screwed down to the 3/4 in subfloor including bathrooms and kitchen. I never had a single tile pop. I did, as what was...
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Views: 1,355
Posted By DWinn

Joining two rooms in general is not a problem. ...

Joining two rooms in general is not a problem. You just keep on going as if they are one room. I assume that you have already determined though that the floor joist are all running the same way in...
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Views: 9,237
Posted By DWinn

A couple of points here. May want to drop that...

A couple of points here. May want to drop that ceiling a bit so to get more insulation. Don't estimate how much more it will cost to heat and cool that area. It could be substantial. You could...
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Views: 1,893
Posted By DWinn

I have a different take on this problem. First a...

I have a different take on this problem. First a few "truisms". Oil base paints/primers are difficult to work with and are dying out. Latex paints/primers have improved dramatically but a few...
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Views: 2,909
Posted By DWinn

Can't say about NY but in SC 2x10 Pine can be...

Can't say about NY but in SC 2x10 Pine can be spanned 16 ft at 16" on center. I have that in many places of my house and if codes arn't a consideration then it definitely works. More than that is...
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Views: 1,693
Posted By DWinn

I had a similar problem. Don't know if my...

I had a similar problem. Don't know if my resolution will be yours but I racked my brains with our dishwasher because it frequently drained incompletely many times leaving some dirty water as well. ...
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Views: 821
Posted By DWinn

I agree with PJmax. Proprietary housings boxes...

I agree with PJmax. Proprietary housings boxes you in to a certain product. You may change your mind later on what bulb you want (never know what kind of bulb they may make 2-5 yrs from now as well...
11-24-12, 07:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,576
Posted By DWinn

Under tile heating?

Meant to ask also what do you guys feel about under tile heating systems as well (warms floor tiles). Are they worth it? cause problems later?
11-24-12, 07:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,576
Posted By DWinn

Thanks again for everyones responses. I am...

Thanks again for everyones responses. I am definitely going to try and find some permabase flex Czizzi for the curves of the Jacuzzi.. the web site says it flexes to 90 degrees within 6 inches.....
11-23-12, 06:12 PM
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Views: 1,576
Posted By DWinn

Thanks to all who answered. My point/question of...

Thanks to all who answered. My point/question of using hardiboard vs Durock on walls (in the remainder of the room.. not talking about the the shower) was to avoid the need to prime the walls......
11-22-12, 12:14 PM
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Views: 1,576
Posted By DWinn

Rock vs Hardiboard?

I am remodelling a masterbath. I have removed all present rock back to the studs. I want to tile all walls, in addition to the shower.. ie walls not exposed to wetness other than being in the...
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