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09-22-20, 12:22 PM
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Views: 216
Posted By CarolusP

Don't people often spray Tenacity even after the...

Don't people often spray Tenacity even after the first frost, which we still haven't had here? I've already bought the Tenacity, and based on it's mixing ratio I don't think I'll be running out of it...
09-22-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 216
Posted By CarolusP

How late is too late to plant grass?

I'm going to tackle fixing my patchy/weedy lawn. I'm going to spray some Tenacity this week to try to kill the broadleaves, dandelions and clover. Assuming this is successful after a week or so, is...
Replies: 2
Views: 134
Posted By CarolusP

Installing toilet in existing flange

I'm finishing up my basement bathroom, and I need to install my toilet onto an existing cast iron flange. The flange is slightly unlevel for some reason, but not severely. One side is almost flush...
06-01-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 332
Posted By CarolusP

Use latex modified thinset mortar, or are you...

Use latex modified thinset mortar, or are you talking about a different kind of mortar? I've read that thinset shouldn't be applied thick as it will crack and shift around, so that's why I didn't...
05-29-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 332
Posted By CarolusP

What about if I applied a thin layer of thin set...

What about if I applied a thin layer of thin set over the area that Iíll fill with mortar? The thinset sticks to the Redgard for the tile application, after all.

Alternatively, if I donít fix the...
05-29-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 332
Posted By CarolusP

Adding new mortar to shower pan

I have a shower pan poured for a roughly 3í x 4í shower. I just finished Redgarding the floor, but just noticed that the slope on the back wall dips about .75Ē in the middle, which will be a problem...
05-14-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 255
Posted By CarolusP

Tiling Shower Ceiling

Hello,

I'm about ready to start tiling my shower. I am planning to tile the ceiling, but I came across a tiling blog that recommended creating additional blocking between the joists to add...
05-12-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By CarolusP

The house is 45 years old, and there isn't a...

The house is 45 years old, and there isn't a single crack anywhere in the basement concrete slab. So I'd be fine to just thinset the tile directly to the concrete?
05-11-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By CarolusP

Uncoupling Membrane on Concrete

I'm going to be tiling the bathroom floor in my basement on top of a concrete floor. It sounds like an uncoupling membrane is a good idea. The Ditra membrane comes in huge, somewhat expensive rolls...
04-29-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 295
Posted By CarolusP

Cement Board / Drywall Joint

I'm working on finishing a bathroom, and I have two joints (one of them a 90 degree outside corner) where cement board (durock) bumps up against drywall. When I fill these joints, should I be using...
04-24-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 474
Posted By CarolusP

Would you have a link to those tiles, by chance?...

Would you have a link to those tiles, by chance? That would make my life a lot easier.
04-24-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 474
Posted By CarolusP

Tiling over shower curb

I'm going to be floating my shower curb tomorrow. The width of the curb (before tile) will be around 4 inches. Trying to plan ahead, what are the best methods for tiling over a curb? It doesn't...
03-27-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 824
Posted By CarolusP

True, but the counter argument I've read (which...

True, but the counter argument I've read (which makes sense to me) is that all of the surrounding studs and framing around the shower are also wood. So if your shower isn't waterproofed correctly,...
03-27-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 824
Posted By CarolusP

Thanks. I was looking for an easy way out to...

Thanks. I was looking for an easy way out to avoid floating a curb, but still not drilling into the liner. There probably are no magical shortcuts here, so I'll just go the curb floating route.
03-27-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 824
Posted By CarolusP

Why shouldn't I be using wood? It looks like...

Why shouldn't I be using wood? It looks like that's a very common and accepted practice.

I'll be using a PVC pan liner. So far I've stacked my 2x3's and poured my pre-slope.
03-26-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 824
Posted By CarolusP

Ignore the liquid nails suggestion. After...

Ignore the liquid nails suggestion. After thinking about it for a few minutes I realized that adhering liquid nails to PVC liner won't work. In essence, how can I build a curb out of durock without...
03-26-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 824
Posted By CarolusP

Attaching Durock to Shower Curb

Hey all,

I'm building the shower curb for a shower I'm installing in my own home. I'm using stacked 2x3's for the curb. My plan is to cover them in durock, thinset, then redgard. I've been...
03-10-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 348
Posted By CarolusP

What are some other methods of finishing around...

What are some other methods of finishing around the window that wouldn't involve trim? That would make my life easier if I didn't need to worry about that.
03-07-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 348
Posted By CarolusP

The closer I get to the outer edge, the less room...

The closer I get to the outer edge, the less room I leave for any trim around my window. The other option is to move the curb in further, but then my shower is narrower than 30 inches (which I...
03-07-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 348
Posted By CarolusP

Tile to wall transition above curb

I'm about to tile a shower in my basement. Due to the location of a hopper window in the bathroom, I'm working with a tight space. From my photo below, I've laid a piece of board on the floor where...
Replies: 0
Views: 221
Posted By CarolusP

Old Basement Shower Drain Assembly

I'm finishing an old basement bathroom. There is currently an old shower drain assembly in place from back when there used to be a bathroom here a couple decades ago under a previous owner. I'm...
12-30-19, 06:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 293
Posted By CarolusP

Thanks for all of the feedback, guys. I...

Thanks for all of the feedback, guys. I eventually figured out that it was a faulty outlet.

Shortly after posting my question, I decided to try picking an outlet about halfway down the circuit,...
12-28-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 293
Posted By CarolusP

I have been reading about incompatibility issues...

I have been reading about incompatibility issues between certain electrical devices. I have a second identical AFCI breaker just installed on a different circuit at the same time. The vacuum cleaner...
12-28-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 293
Posted By CarolusP

New AFCI Breaker Tripping

I had a few new AFCI breakers just installed in our basement. One of the new 20-amp circuits keeps tripping. I can plug a night light or a small LED strand of Christmas lights into an outlet on the...
12-16-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 746
Posted By CarolusP

You guys are the best. I would have unwittingly...

You guys are the best. I would have unwittingly bought the Homeline breakers and had a very frustrating day tomorrow.

Thanks again.
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