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06-04-20, 11:54 AM
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Gotcha, thanks. I see there is dry mix...

Gotcha, thanks. I see there is dry mix specifically for LFT.

I also see a 3/4" notched trowel is recommended.

Any idea how far that sets the tile off the wall? 1/2" after set in place? ...
06-04-20, 08:51 AM
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Large Tile Format Bath Tub Surround

I've been doing research on tiling 2 bathrooms that currently have one piece tub/surround. I will be installing new tubs and thinking about going with 12" x 24" porcelain tile on cement backer...
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Views: 194
Posted By Rodster_diy

Thanks again. :thumbup: Based on my...

Thanks again. :thumbup:

Based on my experience with staining previously stained wood, I'll probably just go with paint. I see some staining results people are happy with but everyone has their...
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Views: 194
Posted By Rodster_diy

Great information and good eye on the can of...

Great information and good eye on the can of Polyshade! ;) Years back I brushed it on a flat sanded plywood bench and it turned out nice. I was checking the color against the existing color. I agree,...
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Interior stair rail and hand rail

Kind of tired of the oak look, plus the quality and color consistency isn't great. Thinking about going darker for the handrail and light for the balusters. Stain or paint?

Not sure what the...
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Views: 208
Posted By Rodster_diy

My 15ga sure makes re-hanging doors much easier! ...

My 15ga sure makes re-hanging doors much easier! The hard part was correcting all of the builders mistakes and making the doors fit and shut properly. That's a whole 'nother topic!
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Yea I'm sure in the day of thick real wood trim...

Yea I'm sure in the day of thick real wood trim and plaster walls, 8d was needed. Today the finger jointed pine trim is so thin and light a smaller 18ga nail works fine. I used 1 1/2" nails and...
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Posted By Rodster_diy

Great info..... I'm sure more nails are used...

Great info..... I'm sure more nails are used today since it's easier and more fun. :)

I figured 8d nails were standard but it sure seems like overkill. It's not like baseboard is going to fall of...
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Views: 208
Posted By Rodster_diy

Big time! I could see using this to 'tack'...

Big time! I could see using this to 'tack' framing in place for mock ups or sizing before using a framing nailer. I have a Paslode framing gun and this 15 ga nailer seems a powerful. Amazing.
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Baseboard removal

Thank goodness I'm almost finished removing all of the baseboard from my house. I'm not sure what the practice was for installing baseboard before nailers but the finish carpenter that did my trim...
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Posted By Rodster_diy

15 gauge air nailer

I just added a 15 ga DA nailer to my tool collection to hang doors and what a beast. I have to laugh a the nail package showing it's good for baseboard and shoe moulding. I never want to remove...
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Views: 339
Posted By Rodster_diy

I reused a Wooster 14" roller the following day...

I reused a Wooster 14" roller the following day that was saved in a plastic bag and it worked fine.

After the comments here and some warmer weather I decided to try cleaning rollers again. I used...
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Views: 339
Posted By Rodster_diy

Good tips. I did kind of the same thing without...

Good tips. I did kind of the same thing without the paper towels. I just misted the cover before bagging it. I have a small spot over a window that needs a slight touch up so I'll see how well my...
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Views: 339
Posted By Rodster_diy

Thanks for the advice. I'm just paranoid about...

Thanks for the advice. I'm just paranoid about the fine solids possibly entering the leach fields. Maybe I'll give cleaning roller covers a try again but I'll probably still do it in a bucket and...
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Views: 339
Posted By Rodster_diy

Cleaning Roller Covers - Who does it?

I'm curious how many people clean and reuse roller covers and for those that do, how many times do they get reused?

Do professionals clean their roller covers?

I've been doing a large home...
04-04-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 370
Posted By Rodster_diy

That's what I do too. Using the 45 speeds up the...

That's what I do too. Using the 45 speeds up the process.
04-04-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 370
Posted By Rodster_diy

Thanks for the info. I went with 45 and the...

Thanks for the info.

I went with 45 and the Tuff tape bedded in nice and was able to put a skim coat on right away as per the instructions. Applied a 2nd coat of Plus 3 and I was done. Well...
03-27-20, 07:26 PM
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Views: 370
Posted By Rodster_diy

Strait Flex Tuff Tape

Anyone ever use Strait Flex Tuff Tape?

I'm going to try it on some inside corners that had slight cracking and was wondering if anyone used the Tuff Tape and what mud they used.

I would like to...
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Views: 521
Posted By Rodster_diy

Technically there might not be any differences...

Technically there might not be any differences but I can tell you I saw a huge difference between the SW ceiling paint and the Ben Moore ceiling paint. Both premium paints. I'll see how the Ben...
02-15-20, 05:51 PM
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Views: 984
Posted By Rodster_diy

Thanks all, I appreciate the help.

Thanks all, I appreciate the help.
02-15-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 547
Posted By Rodster_diy

Yep, another option too! :thumbup: And if...

Yep, another option too! :thumbup:

And if the gap is just slight, a little bead of caulk should do the trick. I suspect I'll use several different techniques until I'm done.

Thanks
02-14-20, 09:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 547
Posted By Rodster_diy

Thanks for the feedback. Great minds think...

Thanks for the feedback. Great minds think alike. :D

I appreciate you taking the time to answer my questions. It's nice to have someone to bounce ideas off of. :thumbup:

Rod
02-14-20, 09:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 547
Posted By Rodster_diy

Good info. I wonder how many people that...

Good info. I wonder how many people that installed laminate or floor over floor would pass that inspection now. ;) I like the 3/8" difference rule and will stick with that. Amazing how one...
02-14-20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 984
Posted By Rodster_diy

Carpet installation 101

My only experience with carpet installation is a small sun room I did years back. Simple rectangular room, tack strips around the perimeter, padding, installed a low nap berber, installed...
02-14-20, 08:27 PM
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Views: 547
Posted By Rodster_diy

That's was my first thought and is still an...

That's was my first thought and is still an option as I tear out more carpet and assess the situation at other doors as well as the condition of the subfloor. So far I I found one door that is OK,...
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