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08-25-20, 02:07 PM
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Posted By SJMaye

Pete, I was the original thread starter. I...

Pete,

I was the original thread starter. I am not the one you are looking for. I am sure one of the pros will be along and help you the way they did me.

Good Luck.
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Posted By SJMaye

The home was built in 1987. All drain lines are...

The home was built in 1987. All drain lines are PVC. It is possible though it could still have a clog though.
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Posted By SJMaye

I recently had the trap off. All the lines are...

I recently had the trap off. All the lines are clear up to the pipe going in to the wall. As for the vent, I am pretty sure there us no vent at all. Two reasons I believe that- 1 No other sink in...
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Posted By SJMaye

Kitchen Sink Drains Slowly

I wanted to run this by the Pro's here. My kitchen sink drains, but slower than I would like. It is more noticeable when dumping a wash basin full of water in one side of the sink. Just seems slow.
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02-08-20, 12:55 PM
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Posted By SJMaye

To clarify. I am not sure how this kitchen was...

To clarify. I am not sure how this kitchen was done. It seems plausible that the installed applied thinset to the backer only and did not backbutter the tile.

Later, I decided to do the...
02-08-20, 03:42 AM
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Posted By SJMaye

When I did the tile in the bathrooms myself I...

When I did the tile in the bathrooms myself I back buttered mainly because it was easier for me to avoid making a total mess. That said, I did not apply thinset to the cement board. Somewhere...
02-07-20, 12:50 PM
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Posted By SJMaye

Based on what I saw on this first tile the tile...

Based on what I saw on this first tile the tile definitely made contact with the thinset. There are impressions there. The tile removed had ZERO thinset residue on it. Nothing stuck to it. On the...
02-07-20, 12:21 PM
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Posted By SJMaye

Well, not what I wanted to hear, but if that is...

Well, not what I wanted to hear, but if that is the case I will probably rip the entire floor out and put something else in.

Can you tell me how tough it is to get 1/2 cement board out? I see...
02-07-20, 11:08 AM
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Posted By SJMaye

I believe the issue is the installer did not use...

I believe the issue is the installer did not use the proper thinset for porcelain tile.
02-07-20, 09:07 AM
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Posted By SJMaye

Loose porcelain tile

My kitchen floor was put in about 3 years ago. I am now noticing several tile are loose. I dug out the grout on one and noticed 2 adjacent tiles are loose as well. There may be as many as a dozen...
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Posted By SJMaye

Well, that really is cool. Thanks for letting me...

Well, that really is cool. Thanks for letting me know about it. Good luck finishing out your shower.
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Posted By SJMaye

Hey, it is unfortunate things like this that...

Hey, it is unfortunate things like this that teach us valuable lessons. I set a tub/shower combo and one of these shower pans in mortar. Both were a pain in the butt for me. In my fear of the...
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Posted By SJMaye

Personally I would try to get the old out and...

Personally I would try to get the old out and start all over, but I am a DIYer. Maybe one of the pros will come on with some qualified advice.
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I am the OP for this thread. Mine was not out of...

I am the OP for this thread. Mine was not out of level as much as yours and I opted to leave it and work around it. After 2 years now I really regret it. Due to being out of the level the water...
10-04-19, 05:04 AM
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Views: 5,295
Posted By SJMaye

Absolutely. I thought I was going to have to...

Absolutely. I thought I was going to have to throw away everything I had installed and buy some specialty product. Doing it this way minimized the waste. Thank you again for the idea!
10-03-19, 02:23 PM
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Posted By SJMaye

I wanted to stop back and thank you for the idea...

I wanted to stop back and thank you for the idea with the H-Channel. It came out pretty darn good. In fact, I think I like it better than without the H-Channel.

https://i.imgur.com/frwjgmj.jpg
09-19-19, 04:17 AM
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Posted By SJMaye

It looks like this is the route I will be going. ...

It looks like this is the route I will be going. Two questions-

1- Am I correct in thinking the shorter the span (i.e. instead of a full 12' panel the span would be 5') the less likely to get the...
09-18-19, 07:55 AM
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Posted By SJMaye

Interesting idea. It would eliminate the...

Interesting idea. It would eliminate the overlaps and I think the shorter lengths would be less likely to sag.
09-18-19, 06:07 AM
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Posted By SJMaye

The issue of orientation will not solve my...

The issue of orientation will not solve my problem. The porch is ~16x16, so I have the same issue regardless of direction. Overlaps. I am looking in to other materials made for this application.
09-17-19, 02:53 PM
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Posted By SJMaye

Whoever said these materials were not designed to...

Whoever said these materials were not designed to be laid in long runs horizontally was correct. There is no way around the sagging unless I use the trim nails to tack it up. Then I will have...
09-17-19, 11:39 AM
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Posted By SJMaye

If this is the wrong material for this job what...

If this is the wrong material for this job what maintenance free material could I use?
09-17-19, 09:45 AM
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Posted By SJMaye

Vinyl soffit for ceiling? Tell me what I am doing wrong.

I am putting a ceiling up over my screened in porch. I planned on using vinyl soffit, but it is not going as planned. The overlaps look horrible and the pieces seem to sag in the center. If it is...
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Posted By SJMaye

Yes. Some of the ones I saw on youtube showed...

Yes. Some of the ones I saw on youtube showed what appeared to be a laminated styrofoam roof panels.
...
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Posted By SJMaye

I figure, with the new roof, I could renovate it...

I figure, with the new roof, I could renovate it myself for about $5000. I wanted to see if I could do something prefab that would look better and cost the same or less.

Things always look...
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Posted By SJMaye

That is a valid point. In just a cursory view of...

That is a valid point. In just a cursory view of some of the kits out there it's not like they are dirt cheap either for something that is about 14' x 14'.
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