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  1. Re: Buried treasure: Find anything interesting during your last move or demo?

    Not surprisingly, I've come across an odd assortment of weird junk over the years, but the most interesting, to me at least, was a section of a 1942 newspaper I once pulled from a wall intersection. ...
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    Re: Roof washer - Cistern for household water

    A sand bed would be like a sand filter as used with swimming pools.

    I had the thought that a settling tank like that used with septic systems might work to separate the junk from the water. Not...
  3. Re: COLD downstairs floors! Other insulation questions too

    The whole thinking on crawlspaces has been revised. Originally, dirt floor, sometimes gravel, with vents to relieve moisture buildup from the earth. Now it's done a 180: 6 mil poly sheeting over...
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    Re: tile installation dilemma

    I had an additional thought that might help if you are certain you want to tile it, dependinf on wherther you have Tec tile installation products available in your area.

    Sand the finish off the...
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    Re: glue on slate floor

    Maybe I don't know what I'm talking about, but I had the thought that if the glue is only in spots rather than spread everwhere, perhaps using a sealant first on the bare areas might be a good idea,...
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    Re: tile installation dilemma

    Please also include the condition of the underside of that floor, i.e., is it open or not; what is the ceiling below, if any, made of; if open, is there any blocking or bracing, and its spacing,...
  7. Re: wall tile over drywall to mud or not to mud???

    New materials & methods keep popping up. This redguard stuff is new to me, and meshing corners of hardibacker is another odd wrinkle, unless you mean fiberglas mesh tape, which is STP with CCBs like...
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    Re: paint old bath tile

    For the same reason you 'need' to repaint, you shouldn't. Either use a paint stripper to take it down to all bare tile, or do a complete retile job if you don't like what's there. Otherwise you're...
  9. Re: Repair shower grout myself or hire expert?

    While everyone else is yukking it up, I'll say yes, it's something a Home Owner who is handy can DIY.

    Choose some slender tool, preferably with some sort of hook at its tip, and pick away at...
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    Re: Bathroom Floor Tile

    The short answer is YES, you can tile over existing tile.

    As andybuildz notes, the preexisting tile job must be in top condition and you must abrade the glaze before using a latex modified thinset...
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    Re: Change grout color?

    Removing & regrouting is considered the only 'right' way. However, I recalled seeing that someone does make a dye for this. So I just did a search for "grout dye" and filled the screen! Check this...
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    Re: Reving ceramic tiles around fireplace

    Rereading your post, it is possible to remove the tiles without cutting the drywall, if that's what you choose to try first. Except for some realy new stuff that just came out, drywall has a...
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    Re: Reving ceramic tiles around fireplace

    Simplest way is to cut the drywall right around the tile, as if you are going to simply relocate it intact somewhere else.

    Obviously there is no way to know exactly what the exact construction...
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    Re: Water leaking through tile?

    Check to be sure the shower spout (bent pipe) is not leaking at the threads behind the wall when is use. The backside of the wall would only be wet for a while after use, but even small amounts of...
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    Re: Identifying Ceramic Tile

    Generally the only way to identify a "stray" tile like yours is to simply match it to a sample in some display where tile is still sold. After 3 years the chances of matching the lot number is in...
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    Re: What thickness cement board

    If I understand correctly, the Kerdi membrane is only needed over HardiBacker, not cementitious backerboard (CBB) like Durock or Wonderboard. No offense, but anyone getting actual leaks without it...
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    Re: Self Stick Vinyl tiles w/grout

    The only one who will be happy you used that ridiculous stuff will be the tile pro you will have to call in to fix it.

    Did you really say self-stick tiles on a bathroom floor? The way this works...
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    Re: Shower Grout

    Absolutely remove all grout from the corners that you can and caulk with 100% silicone in matching color.

    What happens is adjoining planes that form any corner can move slightly in relation to...
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    Re: Shower Grout

    Absolutely remove all grout from the corners that you can and caulk with 100% silicone in matching color. Caulk is flexible; grout is brittle and utterly inflexible.

    What happens is adjoining...
  20. Re: Grout Cracks and comes out from between Tiles

    Actually, in any horizontal wet area such as a bathroom floor or any countertop it is a good idea to use backerboard no matter how heavy the CDX substrate. In the event that moisture or actual water...
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    Re: repeated burning smell

    canuk touched on something crucial here: Make sure your flue & chimney are not obstructed! An old, deteriorating chimney can shed bits & pieces of its liner until the pile can block or impede the...
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    Re: "The house is haunted"? Is this a joke?

    See what I mean? It's starting already...
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    Re: Which type of adhesive to use

    What ****hiller said.

    Here's a suggestion for grouting with unsanded ("wall") grout: Fill overfull, let firm up, then using a damp sponge, rub the grout down lengthwise to the desired height &...
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    Re: Country living in the City

    ***, my first impulse would be thinking about which vegetables to plant and where. But that's just me. Partly because I don't care to run to the store every other day for one fresh vegetable or...
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    Re: Hammering/rumbling in kitchen faucet

    I literally laughed at loud at the post above by DwarfWytch. It is NOT water hammer and you should NOT have a hammer arrestor above turnouts to the kitchen sink supply stops and therefore the...
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