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    Re: cold water abruptly shutting off

    Thanks, it appears to be there for a very long time, so I'll most likely replace it. Not worth trying to rebuild it if I can find one for $30.

    appreciate the feedback
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    cold water abruptly shutting off

    I have a utility tub in my basement and lately when I turn on the cold water it will turn right off. I can usually get the water to run after turning on and off a few quick times, but obviously this...
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    Re: thinset mortar advice

    thanks for getting back, but it's not premixed. Comes in 50lb bag, I attached link if it works.
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    thinset mortar advice

    I've read countless opinions on the web regarding "custom blend" mortar sold at Home Depot. Is there anyone who tiles for a living that give me advice on why folks seem to constantly bash this...
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    Re: pre mixed adhesive drying time

    Thanks blue ridge- dont worry about answering my last post- I am going to tear up the easyboard and start from scratch
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    Re: pre mixed adhesive drying time

    thanks- appears the words adhesive commonly used was mistaken by me as a suitable alternative to mortar. The bath is a small powder room (4x5) and the easyboard is screwed down the way they suggest...
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    Re: pre mixed adhesive drying time

    I used custom building products pre mixed thinset mortar, it's not mastic unless they are marketing it incorrectly on both their website and the product itself. I understand mastic cannot be used on...
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    pre mixed adhesive drying time

    hi- i recently layed a tile floor and the pre mixed thinset I used is still not completely cured after 2.5 days. Can anyone shed some light on what may be contributing to this? I used a proper...
  9. Thread: Backer Board??

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    Re: Backer Board??

    I can't understand why they did that either. Is it possible they just had green board above the durock? (toward the ceiling) I'm certainly not challenging what you saw, but seems like an extra step...
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    Re: Ceramic Tile Shower Installation Errors?

    Regular drywall should never be used in a shower stall. it will not take very long for most of that to become exposed to mold.

    bad/cheap idea on his part.
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    Re: Installing fiberock- subfloor

    makes sense , thanks guys
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    Re: Re-grouting old tile floor

    I prefer to caulk this area rather than grout. Over time the grout tends to crack at this joint between the two tiles. If you look at some countertops where there is a tile backsplash and a stone...
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    Installing fiberock- subfloor

    Hi- if installing Fiberock board as an underlayment for a tile floor, why the need to use thinset to adhere to floor AND screws or nails? I would think screws to the subfloor would be sufficient......
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    Re: Can you paint wall tile

    Hi- you sure can. You can have a professional reglazer do it for you. There are epoxy products you can buy to do it yourself, but if the area is large , you may want it done by a pro. I had this...
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    best underlayment for hardwood floors

    I've read about using luan, hardie backer or regular plywood for an underlayment. Any suggestions as to which is the best product to use? I've read that luan is not as sturdy and doesn't make the...
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    best underlayment for new hardwood floor?

    I've read many different opinions on this topic. Is hardie backer the best underlay or can i use luan? been reading about luan and it appears most folks shy away from using this as its not as...
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    Re: removing old tile-backsplash

    Havanagranite- will the typically used sheetrock joint compound suffice as a skim coat for the drywall?
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    removing old tile-backsplash

    I started removing old ceramic tiles from my backsplash and with a lot less damage to the sheetrock than I oringinally thought (so this is good).... the only real "damage" is a real thin layer of...
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    Re: removing corian countertops

    I appreciate that, thanks.
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    Re: removing corian countertops

    Thanks, after checking I also see the wood strips you mention that are screwed in from underneath as well.

    thanks for the advice.

    as far as the granite, probably something along the lines of...
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    removing corian countertops

    can anyone suggest a safe way to remove countertops? we plan on having the corian replaced with granite but have come across installers that do not take part in the removal of the old. Countertops...
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