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  1. Thread: Backlit tile

    by mbyrne
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    Re: Backlit tile

    If your customer wants to make a dramatic statement with lighted tiles, I suggest selecting a stone tile. Many stones transmit light in a way no man-made materials can. It is possible to slip a...
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    Re: Store tile outside in cold weather?

    Porcelain tiles will easily handle whatever weather NH can throw at it as long as you keep the tiles covered enough so cardboard packaging will not be destroyed or weakened. If temperatures in the...
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    Re: Backerboard Over Saltillo Tile

    More structural information, such as overall span, joist spacing, and type and thickness of the subflooring for wood construction, or the condition of the slab for concrete floors. What is under the...
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    Re: cutting existing wall tile

    Use a continuous diamond blade in the grinder, mark the cut line with a fine Sharpie, and make two or three light passes rather than one hogging cut.
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    Re: Tile underpayment options

    3/4-inch subflooring over 16-inch joist spacing is good. 3/8-inch underlayment? That would negate the 3/4-inch subflooring. Either ditra of fiber cement board will be fine as long as you do a proper...
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    Re: Ceramic Tile Removal from Durock

    Thinset below the backer board is not intended to adhere or laminate the board to the subfloor, but rather to serve as a support plane - that is why most BB manufacturers call for dry-set thinset...
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    Re: Non combustable machine base

    Keep in mind that a tile installation gets most of its strength from the setting bed and its support - not the tile. A heavy-duty quarry tile may seem like the best choice, but because of your height...
  8. Thread: Regrouting

    by mbyrne
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    Re: Regrouting

    Sounds like the floor is covered with 4 1/4- or 6-inch gypsum-bodied glazed tiles that have a spacer molded into the sides of each tile. If so, you will have a job on your hands trying to remove the...
  9. Re: what is the best way to fill the hole in concrete before tiling over.

    joebuilt,
    You don't say whether there are pipes penetrating the hole or not. You also don't say anything about the termites in your area, nor about the dampness of the soils. I can't tell you how to...
  10. Thread: Tile body

    by mbyrne
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    Re: Tile body

    I should have added that inferior and superior are subjective. One of my all-time favorite tile are the soft clay pavers whose bodies are hand made in the Saltillo region of Mexico. The density and...
  11. Thread: cutting mosaics

    by mbyrne
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    Re: cutting mosaics

    In my latest book there is a section explaining how I do it. When working with glass, only a continuous-rim dry-cutting diamond blade should be used, but I have had good results using a standard...
  12. Thread: Tile body

    by mbyrne
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    Re: Tile body

    Generally speaking, a glazed tile with a red body is a semi-vitreous tile. Before production of large-format porcelain tiles was perfected, most red-bodied tiles were manufactured by the bicottura...
  13. Thread: cutting mosaics

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    Re: cutting mosaics

    Another option is to use a dry-cutting diamond wheel. I use this tool because it is the most convenient for me: First I use a short straightedge to clamp a mosaic sheet to my cutting table, then I...
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    Re: Could you transport a keg of beer for me?

    Thanks Bill for the usual well-informed answer. We are required to do the engineering on this project and it will be done. Piles near the proposed site are generally sunk around 35-feet. There are...
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    Re: Stuck on Saint Helena island

    Thank you all for the responses. Because of low elevation above sea level, most of the homes or condos built on the barrier island here in South Carolina are built on over wood or concrete piling...
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    Could you transport a keg of beer for me?

    Hi Bill,
    Hope you are happy and well. I need a favor and think you can help, although this is not an exterior trim question. Actually several questions:
    I have a client on Saint Helena island in SC...
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    Stuck on Saint Helena island

    Hello Don and Mike,
    Miss you both, but life here is pretty good compensation for your company (come and visit).

    My question regards a small house on an island where the soils are rather soft and...
  18. Thread: piles

    by mbyrne
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    piles

    No, not the anal kind, but piles sunk on an island property that has relatively soft soils and a high water table. The client wants a rather small 12X20 addition to her house and is getting...
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    Re: pl 400, ceramic tiles

    LIHR50,
    Amen
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    Re: Tile over DESNSHIELD tile wallboard

    I have always looked at tile installation with an eye towards the physics of what moves and why. To me, it seems obvious that since we (builders) know there is movement in corners, filling a corner...
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    Re: Tile over DESNSHIELD tile wallboard

    JungleBob,
    Fill the corner and board joints with silicone before you apply mesh tape, and use the AD to embed the mesh tape.
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    Re: Do I Have Too Much Deflection

    16-foot long open spans are right at the point where trouble can occur. One question I have is what kind of tile do you want to install? The reason I ask is because while most ceramic tile floors...
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    Re: Porcelain tile installation

    Yeah Kent,
    They'll have to pry my cold dead fing........
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    Re: Glass tile cracking

    How thick is the mortar bed you floated, and what is beneath the tar paper and wire? Also, how did you attach the tar paper? May not sound very important, but how the tar paper is applied has a...
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    Re: pl 400, ceramic tiles

    Because of the complete lack of uniform and consistent support, PL 400 it inappropriate for use with a functional tile installation. For a decorative-only, dry-area, interior mosaic or tile...
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