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    You have me a bit lost on the "rock base with 2...

    You have me a bit lost on the "rock base with 2 layers of cement board." None of that is a structural base for your pan and if it hasn't already, I would expect it to not be too long before the mud...
  2. Yes you can. You might discover there is no...

    Yes you can. You might discover there is no bullnose available for it, though. If that's the case, either find one that compliments it or use one of the plastic or metal edge profiles such as...
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    There's a few ways you can do that transition. A...

    There's a few ways you can do that transition. A t-molding is a molding with a "T" shaped profile used to join/transition two floors of the same height, not what you have there, but it's the topic...
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    Expanding upon Chuck's (Creahand) responses,...

    Expanding upon Chuck's (Creahand) responses, usually, the rough opening for the exterior door will leave a good 1" above the door jams between the jam and the framing. pull off the top piece of...
  5. Question: Shower Mud Slope

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    I hope this reply isn't too late. Your shower...

    I hope this reply isn't too late. Your shower base is supposed to be two mud layers. The first is a pitched mud bed using 4 parts sand, 1 part portland cement that establishes the pitch. It's...
  6. Question: Tile quarter-round

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    It's been mentioned earlier. Dal tile... this...

    It's been mentioned earlier. Dal tile... this series...

    Daltile Semi Gloss™ Ceramic Tile

    Most any tile shop or big box should be able to order it for you.
  7. Lots of ways to go with this answer. Glue down...

    Lots of ways to go with this answer. Glue down wood floors can be protected with various trowel on moisture prevention membranes such as Bostick MVP. Sole plates for wall framing in basements...
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    So you have 14/2 going to the first light to...

    So you have 14/2 going to the first light to bring the power over from the source and you have another run of 14/2 going over to the switch, right?

    Then you do it like this...

    Connect the...
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    To keep them independent of each other, the light...

    To keep them independent of each other, the light ties into the power before the outlet by pig tailing the outlet. Cap the black from the house, the black to the light and the black pigtail, do the...
  10. Tile is used on ceilings all the time. It's use...

    Tile is used on ceilings all the time. It's use is a decorative decision just as is paint. The "wet area" is only defined as that enclosed by the shower curtain/glass and up to the height of the...
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    It's all good, Don. Enjoy the rest of your...

    It's all good, Don. Enjoy the rest of your weekend :)
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    OK Ma, now I'll get completely unrelated 'cause I...

    OK Ma, now I'll get completely unrelated 'cause I see you are in Woodstock. When you come off 75, you pass a dry wall distributor (if they're still there) and a little further along there's if I...
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    Hey Ma, I'm going to piggyback this thread so as...

    Hey Ma, I'm going to piggyback this thread so as to give the OP something else to think about...

    I understood the question to be a lamp post, probably switched, but with an unswitched outlet.
    ...
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    I see that you are an electronics expert, so I'll...

    I see that you are an electronics expert, so I'll go in the assumption that it's low voltage DC systems? Perhaps it's different there. In household wiring a switch loop is where the power is run to...
  15. ... And the wire comes into the box, black on the...

    ... And the wire comes into the box, black on the switch, from the breaker, black on the other screw on the switch over to the light, and whites (one from the panel and the other off to the light)...
  16. Question: 3 way switch

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    Verify the two traveler screws on the first...

    Verify the two traveler screws on the first switch are hooked up with the red and black from the 12/3. This will verify that white goes to the common screw on the switch down stairs. The red and...
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    Ding, Ding, Ding, we have a switch loop! Now it...

    Ding, Ding, Ding, we have a switch loop! Now it gets easy from here. For it not to be a switch loop, there would need to be 2 sets of wires coming into the switch box, so unless you removed a set...
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    If power comes to the switch box, then the black...

    If power comes to the switch box, then the black wire from the source cable is connected to one screw of the switch, and then the black wire from the load cable feeding the lights goes out and...
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    Trace back to the wires, the diagram below shows...

    Trace back to the wires, the diagram below shows the two possible correct wire situations, one where the source starts at the switch box, the other where the source starts at a can. You keep saying...
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    Three way switches can be tricky. You'll have a...

    Three way switches can be tricky. You'll have a hot and a neutral and ground running through all the can lights and junction boxes but you might not have a neutral in your switch box at all. Often...
  21. Welcome Lizz. What you are describing is what...

    Welcome Lizz. What you are describing is what happens to plywood when it gets continuous intermittent exposure to water. The layers are delaminating as the glue falls apart. Only once that section...
  22. Thanks Mark, I was specifically vague as to how...

    Thanks Mark, I was specifically vague as to how to set the pan as I would expect the instructions to be followed, you know, like what is it Americast tubs with the styrofoam underneath, that it voids...
  23. Well that all depends on the type of pan. For a...

    Well that all depends on the type of pan. For a shower with a preformed base, like Swanstone or fiberglass or acrylic, Hardi is installed after, but not like Ballenger described, I'll elaborate...
  24. They CAN leave your name, obviously the message...

    They CAN leave your name, obviously the message is for you. But like J_9 said, they cannot leave any identifying info about the prescription.

    If they reach a person and not voicemail, they are...
  25. Bstylez, I read your back ground info so I'll...

    Bstylez,
    I read your back ground info so I'll share mine with you, which except for 2 posts on this board, all my posts have been over on the home improvement section. This I've never shared here. ...
  26. Sticky: KISS, It's certainly convenient for you that you...

    KISS, It's certainly convenient for you that you have established a relationship with and your doctor knows you well enough that the rules concerning controlled substances will be bent for you. ...
  27. Code requires certain live and dead loads be...

    Code requires certain live and dead loads be taken into considerations for the design and as long as the design meets those specifications, then it's good. It doesn't say you must have no less than...
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    All of the cement boards are paint-able, it just...

    All of the cement boards are paint-able, it just depends on the degree of finishing you would need to do. In the case of all of them, you only need to run them to the height of the shower head and...
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    Uh Oh! How long were you told to not use this...

    Uh Oh! How long were you told to not use this shower? It's not XL grout, it's the XT grout. Actually, Tec has 2 portland cement grouts, Accucolor which is their basic polymer modified grout and...
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    By far? For what particular reason? Lost??...

    By far? For what particular reason?

    Lost?? properly installed, they will all perform exactly the same. Which is best will be a opinion of the end user, just as there are those that swear by...
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    Seeing as how the original post was Saturday and...

    Seeing as how the original post was Saturday and you've had a full weekend day and half of today, this might be too late, but here goes...

    No, the thinset will not stay bonded to the silicone in...
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    Rough side is intended for thinset installations...

    Rough side is intended for thinset installations and smooth side is intended for mastic installations. Since this is a wet area, modified thinset, from a bag is what you should be using, so rough...
  33. Mass brought up several huge points in his post. ...

    Mass brought up several huge points in his post. A glass door with a transom.

    He also brought up a vapor barrier. I'll expand upon that. Whereas a shower only needs to be waterproof, a steam...
  34. Sometimes newer technology and building products...

    Sometimes newer technology and building products need to take a backseat to old fashioned stone and tile trade craftsmanship and carpentry skills. In your situation, you should go with a sunken...
  35. You have another thread going about this similar...

    You have another thread going about this similar thing, but you brought up another thing here that needs to be addressed and that is about grout providing a part of the waterproofing of the...
  36. Jaz, I've noticed there seems to be this myth...

    Jaz, I've noticed there seems to be this myth that sanded is for floors and unsanded is for walls.


    apattyd, all tiles will have some amount of warp-age. They go into the kiln one size, they...
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    Here's an example of the plastic edging that Easy...

    Here's an example of the plastic edging that Easy was talking about...

    http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y3/bljack/rondeccorners.jpg

    One of the things that makes the job look better is the use...
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    At the very least, the top of the tile will need...

    At the very least, the top of the tile will need to be a touch higher than the base of the tub at the 1/2" part of the build. Assuming you would use 1/4' cement board on the floor, you can count on...
  39. Question: Ditra and Mortar

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    Kerabond is a very good choice. For anyone else,...

    Kerabond is a very good choice. For anyone else, other decent unmodifieds include Laticrete 317 (aka "megabond" through Lowe's stores), Tec's Full set plus (I'm not a fan of Tec's Sturdiset on it's...
  40. Question: Ditra and Mortar

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    It's really pretty simple. Unmodified to set...

    It's really pretty simple. Unmodified to set your tile on Ditra, always. Underneath, you use unmodified if setting to concrete (including cement boards or self leveling cements or mud beds) or use...
  41. You really don't give enough to go on to give you...

    You really don't give enough to go on to give you the right way to go. If you place a level on it, how large is the hump in reference to, say, 4' out from it? Does the hump start 1' from the peak,...
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    It's not to be unexpected for the marble to...

    It's not to be unexpected for the marble to darken when wet, even when a sealer is applied. Sealers are designed to let water pass through, their only intent is to give you an extended opportunity...
  43. Goof off, goo gone, any of the basic adhesive...

    Goof off, goo gone, any of the basic adhesive removers used on a rag and wipes on the tiles, not sprayed on the tiles. Check the instructions carefully, some will tell you a minimum number of days...
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    There is no thin "subfloor" such as you might...

    There is no thin "subfloor" such as you might think by adding such a product as a plywood or cement board layer over the slab. An unbonded mud job which would be tar paper and lath with a minimum...
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    If it were a true expansion joint, where you have...

    If it were a true expansion joint, where you have two separate slabs with a filler between them, you would have to honor the joint up through the tile at the exact location of the joint. By...
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    And they won't be. You do not apply a sealer...

    And they won't be. You do not apply a sealer when you have used grout boost. Very important is to keep the installation dry for the first 10 days. If any cleaning is needed, use a dampened rag, no...
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    I've used grout boost a few times when I wanted...

    I've used grout boost a few times when I wanted Tec's Accucolor XT series but would have to wait for a special order to arrive or if the color from tec's accucolor pallet was not made in the XT...
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    First, welcome. Second, no matter how...

    First, welcome. Second, no matter how inexperienced you are, we can walk you through each step but your question leaves out too many details to give you all the right info. Is this going to be a...
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    To be specific, you only need the hardi in wet...

    To be specific, you only need the hardi in wet areas, which are areas within the shower or bath with shower head, up to the point of the shower head. (It is different for a steamer, though) You do...
  50. Question: Shower stall

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    I've reported this post to get moved to the...

    I've reported this post to get moved to the plumbing forum. Please post back, too, if it's a center drain or an offset drain, and if it's abs or pvc and what your existing dwv system comprises. ...
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