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Old 10-10-2010, 02:16 PM   #1246
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Oh, and by the way...congratulations for returning to your rightfully deserved 5 stars.
Thanks, I didn't notice actually until you mentioned it. My house and moving is taking up all my attention at the moment. Some things are more important than others. Unlike things in other's lives. I wonder how long until it goes down again? Grow up. dd...

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Amen!!!
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Old 10-12-2010, 01:46 PM   #1248
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I went back to work today but felt like cr@p. I made it through and then planned on grouting the entry tiles. I cleaned out the channels and found 2 tiles not set. My glue had gotten too dry. Out comes the "Fein Multimaster"! It took about 20 minutes and I had all the tile glue cleaned out. Very low dust too. Then Campbell showed up and asked where my roof window was? We drug it out and he played with that getting a plan of attack. With my insulation above the roof this should be interesting. We will figure it out as we go. First thing will be cutting an escape hole with an electric chainsaw then see how things line up from outside. It will require some custom framing on the inside once we set and foam it in place. The bedroom is slowly getting together. The garbage bags are my clothes! After turning down the water tank a couple days ago I'm still holding 18C, it dropped to -1C last night, frost on the car windows. I dropped the tank temp about 5C again tonight. This type of heat is so different, it's really WARM. You feel it in your bones, very nice. I can open the windows for a couple hours and besides having fresh air it is still warm as soon as you close them. The heating element in the tank only comes on at 10pm and stops at 6am, cheaper rate. I can't wait until the pellet oven is online. I bought the stove pipe for it today, getting closer. Solid Mass heating rocks. Here are a couple pics, dorf dude...
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So are you saying the thinset had got too dry before you stuck the tile down? Hmmm...I had the same thing happen on a narrow piece of edge tile, and it popped loose when I stepped on it.

I understand that once the tiles are grouted, that they are less likely to come loose. Of course if I had used wet enough thinset in the first place...
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So are you saying the thinset had got too dry before you stuck the tile down? Hmmm...I had the same thing happen on a narrow piece of edge tile, and it popped loose when I stepped on it.

I understand that once the tiles are grouted, that they are less likely to come loose. Of course if I had used wet enough thinset in the first place...
That's what I think happened. Maybe wetting the tile and or the floor would have slowed down the drying process. I've had about 5 that I had to reset. I'm no pro that knows all the little tricks but am learning by the time I finish. dorf dude...
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That's what I think happened. Maybe wetting the tile and or the floor would have slowed down the drying process. I've had about 5 that I had to reset. I'm no pro that knows all the little tricks but am learning by the time I finish. dorf dude...
Bud Cline has been a gold mine of tile info for me on here, and there are instances where wetting the tile and/or floor/wall before installation gives a slower setup time, and evidently that makes for a stronger bond.

All of Bud's info has been right on the money...so if Bud says so, then I do it the way he suggests.
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I went back to work today but felt like cr@p. I made it through and then planned on grouting the entry tiles. I cleaned out the channels and found 2 tiles not set. My glue had gotten too dry. Out comes the "Fein Multimaster"! It took about 20 minutes and I had all the tile glue cleaned out. Very low dust too. Then Campbell showed up and asked where my roof window was? We drug it out and he played with that getting a plan of attack. With my insulation above the roof this should be interesting. We will figure it out as we go. First thing will be cutting an escape hole with an electric chainsaw then see how things line up from outside. It will require some custom framing on the inside once we set and foam it in place. The bedroom is slowly getting together. The garbage bags are my clothes! After turning down the water tank a couple days ago I'm still holding 18C, it dropped to -1C last night, frost on the car windows. I dropped the tank temp about 5C again tonight. This type of heat is so different, it's really WARM. You feel it in your bones, very nice. I can open the windows for a couple hours and besides having fresh air it is still warm as soon as you close them. The heating element in the tank only comes on at 10pm and stops at 6am, cheaper rate. I can't wait until the pellet oven is online. I bought the stove pipe for it today, getting closer. Solid Mass heating rocks. Here are a couple pics, dorf dude...
DD, I like the way you made the transition from one type tile to another, that is sharp. I am interested to see how you install the sky light in your roof, I have never tried to install one in that type of roof.

I know that is nice to put your feet on a warm floor, I hate a cold floor.

You have one beautiful home my friend, yours and Coco's home should be featured in Better Homes and Garden.
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"DD, I like the way you made the transition from one type tile to another, that is sharp. I am interested to see how you install the sky light in your roof, I have never tried to install one in that type of roof.

I know that is nice to put your feet on a warm floor, I hate a cold floor."

I have just had a feeling of what I wanted when doing the tiles and other things. I go looking and I find it. I call it "Using the force" It is not just a warm floor. It is the whole house. I can lean on a wall and it is warm. There is no warm bridge between the floor and walls. Completely isolated. Outside is isolated with the insulation from the inside. The stone walls can just absorb all the heat. Such a different feeling than traditional heating. Come by and check it out. dorf dude...
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I found that the Velux skylights to be about as good as they come. They take a little longer to install than some of the others, but your roof installation is going to be different, that's for sure.

Please make sure you get plenty of pix as the install gets underway. I don't see a flashing kit there, but with your roof tile, maybe you need some custom flashing made up??? The Velux flashing kits they sell here are for the asphalt shingle type roofs.
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I found that the Velux skylights to be about as good as they come. They take a little longer to install than some of the others, but your roof installation is going to be different, that's for sure.

Please make sure you get plenty of pix as the install gets underway. I don't see a flashing kit there, but with your roof tile, maybe you need some custom flashing made up??? The Velux flashing kits they sell here are for the asphalt shingle type roofs.
The flashing kit is in storage waiting until it is needed. Right next to my solar panels. I plan ahead as best I can! dorf dude...
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I need a shipping address for your new location when you are totally in and a recognized citizen. I had a friend that moved 40 miles within Switzerland and he found out he could vote in national and province elections, but could not vote locally until he was accepted two years later. (maybe because he looked like Colonel Klink from Hogan's Hero's, especially when he wore his ankle length black leather coat).

I have some unique or local traditional beer being "used" by friends, since I don't drink it and I will go out and collect the bottles and caps for photos and shipping. Do you want the bottles too?

Either PM or I can forward my E-maill address.

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This is way off topic but if you like gutiar take a look.

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Man, that was good, I bet their hands were wore out after that.
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Man, that was good, I bet their hands were wore out after that.
Cool stuff...that was worth a bookmark.

Makes me wanna finish the house up even faster so I can get back at my axes again...
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It is just amazing to me, that I can only see 'small sections' of the built house and recognize them! Thanks for the chance to have a hand in that construction! Everyday is like a new episode of 'Superman" on TV when I was a kid!
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