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Old 08-24-2010, 09:57 PM   #2371
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Merci, Marc!

Yes, now that you say that, I remember. I do have the special thinset for marble/granite.

I'm sure there's other things I'm forgetting.

Thanks again.

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I believe that it must be light in color as well because the marble will actually pull the darker color thin-sets through? I am sure I am not telling you something you do not already know......but you never know..lol
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I believe that it must be light in color as well because the marble will actually pull the darker color thin-sets through? I am sure I am not telling you something you do not already know......but you never know..lol
Well, to be perfectly honest, I had forgotten that too, but I did take a tile in when I got the thinset, and the sales person said exactly the same thing. So thanks for reminding me!
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Another question for you Bud...not about that rain...any special tricks I should know about setting some marble tile?
Not that hasn't already been mentioned. Proper adhesive (thinset) is probably the bigger thing in this case. Applying thinset to both the tile and the substrate is sometimes helpful in adjusting the surface of the tile for smooth and plane. Too much thinset however can be problematic if the tile is floating in the thinset material. Thinset will shrink as it dries and it will take the tile with it moving what was otherwise a perfectly-set tile and making one look very amateurish.

Just for the record...marble tiles require a substrate that is double in strength of that required for regular ceramic tile. This relates to floor expanses primarily. Won't be (shouldn't be) an issue on a tub area.
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OK, the only horizontal surface will be the thin strip going under the lip of the soaker tub. The lumber, which has been in place for longer than I care to admit is nearly 1 1/2" thick, plus there will be the backer board added to that, and the support members underneath are on 12" centers. I think I will add a couple of coats of sealer to the wood just in case.

I was going to use either Fiberock or Easyboard as my backer, but if you think cement board would be better - as in stiffer - I will pick some of that up.

Once again Bud, I am in your debt for the information. Thank you.
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Keith, thanks for your help with problem, all fixed now! 8^)
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Keith, I was told there was something happening tonight with the moon that wouldn't happen again for a good number of years. I went out and looked at the moon and there is what looks like a bright star to the right of it. Is that a planet or a star.

It is good to be back home again.
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Keith, I was told there was something happening tonight with the moon that wouldn't happen again for a good number of years. I went out and looked at the moon and there is what looks like a bright star to the right of it. Is that a planet or a star.

It is good to be back home again.
Hope you had a good trip Jim...I'll have to wait awhile before the moon is up here. You get the moon three hours before we do. I'll take a look and see what's going on. It might be a conjunction with a planet.
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Jim, what you are seeing is Jupiter.

If you have a decent pair of binoculars, or better yet that telescope out in the garage, you should be able to see some of Jupiter's main moons. If it's binocs, they should be mounted on a tripod so they are held steady. Hand holding makes it very difficult to catch the moons.

Any telescope will easily spot the moons, Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto, which keep the same face aimed towards Jupiter.

Look for 4 small white dots all in a row. They could be on one side of Jupiter, but far more likely will be split up 1 or more on each side. It is also possible that you may see only two or three, as the others may be either in front of or behind Jupiter.
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Thanks Keith, we did have a good trip although we didn't make it all the way to the coast.

I have been reading up on hand planes again and have watched on youtube a few videos on truing and sharpening. There is just something about using a really sharp plane that gives one a good feeling of accomplishment and I enjoy tinkering with things anyway. We need to hit some yard sales and see what we can find. Some of the planes are very expensive and all I can do is drool on them and rust them, I sure can't buy one.
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I just went out and using a pair of binoculars I did see one of the moons just briefly. There isn't a good place to set the telescope up to see Pluto for all the trees here. I did brace the binoculars against the top of my truck. That is so neat, thank you for telling me buddy.
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I just went out and using a pair of binoculars I did see one of the moons just briefly. There isn't a good place to set the telescope up to see Pluto for all the trees here. I did brace the binoculars against the top of my truck. That is so neat, thank you for telling me buddy.
Seeing Pluto is a trick and a half. You will need a real powerhouse telescope and also need to know exactly where it is. Even at that, you will need to make sightings for several nights in a row to determine if what you are looking at is moving slowly relative to the star background.

I have never seen Pluto. It's a toughie. Or maybe you meant Jupiter???

With a scope, you should be able to see some of the cloud formations on Jupiter.
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I did mean Jupiter, sorry, old age showing on me.
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I just went out and using a pair of binoculars I did see one of the moons just briefly. There isn't a good place to set the telescope up to see Pluto for all the trees here. I did brace the binoculars against the top of my truck. That is so neat, thank you for telling me buddy.
I tried bracing my binoculars on the edge of my van too. I couldn't hold them still enough to see much. It did look like there was one on each side of Jupiter.

So I put my camera on the tripod and took a few shots. They're loading onto the computer right now. If one of them turned out, I'll add it to this post.

Edit: None of the Jupiter pictures came out. But here's one of the moon.

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Look close, toward the bottom, at the rim of one of the craters, is that a Starbuck's?

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I tried bracing my binoculars on the edge of my van too. I couldn't hold them still enough to see much. It did look like there was one on each side of Jupiter.

So I put my camera on the tripod and took a few shots. They're loading onto the computer right now. If one of them turned out, I'll add it to this post.

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If you had some sort of telephoto lens on it should show Jupiter for sure, and the moons possibly. It partly depends on how long the exposures were.

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