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Old 10-06-2012, 04:08 PM   #6946
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Is this what we are talking about?

Crap! That didn't do what I thought it would!
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Will the bamboo weather through the winter?
Yes, where they come from originally - most are from China - they go through some pretty heavy weather extremes. They go dormant in winter, although they keep their leaves.

Of course, there are temperate climate bamboos, which is what I mostly have here. I think about 35 varieties.
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Is this what we are talking about?

Crap! That didn't do what I thought it would!
We're not really talking about crap are we?

Oh, the little round red thingy, yep, that's him.
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Did you say what kind of grout you used, if you did I missed it some how, if not, what kind was it?
This should do it for you Jim, sorry, that should be BigJim.
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Started to have a go at putting the sink in today, and quickly realized that the counter top was way too thick for a simple installation.

So it was necessary to lay out where all the (8) clips would be and cut notches in the counter...from below of course!
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It was actually much easier than I thought it would be using the Fein tool and this blade.
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Next I had to remove a small piece of tile and then drill three holes to fit the lines from the faucet precisely.
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After spending ages trying to find out why the cold water line would not go in, I discovered that the hole in the sink was interfering by about 1/16". Once that was filed out of the way it was fine.
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Then it was time to fix the trim on a window by the front door. The top of this one is curved which makes it just that much more difficult to make.

I did the top first by ripping a piece of cedar into thirds so it would bend. Then glued it back together, forced it into place and nailed it. Added a couple of clamps to make sure the outside edge didn't come apart.
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Once that was done it didn't take terribly long to do the remaining two sides and the bottom.

Plus it was warm enough today to get a coat of varnish on the trims!
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This should do it for you Jim, sorry, that should be BigJim.
Thanks buddy, is there an advantage with this one above regular grout?
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Thanks buddy, is there an advantage with this one above regular grout?
I don't know whether or not you can call it an advantage, but if you are paying for someone's labour, this stuff is very fast to apply and clean so from that point of view it would be cheaper. But for a DIY guy like you (or me), it's pricey.

The cost for this little 9 lb bucket was $127. However, having said that, I did all three counters in about an hour and a half and only used about 1/4 of the bucket.

No idea what I will use the rest for.
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I don't know whether or not you can call it an advantage or not, but if you are paying for someone's labour, this stuff is very fast to apply and clean so from that point of view it would be cheaper. But for a DIY guy like you (or me), it's pricey.

The cost for this little 9 lb bucket was $127. However, having said that, I did all three counters in about an hour and a half and only used about 1/4 of the bucket.

No idea what I will use the rest for.
My stars, you got that right, that stuff is high, I appreciate the explanation Keith.
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Quartz Lock 2 is a new generation urethane grout and probably one of the best if not the best urethane grouts available at this time. It is a good choice but sure is pricey. The attributes are it is "color-fast" under all conditions, easy to use, easy to clean up, stain-proof (for the most part) and basically waste free. It is also crack-proof and shrink proof and won't allow mold or mildew growth in applications where mold and mildew would be an issue. The lid can be replaced and resealed and the unused product should have an extended shelf life within reason. I love the stuff and use it on small jobs.

I have had issues when trying to use it on large vertical surfaces such as shower walls but it is do-able. I routinely install tile on shower ceilings and that is a real challenge with this product and in my opinion not at all do-able or advisable. Keith you will be very happy with the product in this application I'm sure. Unfortunately, trying to use it in large floor areas it becomes cost-prohibitive in some cases but I know guys that use it everywhere for everything.

Good choice.
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Quartz Lock 2 is a new generation urethane grout and probably one of the best if not the best urethane grouts available at this time. It is a good choice but sure is pricey. The attributes are it is "color-fast" under all conditions, easy to use, easy to clean up, stain-proof (for the most part) and basically waste free. It is also crack-proof and shrink proof and won't allow mold or mildew growth in applications where mold and mildew would be an issue. The lid can be replaced and resealed and the unused product should have an extended shelf life within reason. I love the stuff and use it on small jobs.

I have had issues when trying to use it on large vertical surfaces such as shower walls but it is do-able. I routinely install tile on shower ceilings and that is a real challenge with this product and in my opinion not at all do-able or advisable. Keith you will be very happy with the product in this application I'm sure. Unfortunately, trying to use it in large floor areas it becomes cost-prohibitive in some cases but I know guys that use it everywhere for everything.

Good choice.
Bud, is it because it is thin that it would be hard to use on vertical walls? What kind of texture does it have, sanded or unsanded?
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