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Old 06-10-2010, 07:19 PM   #1336
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Try this outfit.....


http://www.con-way.com/en/freight/pr...FRpvswodP0LOVg


You might also check with movers of household goods. Sometimes they will fill-out a load with things that can be construed as non-freight commodities. Residential floor tile may qualify.

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Bud...many thanks.

I have sent them an email to see if they can help.

I did try Googling and managed to come up with a list of about 4,000 trucking companies, but 99% are strictly local within any given area.

I'll definitely let you know what transpires.
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Not exactly an immensely productive day today.

I did some of the shower floor, but I am pitifully slow with those small tiles. I decided to start from the drain...so that at the very least those tiles would line up.
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Bud will be pleased to note that the lip has gone from the 4 tiles surrounding the drain!

The thinset was getting quite stiff by the time I got that much done - told you I was slow - so I remixed it and used the rest up on the outside of the shower wall.

At least with big tiles it only takes a few minutes to do that.
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Are those spacers between tiles pieces of cedar from your sawmill?





just playing with you... nice job on the tile.
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Are those spacers between tiles pieces of cedar from your sawmill?





just playing with you... nice job on the tile.
Of course they are...what else would I use?

Actually, I used double plastic wedges. Worked great.
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Bud...yet another question for you. Is there any difference between Fortified thinset and Modified thinset?

I have three different thinsets here and just curious as to whether one is better than the other or not. Thanks.
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OK Barb...here's how you keep those ants out of the feeder.

Hmmm, I see I have a bunch of background stuff in the way..the feeder is hanging off a small container full of water. The ants don't much care for swimming.

How they find the feeders is dead easy for them.

When they discover some sugar water on the ground below the feeder, they simply find the nearest route to go straight up. They are real experts at it.

You might find something like this at a garden shop, or perhaps you may even have a bird shop of some kind where you are. If not, I think this came from Lee Valley Tools - they have both Canadian and US mail order. I believe this is in their garden catalogue.

Just as I was shooting, a male rufous arrived to assert his domination!
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Basically the same thing. That's not to say the recipes are identical. Some fortifieds/modifieds offer advantages over others.

For example Custom Building Products offers Versabond which is a good but entry-level modified thinset at about $21/50# here. They also offer Megaflex that allows for up to a 1/8" lateral movement (I think) for about $63/50#. Versabond doesn't chirp about this feature. One can only assume the $63 is better than the $21.

All manufacturers of thinset have a host of modified thinset products to choose from.

I can only trust the propaganda of the maker as I have never knowingly had an issue with any of the products I have used over the years and can't speak from experience as to which may be better than another. I am of the thought process that if one stays with the mainstream products and follows the company's recommendations he can't miss.
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Thank you! I'll look around for one. I'm wondering if it would be easy to make.

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Basically the same thing. That's not to say the recipes are identical. Some fortifieds/modifieds offer advantages over others.

For example Custom Building Products offers Versabond which is a good but entry-level modified thinset at about $21/50# here. They also offer Megaflex that allows for up to a 1/8" lateral movement (I think) for about $63/50#. Versabond doesn't chirp about this feature. One can only assume the $63 is better than the $21.

All manufacturers of thinset have a host of modified thinset products to choose from.

I can only trust the propaganda of the maker as I have never knowingly had an issue with any of the products I have used over the years and can't speak from experience as to which may be better than another. I am of the thought process that if one stays with the mainstream products and follows the company's recommendations he can't miss.
Oddly enough, it is Versabond which HD carries up here. I might go to the tile store to see if they recommend something different.

So far it seems to be just fine. I tried laying one of the terra cotta tiles on it the other day, and right after I stuck it down, I tried to lift it up just to see how it was sticking. I actually needed a small crowbar to get it off. Right about then, I figured I wasn't going to have too much trouble with it.
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Thank you! I'll look around for one. I'm wondering if it would be easy to make.

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Judging by its' appearance - sort of like the bottom of a 2 liter pop bottle - I guess you might be able to conjure up one from that source. If you need a close up pic so you can see it better, just say so.
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Versabond is what I routinely use for everyday installations. My second choice is Mapei's Ultraflex II. In your case Versabond should work great.
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Versabond is what I routinely use for everyday installations. My second choice is Mapei's Ultraflex II. In your case Versabond should work great.
Thanks for that Bud...I also have some Mapei thinset here as well! OMG, can I do no wrong!
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I have trouble with the German packaged stuff. I might be using the wrong things but so far nothing has fallen down. dorf dude...

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