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Old 04-16-2006, 02:56 AM   #1
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I just finished laying the last, most complicated piece of cementboard for a bathroom floor and realize I forgot to mortar it in! This is what happens when you lay a floor at midnight. I need to pull in up in the morning and put down the thinset, right? Can I put the screws back in the same holes? What a moron....

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Old 04-16-2006, 10:19 AM   #2
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Put em back in the same holes. and i doubt your a moron, just human.

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I agree, don't sweat it, just do it right the second time. If the screws strip then use longer ones.
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Old 04-16-2006, 04:07 PM   #4
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Look at the bright side, you remembered before you installed the tiles. Don't feel bad, I've made worse mistakes than that. Like the time I painted a whole room before the drywall was installed. Or that time I laid sod green side down
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Old 04-16-2006, 06:00 PM   #5
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Thanks everyone, things looked much brighter by the light of day. All subflooring is in and the tile will be down by end of day.
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