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    Well after my last tile job failed so poorly I decided this time I would contract a friend with experience to help me and he is doing a cool design...

    He is going to alternate the center color with the outside color there..

    Should be awesome!
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    That looks nice.....and expensive. How did you mess up previously?

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    Well -

    Multiple ways - some my fault some not

    One - the house is older and the joist are 2 ft apart - so alot of flex in the floor...

    Two - we put the tile directly on the subfloor

    Three - See two

    So combine one and two.... you get tiles that pop right back off!! HAHAH - the most expensive, worst joke I have pulled on myself! lol

    So - I reinforced the floor, sistered the joist that are there and put one in the center between them so there is a joist every one foot now and I added 5 jack post under the house. We then put down the concrete board you see there and now the floor feels like a slab...

    Not to expensive - and my bud works for audio equipment so... not to bad :)
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    I have a new room mate moving in in 3-4 weeks so I have been busting ass to raise funds and finish up the back end of the house...

    By the end of July - kitchen, bathroom, hallway and spare bedroom will have floors down and basically completed.
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    This reminds me of your plumbing exploits from a few years ago. The funniest thread I ever read on Polk.

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    guy or girl roomie
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    Plumbing exploits??

    It is a guy roomie - but a roomie that is paying a decent chunk of change to live here so I dont want him living in a construction zone... if that makes sense.

    It also put a fire under my ass to get things rolling as I have put the house on the back burner or atleast slowed it down a bit for a while
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vr3MxStyler2k3 View Post
    Plumbing exploits??

    It is a guy roomie
    Sounds like he's still having issues in the plumbing dept. :tongue:

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    [QUOTE=Vr3MxStyler2k3;1609639]Plumbing exploits??
    Didn't you have trouble with a washing machine or something in your basement a few years back. If not I'm getting senile.

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    Hmmm

    I think you are thinking of the wrong Vr3MxStyler2k3 ;)

    No basement here...

    I really have not had any plumbing issues... now I have had termite issues... LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vr3MxStyler2k3 View Post
    Hmmm

    I think you are thinking of the wrong Vr3MxStyler2k3 ;)

    No basement here...

    I really have not had any plumbing issues... now I have had termite issues... LOL
    I swear I'm not imagining this. You were living at home. This would have been 2005 or 2006. God help me if I dreamt this.

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    ......

    Man I honestly cant think of what you speak of... LOL...

    That would of been at my Moms house and I cant think of anything that happened there either... :(
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    Ceramics and flex don't mix ! Posts & Durock should do the trick for sure! Be sure to seal the grout, it really keeps it from getting stained. Remember when a glass dropped on the wood floor might just bounce, well, that's all in the past now! Enjoy!

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    Very cool design

    My kness hurt from just contemplating tile work.

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    That is a pretty serious design....but cool looking. If you had previous problems with tiles popping up, I would also mud AND screw down the backer board to the sub floor....the tiles won't go anywhere!!!
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    Thanks guys!

    Here is an updated pics - he should have all the pieces cut in a few hours!
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    Wow such a busy design.... But all you!

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    Hard to tell what the end product is going to look like. Looking forward to the final pictures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cubdog View Post
    I swear I'm not imagining this. You were living at home. This would have been 2005 or 2006. God help me if I dreamt this.

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    Not a dream, perhaps maybe one of the two of you is just getting old? :tongue:

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    Thanks guys!

    Here is an updated pics - he should have all the pieces cut in a few hours!
    So far looks like it will look spiffy.

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    [QUOTE=TECHNOKID;1609961]Not a dream, perhaps maybe one of the two of you is just getting old? :tongue:

    Yeah I' m getting old, but I'm not crazy! Treys in denial I'm telling you. Never could plumb!

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    I'd have added a layer of 5/8 or 3/4" plywood with glue and screws before the cement board. I know it makes the transitions a problem, but the final product is an extreemly rigid foundation for such an expensive tile job! The other option is a 1" thick mud bed. That is heavy work which is why I chose the plywood!

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    This is older - below the cement board is 3/4 slat board, 3/4 plywood and 1/4 plywood + cement board...

    Joist every 12 inches, the main joist sistered, jack posts, you name it - that floor aint goin ANYWHERE :)
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    Ran into a snag as I ran out of some tile I acquired used - so we are going to introduce a third color into the final design... a darker brown - should flow nicely...

    Here is kind of where it is at right now... lots of intricate cuts around that utility closet there...
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    My buddy is offering to do a matching back splash too...

    I have the best luck..

    Sheatrock buddies, electrical buddies, plumbing buddies, file buddies, landscaping buddies...

    And they all work for pizza and beer!

    Love you guys! :)

    Cant wait to see what this all looks like.... just awesomeness!
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    Wow, that is really incredible looking, man. Can't wait to see the finished pictures.

    Would LOVE to see your house some day. It's amazing all the work you've put into it, and it really shows!!
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    Thanks AB!

    More than welcome to stop by!

    Unfortunatel the outside has gone a little neglected outside...

    However there is 400 ft of trench dug up in the yard that was just completed as far as digging goes this weekend. Going to look into gravel so put in there and can finally cover that back up - took over a year to do!

    Did alot of projects at one time! lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vr3MxStyler2k3 View Post
    My buddy is offering to do a matching back splash too...

    I have the best luck..

    Sheatrock buddies, electrical buddies, plumbing buddies, file buddies, landscaping buddies...

    And they all work for pizza and beer!

    Love you guys! :)

    Cant wait to see what this all looks like.... just awesomeness!
    You're very lucky, I shudder to think what that job would cost contracted out. I really like the way your going with it, thru all the hurdles, nice job!!
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    Thanks man!

    My buddy said at his old company it would be a 3,000 or so dollar job... so I am very fortunate indeed!

    I might have... 500 or so in the floor when it is all said and done :)
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    the design seems large from the standpoint that it's a relatively small room, but might have to see the finished product to be sure......

    The two tipes that are parallel to each other look like they have some serious gappage comparative to the rest of the grout lines.....are they all looking equal around all tiles?
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    Yep - will be neat to see how it looks, no turning back now!

    None of the tile is actually in place yet, just in place to make the next cut - something could have moved, etc etc -
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