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    ABOUT ME

  • "Retired" academic (computer geek)
  • Hiking up mountains, nature photography, saving planet
  • Freelance editor
  • Jim Nelson
  • Male
  • Repairing my adobe home, preparing high-tunnel greenhouse, shaping land for water harvesting
  • Magdalena
  • New Mexico

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  • Posted in thread: Ceramic tiling over concrete abutting hardwood on 01-10-2015 at 03:13 PM
    Here's how it went. We pulled out the floorboards and poured the sand-mortar slab on 3-mil
    plastic film over the particleboard subfloor. Overlooked making the expansion joint mentioned
    by Jaz but mayb...

  • Posted in thread: Ceramic tiling over concrete abutting hardwood on 01-02-2015 at 05:50 PM
    Another tile pro also said something similar -- though CB shouldn't be laid over concrete, it
    would probably be OK in a low-traffic area like this. But I'll still need to feed fuel into the
    stove, and...

  • Posted in thread: Ceramic tiling over concrete abutting hardwood on 01-02-2015 at 07:29 AM
    Yes, slownsteady, they're 12'" tiles. I'd tile just the concrete, but the installer said 16" in
    front of the stove was needed, as the wood would be too close to the heat otherwise.Jaz, I'm
    aware backe...

  • Posted in thread: Ceramic tiling over concrete abutting hardwood on 01-01-2015 at 01:44 PM
    The photo shows a fireplace into which I've poured concrete (over the original uneven
    firebrick) to level the hearth with the main wood floor. A woodburning insert will be
    installed. I want to lay til...

  • Posted in thread: Slab crack on 02-09-2013 at 12:49 PM
    Thanks for the responses. Things are slightly more involved than my post indicated -- the
    handyman appears to have been protecting himself -- isn't just a quack. Work is still pending
    and we can't ren...

  • Posted in thread: Slab crack on 02-04-2013 at 06:48 AM
    Hi all,I've read all the related threads on this forum and would just like your opinion on a
    proposed solution to my problem. In a small barn => rental cottage I've just bought, the slab
    (about 25' x ...

  • Posted in thread: Re-laying ceramic tile over particle board on slab on 02-22-2012 at 10:41 AM
    Thanks, guys! I knew the pros would tell me how to do it _right_, but then it would be a
    first-class job in second-class surroundings. A gal at Menard's suggested PL Premium
    polyurethane construction ...

  • Posted in thread: Re-laying ceramic tile over particle board on slab on 02-21-2012 at 11:44 AM
    Hi! Wonder what you'd do about this.Whoever built the addition to my house maybe 30 years ago,
    over a slab, put a section of ceramic tile flooring, 8 x 4 tiles, by the front door (see
    photo). About 20...

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