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Old 03-11-2006, 06:44 PM   #61
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Hook the water heater to the roof, and tile the garage door motor. Selective incompetence can be your friend.
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Re: Anyone own a wet saw for tile?
Old 03-12-2006, 03:32 PM   #62
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Cool, we were on the same wavelength, 12" parquet style vinyl tile to hide the lines and replace gouged ones. We also got it at HD for either 89 or 99 cents. We liked the light tile to keep her room nice and bright.

So now that you have it down, what do you think of it for larger spaces, like the living room?
We are debating it.
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Too dark and maybe too busy. I'm still looking at the fake wood laminate even though its not terribly dog compatible.

I might try the more expensive upscale 18"vinyl tiles that look like stone/ceramic.

I wish the tack strips didnt pop up a bit of concrete at each nailing point, I'd clean the concrete and see what that looks like. Like crap with a row of splotchy dots where I filled it and the fill takes the stain at a higher rate. I really liked the look of the stained concrete with a circular-saw 1/8" groove cut every 3-4' to 'tile' it. A little hard on the feet, but sort of low maintenance...

I am seriously bummed. I had the old toilet out in the back yard (figured while i had the old no-name contractor special out, I'd put a new one in) and was just starting to think...hmmmm...little digging, little french drain flexipipe, water line from the house, and I have a flushable dog bowl...

Wife reports that this is absolutely not going to happen, and that its completely non-negotiable.

Dang.

On the plus side, Gabe got to 'play' in the new toilet while it sat in the living room since yesterday. Maybe he worked that out of his system now... :P
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That was an ambitious plan for your old flusher! Maybe she would prefer you half bury it and use it as a planter...maybe some magnolias, or a small herb garden?
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Nah, five minutes! I already have a 'perpetual dog bowl' hooked up with a water level valve and stainless line, but i have to pick it up and toss the "old dog water" once or twice a day.

With this hookup, all I'd have to do is flush! And drinking from shoulder height is better for a dog than drinking from the ground...

Actually she wants me to take it to the dump. While I find the idea of doing something with an old toilet "creative", she finds it "trailer trashlike".
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Nah, five minutes!* I already have a 'perpetual dog bowl' hooked up with a water level valve and stainless line, but i have to pick it up and toss the "old dog water" once or twice a day.

With this hookup, all I'd have to do is flush!* And drinking from shoulder height is better for a dog than drinking from the ground...

Actually she wants me to take it to the dump.* While I find the idea of doing something with an old toilet "creative", she finds it "trailer trashlike".
Maybe you could do something artistic to satisfy her -- like add a statue of a boy peeing in the toilet that could double as a fountain. the constant airation of the fountain would also reduce the number of times per day you needed to flush. You would be saving water, creating art, and becoming the envy of all your trailer trash neighbors.
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Actually I think I've got the solution. If we move to a trailer park...
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I am seriously bummed. I had the old toilet out in the back yard (figured while i had the old no-name contractor special out, I'd put a new one in) and was just starting to think...hmmmm...little digging, little french drain flexipipe, water line from the house, and I have a flushable dog bowl...
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Actually I think I've got the solution.* If we move to a trailer park...
Hey, TH, Jeff Foxworthy just called. I think he & LarryTheCableGuy want to interview you for their next TV special...
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Jeffs pretty funny, and so's that ron white guy, but larry the cable guy just doesnt do it for me.
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Jeffs pretty funny, and so's that ron white guy, but larry the cable guy just doesnt do it for me.
You obviously haven't spent enough time working outdoors in a sleeveless shirt. Git-R-Done!

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Re: Anyone own a wet saw for tile?

Who the hell wears a shirt when they're working...in or outdoors?!?

Yep, thats the routine I saw. When you cant think of a joke, say 'git-r-done'. Gives you time to remember the rest of your material. Works good the first 20-30 times.
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This is what we've tenatively decided to put down in the non-bathroom areas. Under a buck a square foot. We liked some other options equally well (like cork, bamboo, etc) but we didnt like them a lot more and at 1/5th the price, with high self-installability ease, this is our winner. Considering the passel of animals and future baby mess disasters, recarpeting was just out of the question. So were a lot of lesser durability items. According to one reviewer, this stuff has stood up to "High speed big dog drag races" with no trouble. Should also help our allergies a bit. Definitely not going to pass muster with the 'wood purists' but its really very attractive, has a nice wood grain textured feel to it, and the 4"x36" self-stick 'planks' should go down at least as easily as my bathroom floor did.

http://www.novalis-intl.com/HF_Styles.htm#HF_Timber_ser

From here
http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?actio...=cr&lpage=none

This had a shot...interesting stuff...a ceramic embossed cushioned vinyl tile. Looks like ceramic tile, feels like it, but warm and bouncy. 3.50 a square foot was the cheapest i could find, so a little too expensive, but a nice option for someone that wants the benefits of ceramics without the downside of a rock hard ice cold floor.

http://www.metroflorusa.com/products/solidity.html

So guess what I'm going to be doing for a week in august when my wife is off work... :P

By then, Gabes predilection to climb up on the couch and see what happens when he high dives off of it face first onto the carpet should have declined somewhat...
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I see that the novalis product is also popular with boaters for cabin flooring. If it can take that abuse, it'll probably work out ok in my house...
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