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Old 06-19-2012, 09:40 AM   #2001
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I remember about 9 years ago when I got my first Hansgrohe faucet via an online order from the homeowner, it had these stainless steel lined hoses that went do to two stainless steel tubes for the hookups. So I spent the better part of a day going to 4 different plumbing suppliers asking for the adapters and showing them off, until one of them finally knew what to do. The tubes actually fit into a 3/8" compression fitting.

The faucet was beautifully made though, despite costing over $400 at the time. Those Germans really know how to craft!
With some of the German or Italian fixtures you need to trim the flared part of those supplies off to fit Canadian or US plumbing pieces. I spend 2 days figuring this out... LOL

In the last seven years we have not seen this again but many of the fixtures sold require Euro to North American adapters. Ikea here in Vancouver sells Euro fixtures but not the conversion pieces. The store that sells the conversion pieces sell to it's clients only. You can see the recipe for disaster here.

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Nice!
Racking the quarry?
Yes we're using racks sprayed with oil to keep them clean.
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Yes we're using racks sprayed with oil to keep them clean.
We clean ours every couple hundred feet. WD-40 works well also.
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We clean ours every couple hundred feet. WD-40 works well also.
I like using oil so I have something to put on my sandwich at lunch time.
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I like using oil so I have something to put on my sandwich at lunch time
LOL...it does go well with thinset!
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This is what i'm playing with...
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Slate tile project
Matt that looks great but I'm not sure it's the best call for a kitchen Island. I imagine spills will be hard to clean off of that Ledgestone.

Is it real Ledgestone or man made?

I would recommend you up sell a sealer coat or three. My guy uses his sprayer to get into all the nooks and crannies.

One bottle of wine or orange juice is going to make a large stain down that stone.

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This fireplace got three coats with Aqua-Mix sealer.
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Matt that looks great but I'm not sure it's the best call for a kitchen Island. I imagine spills will be hard to clean off of that Ledgestone.

Is it real Ledgestone or man made?

I would recommend you up sell a sealer coat or three. My guy uses his sprayer to get into all the nooks and crannies.

One bottle of wine or orange juice is going to make a large stain down that stone.

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This fireplace got three coats with Aqua-Mix sealer.
Two coats of sealer so far. We did the backsplash too. Pretty sure its man made. Thanks for the compliments.

Also agree with you about perhaps not the best for an island, but hey it looks nice, got me a few thanks, and is what the customer wanted so its just what the doctor ordered.
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Orlando...that's a wild Tic-Tac-Toe board!
Matt...very nice!
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Two coats of sealer so far. We did the backsplash too. Pretty sure its man made. Thanks for the compliments.

Also agree with you about perhaps not the best for an island, but hey it looks nice, got me a few thanks, and is what the customer wanted so its just what the doctor ordered.
That's a killer idea for an island!
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This is what i'm playing with...
Just curious, do you just face nail the boards through the ditra?
That's going to be a pretty awesome floor. Guessing silicon caulk is the only way for that?
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No nails thru Ditra, each piece is individually cut to fit square.

And i'm using Latiseal all around
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No nails thru Ditra, each piece is individually cut to fit square.

And i'm using Latiseal all around
And thats how you make it harder.

How flush is the tile to wood?
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Matt, nice looking island.

Orlando, that's going to be one sharp floor.
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Gotta touch up a few things on Monday, but we're pretty much done here until the shower door comes in on Wednesday.
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Gotta touch up a few things on Monday, but we're pretty much done here until the shower door comes in on Wednesday.
Nice job. I like the shade variations on the tile and good choice on the low curb
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Nice job. I like the shade variations on the tile and good choice on the low curb
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