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Forum: Plumbing 08-29-2014, 09:33 AM
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Posted By jarvis design
Tankless are definitely more efficient than tanks...

Tankless are definitely more efficient than tanks (especially if you have a condensing tankless), but, do require more maintenance. Ideally you should have a RO system installed on the supply end...
Forum: Tiling 08-28-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,334
Posted By jarvis design
Anyone used Lux shower pans/panels?

I've been using Wedi for a few years now. Took my supplier as many years to convince me to try it as I just wasn't sure about using a foam board behind tile! However, once I tested some and played...
Forum: Plumbing 08-12-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,615
Posted By jarvis design
I know the pic is hard to make out, but had to...

I know the pic is hard to make out, but had to post it for laughs. What is shown is an 8" pipe going through the roof with 7 bathroom exhaust fans attached to it (some fans are 40-50' away)
Forum: Plumbing 08-12-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,615
Posted By jarvis design
Thought I would throw my 2 cents in... I prefer...

Thought I would throw my 2 cents in...
I prefer sidewall over roof, but, if I have to go through the roof I always make sure to have at least a 2' straight run off the fan before I change direction....
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 07-23-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,882
Posted By jarvis design
I used to do the whole "rip out and rebuild"...

I used to do the whole "rip out and rebuild" thing for tile....until I found "spray tile"! Simply shake the can and spray wherever you want tile! You can do a whole tub surround or shower in 1/2...
Forum: Kitchens & Baths 07-23-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,873
Posted By jarvis design
MR Drywall, well painted. Customer didn't want...

MR Drywall, well painted. Customer didn't want tile on the ceiling. To ensure steam and moisture would be minimized we installed a 250 CFM inline fan with the inlet just outside the shower.
Forum: Kitchens & Baths 07-23-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,873
Posted By jarvis design
Actually, it wasn't all that bad. The valve and...

Actually, it wasn't all that bad. The valve and wireless controllers were one item, the power supply another, then the body sprays and shower heads.
Forum: Kitchens & Baths 07-23-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,873
Posted By jarvis design
They realize they won't be able to use this...

They realize they won't be able to use this shower with a power outage, but, they have 4 other bathrooms in the house with showers or tubs...they'll be fine! Lol
Forum: Tiling 07-23-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,594
Posted By jarvis design
Pretty sure he's still on the air hawking...

Pretty sure he's still on the air hawking whatever products that give him $$ to do so
Forum: Tiling 07-23-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,594
Posted By jarvis design
Neither!, although a good thinset will certainly...

Neither!, although a good thinset will certainly "stick".
Thinset under CBU, IMO, is there to ensure that their are no voids between the subfloor and CBU.

CBU is used because it creates a...
Forum: Kitchens & Baths 07-20-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,873
Posted By jarvis design
Nope....no power....no shower! Lol

Nope....no power....no shower! Lol
Forum: Kitchens & Baths 07-20-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,873
Posted By jarvis design
Close....2.5 GPM x 5 lol!

Close....2.5 GPM x 5 lol!
Forum: Kitchens & Baths 07-20-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,873
Posted By jarvis design
Grohe F Series digital valves

I just finished up a shower where we used Grohes new F series digital valves. We mounted the thermostatic / diverter valve in the basement below the shower. It was then piped to three outlets: 2- F...
Forum: Tiling 06-24-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,266
Posted By jarvis design
How about an architect who specifies a 4'x6'...

How about an architect who specifies a 4'x6' glass block window,...only he wants 2 panels with a one inch gap in between??
When I questioned how to site build 2 panels without filling the 1" gap...
Forum: Tiling 05-24-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 23,018
Posted By jarvis design
Silicone not an adhesive? Damn....I'm thinking...

Silicone not an adhesive? Damn....I'm thinking back to all the surface mount porcelain soap dishes/corners I used to use (many years ago). Always installed them with silicone and a few dabs of hot...
Forum: Tiling 05-21-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 78,501
Posted By jarvis design
Tried out the Rubi leveling system today on some...

Tried out the Rubi leveling system today on some 12x24 tile being installed on 2 walls behind a free standing tub. Like others it recommended soaking the straps for 1/2 hour...done.

First off, I...
Forum: Tiling 05-12-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 78,501
Posted By jarvis design
My supplier has lash (which I don't care for) and...

My supplier has lash (which I don't care for) and rubi. They are bringing in Tucson, but I need some this week! Anyone used rubi? Thoughts?
Forum: Tiling 05-09-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,959
Posted By jarvis design
Cooool!! Have not seen those up here.

Cooool!! Have not seen those up here.
Forum: Tiling 05-08-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,959
Posted By jarvis design
One more thing...with regards to time frame. In...

One more thing...with regards to time frame. In the summer months I will usually put the liquids in the fridge for about an hour before using. Slows down the curing process.

Ok, just one...
Forum: Tiling 05-08-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,959
Posted By jarvis design
I've done many jobs with Laticrete epoxy and...

I've done many jobs with Laticrete epoxy and mainly do residential and do not have any issues with haze. Try using a cloth or better yet a micro fibre rag for your final wash.
Forum: Tiling 05-06-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,959
Posted By jarvis design
Bruno, I've been doing bathrooms for over 25...

Bruno, I've been doing bathrooms for over 25 years and the number one complaint I've heard with regards to tile is grout issues. Epoxies and urethanes negate those issues. However, I like the fact...
Forum: Tiling 05-05-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,959
Posted By jarvis design
I haven't used cement based grouts for 6-7 years....

I haven't used cement based grouts for 6-7 years. Spectralock has been my standard grout ever since. Not only is it the best performing grout (like urethane!) I also find them easier to install. ...
Forum: Flooring 05-04-2014, 12:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,738
Posted By jarvis design
Why Kerdi? Because, as previously stated, that...

Why Kerdi? Because, as previously stated, that liner is sitting flat on the subfloor. Their is no pre-slope and no weep holes, so, the mud bed is going to get saturated with moisture, soap and...
Forum: Tiling 04-29-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,431
Posted By jarvis design
I have always preferred CBU over drywall. I've...

I have always preferred CBU over drywall. I've seen the effects of water leakage on the back of drywall where CBU would have stood up.
That being said, I have been using more and more Wedi over the...
Forum: Tiling 04-26-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,517
Posted By jarvis design
I've always been lucky enough to only tile walls...

I've always been lucky enough to only tile walls that I have framed/trued and boarded. I have done maybe 2-3 jobs where I tiled onto someone else's "prep" job. Remember them sucking!
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