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  • Running Wire in Conduit

    EMT costs more up front, but it's less likely to get damaged and makes future upgrades a lot easier.

  • Removing Epoxy Grout

    Q: After the tile installer left one of our recent projects, we found dried epoxy grout on some of the bathroom's fixtures. He also failed to remove the grate from the shower drain when he grouted and now excess epoxy clogs the drain and fills in the screw slots, making it impossible to remove the...

  • Tile Doorway Detail

    Q: Tile Doorway Detail When there's an entry between an exterior tiled deck and an interior living space, how should the threshold be detailed so that the doorway doesn't leak? My client uses a wheelchair and would like the interior and exterior floors to be in approximately the same plane.

  • Kitchen & Bath

    Countertops; art tile

  • Malco Products TSF2 Backerboard Shear

    Cement-based tile backers are optimistically labeled 'score and snap,' but skinny and curving cuts can be difficult.

  • Barrett Diamond Products Tilebit-Pro System

    Few things are more frustrating than trying to drill through porcelain tile with conventional glass or masonry drill bits

  • Toolbox

    Makita compact cordless drill and impact driver; Kevlar work jeans; plumbing and heating; tile

  • Modified vs. Unmodified Mortar With Kerdi Membranes

    Q: When installing stone tiles over Schluter's Kerdi waterproofing membrane, is it okay to use modified thinset mortar? I know that Schluter recommends unmodified thinset mortar, but my supplier suggests that the large and heavy tiles will be easier to install with a polymer-modified no-sag mortar.

  • Tiled Showers

    Q: While we've never had problems with our tile-shower installations, new surface-applied waterproofing membranes and waterproof backerboards have me wondering if it's time to change our approach. We typically install cement backerboard over a poly membra

  • Toolbox

    Fein MultiMaster and accessories; bits & blades; cabinetmaking