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Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by baymule, Dec 15, 2016.

  1. Dec 27, 2016
    Carol Dee

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    thistlebloom

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    You can strip off the sealer, which I would recommend before going to the effort of staining.
    There are a number of grout stain manufacturers. You may get a good recommendation from a tile place that also does installations and remodels.
     
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  3. Dec 28, 2016
    catjac1975

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    The sealers work very well in the shower and need to be redone every year-worth the effort
     
  4. Dec 28, 2016
    thistlebloom

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    @Carol Dee , you'll need to know what sealer you used in order to get the right stripper.
     
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  5. Dec 28, 2016
    Carol Dee

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    Thanks,I have the bottle right here.
     
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  6. Dec 29, 2016
    valley ranch

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    Re: Hearth~I had this stove sitting up on the hill for years, I installed it a couple years back, here on the high desert.

    I cut the rug away, laid 2"X 4"s~attached them to the floor with metal~topped them with 5/8" plywood with concrete board on top of that~spread mud (grout) and pushed in Slate.
    You might be able to see the holes in the two side pictures, they allow air to flow under and up behind the stand off on the other side. Kinda simple.
    When you install the chimney, you'll want the top two feet higher than the nearest point 5' away~you will have good draw.

    In the first picture you'll see: I cut conduit about 2" long holding the concrete away from the wall with 3/8'' lag bolts running down the conduit securing it to the wall.
     

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    valley ranch

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    There's a 2X4 on the side end, I drilled holes with a hole saw and tacked hardware cloth over the holes, before grout, to keep things out.
     
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    Nyboy

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    Valley Ranch you sir are a man of many talents.
     
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  9. Dec 31, 2016
    baymule

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    ninnymary

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    After midnight, how big is your house? I like the size of it. Looks like a big tiny house. :)

    Mary
     

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