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QuietGiant wrote:My land is located on top of a hill, there are 2 lots on the top of the hill and 2 lots down flat, level with the road. From what i heard someone say here, blocks are a lot cheaper than containers so i may have to use that instead. The chinese containers much cheaper but idk anyone selling them, companies calling too much for used ones.
Currently not on fb so i just looking for reasonable labour and links.
rspann wrote:Nails were used long ago, some people still believe in them, but weight can pull the cupboard off the wall sometimes. If you pull out one of the nails you will realize the cement from the mortar formed a coating on the nail, that is what bonds it tight in the wall. It is an easy fix though. Just drill some 1/4 " holes through the wood into the wall and use some hit-its (metal hit anchors),that will hold very secure.
rspann wrote:If you go too deep you will anchor in the space in the block which defeats the purpose. I take the thickness of the wood,say 3/4 inch and cater for another 3/4 inch of plaster so 1 1/2 " to 1 3/4" x 1/4" hit-its. The 1/4" concrete bits can drill the wood too so no need to drill the wood and then change bits for the concrete. Drill as straight and clean as possible so that the hole doesnt open wider than the bit. Put in the anchor ,hit in the nail and you're done.
A good trick is to remove the nail, hit in the anchor, then replace the nail and hit it in. When you try it you'll see how easy it works. Plus they are very cheap.
pugboy wrote:Good advice with removing the nail
I've seen some guys not have he body all the way down so when the nail went it the head of the body actually broke off
Depends on the type of tile ceramic or porcelain, the design you would like, and the size you want. Different places usually have sale going on, and when I was looking I was getting 2x3 ceramic tiles as low as $80 and 2x4 ceramic at $120, but the pattern that I liked the most was $145. You need to check the different places in your area, I from central so I checked about 8 places from chaguanas to couva, but the main places I checked was tile depot, tile warehouse, tile expression and classic tiles. I ended up going with granite from tile warehousemantis wrote:Question who has the best price in tiles wall and floor ???
eitech wrote:Hey guys , need some more advice. What type of sealant to use if i installing a top mount sink on a granite surface.
mantis wrote:Question who has the best price in tiles wall and floor ???
rspann wrote:What countertop and sink?