Hang on, I had something for this
- Nov 29, 2014
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Stunning. You are a god among men
If you saw somebody pulling this
behind his car, you wouldn't think he was Bill Gates. But that is a $50,000 boat. That's what is amazing about this hobby. Extreme costs about what below average would cost in other hobbies.
The two happiest days of a boater:
They day they buy their boat
They day they sell their boat
My work here is done.Damn, someone finally beat Kal at blingcity. The apprentice now becomes the blingmaster...
If you plan on dumping water on to the floor because you have a floor drain/trough you want to use I'd definitely go with Ditra or similar. I'd build the brewery floor like it was a tiled shower.Did you use Ditra under all of the tile on the concrete slab? I'm wondering what I should use. Kal's installer put down wood, but Ditra sounds a lot better. Or did you put it down right on the concrete?
You still need plywood or OSB over this dimpled underlay (we used something similar in our entire basement). You can't lay tile directly on to this underlay as it's not a stable surface. So from top down you'd have:I used http://www.cosella-dorken.com/bvf-ca-en/products/foundation_residential/floor/products/fl.php when finishing the basement in my prior house. Underlayment fastened through it to the slab, with tile over that. Carpet in some sections. Worked great and created a much more comfortable floor with some "give" and warmth.
You still need plywood or OSB over this dimpled underlay (we used something similar in our entire basement). You can't lay tile directly on to this underlay as it's not a stable surface. So from top down you'd have:
dimpled underlay (keeps moisture from the slab away)
Absolutely correct. Sorry if it caused any confusion, but I was only referring to the DELTA-FL product that jeffmeh was linking to. This stuff he linked to here:be sure to look at the installation instructions for whatever membrane product is laid down. for ditra, you don't want to put plywood or any other substrate over the membrane.... placing plywood over ditra would defeat one of the purposes of putting ditra down in the first place.
DELTA®-FL functions as an effective vapor barrier in conjunction with wood laminate floors and many other common floor coverings, and is a simple new solution to create a beautiful, high-performance basement floor.
The light-weight product comes in two different roll sizes, as well as easy-to-handle sheets. It is fast and easy enough for the average homeowner to install.
Once DELTA®-FL and plywood sheets are laid out, a variety of floor coverings can be installed:
- laminate floors (floating directly on top of DELTA®-FL)
- carpeting with underlay (on top of plywood board)
- vinyl flooring (on top of plywood board)
- hardwood flooring (on top of plywood board)
Yup! Always important!bottom line, read the instructions.
Absolutely correct. Sorry if it caused any confusion, but I was only referring to the DELTA-FL product that jeffmeh was linking to. This stuff he linked to here:
The manufacturer talks about requiring plywood (or similar) between the floor covering and the DELTA®-FL membrane:
I think I mis-read jeffmeh's earlier post to mean that he installed tile directly over this DELTA-FL stuff which obviously he didn't do.
Yup! Always important!
My work here is done.
Like many I was floored when JonyMac first showed me the final pictures. He's been sending me pics for the last year or so as the work proceeded and picking my brain for ideas. I could easily see that this was going to be an epic build right from the start. Seeing the final pics here has me grinning from ear to ear and it's not even my basement! Hard to put into words, but it's so satisfying to see something I did be an inspiration (however minor) for others like this. It makes me think that may be I'm not so nuts after all...
Sure - I am using Raspberry Pints - http://raspberrypints.com/ I am running it off a Macbook Air as an external monitor. I have it configured to think it is on a RaspberryPi box, but it is a virtual RaspberryPi within the Mac OS. All the instructions are in the link above. I will add flow control in the future so that ounces poured updates live. It isn't that hard to setup, just takes some tinkering and a little determination. Give it a shot!
JonyMac, did you ever get around to adding the flow meters to your raspberry pints? If so did you have a good clean solution for the installation of it all. Is there a case for the raspberry pi with the alaMode board? Where did you install the raspberry pi computer itself? I'm just wanting a good looking install for it all since I'm ready to order parts!
Goals my friend, this is goals all the way. Congratulations, I did read a bit but was wondering if you did all the work yourself or just acted as a GC
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