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RE: Caulk or grout between granite counter and travertine backspl (Follow-Up #11)

posted by: bill_vincent on 08.04.2007 at 10:35 pm in Kitchens Forum

Actually, what I've found that works best, instead of a grout removal tool, try using a cement board scoring tool. It'll dig into the grout, rather than abraid it like most grout tools. Works real well.

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Tool for removing grout.
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RE: Caulk or grout between granite counter and travertine backspl (Follow-Up #7)

posted by: bill_vincent on 08.04.2007 at 07:23 pm in Kitchens Forum

It's not different planes, if different expansion rates between countertops, cabinets, and walls.

ALthough both play a big part in the reason why, neither is the biggest reason. The biggest reason is that there is so much movement in the lower cabinets, and therefore the countertop, due to people leaning on the counters, dropping weight on them, bumping up against the cabinets, etc, and no perceptable movement from the walls, that there's no way a hard rigid substance like grout would ever survive. As for the material to use to caulk, I agree with cpovey concerning the material-- it should be siliconized latex. However, no need for clear. Every grout manufacturer makes siliconized latex caulk to match the color and texture of their grouts, so it should LOOK like a grout joint when finished, but act like a caulk joint.

Gibby-- yes, the corners should be caulked as well.

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Caulk for between countertop and bottom of backsplash.
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RE: Leak Detector What brand do you recommend? (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: monicakm on 08.05.2007 at 12:59 am in Kitchens Forum

I have some of these and know for a fact (three times now) that they work like a charm :) I used to have a video demo on line but I removed it a few months ago. We had a plumber working on the hot water heater and the alarm went off. A drip under DH's bathroom sink was detected and the same plumber loosened the drain pipe under the kitchen sink and later that night the detector sounded the alarm because of a small drip. I'm buying another package and mom and dad want a pack too.

Here is a link that might be useful: Water Warning

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RE: Leak Detector What brand do you recommend? (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: dianalo on 08.05.2007 at 12:54 am in Kitchens Forum

Hi,
I don't know how this link got into my "kitchen ideas" file. It might be a brand/model recommended here or maybe something I stumbled across. The customer reviews seem pretty positive. The only downside seems to be a not too loud alarm sound. Depending where it is used, it may not be a problem.
HTH

Here is a link that might be useful: leak detector at amazon.com

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