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post #5116 of 5785
Question: I want marble countertops in the kitchen. 100" long x 1.8 inches thick (253 cm x 3cm) they will rest on cabinets with normal amount of support. Counter will have normal size sink cut0out which will compromise strength somewhat but hey it is 3cm thick plate and it is not that long. Or is it? Anyone had experience with lengths of counters and contractors telling you it cannot be done? I have been told by my contractor that they will crack. Is he pulling my leg?
post #5117 of 5785

All contractors are morons and you know way more than them.  Tell them full speed ahead.

post #5118 of 5785

Those contractors crack me up . If he tells you to go fetch a board stretcher or a skyhook just play along

post #5119 of 5785
What was his reasoning for suggesting that it will crack?
post #5120 of 5785
It's over 8 feet long...he's worried his installers will crack it during installation and he'll have to cough up for a replacement slab.
post #5121 of 5785
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Originally Posted by SkinnyGoomba View Post

What was his reasoning for suggesting that it will crack?

He kept saying it will crack it will crack. Because of the sink hole that compromises integrity of the solid piece. He kept saying it is too long and it will crack. Curiously he gave me an invoice for two piece counter based on the kitchen blueprint with these exact measurements. 8' x 8'

P.S. I could swear I saw 8 feet slabs of marble installed on "This Old House".
post #5122 of 5785
Thought you guys might get a kick out of my interim mantle solution for actually hearing my tv.

Couple components from when I was big on vintage hifi paired with some speakers abandoned by my DJ lil brother (9yrs my jr) LOL
post #5123 of 5785
Are those speakers powered?
post #5124 of 5785
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Originally Posted by Medwed View Post

He kept saying it will crack it will crack. Because of the sink hole that compromises integrity of the solid piece. He kept saying it is too long and it will crack. Curiously he gave me an invoice for two piece counter based on the kitchen blueprint with these exact measurements. 8' x 8'

P.S. I could swear I saw 8 feet slabs of marble installed on "This Old House".

Pio is on the money, I'm sure he is worried about the cost of a replacement slab.
post #5125 of 5785

Have any of you had experience with concrete tiles? I'm still just planning our attic master but the wife is pretty attached to the look of this floor

post #5126 of 5785
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Are those speakers powered?

Yep. I have a pair for my recording setup.
post #5127 of 5785
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Yep. I have a pair for my recording setup.

Yeah, same here. I have some Tannoy Reveals and love them.
post #5128 of 5785
Does it matter they were never really for home theater use?

Also: is the brand deece? I have no clue.
post #5129 of 5785
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Have any of you had experience with concrete tiles? I'm still just planning our attic master but the wife is pretty attached to the look of this floor

 

 

I just read an article on them yesterday . I think it was in NYT

edit: here it is http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/18/realestate/tile-gains-footing-all-over.html?ref=realestate&_r=0

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Does it matter they were never really for home theater use?

Also: is the brand deece? I have no clue.

Studio monitors are supposed to be "flat" but I've heard those are sort of like Bose, i.e. warmed the mids and pumped the bass. This means they'll probably be good for HT.
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