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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-19-2018, 10:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 541
Posted By jadnashua
Tile only cares about flat...it could care less...

Tile only cares about flat...it could care less about a slope. If you can live with the slope, then your options are more open. If you can't jack the floor up to eliminate the slope, you either...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-19-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 267
Posted By jadnashua
It will be tough to keep moisture from getting...

It will be tough to keep moisture from getting behind the stuff, especially if it is in contact with the ground. Moisture can wick a fair ways up through cbu.

Maybe a call to the respective tech...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-19-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 341
Posted By jadnashua
I feel they owe you a new tank. While there may...

I feel they owe you a new tank. While there may be a sealant that could work, a rigid epoxy probably isn't it. Most of the sealants are not designed for pressure, and if they are, want to be...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-19-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 247
Posted By jadnashua
Cut the wall into manageable sections, wear good...

Cut the wall into manageable sections, wear good eye, hand, and body protection, if you're trying to keep anything, either remove it first, or cover and pad it well, as the stuff is heavy! The lath...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-19-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 267
Posted By jadnashua
A foam board won't absorb moisture, cbu will. ...

A foam board won't absorb moisture, cbu will. Ideally, you don't want any wood siding closer than about a foot from the ground. Unlike interior work, I don't think I'd be comfortable with foam...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-18-2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 541
Posted By jadnashua
You can make a bonded mudbed over a slab, but you...

You can make a bonded mudbed over a slab, but you can't over wood, so the whole mudbed must be thick enough to essentially float and stay intact. As was mentioned, it needs to be in the order of at...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-18-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,348
Posted By jadnashua
On a microscopic scale, the tile and the slab are...

On a microscopic scale, the tile and the slab are both full of craters even when the tile is polished. The cement literally grows microscopic crystals into them, holding the tile with MUCH larger...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-17-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,348
Posted By jadnashua
Just like you cannot butt tile up against...

Just like you cannot butt tile up against immovable objects, you don't want items that can expand and contract at different rates butted up against each other. On a thinset point of view, it is the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-17-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 300
Posted By jadnashua
Make a bunch of piles otherwise, you'll not be...

Make a bunch of piles otherwise, you'll not be able to push the tub down into it and level it. The bottom is rarely perfectly even nor is the floor perfect. You can use a sheet of plastic on the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-17-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,348
Posted By jadnashua
Our existing steps in the condo were cast in...

Our existing steps in the condo were cast in place...not prefab. So, tearing them apart requires a jack hammer and a lot of work.

Outside, when freeze/thaw cycles are likely, a concrete screw...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-16-2018, 11:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 366
Posted By jadnashua
My personal thought on this is that the tile's...

My personal thought on this is that the tile's overlap between the tiled area and drywall is usually fairly small. The thinset on the HB will make the back of the tile, on average, be nearly equal...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-16-2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,348
Posted By jadnashua
Check your local suppliers of precast...their...

Check your local suppliers of precast...their warranty is probably on their website and should easily be available if you call them. But, one thing to also look at is how long have they been around....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-15-2018, 10:41 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,348
Posted By jadnashua
A porcelain tile is nearly impervious, so it, by...

A porcelain tile is nearly impervious, so it, by itself wouldn't absorb enough moisture to be a problem. But, your existing steps probably do not have any slope to them, and that means water would...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-15-2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,348
Posted By jadnashua
The place I retired from had electrically run...

The place I retired from had electrically run heat cable for snowmelt around the entrance...works fine. They all use a GFCI circuit.

I've no experience with repair jobs on concrete. One thing to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-15-2018, 07:00 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,348
Posted By jadnashua
I'm on the board of a condominium. Over the last...

I'm on the board of a condominium. Over the last 10-years or so, we've had to replace more than one set of concrete steps. Installed, they're now closer to $4K. It might be a regional thing, but...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-15-2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,348
Posted By jadnashua
Go to Europe and you can find slate roofs and...

Go to Europe and you can find slate roofs and tiled areas that are hundreds of years old and still in good condition. Search through the forum here and you'll find stories of woe where 'slate'...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-15-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Posted By jadnashua
If you insist on the natural stone tile, you have...

If you insist on the natural stone tile, you have to do two things:
- beef up the joists to achieve the required minimum of L/720
- achieve a TWO layer subfloor (your current planks do not meet the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-15-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,348
Posted By jadnashua
What you really want is a thinset that meets ANSI...

What you really want is a thinset that meets ANSI A118.15 specifications...the thinset you chose does not. https://www.custombuildingproducts.com/TDS/TDS-119.pdf

Will it work for you? Maybe,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-14-2018, 09:05 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,348
Posted By jadnashua
There are porcelain tile that are as large as...

There are porcelain tile that are as large as almost 10' long or so, but they are not cheap or easy to handle. But, you can often get the factory to cut them to size for you. A thinset meeting...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-14-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,348
Posted By jadnashua
What are the steps made of? As said,...

What are the steps made of?

As said, neither tile nor grout are waterproof, so some water is expected to get beneath them. Excellent workmanship and proper materials is required, especially if...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-13-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 197
Posted By jadnashua
If you installed cbu over the subflooring, it...

If you installed cbu over the subflooring, it should work. The thinset underneath the cbu isn't there for bonding (the fasteners are), it is there to fully support the sheet so there are no voids. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-13-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 203
Posted By jadnashua
Industry standards call for 100% of the edges,...

Industry standards call for 100% of the edges, and at least 90% coverage over the entire rest of the tile on a wet surface (like in a shower).

FIrst, you need to burn thinset onto the wall, then...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-12-2018, 10:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 450
Posted By jadnashua
Most people don't think of granite tile being...

Most people don't think of granite tile being porous, but the stuff I used in my tub surround darkened and stayed dark for almost two weeks, but it was over waterproofing, so the moisture could not...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-12-2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 503
Posted By jadnashua
YEs, it needs a modified to bond to the wooden...

YEs, it needs a modified to bond to the wooden products (i.e., the subfloor), but using the additive makes it a suitable modified...mixing with water, a premium unmodified. The installation manual...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-12-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 276
Posted By jadnashua
A lot of tile is imported, and the rest of the...

A lot of tile is imported, and the rest of the world wouldn't have any issues with the metric system! Why we continue with inches...don't get me started!

FWIW, some tape measures can be had that...
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