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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 11:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 834
Posted By jadnashua
The trap arm is the critical piece and distance. ...

The trap arm is the critical piece and distance. The goal is to allow some air exchange so the vent can prevent the trap from siphoning. Minimum recommended slope is 1/4"/foot. At 8', it's...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 85
Posted By jadnashua
Did you tile over the yellow wall, or was it...

Did you tile over the yellow wall, or was it painted afterwards?

If you have a scrap of the marble, set it in a pan of water overnight, then compare. Does the admixture say anything about porous...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 174
Posted By jadnashua
You have a lot of suction holding the tile, but...

You have a lot of suction holding the tile, but you'll probably find that it is still quite soft. The stuff stays soft in a bucket for probably at least a year because it cannot dry, which is what...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 08:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 834
Posted By jadnashua
Four things come to mind: - you want the Kerdi...

Four things come to mind:
- you want the Kerdi to extend outside of the shower onto the Ditra at least 2" so you'll end up with a waterproof seam (or, you could use Kerdiband).
- Schluter sells a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 08:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 170
Posted By jadnashua
Yep, anti-scald has been a requirement for at...

Yep, anti-scald has been a requirement for at least that long.

As to the drill, they do make replacements for them...forget the tape. While you have it apart, change the brushes, and it may last...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 05:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 117
Posted By jadnashua
The bond will be as good as the...

The bond will be as good as the paint...hopefully, it is as tenacious as you indicate. IF you don't want to grind it off, you might be able to rent a sand-blaster, but it can make a mess...
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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 01:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 390
Posted By jadnashua
The condo I live in was built that way. It was...

The condo I live in was built that way. It was the early 80's and a building boom...I don't think the inspectors were really looking. I've replaced most of mine. It should not have happened, but...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 12:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 149
Posted By jadnashua
In any shower, it's hard to prevent spray from...

In any shower, it's hard to prevent spray from getting everywhere which will include dead skin cells, hair, soap, conditioner, shampoo, etc. All of those are organic, which will support mold growth....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 12:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 170
Posted By jadnashua
At some point, you will probably want to update...

At some point, you will probably want to update the plumbing. If you ever sell the house, having the shower up to current code would be an advantage. That doesn't mean it has to look new, but it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2018, 07:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 253
Posted By jadnashua
A few years ago, CustomBuildingProducts...

A few years ago, CustomBuildingProducts determined that it was safe to use a thinner coat with their RedGard, and it took awhile for the documentation to be updated on all of their packaging. That...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 765
Posted By jadnashua
Some mastics can be used on shower walls, but...

Some mastics can be used on shower walls, but I've not seen one rated for use on the shower pan.

It might be tough to screw the drain adapter down, but once you break it free, it should go. YOu...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 119
Posted By jadnashua
Fernco, and probably others, make a series of...

Fernco, and probably others, make a series of donuts designed to make that connection. The ID of the thing (for the pvc) is standard, but there is NO real standard for the ID of a cast iron hub. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2018, 01:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 303
Posted By jadnashua
During my remodel, my tub was level, but the...

During my remodel, my tub was level, but the ceiling was out over an inch from one end to the other. I ended up essentially using a strip of the tile as a crown molding around the tub at the ceiling...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-14-2018, 11:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By jadnashua
KerdiBoard would probably not be a good backer...

KerdiBoard would probably not be a good backer for use with a WingIt, but you'd have to talk with Schluter and probably WingIts to decide. But, if you have backing, it's far cheaper to just use...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-14-2018, 09:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 253
Posted By jadnashua
Ideally, you would have used a wet film thickness...

Ideally, you would have used a wet film thickness gauge, and then, you'd know for sure! But, if you essentially used up all of that material and the area is what you said, you probably are okay. It...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-14-2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 390
Posted By jadnashua
Your base is inadequate for installation of any...

Your base is inadequate for installation of any tile. The minimum base subflooring is 5/8" plywood in good shape...your 1/2" stuff has lots of holes in it, and is too thin. Deflection has two...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-13-2018, 09:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By jadnashua
IF you don't have blocking, WingIts anchors work....

IF you don't have blocking, WingIts anchors work. I've used them in two showers to good effect. They provide a sealing gasket that keeps things water tight around the penetrations. Silicon in the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-13-2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 390
Posted By jadnashua
IF the layer beneath the particle board truly is...

IF the layer beneath the particle board truly is 1/2", yes, you have a problem! The minimum thickness subflooring that has been tested for tile is a nominal 5/8", and that's new, not after you've...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-13-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 288
Posted By jadnashua
It's hard to say why things have bowed, but your...

It's hard to say why things have bowed, but your experience points out one of the reasons why CBU is not considered structural...it will bend to conform to the substrate underneath.

What is the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-13-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 257
Posted By jadnashua
When I had my windows replaced, I chose...

When I had my windows replaced, I chose fiberglass ones...smooth, surface on the outside that does not need painting, and on the inside, you had the choice of a wood look (stain any color you want),...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-13-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,551
Posted By jadnashua
The vast majority of strength in a beam is the...

The vast majority of strength in a beam is the top and bottom of the thing. The middle is more to keep the top and bottom in place. Look at an I-beam or I-joist. A typical I-joist uses fairly thin...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-13-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 303
Posted By jadnashua
1. Depends on how large the tile ends up at both...

1. Depends on how large the tile ends up at both the top and bottom. You don't want slivers, but generally, when the bottom of the tub is not straight, it's probably better to use less than a full...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-12-2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,551
Posted By jadnashua
FOllow the instructions for the subflooring you...

FOllow the instructions for the subflooring you select. Generally, on a straight, cut end, you want a small gap between sheets. That recommendation comes for new construction where the area could...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-12-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 289
Posted By jadnashua
You want to seal seams, screw penetrations, and...

You want to seal seams, screw penetrations, and edges with Kerdiband. You can use KerdiFix to anchor things, but thinset is lots cheaper.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-12-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 224
Posted By jadnashua
FWIW, while it could be quite slippery, it is...

FWIW, while it could be quite slippery, it is possible to install large tile on a shower pan, but only if you are exceptionally careful and skilled. Most shower pans tend to be more rounded, like a...
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