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Forum: The Mud Box Yesterday, 09:04 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By jadnashua
I lived in El Paso for a couple of years, first...

I lived in El Paso for a couple of years, first in the Army, then working for Raytheon. The high desert is a bit different than further east where it's generally more humid. The high desert can...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 08:43 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 7,635
Posted By jadnashua
Backer rod does a couple of good things: -...

Backer rod does a couple of good things:
- because you're not filling the whole gap, it saves money!
- because the rod forces the caulk into an hourglass shape, it expands and contracts better (the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 08:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 917
Posted By jadnashua
Excess water in a deckmud (all things are...

Excess water in a deckmud (all things are relative) can lead to shrinkage. A proper mix is one that is wet enough to hold together when you squeeze it together like a snowball, and not drip in the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-23-2018, 06:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 314
Posted By jadnashua
While a fiberglass receptor may work, it isn't...

While a fiberglass receptor may work, it isn't all that long-lasting.

Sandwiched between and at least underneath a mortar bed, think of it this way...the mortar bed and the fiberglass will expand...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-23-2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 212
Posted By jadnashua
There are some very specific steps required to...

There are some very specific steps required to create a seal to the drain when using RedGard as your waterproofing layer. You can go to www.custombuildingproducts.com and download the procedures.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-22-2018, 09:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 314
Posted By jadnashua
The TCNA handbook describes more than a few ways...

The TCNA handbook describes more than a few ways to build a shower that have proven to be reliable.

Of the various methods, my preference would be to use a surface applied membrane. When you use...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-22-2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 7,635
Posted By jadnashua
On a floor, you want thinset underneath any...

On a floor, you want thinset underneath any profile...on a vertical surface, it's less important as you're not going to walk on the wall! You can put thinset under it anytime. Keep in mind that if...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-22-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 172
Posted By jadnashua
Porcelain tile IS a ceramic tile...now, not all...

Porcelain tile IS a ceramic tile...now, not all ceramic tile is porcelain...it depends on the clay used and the production process. The clay, pressure, temperature used to make porcelain makes it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-21-2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 917
Posted By jadnashua
As opposed to a mudbed over a subfloor, on a...

As opposed to a mudbed over a subfloor, on a slab, especially if you need to taper it very thin, you must bond it. As said, thinset works, but you can also make a slurry of cement and spread that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-20-2018, 09:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 277
Posted By jadnashua
3/8" ply that will lay flat is hard to come by. ...

3/8" ply that will lay flat is hard to come by. It also needs to be a better grade than may have been used (no 'D' faces with exposure 1 or exterior rated glue). Then, it must be installed in the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-19-2018, 11:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 289
Posted By jadnashua
Sometimes you get lucky. The industry standards...

Sometimes you get lucky. The industry standards are designed so you don't have to be.

Things in a building expand and contract with variations in temperature and often, humidity levels. Things...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-19-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 289
Posted By jadnashua
If you want to avoid caulk, but might consider an...

If you want to avoid caulk, but might consider an engineered flexible joint that never should need to be replaced, Schluter has a good selection. A couple of other companies also make some, but...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-19-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 456
Posted By jadnashua
While too late in the scheme of things, this is a...

While too late in the scheme of things, this is a situation where Schluter's Bekotec panel would have worked out perfectly to get the radiant pex installed, a good thermal mass, and the exact height...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-19-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,248
Posted By jadnashua
To me, it sounds like if you don't stiffen up the...

To me, it sounds like if you don't stiffen up the structure, nothing you do is going to work long-term in that room.

A kitchen tends to have some fairly heavy point loads when you consider the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-17-2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 456
Posted By jadnashua
ONe option would be to use WediBoard as your...

ONe option would be to use WediBoard as your underlayment which is available in various thicknesses to achieve your desired overall thickness. Schluter was testing KerdiBoard on the floor, but I've...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-16-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 476
Posted By jadnashua
FOrget the chicken wire mixed in the thinset on...

FOrget the chicken wire mixed in the thinset on your slab.

Check the slab for cracks first, and if there are any, you may need to deal with them first. If any of the cracks have different heights...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-16-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 324
Posted By jadnashua
Accepted industry standards, as CX mentioned,...

Accepted industry standards, as CX mentioned, call for all changes of plane and changes of material, or up against a rigid surface need a flexible joint. The easier one to install is to use caulk. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-16-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 178
Posted By jadnashua
You can leave a slight gap with the Ditra around...

You can leave a slight gap with the Ditra around the perimeter of the room without issues. When you tile, you also need a small gap that should not be filled with grout later. A typical baseboard...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-15-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,311
Posted By jadnashua
That will work...note, if you buy the admix and...

That will work...note, if you buy the admix and mix the DitraSet with it instead of all water, you'll get a modified and only have to buy one type of thinset. Double-check which ANSI level that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-14-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By jadnashua
Natural stone requires that second layer of ply. ...

Natural stone requires that second layer of ply. The subflooring accounts for BETWEEN the joists support and deflection, but the other component is ALONG the joists, and that must be at least L/720...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-14-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 7,635
Posted By jadnashua
Is the tile a through-body porcelain? Cutting it...

Is the tile a through-body porcelain? Cutting it at an angle may work, but you may expose some small bubbles when cutting (rare, but possible), and it will be really tough to get it to look like...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-14-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 189
Posted By jadnashua
Porcelain IS a ceramic. The reason natural stone...

Porcelain IS a ceramic. The reason natural stone needs to be stiffer is because it is just that, natural, so it tends to have natural variations/defects in it. A manufactured tile at least should...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-14-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 594
Posted By jadnashua
It's really hard to get mildew under the tile on...

It's really hard to get mildew under the tile on a properly installed Kerdi shower...the tile, thinset, and membrane are non-organic, so there's no mold food underneath. Mess up following the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-13-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 594
Posted By jadnashua
Take the grate off of the drain, get a big bottle...

Take the grate off of the drain, get a big bottle brush and scrub the top of the riser pipe of the drain to see if that helps any.

Is there any visible mildew anywhere?

4-5 showers a day is a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-13-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 7,635
Posted By jadnashua
The metal end and corner caps for the trim pieces...

The metal end and corner caps for the trim pieces end up being hand finished...the plastic pieces can be molded, but to get them to fit just right in metal, it takes some hand work, which is why they...
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