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Forum: Professionals' Hangout Today, 12:18 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By jadnashua
At least Huston seems to have awakened to...

At least Huston seems to have awakened to reality, and adjusted the flood zones and the minimum required elevations on new homes in some areas. Getting flooded out twice in a few years in a 500-year...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 249
Posted By jadnashua
Some mortars are good at grip (anti-sag), some...

Some mortars are good at grip (anti-sag), some aren't. If you have good technique and tools, you don't need an anti-sag mortar on the wall, but it can sure help. IT may be that that mortar works...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 04:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 461
Posted By jadnashua
People confuse water resistant/waterproof and not...

People confuse water resistant/waterproof and not being damaged by being wet...each of those terms describe a different characteristic, and are somewhat independent.

Lots of things are both water...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-12-2017, 05:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 165
Posted By jadnashua
Tenting is usually caused by lack of movement...

Tenting is usually caused by lack of movement accommodation...IOW, they didn't leave a gap against rigid things like walls or other fixed points) and when heat and cold cycles, and the tile expand...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-11-2017, 10:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 190
Posted By jadnashua
Fair warning...you must 'prime' the HardieBacker...

Fair warning...you must 'prime' the HardieBacker with a watered down coat of RedGard, or you'll really have problems. The instructions are on their website. Hardie is REALLY thirsty, and will give...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-11-2017, 05:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By jadnashua
Yep...you want the majority of the tile bonded...

Yep...you want the majority of the tile bonded with thinset, and if that's true, it will be fine.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-10-2017, 07:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By jadnashua
FWIW, the bond of thinset to Kerdi is because the...

FWIW, the bond of thinset to Kerdi is because the cement grains grow crystalline spikes interlocking through the fuzzy stuff, hardening around the fibers. That bond, once it cures, is quite strong...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-10-2017, 12:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By jadnashua
Around the niche, it's hard to say without seeing...

Around the niche, it's hard to say without seeing it, but it sounds like it will be fine. If you think you may have punctured the Kerdiband, you can either put another layer over it, or since you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-09-2017, 04:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,046
Posted By jadnashua
I'd put up the Redgard before mounting the Better...

I'd put up the Redgard before mounting the Better Bench, then, put a coat on the edges that are against the wall. You don't need to cover the top after filling, but it wouldn't hurt. If you take...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-08-2017, 09:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 473
Posted By jadnashua
How about Laticrete 125 adhesive along with 170...

How about Laticrete 125 adhesive along with 170 sound isolation membrane? You'd have to talk to them to determine, but I think it would work. The IC test results vary considerably based on the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-08-2017, 12:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,550
Posted By jadnashua
You could still use those larger tile...you'd...

You could still use those larger tile...you'd want to 'fold' them around the corners...i.e., use the cutoff piece on the adjacent wall. Keeping a nice clean, straight joint in all of those corners...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-08-2017, 12:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 401
Posted By jadnashua
Depending on how dry the house is and how the...

Depending on how dry the house is and how the HVAC vents are situated, you could lose some of that via evaporation. If you set out a pan of water and put a stack of coins in it so the top one is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-06-2017, 03:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 225
Posted By jadnashua
A hand tool like that grinder can get the paint...

A hand tool like that grinder can get the paint off, but it would be nearly impossible to try to get the floor flatter with it given the situation you described. You really need a heavier duty...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-06-2017, 11:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 225
Posted By jadnashua
The first thing that has to be done is remove the...

The first thing that has to be done is remove the paint, and the best way to do that is with a scarcifier (essentially, a concrete floor grinder/sander). That can handle removing some of the high...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-05-2017, 01:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 210
Posted By jadnashua
I'm guessing, but you're probably in CA or at...

I'm guessing, but you're probably in CA or at least on the west coast. This configuration was evaluated, and, with the addition of a layer of plywood for compatibility and stability, then either a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-02-2017, 07:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,127
Posted By jadnashua
The key to a modified on top of Ditra is to use...

The key to a modified on top of Ditra is to use one that the modifiers do not need to dry to attain their strength. In Europe, their mortar spec includes that indication, but the ANSI spec used in...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-02-2017, 06:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,892
Posted By jadnashua
Some porcelain tile is nearly as hard as diamond....

Some porcelain tile is nearly as hard as diamond. A good diamond blade is called for. Some blades are designed to cut dry, but if it is a wet design, it will quickly become ruined if run dry.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-01-2017, 11:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,892
Posted By jadnashua
FWIW, a RotoZip tends to run quite fast and it's...

FWIW, a RotoZip tends to run quite fast and it's really easy to overheat the diamond bit. It's tough keeping things cool with water since the tool is not designed to be wetted like on a wet saw. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-01-2017, 04:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 352
Posted By jadnashua
One thing in consumer protection laws is that...

One thing in consumer protection laws is that when you pay a supposed professional, the work they do is up to industry standards and that includes following the instructions of the manufacturer of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-30-2017, 10:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 352
Posted By jadnashua
Plywood is much more stable than say planks, but...

Plywood is much more stable than say planks, but it still moves LOTS more than a tile does. That's why a modified is used to bond the Ditra to it...a modified is slightly more flexible and will...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-30-2017, 10:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 346
Posted By jadnashua
FWIW, neither the tile nor grout is the...

FWIW, neither the tile nor grout is the waterproofing layer of a shower pan...it's the liner. Everything above the liner can and will get wetted. A good porcelain tile won't absorb much water and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-29-2017, 05:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 376
Posted By jadnashua
You really want the liner to go entirely over the...

You really want the liner to go entirely over the curb and down the outside where you can then attach it. There's an article in the 'liberry' that discusses how to deal with that and the lath needed...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-29-2017, 05:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 772
Posted By jadnashua
Some will actually like it wetted. If that's the...

Some will actually like it wetted. If that's the case, use an enhancing sealer on the whole shower so the difference is minimal between being wet and the dry, but enhanced stone. I found that in my...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-29-2017, 04:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 247
Posted By jadnashua
If you don't mud up against the bottom of the...

If you don't mud up against the bottom of the cbu, and since you can't put fasteners that low beneath the top of the curb, it's really hard to lock that lower section in place. That can only be done...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-29-2017, 12:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 583
Posted By jadnashua
A group effort sometimes works best...sometimes,...

A group effort sometimes works best...sometimes, it can cloud the issues. Glad it worked out for you this time. Persistence pays off.
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