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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 03:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 70
Posted By jadnashua
The issue is, deck mud doesn't have all that much...

The issue is, deck mud doesn't have all that much strength when it is thin when installed over wood. While the high density foam would support the drain, I'd worry about the stability of the deck...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-07-2022, 05:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 253
Posted By jadnashua
With any painted-on waterproofing, you really...

With any painted-on waterproofing, you really need a wet film thickness gauge, use it, and if not thick enough, change your technique. It's not the number of coats, it's the number of coats, it's...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-06-2022, 02:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 374
Posted By jadnashua
Technically, the joint there should not be...

Technically, the joint there should not be grouted per industry standards which calls for a movement accommodation joint at all changes of plane or material. You can buy color-matched caulk, if you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-03-2022, 06:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 230
Posted By jadnashua
While 5/8" ply is considered the absolute minimum...

While 5/8" ply is considered the absolute minimum tileable surface, that only applies if the layer is T&G, or all of the long seams are fully supported. Most pros won't tile over the bare minimum,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-03-2022, 06:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 354
Posted By jadnashua
As people become more and more interested in...

As people become more and more interested in energy efficiency and codes change, I think you'll see more effort to provide thermal breaks for building methods.

I just got a notice from my...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-03-2022, 06:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 332
Posted By jadnashua
The modifier makes it harder to form as it then...

The modifier makes it harder to form as it then becomes sticky. Too much water in concrete makes it weaker and subject to shrinkage cracking.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-02-2022, 03:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 354
Posted By jadnashua
The foam would not be the greatest support for...

The foam would not be the greatest support for tile along that edge!

How dense is it? It might work, but I'd be worried about support for the tile there.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-31-2022, 08:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 185
Posted By jadnashua
Kerdi is a bit thicker than KerdiBand, but will...

Kerdi is a bit thicker than KerdiBand, but will work in the same way.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-31-2022, 05:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 379
Posted By jadnashua
Two things...it usually only happens when they...

Two things...it usually only happens when they have to ship the cement-based materials longer distances, but it's possible that the materials are no longer mixed well in the bag and end up a bit...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-29-2022, 03:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 399
Posted By jadnashua
At least your plank floor is perpendicular to the...

At least your plank floor is perpendicular to the joists! Many are installed at a 45-degree angle, making their span longer. Make sure all of the planks are well fastened to the joists and use...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-28-2022, 04:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 751
Posted By jadnashua
FWIW, grouting can help hide some of the lippage...

FWIW, grouting can help hide some of the lippage issues.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-25-2022, 05:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 421
Posted By jadnashua
Does the tub move when someone stands in it? If...

Does the tub move when someone stands in it? If so, it sounds like it may not have been installed properly.

Ideally, a tub will have a tiling flange that, even when the caulk is not intact,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-24-2022, 02:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 361
Posted By jadnashua
If the hole through the subflooring was...

If the hole through the subflooring was oversized, or they did not embed the pan well into the thinset, or if the thinset had skinned over prior to setting the pan, it may not be properly supported. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-23-2022, 08:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 361
Posted By jadnashua
It looks like the grate of a Schluter drain. One...

It looks like the grate of a Schluter drain. One thing that can happen is if the hole through the floor is oversized, there isn't the proper support for it, and the pan can fracture. Normally,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-21-2022, 05:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 693
Posted By jadnashua
There is a huge array of natural stone tile to...

There is a huge array of natural stone tile to include granites. I have some in selected areas of my main floor, and I used the same tile on my kitchen counter. Some are more dense than others. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-19-2022, 04:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 302
Posted By jadnashua
FWIW, today, not that many modified thinsets...

FWIW, today, not that many modified thinsets still use latex. Because the plywood still moves with seasonal changes, you would want to use the specified modified thinset. The ply will absorb some...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-18-2022, 10:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 580
Posted By jadnashua
He was trying to keep the transition between the...

He was trying to keep the transition between the newly tiled area and that with the vinyl about the same...adding 1/2" ply over the planks and then tile with some sort of tiling surface (cbu or say...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-18-2022, 09:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 580
Posted By jadnashua
Deflection consists of two components: - along...

Deflection consists of two components:
- along the joists determined by the species, thickness, and height of the joist and the span
- in between the joists made up by the subflooring

Both...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-18-2022, 07:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 580
Posted By jadnashua
Yeah...that's pine underneath...so is there oak...

Yeah...that's pine underneath...so is there oak on top of it? Seem to remember that's what was said.

Pull off the oak, put a layer of ply down.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-18-2022, 04:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 580
Posted By jadnashua
A support beam counts as a beginning/end of a...

A support beam counts as a beginning/end of a span. The calculator is based on the distance (span) between supports.

If your support beam is in the middle of your tiled area, you may have two...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-18-2022, 04:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 282
Posted By jadnashua
If the substrate is solid, the thickness of the...

If the substrate is solid, the thickness of the tile isn't really all that important as long as you properly set the tile. The key here is to get as close to 100% thinset coverage as possible, and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-18-2022, 01:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 580
Posted By jadnashua
To screw down a layer of plywood over oak will...

To screw down a layer of plywood over oak will mean probably drilling pilot holes, and that means lots of them, then screwing it down will still be a pain! Oak, especially old oak, is pretty tough,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-18-2022, 01:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 424
Posted By jadnashua
A joist is sort of like an I-beam...the top and...

A joist is sort of like an I-beam...the top and bottom are in either compression or tension. The middle is holding the top and bottom in place. Cutting a hole in it, as long as it's not close to a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-17-2022, 05:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 301
Posted By jadnashua
Excessive heat can be a problem when setting...

Excessive heat can be a problem when setting tile. Check the suitable temperature range on the mortar you're using. Once it has cured, normally it's not a problem. NM can have some significant...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-14-2022, 09:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 430
Posted By jadnashua
All of the approved connection methods I'm...

All of the approved connection methods I'm familiar with would require more access. A connector like this could work https://www.fernco.com/products/flexible-couplings/stock-couplings

Shower...
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