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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 05:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,125
Posted By jadnashua
1. YOu only need it up to above the showerhead,...

1. YOu only need it up to above the showerhead, but it wouldn't hurt to go to the ceiling.
2. I'd want the Kerdi to extend at least an inch beyond the outer edge of the curb, but it doesn't have to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 03:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 562
Posted By jadnashua
A couple of things to note...cement board is not...

A couple of things to note...cement board is not waterproof...it's generally not damaged by being wetted, though. Your shower will need some moisture management. There should only be one...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-14-2021, 03:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 142
Posted By jadnashua
Another choice, depending on your design...

Another choice, depending on your design aesthetic might be to use a profile which is quite common in Europe. Schluter, and others, make a wide variety of profiles, but I think Schluter has the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-14-2021, 03:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 139
Posted By jadnashua
If you leave it in the corner or close to a wall,...

If you leave it in the corner or close to a wall, arrange your tile so that you never have any slivers on that bottom row. That means, at the most, you'd have a full tile at the lowest point, and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-14-2021, 12:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 726
Posted By jadnashua
If you take a straightedge, you should get...

If you take a straightedge, you should get approximately a straight line/slope down from any edge towards the drain. If it goes uphill, or is flat, or has depressions, that's not great.

After a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-13-2021, 03:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 186
Posted By jadnashua
Federal regulations limit the maximum flow out of...

Federal regulations limit the maximum flow out of individual heads. Washington state recently implemented a new regulation that limits the maximum flow of the aggregate shower head volume. They may...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-13-2021, 03:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 139
Posted By jadnashua
The shower will function fine without a level...

The shower will function fine without a level perimeter, but most people prefer it. On one perspective, though, consider a single slope to a linear drain...the perimeter is not level on one of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-11-2021, 01:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 763
Posted By jadnashua
If the liner is flat on the floor, and not...

If the liner is flat on the floor, and not sloped, over time, the water will tend to accumulate inside of the mudbed. So, while it won't, or shouldn't leak, in the end, you may not like what...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-10-2021, 09:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 260
Posted By jadnashua
There are a few Cementous patching compounds that...

There are a few Cementous patching compounds that are easier to use on smaller depressions...you might look into Henry's Liquid Backerboard...it also doesn't require a primer.

I don't know the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-10-2021, 04:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 260
Posted By jadnashua
I'd try to find both the high and low points. ...

I'd try to find both the high and low points. You can grind the high points, and fill the low ones. If you can afford it, you could pay someone to pump in SLC, but that gets expensive, and doesn't...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-10-2021, 02:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 291
Posted By jadnashua
According to the tile industry guidelines, all...

According to the tile industry guidelines, all changes of plane and of materials need a movement accommodation joint. Three types exist:
- an actual air gap, not suitable in a shower'
- an...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-10-2021, 02:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 124
Posted By jadnashua
I'd screw down a layer of 1/2" ply on top of what...

I'd screw down a layer of 1/2" ply on top of what you have, then use Ditra on top of that to keep the buildup lower. Keep in mind that CBU is not structural, and would need full support underneath. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-10-2021, 02:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 763
Posted By jadnashua
Grout sealer doesn't make things waterproof...it...

Grout sealer doesn't make things waterproof...it is primarily to help you be able to clean up a mess before it penetrates and stains things. The grout will still get damp if the drainage isn't...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-10-2021, 02:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 763
Posted By jadnashua
Massachusetts seems to love copper pans, if...

Massachusetts seems to love copper pans, if that's what you have for the pan liner. THey normally end up flat on the floor, which shouldn't pass an inspection, as the code requires the waterproofing...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-09-2021, 04:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 183
Posted By jadnashua
Agreed, IF the fixtures were available when the...

Agreed, IF the fixtures were available when the wall was tiled, the guy should have accommodated them. But, OTOH, Kohler has some particularly unusual requirements on some of their devices that is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-09-2021, 01:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 248
Posted By jadnashua
If you grout the corners, plan on the grout...

If you grout the corners, plan on the grout cracking over time. There's a good reason why the industry calls for movement accommodation there. If you're lucky, it might not, but don't be totally...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-09-2021, 01:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 177
Posted By jadnashua
Limestone and marble are very similar...marble is...

Limestone and marble are very similar...marble is metamorphized limestone (i.e., heated and compressed).
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-08-2021, 11:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 213
Posted By jadnashua
Not the same...from the technical data sheet of...

Not the same...from the technical data sheet of the Mapei product mentioned:
"Do not use on vertical surfaces, under glass tile
installations, or as a roof deck membrane or wear
surface."
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-08-2021, 07:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,565
Posted By jadnashua
A big misconception is that tile and grout are...

A big misconception is that tile and grout are the waterproofing in a shower...they're decorative wear surfaces, not waterproofing. The shower should not leak water prior to their installation, they...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-08-2021, 05:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,405
Posted By jadnashua
4:1 is usable, but a bit stickier than 5:1, so...

4:1 is usable, but a bit stickier than 5:1, so you can add some more sand. Sometimes, the premixed ones don't sift their sand all that well, and the grain sizes can vary, with an occasional pebble...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-08-2021, 05:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 139
Posted By jadnashua
I'm not an expert on this, but my gut feeling is...

I'm not an expert on this, but my gut feeling is it may be rust discoloration, and the result of a water leak down the chimney.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-08-2021, 05:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 213
Posted By jadnashua
Probably neither Ditra or Kerdi are your best...

Probably neither Ditra or Kerdi are your best choices for outdoor waterproofing. Noble has some membranes specifically made for that. Schluter does have a method to use their products for outdoor...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-08-2021, 05:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 248
Posted By jadnashua
The industry calls for changes of plane to be...

The industry calls for changes of plane to be done with some sort of a movement accommodation joint. That can be a physical gap, a flexible filler (typically caulk, but NOT grout), or an engineered...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-08-2021, 05:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 129
Posted By jadnashua
What is critical on ANY tile floor install, is to...

What is critical on ANY tile floor install, is to ensure you get good coverage and properly set the tile...voids and large point loads are not good for any brittle panel, but properly supported, a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-07-2021, 04:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,565
Posted By jadnashua
While I would think twice about using an epoxy...

While I would think twice about using an epoxy thinset, I'd have no problems using an epoxy grout on a Kerdi shower.
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