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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-24-2022, 12:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 83
Posted By jadnashua
Do you want to do this embedded in sand, or onto...

Do you want to do this embedded in sand, or onto a solid surface with thinset?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-23-2022, 11:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 350
Posted By jadnashua
Once the subflooring is on, all cross bracing...

Once the subflooring is on, all cross bracing does is changes the resonant frequency of the structure...it does NOT decrease the deflection. Joists are strongest when they are held vertical to the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-22-2022, 11:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 182
Posted By jadnashua
CBU will follow the floor, so if it isn't flat,...

CBU will follow the floor, so if it isn't flat, while the CBU might buffer the imperfections some, it will follow them for the most part.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-22-2022, 07:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 182
Posted By jadnashua
Neither the industry guidelines nor code requires...

Neither the industry guidelines nor code requires waterproofing the floor of a bathroom unless you regularly flood it or it's part of a wet room...so, while you can do that if you want, regular cbu...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-22-2022, 02:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 444
Posted By jadnashua
Deck mud 1/4" thick would have absolutely no...

Deck mud 1/4" thick would have absolutely no strength, so no.

1/4" max thickness, while not an approved method, I might use thinset. If it was in a bowl, a new layer of kerdi over it wouldn't be...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-22-2022, 10:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 350
Posted By jadnashua
In the US, the TCNA has a procedure for tiling...

In the US, the TCNA has a procedure for tiling with joists up to 24" OC...I don't know of any that support it at 29". Deflection is composed of two parts, along the joist, and in between the joists....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-20-2022, 05:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 444
Posted By jadnashua
How thick of a layer at its deepest do you need...

How thick of a layer at its deepest do you need to achieve the proper slope?

Have you done a flood test to verify things are tight and to see at the end how well the pan drains?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-20-2022, 05:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 642
Posted By jadnashua
Concrete curing is a chemical process. Adding...

Concrete curing is a chemical process. Adding water risks problems CX indicated. The plastic over top helps to preserve water that is needed for the chemical reaction and is useful when the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-19-2022, 11:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 444
Posted By jadnashua
Thinset is not designed to be applied as...

Thinset is not designed to be applied as flattening, sloped material. Now, a thixotrophic slc can, but I'm not too sure how well it would work over a Kerdi foam tray. Shaping that to the proper...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-19-2022, 03:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 444
Posted By jadnashua
Code requires that the waterproofing be sloped. ...

Code requires that the waterproofing be sloped. The tile is not waterproofing.

If the pan is tight to the subflooring, the subfloor (slab?) probably was not properly flat and level, and the foam...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-19-2022, 01:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 737
Posted By jadnashua
Noble makes a deck material rated for use over...

Noble makes a deck material rated for use over occupied space. https://www.noblecompanyonlinestore.com/product/36/noble-deck-6-wide-exterior-waterproofing-and-crack-isolation

Flashing and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-19-2022, 01:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 337
Posted By jadnashua
The hinges generally need to be screw anchored,...

The hinges generally need to be screw anchored, but doing it on a wall is where you want them versus into a horizontal surface.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-18-2022, 12:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 444
Posted By jadnashua
If a section moves when pressed, nothing you do...

If a section moves when pressed, nothing you do on top of it would end up stable.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-17-2022, 10:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 444
Posted By jadnashua
It sounds like one or both of these things may...

It sounds like one or both of these things may have hit up your install so far:
- if there's any flex in the pan, the pan didn't get embedded and bonded properly to the floor
- the subfloor has...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-15-2022, 09:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 123
Posted By jadnashua
It's not really the pH, it's that the gypsum in...

It's not really the pH, it's that the gypsum in typical drywall mud is chemically incompatible with cement. When the two are not separated from each other, the combination causes a new mineral to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-15-2022, 07:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,102
Posted By jadnashua
Grout, especially unsanded which is weaker, will...

Grout, especially unsanded which is weaker, will likely crack on those changes of plane. Whether you care or not, and with small joints you might not notice, is up to you.

Bullnosed tile tend to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-15-2022, 07:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 737
Posted By jadnashua
Ditra is NOT designed to be attached to anything...

Ditra is NOT designed to be attached to anything other than cement, plywood, or similar materials where it can be properly bonded in place. It only becomes waterproof if the seams are properly...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-14-2022, 04:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 386
Posted By jadnashua
RedGard won't bridge a gap, so if you follow the...

RedGard won't bridge a gap, so if you follow the instructions, yes, you want to tape and thinset all joints, let that cure the minimum time they call for, and then coat with the RedGard.

Do...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-13-2022, 07:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 115
Posted By jadnashua
Read the instructions on the sealer you intend to...

Read the instructions on the sealer you intend to use...it's often a couple of days, but you have to verify that with the sealer's instructions. The grout manufacturer may have a line in their...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-13-2022, 07:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 132
Posted By jadnashua
The pan on any approved system is waterproof. ...

The pan on any approved system is waterproof. The advantage to a surface sheet waterproofing system (and it is a SYSTEM) means that the entire shower is waterPROOF just underneath the tile.

You...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-10-2022, 06:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 159
Posted By jadnashua
The tile industry does have methods to install...

The tile industry does have methods to install tile without the use of CBU which works IF you follow all of the instructions to the letter.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-10-2022, 06:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 494
Posted By jadnashua
Read the fine print on the SLC. Most require a...

Read the fine print on the SLC. Most require a special primer, and may have a time window after application before you must install the SLC, and many of them also require metal lath when used over a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-08-2022, 06:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 382
Posted By jadnashua
DOes the rough-in valve have integral shutoff...

DOes the rough-in valve have integral shutoff valves? If so, are they fully open?

Shut the main water valve off, pop off the handle(s), remove the cartridge, have someone turn the main valve back...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-05-2022, 05:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 178
Posted By jadnashua
Take the drain cover off and try to get a good...

Take the drain cover off and try to get a good picture of what it looks like beneath it down into the drain.

At least one of your pictures appears to show that the grout is wet over a lot of the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-05-2022, 03:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 431
Posted By jadnashua
Some things like body wash or hair conditioners...

Some things like body wash or hair conditioners can contain some stuff that can stain things, so sealing might be useful. It tends to get washed away during the shower, but not always, or...
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