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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 12:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 43
Posted By jadnashua
Take a careful look at the ungrouted walls and...

Take a careful look at the ungrouted walls and check to see how much thinset is in the spaces between the tile.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 12:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 337
Posted By jadnashua
I think the reason Schluter doesn't use KerdiFix...

I think the reason Schluter doesn't use KerdiFix to attach the bonding membrane to their drains is not because it wouldn't work, but ultimately, it takes too long to cure...in class, they said it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 05:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 214
Posted By jadnashua
Neither tile nor grout are considered...

Neither tile nor grout are considered waterproofing, they are decorative wear surfaces.

Plumbing code calls for the waterproofing to be sloped to the drain at a minimum of 1/4" per foot and there...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 05:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 337
Posted By jadnashua
Pulling the membrane off once the thinset has...

Pulling the membrane off once the thinset has cured pretty much destroys your ability to have it rebond. I'm not familiar with the one you're using, but I'm assuming it has some fleece on the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-15-2021, 08:45 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,288
Posted By jadnashua
No, do not fill screw holes, and follow the...

No, do not fill screw holes, and follow the instructions on the cbu about any seam gaps. The membrane will seal those penetrations and seams while adding the needed support to help it emulate a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-14-2021, 09:42 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,288
Posted By jadnashua
If you're using something like Kerdi (not a...

If you're using something like Kerdi (not a liquid applied membrane), install the cbu on the walls, then make the mudbed. Well, actually there are two classes of cbu, 'normal' and fiber-cement. A...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-14-2021, 03:54 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,288
Posted By jadnashua
FWIW, Innovis (the makers of BetterBench) do...

FWIW, Innovis (the makers of BetterBench) do offer an installation method where their bench is added AFTER the wall tile is already installed. Then, you're relying entirely on the shear strength of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-14-2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 825
Posted By jadnashua
The original modifier used in mortar was latex...

The original modifier used in mortar was latex based...that one MUST dry out to become stable. Cement cures at the same rate, regardless of the modifier used. Applying a load or stress to the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-13-2021, 04:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 740
Posted By jadnashua
There are good and bad things with the preformed...

There are good and bad things with the preformed pans...their shape and pitch are essentially perfect, except when the underlying surface isn't. They're not adaptable as easily as making a mud bed,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-13-2021, 04:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 626
Posted By jadnashua
Tubing and drain pipe are measured differently. ...

Tubing and drain pipe are measured differently. That is probably why things don't seem to line up.

The OD of the drain should be the same as the OD of the riser. A hub should accept the drain...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-13-2021, 03:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,188
Posted By jadnashua
Does the rubber coupling they include have two...

Does the rubber coupling they include have two different ID's to accommodate the OD of the drain and the PVC? Those rubber couplings often have a center stop in them, and expect to have the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-12-2021, 08:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 170
Posted By jadnashua
The drain can go wherever you want it in the pan,...

The drain can go wherever you want it in the pan, but if you're using the preformed foam one, that makes it a little more difficult.

Yes, the pan needs to be sloped towards the drain on both long...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-12-2021, 08:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 128
Posted By jadnashua
Grout to baseboard won't have a strong bond, so...

Grout to baseboard won't have a strong bond, so Depending on where they may have nailed the baseboard, you might not be able to get it out, but in the process of tearing out the tile, you might ding...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-12-2021, 08:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,188
Posted By jadnashua
WIthout a watertight seal between the linear...

WIthout a watertight seal between the linear drain and the drain pipe, if there's a backup in the drain, it will just leak out underneath. Plus, without a tight seal, it can leak sewer gasses. Now,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-11-2021, 11:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,068
Posted By jadnashua
Cement curing is a chemical process where the...

Cement curing is a chemical process where the water used to mix it up does two things:
- makes it spreadable
- and more importantly, kicks of a chemical reaction where the water is literally...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-10-2021, 02:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 188
Posted By jadnashua
Short answer...probably. Longer answer, the...

Short answer...probably.

Longer answer, the bond of the mortar will only be as good as the bond of the paint to the surface below. You have two choices, lightly sand the paint, carefully remove...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-08-2021, 02:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,068
Posted By jadnashua
Probably the biggest cost in a dryset mortar is...

Probably the biggest cost in a dryset mortar is the actual cement, and probably biggest component in a modified is the actual modifiers. Up to a point, you get what you pay for. Customblend is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-06-2021, 11:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,100
Posted By jadnashua
KerdiDS was developed to handle the perm factor...

KerdiDS was developed to handle the perm factor the industry settled on for commercial steam showers. Those could be running 24/7, potentially with no time (except maybe for cleaning) to ever dry...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-06-2021, 04:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By jadnashua
1. In that hallway, unless the tile you chose is...

1. In that hallway, unless the tile you chose is REALLY flat, that tile size wouldn't work well. The generally accepted offset on large tile like that is no more than about 30%, and you'd end up...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-06-2021, 04:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 177
Posted By jadnashua
Some membranes designed for roofs and decks are...

Some membranes designed for roofs and decks are designed for things like pavers or a floating wooden structure to sit on top of them.

If you make your platform stiff enough, you could use Ditra...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-04-2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By jadnashua
That would work, but cut edges, tend to be sharp,...

That would work, but cut edges, tend to be sharp, and if glazed, softening that edge can be a major pain, especially on lots of small tiles. If you get over aggressive in softening the edge, and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-04-2021, 01:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,068
Posted By jadnashua
When thinset cures (it doesn't need to actually...

When thinset cures (it doesn't need to actually dry), it needs enough water in the mix to actually hydrate the cement. This causes a chemical reaction that causes crystals to grow, and it is those...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-04-2021, 11:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 525
Posted By jadnashua
Industry standards say NO penetration of the...

Industry standards say NO penetration of the liner within 2" above the top of the curb...that also means no screws INTO the curb at least on the top and on the inside. The liner is the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-04-2021, 11:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By jadnashua
Anything you could apply to the tile at home...

Anything you could apply to the tile at home would wear off, so the practical answer is no. Is the tile glazed, or is it a through-body porcelain?

If you can find someone who does pottery, you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-02-2021, 04:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 523
Posted By jadnashua
One thing grout does that caulk won't is to...

One thing grout does that caulk won't is to literally support the edges of the tile. When they are not well supported, and you roll or place a point load on a joint, you can crack the edge of the...
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