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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:52 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By jadnashua
You said the original installer drilled weep...

You said the original installer drilled weep holes below the slab. If they are below your new drain, it won't work right. From the top of the drain there can't be any holes into/under the slab.
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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 03:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 95
Posted By jadnashua
IT sounds like you have a misunderstanding... ...

IT sounds like you have a misunderstanding...

Wedi stuff is a waterproof material when installed properly. It does NOT use a drain with weep holes. Weep holes are needed with a traditional liner...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 02:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 840
Posted By jadnashua
It can help to roll the Ditra out the opposite...

It can help to roll the Ditra out the opposite way to take some of the curl out of it. Also, do pull a section back once you think you've got it embedded properly. You should see a full coat of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 02:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 276
Posted By jadnashua
What about if you sand/grind it down flat, then...

What about if you sand/grind it down flat, then paint it with an epoxy paint? I don't have any experience with those in that environment. It could be mixed with a very fine sand for some grip, if...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 01:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 95
Posted By jadnashua
WEdi would work IF you replaced the drain AND...

WEdi would work IF you replaced the drain AND made the area under the pan flat and level first.

Deck mud is sort of like working with wet beach sand...quite a bit different than working with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-05-2020, 09:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 125
Posted By jadnashua
Since the bottom of the tray is not likely...

Since the bottom of the tray is not likely perfectly flat, it usually works better to make lots of piles of the mortar and then push the pan into it, leveling as you go. If it's relatively plastic,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-05-2020, 07:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 106
Posted By jadnashua
Primers help ensure a good bond. Often used on...

Primers help ensure a good bond. Often used on paint, cement products, and other things like a patch in asphalt. Your SLC may or may not require a primer for a second coat depending on how much...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-04-2020, 11:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 159
Posted By jadnashua
Assuming these are supposed to work together, I'd...

Assuming these are supposed to work together, I'd try to take them back and get some that are matched.

If they're just flat panels, I'd consider just cutting the longer one off so they were the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-04-2020, 09:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 236
Posted By jadnashua
The blade could be fine, but the arbor may not be...

The blade could be fine, but the arbor may not be aligned so the blade wobbles once it is tightened down and ready to cut. That's what you imply. It could be that the washers the blade tightens...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-04-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 570
Posted By jadnashua
2" over 8' is exactly 1/4" per foot...the...

2" over 8' is exactly 1/4" per foot...the 'normal' slope when you want to move water...

The cbu won't compress. Screws designed for use in cbu tend to have ridges on the bottom of them so that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-02-2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 132
Posted By jadnashua
Thinset will bond fine to the blocks, but you may...

Thinset will bond fine to the blocks, but you may want to wipe them down just prior to spreading the thinset to both remove any dust and to help prevent them from sucking a lot of moisture out of the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-02-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 190
Posted By jadnashua
https://laticrete.com/en/tile-and-stone-installati...

https://laticrete.com/en/tile-and-stone-installation/sound-control

Their thinset is a neat product. Depends on how thick you spread it as to how much sound protection it gives. If they choose...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-01-2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 190
Posted By jadnashua
Cement based products don't work well with...

Cement based products don't work well with gypsum...there's a reaction that grows a new mineral that can compromise the interface unless you do something with it first.

You may need something like...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-01-2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 89
Posted By jadnashua
1. Should be okay. 2. They should work.

1. Should be okay.
2. They should work.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-31-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 162
Posted By jadnashua
Not poking a hole in Kerdi and getting thinset to...

Not poking a hole in Kerdi and getting thinset to have something to bond to are two different things! How much fleece is left? That's what bonds the thinset to the tile...the mechanical...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-31-2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 309
Posted By jadnashua
You really need to be extremely careful when...

You really need to be extremely careful when cleaning/washing the grout or you'll end up washing too much out, exposing those sharp cut edges.

First, probably using an epoxy grout float so it's...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-30-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 840
Posted By jadnashua
Cement based products don't 'dry'...the curing...

Cement based products don't 'dry'...the curing process is a chemical reaction. In fact, while you certainly don't want excess moisture, keeping things damp and allowing enough moisture for that...
Forum: The Mud Box 03-29-2020, 06:36 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,090
Posted By jadnashua
We have a fundamental issue...how many people...

We have a fundamental issue...how many people look for the lowest priced items? With our throw-away society, overall quality and longevity isn't as big a deal as moods and desires have changed over...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-28-2020, 03:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By jadnashua
A particular 'model' of tile often doesn't stick...

A particular 'model' of tile often doesn't stick around that long. THere are exceptions. Good luck.
Forum: The Mud Box 03-24-2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,090
Posted By jadnashua
FWIW, insider trading is illegal. Now, whether...

FWIW, insider trading is illegal. Now, whether those involved ever get caught AND convicted, often being connected, may not happen as often as it should. It's sort of hard to prove. But, one...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-22-2020, 08:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,287
Posted By jadnashua
You saw the quality of advice they gave you about...

You saw the quality of advice they gave you about what grout to use (one not recommended for your pebble floor!), so, why would you believe them about sealing over the guys there that do this for a...
Forum: The Mud Box 03-22-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 324
Posted By jadnashua
This one is kind of neat (but...

This one is kind of neat (but expensive...probably available elsewhere for less) in that most of the ramp part can be removed, to give you more room to work....
Forum: The Mud Box 03-21-2020, 10:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 324
Posted By jadnashua
Personally, I don't like the torsional stresses...

Personally, I don't like the torsional stresses it puts on a vehicle when you jack up one edge. On some vehicles, you can try to raise a whole end at once, but there's not always a point that is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-18-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,037
Posted By jadnashua
FWIW, the overflow is not a vent. The vent is to...

FWIW, the overflow is not a vent. The vent is to prevent the trap from being siphoned out, and thus, needs to be after the p-trap. The overflow is attached prior to the p-trap. Otherwise, the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-17-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,037
Posted By jadnashua
1. Most, not all, SLC products call for a...

1. Most, not all, SLC products call for a primer. Follow the instructions for the one you choose if you go that way. Note, some of them have a time window about how quickly you must cover the...
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