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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-16-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 301
Posted By jadnashua
As mentioned before, Saltillo can be colored with...

As mentioned before, Saltillo can be colored with cement colors. TO get consistent color, you need to measure carefully, as changes in ratio of the dry components and water will affect it.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-14-2019, 10:38 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,044
Posted By jadnashua
FWIW, in class, they told us that KerdiFix cures...

FWIW, in class, they told us that KerdiFix cures at about 1/8"/day from each edge towards the middle. So, depending on how it's applied, it could take awhile to gain full strength. But, the cured...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-08-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 520
Posted By jadnashua
CDx plywood is typically labeled as sheathing,...

CDx plywood is typically labeled as sheathing, which is different than subflooring. WHat you want on a floor is something designed as subflooring. Sheathing is generally fine on an exterior wall...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-07-2019, 11:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 709
Posted By jadnashua
Take the clamping ring off of the drain. Your...

Take the clamping ring off of the drain. Your preslope should be even with the top of the bottom part of the drain. Keep the weepholes clear, some silicon on the top of the drain, run the liner...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-07-2019, 08:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 717
Posted By jadnashua
In this case, you wouldn't seal the Kerdiboard to...

In this case, you wouldn't seal the Kerdiboard to the liner. You do want to seal the seams between the boards and the anchor (screw) holes on the walls, though.

One of the major benefits of a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-07-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 978
Posted By jadnashua
The TCNA handbook is the industry bible depicting...

The TCNA handbook is the industry bible depicting accepted industry practices. ANything else is not supported. That doesn't mean it can't work, it's just that if you want it as reliable as possible...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-07-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 197
Posted By jadnashua
FWIW, a sanded grout is a bit stronger, but...

FWIW, a sanded grout is a bit stronger, but harder to get into smaller joints. Often, the maximum sized grout joint that you can use unsanded in is 1/8". The larger the joint, the more likely an...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-06-2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 138
Posted By jadnashua
Blocking between joists helps with a point load,...

Blocking between joists helps with a point load, but not a distributed load. IT also will change the resonant frequency of the floor, which can make it appear stronger. Essentially, blocking helps...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-06-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 520
Posted By jadnashua
If you read the installation instructions for ANY...

If you read the installation instructions for ANY tile underlayment material...they all call for a proper subfloor. You do not have a proper subfloor, so any testing that they may have done is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-05-2019, 10:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 520
Posted By jadnashua
The problem with D-faced stuff is the voids. ...

The problem with D-faced stuff is the voids. Tile doesn't like voids, and it is less strong. If it's sheathing grade ply, the internal plies may also have voids. Underlayment grade stuff does...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-05-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 179
Posted By jadnashua
Probably more than you want to spend, but look at...

Probably more than you want to spend, but look at this water jet https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1294137530/the-first-desktop-waterjet-cutter

You will get high precision, clean cuts, and you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-05-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 520
Posted By jadnashua
A CDX is NOT sufficient. Your underlayment must...

A CDX is NOT sufficient. Your underlayment must not contain a D-face, and MUST be T&G, or you have blocking installed across all joints (much easier to deal with a T&G panel designed for...
Forum: The Mud Box 08-05-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 638
Posted By jadnashua
This is the company that I've used in the past ...

This is the company that I've used in the past https://www.oaitesting.com/

Amsoil sells a collection kit, but you can also buy them direct...might end up cheaper...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-05-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 520
Posted By jadnashua
First a couple of questions: - are you certain...

First a couple of questions:
- are you certain that the structure and subfloor are properly prepared for tile?
- most tile are thicker than 1/4", are you sure of that?

HD has access to all of...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-05-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,517
Posted By jadnashua
The reduced outlet for a shower is sufficient for...

The reduced outlet for a shower is sufficient for one typical (legal) showerhead, but it would be useful to rotate the valve and use the larger tub spout outlet if using multiple heads. But, note...
Forum: The Mud Box 08-04-2019, 09:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 638
Posted By jadnashua
Next time you change your oil, have an oil sample...

Next time you change your oil, have an oil sample kit available and send it off for testing. My guess is that it will say, if you do it at 5K miles, there's LOTS of life left in the oil. You can't...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-30-2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 259
Posted By jadnashua
Often, slabs are not always finished on both...

Often, slabs are not always finished on both sides, so there are some variations in thickness. You'd have to look at yours. If just dry laying them on cbu (also note, not all of them are rated for...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-29-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 259
Posted By jadnashua
I'd probably set them in a sand bed installed...

I'd probably set them in a sand bed installed over some gravel that was well compacted. As for the joints, you can buy some sand that is modified with stuff that hardens somewhat once it gets wet. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-29-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 227
Posted By jadnashua
There are two approved methods with a liner and...

There are two approved methods with a liner and cbu boards because there are two classes of cement boards:
- 'real' cement boards
- fiber-cement boards (HardieBacker is one of these)

With real...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-28-2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 401
Posted By jadnashua
Are the tile actually natural stone? The reason...

Are the tile actually natural stone? The reason I ask is that there is at least one company that will create cover plates from your stone material (they also have many of them in stock, but yours...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-28-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 268
Posted By jadnashua
WHen I did my last one, I had to put a block...

WHen I did my last one, I had to put a block underneath the p-trap so that when I pushed down on the drain assembly, it didn't flex, allowing me to seat the drain onto the riser. The trap arm was...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-28-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 227
Posted By jadnashua
IF you put the silicon on top of the liner, you...

IF you put the silicon on top of the liner, you almost certainly clogged up the weep holes. It needs to go between the lower part of the drain and the liner.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-24-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,437
Posted By jadnashua
Profiles can be used instead of caulk at changes...

Profiles can be used instead of caulk at changes of plane if they meet your design perspective.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-24-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 746
Posted By jadnashua
Kerdiboard has, I think a 180-degree max rating. ...

Kerdiboard has, I think a 180-degree max rating. So, if the steam outlet were to be in contact with the board, it could damage it since steam at sea level would be at least 212-degrees F. I don't...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-24-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 695
Posted By jadnashua
One thing that can zing you is if the drain pipe...

One thing that can zing you is if the drain pipe is not fully supported. THen, when you try to push the drain onto it, the pipe flexes and you can't seat the drain properly. IN a worst case...
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