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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 01:10 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By jadnashua
IF the tile are glazed, to get a better bond if...

IF the tile are glazed, to get a better bond if you can't find a suitable primer, a diamond cup wheel to scruff up the surface should give it something to bond to.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 06:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 116
Posted By jadnashua
Mapei makes some paint on primers for cement...

Mapei makes some paint on primers for cement based thinsets that, when you follow the instructions, would likely suffice to bond new tile. The surface needs to be solid and cleaned properly so...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 05:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 60
Posted By jadnashua
Over ten years ago now, I wanted a level floor on...

Over ten years ago now, I wanted a level floor on the first floor of my townhouse. I ended up removing all of the subflooring then plaining and shimming the joists so they were all in plane, then...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-24-2021, 05:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 178
Posted By jadnashua
You could just put in a second shower drain with...

You could just put in a second shower drain with grate and dump the tub into it via an air gap, or, if the floor is sloped to a linear drain, just dump it on the floor.

The best adhesive to bond...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-24-2021, 02:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 563
Posted By jadnashua
Without washers, it's fairly easy to have the...

Without washers, it's fairly easy to have the head go through the outer layer of the foam board. The concave washer also makes it easier to recess the head so you can have a flat surface once you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-23-2021, 06:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 563
Posted By jadnashua
The tar paper is there to prevent the wooden...

The tar paper is there to prevent the wooden flooring from sucking moisture out of the deck mud before it gets a chance to chemically cure. You will have poked a bunch of holes in it when tacking...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-21-2021, 10:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,564
Posted By jadnashua
You do want a gap between the tile and the...

You do want a gap between the tile and the hardwood, but what you cover it with is up to you.

Is there a height difference between the tile and the hardwood? That will make a difference in the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-21-2021, 06:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 542
Posted By jadnashua
I was thinking a wall...but as to cost, if you...

I was thinking a wall...but as to cost, if you don't have the tools, it still may save to tear it out. Be careful when grinding to not make divots or depressions, or setting your tile becomes harder...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-19-2021, 06:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 542
Posted By jadnashua
If you have to buy the tool, it may just be...

If you have to buy the tool, it may just be cheaper, cleaner, and faster to just replace the panels...the thinset dust is also carcinogenic, so you really do want to use dust collection and protect...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-18-2021, 01:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,627
Posted By jadnashua
Depending on the shape of the notches, let's say...

Depending on the shape of the notches, let's say you're using a square notched trowel, IF you get the desired 100% coverage when setting the tile, a 3/16" notch should end up half of that, or 3/32"...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-17-2021, 06:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 563
Posted By jadnashua
If you were paranoid, you could also seal the...

If you were paranoid, you could also seal the Kerdiboard seams with KerdiFix, it just costs more! You don't have a choice if you use WediBoard. Schluter did the research and testing to validate...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-17-2021, 06:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 247
Posted By jadnashua
As long as the mudbed is stable, you'll actually...

As long as the mudbed is stable, you'll actually get a stronger bond and often an easier install if it's still damp as it won't suck moisture out of your thinset when you spread it...keeping it the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-16-2021, 06:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 247
Posted By jadnashua
I've read some stuff from one (ancient, still...

I've read some stuff from one (ancient, still plumbing in his 80's) plumber that actually does put his copper pans in on a slope...takes more skill and time, but then, it works.

I agree, though,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-16-2021, 11:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 563
Posted By jadnashua
The three biggest shower waterproofing foam...

The three biggest shower waterproofing foam panels that I'm aware of are:
- KerdiBoard
- WediBoard
- Hydroban board

There are some other, lesser known copy cats. KerdiBoard is the oldest, and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-15-2021, 01:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 177
Posted By jadnashua
Some tile are quite flat, some are not...that is...

Some tile are quite flat, some are not...that is what often determines the minimum required thinset layer. You don't need much thickness if everything is very smooth and flat.

WediBoard is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-15-2021, 12:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 423
Posted By jadnashua
You want to wait at least a good, full 24-hours...

You want to wait at least a good, full 24-hours after the last bit was installed before you consider flood testing a Kerdi shower. Wedi panels and some of the Noble membranes, when you use their...
Forum: The Mud Box 11-14-2021, 10:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By jadnashua
Most suppliers of metal roofs will have...

Most suppliers of metal roofs will have engineered snow guards that get installed on the roof to help prevent the whole thing sliding off at once like that. I've not tried to install any, so don't...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-14-2021, 06:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 423
Posted By jadnashua
Thinset by itself is not waterproof, and will...

Thinset by itself is not waterproof, and will wick moisture. When it's between the two hydrophobic Kerdi sheets, and the thinset isn't too thick, moisture doesn't get very far into the joint. But,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-14-2021, 12:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 423
Posted By jadnashua
The cement continues to crystallize for at least...

The cement continues to crystallize for at least 28-days, and in reality, almost forever...IOW, if the joint had the fleece properly embedded, it will only get more solid over time. A flood test...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-13-2021, 10:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 211
Posted By jadnashua
On your corner seams, put the normal alkali...

On your corner seams, put the normal alkali resistant mesh tape on them, and then the thinset...wait for things to cure, then do your RedGard. Depending on the type of cbu you use, HardieBacker...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 11-12-2021, 06:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 875
Posted By jadnashua
A couple of things you might try...no guarantees!...

A couple of things you might try...no guarantees!

IN addition to what's already been suggested, you might try Moldex solution. I tend to order it from Home Depot, as they seem to have the best...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-12-2021, 05:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 290
Posted By jadnashua
Industry standards call for the minimum grout...

Industry standards call for the minimum grout joint to be no less than 3x the min/max differences of the tile involved in sizes. But, there's nothing that says you can't go larger if you want. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-12-2021, 04:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 194
Posted By jadnashua
FWIW, it's actually a tricky procedure to make...

FWIW, it's actually a tricky procedure to make something long, thin, yet solid enough to actually lay flat precisely, which is, I think one reason why they are expensive.

Their least expensive...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-11-2021, 02:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 173
Posted By jadnashua
I'd want to put something on the painted wall...

I'd want to put something on the painted wall prior to trying to mount them...something like Mapei's EcoPrimGrip primer would seem to work.

As to sealers...carefully read the instructions...most...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-10-2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 566
Posted By jadnashua
Every reliable company that makes waterproofing...

Every reliable company that makes waterproofing for showers also has some VERY specific installation instructions that must be followed for it to work, and technically, for it to pass a...
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