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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 148
Posted By jadnashua
You could ask him which TCNA industry shower...

You could ask him which TCNA industry shower build method he's using. He probably won't know what you're talking about, but he should. There's more than one way to build a reliable, long-lasting...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 03:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 148
Posted By jadnashua
The moral to this story is that way too many...

The moral to this story is that way too many people do things wrong for way too long! To their defense, what they do wrong may take a number of years before it exhibits problems, and most only...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 12:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,139
Posted By jadnashua
If you tear it out, you'll almost certainly ruin...

If you tear it out, you'll almost certainly ruin the Kerdi by pulling off the fleece. Then, it's really hard to try to get a proper seal with the walls once you replace it.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-23-2022, 05:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 207
Posted By jadnashua
Keep in mind that cement board isn't considered...

Keep in mind that cement board isn't considered structural...it flexes which is why there's a maximum span listed for it.

On a wall, you might get by with less than they require, but slip and fall...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-23-2022, 02:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 153
Posted By jadnashua
I know it happens a lot, but plumbing code...

I know it happens a lot, but plumbing code requires the waterproofing to be sloped to the drain, and tile is not the waterproofing.

Total thickness around the drain with a conventional shower...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-21-2022, 04:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,270
Posted By jadnashua
The deflection requirement has two components,...

The deflection requirement has two components, along the joist and in between them. The 2" planks are likely strong enough between them, but it is not certain along them is. Plus, as has been...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-21-2022, 04:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 257
Posted By jadnashua
You might want to buy or rent some suction cup...

You might want to buy or rent some suction cup devices to carry the tiles. Carrying them by their edges and then trying to set them down without jamming your fingers can be tough, or letting it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-20-2022, 08:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 463
Posted By jadnashua
You didn't indicate why you can't move the drain....

You didn't indicate why you can't move the drain. THat might be cheaper and faster than ordering a custom foam pan, but making a dry pack pan is still the better option if you can't move the drain. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-20-2022, 10:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 150
Posted By jadnashua
If the surface isn't flat to start with, it's...

If the surface isn't flat to start with, it's really difficult to get the tile on top of it to be flat. It's also much more difficult to ensure you get full coverage of the thinset underneath the...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 06-20-2022, 10:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 101
Posted By jadnashua
The outer section appears to me to be whiter...

The outer section appears to me to be whiter because it is dry...the darker color is because, as you said, tends to hold water, and is saturated.

If you took a towel, soaked it, the laid it along...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-19-2022, 08:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 257
Posted By jadnashua
If the saw has an adjustable water jet, make sure...

If the saw has an adjustable water jet, make sure it is at maximum volume and pointed properly at the blade to flush away the debris and make sure to watch the water level and flush it out and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-18-2022, 10:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 545
Posted By jadnashua
In a class at Schluter, they recommended not...

In a class at Schluter, they recommended not pressing the profile into thinset unless it was used on a floor where you might be walking...spread thinset over the flange and press the tile down until...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-16-2022, 04:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 190
Posted By jadnashua
I think that I'd treat the towel bar ends as if...

I think that I'd treat the towel bar ends as if they were a tile. The overlay on the toilet paper holder isn't very large, and I think that I'd use some color matched or clear silicone caulk/sealant...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-16-2022, 03:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 200
Posted By jadnashua
An epoxy-based grout or a one-part acrylic one is...

An epoxy-based grout or a one-part acrylic one is the least likely to stain, but none are 100%.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-16-2022, 03:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 213
Posted By jadnashua
Take something like a facecloth, soak it in...

Take something like a facecloth, soak it in water, let it set on the floor for a few hours. If that area got soft, you have a mastic, and it should be removed. If it stays hard, it's likely cement...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-15-2022, 02:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 213
Posted By jadnashua
It sounds like you have a dry pack mortar bed,...

It sounds like you have a dry pack mortar bed, and 1.5" is the industry standard, minimum thickness over a wooden subfloor. It's a good way to make the floor flat prior to installing your tile.
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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-12-2022, 04:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 356
Posted By jadnashua
Did you tape the seams of the cbu?

Did you tape the seams of the cbu?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-10-2022, 06:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 246
Posted By jadnashua
FWIW, it's easy to end up with a liquid...

FWIW, it's easy to end up with a liquid waterproofing to end up thinner than it should be or have a pinhole...and connecting to the drain requires things to be done very carefully.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-10-2022, 06:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 633
Posted By jadnashua
Vertical displacement is not good! On the niche,...

Vertical displacement is not good! On the niche, it sort of sounds like it was framed with wood, and is leaking, and the wood is swelling. Another thing that can cause that is not following...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-10-2022, 02:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 246
Posted By jadnashua
Removing tile from Hydroban (is it the sheet or...

Removing tile from Hydroban (is it the sheet or liquid?) still means you're likely to tear the membrane up and making a waterproof junction of where the new stuff is applied much tougher. If it's...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-10-2022, 02:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 194
Posted By jadnashua
Guidelines for minimum grout line width is 3x the...

Guidelines for minimum grout line width is 3x the min/max of the tile involved. Stand a bunch of them up on edge, find the tallest, and the shortest at any point along that edge, calculated the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-09-2022, 02:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 207
Posted By jadnashua
In searching through the HardieBacker FACTS, they...

In searching through the HardieBacker FACTS, they say the maximum stud spacing is 16" OC, so you'd need to install some additional studs, which may be the best thing rather than cladding it with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-08-2022, 08:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 304
Posted By jadnashua
A Kerdi foam tray can work just fine, but there...

A Kerdi foam tray can work just fine, but there are a few 'buts' involved. First, the hole in the floor should be about 5" in diameter. The floor should be level AND flat. The thinset under the...
Forum: The Mud Box 06-06-2022, 11:46 PM
Replies: 605
Views: 50,269
Posted By jadnashua
Diesel tends to go up in the winter when it...

Diesel tends to go up in the winter when it competes with heating oil, which is very similar, especially if it is a cold winter.

I bought a PHEV in Sep 2020. Until August 2021 when I went on a...
Forum: The Mud Box 06-04-2022, 07:48 PM
Replies: 605
Views: 50,269
Posted By jadnashua
Some places in LA are now over $8/gallon. Around...

Some places in LA are now over $8/gallon. Around here, it's like $4.80 or so. I filled up recently, but the last time I did was August 2021...local trips with my PHEV are mostly done electrically....
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