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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 595
Posted By jadnashua
In the industry, all cement products are rated...

In the industry, all cement products are rated for strength after 28-days...they had to pick a time. In reality, cement can continue to cure for many years. Functionally, it will achieve a fair...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 06:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,332
Posted By jadnashua
To ensure a good bond, if there's crud on it (say...

To ensure a good bond, if there's crud on it (say paint, drywall mud, adhesives, etc.), they want it clean of those contaminants. Otherwise, on new material, you should be okay, but I'd still call...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 04:27 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,642
Posted By jadnashua
Now you have the fun of either playing jigsaw...

Now you have the fun of either playing jigsaw puzzle, or trashing those, and buying new...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 01:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,741
Posted By jadnashua
Is this a sliding table saw? If so, do the tracks...

Is this a sliding table saw? If so, do the tracks run parallel with the blade and does it wobble? Is the table flat?

DOes it use a water pump to spray the blade, or is it dipping into a tank to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 01:50 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,642
Posted By jadnashua
That would seem to be a prime candidate for a...

That would seem to be a prime candidate for a slant-notched trowel...instead of V's or square or round notches that you must then smush flat when setting the tile, a slant-notched trowel makes the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 01:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 325
Posted By jadnashua
It's my understanding the Schluter did some tests...

It's my understanding the Schluter did some tests at less than industry standards deflection with their Ditra product, but found that while it worked, everything had to be perfect with no margin for...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-24-2020, 03:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 460
Posted By jadnashua
Plumbing code almost universally everywhere...

Plumbing code almost universally everywhere requires the shower waterproofing to be sloped to the drain. That's why they usually require flood testing the LINER, as it is the waterproofing, not...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-24-2020, 03:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 325
Posted By jadnashua
It is VERY rare in a residential building to have...

It is VERY rare in a residential building to have L/720 unless the original design planned for natural stone as it adds potentially, significant costs for no benefit. Now, how easy it is to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-23-2020, 10:45 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,642
Posted By jadnashua
A 50% overlap on larger tile often doesn't work...

A 50% overlap on larger tile often doesn't work well. General industry guidelines call for a max of 30%. But, if your tile are VERY flat, any offset can work. Have you taken a sampling group of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-23-2020, 10:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 325
Posted By jadnashua
Ardex's liquid backerboard is one of few that can...

Ardex's liquid backerboard is one of few that can be feather edged over a wooden subfloor...most require some minimum thickness, often 1/2" above the highest point and metal lath over their...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-23-2020, 08:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 348
Posted By jadnashua
These are good for 300# ...

These are good for 300# https://www.wingits.com/products/wingits_fasteners/master_anchor_fasteners/wingits_master_anchor_fastener_48
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-23-2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 460
Posted By jadnashua
Rapid set mortars tend to be expensive and more...

Rapid set mortars tend to be expensive and more of a pain to use, but they do allow rapid completion of the job. WIthout knowing what was used, can't say whether his timeline is rational or not.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-23-2020, 08:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 325
Posted By jadnashua
SOme people are adamant that that is a...

SOme people are adamant that that is a requirement, the thinset manufacturers seem to realize that any thinset that gets in there will pulverize if the sheets move. Gaps on the subflooring are...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-23-2020, 05:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 348
Posted By jadnashua
The tray is sloped, the bottom of the bench is...

The tray is sloped, the bottom of the bench is not, so getting the slopes and fit right is harder. It's not an insurmountable problem IMHO, though.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-23-2020, 05:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 460
Posted By jadnashua
There are some thinsets that can be grouted hours...

There are some thinsets that can be grouted hours after the tile are set, but normally, you do need to wait a bit prior to grouting. As to the paint on waterproofing, once it has dried, you can tile...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-23-2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 280
Posted By jadnashua
First thing to understand is that 'sealer' is...

First thing to understand is that 'sealer' is somewhat of a misnomer...it will not prevent a stain on a tile or stop it from absorbing things...it will slow it down, giving you time to clean up a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-23-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 126
Posted By jadnashua
You need at least 1/2" of ply. TO keep the...

You need at least 1/2" of ply. TO keep the buildup lower, you could go with a membrane versus a cbu product. FWIW, planks just move too much, and you need something more substantial than cbu on top...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-23-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 66
Posted By jadnashua
I don't see keeping it warm unless you wanted to...

I don't see keeping it warm unless you wanted to go to the expense of a big tent and a heater. Curing cement is a chemical reaction that doesn't do well when it's cold. It's what is referred to as...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-23-2020, 02:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 242
Posted By jadnashua
Unless you want to match heights, nobody...

Unless you want to match heights, nobody recommends 1/2" cbu on a floor, so 1/4" is fine, and if you are tight on height, there are membranes that can be used that are thinner, eg., Ditra is about...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-22-2020, 11:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 321
Posted By jadnashua
On a wall, Schluter shows placing the profile on...

On a wall, Schluter shows placing the profile on the wall, then combing thinset over the anchoring leg. If you wanted to, you could burn in a little then place it on the wall, then comb the setting...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-22-2020, 11:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 487
Posted By jadnashua
You might find a broken sheet of cbu at the store...

You might find a broken sheet of cbu at the store that they'll discount or if it's really bad, give you. What may cost more is to buy a box of the screws to attach it that would need to go into the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-22-2020, 01:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 183
Posted By jadnashua
You will want some Kerdiband and probably some...

You will want some Kerdiband and probably some KerdiFix to seal the joints and screwholes. The KerdiFix is good to bond the bottom of the board and band to the top of your receiver and maybe around...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-22-2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 301
Posted By jadnashua
A cement-based, white grout will not be as white...

A cement-based, white grout will not be as white when it starts, nor stay that way. Between an epoxy and an acrylic, I think (do not know) that the acrylic should stay white with the possible...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-21-2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 301
Posted By jadnashua
The sand in the matrix of a sanded grout is...

The sand in the matrix of a sanded grout is typically harder than cement by itself depending, of course, on the proportions. For example, deck mud is not stronger than a much leaner, concrete mix...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-21-2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 325
Posted By jadnashua
Two things (other than the possible joist and...

Two things (other than the possible joist and spacing, which could also be big):
- while that construction adhesive works fine on the top of a joist where you can nail/screw it down and expect it to...
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