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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 03:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 128
Posted By jadnashua
Out of curiosity, what does the back of the rocks...

Out of curiosity, what does the back of the rocks look like in thinset coverage and what does the backs of the stones look like? On some, they slice the stone so it has a flat back surface, which...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-01-2022, 09:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 104
Posted By jadnashua
Schluter is a very conservative company...depends...

Schluter is a very conservative company...depends on how risk tolerant you are...they're not very much at all. IOW, they want it to work right for you every time with minimal risks.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-01-2022, 05:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 155
Posted By jadnashua
What I do with HB is once I notice it jacking the...

What I do with HB is once I notice it jacking the sheet (i.e., before it starts into the substrate), I'll switch the drill motor to reverse while holding the screw down so it grinds out the hole in...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-01-2022, 02:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 155
Posted By jadnashua
Depending on the type of cbu you use, having the...

Depending on the type of cbu you use, having the screw wallow out the cbu hole can be a good thing, otherwise, sometimes, you get screw-jacking...the head holds it in place if you don't over drive...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-01-2022, 02:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 423
Posted By jadnashua
As long as there's no standing water on the HB,...

As long as there's no standing water on the HB, it's not too wet. Some people use a garden sprayer, but first, a sponge is good to pick up any dust.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-30-2022, 06:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 123
Posted By jadnashua
It's fairly new, so you won't get any long-term...

It's fairly new, so you won't get any long-term reliability reports. But, my experience with Schluter is that they are very conservative, and don't release a product until they're confident it will...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-30-2022, 12:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 435
Posted By jadnashua
Yeah, I missed the four corners thing, but it's...

Yeah, I missed the four corners thing, but it's true for subflooring and especially tile underlayment, too.

Things weren't done to industry standards. That doesn't mean it WILL fail, but the odds...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-29-2022, 07:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 125
Posted By jadnashua
It depends...you never know what's underneath...

It depends...you never know what's underneath until you tear things apart, and then, it's too late to go back!

Industry standards evolve as knowledge and materials science changes. The industry...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-29-2022, 02:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 375
Posted By jadnashua
One thing to be aware of with sealers...if you...

One thing to be aware of with sealers...if you don't buff off any excess before it dries or gets absorbed after sitting the specified time, it can leave spots on the tile that are a pain to get off...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-28-2022, 10:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 220
Posted By jadnashua
When I took a class, after the spiked roller,...

When I took a class, after the spiked roller, they used a smoother (sort of like a huge float on a pole) to further smooth and flatten the surface. When I used some SLC, I used a snow rake because...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-28-2022, 09:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 220
Posted By jadnashua
As you've found, SLC doesn't often completely...

As you've found, SLC doesn't often completely self-level without some help along the way. It's worse when the depth is minimal because of surface tension (think of pouring pancake batter in a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-28-2022, 05:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 483
Posted By jadnashua
Verification that the wire is undamaged is the...

Verification that the wire is undamaged is the reason they recommend the use of a megohmmeter...its sole purpose is to verify the wire and its insulation is intact. Checking it along the way can...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-28-2022, 03:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 435
Posted By jadnashua
http://www.cusatraining.com/sitebuildercontent/sit...

http://www.cusatraining.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderfiles/durock.pdf#:~:text=Install%20minimum%203%2F4%20exterior-grade%20plywood%20or%20OSB%20base,Wood%20Screws%20or%201-1%2F2%20hot-dipped%20ga...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-28-2022, 03:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 450
Posted By jadnashua
Because you've sistered all of your joists, the...

Because you've sistered all of your joists, the bearing surface of the subflooring ends has a wider surface to bear on so less deflection will be occuring. Especially if you used construction...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-28-2022, 12:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 450
Posted By jadnashua
The tile size doesn't matter. THe hassle with...

The tile size doesn't matter. THe hassle with natural stone is that being natural, often has imperfections in it. IF the tile doesn't crack, the grout will.

The hassle with a single layer of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-27-2022, 06:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 435
Posted By jadnashua
Probably...I'd put a fan in there, or maybe a...

Probably...I'd put a fan in there, or maybe a dehumidifier, but being heating season, it may be dry enough, and just a fan may provide an advantage.

I'd be more worried about the lack of tape on...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-27-2022, 05:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 435
Posted By jadnashua
Well, it appears that they did not read the...

Well, it appears that they did not read the installation instructions...they call for alkali resistant mesh tape along each seam, and it doesn't appear they put the required number of fasteners down,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-26-2022, 10:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 423
Posted By jadnashua
Where you can see the trowel notches, that means...

Where you can see the trowel notches, that means that the tile was not set well. It could be from several reasons:
- the thinset was too stiff to flow when you tried to set the tile
- you did not...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-26-2022, 07:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 423
Posted By jadnashua
Most thinset can handle that extra depth. Since...

Most thinset can handle that extra depth. Since that chunk came off, that seems to indicate your bond was good to the tile. HB can come apart in layers, which is usually a bit different than a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-26-2022, 04:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 423
Posted By jadnashua
FWIW, there are some modified mortars that just...

FWIW, there are some modified mortars that just do not look like they're wet enough until you've got them mixed for a while so adding water earlier than that can disrupt the mix, possibly...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-26-2022, 04:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 423
Posted By jadnashua
Generally, birch plywood may not be a great...

Generally, birch plywood may not be a great substrate for your tile. It depends on what glue was used to hold it together. Generally, a softwood plywood made with an exterior rated glue is what is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-25-2022, 11:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 360
Posted By jadnashua
I look at it this way...if moisture did penetrate...

I look at it this way...if moisture did penetrate the board above that waterproofing, it could migrate down into that pocket and accumulate inside of the waterproofing at the bottom of the board.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-25-2022, 10:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 360
Posted By jadnashua
Many inspectors do not know the fine details of...

Many inspectors do not know the fine details of individual manufacturers' installation instructions, so if during a flood test, the shower didn't leak, they'd probably not say anything.

You as the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-25-2022, 06:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 229
Posted By jadnashua
Darker colored grouts tend to use a grey cement...

Darker colored grouts tend to use a grey cement versus white. As a result of using white, to keep the desired cement concentration, it's much harder to get a dark, intense color, but more of a...
Forum: The Mud Box 11-24-2022, 09:15 PM
Replies: 5,666
Views: 652,804
Posted By jadnashua
Political players push money towards people they...

Political players push money towards people they think can help them get re-elected. Most people in Congress, if they weren't already millionaires, are when they leave office, so staying in power is...
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