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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 04:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 358
Posted By jadnashua
A few of things wrong with that: - the liner...

A few of things wrong with that:
- the liner should warp around, covering the entire top of the curb, and down the front where it can be nailed in place
- something is holding that cement board in...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 358
Posted By jadnashua
Not if you poke holes in it to anchor the cement...

Not if you poke holes in it to anchor the cement board! Plumbing code calls for NO penetrations through the liner below 2" ABOVE the top of the curb. The only place you can safely put some is on...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-01-2021, 06:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 850
Posted By jadnashua
FWIW, sealer doesn't actually seal things...it...

FWIW, sealer doesn't actually seal things...it can slow transmission of stuff that may stain it to allow you a chance to clean it up prior to it penetrating, but most will allow vapors to pass...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-01-2021, 06:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 358
Posted By jadnashua
Some installers only care about what the end...

Some installers only care about what the end result looks like...not necessarily how well it will last or perform. FWIW, a properly built shower should not leak water prior to when the tile is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-01-2021, 12:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 358
Posted By jadnashua
FWIW, cement isn't waterPROOF...it's not damaged...

FWIW, cement isn't waterPROOF...it's not damaged by being wetted. The plumbing code calls for NO fasteners through the liner below 2" ABOVE the top of the curb. As said, it's not built to industry...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-30-2021, 05:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,762
Posted By jadnashua
There's a reason why they want the surface VERY...

There's a reason why they want the surface VERY flat, the larger the tile...a very small difference in how you've spread your thinset or in the tile itself, it's really easy for it to be slightly off...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-27-2021, 02:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 460
Posted By jadnashua
There is an acceptable way to lay tile directly...

There is an acceptable way to lay tile directly over TWO layers of plywood, but that also requires a highly modified thinset material. But, the industry also calls for an expansion joint for all...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-26-2021, 03:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 460
Posted By jadnashua
Tiling requires the structure to be stiff enough,...

Tiling requires the structure to be stiff enough, and that's what the 'Deflecto' tool can help you evaluate. Then, a significant part of that is how strong the subflooring is so that the structure...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-24-2021, 11:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 143
Posted By jadnashua
Well, Kerdi is not speced for use outside, and...

Well, Kerdi is not speced for use outside, and even if it was, a couple of things would need to happen for this to work...
- the area needs to be sloped away from the house
- you need flashing at...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-24-2021, 01:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 150
Posted By jadnashua
Mixing thinset needs to do several things: -...

Mixing thinset needs to do several things:
- evenly wet all of the components
- help to break up any smaller particles so it's smoother.

SO, while evenly wetting all of the components in a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-22-2021, 07:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 294
Posted By jadnashua
Woulda, shoulda, coulda come to mind. This is...

Woulda, shoulda, coulda come to mind. This is where a story pole, or a good laser level, or even a standard one, or maybe a ledger board woulda made a big difference!

Hindsight is wonderful, and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-21-2021, 04:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 137
Posted By jadnashua
In a year or so (often less), the traps could dry...

In a year or so (often less), the traps could dry out, so I'd make it a practice to pour a cup or so of water down each trap every couple of months. In some places, the sewer gas smells can be...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-21-2021, 02:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 504
Posted By jadnashua
Should I end up contracting anything tiled, I'd...

Should I end up contracting anything tiled, I'd insist a clause something like the following was in there:'
"The xx work shall be done according to all manufacturer's products instructions and abide...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-19-2021, 02:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 231
Posted By jadnashua
Unsanded cement-based grout is still probably...

Unsanded cement-based grout is still probably your best bet for tile where you've set it with small grout joints...it is easier to get it to fill in those narrow joints than any other product from my...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-18-2021, 09:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By jadnashua
You've got three choices as I see it: 1. Live...

You've got three choices as I see it:
1. Live with the potential color change that may continue to change as the shower is used.
2. Tear it out and use a different tile that is not subject to that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-18-2021, 08:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 266
Posted By jadnashua
If it's caulked, you may need to cut the caulk...

If it's caulked, you may need to cut the caulk out, clean up the joint, and recaulk. The hole likely has some crud in it, and applying some on top may not work well.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-18-2021, 08:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By jadnashua
The moisture in the thinset can cause the tile to...

The moisture in the thinset can cause the tile to change color, and, once it dries, it might return to normal. But, if the stone is subject to changing color with moisture, once you start to use the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-18-2021, 08:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 185
Posted By jadnashua
Water and submerged tile can be an issue if...

Water and submerged tile can be an issue if you've used a mastic that can soften if it gets submerged, and some modified cement-based thinsets, but not the vast majority.

Cement isn't damaged by...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-18-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 231
Posted By jadnashua
Sealing grout doesn't make it more...

Sealing grout doesn't make it more waterproof...it is designed to help make it easier to keep clean and give you an opportunity to clean up a spill so it doesn't stain. ON a typical wall, it's not a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-18-2021, 08:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 370
Posted By jadnashua
It can be done. You need to pay very close...

It can be done. You need to pay very close attention to details, just like you do with any method.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-18-2021, 08:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 266
Posted By jadnashua
First off, industry guidelines are that any...

First off, industry guidelines are that any changes of plane or materials that are tiled should have a movement accommodation joint...IOW, that shouldn't be grouted, as grout is rigid. Now, some...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-17-2021, 05:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 488
Posted By jadnashua
If you're forming a pan, it generally ends up...

If you're forming a pan, it generally ends up more like a rounded bowl. Many (all?) of the manufactured, tileable pans are actually four flat triangular surfaces, which is why that picture earlier,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-17-2021, 02:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 370
Posted By jadnashua
Give 10-people a brush or roller, and you'll get...

Give 10-people a brush or roller, and you'll get 10 different coats of paint. With paint, if you get it thin, an extra coat isn't a big deal. The waterproofing material used in a shower that you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-16-2021, 09:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 370
Posted By jadnashua
I prefer a surface applied, sheet membrane versus...

I prefer a surface applied, sheet membrane versus a liquid one, but IF you carefully follow the instructions and have good workmanship, a liquid applied one works. The key to that is getting EACH of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-15-2021, 09:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 229
Posted By jadnashua
Does your slab have slope away from the house? ...

Does your slab have slope away from the house? That's important.

The larger the tile, the harder it is to ensure you get full coverage, which is important on floor tile, especially when they can...
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