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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:35 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,672
Posted By jadnashua
Is this a tub/shower? If so, you CANNOT run pex...

Is this a tub/shower? If so, you CANNOT run pex to the tub spout...the ID is too small, and it will put back pressure on the supply, and push water out of the shower heads unless you have a quality...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 06:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 83
Posted By jadnashua
FWIW, especially on larger fittings, it's nearly...

FWIW, especially on larger fittings, it's nearly impossible to push the fittings hub down onto the pipe prior to adding the cement. It's intended to be an interference fit, and it needs the cement...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 06:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 576
Posted By jadnashua
A mud bed SHOULD become saturated if you flood...

A mud bed SHOULD become saturated if you flood it. It should also drain the surface water off when you open up the drain, but there will be water weeping down the drain for maybe hours afterwards.
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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 06:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,283
Posted By jadnashua
It's hard to tell from your picture, but it looks...

It's hard to tell from your picture, but it looks like they didn't make any provisions to keep the weep holes clear. That can allow moisture to end up pooling inside of the mud bed. As was...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-06-2019, 10:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 119
Posted By jadnashua
There's a lot of 'slate' that's not really slate!...

There's a lot of 'slate' that's not really slate! A real, hard slate could be ground down, and is quite stable stuff. Some of the stuff sold as slate isn't much more that hard mud. If you wet mop...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-06-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 837
Posted By jadnashua
I've heard the number an extra 10%. That can be...

I've heard the number an extra 10%. That can be affected by the size, with larger tile, if one gets broken, it's a much bigger area, but I wouldn't be too worried about the extra you have. But,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-06-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 349
Posted By jadnashua
FWIW, where I live, that would be problematic as...

FWIW, where I live, that would be problematic as it could end up freezing on occasion, creating a safety hazard. That might not be an issue where you live, but you might want to check. We would...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-05-2019, 11:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 349
Posted By jadnashua
FWIW, any home should have the abutting land...

FWIW, any home should have the abutting land sloped away from the foundation for at least 6' or so (more is better), so that you don't get it pooling because of a depression. Gutters will help IF...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-04-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 158
Posted By jadnashua
I've had porcelain tile literally break apart as...

I've had porcelain tile literally break apart as I cut them on the wetsaw outside when the tile and the cooling water were not close to the same temperature.

It's better if you can setup a wet...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-04-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 576
Posted By jadnashua
Assuming the grout is hard (indicating it cured...

Assuming the grout is hard (indicating it cured and was not too old and already fired off), as said, it's not the grout that is the problem.

Natural stone varies, even across the same quarry, and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-04-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 99
Posted By jadnashua
It might work out, but you'd need at least an...

It might work out, but you'd need at least an A118.11 thinset. There is an approved method to install tile over TWO layers of ply on a floor, but I don't remember them discussing it on a wall, or...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-03-2019, 11:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 576
Posted By jadnashua
First off, your slope does not meet the...

First off, your slope does not meet the standards...it's a minimum of 1/4"/foot. The first one was almost 2.5', so 5/8" drop or so, to what you stated as 3/8" assuming I read it right.

THen,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-03-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 576
Posted By jadnashua
Thinset, tile, and grout are all less than...

Thinset, tile, and grout are all less than waterproof. Deck mud, OTOH, is pretty porous, so moisture SHOULD pass through it fairly quickly, the others, less so, but still potentially noticeable. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-02-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 538
Posted By jadnashua
Installing short sections underneath the floor...

Installing short sections underneath the floor over the beam won't help all that much. The real solution was mentioned earlier...sistering the middle 2/3rds of the joist runs. Think of those joist...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-02-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 349
Posted By jadnashua
What rooms are closest to that area that had...

What rooms are closest to that area that had problems? A bathroom? Does it have a shower? Have you looked in there for issues? If the moisture is not coming up from the slab, it's from some other...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-01-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,205
Posted By jadnashua
How common are post-tensioned slabs in that area?...

How common are post-tensioned slabs in that area? Seems that might help some, but not an after the fact add-on.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-01-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 209
Posted By jadnashua
Roofing nails can be used with some CBUs on the...

Roofing nails can be used with some CBUs on the flooring, but the qualification about hot dipped versus electroplated still applies...never said you could use them for plywood...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-01-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 538
Posted By jadnashua
A joist acts sort of like an I-beam...the top and...

A joist acts sort of like an I-beam...the top and bottom are the biggest components of the strength for stretching and compression...the middle holds them in place. Yes the more in the middle, the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-30-2019, 06:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 771
Posted By jadnashua
The head is the primary clamping device when...

The head is the primary clamping device when bonding two sheets of ply together. Having that area smooth of threads helps ensure you actually get the two panels tight together. WHen working with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-30-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 209
Posted By jadnashua
Also, when installing the cbu, make sure to read...

Also, when installing the cbu, make sure to read and follow the installation instructions. ALL of them require thinset underneath the cbu, then, you can either use hot dipped (not electroplated)...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-30-2019, 06:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,205
Posted By jadnashua
FWIW, while disregarding the cracks, your tile...

FWIW, while disregarding the cracks, your tile was not installed per industry standards. The first pictures you posted show that there was maybe 60% coverage of the tile. Industry standards call...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-29-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 771
Posted By jadnashua
Having threads (nearly) the whole length of the...

Having threads (nearly) the whole length of the screw make panel jacking more likely. There isn't any advantage of having threads in the top layer.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-28-2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 599
Posted By jadnashua
It appears that your tile has a honed finish. If...

It appears that your tile has a honed finish. If it were a high polish, it would be harder to try to match. But, while marble in the scheme of things isn't all that hard, it is harder than wood. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-28-2019, 12:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 538
Posted By jadnashua
While not an official method, some people have...

While not an official method, some people have installed cleats on the sides of the joists, then installed ply between the joists on the cleats such that the top of it is aligned with the tops of the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-27-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 374
Posted By jadnashua
Is there waterproofing on the inside of the...

Is there waterproofing on the inside of the shower walls? If not, they didn't follow industry guidelines about using a vapor barrier behind the walls against the studs, either. The industry...
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