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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 07:21 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By jadnashua
Pavers or bricks work well. Had you...

Pavers or bricks work well.

Had you considered making both your curb and kneewall out of Kerdiboard? Build the wall and waterproof it in the same step. Use either thinset or Kerdifix to attach...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-13-2019, 11:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 190
Posted By jadnashua
You might be able to get the drywall off of the...

You might be able to get the drywall off of the tile, but expect to break a couple in the process.

Cut the grout out between the tile. cut through the drywall to pull them out piece by piece. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-12-2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 532
Posted By jadnashua
When you play with embedding the fabric in a...

When you play with embedding the fabric in a couple of layers of the waterproofing (one below to help bond things, and at least one on top), the time and money spent, it sure starts to make a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-11-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 550
Posted By jadnashua
Just to be clear, by design, the flange should be...

Just to be clear, by design, the flange should be sitting on top of the finished floor and anchored tight to it with no gaps.

This ideal doesn't happen too often. The key, though, is that the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-11-2019, 12:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 532
Posted By jadnashua
The reason for thinset underneath cbu is not to...

The reason for thinset underneath cbu is not to bond it to the surface, it's to ensure you have 100% support underneath since movement, any movement can be problematic for tile, and especially deck...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-10-2019, 10:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 532
Posted By jadnashua
If you read the industry standards and the...

If you read the industry standards and the manufacturer's instructions, deck mud over a wooden subfloor (versus a cement slab) is 1.5". Yes, some people get by with it thinner around a drain, but...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-10-2019, 10:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By jadnashua
The plastic towers do not provide much of any...

The plastic towers do not provide much of any vertical strength, so in order to keep a tile from tipping from a point load if it's corner is over a plastic tower, the spacing and size of the towers...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-09-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,097
Posted By jadnashua
Plumbing code REQUIRES a slope to the...

Plumbing code REQUIRES a slope to the waterproofing layer. Neither tile nor grout is waterproofing. The waterproofing is the liner in a traditionally built shower. It also calls for NO...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-07-2019, 10:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 550
Posted By jadnashua
The least expensive drain cover is the one...

The least expensive drain cover is the one designed to be tiled. Once installed in the base, there's a small slot all around the tiled section.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-07-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 825
Posted By jadnashua
IF the pipes are dry, you could clean it up well,...

IF the pipes are dry, you could clean it up well, apply some flux, and put a bead of solder on it to reinforce the nicks. Silver solder (the lead-free stuff) is pretty robust. You need to clean it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-07-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 550
Posted By jadnashua
The diagram isn't detailed enough to tell if...

The diagram isn't detailed enough to tell if there are actually any weep holes or not. IF there are, they'd need to be even with the seal they show in the diagram.

What does the installation...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-06-2019, 11:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 316
Posted By jadnashua
Any square notched trowel means you have to...

Any square notched trowel means you have to spread the towers of mortar to fill in the voids. On a large format tile, it's tough to get the required 80% coverage minimum and 100% of the edges. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-05-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 402
Posted By jadnashua
Materials can become a significant portion of the...

Materials can become a significant portion of the overall cost, but labor, especially quality labor, doesn't come cheap. There are lots of things that can add more time needed to achieve a proper...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-05-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 316
Posted By jadnashua
Running the math, if you spread the thinset out...

Running the math, if you spread the thinset out into an even layer when held at a 50-degree angle, it should be about 0.19".

I would highly recommend you consider using a slant-notch trowel when...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-05-2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 285
Posted By jadnashua
There are granites, too, that are nearly white,...

There are granites, too, that are nearly white, but tend to be more on the grey side.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-05-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 285
Posted By jadnashua
FWIW, the manufactured materials tend to be more...

FWIW, the manufactured materials tend to be more consistent. Some consider that boring, even though there are some natural stone portion of the mix.

Granite contains some quartz. The definition...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-05-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 402
Posted By jadnashua
Neither tile nor grout is waterproof. So, while...

Neither tile nor grout is waterproof. So, while not much gets below the tile, when doing a conventional shower, some moisture can also wick into the substrates. This is the main reason that the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-04-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,097
Posted By jadnashua
FOr chance, did they use a white thinset or grey?...

FOr chance, did they use a white thinset or grey? A light stone requires a white thinset.

While there is a method to use RedGard as a pan liner, I've not tried it, nor would I. It's a good...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-31-2018, 01:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 731
Posted By jadnashua
The TCNA guidelines are the result of literally...

The TCNA guidelines are the result of literally thousands of test cases, a huge amount of manhours, and decades of in fielded shower systems...it describes known configurations that work. Those...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-30-2018, 07:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 731
Posted By jadnashua
The chemical nature of deck mud means that it can...

The chemical nature of deck mud means that it can take awhile before it readily supports mold growth. Mold takes three things, only a couple are semi-controllable. Mold growth takes the spores,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-30-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 119
Posted By jadnashua
You'll get lots of opinions on this. If the...

You'll get lots of opinions on this. If the Kerdi is installed properly, there's no danger to leaks, though.

A gap there invites a buildup of crud and that crud (soap scum, various chemicals,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-30-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 864
Posted By jadnashua
So, you won't know until you're done if you got...

So, you won't know until you're done if you got proper coverage! Absolutely dumb. But, I have seen supposed pros use a wet film thickness gauge incorrectly (at one of our training sessions!), so...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-30-2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 278
Posted By jadnashua
For deck mud to hold together, it needs...

For deck mud to hold together, it needs thickness...as was stated, the industry guidelines call for a minimum of 1.5". Now, some people get away with it being somewhat thinner, but not by much less....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-30-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 864
Posted By jadnashua
ALl of the liquid applied membranes call for a...

ALl of the liquid applied membranes call for a range of WET FILM thicknesses specifically since each person and method could result in a wide range of applied thicknesses. Too thick is as bad as too...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-29-2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 442
Posted By jadnashua
Thinset is a method, the material could be a...

Thinset is a method, the material could be a mastic or a cement based material, or even an epoxy based material. What you want is a cement based mortar. Technically, they're all adhesives, so...
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