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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:03 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By jadnashua
FWIW, the profiles are sold in metric lengths, so...

FWIW, the profiles are sold in metric lengths, so 2.5M, a bit over 8'.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 07:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,599
Posted By jadnashua
Technically, the only part that needs to be...

Technically, the only part that needs to be waterPROOF is the pan...the rest needs to be built so moisture won't cause damage...drywall, unprotected, doesn't cut it.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 07:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 87
Posted By jadnashua
Liability and condominium bylaws can get really...

Liability and condominium bylaws can get really messy. Throw in most local regulations, and doing this sort of work without a license can get you in trouble from both the condo board and the local...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 07:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 267
Posted By jadnashua
Two 2" layers of Kerdiboard are really...

Two 2" layers of Kerdiboard are really substantial. Bond them together and both to the floor, and if you need to add the metal channel at the wall to hold it, and you'd be amazed...you won't be able...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 12:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 360
Posted By jadnashua
The installation instructions for Ditra are...

The installation instructions for Ditra are pretty specific...they did not install it properly. Luan ply has no place anywhere within a tiled floor. The industry standards are pretty clear about...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-16-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 143
Posted By jadnashua
It might be best to tear out the existing,...

It might be best to tear out the existing, possible messed up, 1/2" ply and put some new stuff down. The minimum buildup over that would be something like Ditra which is barely 1/8". You'll need to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-16-2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 346
Posted By jadnashua
A properly done mudbed over a wooden subfloor is...

A properly done mudbed over a wooden subfloor is thick enough to float as a unit, so yes, it is what kept the tile intact.

The most reliable way to add tile back would be to do another mudbed if...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-16-2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 346
Posted By jadnashua
There are two components of deflection... -...

There are two components of deflection...
- along the joists...doesn't really matter what's on top (within reason) that number is critical
- in between the joints. This is where extra plywood may...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 267
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: 18
Views: 1,599
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: 610
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: 639
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: 610
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: 610
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: 215
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: 1,194
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: 639
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: 865
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: 639
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: 333
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: 441
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: 333
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: 303
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: 303
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: 441
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...
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