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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 02:46 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By jadnashua
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Quikrete-60-lb-Sand-To...

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Quikrete-60-lb-Sand-Topping-Mix-110360/100318505

Quikcrete's sand topping mix can go from 1/2" to 2" thick, at at less than $7/bag, after you put up some forms, would...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-19-2020, 11:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 176
Posted By jadnashua
The least expensive option might be to use a...

The least expensive option might be to use a bonding agent after cleaning off the epoxy paint, and then just pouring some more concrete on top of the step.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-18-2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 408
Posted By jadnashua
The tub can last, but that is less likely if...

The tub can last, but that is less likely if you're not really careful. Porcelain on cast iron works because the CI is really strong and stable. But, even that can get chipped if you drop something...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-18-2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 408
Posted By jadnashua
What does the tub have on the bottom of it? When...

What does the tub have on the bottom of it? When setting the tub, you want to ensure that the rim is level all the way around AND, unless the bottom of the tub has something applied to it already,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-18-2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 921
Posted By jadnashua
If I were going to prefill, I'd start at the back...

If I were going to prefill, I'd start at the back of the room and work my way towards the doorway and do it in one fell swoop.

FWIW, cement doesn't need to 'dry'...curing is a chemical process...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-18-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 154
Posted By jadnashua
When using those preformed pans, you must ensure...

When using those preformed pans, you must ensure that your floor is perfectly level prior to installing it, or things will not drain well.

You could use half of it, but that would make a pretty...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-16-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 147
Posted By jadnashua
I think your numbers are off...unless you can...

I think your numbers are off...unless you can recess the bowl/funnel of the drain below your slab, you'll need nearly 3" underneath the rim of the drain. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-16-2020, 04:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 156
Posted By jadnashua
Info like how large of an area that is tiled,...

Info like how large of an area that is tiled, whether it is exposed to the sun through larger window area, etc. would help figure things out. Is the heat via electric cables/mats, or hydronic? If...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-15-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 275
Posted By jadnashua
Assumptions can be dangerous. It might work, but...

Assumptions can be dangerous. It might work, but it might not. As I said, your best bet is to ask the company. A significant amount of the surface strength is the continuous surface bonding layer....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-14-2020, 05:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Posted By jadnashua
Need more info...the size of the room rather than...

Need more info...the size of the room rather than just the area.

Sometimes, you can use the part you cut off of one tile in the next row, but without the room size, hard to tell.

Then, you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-14-2020, 05:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 275
Posted By jadnashua
Not a good idea, IMHO! The surface layer on...

Not a good idea, IMHO! The surface layer on KerdiBoard helps to stabilize it and routing a bunch of slots in it won't help. That would also destabilize it enough where smaller tile may not be a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-14-2020, 01:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 155
Posted By jadnashua
Consider renting a demo hammer as it should make...

Consider renting a demo hammer as it should make quick work of removing the tile. It shouldn't eject as many chips, or at least as far as a sledge.

Noble makes a good crack isolation membrane...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-12-2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,626
Posted By jadnashua
Yes, you can use the cutoffs but when setting,...

Yes, you can use the cutoffs but when setting, try to ensure it maintains the slope of the rest of the pan. It's such a small area, IMHO, it's not worth buying deck mud to fill it in. To work...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-12-2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 198
Posted By jadnashua
When using tapered door shims, you generally use...

When using tapered door shims, you generally use them in pairs so that the two outside surfaces are parallel...but, if you can cut some blocks, those would work, too, or just wing it. It's not like...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-11-2020, 10:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 198
Posted By jadnashua
You could make some shims and tack them to the...

You could make some shims and tack them to the lower (old) studs in the corner so you'd have something to screw into and keep things flat without breaking off, but it may not be worth the effort. a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-11-2020, 10:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 246
Posted By jadnashua
Cement curing is a chemical process, not drying. ...

Cement curing is a chemical process, not drying. During that process, moisture becomes chemically combined with the raw cement to form a different material. But, if you have a modifier in the mix...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-11-2020, 01:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,338
Posted By jadnashua
To make a point, Schluter took a clear glass...

To make a point, Schluter took a clear glass plate and using a latex modified thinset, set the plate onto Ditra. It took nearly three months for the modifier to dry out all the way to the middle of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-10-2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 301
Posted By jadnashua
You want the profile to be round to get the hour...

You want the profile to be round to get the hour glass shape to the caulked joint. Cutting strips from a flat sheet would be flat...not ideal.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-10-2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 3,120
Posted By jadnashua
It looks like they did use some construction...

It looks like they did use some construction adhesive when attaching the first layer of subflooring, which is good. But, it will also likely make it harder to get the subfloor back into intimate...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-10-2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,338
Posted By jadnashua
When you read the instructions, they say...

When you read the instructions, they say latex-modified thinsets, which need to dry to attain their stability and full strength should not be used. There are at least 4 different classes of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-10-2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 3,120
Posted By jadnashua
You are never allowed to cut the top or bottom...

You are never allowed to cut the top or bottom cord of a truss without some significant engineering to maintain the overall strength.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-09-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 858
Posted By jadnashua
To achieve the desired benefit when sistering...

To achieve the desired benefit when sistering joists, you must have a minimum of 2/3'rds of the middle with the sister. More is nice, but doesn't add all that much.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-09-2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 475
Posted By jadnashua
You don't need the plaster guard at all in this...

You don't need the plaster guard at all in this situation.

As to the depth, it really helps if you have your tile in hand to make an estimate where you want the depth of the valve. The...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-08-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 239
Posted By jadnashua
Depending on the installer, the plaster walls may...

Depending on the installer, the plaster walls may not be very plumb. At my mother's house, there was about 3/4" difference out of plumb from the ceiling to the floor. It looked normal until you put...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-08-2020, 12:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 119
Posted By jadnashua
Drywall mud that you don't mix with water can...

Drywall mud that you don't mix with water can have some gypsum in it, and gypsum and cement don't like each other...so, I'd want to put some primer on over that, or if you have a use for the rest so...
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