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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 86
Posted By jadnashua
I think your only real choice is to crack some...

I think your only real choice is to crack some concrete. IN the process, you can probably eliminate those elbows. It's always better to have the riser come straight up, and actually not be all that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-20-2019, 11:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 361
Posted By jadnashua
The recipe for Portland cement is not a fixed...

The recipe for Portland cement is not a fixed thing...thus, the shape and size of the crystals it grows as it cures will vary. Here are a few pictures. The size, thickness, and shape of the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-19-2019, 10:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 217
Posted By jadnashua
Put a wet towel over a section, let it sit for...

Put a wet towel over a section, let it sit for awhile. You'll probably be able to scrap the stuff off fairly easily. The mastic stays usable in a sealed bucket for probably a lot longer than a year...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-19-2019, 10:23 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,247
Posted By jadnashua
Don't have voids or excessive thinset in your...

Don't have voids or excessive thinset in your seams, and it works...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-19-2019, 10:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 361
Posted By jadnashua
Last class I had at Schluter showed progressive...

Last class I had at Schluter showed progressive pictures of a piece of glass they set over Ditra using a modified thinset. Worst case, but a good porcelain is only a little more permeable. IT was...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-19-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 361
Posted By jadnashua
The existing thinset became a sink for the extra...

The existing thinset became a sink for the extra moisture in the thinset you added to set the tile, raising it's moisture content, and lowering the new stuff's.

More than a few modified thinsets...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-19-2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 120
Posted By jadnashua
They'll do custom colors, too (for a price).

They'll do custom colors, too (for a price).
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-19-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 361
Posted By jadnashua
The issue with modified over a waterproof...

The issue with modified over a waterproof membrane is that not all of them work until they dry out. The cement cures, regardless. The big offender in this scheme is a thinset that uses latex based...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-18-2019, 10:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 209
Posted By jadnashua
Fernco is a company like 3M, and each make lots...

Fernco is a company like 3M, and each make lots of different products. Inside a house, you can use a product made by Fernco, it's a banded coupler, not a rubber sleeve with two clamps on it, which...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-18-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 111
Posted By jadnashua
Quick reaction - Today (Feb 18) only

If you have an I-phone or IPad, you can download a neat deflection app for free (normally $7.99) from the App store. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/beam-deflection-calculator/id670400597?mt=8
...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-18-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 954
Posted By jadnashua
While there may be exceptions, I do not find...

While there may be exceptions, I do not find Kohler stuff to be all that great. IMHO, they are infected with NIH syndrome (not invented here). They do things differently, mostly because it is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-18-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 131
Posted By jadnashua
Surface tension will tend to follow the...

Surface tension will tend to follow the variations in the floor unless it is deep enough. Many of them want at least 1/2" over the top of the highest point on a wooden subfloor. You can do it with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-17-2019, 11:54 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 860
Posted By jadnashua
If you're using cbu, you do not want to install...

If you're using cbu, you do not want to install SLC first...the fasteners you use to anchor the cbu tend to crack up slc. If it is needed, install it after the cbu is installed.

Some slc can be...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-17-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 192
Posted By jadnashua
It looks like the floor outside of the shower is...

It looks like the floor outside of the shower is wet, too. Is that the case?

If so, sounds to me like a major fail.

Any pictures of the shower pan while it was being installed along with the...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-17-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 954
Posted By jadnashua
Personally, I've never installed one, but those...

Personally, I've never installed one, but those two guys have installed hundreds. Update us on how it works out for you...I spend way too much time on the forums...sometimes, some good comes out of...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-17-2019, 02:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 954
Posted By jadnashua
This may help......

This may help... https://terrylove.com/forums/index.php?threads/installing-a-kohler-villager-cast-iron-tub.33212/
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-16-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 630
Posted By jadnashua
It doesn't hurt to wipe ALL surfaces prior to the...

It doesn't hurt to wipe ALL surfaces prior to the application of thinset. It does make a bigger difference on some versus others. If nothing else, it should remove any dust that may be there.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-15-2019, 09:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 221
Posted By jadnashua
FWIW, by definition, granite is a composite of at...

FWIW, by definition, granite is a composite of at least three minerals:
- quartz
- feldspar
- mica

It isn't granite if it doesn't have at least those three minerals in it's composition...and,...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-15-2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 954
Posted By jadnashua
It's almost impossible to get any tub in if the...

It's almost impossible to get any tub in if the drywall is already up. The things don't really slide on the floor much (that's assuming you have the room in the first place, a toilet or sink is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-15-2019, 05:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 204
Posted By jadnashua
Finding what you need by the foot is probably...

Finding what you need by the foot is probably your easiest solution. But, when Schluter was testing whether a thicker version would be useful, they did it first by using a double layer of regular...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-15-2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 229
Posted By jadnashua
FWIW, code requires a minimum of 15" both sides...

FWIW, code requires a minimum of 15" both sides from the centerline of a toilet to obstructions. A shower curtain probably saved you versus a door, especially if part of it was fixed. Something to...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-14-2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,247
Posted By jadnashua
If you use the specified trowel, it's almost hard...

If you use the specified trowel, it's almost hard to get excessive thinset. A LFT mortar might just not flow well enough to embed the fleece properly and get the mortar a single, smooth, thin layer...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-14-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 954
Posted By jadnashua
There's at least a couple of experienced plumbers...

There's at least a couple of experienced plumbers (one, HJ is 80'ish and still working!) that do this on a regular basis. I'd ask that over at www.terrylove.com. It's only fair, I direct people...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-14-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 335
Posted By jadnashua
The CBU (cement backer unit) should not have 4...

The CBU (cement backer unit) should not have 4 corners lining up, nor should a seam line up with the substrate beneath it. If you have two layers of ply, the same thing. IOW, they should be offset....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-13-2019, 10:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 152
Posted By jadnashua
For a durable finish, you might want to try to...

For a durable finish, you might want to try to find someone with a kiln, and glaze them, then have them fired. You might find one at a school that would be willing to either let you use it, or to...
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