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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 04:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 364
Posted By jadnashua
SItting on a concrete surface often isn't a good...

SItting on a concrete surface often isn't a good way to store concrete based materials...you can get some wicking of moisture that can start the cement curing. This doesn't necessarily mean it will...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 03:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 186
Posted By jadnashua
You might consider one of the one-part, acrylic...

You might consider one of the one-part, acrylic based grouts. The advantage is that you can add a bit if things get washed out too much. With a cement based grout, you can't reliably unless you cut...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 03:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 235
Posted By jadnashua
WOrst case, you take the over frig cabinet out. ...

WOrst case, you take the over frig cabinet out. If your frig allows zero clearance, you may need to take the cabinet out to get the thing in place after tiling and reinstall it afterwards.

Mine...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 01:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 235
Posted By jadnashua
First off, have you read your frig's manual to...

First off, have you read your frig's manual to see what the minimum overhead clearance is? Most want at least a couple of inches except those designed for being built-in.

Second, if your floor is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-11-2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 625
Posted By jadnashua
While maybe an outside chance, could it be one or...

While maybe an outside chance, could it be one or more of your chemicals you use in the shower: soap, shampoo, conditioner, etc.?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-09-2018, 12:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,238
Posted By jadnashua
70-80% of tiled showers built in the US are not...

70-80% of tiled showers built in the US are not made according to industry standards which includes following manufacturer's instructions for the products selected. Unfortunately, what you're seeing...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-07-2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 295
Posted By jadnashua
Mapei and probably others make some. At at...

Mapei and probably others make some. At at class, they demonstrated one, but it's hard to find on their website! A call to their tech support line should identify it. Here's one, but I think it's...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-06-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By jadnashua
Just use an unmodified thinset. That's exactly...

Just use an unmodified thinset. That's exactly what is done with their all-foam pans and curb (some of the newer ones come covered from the factory, but for decades, you did it yourself).

When...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-06-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By jadnashua
The material on top and bottom of Kerdiboard is...

The material on top and bottom of Kerdiboard is there for a few reasons:
- it helps with vapor transmission. While the EPS may be liquid water tight, it may not be vapor proof. And, the density of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-05-2018, 11:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 578
Posted By jadnashua
Once you get the old flange off, check the height...

Once you get the old flange off, check the height of the pipe stub. that could be too tall, and without cutting it off (which can be tough), you might have an issue. Using a CI flange that is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-05-2018, 11:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 295
Posted By jadnashua
Some, very specific types of slc can be sloped...

Some, very specific types of slc can be sloped easily...the 'normal' stuff won't make a ramp. You need one that has thixotropic properties...it can be shaped while moving, but stays where you put it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-05-2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 295
Posted By jadnashua
FWIW, Schluter calls their stuff floor warming,...

FWIW, Schluter calls their stuff floor warming, not radiant heat. Depending on the conditions, it might provide area heat as well. It's in the order of 12-13W/sqft which equals about 40BTU/sqft. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-05-2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 578
Posted By jadnashua
I won't tell, but in MA, technically, you aren't...

I won't tell, but in MA, technically, you aren't allowed to do any plumbing unless you have a license, even in your own home.

But, assuming that the pipe goes into the main drain and you said it's...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-04-2018, 11:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 295
Posted By jadnashua
You might find the use of DitraDuo would provide...

You might find the use of DitraDuo would provide enough thermal break that your tile would feel warmer, even without the heating elements. Something to maybe talk to their tech support about.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-04-2018, 10:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 295
Posted By jadnashua
Is this on a slab or a wooden subfloor? Reason I...

Is this on a slab or a wooden subfloor? Reason I ask is that Ditra Heat and Ditra Duo are the same thickness. Ditra Duo has an extra thick fleece so that it acts like an insulator when used over a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-04-2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 578
Posted By jadnashua
Just a thought on the plumbing...it's a good idea...

Just a thought on the plumbing...it's a good idea to replace the toilet shutoff with a new quarter-turn valve along with the supply hose when making changes. Depending on how far below the new...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-03-2018, 11:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 593
Posted By jadnashua
Bond strength of a cured good modified thinset is...

Bond strength of a cured good modified thinset is in the order of 3-400psi. If the bond is able to cure sufficiently prior to release of the leveling clamps, it should be okay. If they were warped...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-03-2018, 10:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 313
Posted By jadnashua
Kind of hard to tell for sure, but how high is...

Kind of hard to tell for sure, but how high is the liner above the top of the curb? Looks a little low to me.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-03-2018, 10:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 156
Posted By jadnashua
I think I'd set them in a shallow bed of sand. ...

I think I'd set them in a shallow bed of sand. They aren't perfect nor is the slab, and a little bit of sand will fill in any minor imperfections whether it's in the slab or the paver and make them...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-03-2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 112
Posted By jadnashua
Often, when removing a tile from Kerdi, you end...

Often, when removing a tile from Kerdi, you end up tearing the fleece off, making adding anything new impossible. If there's still thinset attached and it's solid, and if the areas that are bare...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-01-2018, 11:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 304
Posted By jadnashua
Blocking does not change the deflection rating...

Blocking does not change the deflection rating for a distributed load...it can help with a point load, but if your subflooring is installed properly, it already shares the load between joists. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-30-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 578
Posted By jadnashua
The longevity of tile on a floor has no direct...

The longevity of tile on a floor has no direct relation to their size...it's all based on the structural integrity of the flooring. IOW, tile size has no impact on longevity IF things are installed...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-30-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,123
Posted By jadnashua
Properly installing and cleaning any grout on a...

Properly installing and cleaning any grout on a ceiling is a pain. An epoxy one requires more careful cleaning than a cement based one. I don't think I'd want to attempt a ceiling unless I had lots...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-29-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 222
Posted By jadnashua
Just to be clear, when they talk span, they are...

Just to be clear, when they talk span, they are talking about the distance from one support to the next structural support, whether that's a load-bearing wall, beam, or foundation...not the size of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-28-2018, 11:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 206
Posted By jadnashua
My limited experience with Advantec and tiling is...

My limited experience with Advantec and tiling is that after normal construction activities, a good sweep and maybe mopping, and the stuff will hold thinset just fine. It's water resistance is in...
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