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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-21-2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,054
Posted By jadnashua
Cooling it can help if you want to take a break. ...

Cooling it can help if you want to take a break. They said you could adjust the color a bit but I don't remember the amount allowed. You might just want to call them.

As you get the hang of it,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-21-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 229
Posted By jadnashua
Depending on how much mastic was left in place,...

Depending on how much mastic was left in place, you might be able to scrape it all off including the epoxy. Generally, you want to scrape enough off so that the mastic is a light haze you can see...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-21-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,054
Posted By jadnashua
A cheaper cleaner for the tile before you grout...

A cheaper cleaner for the tile before you grout is plain white vinegar diluted with water. Rinse well when done. Once cement has cured, it is no longer water soluble. The acid dissolves the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-21-2019, 12:50 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,054
Posted By jadnashua
Porcelain is actually pretty strong. ...

Porcelain is actually pretty strong.

Depending on how old the thinset is, a putty knife's edge sometimes can cut things fairly easily. Something fairly thin that's not tapered that could get...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-20-2019, 09:32 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,054
Posted By jadnashua
A couple of tips that I got from a factory...

A couple of tips that I got from a factory training class...

The catalytic process of curing that occurs in epoxy speeds up with increased temperatures. You can slow the process down in the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-20-2019, 07:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 14,607
Posted By jadnashua
One thing to keep in mind about a kitchen...

One thing to keep in mind about a kitchen backsplash...even with a good exhaust fan on the stove, you'll still get some grease and other spatters on the tile. A rough surface can be a major pain. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-19-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 500
Posted By jadnashua
FWIW, I've visited some ancient ruins in the dead...

FWIW, I've visited some ancient ruins in the dead sea area that had some glass tile on the floor of a ruin...over 2,000-years old. Thinset wasn't even invented until the 1950's. Go to Europe and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-19-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 500
Posted By jadnashua
Did you burn any thinset onto the backs of those...

Did you burn any thinset onto the backs of those glass tile before setting?

Are there clumps on the back of the tile that fill in those gaps on the backer at the wall? You REALLY need 100% of the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-16-2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 189
Posted By jadnashua
It's hard to know what was in the contractor's...

It's hard to know what was in the contractor's mind. It could be a cheap crack isolation membrane attempt. That is not a TCNA approved or recommended action, but lots of things in FL are done that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-15-2019, 10:30 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,194
Posted By jadnashua
The actual time recommended for mixing really...

The actual time recommended for mixing really does make a difference, sometimes a HUGE difference. The mortar often doesn't achieve the designed smoothness and spreadability unless you follow the...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-15-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 423
Posted By jadnashua
The more cement in the mix, the stickier it is...

The more cement in the mix, the stickier it is and it becomes really hard to pack as it's more pliable.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-12-2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 320
Posted By jadnashua
The most important thing in building any shower...

The most important thing in building any shower is attention to details and following one of the approved methods. Given the choice, my preference is a sheet membrane shower as the whole thing...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 03-12-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 168
Posted By jadnashua
The contractor should deal with it. There...

The contractor should deal with it.

There are cleaners designed to remove grout haze that will work on thinset on the surface as well. The longer you wait, the harder it is to remove, though.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-11-2019, 06:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 180
Posted By jadnashua
Sounds like you already have some ply in place. ...

Sounds like you already have some ply in place. My preference would be to use KerdiBoard.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-09-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 991
Posted By jadnashua
There has been some discussions in the industry...

There has been some discussions in the industry about manufacturers' claims. Technically, you cannot make those claims, you're breaking the rules.

To accurately claim you meet the spec, you can't...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-09-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 991
Posted By jadnashua
The question was beating ONE of several...

The question was beating ONE of several requirements for an ANSI spec thinset. Bond strength is only ONE component of the requirements of the specs. A dryset could beat the bond strength spec of an...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-09-2019, 06:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 991
Posted By jadnashua
By definition, an A118.4 mortar is modified...so,...

By definition, an A118.4 mortar is modified...so, you couldn't advertise an unmodified one as meeting the A118.4 specs. There's more to it than just bond strength. There are conditions where you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-09-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 376
Posted By jadnashua
You'll waste some tiles, but into that corner,...

You'll waste some tiles, but into that corner, cut a new tile to length so that there's a factory edge next to the factory edge. In the corner, if you use another profile, it can hide at least one...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-09-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 991
Posted By jadnashua
Cement in the bag is probably the most expensive...

Cement in the bag is probably the most expensive component for the most part. Then, probably, the consistency and sizes of the particles of both the cement and the aggregates. It takes time and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-08-2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 991
Posted By jadnashua
These will tell you more than you ever wanted to...

These will tell you more than you ever wanted to know.
http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?pid=S1516-14392005000300004&script=sci_arttext
http://www.iasj.net/iasj?func=fulltext&aId=68276...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-08-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 991
Posted By jadnashua
With a sheet membrane, you're critical points are...

With a sheet membrane, you're critical points are seams. With a liquid applied membrane, the entire area is a critical point that must have somewhere between the min/max wet film thickness without...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-07-2019, 11:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 991
Posted By jadnashua
What Schluter says in their Kerdi shower...

What Schluter says in their Kerdi shower handbook, is what they were saying in their classes for years. Yes, some modified thinsets work. But, when was the last time you came upon a product you'd...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-07-2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 991
Posted By jadnashua
FWIW, the premium stuff tends to be closer to...

FWIW, the premium stuff tends to be closer to flour versus sandy.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-07-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 991
Posted By jadnashua
Schluter does call for a premium dry set...

Schluter does call for a premium dry set (unmodified) thinset. That Custom product is good for certain things, but not really for installing ANYONE's membrane...it does say economy on the bag for a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-05-2019, 10:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,640
Posted By jadnashua
A grinder with a diamond cup wheel can make that...

A grinder with a diamond cup wheel can make that curve.

A neat way to do it would be someone with a waterjet cutter, but that works best when it can do straight lines or curves, not a freeform. ...
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