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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-03-2021, 01:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By wwhitney
On this project, there are existing stairs...

On this project, there are existing stairs constructed with PT stringers and regular plywood treads and risers, with a failing coat of elastomeric "waterproof" paint on top. Under the PT stringers...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-03-2021, 11:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By wwhitney
Thanks CX for your response, the hard questions...

Thanks CX for your response, the hard questions are always the interesting ones.

Let me clarify the goal here a little: design details for an exterior stairs (with wood framed sidewalls) over...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-02-2021, 11:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By wwhitney
Exterior Stairs Over Finished Storage Space

Hello,

A couple questions, for a non-freezing climate:

1) Say you have PT notched stringers (~ 20" o.c.) for an exterior stairs, and you want to have (porcelain) tiled treads and risers, with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-20-2021, 03:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By wwhitney
Interceramic also has a "polygon mosaic" which is...

Interceramic also has a "polygon mosaic" which is the square/trapezoid pattern I was thinking of:
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-20-2021, 03:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By wwhitney
Qbert layouts have a nice trapezoid, but I'd like...

Qbert layouts have a nice trapezoid, but I'd like to pair that with a square of the same side length, which I haven't found yet.

Crossville has one option they call "polygon mosaic" which...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-20-2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By wwhitney
White Porcelain Floor Tile, Unusual Shapes Available?

I have a 6' 3" x 6' floor area to tile in a bathroom. I'd like to use a porcelain tile that is white or has a subtle marble look. I'm wondering if there's a source for floor tile patterns that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-11-2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,076
Posted By wwhitney
The Deflecto can be used with some post...

The Deflecto can be used with some post processing, as per my prior post. When you've posted some photos and have some exact measurements for unsupported span and make up of the beams, I'll run...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-05-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,076
Posted By wwhitney
And on the beams, what actually matters is the...

And on the beams, what actually matters is the unsupported length of the beam between piers. So if the piers are every 8' 0" along the beam (my guess based on 16' long 2x8s, every 16' would be...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-03-2020, 09:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,076
Posted By wwhitney
Please clarify a few details: 1) I don't...

Please clarify a few details:

1) I don't understand what you mean when you say the beams are 16" in length. You previously stated (if I understood correctly) that the beams are double 2x8s and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-02-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,076
Posted By wwhitney
Deflecto says 2x8 unknown wood, good condition,...

Deflecto says 2x8 unknown wood, good condition, 20" o.c., 8.5 foot span gives L/435 deflection. So sistering was needed to get over L/720 for natural stone.

On the double 2x8 beam, its tributary...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-27-2020, 10:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 734
Posted By wwhitney
So what's the exact left-right offset between the...

So what's the exact left-right offset between the san-tee center line and the sink tailpiece center line? You've got basically three options without any additional elbows:

1) Remove the rubber...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-27-2020, 06:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 734
Posted By wwhitney
I just measured the trap on my vanity--it's a...

I just measured the trap on my vanity--it's a 1-1/4" chrome p-trap, and left to right the sink tail piece is basically liked up with the trap adapter sticking straight out of the wall. The...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-25-2020, 08:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 327
Posted By wwhitney
This is the one proposed method that would double...

This is the one proposed method that would double the stiffness of an I joist (plus a bit more for the solid filler). The other proposed methods are going to increase stiffness less than 100%.
...
Forum: The Mud Box 10-27-2020, 08:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 718
Posted By wwhitney
I recently was involved in a job installing 1/2"...

I recently was involved in a job installing 1/2" thick Nichiha fiber cement siding. We had nothing like the problem you are describing. We used Bostitch nailers and stainless nails. I would think...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-23-2020, 07:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 734
Posted By wwhitney
I suggest once in the wall with a strap, once in...

I suggest once in the wall with a strap, once in the floor opening on the right with a strap, and then once by the toilet flange without a strap. The closet flange will secure that branch.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-23-2020, 08:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 734
Posted By wwhitney
As long as it's a copper strap, should be fine. ...

As long as it's a copper strap, should be fine. I still suggest omitting the strap by the closet bend.

Cheers, Wayne
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-21-2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 734
Posted By wwhitney
I wouldn't think so, plus a strap (was thinking...

I wouldn't think so, plus a strap (was thinking plastic plumber's tape) isn't super tight.

I assume you're going to do this in just the one accessible location? It would be fine to omit the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-20-2020, 08:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 734
Posted By wwhitney
I like running a block below the pipe at the...

I like running a block below the pipe at the correct elevation, pocket or toe screwed to the joists at each end, and optionally strapped down to the block.

Cheers, Wayne
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-07-2020, 10:00 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,476
Posted By wwhitney
FWIW, it's a clear violation of the California...

FWIW, it's a clear violation of the California Plumbing Code section 408.7:

https://up.codes/viewer/california/ca-plumbing-code-2019/chapter/4/plumbing-fixtures-and-fixture-fittings#408.7

The...
Forum: The Mud Box 09-09-2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 421
Posted By wwhitney
What's the idea behind the choosing a bend for...

What's the idea behind the choosing a bend for your sleeve? The allowable curve radius on the lines can't be achieved within a 2x4 stud wall alone?

You'll get a better air seal, I think, if you...
Forum: The Mud Box 09-09-2020, 08:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 421
Posted By wwhitney
P.S. Is that white layer visible from the...

P.S. Is that white layer visible from the interior the WRB? Meaning the WRB is applied directly on the studs, with siding over it?

Cheers, Wayne
Forum: The Mud Box 09-08-2020, 10:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 421
Posted By wwhitney
Not sure I follow, sounds like you are listing...

Not sure I follow, sounds like you are listing two different options.

Worth bearing in mind is that the WRB is your primary line of defense against liquid water. The siding sheds bulk water but...
Forum: The Mud Box 09-08-2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 421
Posted By wwhitney
I dealt with a similar situation recently...

I dealt with a similar situation recently (hydronic lines, rather than refrigerant lines), so here's what I suggest. I'm assuming that the insulation around the refrigerant lines should be...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-06-2020, 10:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,920
Posted By wwhitney
So, my expectation matches yours, but I thought...

So, my expectation matches yours, but I thought I'd see what the APA has to say. Their publication Q225G, available from apawood.org with a free account, addresses the question.

It says that if...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-15-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 561
Posted By wwhitney
Sistering the middle 2/3 will improve the...

Sistering the middle 2/3 will improve the stiffness of the joist. That's good for a tile installation, as tile is brittle and excessive deflection will lead to tile system failure.

Sistering the...
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