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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-21-2021, 04:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 475
Posted By jadnashua
You are required to use a modified thinset to...

You are required to use a modified thinset to attach the DitraHeat membrane to the plywood subflooring, but it's not required on top of the mat. If your installer is using Schluter products, even...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-21-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 475
Posted By jadnashua
Schluter HIGHLY recommends the use of a...

Schluter HIGHLY recommends the use of a megohmmeter to verify that the wires are intact and not damaged. Less knowledgeable installers may say an ohmmeter is more than sufficient but they'd be...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-20-2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 806
Posted By jadnashua
Has anyone tried a belt sander to do this? The...

Has anyone tried a belt sander to do this? The heat might melt it rather than erode it, but it might still achieve the same end result. You don't need much to achieve 1/4" per foot.

It isn't an...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-19-2021, 09:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 180
Posted By jadnashua
If you're going to make a make a mud pan, why not...

If you're going to make a make a mud pan, why not use the Kerdi Drain, some Kerdi over it, and make the whole shower waterproof? The foam pan works if your floor is already flat and level, and is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-19-2021, 09:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 475
Posted By jadnashua
A good bread knife would probably slice that foam...

A good bread knife would probably slice that foam easily and let you cut a slot to put some blocking in. A hot wire cutting tool would, too, but those are harder to come by.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-19-2021, 05:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 158
Posted By jadnashua
Dry pack is the least expensive way to do this,...

Dry pack is the least expensive way to do this, but you could use foam but you'd have to make yourself a jig to shape it to the desired slope. If you have a router, it would take far more time to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-18-2021, 10:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 475
Posted By jadnashua
There's an article in the 'liberry' that...

There's an article in the 'liberry' that discusses how to add subflooring. The second layer does need to be installed across the joists, not aligned with them (IOW, the same direction as the first...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 01-18-2021, 06:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 133
Posted By jadnashua
The glossy appearance on your tile will wear and...

The glossy appearance on your tile will wear and leave it more blotchy in the future. Sometimes, dampening a cloth with more sealer, then buffing dry with say a second, clean one works to remove the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-17-2021, 08:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 775
Posted By jadnashua
FWIW, many tile these days, along with most of...

FWIW, many tile these days, along with most of the Schluter products, are actually metrically sized. Some day, the US may catch up to the rest of the world and use a more logical system...regardless...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-16-2021, 11:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 242
Posted By jadnashua
Assuming you're using dry pack to build your...

Assuming you're using dry pack to build your shower pan, that part will become the proper height and slope, regardless of what's underneath as long as you've made a structurally sufficient patch to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-16-2021, 01:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 616
Posted By jadnashua
Turn the box to the closet side and just put a...

Turn the box to the closet side and just put a blank cover on it.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2021, 07:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 214
Posted By jadnashua
If you decide to use something like screw jacks...

If you decide to use something like screw jacks on poles, you might try doing this over several days, raising it a little bit more each day to get it where you want. Wood lignin acts sort of like a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2021, 07:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 162
Posted By jadnashua
As said, the plastic or roofing felt is there to...

As said, the plastic or roofing felt is there to help prevent the subfloor from sucking too much moisture out of the dry pack before it can cure properly...it doesn't take anything fancy. Pretty...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-14-2021, 03:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 400
Posted By jadnashua
Even on a connected sheet, the 1x1" tile won't...

Even on a connected sheet, the 1x1" tile won't work well over Ditra...the goal is to have each tile supported by enough thinset towers so a point load won't cause it to tip into one of the plastic...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-13-2021, 08:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 806
Posted By jadnashua
Removing a tile from KerdiBoard will likely tear...

Removing a tile from KerdiBoard will likely tear the outside covering off. Now, the board is waterproof without that, so it wouldn't be as catastrophic as pulling the fleece off of the membrane...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-13-2021, 03:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 339
Posted By jadnashua
The industry standard for a long tile like you...

The industry standard for a long tile like you have is not to use a 50% offset, more like a third. What you have, when the tile is bowed, is the high point of the tile in the middle sitting over the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-12-2021, 04:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 214
Posted By jadnashua
As I understand it, none of those options would...

As I understand it, none of those options would meet industry standards.

With the planks, if you want them to remain, you need at least 1/2" plywood installed on top of it.

None of the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-12-2021, 04:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 806
Posted By jadnashua
The foam used in KerdiBoard is a denser version...

The foam used in KerdiBoard is a denser version of the foam coffee cup you may use...it's waterproof on its own. The coverings make the board stiffer and help improve the vapor transmission, and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-11-2021, 09:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 806
Posted By jadnashua
That's what happens when you skim messages... ...

That's what happens when you skim messages...

Yeah, Doesn't matter which way Kerdi is run, and you don't need to do it via shingling, but it doesn't hurt...the seam will be waterproof if it's done...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-11-2021, 04:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 806
Posted By jadnashua
Drywall is definitely stronger along the long...

Drywall is definitely stronger along the long side, as is plywood. Take a sheet of paper or newsprint and try to tear it. Then, try turning 90-degrees and tear it again...they align the fibers...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-10-2021, 10:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 334
Posted By jadnashua
It depends somewhat on how big the tiled surface...

It depends somewhat on how big the tiled surface is and what the temperature variations are. The thermal expansion rates are a relative known, but the bigger the temperature variation is, the bigger...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-10-2021, 09:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 242
Posted By jadnashua
Another alternative would be to cut the CI pipe...

Another alternative would be to cut the CI pipe off some, then use a no-hub connector to attach a short ABS riser to it, and then glue your new drain onto it. Whether that's an option would depend...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-10-2021, 09:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 679
Posted By jadnashua
With glass and translucent tile, you want a white...

With glass and translucent tile, you want a white thinset and full coverage. If you don't compress all of the trowel ridges, they can show through the tile somewhat in some lighting circumstances,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-10-2021, 06:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 242
Posted By jadnashua
There's one possibility that may work for you...

There's one possibility that may work for you without tearing things out completely.

Is the end of that cast iron a hub?

Fernco, and probably some others, make rubber donuts that are designed...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-10-2021, 12:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 353
Posted By jadnashua
Some tile has some built in stresses, so when...

Some tile has some built in stresses, so when cutting it, it can be a problem. Keep that in mind as the tiles are expensive, so you don't really want to trash one in the process. This time of year,...
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