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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 06:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 100
Posted By jadnashua
Please, people, READ THE INSTRUCTIONS! If...

Please, people, READ THE INSTRUCTIONS!

If you have questions on interpreting them, feel free to ask here, or call the manufacturer for guidance.

Also note, the instructions can change as...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-23-2022, 07:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 742
Posted By jadnashua
The tile is supported by the columns of the...

The tile is supported by the columns of the thinset in the pockets and the fact that the fleece layer is beneath that. The size of the grid is why they call for a minimum tile size of 2x2" to ensure...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-22-2022, 05:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 226
Posted By jadnashua
Yeah, thinset is porous, and not waterproof. The...

Yeah, thinset is porous, and not waterproof. The tape needs to have a very thin layer of thinset between it and the board to become waterproof, and to make up for any possible hydrostatic pressure...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-22-2022, 04:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 226
Posted By jadnashua
That's one sloppy job! Any seam or...

That's one sloppy job!

Any seam or penetration requires a 2" overlap of their tape when you want a waterproof result.

To get the waterproof seam or penetration, the tape needs a fairly intimate...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-21-2022, 07:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 95
Posted By jadnashua
Check the separate Cleaning, Restoration,......

Check the separate Cleaning, Restoration,... forum

You've scratched it. Sealing may temporarily brighten it up but will not be permanent. Polishing it back to the factory shine takes tools and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-20-2022, 12:20 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,172
Posted By jadnashua
One thing to keep in mind is that the strength of...

One thing to keep in mind is that the strength of any cement based product is based on it curing for 28-days. It achieves a good percentage of its strength in the first few, a lot more by a week,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-19-2022, 11:08 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,172
Posted By jadnashua
FWIW, the instructions say nothing about using a...

FWIW, the instructions say nothing about using a sealer on the tile and imply that it is quite impervious. Now, the grout, depends on what you use, might benefit. If you're not careful when...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-19-2022, 07:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 157
Posted By jadnashua
It was new to me, but here's their webpage: ...

It was new to me, but here's their webpage:
https://www.schluter.com/schluter-us/en_US/Setting-Materials/Schluter%C2%AE-PRIMER-U/p/PRIMER_U...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-19-2022, 06:18 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,172
Posted By jadnashua
Remind me, what kind of tile are you using? A...

Remind me, what kind of tile are you using? A good porcelain is nearly impervious and won't absorb any sealer. I'm not sure a mineral oil based sealer is a good idea, either. Depending on what...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-19-2022, 06:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 277
Posted By jadnashua
The liner is the waterproofing. It is assumed,...

The liner is the waterproofing. It is assumed, and in reality shows up, that the tile and grout are not waterproof, and some (maybe incrementally small, but it adds up over time) water will get...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-19-2022, 04:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 277
Posted By jadnashua
IMHO, the type-S mortar is not per industry...

IMHO, the type-S mortar is not per industry standards, so the job was not done properly. You should not have to pay to have it done wrong, and the labor and materials should be provided by the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-19-2022, 04:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 157
Posted By jadnashua
THere are at least several tiling primers out...

THere are at least several tiling primers out there. I'm not familiar with the Schluter product, so have no experience with it. My guess is that it will work just fine for your application. Mapei...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-18-2022, 03:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 780
Posted By jadnashua
When installed properly, (i.e., not embedded in...

When installed properly, (i.e., not embedded in the shower pan in this case), the panel will get essentially dry and stay no more than slightly damp on the surface. Cellulose does expand when it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-17-2022, 09:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 780
Posted By jadnashua
The instructions for HardieBacker specifically...

The instructions for HardieBacker specifically say that the board MUST be terminated ABOVE the top of the mudbed, and NOT embedded IN it. So, this is a major problem long-term. From the data sheet...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-16-2022, 06:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 386
Posted By jadnashua
Did you look at the instructions for RedGard? ...

Did you look at the instructions for RedGard? There's a bit more on their website, too.

I'd probably use some of their tape, apply that over the junction onto the tiling flange, then apply a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2022, 11:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 785
Posted By jadnashua
To work well, long-term, a shower needs a...

To work well, long-term, a shower needs a waterproof pan, sloped properly, with all the little details in its structure done properly. To me, structurally correct is all of the waterproofing and...
Forum: The Mud Box 01-15-2022, 11:50 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,040
Posted By jadnashua
Well, it's been two years...time flies. ...

Well, it's been two years...time flies.

Physically, no significant health problems from the incident, but a pre-existing health issue has given me more grief in the last year. The heart loop...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2022, 06:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 785
Posted By jadnashua
THere are a bunch of people that know what and...

THere are a bunch of people that know what and how to do things correctly, too. Finding them is the issue! But, you can't take the "I've been doing it like this for ages with no problems" as always...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2022, 03:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 785
Posted By jadnashua
I might also point out, having years of...

I might also point out, having years of 'experience' doesn't mean the vendor is producing industry standard work. What you want is both a good visual effect, and a good structural effect. You could...
Forum: The Mud Box 01-15-2022, 12:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 344
Posted By jadnashua
Starting 19 January, if the timeline holds true,...

Starting 19 January, if the timeline holds true, you'll be able to go onto a Federal website and order up to four rapid COVID tests for free per household. They indicate it should take 7-10 days to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-14-2022, 02:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 785
Posted By jadnashua
The Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (CTEF) has...

The Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (CTEF) has a certification test for professional tile people. I don't know how common it is to actually have someone get that piece of paper, but it's my...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-14-2022, 01:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 295
Posted By jadnashua
This was a while ago...when someone was...

This was a while ago...when someone was demonstrating cutting a large format tile, they put the cutter in a bit, and pushed it off of the end rather than starting at the outside, and cutting the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-13-2022, 09:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 785
Posted By jadnashua
The TCNA handbook is the bible for the tile...

The TCNA handbook is the bible for the tile industry. Ask the contractor which procedure he will be using to build your shower. If he doesn't know what it is, look for another!

There are...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-13-2022, 02:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,043
Posted By jadnashua
Thinset bonds to drywall fine, you could use...

Thinset bonds to drywall fine, you could use thinset to bond the niche in place.

Depending on the size of the bar or whatever you are trying to anchor, Wingits fasteners are rated to exceed the...
Forum: The Mud Box 01-12-2022, 03:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 356
Posted By jadnashua
From what I read, 2.9 is the low end of the range...

From what I read, 2.9 is the low end of the range which is -2.9 to -4. So, -2.9 is still within the normal range, but on the edge.

Regardless, it's still pretty acidic. A common vinegar is in...
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