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Forum: The Mud Box Yesterday, 10:16 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By jadnashua
The first step would be a blower door test, find...

The first step would be a blower door test, find all leaks into your attic, plug them, then add more insulation. Assuming you do have an attic, consider a radiant barrier attached underneath the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 133
Posted By jadnashua
I think it's Laticrete that has one mortar that...

I think it's Laticrete that has one mortar that contains some shredded rubber. Mixing it up, you'd never expect it to get smooth with the recommended amount of water, but if you continue to mix...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 07:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 133
Posted By jadnashua
It takes time to hydrate the modifiers. Until...

It takes time to hydrate the modifiers. Until that happens, you will not get the proper performance and texture out of the modified mortar. Mixing helps ensure you get all parts of it exposed to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 06:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 160
Posted By jadnashua
A bonded mudbed over a slab can go from zero to...

A bonded mudbed over a slab can go from zero to over a few inches. Outside, the surface would need to be sloped so it could drain, as the mud is porous. If the area might see ice or snow, maybe you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 04:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 133
Posted By jadnashua
All of the cement mixes have an excess of water...

All of the cement mixes have an excess of water to aid in spreading the stuff in the desired application. The package limits, when exceeded, can cause two things to happen...you can cause the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 03:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 79
Posted By jadnashua
That Rubi trowel might work better than a typical...

That Rubi trowel might work better than a typical square or V-notched one, as it appears that the lower notch is about the height of the average amount of thinset available with a 100%...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 03:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 133
Posted By jadnashua
FWIW, adding more water doesn't stop or slow the...

FWIW, adding more water doesn't stop or slow the curing process which is why the mix got stiffer...it just dilutes the mix to be more fluid, making the ultimate bond strength lower. With today's...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 03:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 136
Posted By jadnashua
WediBoard shower might be an option, too. If you...

WediBoard shower might be an option, too. If you planned small tile on the base, you might be required to switch to an epoxy based thinset material, but otherwise, it's similar. All of the joints...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 12:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 201
Posted By jadnashua
AT 4x12", that's 48 sqin. If you don't move the...

AT 4x12", that's 48 sqin. If you don't move the tile around, my guess is that you'd likely not apply more than 20# of pressure to the tile by hand, and probably less...that's less than 7...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-25-2021, 04:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,534
Posted By jadnashua
Some longer, thinner tile can actually be...

Some longer, thinner tile can actually be slightly bent when installing clips to get them to lay flat rather than have a bow to them...no way you could accomplish that without them. In theory, using...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-25-2021, 04:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 201
Posted By jadnashua
In one of the classes I took, they gave us clear...

In one of the classes I took, they gave us clear glass tile so it was easy to see what kind of coverage we were getting in our sample board...using the normal trowel for that sized tile (and these...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-25-2021, 02:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 201
Posted By jadnashua
Two big issues here: - especially on a larger...

Two big issues here:
- especially on a larger tile like this, it's almost mandatory to back butter or burn in a coating of thinset to the back side of the tile before laying it in place
- industry...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-24-2021, 05:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 142
Posted By jadnashua
The granite fabricator I have used (used to...

The granite fabricator I have used (used to awhile ago anyway) gets $350 to cut and polish and provide the mounting for an undermount sink, so it's not inexpensive, but depending on the layout of the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-24-2021, 05:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 342
Posted By jadnashua
Since you will see it every time you walk into...

Since you will see it every time you walk into the room, I think I'd keep a full tile at the doorway, and cut the tile at the back of the room. Side to side, I'd probably make them symmetrical, and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-23-2021, 11:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 164
Posted By jadnashua
If that galvanized piping is water or drain, I'd...

If that galvanized piping is water or drain, I'd replace all of it while you have things open.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-23-2021, 02:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 161
Posted By jadnashua
Changing the tile spacing with that pattern can...

Changing the tile spacing with that pattern can mess up the alignment of the pattern...assuming the tile are modular, only one spacing will work to keep the pattern from 'walking'. IMHO, it looks...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-23-2021, 12:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 145
Posted By jadnashua
Drywall is cheap...you'd eliminate all of the...

Drywall is cheap...you'd eliminate all of the uncertainty and gain a flat surface if you just replace it.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-20-2021, 03:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 375
Posted By jadnashua
It's scary how many tiled showers are not built...

It's scary how many tiled showers are not built to industry standards, but if they are, assuming the structure is sound, they should last until you decide to remodel.

So, as CX said, a picture...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-20-2021, 03:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 379
Posted By jadnashua
As you change grits, you want to clean the area...

As you change grits, you want to clean the area off well in between to ensure there's no loose particles left over, or you'll be spreading those around and scratching it anew. Then, before you can...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-18-2021, 11:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 342
Posted By jadnashua
WHat a pro can handle (with some tile exceptions)...

WHat a pro can handle (with some tile exceptions) and a DIY'er, at least in a timely manner can be two different things! It's really hard to both hide slight elevation changes between tile and to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-18-2021, 05:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,782
Posted By jadnashua
Profiles will work over any tileable surface. ...

Profiles will work over any tileable surface.

On a wall, you can place your profile then thinset over it to set your tile, but on a floor, you want to ensure you get full support underneath it, so...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-18-2021, 05:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 156
Posted By jadnashua
When I visited the Schluter facility in NY, it...

When I visited the Schluter facility in NY, it was surprising how many different bins there were of various profiles...a lot of their warehouse space was dedicated to them. They do have the largest...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-18-2021, 05:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 184
Posted By jadnashua
While you've got things apart, I'd want to also...

While you've got things apart, I'd want to also get rid of any galvanized piping.

Had you considered changing the heating in that room to radiant floor heat? It would take a separate zone that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-18-2021, 05:25 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,534
Posted By jadnashua
Just try to keep the surface clean in between. ...

Just try to keep the surface clean in between. Prior to spreading the thinset to set your tile, sweep or vacuum it then wipe the surface with a wet sponge. Because a lot of the surface area now is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-17-2021, 06:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,782
Posted By jadnashua
FWIW, a good porcelain tile is harder than most...

FWIW, a good porcelain tile is harder than most stones (with diamond being the exception!). In fact, it's often about the same as sapphire, which is 9 on the scale of 10, with diamond being 10.
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