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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 02:31 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By jadnashua
Given the leveling systems generally call for...

Given the leveling systems generally call for them to be used a distance from a corner, I'm not sure how you could actually end up using them on those tiles!

Something flat with a handle on it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-28-2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,787
Posted By jadnashua
No... If you look at the spec sheet for a...

No...

If you look at the spec sheet for a thinset, you'll find that there often isn't all that much cement in it...it already contains a fair amount of sand. To get the proper mix of sand:cement,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-28-2020, 07:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 106
Posted By jadnashua
Maybe five years ago or so, while at a training...

Maybe five years ago or so, while at a training session with Schluter, one of the reps said that he used Kerdiboard on the floor under tile for this purpose. They were considering it, but I never...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-28-2020, 05:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 786
Posted By jadnashua
It really doesn't matter how deep you run the...

It really doesn't matter how deep you run the Kerdiboard as long as you can get the minimum of 2" overlap with the Kerdiband. So, you could run it down nearly to the floor, or put it in after you've...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-27-2020, 08:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 175
Posted By jadnashua
To push grout into the joints, you really do need...

To push grout into the joints, you really do need to hold the float at an angle and cross those joints at an angle. A piece of wood would have a very hard time getting any pressure to fill the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-27-2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 562
Posted By jadnashua
The all-rubber with hose clamps on either end is...

The all-rubber with hose clamps on either end is NOT approved for internal use...you must use a banded clamp to ensure the two ends stay aligned.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-27-2020, 06:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 550
Posted By jadnashua
The shower should not be compromised by those...

The shower should not be compromised by those pinholes...if, it was built properly. It's aesthetic only. After 2-years, it's a bit harder to fill them in reliably, though. The same day, or maybe...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-27-2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 562
Posted By jadnashua
If that new pvc pipe is going to connect to a...

If that new pvc pipe is going to connect to a pipe above that is the vent, you don't want to use a T like that. If the other pipe is galvanized, you need to use a banded coupling to make the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-27-2020, 06:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 126
Posted By jadnashua
It is not uncommon on a larger tile to cantilever...

It is not uncommon on a larger tile to cantilever it over the tub's tiling flange. But, if they used something like drywall underneath rather than something moisture tolerant, or didn't put in a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-27-2020, 05:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 562
Posted By jadnashua
For the toilet flange, ideally, it gets installed...

For the toilet flange, ideally, it gets installed on top of the finished floor...that's where it is designed to go. Depending on what size the drain pipe is and how far you're going back to replace...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-27-2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 175
Posted By jadnashua
If those cracks are shrinkage cracks, that's one...

If those cracks are shrinkage cracks, that's one thing, but if they are from movement, that's another!

Generally, for grout to hold, you need more than half the depth removed for the new stuff to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-27-2020, 05:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 77
Posted By jadnashua
If you're willing to remove the subflooring, and...

If you're willing to remove the subflooring, and it looks questionable, that isn't a bad idea. It's sometimes hard to get a screw to hold in 5/8" stuff without stripping the hole if you're not...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-27-2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 126
Posted By jadnashua
What is underneath the tile? IOW, what's on the...

What is underneath the tile? IOW, what's on the wall, and what moisture control method was used when building up the wall?

Neither tile nor grout is considered the waterproofing, and some...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-27-2020, 03:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 584
Posted By jadnashua
FWIW, they call thinset THINset for a reason. ...

FWIW, they call thinset THINset for a reason. When it is installed thicker than it is designed for, it tends to shrink and crack. That can add to the long-term problems.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-27-2020, 03:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 258
Posted By jadnashua
Deck mud either needs to be reinforced and a...

Deck mud either needs to be reinforced and a minimum thickness (nominally 2" and with metal latch embedded in it), or if over a solid surface like a slab, bonded to it with either a cement slurry or...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-26-2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 562
Posted By jadnashua
It would depend on where the main drain line, or...

It would depend on where the main drain line, or one you could tap into runs underneath.

When installing an AAV underneath a vanity, you run the vertical of the pipe up as high as you can go while...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-26-2020, 06:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 786
Posted By jadnashua
Schluter sells a premade, foam pan already...

Schluter sells a premade, foam pan already covered with waterproofing material. But, you can easily make your own pan with mud, and then cover it with Kerdi. Deck mud is dirt cheap, but takes a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-26-2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 562
Posted By jadnashua
Do you have a basement? Is it finished? The...

Do you have a basement? Is it finished?

The issue with an S-trap is that the waste can go too fast, and literally empty the trap, allowing an open patch to the sewer into the room. If your area...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-26-2020, 05:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 71
Posted By jadnashua
In a dry area, you do not need any cbu...drywall...

In a dry area, you do not need any cbu...drywall works just fine. So, save the extra costs and hassle of the special screws, tape, etc. and just use plain drywall. MR drywall is mostly a joke, and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-26-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 562
Posted By jadnashua
Are those planks T&G, if not, you might as well...

Are those planks T&G, if not, you might as well tear them out, too. That would give you access to the plumbing and might give you some options on how to relocate it so it won't require the floor to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-26-2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 786
Posted By jadnashua
My preference is to have my waterproofing...

My preference is to have my waterproofing directly beneath the tile. It also simplifies things as you don't need a separate preslope. Kerdi works fine if you make a mud bed to install it on. That...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-25-2020, 05:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 786
Posted By jadnashua
Somewhat depends on the style of the saw you...

Somewhat depends on the style of the saw you have. On some that use a fixed blade and a moving table, if there's wobble in the table or the table isn't well aligned to the blade, as you reach the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-25-2020, 05:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 200
Posted By jadnashua
The reason the mastic you bought stays pliable in...

The reason the mastic you bought stays pliable in the bucket is that it doesn't dry out with the cover on it. The Kerdiband and Kerdiboard are waterproof materials. The tile, if it's porcelain,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-25-2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 200
Posted By jadnashua
What messes lots of people up is the word...

What messes lots of people up is the word thinset. Thinset is a METHOD, and does not indicate a specific type of the material. While what you used, used the thinset METHOD of applying things, it is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-24-2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 584
Posted By jadnashua
It can be really sobering to get into a task as a...

It can be really sobering to get into a task as a DIY'er without good training when we try to emulate a skilled pro. I know that I've made my share of whoops that I wish I could take back. ...
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