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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-02-2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 120
Posted By jadnashua
Thinset will bond fine to the blocks, but you may...

Thinset will bond fine to the blocks, but you may want to wipe them down just prior to spreading the thinset to both remove any dust and to help prevent them from sucking a lot of moisture out of the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-02-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 181
Posted By jadnashua
https://laticrete.com/en/tile-and-stone-installati...

https://laticrete.com/en/tile-and-stone-installation/sound-control

Their thinset is a neat product. Depends on how thick you spread it as to how much sound protection it gives. If they choose...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-01-2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 181
Posted By jadnashua
Cement based products don't work well with...

Cement based products don't work well with gypsum...there's a reaction that grows a new mineral that can compromise the interface unless you do something with it first.

You may need something like...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-01-2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 78
Posted By jadnashua
1. Should be okay. 2. They should work.

1. Should be okay.
2. They should work.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-31-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 144
Posted By jadnashua
Not poking a hole in Kerdi and getting thinset to...

Not poking a hole in Kerdi and getting thinset to have something to bond to are two different things! How much fleece is left? That's what bonds the thinset to the tile...the mechanical...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-31-2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 289
Posted By jadnashua
You really need to be extremely careful when...

You really need to be extremely careful when cleaning/washing the grout or you'll end up washing too much out, exposing those sharp cut edges.

First, probably using an epoxy grout float so it's...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-30-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 737
Posted By jadnashua
Cement based products don't 'dry'...the curing...

Cement based products don't 'dry'...the curing process is a chemical reaction. In fact, while you certainly don't want excess moisture, keeping things damp and allowing enough moisture for that...
Forum: The Mud Box 03-29-2020, 06:36 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,040
Posted By jadnashua
We have a fundamental issue...how many people...

We have a fundamental issue...how many people look for the lowest priced items? With our throw-away society, overall quality and longevity isn't as big a deal as moods and desires have changed over...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-28-2020, 03:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 173
Posted By jadnashua
A particular 'model' of tile often doesn't stick...

A particular 'model' of tile often doesn't stick around that long. THere are exceptions. Good luck.
Forum: The Mud Box 03-24-2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,040
Posted By jadnashua
FWIW, insider trading is illegal. Now, whether...

FWIW, insider trading is illegal. Now, whether those involved ever get caught AND convicted, often being connected, may not happen as often as it should. It's sort of hard to prove. But, one...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-22-2020, 08:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,266
Posted By jadnashua
You saw the quality of advice they gave you about...

You saw the quality of advice they gave you about what grout to use (one not recommended for your pebble floor!), so, why would you believe them about sealing over the guys there that do this for a...
Forum: The Mud Box 03-22-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 316
Posted By jadnashua
This one is kind of neat (but...

This one is kind of neat (but expensive...probably available elsewhere for less) in that most of the ramp part can be removed, to give you more room to work....
Forum: The Mud Box 03-21-2020, 10:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 316
Posted By jadnashua
Personally, I don't like the torsional stresses...

Personally, I don't like the torsional stresses it puts on a vehicle when you jack up one edge. On some vehicles, you can try to raise a whole end at once, but there's not always a point that is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-18-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,008
Posted By jadnashua
FWIW, the overflow is not a vent. The vent is to...

FWIW, the overflow is not a vent. The vent is to prevent the trap from being siphoned out, and thus, needs to be after the p-trap. The overflow is attached prior to the p-trap. Otherwise, the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-17-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,008
Posted By jadnashua
1. Most, not all, SLC products call for a...

1. Most, not all, SLC products call for a primer. Follow the instructions for the one you choose if you go that way. Note, some of them have a time window about how quickly you must cover the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-15-2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 947
Posted By jadnashua
Unfortunately, there are millions of toilet...

Unfortunately, there are millions of toilet flanges that are installed directly onto the subflooring. It's a matter of cost and timing on building a new house. A lot of times, the rough-in plumbing...
Forum: The Mud Box 03-13-2020, 09:55 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,844
Posted By jadnashua
The NTSB cleared the plane, so I gathered some...

The NTSB cleared the plane, so I gathered some friends for breakfast and we went over an did some work on it. I removed most of the electronics and will try to power up the display tomorrow and see...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-12-2020, 06:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By jadnashua
How much overlap with the KerdiBoard will you...

How much overlap with the KerdiBoard will you have if you leave it like it is and use the valve seal? You want at least 2". I'm assuming that the trim will cover what's there, so that isn't a big...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-12-2020, 04:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,008
Posted By jadnashua
Schluter's Ditra Heat calls for a layer of Kerdi...

Schluter's Ditra Heat calls for a layer of Kerdi over it in a wet area. Some other brands do not.

Here's my personal take on that. All heat mats will have a splice in them from the supply line...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-12-2020, 11:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 260
Posted By jadnashua
There's no minimum tile size restriction in a...

There's no minimum tile size restriction in a Kerdi shower install. The fabric spreads the load so, once cured, they stay in place. The Wedi panel's outer layer needs the stronger bond of epoxy to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-12-2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By jadnashua
FWIW, one reason they use that large mud guard is...

FWIW, one reason they use that large mud guard is to facilitate 'thin wall' installations (like a fiberglass enclosure) - it makes it more stable. This gives some support as you sandwich the wall...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-11-2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 376
Posted By jadnashua
Does that model have brushes? maybe clean the...

Does that model have brushes? maybe clean the armature and install new brushes. Does the blade turn freely when off? Maybe bad bearings?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-11-2020, 08:01 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,741
Posted By jadnashua
Some people using pebble floors strive for 1/2"...

Some people using pebble floors strive for 1/2" per foot to ensure proper drainage oner the irregular surface.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-11-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 548
Posted By jadnashua
Could it be gypcrete or a similar product? How...

Could it be gypcrete or a similar product? How easy is it to scratch? Gypcrete is essentially gypsum, and if so, will require some special prep prior to installing tile.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-11-2020, 11:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 805
Posted By jadnashua
A nice secondary feature of a level is that (it...

A nice secondary feature of a level is that (it should, anyways!) it's a nice straightedge. In that case, the longer, the better when you're trying to evaluate a substrate for tiling. Most of the...
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