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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-08-2021, 04:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,373
Posted By jadnashua
The actual depth of the grout, essentially how...

The actual depth of the grout, essentially how consistent the thickness of the grout, can affect how it cures and thus the coloration. A bit thinner layer of grout on a small joint is more likely to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-07-2021, 05:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 235
Posted By jadnashua
Basic deck mud won't bond well. What they told...

Basic deck mud won't bond well. What they told us in class was to mix up a small batch of the deck mud and put some additional cement in it to use underneath the flange.

Is the drain glued in, or...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-05-2021, 04:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 164
Posted By jadnashua
The color may end up the same, but the texture...

The color may end up the same, but the texture and how shiny it is may differ.

THe stuff you have to mix is based on cement, the premixed stuff is essentially a plastic. The one-part stuff...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-02-2021, 10:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 729
Posted By jadnashua
There's a few reasons to use a gypcrete layer on...

There's a few reasons to use a gypcrete layer on a floor. In a condo, it may have been done for one or both of the major reasons:
- noise suppression
- fire resistance

Without knowing your...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-02-2021, 09:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 147
Posted By jadnashua
Thinset, especially a modified one, has the...

Thinset, especially a modified one, has the potential to bond to the wire. It doesn't bond actually to the mat, but is mechanically locked into it because of the shape once the thinset cures.

It...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-01-2021, 06:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 147
Posted By jadnashua
I haven't tried it, but I think you'll have...

I haven't tried it, but I think you'll have almost no chance of pulling the tile up and preserving the wire or the mat underneath.

You might want to call Schluter and see if they have any...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-29-2021, 11:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 520
Posted By jadnashua
2" Kerdiboard for a floating one. To reinforce...

2" Kerdiboard for a floating one. To reinforce the long, front edge, they call for using their U-channel, then tile over it using a counter front profile. Attach it to the walls with Kerdifix. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-29-2021, 07:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 275
Posted By jadnashua
You definitely want a damper in the roof cap. In...

You definitely want a damper in the roof cap. In mine, there's one built into the inline fan, and another on the roof. I do not notice any breeze or loss of heat from the room.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-29-2021, 04:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 275
Posted By jadnashua
Some of the Panasonic fans have a built-in...

Some of the Panasonic fans have a built-in moisture sensor, and will turn the fan on if someone forgets, then run it for a time after the sensor dries to ensure the rest of the room gets dried out. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-29-2021, 04:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 224
Posted By jadnashua
While a rectified tile will be more consistent...

While a rectified tile will be more consistent than an unrectified one, that still doesn't mean that they will be exactly the same. For a 1/16", a third of that is 1/48" or 0.02"...that's pretty...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-29-2021, 01:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 224
Posted By jadnashua
With square edges, you have to be VERY careful...

With square edges, you have to be VERY careful when cleaning up the grout, as it is REALLY easy to wash it down below the square edges, which can be quite sharp. Yes, if there's a bevel, the grout...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-29-2021, 01:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 275
Posted By jadnashua
If there's an attic above and you're going out...

If there's an attic above and you're going out the roof, had you considered something like a Solatube tubular skylight with their exhaust fan? This could replace your overhead light fixture...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-27-2021, 08:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,327
Posted By jadnashua
A showerhead does not increase the pressure of...

A showerhead does not increase the pressure of the water! IF there's enough volume, the restriction of the nozzles will increase the VELOCITY of the water, which people incorrectly relate to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-26-2021, 10:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 327
Posted By jadnashua
If you use a rigid wedge spacer, you can stack...

If you use a rigid wedge spacer, you can stack them immediately (a wedge lets you make fine adjustments). You do not want to use a spacer that is flexible, as the weight of the tile will likely...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-25-2021, 03:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,087
Posted By jadnashua
Personally, I wouldn't have an issue installing a...

Personally, I wouldn't have an issue installing a BB later after the tile had been installed. Yes, it would have been better to install it prior to the tile going up, but if it is a corner one, or...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-24-2021, 11:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 199
Posted By jadnashua
Schluter doesn't license trained people, but they...

Schluter doesn't license trained people, but they do give them a certificate if they finish a training class. If you're going to hire someone, keep in mind that they may be able to get their product...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-23-2021, 09:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 479
Posted By jadnashua
Those slots on the underside of the clamping part...

Those slots on the underside of the clamping part of the drain are your weepholes. If your waterproofing job is done well as is, you've essentially negated the divot. If there's any defect, water...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-23-2021, 09:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 714
Posted By jadnashua
If they sanded through the gelcoat in that area,...

If they sanded through the gelcoat in that area, the substrate would show through, and that may be what's showing up as a line, rather than an actual crack.

Gelcoat can be applied in multiple...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-23-2021, 09:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 955
Posted By jadnashua
Linoleum does not contain asbestos, but the...

Linoleum does not contain asbestos, but the adhesive can, so without testing for that, you probably are correct to not disturb it. It can be done with the proper technique. 1/4" ply and hardwood...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-23-2021, 09:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,096
Posted By jadnashua
A true clear epoxy might allow some coloration of...

A true clear epoxy might allow some coloration of the thinset underneath to show through. You might like this translucent one...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-21-2021, 04:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,092
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: 51
Views: 1,092
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: 1,085
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: 284
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: 51
Views: 1,092
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.
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