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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 02:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 80
Posted By jadnashua
A wood rasp or a sanding drum might work to...

A wood rasp or a sanding drum might work to reshape the rear legs. If they are not solid but have a veneer on them, a sanding drum may work out better as it would be less likely to chip or...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 02:41 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,816
Posted By jadnashua
Yes, you can run the cable vertically. The...

Yes, you can run the cable vertically.

The issue with putting the cable too close to a wall is how the heat radiates from the cable. The cable and surface could get too hot as there may not be a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 12:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 211
Posted By jadnashua
If the curb is screwed to itself, and not through...

If the curb is screwed to itself, and not through the liner, it may be fine. Not sure how that would hold it to the liner and underlying materials solid enough to keep from moving the tile and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 07:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 211
Posted By jadnashua
Plumbing code in most places prohibit screws...

Plumbing code in most places prohibit screws penetrating the liner below 3" ABOVE the top of the curb...so, yes, I see a problem with that!

If the product has a plumbing code approval AND that's...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 06:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 137
Posted By jadnashua
Looks like it could be what's referred to as...

Looks like it could be what's referred to as 'picture framing' starting. In the fine print, was the grout used listed as suitable for natural stone? If not, the stain is likely permanent, and will...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 01:41 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,881
Posted By jadnashua
FWIW, some find that white thinset tends to be...

FWIW, some find that white thinset tends to be better than the same one in grey because to get it white, the products that go into it need to be a bit 'cleaner' and sorted out better. That may or...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-26-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 535
Posted By jadnashua
While a little more complex to figure out...

While a little more complex to figure out quantities and layout, there are some interesting tile patterns that utilize various tile sizes that can add interest to the floor, if that's what you're...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-26-2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By jadnashua
When you add the cost of the Hardieboard, screws,...

When you add the cost of the Hardieboard, screws, tape and Redgard, to me, it makes more sense to just get some Kerdiboard panels. You do need to band the screw penetrations and seams, but you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-25-2020, 10:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 675
Posted By jadnashua
In the industry, all cement products are rated...

In the industry, all cement products are rated for strength after 28-days...they had to pick a time. In reality, cement can continue to cure for many years. Functionally, it will achieve a fair...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-25-2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,473
Posted By jadnashua
To ensure a good bond, if there's crud on it (say...

To ensure a good bond, if there's crud on it (say paint, drywall mud, adhesives, etc.), they want it clean of those contaminants. Otherwise, on new material, you should be okay, but I'd still call...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-25-2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,881
Posted By jadnashua
Now you have the fun of either playing jigsaw...

Now you have the fun of either playing jigsaw puzzle, or trashing those, and buying new...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-25-2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,906
Posted By jadnashua
Is this a sliding table saw? If so, do the tracks...

Is this a sliding table saw? If so, do the tracks run parallel with the blade and does it wobble? Is the table flat?

DOes it use a water pump to spray the blade, or is it dipping into a tank to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-25-2020, 01:50 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,881
Posted By jadnashua
That would seem to be a prime candidate for a...

That would seem to be a prime candidate for a slant-notched trowel...instead of V's or square or round notches that you must then smush flat when setting the tile, a slant-notched trowel makes the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-25-2020, 01:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 535
Posted By jadnashua
It's my understanding the Schluter did some tests...

It's my understanding the Schluter did some tests at less than industry standards deflection with their Ditra product, but found that while it worked, everything had to be perfect with no margin for...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-24-2020, 03:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 478
Posted By jadnashua
Plumbing code almost universally everywhere...

Plumbing code almost universally everywhere requires the shower waterproofing to be sloped to the drain. That's why they usually require flood testing the LINER, as it is the waterproofing, not...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-24-2020, 03:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 535
Posted By jadnashua
It is VERY rare in a residential building to have...

It is VERY rare in a residential building to have L/720 unless the original design planned for natural stone as it adds potentially, significant costs for no benefit. Now, how easy it is to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-23-2020, 10:45 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,881
Posted By jadnashua
A 50% overlap on larger tile often doesn't work...

A 50% overlap on larger tile often doesn't work well. General industry guidelines call for a max of 30%. But, if your tile are VERY flat, any offset can work. Have you taken a sampling group of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-23-2020, 10:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 535
Posted By jadnashua
Ardex's liquid backerboard is one of few that can...

Ardex's liquid backerboard is one of few that can be feather edged over a wooden subfloor...most require some minimum thickness, often 1/2" above the highest point and metal lath over their...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-23-2020, 08:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 415
Posted By jadnashua
These are good for 300# ...

These are good for 300# https://www.wingits.com/products/wingits_fasteners/master_anchor_fasteners/wingits_master_anchor_fastener_48
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-23-2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 478
Posted By jadnashua
Rapid set mortars tend to be expensive and more...

Rapid set mortars tend to be expensive and more of a pain to use, but they do allow rapid completion of the job. WIthout knowing what was used, can't say whether his timeline is rational or not.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-23-2020, 08:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 535
Posted By jadnashua
SOme people are adamant that that is a...

SOme people are adamant that that is a requirement, the thinset manufacturers seem to realize that any thinset that gets in there will pulverize if the sheets move. Gaps on the subflooring are...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-23-2020, 05:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 415
Posted By jadnashua
The tray is sloped, the bottom of the bench is...

The tray is sloped, the bottom of the bench is not, so getting the slopes and fit right is harder. It's not an insurmountable problem IMHO, though.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-23-2020, 05:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 478
Posted By jadnashua
There are some thinsets that can be grouted hours...

There are some thinsets that can be grouted hours after the tile are set, but normally, you do need to wait a bit prior to grouting. As to the paint on waterproofing, once it has dried, you can tile...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-23-2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 503
Posted By jadnashua
First thing to understand is that 'sealer' is...

First thing to understand is that 'sealer' is somewhat of a misnomer...it will not prevent a stain on a tile or stop it from absorbing things...it will slow it down, giving you time to clean up a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-23-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 130
Posted By jadnashua
You need at least 1/2" of ply. TO keep the...

You need at least 1/2" of ply. TO keep the buildup lower, you could go with a membrane versus a cbu product. FWIW, planks just move too much, and you need something more substantial than cbu on top...
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