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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 06:37 PM
Replies: 46
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Posted By jadnashua
If you were to put up Kerdiboard, and the block...

If you were to put up Kerdiboard, and the block is unpainted, you'd spot bond it to the existing blocks while making the waterproofing layer perfectly plumb in one step. https://youtu.be/7O6bNoS6NW0
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 03:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 170
Posted By jadnashua
In class, the instructor said that when...

In class, the instructor said that when installing a profile on a wall, push a thin layer of thinset onto the Kerdi, place the profile in position, then spread and notch the thinset over the bonding...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-11-2020, 10:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 493
Posted By jadnashua
Schluter has videos on their website that show...

Schluter has videos on their website that show how to install the stuff. Basically, they want you to use KerdiBand between the KerdiBoard and the tub deck/flange. Thinset on the Kerdiboard, and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-11-2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 98
Posted By jadnashua
None of the Ditra products are sold as a crack...

None of the Ditra products are sold as a crack isolation layer - they are designed to help the different expansion rates of the material layers. Noble and others do make some that could work.
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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-11-2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 207
Posted By jadnashua
When your grout closely matches the tile, a...

When your grout closely matches the tile, a slightly larger grout joint around the drain doesn't seem to be an issue. The last one I did, the 2x2 tile fit perfectly around the grate with even grout...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-11-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 98
Posted By jadnashua
Is the existing surface sloped? Given the...

Is the existing surface sloped?

Given the sun exposure and thermal expansion, plan to incorporate some expansion joints. Those can be either engineered ones, or a caulk one. AN engineered one...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-11-2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 461
Posted By jadnashua
To drain properly, a pebble floor begs for a...

To drain properly, a pebble floor begs for a greater slope than 1/4" per foot, so that's another reason the foam pans are out. On Wedi, for example, on a tile like that, they require the use of an...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-10-2020, 08:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 461
Posted By jadnashua
The shower pan does warm up when you start the...

The shower pan does warm up when you start the shower, but if it's on a slab, it can take longer, and the foam pan acts like some good insulator. A mud pan is certainly less expensive and accounts...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-10-2020, 04:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 766
Posted By jadnashua
If the tub's surface is flat and level, you...

If the tub's surface is flat and level, you should be able to start there and not deal with a ledger board. The use of hard wedges versus the more typical soft spacers give you a bit more...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-10-2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 586
Posted By jadnashua
Immediately adjacent to a profile, you don't need...

Immediately adjacent to a profile, you don't need caulk. The interior of the niche's changes of plane, you should, or the do make profiles for that, too. Dilex-eke is designed for interior corners....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-10-2020, 02:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 586
Posted By jadnashua
The profiles are designed so that you can grout...

The profiles are designed so that you can grout them...they have enough flexibility to prevent the grout from cracking due to thermal or other allowable movement, so no caulk is needed.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-10-2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 108
Posted By jadnashua
Thinset designed for larger format tile tends to...

Thinset designed for larger format tile tends to be a bit stiffer to help prevent the big, heavy tile from sinking under its own weight, or if you press down on an edge too hard. It is critical to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-10-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 493
Posted By jadnashua
The key to installing any sheet membrane is using...

The key to installing any sheet membrane is using a quality thinset that is mixed well, and dampening the surface prior to spreading the thinset so that it stays the proper consistency. YOu'll know...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-10-2020, 02:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 87
Posted By jadnashua
The blocking does not change the distributed load...

The blocking does not change the distributed load deflection, it does help with a point load by sharing the load between adjacent joists...but, a properly installed subfloor does as well. IOW, the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-10-2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 108
Posted By jadnashua
Schluter warns against using a LATEX modified...

Schluter warns against using a LATEX modified mortar. The ANSI spec does not call out the specific type of modifier, just the overall final characteristics. So, there's no blanket recommendation...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-10-2020, 01:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 201
Posted By jadnashua
For any of the tile that will remain, if the...

For any of the tile that will remain, if the grout joint is done with caulk, it will be really difficult to get the remaining tile edges clean enough for a cement based grout to bond well.

It...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-09-2020, 10:22 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,698
Posted By jadnashua
Ditra on a floor is installed instead of cbu. TO...

Ditra on a floor is installed instead of cbu. TO make it waterproof, you need to use KerdiBand on the seams, and if you expect a flood, maybe up the walls, too. It will still flow out the door,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-09-2020, 10:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 493
Posted By jadnashua
Pick one of the methods to build a shower from...

Pick one of the methods to build a shower from the TCNA handbook, do it properly, and the shower should last without issues until you decide to remodel, whether that's a few years, or decades.
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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-09-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 216
Posted By jadnashua
Don't go to the trouble of trying to remove...

Don't go to the trouble of trying to remove existing nails as you'd probably damage the boards in the process unless they're sticking up and easily pulled.

Nothing wrong with screws, and they are...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-09-2020, 02:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 493
Posted By jadnashua
Would you complain about drywall on your ceiling...

Would you complain about drywall on your ceiling failing because the roof leaked? What about next to windows or doorways?

It's not all that hard to build a shower right, regardless of the method...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-09-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 694
Posted By jadnashua
Assuming the base is tile, (well, even if wood!)...

Assuming the base is tile, (well, even if wood!) install the floor tile with a gap at the edges, then install the floor tile to cover that gap. Or, if you like the look, you could use a profile at...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-08-2020, 04:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 216
Posted By jadnashua
If you're adding the recommended construction...

If you're adding the recommended construction adhesive, ring-shank nails work unless the joists are not aligned, then screws can help pull the panel down tight. Once the adhesive sets, the fasteners...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-08-2020, 04:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 184
Posted By jadnashua
Tile is a distributed load. Cross-bracing the...

Tile is a distributed load. Cross-bracing the joists helps tie a point load on one joist and shares it with an adjacent one(s), but does not change the overall deflection rating of the floor. It...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-08-2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 493
Posted By jadnashua
FWIW, if you decide to use Kerdi, forget the cbu,...

FWIW, if you decide to use Kerdi, forget the cbu, and just use drywall...cheaper to buy, bigger sheets so fewer seams, and it works. Some cbu panels (Hardiebacker is notorious for it) will suck a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-07-2020, 08:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 216
Posted By jadnashua
I'm not sure I follow your question...but, making...

I'm not sure I follow your question...but, making one larger patch is fine as long as you're patching from joist to joist on the ends, and can support the long edges with some blocking. The goal on...
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