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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 11:46 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By jadnashua
FWIW, any home should have the abutting land...

FWIW, any home should have the abutting land sloped away from the foundation for at least 6' or so (more is better), so that you don't get it pooling because of a depression. Gutters will help IF...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-04-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 147
Posted By jadnashua
I've had porcelain tile literally break apart as...

I've had porcelain tile literally break apart as I cut them on the wetsaw outside when the tile and the cooling water were not close to the same temperature.

It's better if you can setup a wet...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-04-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 492
Posted By jadnashua
Assuming the grout is hard (indicating it cured...

Assuming the grout is hard (indicating it cured and was not too old and already fired off), as said, it's not the grout that is the problem.

Natural stone varies, even across the same quarry, and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-04-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 91
Posted By jadnashua
It might work out, but you'd need at least an...

It might work out, but you'd need at least an A118.11 thinset. There is an approved method to install tile over TWO layers of ply on a floor, but I don't remember them discussing it on a wall, or...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-03-2019, 11:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 492
Posted By jadnashua
First off, your slope does not meet the...

First off, your slope does not meet the standards...it's a minimum of 1/4"/foot. The first one was almost 2.5', so 5/8" drop or so, to what you stated as 3/8" assuming I read it right.

THen,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-03-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 492
Posted By jadnashua
Thinset, tile, and grout are all less than...

Thinset, tile, and grout are all less than waterproof. Deck mud, OTOH, is pretty porous, so moisture SHOULD pass through it fairly quickly, the others, less so, but still potentially noticeable. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-02-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 520
Posted By jadnashua
Installing short sections underneath the floor...

Installing short sections underneath the floor over the beam won't help all that much. The real solution was mentioned earlier...sistering the middle 2/3rds of the joist runs. Think of those joist...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-02-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 258
Posted By jadnashua
What rooms are closest to that area that had...

What rooms are closest to that area that had problems? A bathroom? Does it have a shower? Have you looked in there for issues? If the moisture is not coming up from the slab, it's from some other...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-01-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,165
Posted By jadnashua
How common are post-tensioned slabs in that area?...

How common are post-tensioned slabs in that area? Seems that might help some, but not an after the fact add-on.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-01-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 204
Posted By jadnashua
Roofing nails can be used with some CBUs on the...

Roofing nails can be used with some CBUs on the flooring, but the qualification about hot dipped versus electroplated still applies...never said you could use them for plywood...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-01-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 520
Posted By jadnashua
A joist acts sort of like an I-beam...the top and...

A joist acts sort of like an I-beam...the top and bottom are the biggest components of the strength for stretching and compression...the middle holds them in place. Yes the more in the middle, the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-30-2019, 06:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 739
Posted By jadnashua
The head is the primary clamping device when...

The head is the primary clamping device when bonding two sheets of ply together. Having that area smooth of threads helps ensure you actually get the two panels tight together. WHen working with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-30-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 204
Posted By jadnashua
Also, when installing the cbu, make sure to read...

Also, when installing the cbu, make sure to read and follow the installation instructions. ALL of them require thinset underneath the cbu, then, you can either use hot dipped (not electroplated)...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-30-2019, 06:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,165
Posted By jadnashua
FWIW, while disregarding the cracks, your tile...

FWIW, while disregarding the cracks, your tile was not installed per industry standards. The first pictures you posted show that there was maybe 60% coverage of the tile. Industry standards call...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-29-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 739
Posted By jadnashua
Having threads (nearly) the whole length of the...

Having threads (nearly) the whole length of the screw make panel jacking more likely. There isn't any advantage of having threads in the top layer.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-28-2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 575
Posted By jadnashua
It appears that your tile has a honed finish. If...

It appears that your tile has a honed finish. If it were a high polish, it would be harder to try to match. But, while marble in the scheme of things isn't all that hard, it is harder than wood. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-28-2019, 12:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 520
Posted By jadnashua
While not an official method, some people have...

While not an official method, some people have installed cleats on the sides of the joists, then installed ply between the joists on the cleats such that the top of it is aligned with the tops of the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-27-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 370
Posted By jadnashua
Is there waterproofing on the inside of the...

Is there waterproofing on the inside of the shower walls? If not, they didn't follow industry guidelines about using a vapor barrier behind the walls against the studs, either. The industry...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-26-2019, 11:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 370
Posted By jadnashua
FWIW, neither tile nor grout are considered...

FWIW, neither tile nor grout are considered waterproofing, so some missing grout won't stop a leak through them or around them. It might slow the progress, but won't stop it.

IF the walls in the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-25-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,559
Posted By jadnashua
Wouldn't pass industry standards for good...

Wouldn't pass industry standards for good practice, but might pass FL codes.

Industry standards call for a sloped waterproofing layer to the drain. Neither tile nor grout is considered...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-25-2019, 06:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 484
Posted By jadnashua
If you're not going to install the second sheet...

If you're not going to install the second sheet of ply, and are going to install the Ditra on it directly (it's still a good idea, as the old stuff may not be as good as it would be if it were new),...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-24-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 864
Posted By jadnashua
FWIW, industry standards call for a mud bed over...

FWIW, industry standards call for a mud bed over a wooden subfloor to be thicker than 3/4", closer to 1-1/4" or so. It might work, it might not. The thinner you go, the more it may rely on...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-23-2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 167
Posted By jadnashua
Also, is there any slope on the deck? It should...

Also, is there any slope on the deck? It should slope away from the building at at least 1/4"/foot. If not, water will tend to penetrate much more and not have most of it flow off.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-21-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 4,469
Posted By jadnashua
The better tile snappers can usually make a nice...

The better tile snappers can usually make a nice clean cut (when the scoring point is sharp, at least), but not on all tiles. The less expensive ones can be more problematic. You won't know how...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-21-2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 474
Posted By jadnashua
Plywood has significantly more stiffness across...

Plywood has significantly more stiffness across the outer plies versus along them, so, hopefully, the second layer is oriented the same way, across the joists, as the first, but offset per the...
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