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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 10:14 PM
Replies: 3
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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 Yesterday, 03:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 944
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: 105
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: 4
Views: 177
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: 465
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: 833
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: 22
Views: 864
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: 36
Views: 509
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: 36
Views: 509
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: 847
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: 192
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: 36
Views: 509
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.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-19-2021, 05:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 239
Posted By jadnashua
Dry pack is the least expensive way to do this,...

Dry pack is the least expensive way to do this, but you could use foam but you'd have to make yourself a jig to shape it to the desired slope. If you have a router, it would take far more time to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-18-2021, 10:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 509
Posted By jadnashua
There's an article in the 'liberry' that...

There's an article in the 'liberry' that discusses how to add subflooring. The second layer does need to be installed across the joists, not aligned with them (IOW, the same direction as the first...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 01-18-2021, 06:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 139
Posted By jadnashua
The glossy appearance on your tile will wear and...

The glossy appearance on your tile will wear and leave it more blotchy in the future. Sometimes, dampening a cloth with more sealer, then buffing dry with say a second, clean one works to remove the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-17-2021, 08:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 811
Posted By jadnashua
FWIW, many tile these days, along with most of...

FWIW, many tile these days, along with most of the Schluter products, are actually metrically sized. Some day, the US may catch up to the rest of the world and use a more logical system...regardless...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-16-2021, 11:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 245
Posted By jadnashua
Assuming you're using dry pack to build your...

Assuming you're using dry pack to build your shower pan, that part will become the proper height and slope, regardless of what's underneath as long as you've made a structurally sufficient patch to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-16-2021, 01:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 642
Posted By jadnashua
Turn the box to the closet side and just put a...

Turn the box to the closet side and just put a blank cover on it.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2021, 07:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 224
Posted By jadnashua
If you decide to use something like screw jacks...

If you decide to use something like screw jacks on poles, you might try doing this over several days, raising it a little bit more each day to get it where you want. Wood lignin acts sort of like a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2021, 07:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 167
Posted By jadnashua
As said, the plastic or roofing felt is there to...

As said, the plastic or roofing felt is there to help prevent the subfloor from sucking too much moisture out of the dry pack before it can cure properly...it doesn't take anything fancy. Pretty...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-14-2021, 03:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 413
Posted By jadnashua
Even on a connected sheet, the 1x1" tile won't...

Even on a connected sheet, the 1x1" tile won't work well over Ditra...the goal is to have each tile supported by enough thinset towers so a point load won't cause it to tip into one of the plastic...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-13-2021, 08:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 847
Posted By jadnashua
Removing a tile from KerdiBoard will likely tear...

Removing a tile from KerdiBoard will likely tear the outside covering off. Now, the board is waterproof without that, so it wouldn't be as catastrophic as pulling the fleece off of the membrane...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-13-2021, 03:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 348
Posted By jadnashua
The industry standard for a long tile like you...

The industry standard for a long tile like you have is not to use a 50% offset, more like a third. What you have, when the tile is bowed, is the high point of the tile in the middle sitting over the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-12-2021, 04:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 224
Posted By jadnashua
As I understand it, none of those options would...

As I understand it, none of those options would meet industry standards.

With the planks, if you want them to remain, you need at least 1/2" plywood installed on top of it.

None of the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-12-2021, 04:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 847
Posted By jadnashua
The foam used in KerdiBoard is a denser version...

The foam used in KerdiBoard is a denser version of the foam coffee cup you may use...it's waterproof on its own. The coverings make the board stiffer and help improve the vapor transmission, and...
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