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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 03:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 641
Posted By jadnashua
When installed properly, (i.e., not embedded in...

When installed properly, (i.e., not embedded in the shower pan in this case), the panel will get essentially dry and stay no more than slightly damp on the surface. Cellulose does expand when it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-17-2022, 09:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 641
Posted By jadnashua
The instructions for HardieBacker specifically...

The instructions for HardieBacker specifically say that the board MUST be terminated ABOVE the top of the mudbed, and NOT embedded IN it. So, this is a major problem long-term. From the data sheet...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-16-2022, 06:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 326
Posted By jadnashua
Did you look at the instructions for RedGard? ...

Did you look at the instructions for RedGard? There's a bit more on their website, too.

I'd probably use some of their tape, apply that over the junction onto the tiling flange, then apply a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2022, 11:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 606
Posted By jadnashua
To work well, long-term, a shower needs a...

To work well, long-term, a shower needs a waterproof pan, sloped properly, with all the little details in its structure done properly. To me, structurally correct is all of the waterproofing and...
Forum: The Mud Box 01-15-2022, 11:50 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 10,888
Posted By jadnashua
Well, it's been two years...time flies. ...

Well, it's been two years...time flies.

Physically, no significant health problems from the incident, but a pre-existing health issue has given me more grief in the last year. The heart loop...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2022, 06:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 606
Posted By jadnashua
THere are a bunch of people that know what and...

THere are a bunch of people that know what and how to do things correctly, too. Finding them is the issue! But, you can't take the "I've been doing it like this for ages with no problems" as always...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2022, 03:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 606
Posted By jadnashua
I might also point out, having years of...

I might also point out, having years of 'experience' doesn't mean the vendor is producing industry standard work. What you want is both a good visual effect, and a good structural effect. You could...
Forum: The Mud Box 01-15-2022, 12:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 298
Posted By jadnashua
Starting 19 January, if the timeline holds true,...

Starting 19 January, if the timeline holds true, you'll be able to go onto a Federal website and order up to four rapid COVID tests for free per household. They indicate it should take 7-10 days to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-14-2022, 02:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 606
Posted By jadnashua
The Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (CTEF) has...

The Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (CTEF) has a certification test for professional tile people. I don't know how common it is to actually have someone get that piece of paper, but it's my...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-14-2022, 01:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 224
Posted By jadnashua
This was a while ago...when someone was...

This was a while ago...when someone was demonstrating cutting a large format tile, they put the cutter in a bit, and pushed it off of the end rather than starting at the outside, and cutting the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-13-2022, 09:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 606
Posted By jadnashua
The TCNA handbook is the bible for the tile...

The TCNA handbook is the bible for the tile industry. Ask the contractor which procedure he will be using to build your shower. If he doesn't know what it is, look for another!

There are...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-13-2022, 02:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 706
Posted By jadnashua
Thinset bonds to drywall fine, you could use...

Thinset bonds to drywall fine, you could use thinset to bond the niche in place.

Depending on the size of the bar or whatever you are trying to anchor, Wingits fasteners are rated to exceed the...
Forum: The Mud Box 01-12-2022, 03:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 293
Posted By jadnashua
From what I read, 2.9 is the low end of the range...

From what I read, 2.9 is the low end of the range which is -2.9 to -4. So, -2.9 is still within the normal range, but on the edge.

Regardless, it's still pretty acidic. A common vinegar is in...
Forum: The Mud Box 01-09-2022, 05:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 293
Posted By jadnashua
Running it outside without neutralizing it first...

Running it outside without neutralizing it first can kill your grass and maybe eat out the concrete slab or mortar of the foundation. Running it down the drain without neutralizing can get costly...
Forum: The Mud Box 01-09-2022, 04:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 298
Posted By jadnashua
In Cyprus this last week, they discovered a small...

In Cyprus this last week, they discovered a small group of people that had a new variation that appears to have the combined effects of Delta and Omicron. So, higher infection rates, and both the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-08-2022, 11:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 231
Posted By jadnashua
A 2x2 should follow most any properly built pan,...

A 2x2 should follow most any properly built pan, so that should be fine. A tile that size should fit around the square drain cover neatly if you center the tile layout, you may not need to cut a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-08-2022, 09:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 429
Posted By jadnashua
When I set some SLC over Advantec, when mixing...

When I set some SLC over Advantec, when mixing it, I had some drip on the floor outside where I was pouring. Once that cured, I tried scraping it off, hit it with a hammer, and nothing dislodged it....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-08-2022, 06:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 231
Posted By jadnashua
I'd put some foam underneath the slab of the...

I'd put some foam underneath the slab of the shower unless I was using a preformed foam shower pan.

Note, while you can offset your drain like you show in your diagram, keep in mind that if you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-07-2022, 05:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 400
Posted By jadnashua
That's a loaded question. There are various...

That's a loaded question.

There are various types of grout, and numerous situations from say a countertop, to a dry wall, to a garage floor, to a shower where you might want one type or another.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-07-2022, 04:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 231
Posted By jadnashua
Depending on how thick the slab is, they may be...

Depending on how thick the slab is, they may be able to grind a recess rather than cutting then chopping out the existing slab section.

While more common on slab on grade versus in a basement,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-07-2022, 04:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 706
Posted By jadnashua
When laminating things together, you need...

When laminating things together, you need intimate contact. By using sealant between the two sheets, because the material isn't stiff enough on its own, just using the screws to attach things wasn't...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-06-2022, 11:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 310
Posted By jadnashua
REmove what's there. You'll probably want to...

REmove what's there. You'll probably want to move the drain to the middle of the shower, or, if you wish to go with a linear drain, one edge. A linear drain costs more, but your mud bed can become...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-06-2022, 06:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 462
Posted By jadnashua
FWIW, the second time you attempt a mud bed, the...

FWIW, the second time you attempt a mud bed, the end results tend to be much better, and finished much faster. All of the time you've worried about how to fix what you have, the cost and time to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-05-2022, 10:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,793
Posted By jadnashua
FWIW, when painting on something like Hydroban or...

FWIW, when painting on something like Hydroban or RedGard, it's not hard to end up with a pinhole or thin spot that might allow moisture through...this is one reason why I prefer sheet membranes. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-05-2022, 05:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 460
Posted By jadnashua
A floating floor might work. Don't have any...

A floating floor might work. Don't have any experience doing this. The flooring in my first floor is all floating...i.e., not attached to anything except itself, but it's level, not sloped.
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