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Forum: Professionals' Hangout Yesterday, 05:55 PM
Replies: 19
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Posted By jadnashua
Before I retired, I had time to play with some...

Before I retired, I had time to play with some Military FLIR devices. Saw one demo where I put my hand on the wall for a couple of seconds, and for at least 5-minutes afterwards, you could still see...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 05:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 298
Posted By jadnashua
IF the pan isn't fully bedded and can deflect a...

IF the pan isn't fully bedded and can deflect a little...having the wallboard tight up against it can cause squeaks. Plus, the different materials are likely to expand and contract at different...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-11-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 180
Posted By jadnashua
Yes...none of the waterproofing systems is...

Yes...none of the waterproofing systems is totally vapor proof, so any moisture that gets into the wall, with a vapor retarder on both sides, will potentially build up...it needs to be able to dry...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-11-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 298
Posted By jadnashua
Be very selective of the SLC you chose as some...

Be very selective of the SLC you chose as some require a minimum of 1/2" above the highest point when used over wood. If this is over a slab, then you wouldn't need lath, either.

Also be very...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-11-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 161
Posted By jadnashua
Run the long edge across the joists. Not all...

Run the long edge across the joists.

Not all OSB panels are created equal, but I've had good luck with Advantec. The only issue is, some thinsets don't like to stick to some of them, but I've not...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-11-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 147
Posted By jadnashua
I'm not sure that a construction adhesive is a...

I'm not sure that a construction adhesive is a good idea. You probably should ask Schluter about it. If the stuff says it's okay for use with a foam product, then it will probably work, but...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-08-2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 240
Posted By jadnashua
If all of the tile that were loose started around...

If all of the tile that were loose started around the drain, I'd want to look to see how big of a hole they put in the subflooring! If it's much bigger than the nominal 5" OD, or the subflooring is...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-08-2019, 09:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 380
Posted By jadnashua
The newer BX stuff has an internal bonding wire...

The newer BX stuff has an internal bonding wire for grounding...the older stuff relied on the outer casing, which usually fails to be a good ground after awhile.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-07-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 380
Posted By jadnashua
Many older houses did not run a ground to the...

Many older houses did not run a ground to the outlets. Some used BX, but over the years, that metal pathway that might have made an okay ground typically corrodes and it's useless. A ground should...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-30-2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,320
Posted By jadnashua
THe waterproofing must go on AFTER you've screwed...

THe waterproofing must go on AFTER you've screwed everything in place. And, you should have taped all seams and installed thinset prior to the waterproofing as well. If you get speed bumps, you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-27-2019, 09:32 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,320
Posted By jadnashua
Typical cardboard is made of wood pulp. Not sure...

Typical cardboard is made of wood pulp. Not sure it would be all that much different than a wooden stud in many situations when in compression between the cbu and the stud, and certainly none if you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-22-2019, 10:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 106
Posted By jadnashua
You want a soft joint wherever the tile meet up...

You want a soft joint wherever the tile meet up against some other rigid surface, whether that is against a wall, or post. You can do that with leaving a physical gap, using an engineered movement...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-22-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 465
Posted By jadnashua
The blocking isn't a big deal once the top and...

The blocking isn't a big deal once the top and bottom are anchored especially if you use adhesive when installing the subflooring. It's more important during initial construction when a long joist...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-22-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 465
Posted By jadnashua
You want to sister at least the middle 2/3'rds of...

You want to sister at least the middle 2/3'rds of the joist's span. Running each end to the support does increase the strength, but getting the middle 2/3rds gets most of it.

If your floor isn't...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-21-2019, 09:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 244
Posted By jadnashua
FL seems to think it lives in an alternate...

FL seems to think it lives in an alternate universe, and industry standards don't apply to them. There's LOTS of showers built in FL that don't conform. What you have would not have passed a code...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-14-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,719
Posted By jadnashua
FOr a curved edge protection, Schluter does make...

FOr a curved edge protection, Schluter does make a couple of profiles that have the mounting flange cut that normally holds it straight, with a section chopped out of it that allows it to be bent to...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-13-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 445
Posted By jadnashua
Mapei, and probably others, make a mortar that is...

Mapei, and probably others, make a mortar that is thixotropic...it flows when you agitate it, but stays where you put it when done. It can be used to make a ramp. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-13-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,719
Posted By jadnashua
The metal profiles need IMMEDIATE cleaning, or...

The metal profiles need IMMEDIATE cleaning, or you'll stain or discolor them from the alkali in the thinset. Other than that, they work. SEt them, then wipe the exposed surface free of any thinset....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-12-2019, 11:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 282
Posted By jadnashua
THe tile is probably glazed. If you have any...

THe tile is probably glazed. If you have any spares, check to see if the color is the same on the top, edges, and bottom. If not, then it's glazed. I don't know how you'd get a crackle finish...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-12-2019, 10:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 282
Posted By jadnashua
The longer the time after grouting, the harder...

The longer the time after grouting, the harder the cement cures (assuming it's a cement based grout), so you want to get this started as soon as possible. Sometimes, just a good rub with say a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-12-2019, 09:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 311
Posted By jadnashua
Well, that's two things (at least) that weren't...

Well, that's two things (at least) that weren't done to industry standards. The pitch should be a MINIMUM or 1/4" per foot, and with pebbles, more is recommended.

The plumbing code calls for the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-11-2019, 09:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 311
Posted By jadnashua
Some stone will not actually absorb any sealer -...

Some stone will not actually absorb any sealer - they're too impervious. But, with a mix of stone types, some of them probably would absorb some. Keep in mind that a sealer won't prevent moisture...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-11-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 781
Posted By jadnashua
Schluter does make a profile for linear showers...

Schluter does make a profile for linear showers that is tapered, so you can make your bottom row a little easier. You may or may not like the look....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-10-2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 781
Posted By jadnashua
INdustry standards call for an expansion joint. ...

INdustry standards call for an expansion joint. That could be caulk, or an engineered profile. Personally, I like the idea of the profiles. Dilex-EKE works well, and it would let your floor tile...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-10-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 330
Posted By jadnashua
Are these cracks along a change of plane? I.e.,...

Are these cracks along a change of plane? I.e., in a corner or between the pan and the wall?

If so, industry guidelines call for that joint to be a flexible joint...not grouted. It can last...
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