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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 12:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 372
Posted By jadnashua
When installing any of the profiles, make sure to...

When installing any of the profiles, make sure to clean off any thinset that will be in an area that shows as it can stain the profile, or pit it if it cures, then you try to knock it off. You'll...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 07:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By jadnashua
KerdiFIx will work, but it's expensive. You'd...

KerdiFIx will work, but it's expensive. You'd need some for the overlap to bond to the tub, but elsewhere, thinset is preferred. For that application, you could probably get by with the smaller...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-22-2020, 07:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 280
Posted By jadnashua
Some slate is very dense and solid. Some called...

Some slate is very dense and solid. Some called slate is little more than compressed silt. The multi-colored stuff is often junk. The real stuff that is fine grained can be pretty solid. Still,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-22-2020, 07:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 156
Posted By jadnashua
New construction with 5/8" is one thing...after...

New construction with 5/8" is one thing...after tearing out layers above it, not necessarily as good.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-22-2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 513
Posted By jadnashua
Slabs are often set in silicone, so will be tough...

Slabs are often set in silicone, so will be tough to move once it has set.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-21-2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 81
Posted By jadnashua
What do you mean by flange? Post a picture of...

What do you mean by flange? Post a picture of what you have, and it will be easier to help.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-20-2020, 08:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 156
Posted By jadnashua
Something like Ditra can go over the plywood...

Something like Ditra can go over the plywood second layer and it's only about 1/8" thick, if that's big enough to make a difference to you. It is easier to carry home, cut and install than cbu. The...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-20-2020, 05:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 156
Posted By jadnashua
Most pros would not tile on 5/8" ply. The specs...

Most pros would not tile on 5/8" ply. The specs say it is okay (assuming the joist spacing is 16" OC) when new and properly installed...yours isn't. There is an industry procedure for tiling on two...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-20-2020, 01:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 227
Posted By jadnashua
Blocking between the joists helps to spread the...

Blocking between the joists helps to spread the load, but it does not actually increase the distributed load strength...it helps share the load with adjacent supports, but if they all are overloaded,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-19-2020, 09:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 103
Posted By jadnashua
I've used a couple of different fasteners from...

I've used a couple of different fasteners from this company. https://www.wingits.com/products/type/grab_bar_fasteners

Toggle bolts could work, but drilling into block sometimes isn't all that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-19-2020, 07:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 352
Posted By jadnashua
I've read that some tile showrooms do that so...

I've read that some tile showrooms do that so it's easy to change out to a new style. A floating floor in tile, held together only by mostly the grout, could survive awhile. Any void underneath...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-17-2020, 09:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By jadnashua
FWIW, the size of the tile has no bearing in...

FWIW, the size of the tile has no bearing in whether it will crack or not. A longer tile does mean you will want your floor to be flatter so that you won't be trying to set it over a hump or a dip. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-16-2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 280
Posted By jadnashua
TO gain the strength, when sistering joists, you...

TO gain the strength, when sistering joists, you need to encompass at least the middle 2/3'rds of it. More is good, but doesn't really change it that much more.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-16-2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 528
Posted By jadnashua
Since the tile are on concrete, could a bonded...

Since the tile are on concrete, could a bonded mudbed be used without removing the existing tile? Maybe with some EcoPrim grip then some thinset?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-16-2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 149
Posted By jadnashua
That's a question best asked of the manufacturer.

That's a question best asked of the manufacturer.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-15-2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 646
Posted By jadnashua
It looks like your tee on the washer supply is...

It looks like your tee on the washer supply is galvanized...you really don't want that there. Brass or SS, or copper. Especially on the hot side, that will start to rust and give you problems down...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-14-2020, 12:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By jadnashua
Normally, extending it under the tub is not...

Normally, extending it under the tub is not needed.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-13-2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 569
Posted By jadnashua
Don't know what the budget is, and you may or may...

Don't know what the budget is, and you may or may not be getting paid much in labor, if at all for a friend, but I'd consider going back and using Kerdi. You could use Kerdiboard for the walls, and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-13-2020, 08:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 212
Posted By jadnashua
To get each leg to have a slope towards the...

To get each leg to have a slope towards the shower (you want about a 2-degree one), will take a compound angle on the 45-degree cuts if you want the seam edges to be parallel to each other. If you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-12-2020, 05:26 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,607
Posted By jadnashua
There are diamond router bits that can do that. ...

There are diamond router bits that can do that. You can do it with diamond pads on a grinder (harder to get it nice and even), or, do what most in Europe have been doing for decades, use a profile. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-11-2020, 07:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 192
Posted By jadnashua
There have been some issues with porcelain tiles...

There have been some issues with porcelain tiles 5mm thick on a floor, but I've not heard of any with those thicker. One of the things with any tile is if it is glazed, and the overall strength. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-11-2020, 03:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 265
Posted By jadnashua
ONe of the advantages of any surface applied...

ONe of the advantages of any surface applied membrane is that it can make the entire shower waterproof. One of the disadvantages of any surface applied membrane is that it is nearly impossible to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-10-2020, 07:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 265
Posted By jadnashua
Thinset doesn't 'stick' to Kerdi...it bonds by...

Thinset doesn't 'stick' to Kerdi...it bonds by flowing around the fleece, then curing, locking things in place. Think hot wax poured on fabric...it's in the weave, not really 'stuck'. If you pull...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-10-2020, 01:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 310
Posted By jadnashua
When you key mortar into the back of the tile,...

When you key mortar into the back of the tile, done right, you are assuring that you are starting with a flatter surface and that the mortar is actually in intimate contact with the entire surface...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-10-2020, 01:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 356
Posted By jadnashua
I'm no concrete expert, so take this with a grain...

I'm no concrete expert, so take this with a grain of salt...

IMHO, if it were a shrinkage crack, I think it would have broken where the score line was made during the pour, which would have been...
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