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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 05:07 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By jadnashua
The biggest thing with installing Ditra is...

The biggest thing with installing Ditra is getting the thinset the right consistency. Part of that is to wipe the surface of the floor down with a wet sponge first, just prior to applying the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 04:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 37
Posted By jadnashua
It doesn't really matter which side is out. ...

It doesn't really matter which side is out.

HardieBacker is VERY thirsty...I know with RedGard, when used over Hardie, they want you to thin with water some Redgard and then use it as a primer. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 03:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 197
Posted By jadnashua
Surface bonded membranes have been around since...

Surface bonded membranes have been around since the 1980's, have millions of installations, and are not new. They work when you install them properly, and it isn't really very hard but you do need...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:17 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,492
Posted By jadnashua
In a conventional shower build it is critical...

In a conventional shower build it is critical that the mudbed above the liner be porous. The waterproofing is the liner, not the tile nor the grout. SOme, not much, moisture will get beneath, and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 197
Posted By jadnashua
You appear to have enough depth to not use a curb...

You appear to have enough depth to not use a curb in the conventional sense at all with a step down rather than a surface curb rising from the main floor, or a very short one. As CX said, though,...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout Yesterday, 02:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 405
Posted By jadnashua
If you're a pro, go to the pro area and introduce...

If you're a pro, go to the pro area and introduce yourself. The moderators here tend to direct people looking to have work done there, and you could respond if it's in your area and are interested.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-14-2021, 03:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 163
Posted By jadnashua
It shouldn't do that, but there's at least a few...

It shouldn't do that, but there's at least a few reasons why that could happen.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-13-2021, 08:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 81
Posted By jadnashua
KerdiFix is stable and is specifically designed...

KerdiFix is stable and is specifically designed to stick to KerdiBoard and other Kerdi products. It has great tack, but it does cure fairly slowly (about 1/8" per day from the edges in they told us...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-13-2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By jadnashua
What you might end up with eventually is...

What you might end up with eventually is effectively a floating floor held together by the thinset on top and the grout...if you start to hear crunching when walking on it, the grout joints will fail...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-12-2021, 10:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 848
Posted By jadnashua
A prudent installer will take training to...

A prudent installer will take training to understand and practice how to install new materials, but that isn't a requirement, and doesn't always happen. Some will then end up getting a less than...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-12-2021, 09:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 140
Posted By jadnashua
Something like Mapei's Eco Prim Grip primer MIGHT...

Something like Mapei's Eco Prim Grip primer MIGHT work, if you want to call them, but with the cost of that, changing the drywall may come out a wash, at least on materials costs.

WHen installed...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-11-2021, 06:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 178
Posted By jadnashua
Grout, unless it's a highly contrasting choice,...

Grout, unless it's a highly contrasting choice, tends to hide minor imperfections. In a quick look, I don't see sheet-to-sheet joints that are a more common complaint. Sometimes, those are quite...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-07-2021, 06:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 365
Posted By jadnashua
Big difference with the sheet membrane over a mud...

Big difference with the sheet membrane over a mud pan versus the material attached to their foam, whether it is one of the preformed pans, or Kerdiboard, or the membrane over the (older) foam pans...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-07-2021, 12:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 365
Posted By jadnashua
FWIW, in a class there, they told us that if you...

FWIW, in a class there, they told us that if you penetrate Kerdiboard or their similar shower tray in the manner you indicated, as long as it did not go entirely through, to just tile over it. You...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-06-2021, 05:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By jadnashua
Time priorities can vary considerably depending...

Time priorities can vary considerably depending on whether you're a DIY'er, or a pro trying to get to the next job. The tileable grate can help hide it in the field if that's useful to you, and if...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-05-2021, 08:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 323
Posted By jadnashua
You can use the Kerdi system with your own mud...

You can use the Kerdi system with your own mud pan, if you wish...done all of the time, and means you only need one mudbed rather than two.

But, yes, using mud is the best way to produce a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-05-2021, 05:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 353
Posted By jadnashua
Where I live, obviously way across the country,...

Where I live, obviously way across the country, the fabricator I've used sells his remnants for 50% of the per sqft price of a normal slab order. One of the more expensive options working with stone...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-05-2021, 01:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By jadnashua
FWIW, the tiled grate cover is the least...

FWIW, the tiled grate cover is the least expensive version of grate since you end up finishing it with tile versus them having to polish a metal one...that would tend to hide the grate, so the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-04-2021, 03:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 353
Posted By jadnashua
Try Googling 'stone fabricators in san Diego' and...

Try Googling 'stone fabricators in san Diego' and call some. You'll probably come up with at least one that will let you buy some remnants and make what you want.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-04-2021, 03:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By jadnashua
It makes shaping the pan a bit harder, as then,...

It makes shaping the pan a bit harder, as then, you'd want that short section of tile against the wall to slope back towards the drain. Take that to an extreme, some people put it in the middle, and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-03-2021, 03:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 121
Posted By jadnashua
The electrical code calls for devices that can be...

The electrical code calls for devices that can be on for extended periods of time to be derated to 80% of the capacity...so, if the load was less than 16A, at least from the electrical code, you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-02-2021, 07:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 194
Posted By jadnashua
ANy product you use requires following the...

ANy product you use requires following the manufacturer's instructions. There are millions of square feet of Ditra installed around the world, and it's been around for close to 30-years. It works,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-02-2021, 05:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 194
Posted By jadnashua
Wediboard is similar to KerdiBoard. While...

Wediboard is similar to KerdiBoard. While probably either would work, only Wediboard is approved for use on a floor.

Finding a decent density foam panel otherwise, could be an issue, and then,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-02-2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 194
Posted By jadnashua
None of the cement boards are approved for that...

None of the cement boards are approved for that use. One panel that is is WediBoard, which, although minimal, because the core is foam, would provide a thermal break to the slab, and might be...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-02-2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 815
Posted By jadnashua
My biggest gripe with painted on waterproofing...

My biggest gripe with painted on waterproofing material is that it's harder than you think to get a solid coat between the min/max thickness without runs or pinholes. Give ten people a roller and...
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