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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 05:20 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By jadnashua
FWIW, most residential floors are designed for a...

FWIW, most residential floors are designed for a 50#/sqft load, divided between dead and live loads.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 05:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 351
Posted By jadnashua
Remember, your extension still needs slope to it,...

Remember, your extension still needs slope to it, and any angles will increase the total elevation change...your only real choice is probably go down, remove the trap, extend the run to where you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-22-2021, 07:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 295
Posted By jadnashua
You could make a new mud bed, which would allow...

You could make a new mud bed, which would allow you to get the floor height exactly where you want it IF they allowed enough room to meet at least the minimum thickness. One reason it might have...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-22-2021, 05:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 133
Posted By jadnashua
FIrst, the longer you wait, the harder it will be...

FIrst, the longer you wait, the harder it will be to clean off.

Mix up some vinegar in water and scrub with that. The calcium in the grout will dissolve in acid, but diluted vinegar gives you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-22-2021, 05:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 295
Posted By jadnashua
I think you'll end up finding removing everything...

I think you'll end up finding removing everything to the joists will end up your easiest, longest lasting end result.

Old houses often don't end up with a flat or level floor, and trying to match...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-22-2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 351
Posted By jadnashua
As was said before...a long run to the trap means...

As was said before...a long run to the trap means lots of area that can accumulate crud and be a perpetual source of some nasty smells...that's why the trap is usually installed directly below the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-22-2021, 02:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By jadnashua
I did my bathroom in a hopscotch pattern, and to...

I did my bathroom in a hopscotch pattern, and to get the smaller tile, I cut the full-sized ones into quarters. That left two cut edges, and two factory edges on each tile. I used some pads to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-22-2021, 02:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 254
Posted By jadnashua
Depending on the job, most DIY'ers and even some...

Depending on the job, most DIY'ers and even some pros, won't use a full bag of thinset before it starts to set up...so, what I do is use a bathroom scale that reads out to 0.1#, and weigh the mortar,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-21-2021, 06:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 91
Posted By jadnashua
First off, cement and gypsum are not really...

First off, cement and gypsum are not really compatible...don't remember the actual compound that occurs when they react over time, but it makes for a terrible bond!

If the Kilz is well bonded, my...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-21-2021, 06:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 254
Posted By jadnashua
It appears that your studs are not all in...

It appears that your studs are not all in alignment...this is not uncommon, but the best thing would have been to check and fix prior to screwing the panel down. The panel will just follow the studs...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-21-2021, 02:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,028
Posted By jadnashua
Grout sealers do NOT prevent staining...they slow...

Grout sealers do NOT prevent staining...they slow staining material from being absorbed, giving you time to clean it up first, but that may or may not be enough. Not sure white on a floor is a great...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-20-2021, 02:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,625
Posted By jadnashua
How close is it to a seam? My gut feeling is,...

How close is it to a seam? My gut feeling is, anything more than maybe an inch or two is too much of a loose section, and, if it's within 2" of a seam, even smaller is an issue.

DOn't be afraid...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-20-2021, 01:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,625
Posted By jadnashua
If the area was small, I'd say leave it alone,...

If the area was small, I'd say leave it alone, but a square foot...should be fixed. Cut out that section of Kerdi. If the fleece is intact, you can reuse it as part of the patch, but you may just...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-19-2021, 06:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 351
Posted By jadnashua
If you need to run plumbing through it, I...

If you need to run plumbing through it, I wouldn't try to make it out of Kerdiboard unless you could make it fairly thick with say three sheets, with the middle one maybe being applied in sections to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-19-2021, 02:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 351
Posted By jadnashua
When dealing with 4x4 posts, you don't want...

When dealing with 4x4 posts, you don't want pressure treated stuff when dealing with tile. On the slab, you may want to put some plastic down underneath. Have you done a water vapor test on your...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-18-2021, 08:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 509
Posted By jadnashua
This is a personal thing, but I'm not a big fan...

This is a personal thing, but I'm not a big fan of most things Kohler...as a company, they're infected with NIH (not invented here), and like to do things differently which means they're not always...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-17-2021, 06:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 143
Posted By jadnashua
Out of curiosity, what size tile are on the pan...

Out of curiosity, what size tile are on the pan and what material did you use to attach them? If the tile are on the smaller size, they call for using an epoxy thinset. Regular thinset, under a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-17-2021, 06:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 372
Posted By jadnashua
It appears that the 72" length preformed pans for...

It appears that the 72" length preformed pans for the linear drain does not have the option for the drain on the long side...so, your choice then would be to make your pan out of deck mud, and apply...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-16-2021, 10:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 509
Posted By jadnashua
There are a couple of tools designed to chew out...

There are a couple of tools designed to chew out a fitting from a hub. One of them is called a RamBit https://www.amazon.com/Pasco-3244-2-ram-bit/dp/B00SSKN0OC

Note, the original hub was tapered,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-16-2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By jadnashua
It depends somewhat on whether the tile is glazed...

It depends somewhat on whether the tile is glazed or not. IF it's glazed, it's harder to hide. IF it's a through-body porcelain, you can use diamond pads to soften the edge, but it's time...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-16-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 372
Posted By jadnashua
FWIW, what sold me on Grohe was a stay in London...

FWIW, what sold me on Grohe was a stay in London at a hotel where they had them installed...thermostatically controlled, so the temperature stayed the same regardless. With the older building, and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-15-2021, 05:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 372
Posted By jadnashua
Note that Schluter does make a tiled cover...

Note that Schluter does make a tiled cover drain...I suppose you could use something like teak there, or, if you're using wood-look tile, then, it'd be easy to just tile it like it was intended.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-15-2021, 11:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 222
Posted By jadnashua
Interesting fact...the lignin in wood acts sort...

Interesting fact...the lignin in wood acts sort of like a very viscous liquid...it will flow under stress over time. That's why bookshelves, if they aren't supported along the span, eventually bow...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-14-2021, 06:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By jadnashua
It is very common to install linoleum onto 1/4"...

It is very common to install linoleum onto 1/4" luan, or similar hardwood plywood...that stuff is not good to have in the layup of a floor that is going to be tiled.

The tile industry guidelines...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-13-2021, 11:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 509
Posted By jadnashua
If anyone actually takes a bath, I'd still...

If anyone actually takes a bath, I'd still consider ditching the tub and going with a 66" one...when I remodeled, would have died for a 72" one, but the most the room could support was a 66" one...
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