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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 03:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 114
Posted By jadnashua
The bottom, presloped layer establishes the...

The bottom, presloped layer establishes the required slope for the plumbing code. The liner is the waterproofing, sloped to the drain. The next layer is parallel (i.e., the same thickness all...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 03:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 156
Posted By jadnashua
Thinset ultimate strength in the industry is...

Thinset ultimate strength in the industry is based on 28-days of curing, but a significant amount of that occurs early. But, from the look of it, you might have all of 40-50% coverage, if that, and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 03:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 277
Posted By jadnashua
You are due a shower completed according to...

You are due a shower completed according to industry standards. There are numerous ways to build a shower that will comply. What you have, does not. The TCNA handbook is the industry bible...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 02:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 131
Posted By jadnashua
You probably have what is called efflorescence. ...

You probably have what is called efflorescence. Basically, the moisture that is getting beneath the tile is dissolving any salts that may be in there, they wick to the surface, and when the excess...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-06-2020, 09:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 101
Posted By jadnashua
If you read the installation instructions on some...

If you read the installation instructions on some of them, the latest versions can handle larger tile than they used to. But, it is not a chemical reaction that is causing the 'setting', it is the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-06-2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 124
Posted By jadnashua
As an aside, if your toilet doesn't sit without...

As an aside, if your toilet doesn't sit without rocking, you MUST shim it. You need to locate the shims prior to setting it down on the wax, as the wax isn't a spring, and once compressed, will...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-06-2020, 06:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 156
Posted By jadnashua
FWIW, a quality thinset, applied properly, can...

FWIW, a quality thinset, applied properly, can have somewhere in the order of 250-450 psi shear strength depending on the type and the tile. IOW, you'd generally break the tile prior to it breaking...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-06-2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 101
Posted By jadnashua
A mastic IS a premixed thinset. Thinset is a...

A mastic IS a premixed thinset. Thinset is a method of attaching tile, it does not technically, at least, define the material, so a mastic is a thinset material, confusing many people who think of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-06-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 535
Posted By jadnashua
IF you ceilings are 8' (real), in a shower, it is...

IF you ceilings are 8' (real), in a shower, it is not considered a wet area. I'd still probably want to use a damp area lamp assembly, but drywall, properly painted works fine there. Now, if it was...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-06-2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 81
Posted By jadnashua
The cheap solution is a squeegee and a towel... ...

The cheap solution is a squeegee and a towel...

Mold takes three things:
- moisture
- food
- spores (can't do much about this one! they're everywhere in a typical home)

Eliminate one or more...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-06-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 156
Posted By jadnashua
It's an indication of improper tile setting! ...

It's an indication of improper tile setting!

On a large format tile like you have, it is really tough to get the proper thinset coverage. The trowel effectively measures the amount of thinset...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-06-2020, 01:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 81
Posted By jadnashua
AFter a shower, do you have puddles? A...

AFter a shower, do you have puddles?

A straightedge and level can help determine what you have.

Code calls for a minimum of 1/4" per foot and no more than 1/2" per foot slope.

If the liner...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-06-2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By jadnashua
Your curb will absorb some moisture. What you...

Your curb will absorb some moisture. What you might have to do is fill the pan, let it sit for a couple of hours, then mark where the level is then, and wait.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-06-2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 66
Posted By jadnashua
It's a bit scary that you aren't seeing any...

It's a bit scary that you aren't seeing any fasteners on that OSB layer! Even if it was glued (not the recommended method), you need something to clamp the two sheets together while the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-06-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 81
Posted By jadnashua
You can add tile over tile if the surface is...

You can add tile over tile if the surface is prepped properly, but you might have an issue adjusting your drain to the new height which could become a major problem.

But, also keep in mind that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-06-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 535
Posted By jadnashua
Other than working over your head being a major...

Other than working over your head being a major strain on your neck, back, and arms, tiling a ceiling isn't a big deal...if your thinset is mixed properly and you get good coverage, the suction will...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-06-2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 277
Posted By jadnashua
Remember, a cement board is NOT waterproof, but...

Remember, a cement board is NOT waterproof, but is not damaged by being wetted. Sealing just the seams would still allow moisture to wick in underneath, and slow the evaporation outwards.

When...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-05-2020, 10:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 535
Posted By jadnashua
Most mortars won't prevent a tile from sliding...

Most mortars won't prevent a tile from sliding down a vertical wall, but it's definitely worse if it's mixed too soupy.

Slaking makes a HUGE difference with many mortars. The first mix wets...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-05-2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,044
Posted By jadnashua
Do not tape or mud the joints prior to...

Do not tape or mud the joints prior to installation of the Kerdi. The membrane does a much better job, and you're less likely to have a speed bump. Properly installed, the membrane is waterproof,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-05-2020, 05:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,906
Posted By jadnashua
A pinkish color often is a type of mold. It's...

A pinkish color often is a type of mold. It's tough to get rid of since it produces a slick layer that protects itself.

A cleaner that can help kill it is MoldeX. A home brew recommended on this...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-05-2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 936
Posted By jadnashua
A typical brick is VERY thirsty. It appears that...

A typical brick is VERY thirsty. It appears that the moisture in the thinset was wicked up by the brick, making it dense and hard to embed the Kerdi membrane.

Thinset does NOT stick to Kerdi. It...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-05-2020, 04:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 676
Posted By jadnashua
Not all tools are accurate...good ones tend to be...

Not all tools are accurate...good ones tend to be expensive. Sometimes you get lucky.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-05-2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 114
Posted By jadnashua
While any pan should be waterproof, that doesn't...

While any pan should be waterproof, that doesn't mean that there's no moisture IN it. A conventional shower will have the top layer (setting bed) of the pan constantly damp unless there are LONG...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-04-2020, 11:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 477
Posted By jadnashua
The better bench can actually be installed after...

The better bench can actually be installed after the tile is on, but you do need to anchor it into something solid. The tile will spread the load out so you'd not crush anything as long as you were...
Forum: The Mud Box 07-04-2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 205
Posted By jadnashua
https://www.tonawandacity.com/building/deckguidlin...

https://www.tonawandacity.com/building/deckguidlines.pdf
Calls for a footing to be at least 42" deep...your non-permanent building may or may not be damaged by uneven movement of the footings. At...
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