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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 07:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,593
Posted By jadnashua
I've read that some people build the entire slope...

I've read that some people build the entire slope with the tar paper and hotmop...IOW, no 'preslope', it's all paper and tar.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 03:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,054
Posted By jadnashua
This product might help to keep the weep holes...

This product might help to keep the weep holes clear https://noblecompany.com/products/positive-weep-protector
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-09-2019, 09:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 166
Posted By jadnashua
There are a bunch of tub replacement, tileable...

There are a bunch of tub replacement, tileable pans, should you decide to go that way. A mud pan is cheaper and more flexible to match up exactly with what you have.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-09-2019, 07:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 665
Posted By jadnashua
The foam pans are fine once they're thinsetted in...

The foam pans are fine once they're thinsetted in place, the membrane is installed and the tile is on it. Keep in mind that they use the same stuff in building up the approaches to highway bridges. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-09-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 107
Posted By jadnashua
Take a spare bit of tile, cut it up into little...

Take a spare bit of tile, cut it up into little chunks. Carefully drain the water out of the bed and save the slush. Let it dry to a powder, and then mix it into a clear epoxy. Take some of the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-09-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,107
Posted By jadnashua
At least for some forms of pex tubing (I have a...

At least for some forms of pex tubing (I have a bunch of O2 barrier stuff in my radiant heating system), there are compression fittings available for it. It relies on an internal stiffener so...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-09-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 718
Posted By jadnashua
The 'normal' stuff is classified as a...

The 'normal' stuff is classified as a fiber-cement product, and while it can be wetted without damage, it is not designed for constant contact to a wet surface like embedding in the top mudbed in a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-09-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,054
Posted By jadnashua
The water will go down to the liner...the liner...

The water will go down to the liner...the liner needs to be properly sloped. The top layer helps ensure most of the water flows directly to the drain and doesn't penetrate, but any that does get...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-09-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 185
Posted By jadnashua
You'd make a bunch of plunge cuts, centered on...

You'd make a bunch of plunge cuts, centered on the desired hole so that the edges of the cut are on the perimeter, turning the tile so you end up with a bunch of narrow slivers, pointing in. You can...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-09-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,054
Posted By jadnashua
Capillary action can hold water in places you...

Capillary action can hold water in places you wouldn't think, and prevent it from flowing as you expect. That's one reason why the liner needs that minimum slope to ensure gravity can overcome the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-07-2019, 09:35 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,847
Posted By jadnashua
Is this a tub/shower? If so, you CANNOT run pex...

Is this a tub/shower? If so, you CANNOT run pex to the tub spout...the ID is too small, and it will put back pressure on the supply, and push water out of the shower heads unless you have a quality...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-07-2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 172
Posted By jadnashua
FWIW, especially on larger fittings, it's nearly...

FWIW, especially on larger fittings, it's nearly impossible to push the fittings hub down onto the pipe prior to adding the cement. It's intended to be an interference fit, and it needs the cement...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-07-2019, 06:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,054
Posted By jadnashua
A mud bed SHOULD become saturated if you flood...

A mud bed SHOULD become saturated if you flood it. It should also drain the surface water off when you open up the drain, but there will be water weeping down the drain for maybe hours afterwards.
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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-07-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,593
Posted By jadnashua
It's hard to tell from your picture, but it looks...

It's hard to tell from your picture, but it looks like they didn't make any provisions to keep the weep holes clear. That can allow moisture to end up pooling inside of the mud bed. As was...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-06-2019, 10:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 145
Posted By jadnashua
There's a lot of 'slate' that's not really slate!...

There's a lot of 'slate' that's not really slate! A real, hard slate could be ground down, and is quite stable stuff. Some of the stuff sold as slate isn't much more that hard mud. If you wet mop...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-06-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 898
Posted By jadnashua
I've heard the number an extra 10%. That can be...

I've heard the number an extra 10%. That can be affected by the size, with larger tile, if one gets broken, it's a much bigger area, but I wouldn't be too worried about the extra you have. But,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-06-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 394
Posted By jadnashua
FWIW, where I live, that would be problematic as...

FWIW, where I live, that would be problematic as it could end up freezing on occasion, creating a safety hazard. That might not be an issue where you live, but you might want to check. We would...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-05-2019, 11:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 394
Posted By jadnashua
FWIW, any home should have the abutting land...

FWIW, any home should have the abutting land sloped away from the foundation for at least 6' or so (more is better), so that you don't get it pooling because of a depression. Gutters will help IF...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-04-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 163
Posted By jadnashua
I've had porcelain tile literally break apart as...

I've had porcelain tile literally break apart as I cut them on the wetsaw outside when the tile and the cooling water were not close to the same temperature.

It's better if you can setup a wet...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-04-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,054
Posted By jadnashua
Assuming the grout is hard (indicating it cured...

Assuming the grout is hard (indicating it cured and was not too old and already fired off), as said, it's not the grout that is the problem.

Natural stone varies, even across the same quarry, and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-04-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 108
Posted By jadnashua
It might work out, but you'd need at least an...

It might work out, but you'd need at least an A118.11 thinset. There is an approved method to install tile over TWO layers of ply on a floor, but I don't remember them discussing it on a wall, or...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-03-2019, 11:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,054
Posted By jadnashua
First off, your slope does not meet the...

First off, your slope does not meet the standards...it's a minimum of 1/4"/foot. The first one was almost 2.5', so 5/8" drop or so, to what you stated as 3/8" assuming I read it right.

THen,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-03-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,054
Posted By jadnashua
Thinset, tile, and grout are all less than...

Thinset, tile, and grout are all less than waterproof. Deck mud, OTOH, is pretty porous, so moisture SHOULD pass through it fairly quickly, the others, less so, but still potentially noticeable. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-02-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 558
Posted By jadnashua
Installing short sections underneath the floor...

Installing short sections underneath the floor over the beam won't help all that much. The real solution was mentioned earlier...sistering the middle 2/3rds of the joist runs. Think of those joist...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-02-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 394
Posted By jadnashua
What rooms are closest to that area that had...

What rooms are closest to that area that had problems? A bathroom? Does it have a shower? Have you looked in there for issues? If the moisture is not coming up from the slab, it's from some other...
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