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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 47
Posted By jadnashua
It sounds like they used a tiling add-on flange...

It sounds like they used a tiling add-on flange sometimes used for a tub that was repurposed from a drop-in to a tiled-in configuration. Can you post a picture?

Depending on how thick it is, you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 02:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 566
Posted By jadnashua
You don't need to prime the drywall prior to...

You don't need to prime the drywall prior to tiling. You do not want to use drywall mud on the seams, but do tape the seams. You may want to do that as you tile the area, as if you do it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-01-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By jadnashua
If you can stand the additional height, you might...

If you can stand the additional height, you might get pavers on a sand bed to work over the asphalt. To get things a bit lower, you could have some of the surface ground down. That could be...
Forum: The Mud Box 05-31-2020, 06:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 109
Posted By jadnashua
The flat panel roofing in a light color will tend...

The flat panel roofing in a light color will tend to reflect a fair amount, but when in direct contact with the roof decking, what does not reflect will conduct the heat into it. My preference is a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-31-2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 368
Posted By jadnashua
I wouldn't do that as it's hard to tell if the...

I wouldn't do that as it's hard to tell if the profile is fully embedded, and to get all of the thinset off of the flange so that you can get things properly embedded and the tile the height you want...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-31-2020, 06:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By jadnashua
Asphalt is more like a thick liquid than a...

Asphalt is more like a thick liquid than a solid...I'm sure you've seen ruts in the stuff caused by weight and exacerbated when it's hot and the stuff softens. Plus, thinset probably won't bond to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-31-2020, 06:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,837
Posted By jadnashua
As an aside, unless Schluter has changed things...

As an aside, unless Schluter has changed things up, light blue membrane is not Ditra. Could be a similar product, but I think if it was sold to you as Ditra, you got ripped off! Maybe I'm missing...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-30-2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 579
Posted By jadnashua
The only fix for a valve mounted too far out is...

The only fix for a valve mounted too far out is to either build the wall out further, or move the valve back.

On some valves, they do make extensions, if it ended up too far back in the wall. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-30-2020, 02:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,507
Posted By jadnashua
FWIW for anyone reading this old thread, when in...

FWIW for anyone reading this old thread, when in a class at one of the manufacturer's, I specifically asked whether you could avoid the movement joint at changes of plane with an epoxy grout. The...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-28-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 131
Posted By jadnashua
Your best solution to save height would be to...

Your best solution to save height would be to tear things out and go with a quality 3/4" t&g ply that you would glue and screw the joists. The x bracing does nothing to improve deflection ratings....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-28-2020, 04:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 482
Posted By jadnashua
Regular Ditra doesn't but Ditra drain has slits...

Regular Ditra doesn't but Ditra drain has slits in it that enables it to drain.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-27-2020, 08:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 346
Posted By jadnashua
Schluter's preferred backer is plain...

Schluter's preferred backer is plain drywall...cheap, easy to cut and works just fine, easily available in larger sheets. You can use a CMU, as it has been tested and certified to work with them as...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-27-2020, 08:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 482
Posted By jadnashua
Is the whole slab sloped away from the house? ...

Is the whole slab sloped away from the house? Water will get beneath the tile and grout. Had you considered Ditra Drain? It will let any moisture that gets through drain out, IF the slab is sloped...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-27-2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 189
Posted By jadnashua
Take the plaster guard off and temporarily attach...

Take the plaster guard off and temporarily attach the trim. Generally, there's a min/max line on the thing. If the valve is mounted so it is within that min/max from the finished surface, they're...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-26-2020, 09:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 353
Posted By jadnashua
1. No, you do not want to use any ply with a...

1. No, you do not want to use any ply with a D-face...that means it can have voids...you don't want any weak points.
2. No adhesive, but lots of screws not into the joists.
3. In a subfloor,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-26-2020, 03:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,302
Posted By jadnashua
Those lumps are hydrated (i.e. cured) cement! ...

Those lumps are hydrated (i.e. cured) cement! Sifting them just distributes what is inert extra aggregate into the mix - diluting it. Do not use the stuff.

FWIW, cement based products generally...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-26-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 208
Posted By jadnashua
I'd call up a service that installs those things...

I'd call up a service that installs those things and ask. Note, some of the adhesives they use are hard to find as a consumer. An epoxy might do it, but I can't recommend one off the top of my head...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-25-2020, 08:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 368
Posted By jadnashua
One thing, if it meets with your design...

One thing, if it meets with your design parameters, would be to use one of the profiles around the niche. That would give you a clean corner and handle the expansion/contraction on the change of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-24-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 110
Posted By jadnashua
The potentially extreme thermal variations and...

The potentially extreme thermal variations and vibrations are probably more the cause of the problem. The bond cement makes is with microscopic crystalline spikes interlocking. Movement from whatever...
Forum: The Mud Box 05-24-2020, 01:10 AM
Replies: 578
Views: 33,583
Posted By jadnashua
Just supply and demand at work...as states decide...

Just supply and demand at work...as states decide to open, people will be driving more, the demand rises, and the price can go up as people 'need' it rather than just want it.
Forum: The Mud Box 05-23-2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,624
Posted By jadnashua
Well, thought I'd post an update... I was...

Well, thought I'd post an update...

I was able to remove most of the electronics and the most expensive parts, the displays, work, so they should have some resale value. I was able to pull their...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-23-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 579
Posted By jadnashua
FWIW, that Delta part is the rough-in valve body...

FWIW, that Delta part is the rough-in valve body that can take any one of three different types of valve:
- single handle pressure balanced
- two handle volume/temp
- two handle,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-23-2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 353
Posted By jadnashua
If you follow the fastener spacing recommended,...

If you follow the fastener spacing recommended, that will generally pull the plywood down to the surface beneath, so if it isn't flat, that will follow. If things are way off, a thicker ply may work...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-22-2020, 04:12 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,522
Posted By jadnashua
Call it proper planning and don't look back!

Call it proper planning and don't look back!
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-22-2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 579
Posted By jadnashua
Only an uninformed plumber would use an air...

Only an uninformed plumber would use an air chamber as a water hammer arrestor these days...the water flowing by eventually gets all of the air in it absorbed, and the branch ends up full of water...
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