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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 05:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 235
Posted By jadnashua
Just to be sure, do not butt the tile tight into...

Just to be sure, do not butt the tile tight into the corner...you want at least a slight gap there. If you're using Schluter profiles, you might want to consider using one in the corner as well. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 05:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 87
Posted By jadnashua
Those tile look like they're saturated. That...

Those tile look like they're saturated. That tends to happen with natural stone with a pan that isn't sloped and the mudbed has filled up.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 03:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 73
Posted By jadnashua
Natural stone can vary from one layer to the...

Natural stone can vary from one layer to the next, and from one side of a specific quarry to the other. So, while you can find stuff that is probably similar, it's highly unlikely it will...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 03:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 154
Posted By jadnashua
The orientation of the grain in plywood makes the...

The orientation of the grain in plywood makes the long direction considerably stronger than across the width. Industry calls for a minimum of 5/8" nominal ply. That means either the T&G for the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 03:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 87
Posted By jadnashua
FWIW, neither tile nor grout is considered the...

FWIW, neither tile nor grout is considered the waterproofing in a shower...it is a decorative wear surface. ANy leak is the result of a failed shower pan. While some people think they're great, and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-04-2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,112
Posted By jadnashua
My suggestion, unscrew that new drywall. Cut a...

My suggestion, unscrew that new drywall. Cut a piece of plywood to fit between the joists, screw it into the drywall that still exists with a portion of it hanging down below. Reinstall the new...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-04-2020, 07:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 154
Posted By jadnashua
IF the thinset you applied is much over 1/4" or...

IF the thinset you applied is much over 1/4" or so (depending on the version), it will tend to crack and shrink. Plus, assuming you were planning to install a cbu over it, screwing into that thin...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-04-2020, 07:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,112
Posted By jadnashua
Without any support between those two pieces,...

Without any support between those two pieces, that joint will always be at risk.

Unless you've already taped and mudded the joints, unscrewing that piece should be a quick thing, then you can...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-04-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,112
Posted By jadnashua
What I tend to do when I've got an unsupported...

What I tend to do when I've got an unsupported edge is to put a piece of ply behind it, then screw to it making sure I can get both the patch and the existing drywall with screws to also help keep...
Forum: The Mud Box 06-03-2020, 09:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 239
Posted By jadnashua
FWIW, when we were looking to reroof our condo...

FWIW, when we were looking to reroof our condo buildings, the aluminum shake roof was maybe 30% more than a premium asphalt roof. Personally, I was annoyed they didn't go with the aluminum one. One...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-03-2020, 08:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,020
Posted By jadnashua
For the next time, consider using a rigid...

For the next time, consider using a rigid spacer...the rubber ones can compress slightly, moving your tile down on the wall as you build up the tile courses, enough, over a bunch of rows, to mess up...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-03-2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,112
Posted By jadnashua
The tape under tiles performs one of the same...

The tape under tiles performs one of the same functions as when drywalling...reinforces the seam. But, there's no need to make it look nice when tiling over it no painting it afterwards, and mixing...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-02-2020, 10:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 88
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 06-02-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,112
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: 221
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: 13
Views: 239
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: 385
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: 221
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: 35
Views: 1,917
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: 606
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: 7,533
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: 138
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: 510
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: 357
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: 510
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...
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