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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 07:45 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By jadnashua
Take a square of heavier plastic and tape it down...

Take a square of heavier plastic and tape it down on the floor for 24-hours or so and see if you have any moisture accumulation.

The Duo has, from what I can tell, a thicker fleece than the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-01-2020, 07:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 147
Posted By jadnashua
If the plywood is installed correctly, then it's...

If the plywood is installed correctly, then it's a load-bearing wall, and you should be able to cut the planks off vertically down from the wall and tear them out without compromising the wall. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-01-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 147
Posted By jadnashua
Dimensional lumber just moves too much between...

Dimensional lumber just moves too much between seasonal humidity changes. That's why the industry calls for a second layer of plywood. So, your bond to it with thinset is unlikely to last...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-01-2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 57
Posted By jadnashua
There are usually some size limitations when...

There are usually some size limitations when using mastic in a wet area. Plus, mastic is likely 3-4x more expensive than a cement based thinset. To cover the seams on the cbu, don't use mastic and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-27-2020, 10:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 221
Posted By jadnashua
The reason why there's a minimum thickness of ply...

The reason why there's a minimum thickness of ply is so that it can support itself as long as it is screwed to the existing subflooring material. But, that first layer of planks must be anchored...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-27-2020, 08:19 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 16,269
Posted By jadnashua
The typical shower drain doesn't work with...

The typical shower drain doesn't work with painted on waterproofing. There is a method that can work - the divot method.

If the house flooded, the curb could have gotten saturated from below, and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-27-2020, 04:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 368
Posted By jadnashua
I use a bathroom scale that reads out in pounds...

I use a bathroom scale that reads out in pounds and tenths. It's fairly easy to calculate how much water goes into x pounds of thinset. Doing this, it normally takes less than 4 oz of water or a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-27-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 211
Posted By jadnashua
This version of KerdiBand is designed to be used...

This version of KerdiBand is designed to be used over an expansion joint, but you still need to 'honor' the joint up to the surface of the tile...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-26-2020, 10:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 397
Posted By jadnashua
Some people believe grout sealer actually seals...

Some people believe grout sealer actually seals the grout from water penetration. Well, that's not true, and if you read the spec sheets, they'll say that. Grout sealer is designed to slow stains...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-26-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 368
Posted By jadnashua
The issue with any mortar mix is that during...

The issue with any mortar mix is that during shipping, it is possible that materials will stratify, meaning that things like the sand and cement could separate. That doesn't happen all that often,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-25-2020, 10:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 368
Posted By jadnashua
You may have run into the limits of the thinset...

You may have run into the limits of the thinset pot life...the chemical reaction stops for no man! One of the hassles of low experience...things take longer and it's not uncommon to mix more than...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-25-2020, 04:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,112
Posted By jadnashua
Personally, I'd probably use a power plane. I'd...

Personally, I'd probably use a power plane. I'd probably avoid shims as I'd prefer to have 100% contact to eliminate any possibility of it bowing under weight. It could be done with a taper...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-25-2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,112
Posted By jadnashua
Thinset is never designed as a leveling material....

Thinset is never designed as a leveling material. What may be the cheapest way would be to forego the foam pan and make it out of deck mud. Kerdi works just fine installed over deck mud. You could...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-24-2020, 11:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 193
Posted By jadnashua
The core or rib of a I-joist is mostly to help...

The core or rib of a I-joist is mostly to help hold the top and bottom pieces in their proper orientation. Blocking can help limit twist when a load is applied, that helps maintain the vertical...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-24-2020, 07:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 221
Posted By jadnashua
The floor plate is a Rochester, NY, Monroe County...

The floor plate is a Rochester, NY, Monroe County thing...it used to be a requirement for installing a toilet. I think they thought all toilets would end up leaking, and rot the floor out, so having...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-24-2020, 12:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 913
Posted By jadnashua
When installing any of the profiles, make sure to...

When installing any of the profiles, make sure to clean off any thinset that will be in an area that shows as it can stain the profile, or pit it if it cures, then you try to knock it off. You'll...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-23-2020, 07:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By jadnashua
KerdiFIx will work, but it's expensive. You'd...

KerdiFIx will work, but it's expensive. You'd need some for the overlap to bond to the tub, but elsewhere, thinset is preferred. For that application, you could probably get by with the smaller...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-22-2020, 07:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 293
Posted By jadnashua
Some slate is very dense and solid. Some called...

Some slate is very dense and solid. Some called slate is little more than compressed silt. The multi-colored stuff is often junk. The real stuff that is fine grained can be pretty solid. Still,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-22-2020, 07:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 179
Posted By jadnashua
New construction with 5/8" is one thing...after...

New construction with 5/8" is one thing...after tearing out layers above it, not necessarily as good.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-22-2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 556
Posted By jadnashua
Slabs are often set in silicone, so will be tough...

Slabs are often set in silicone, so will be tough to move once it has set.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-21-2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 94
Posted By jadnashua
What do you mean by flange? Post a picture of...

What do you mean by flange? Post a picture of what you have, and it will be easier to help.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-20-2020, 08:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 179
Posted By jadnashua
Something like Ditra can go over the plywood...

Something like Ditra can go over the plywood second layer and it's only about 1/8" thick, if that's big enough to make a difference to you. It is easier to carry home, cut and install than cbu. The...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-20-2020, 05:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 179
Posted By jadnashua
Most pros would not tile on 5/8" ply. The specs...

Most pros would not tile on 5/8" ply. The specs say it is okay (assuming the joist spacing is 16" OC) when new and properly installed...yours isn't. There is an industry procedure for tiling on two...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-20-2020, 01:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 242
Posted By jadnashua
Blocking between the joists helps to spread the...

Blocking between the joists helps to spread the load, but it does not actually increase the distributed load strength...it helps share the load with adjacent supports, but if they all are overloaded,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-19-2020, 09:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 112
Posted By jadnashua
I've used a couple of different fasteners from...

I've used a couple of different fasteners from this company. https://www.wingits.com/products/type/grab_bar_fasteners

Toggle bolts could work, but drilling into block sometimes isn't all that...
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