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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 07:34 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By jadnashua
If the area gets direct sunlight or there are...

If the area gets direct sunlight or there are things like a heat duct that runs underneath, the recommended spacing for expansion joints gets lots smaller than in a darker or more evenly conditioned...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout Today, 03:06 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 15,447
Posted By jadnashua
Installing Kerdi, like most things, has a...

Installing Kerdi, like most things, has a specified procedure. Some ignore it, some try to improvise a 'better' way. If it is installed properly, it does not 'fail'.

Now, recognizing when you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 12:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 168
Posted By jadnashua
For the grab bar(s), make sure to screw...

For the grab bar(s), make sure to screw (construction adhesive is a good addition) blocking so you can screw into that. Grab bars rarely are sized to hit studs, and even if they were, that's...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 11:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 329
Posted By jadnashua
FWIW, for copper, the maximum velocity on hot is...

FWIW, for copper, the maximum velocity on hot is 5fps, and 8fps on cold. Exceed that and you can get erosion on the pipes, excessive dynamic pressure loss, and water flow noises. Pex is higher,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 11:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 137
Posted By jadnashua
Should you add a layer of plywood, you'd want to...

Should you add a layer of plywood, you'd want to ensure you've offset it from what's below so no joints line up. Ideally, the end would be about 3" or so beyond a joist. And, you don't want your...
Forum: The Mud Box Yesterday, 05:13 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,556
Posted By jadnashua
The thing is a tricycle, one, steerable wheel on...

The thing is a tricycle, one, steerable wheel on the front, two braked wheels at the rear. Yes, at least from the picture, that front wheel took a major hit, as it's bent back probably 70-degrees! ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 04:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 529
Posted By jadnashua
Wouldn't it be nice if the installers actually...

Wouldn't it be nice if the installers actually read, followed, and understood the rationale of the instructions for products they're using? We'd have fewer failures. Part of this is from picking...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 04:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 329
Posted By jadnashua
Depending on the brand and model of tankless...

Depending on the brand and model of tankless system you have, some of them are designed so that they can be ganged to gain higher throughput. That should eliminate your flow restriction. The...
Forum: The Mud Box Yesterday, 04:18 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,556
Posted By jadnashua
Well, had a chance to talk with the airport...

Well, had a chance to talk with the airport manager, and got a copy of his photos. Have lots of them, but selecting a few. Note, the power plant is a pusher in the rear. As I said, people that saw...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-19-2020, 10:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 202
Posted By jadnashua
One thing to be especially attentive to is the...

One thing to be especially attentive to is the production date AND condition of the packaging for any SLC product (and anything cement based, actually)...you really want the stuff to be fresh, and,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-19-2020, 10:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 329
Posted By jadnashua
Assuming that the piping is copper, go to the...

Assuming that the piping is copper, go to the Copper Institute website and download their free design manual. It will give you the information needed to calculate pressure loss for the flow,...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-19-2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 490
Posted By jadnashua
Is this the Sika product you're talking about?...

Is this the Sika product you're talking about? https://usa.sika.com/en/construction/adhesives-sealants/adhesives/multi-purpose-construction-adhesives/sikaflex-11-fc.html

Kerdifix has a higher...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-19-2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 329
Posted By jadnashua
Discounting friction or dynamic pressure, water...

Discounting friction or dynamic pressure, water pressure changes at approximately 0.43psi/foot of elevation change.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-18-2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,246
Posted By jadnashua
A liner flat on the subflooring or slab and then...

A liner flat on the subflooring or slab and then a liquid applied membrane on the surface is a recipe for problems. A clamping drain needs the liner to be sloped to it, so flat on the floor is never...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-18-2020, 08:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 183
Posted By jadnashua
Granite slabs can vary in price by quite a lot. ...

Granite slabs can vary in price by quite a lot. I've seen it vary from less than $40/sqft to over $200 depending on the variety chosen.

Finishing and profiling edges can be quite expensive, too,...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-18-2020, 07:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 490
Posted By jadnashua
Kerdifix is indeed waterproof. ANd, it will cure...

Kerdifix is indeed waterproof. ANd, it will cure underwater. The instructor at one of their classes indicated he used it as the adhesive to make an underwater patch to the liner of a pool...works...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-18-2020, 07:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 202
Posted By jadnashua
While a drypack mortar pan would work, you've...

While a drypack mortar pan would work, you've already got and have cut, so can't take back, the foam pan, so, I'd use it. Sounds like you've cut it symmetrically, but even if not, at 1/4"/foot or...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-16-2020, 10:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 119
Posted By jadnashua
An epoxy grout will likely be the most stain...

An epoxy grout will likely be the most stain resistant.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-16-2020, 07:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 119
Posted By jadnashua
I wouldn't want polished anywhere near an entry...

I wouldn't want polished anywhere near an entry that could have people entering with wet feet or in a bathroom.

A good porcelain is similar hardness to sapphire, but glass is in the same league as...
Forum: The Mud Box 02-16-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,556
Posted By jadnashua
Except around some airports, you might fly for...

Except around some airports, you might fly for hours and never see another airplane out there. Imagine driving say 300-miles, and never having to deal with another car or truck on the road! Being...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-16-2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 417
Posted By jadnashua
Plumbing code calls for the waterproof layer in a...

Plumbing code calls for the waterproof layer in a shower pan to be sloped. While you can do that with lead pans, it seems the vast majority of those installed get there flat on the floor because...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-16-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 106
Posted By jadnashua
A 1/2x1/2" square notched trowel once the tile is...

A 1/2x1/2" square notched trowel once the tile is properly embedded, will likely be less than a quarter of an inch of thinset. If it's more, your tile isn't properly embedded. The thinset won't be...
Forum: The Mud Box 02-15-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,556
Posted By jadnashua
The neurologist said I had embolic stroke. This...

The neurologist said I had embolic stroke. This is basically a clot that comes from somewhere else and up through the carotid arteries until it can't go any further. She said there was more than...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-15-2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,246
Posted By jadnashua
Personally, while liquid applied waterproofing...

Personally, while liquid applied waterproofing does work when properly installed, it isn't like painting a house. I much prefer a sheet membrane where the accumulated thickness is sufficient versus...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-15-2020, 04:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 307
Posted By jadnashua
The manufacturer does not recommend the purple...

The manufacturer does not recommend the purple board for use in a shower... https://askforpurple.com/projects/bathroom/

While Aqua Defense can be used over drywall, it is not specified for use in...
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