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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 07:29 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By jadnashua
The top pitch of the curb should slope in like...

The top pitch of the curb should slope in like your shower pan at about 1/4"/foot. So, because it is fairly narrow may be hard to see, but should be measurable.

Are there any screws penetrating...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-15-2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,431
Posted By jadnashua
Custom glass depends a lot on the size, but also...

Custom glass depends a lot on the size, but also a large degree on what thickness you choose. There are some optional finishes that can make it easier to keep clean, and then, you have all sorts of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-15-2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 667
Posted By jadnashua
If you pull big chunks of the foam, it probably...

If you pull big chunks of the foam, it probably fractured parts you can't see. You should be able to patch it and seal the seams with KerdiFix, or if using Wedi, their proprietary adhesive, but it's...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-15-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 667
Posted By jadnashua
The foam used in (all?) of these waterproof...

The foam used in (all?) of these waterproof foam-core tiling panels is essentially the same stuff as your foam coffee cup, but in a denser format with a coating on it to help bond to the thinset...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-14-2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 374
Posted By jadnashua
I guess that's a good reason to not use thinset...

I guess that's a good reason to not use thinset to level things and abide by the manufacturer's maximum depth recommendations!
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-13-2018, 11:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 374
Posted By jadnashua
An expansion joint is called for at all changes...

An expansion joint is called for at all changes of plane or materials. That can consist of any one of the following:
- an actual air gap
- a joint filled with a flexible material such as silicon...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-13-2018, 12:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 374
Posted By jadnashua
Is there anything in the wall behind like a heat...

Is there anything in the wall behind like a heat duct, water pipe, steam line for a steam shower, etc.?

Was the tile installed with an industry approved expansion joint between all changes of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-12-2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 730
Posted By jadnashua
While there may be a sleeve that fits over the...

While there may be a sleeve that fits over the cartridge, most all of the Delta trim pieces screw into the holes in the rough-in body at the 2 and 7 o'clock positions....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-12-2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,470
Posted By jadnashua
Industry guidance on minimum grout spacing is 3x...

Industry guidance on minimum grout spacing is 3x the min/max of the tile involved. To get to 1/16", the tile need to be nearly perfect. Some stone is ground to very tight tolerances, some is not. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-11-2018, 12:11 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,100
Posted By jadnashua
It was mentioned, but not stressed...with a...

It was mentioned, but not stressed...with a natural stone tile you need two things:
- TWO layers of ply, properly installed
- Stiffer structure...it's unlikely that your trusses were designed for...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-09-2018, 10:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 730
Posted By jadnashua
There are two different classes of cbu: -...

There are two different classes of cbu:
- 'real' cbu
- fiber-cement boards

They each have different installation instructions, so that's why you see conflicting instructions because, literally,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-09-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 208
Posted By jadnashua
I'd say you have 2" CI. The ID of the pipe, not...

I'd say you have 2" CI. The ID of the pipe, not the hub is what determines it. Hub size is not standard, but the ID of the main fitting/pipe is...that's why they make lots of incremental OD donuts....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-09-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 699
Posted By jadnashua
The slope of the pan is perfect ONLY when the...

The slope of the pan is perfect ONLY when the subflooring you install it on is perfect. The only issue with an off-center drain is that with the perfect slope, the actual thickness of the pan will...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-08-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 208
Posted By jadnashua
CI pipe is measured by the ID. A hub will be...

CI pipe is measured by the ID. A hub will be larger, and obviously, the OD will be as well (usually about 1/4" *2 or so).

The best way to join a CI hub with a pvc pipe is to use a donut...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-08-2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 173
Posted By jadnashua
The hardwood must come out if you want to tile. ...

The hardwood must come out if you want to tile. It just moves too much in seasonal weather conditions, even if you have something over it.

THe planks are problematic, but it's possible to deal...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-08-2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 182
Posted By jadnashua
Depending on how clean the edge of the vinyl is,...

Depending on how clean the edge of the vinyl is, you might be able to use https://www.schluter.com/schluter-us/en_US/Profiles/For-Floors/Same-height-Transitions/Schluter%C2%AE-SCHIENE/p/SCHIENE
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-08-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 928
Posted By jadnashua
Wedi has a minimum size tile restriction. ...

Wedi has a minimum size tile restriction. Smaller than 2x2", you need to use an epoxy thinset. Schluter didn't have one, although they were cautious if you wanted to use rounded pebbles...sawn,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-06-2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 138
Posted By jadnashua
Caulk works well there, but if you want to avoid...

Caulk works well there, but if you want to avoid caulk, you might consider an engineered profile that may or may not complement your design goal.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-06-2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 903
Posted By jadnashua
The thinset mortar needs to be more like...

The thinset mortar needs to be more like mayonnaise than peanut butter when setting Ditra or Kerdi membranes. The surface isn't too wet unless there are puddles...slc can take a fair amount of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-02-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 416
Posted By jadnashua
Most SLC works best if you flood the area. But,...

Most SLC works best if you flood the area. But, there are some that will work easier in spot fills. One that comes to mind is Ardex's LiquidBackerboard. Generally, trying to fill a depression...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-01-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,067
Posted By jadnashua
One other important issue is if there is any...

One other important issue is if there is any fleece left on the membrane...that's what holds the tile in place...thinset doesn't stick to it, it gets embedded in the fleece, then cures.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-01-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,029
Posted By jadnashua
The 'sand' in an epoxy grout is more for visual...

The 'sand' in an epoxy grout is more for visual effects than strength, so it's not super critical about being exact unless you need to mix more than one batch so that they can match. The 'sand' is a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-31-2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 416
Posted By jadnashua
Most SLC can be used with washed, pea gravel,...

Most SLC can be used with washed, pea gravel, which can significantly decrease the amount of SLC you need. Some can easily go far deeper than you need in one pour.

No question, though, a mud bed...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-31-2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,431
Posted By jadnashua
Most all of the original foam shower pans...

Most all of the original foam shower pans required you to install the waterproofing on top of them...the same stuff as you use on the walls. Many of the newest versions now come with waterproofing...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-31-2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 416
Posted By jadnashua
Many of the slcs allow you to use pea gravel to...

Many of the slcs allow you to use pea gravel to help fill in the deep areas, which can considerably decrease your costs for the fairly expensive slc material itself. That would be the quickest way...
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