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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-07-2021, 06:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By jadnashua
Big difference with the sheet membrane over a mud...

Big difference with the sheet membrane over a mud pan versus the material attached to their foam, whether it is one of the preformed pans, or Kerdiboard, or the membrane over the (older) foam pans...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-07-2021, 12:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By jadnashua
FWIW, in a class there, they told us that if you...

FWIW, in a class there, they told us that if you penetrate Kerdiboard or their similar shower tray in the manner you indicated, as long as it did not go entirely through, to just tile over it. You...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-06-2021, 05:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 287
Posted By jadnashua
Time priorities can vary considerably depending...

Time priorities can vary considerably depending on whether you're a DIY'er, or a pro trying to get to the next job. The tileable grate can help hide it in the field if that's useful to you, and if...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-05-2021, 08:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 208
Posted By jadnashua
You can use the Kerdi system with your own mud...

You can use the Kerdi system with your own mud pan, if you wish...done all of the time, and means you only need one mudbed rather than two.

But, yes, using mud is the best way to produce a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-05-2021, 05:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 295
Posted By jadnashua
Where I live, obviously way across the country,...

Where I live, obviously way across the country, the fabricator I've used sells his remnants for 50% of the per sqft price of a normal slab order. One of the more expensive options working with stone...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-05-2021, 01:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 287
Posted By jadnashua
FWIW, the tiled grate cover is the least...

FWIW, the tiled grate cover is the least expensive version of grate since you end up finishing it with tile versus them having to polish a metal one...that would tend to hide the grate, so the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-04-2021, 03:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 295
Posted By jadnashua
Try Googling 'stone fabricators in san Diego' and...

Try Googling 'stone fabricators in san Diego' and call some. You'll probably come up with at least one that will let you buy some remnants and make what you want.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-04-2021, 03:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 287
Posted By jadnashua
It makes shaping the pan a bit harder, as then,...

It makes shaping the pan a bit harder, as then, you'd want that short section of tile against the wall to slope back towards the drain. Take that to an extreme, some people put it in the middle, and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-03-2021, 03:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 82
Posted By jadnashua
The electrical code calls for devices that can be...

The electrical code calls for devices that can be on for extended periods of time to be derated to 80% of the capacity...so, if the load was less than 16A, at least from the electrical code, you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-02-2021, 07:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 139
Posted By jadnashua
ANy product you use requires following the...

ANy product you use requires following the manufacturer's instructions. There are millions of square feet of Ditra installed around the world, and it's been around for close to 30-years. It works,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-02-2021, 05:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 139
Posted By jadnashua
Wediboard is similar to KerdiBoard. While...

Wediboard is similar to KerdiBoard. While probably either would work, only Wediboard is approved for use on a floor.

Finding a decent density foam panel otherwise, could be an issue, and then,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-02-2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 139
Posted By jadnashua
None of the cement boards are approved for that...

None of the cement boards are approved for that use. One panel that is is WediBoard, which, although minimal, because the core is foam, would provide a thermal break to the slab, and might be...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-02-2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 606
Posted By jadnashua
My biggest gripe with painted on waterproofing...

My biggest gripe with painted on waterproofing material is that it's harder than you think to get a solid coat between the min/max thickness without runs or pinholes. Give ten people a roller and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-30-2021, 04:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 199
Posted By jadnashua
REgular deck mud is mostly sand, so it's not...

REgular deck mud is mostly sand, so it's not sticky...works fine for horizontal surfaces where you don't have to fight gravity...not so good on vertical surfaces. IT's fine in compression. Fat mud...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-29-2021, 03:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 525
Posted By jadnashua
As you surmised, the biggest potential issue is...

As you surmised, the biggest potential issue is contamination. There can be a lot of grease in the cooking fumes.

What is the gap between the tiles? That can make a difference for your ultimate...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-28-2021, 07:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 199
Posted By jadnashua
The hassle with a plastic lath is there’s no good...

The hassle with a plastic lath is there’s no good way to keep it in place on your curb unless it comes already built into a U-shape. With metal lath, you overbend the U, and that holds it in place...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-24-2021, 07:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 289
Posted By jadnashua
Industry standards call for a mud bed over a...

Industry standards call for a mud bed over a wooden subfloor to be WAY thicker than you want! Most call for at least 2”, but many get away with less.

A carbide blade designed for removal of stuff...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-23-2021, 10:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 289
Posted By jadnashua
It looks like beads of adhesive on the top of the...

It looks like beads of adhesive on the top of the joists, but seems you were able to get the ply off from an area already, so it may not be all that hard to pry up the rest. Prying up the old sub...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-23-2021, 06:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 307
Posted By jadnashua
Assuming the KerdiBoard was above the cbu, I’d...

Assuming the KerdiBoard was above the cbu, I’d use Kerdiband to make the seam. The better choice would be to use it for the entire enclosure, but that does add to the cost. In the scheme of things,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-23-2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 289
Posted By jadnashua
I’ve only used SLC once (and it worked out well...

I’ve only used SLC once (and it worked out well for me), but I can tell you that, at least with the stuff I used, I had some drips out of the room where I mixed it, and once those cured, I could NOT...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-22-2021, 04:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 879
Posted By jadnashua
The pipe from the valve valve to the shower head...

The pipe from the valve valve to the shower head only has pressure when the valve is open, so, to see if that section leaks, removing the head and capping it should expose a potential leak there.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-21-2021, 03:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 307
Posted By jadnashua
Vinyl's thermal coefficient of expansion is like...

Vinyl's thermal coefficient of expansion is like 50x greater than cement, so you must use something flexible to make the seal to it. I'd probably use KerdiBoard and use KerdiFix to bond it to the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-21-2021, 03:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 359
Posted By jadnashua
How thick is the quartz? It's generally sold as...

How thick is the quartz? It's generally sold as either 2 or 3cm thicknesses and if it's the 3cm, it is unlikely to flex and the psi distributed across the surface is small. If we're talking an...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-21-2021, 02:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 307
Posted By jadnashua
Had you considered doing a glass block window?

Had you considered doing a glass block window?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-21-2021, 02:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 606
Posted By jadnashua
As I said earlier, there are two classes of cbu...

As I said earlier, there are two classes of cbu boards, and the shower build methods are different, which can add to the confusion. Run the one you have down, then build your mud Ed up against it. If...
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