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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 63
Posted By jadnashua
When I took a class, after the spiked roller,...

When I took a class, after the spiked roller, they used a smoother (sort of like a huge float on a pole) to further smooth and flatten the surface. When I used some SLC, I used a snow rake because...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 63
Posted By jadnashua
As you've found, SLC doesn't often completely...

As you've found, SLC doesn't often completely self-level without some help along the way. It's worse when the depth is minimal because of surface tension (think of pouring pancake batter in a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 05:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 390
Posted By jadnashua
Verification that the wire is undamaged is the...

Verification that the wire is undamaged is the reason they recommend the use of a megohmmeter...its sole purpose is to verify the wire and its insulation is intact. Checking it along the way can...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 03:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 222
Posted By jadnashua
http://www.cusatraining.com/sitebuildercontent/sit...

http://www.cusatraining.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderfiles/durock.pdf#:~:text=Install%20minimum%203%2F4%20exterior-grade%20plywood%20or%20OSB%20base,Wood%20Screws%20or%201-1%2F2%20hot-dipped%20ga...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 03:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 118
Posted By jadnashua
Because you've sistered all of your joists, the...

Because you've sistered all of your joists, the bearing surface of the subflooring ends has a wider surface to bear on so less deflection will be occuring. Especially if you used construction...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 12:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 118
Posted By jadnashua
The tile size doesn't matter. THe hassle with...

The tile size doesn't matter. THe hassle with natural stone is that being natural, often has imperfections in it. IF the tile doesn't crack, the grout will.

The hassle with a single layer of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-27-2022, 06:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 222
Posted By jadnashua
Probably...I'd put a fan in there, or maybe a...

Probably...I'd put a fan in there, or maybe a dehumidifier, but being heating season, it may be dry enough, and just a fan may provide an advantage.

I'd be more worried about the lack of tape on...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-27-2022, 05:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 222
Posted By jadnashua
Well, it appears that they did not read the...

Well, it appears that they did not read the installation instructions...they call for alkali resistant mesh tape along each seam, and it doesn't appear they put the required number of fasteners down,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-26-2022, 10:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 235
Posted By jadnashua
Where you can see the trowel notches, that means...

Where you can see the trowel notches, that means that the tile was not set well. It could be from several reasons:
- the thinset was too stiff to flow when you tried to set the tile
- you did not...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-26-2022, 07:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 235
Posted By jadnashua
Most thinset can handle that extra depth. Since...

Most thinset can handle that extra depth. Since that chunk came off, that seems to indicate your bond was good to the tile. HB can come apart in layers, which is usually a bit different than a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-26-2022, 04:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 235
Posted By jadnashua
FWIW, there are some modified mortars that just...

FWIW, there are some modified mortars that just do not look like they're wet enough until you've got them mixed for a while so adding water earlier than that can disrupt the mix, possibly...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-26-2022, 04:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 235
Posted By jadnashua
Generally, birch plywood may not be a great...

Generally, birch plywood may not be a great substrate for your tile. It depends on what glue was used to hold it together. Generally, a softwood plywood made with an exterior rated glue is what is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-25-2022, 11:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 290
Posted By jadnashua
I look at it this way...if moisture did penetrate...

I look at it this way...if moisture did penetrate the board above that waterproofing, it could migrate down into that pocket and accumulate inside of the waterproofing at the bottom of the board.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-25-2022, 10:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 290
Posted By jadnashua
Many inspectors do not know the fine details of...

Many inspectors do not know the fine details of individual manufacturers' installation instructions, so if during a flood test, the shower didn't leak, they'd probably not say anything.

You as the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-25-2022, 06:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 156
Posted By jadnashua
Darker colored grouts tend to use a grey cement...

Darker colored grouts tend to use a grey cement versus white. As a result of using white, to keep the desired cement concentration, it's much harder to get a dark, intense color, but more of a...
Forum: The Mud Box 11-24-2022, 09:15 PM
Replies: 5,666
Views: 651,686
Posted By jadnashua
Political players push money towards people they...

Political players push money towards people they think can help them get re-elected. Most people in Congress, if they weren't already millionaires, are when they leave office, so staying in power is...
Forum: The Mud Box 11-24-2022, 06:01 PM
Replies: 5,666
Views: 651,686
Posted By jadnashua
Some interesting green energy helps

Rice university researchers have found a room temperature, inexpensive catalyst triggered by light that can break ammonia (NH3) into hydrogen and nitrogen. Liquid ammonia is easy to transport, and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-24-2022, 05:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,640
Posted By jadnashua
You don't want any tile to butt up against a...

You don't want any tile to butt up against a rigid surface.

My preference is to use a profile in a corner as it negates any need for caulk there, provides a nice straight edge that can hide most...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-23-2022, 11:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 314
Posted By jadnashua
If it's glazed, there's a limit on how much you...

If it's glazed, there's a limit on how much you can put a bevel or round over on the edge. Then, it depends on if it is polished or not, as a polished tile will need working up to a finer grit.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-21-2022, 04:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 390
Posted By jadnashua
Schluter used to require the use of a megometer...

Schluter used to require the use of a megometer to verify that the insulation was not compromised on their wiring. You compared your readings to the factory value three times:
- before installing...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-19-2022, 05:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 131
Posted By jadnashua
Too late now, but one good solution for that when...

Too late now, but one good solution for that when installing the tile is the Schluter EKE profile....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-19-2022, 03:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 303
Posted By jadnashua
Building a reliable shower is not technically...

Building a reliable shower is not technically hard, but it is VERY detail oriented...failing to perform ALL steps in the process correctly is critical for long-term success. Most installers give a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-19-2022, 12:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 176
Posted By jadnashua
Most all of the grouts, whether acrylic, cement,...

Most all of the grouts, whether acrylic, cement, or epoxy based, have color particles in them and those may not squeeze into a narrow crack.

Silicone or an engineered movement joint is what is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-17-2022, 03:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 254
Posted By jadnashua
You might have to remove some of the hardwood to...

You might have to remove some of the hardwood to then make a slight ramp, but it's usually pretty easy if you have any woodworking skills.
Forum: The Mud Box 11-17-2022, 01:30 AM
Replies: 5,666
Views: 651,686
Posted By jadnashua
The vast majority of excess CO2 is absorbed by...

The vast majority of excess CO2 is absorbed by the oceans...the pH is decreasing. This is affecting lots of things. This is from the Smithsonian...
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