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Unread 02-27-2008, 05:39 AM   #1
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Professional Advice Needed-materials to be used

My contractor is starting to install tile in my new home this week and I would like a professional option on the materials he will be using in my kitchen.
Could there be deflection or other problems down the road?
Thanks,
Ed

Floor prep.:
9.5" Engineered wooden I beams; 12" on-center
Longest beam span is 14'
3/4" Advantech T&G subfloor
11/32 plywood, Grade1, Exposure 1

Tile:
Italian Porcelian tile ,13.250" x 13.250"
TEC Fullflex(TA-390) latex thinset morter

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Unread 02-27-2008, 07:10 AM   #2
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best thing to do is check your Deflection here.

once that has been taken care of we need to know what he is setting the tile on.
Cementboard, Hardi, Mudbed, Ditra ??
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Unread 02-27-2008, 08:21 AM   #3
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Thanks Brian for trying to help.
I tried to use the deflection program but it does not calculate engineered I-Beams. Is there another program that will do that?
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Unread 02-27-2008, 09:04 AM   #4
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We don't have a tool that calculates deflection for engineered joists. That data is unique by brand and must come from the manufacturer. However, we do have links in the Liberry to quite a few span/deflection tables published by various manufacturers, but first you must ID your joints. The Liberry links are here: http://johnbridge.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=9355 .

Look for some stamps on the wood that might provide some clues as to make/model or ask your builder. I bet those specs are also noted on the blue prints.
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Unread 02-27-2008, 09:25 AM   #5
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According to the manufacture (International Beams of Canada) the deflection rate is L/480.
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Unread 02-27-2008, 09:29 AM   #6
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There you go. You're in business, Ed.
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