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02-10-19, 02:35 PM
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Posted By JazMan

Caulk is the way to fix this. Looks like you...

Caulk is the way to fix this. Looks like you have sanded grout, carefully find the right color which may come close even right away. The pic is too closeup to understand what it is, please take a...
12-03-18, 07:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 330
Posted By JazMan

There is no real life stress that mimics peeling...

There is no real life stress that mimics peeling a corner. By your description, I think you're good.

Jaz
06-27-18, 12:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 434
Posted By JazMan

Abrams, Can you please be more clear to...

Abrams,

Can you please be more clear to explain what you did. "rolled on" rubber doesn't make much sense. Do you mean a liquid roll on such as Redgard or Hydroband? Same goes for the shower...
04-25-18, 05:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,178
Posted By JazMan

You said the humps are 1/8 - 5/32" high. Yikes,...

You said the humps are 1/8 - 5/32" high. Yikes, that's too much deviation.

Adding Kerdi Ban shouldn't add more than its thickness, which is .008 of an inch. I would remove the Kerdi Ban and try...
01-04-18, 11:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,451
Posted By JazMan

You shouldn't be shocked at the differing...

You shouldn't be shocked at the differing opinions and long as they are better than minimum industry standards. Me, I say " subfloor grade ply or OSB is a good standard for ceramic tiles installed...
01-04-18, 11:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,451
Posted By JazMan

If everything is done perfectly and all...

If everything is done perfectly and all components are in excellent condition, ⅝" subfloor grade at 16" oc should meet minimum specs for ceramic tiles. (If your goal is to build it to the minimum...
10-22-17, 11:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,451
Posted By JazMan

Yes I do cuz the species and grade makes a BIG...

Yes I do cuz the species and grade makes a BIG difference on how stiff they are.

ie:

Southern Pine 2x10 #2 @16" oc to meet L360 @ 40/10 live/dead loads max span =16'1"
Change above grade...
10-21-17, 01:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,451
Posted By JazMan

2x10 makes more sense, they're 1.5x9.25" Has...

2x10 makes more sense, they're 1.5x9.25" Has nothing to do with Imperial system.

Jaz
10-16-17, 11:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 461
Posted By JazMan

Hi Matt, You might have been ok by just...

Hi Matt,

You might have been ok by just installing supporting lumber from below (blocking) instead of installing another layer of underlayment, but I think the 24" oc is a problem. I mean...I...
10-16-17, 05:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,451
Posted By JazMan

Bob, If the joists are 2x12" (1.5x11.25"),...

Bob,

If the joists are 2x12" (1.5x11.25"), that's good as long as they are not overspanned. Since the house is relatively new, and in Canada, I'm sure the floor meets min. specs, but, min specs...
10-13-17, 06:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 450
Posted By JazMan

I'm wondering what was done before he set any...

I'm wondering what was done before he set any tiles. You said he removed the vinyl, wasn't there a thin layer of plywood under it? Please xplain the steps and what specific materials/layers are...
10-13-17, 06:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,451
Posted By JazMan

Hi Bob_Plumb, I'm wondering how wet sanding...

Hi Bob_Plumb,

I'm wondering how wet sanding in incorporated in tile installations.......anyway.

I looked at the link you provided and you were given some good info, especially by HeresJohnny.
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05-19-17, 05:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 391
Posted By JazMan

Hi Nicholas, When installed according to the...

Hi Nicholas,

When installed according to the manufacturer's specs I-joists meet min. requirements for ceramic/porcelain tiles. You can contact them to make sure your system is stiffer than L360...
05-03-17, 05:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 509
Posted By JazMan

Captain, Glad you've decided to rip it all...

Captain,

Glad you've decided to rip it all out, after all, it's only a total of 80 ft.

5/8 subfloor is pretty wimpy, but if the joists are @12" oc, you're good. Your Hardie adds almost nothing...
05-02-17, 02:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,959
Posted By JazMan

There is no good way to know if there's mold...

There is no good way to know if there's mold left. However....... if it grew mold, that would tell you there's a food source for the mold to grow in the first place. This would indicate they used...
04-14-17, 12:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 445
Posted By JazMan

Sierra, As stated, those areas should have...

Sierra,

As stated, those areas should have been caulked in the first place esp. when the thin-bed installation method is used. It's possible that your local contractors have decided to skip it...
04-13-17, 12:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 903
Posted By JazMan

Yes fortified is modified. That black...

Yes fortified is modified.

That black membrane is your 'shower pan' and needs to be replaced to maintain its integrity. Could be a product such as these Merkrete Hydro Guard products.
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04-04-17, 01:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 450
Posted By JazMan

Yikes....What the heck? Maybe your landlord...

Yikes....What the heck?

Maybe your landlord needs to spend some $$$ and supply you with a proper tub?

Jaz
04-01-17, 01:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 553
Posted By JazMan

Looks like someone did a thick-bed mud job to...

Looks like someone did a thick-bed mud job to make the floor flat & level. Excellent results in most cases. If after tapping the entire floor to check for hollow sounds proves negative, I...
02-21-17, 02:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,649
Posted By JazMan

Just in case someone is still reading this...

Just in case someone is still reading this thread...........

All tiles 12" or larger should be set using a 1/4x3/8x1/4 trowel. A regular " is not enough to achieve the required 85% coverage. ...
02-06-17, 11:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 733
Posted By JazMan

The short version is that you bought a cheap...

The short version is that you bought a cheap product and the installers did a lousy job. You paid enough to buy a decent used car and now your house is worth less than it was before. Plastic junk...
02-06-17, 11:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 608
Posted By JazMan

Excuse yourself Mr. Mod. may I suggest stronger...

Excuse yourself Mr. Mod. may I suggest stronger reading glasses. The gentleman said;


"I agree, you can not put tile down directly on any type of wood. Consider putting down a layer of 1/4"...
02-05-17, 11:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 608
Posted By JazMan

Holy cow guys, now someone is recommending...

Holy cow guys, now someone is recommending installing tile backer on this floor when the floor is concrete. That's worse than talking to the clerks at the big boxes. Let's start giving out good...
01-29-17, 07:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 571
Posted By JazMan

Rocks? What are you guys talking about? What is...

Rocks? What are you guys talking about? What is made out of aluminum and hollow? How was this shower built?

Jaz
01-24-17, 06:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 842
Posted By JazMan

You need to work on it for 6,8,10 hours at a...

You need to work on it for 6,8,10 hours at a time. If you've only got 1,or 2 days a week, then that's it. Once you get to the point where you can make progress by working a few hours in the...
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