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Old 09-03-2017, 07:45 PM   #76
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On stitch nailing the ripped 2x4s, a standard detail might be two rows of 10d common nails at 12" o.c. each row, staggered, 1" edge distance for each row. If you want to use screws, use only structural screws such as those offered by Simpson, GRK, SPAX Powerlags, etc.

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Old 09-04-2017, 11:08 PM   #77
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Was laying out tile to see where things would end up relative to the linear drain and realized that the tiles wobbled a bit on the bare concrete floor.

I was going to use some ditra to decouple.

What's the decision making process between thinking ditra and the thinset under it will level things out vs actually needing some SLC? I have a feeling the high and low spots aren't off by more than 1/8- 3/16 at worst
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Old 09-10-2017, 05:50 PM   #78
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First time playing with concrete. Not a horrible mess. Plan was to recess the floor about 3/4" to give the mud some thickness when I slope the floor. Top of linear drain will sit about 1/8" down from the top of the original floor. The 2x4s are shoved deep enough into the concrete to give me enough room to put some mud in there and rest the linear drain on it. Plus there's a little bit of a void to give me enough room to tighten the no hub coupler and backfill later.

Time to order some ditra and Kerdi.

Is there a way to turn these pics? Almost all the ones I post are sideways.
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Old 09-16-2017, 02:04 PM   #79
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Tackling my drain and slope this weekend. Is it ok to set a Schluter linear drain directly into the mortar? Schluter instructions say it's ok, I think, but all their videos show using the styrofoam support. He styrofoam support gets thinset onto the floor and the drain thinset onto the styrofoam.

I'm thinking that as long as the drain is supported evenly then there really aren't any forces working to dislodge it and the mortar im using for my slope will suffice. I'm using tec (can't remember the name but I'm pretty sure it was 4:1 and north of $14 a bag).

So. Mortar to set the drain into or thinset.
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Here's a pic of the concrete and there drain area I built up.
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Old 09-16-2017, 07:53 PM   #81
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Nevermind. Used mud. After doing it. Can't imagine doing it any other way. If anyone sees something wrong with this, let me know. Gonna start the rest of the slope from the edge of the drain and then fill the channel which I had to have to tighten the clamps on the coupler.
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Old 09-16-2017, 08:17 PM   #82
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Ali, I think setting it in mud is the way to go. That way you can tap it down and get it level.
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