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Old 02-02-2009, 10:22 PM   #76
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I was gonna ask the same thing Matt asked. Never seen anyone putting mud onto the wood like that, whats up with that?

Curb looks very good though, I have a hard time with them. Can't ever seem to get them to look as good as the picture you have.
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Old 02-02-2009, 10:33 PM   #77
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Hey Matt,what happened was I got the order mixed up.I wasnt putting mud ON the wood its just like a spacer to make sure your widths are consistent.You do the sides first/take off the wood then float the top.I learned that technique on the how to mud a curb in the libbery.I do ALL curbs that way,now/you know,bulletproof

If you dont use a piece of wood or something youll have a very difficult time getting your curb exactly the same width all the way thru.I dont know if its really necessary but Ill spray a lil water on it thruout the day and trowel over it just to retard a little and make it pretty.It seems like if you dont retard it like this it isnt super solid for traffic the next day.I dunno still learnin...
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Old 02-02-2009, 10:37 PM   #78
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Red face why is this a sticky

ok there is too many projects going one for on thread. maybe its just me
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Old 02-02-2009, 10:51 PM   #79
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Hey wassup,Jeff!Ya know some of us dont have alot of crazy pics all the time but I think almost all of us got things in progress.I have a feelin this is gonna be one busy thread!!!!!
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Old 02-02-2009, 10:57 PM   #80
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I don't think following a particular project is important. Pic's of the gritty day to day process is the idea, right?
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Old 02-02-2009, 11:42 PM   #81
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i saw what Kileua was doing, he was using the wood as a straight edge or something to carve his trowel too, perfectly legal too me, i was gonna comment on that curb looks nice!
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Old 02-03-2009, 12:34 AM   #82
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I've never floated a curb, and have never seen one done. We build them out of wood here. Like the wood as a gauge, and the nice, even pitch on the top.

I would have thought you did the top first and then the sides, but hey, whadda i know?

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Old 02-03-2009, 12:46 AM   #83
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That curb is likely built outa wood, too, Gueuze. Then the liner over the top. Then the lath and mud. The wood framing is just the armature. Very common construction in my part of the world, too.

The wood screed board is a common tactic here, too.
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How about a little video of work in progress.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPbq6...ternfloor.aspx
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Curb looks very good though, I have a hard time with them. Can't ever seem to get them to look as good as the picture you have.
Bryan, if you can get Spec Mix by you, try that for your curb. Sticks good and is easy to shape. I haven't mudded a curb for a long time now that I always use Kerdi.
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Very nice pics...Jack the TLS on steriods is an understatment

Rob I I'm doing something similar in my own house with steel.
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You can show us pics of that stuff too Trask, most of us enjoy all pictures construction.
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Rob I I'm doing something similar in my own house with steel.

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Heres one we finished not so long ago
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