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Davestone 02-11-2009 06:13 PM

Too cold up there,i can use a squeegee or just blow on it.:D

Trask 02-11-2009 06:44 PM

I have no idea why there is a heat gun there...That was when most everything we did was dry..could be cause he likes heat guns?

My guess is he was fixing some of the velcro backerpads.

Scotty did you guys hafta cut any of those slabs or are they just paint by the numbers sorta deal?

gueuzeman 02-11-2009 08:55 PM

All that stone. Dead people must be better to work for than rich live ones.

Heat gun- we always used a compressor hose with a blow nozzle. But we were using an air polisher. That setup looks all electric.

Also like the rig for bullnosing a bunch in one go, very efficient.

Here's a little ditra subfloor problem I uploaded today while I was at work-


Not one of our best days.


java 02-11-2009 09:11 PM

Could just call that a cushion install.:D

duneslider 02-11-2009 10:44 PM


No need to worry about putting those screws through the ditra. It is only gonna hurt the waterproofing ability. Contrary to popular belief, uncoupling doesn't mean the ditra needs to detach itself from the subfloor. Your screws through the mat won't have any affect on the effectiveness of the ditra mat.

Screw away! Nice looking shower though.

duneslider 02-11-2009 10:48 PM


At the schluter class they said you only need to rub the kerdi enough to embed the fibers into the fleece. So, if you peel the kerdi back and there is mud covering it you have worked it enough. If you are squishing lots of mud out the sides, you are working it too much or have too much mud under it. If you are using the "kerdi" trowel you shouldn't have too much under it.

I have been pushing out quite a bit and am going to try and just give it a quick once over and see how it works. I have thought about maybe pushing more out in the areas where there will be overlap/kerdi band. thought this might keep the buildup to a minimum.

More things to try I guess.

Trask 02-11-2009 10:51 PM


gueuzeman 02-11-2009 10:55 PM

Well, we fixed the cushion by putting about 200 backer-on screws into the ditra. I was solid, but a bit wavy. Floated it on the fly for the install. Been 18 months, no bad phone call.....yet.




Trask 02-11-2009 11:05 PM

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Ok Gueuzeman that's pretty funky:bow:...I might be able to top it...and I'm not proud of it... but I had a ditra problem (my problem..Not Ditra)in my Brother in laws house... Long story short I fixed it with a bunch of flowing epoxy and enough horse needles to make the local farm store start asking questions.. No joke and no problems since.

You can get epoxy into places you could never imagine with a good needle:tup2:

duneslider 02-11-2009 11:14 PM

I have fixed hollow tiles and bouncy wood floors that way too. Works pretty good. Don't even know what you did to the ditra though.

Trask 02-11-2009 11:19 PM

I filled it through the grout joints of the granite floor.. It wasn't bonded to the gypcrete(this was a long time ago before i knew to prime ect):dunce:

I also blew up a syringe full of the stuff in my face once..full of epoxy.. I had on safety glasses and was fine after a haircut.

Scottish Tile and Stone 02-12-2009 07:08 AM

Trask. They were all cut and labeled in the crates.. Just lick em and stick em..:)

John K 02-12-2009 10:24 AM

That's why I always take my senco screw gun to all subfloor first. But that video just inspired me to buy a Fein...:bow:

Billy12 02-12-2009 08:43 PM

Not sure if I should be posting in the pro's area cause I'm not one but was that a Fein multymaster or a supercut. I was looking at the multymaster wundering if it works well for grout removal?



cx 02-12-2009 08:51 PM

All are welcome here, Bill. This forum is supposed to be limited to professional tile subjects, technical issues and such, but you don't hafta be a pro to participate.

Can't be thin skinned here, though. :)

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