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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-21-2021, 04:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 243
Posted By Lou_MA
CX - a dry well is basically a big pit, located...

CX - a dry well is basically a big pit, located in a lower part of the yard, several feet away from the house. It’s lined with permeable fabric, with several inches of crushed rock on the bottom. A...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-21-2021, 03:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 243
Posted By Lou_MA
Change of plans. I uncovered old piping to an...

Change of plans. I uncovered old piping to an unused dry well so I’m going to try and clean / replace / re-use that setup.

That brings up a few new questions for me.

1. The dry well has a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-20-2021, 11:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 243
Posted By Lou_MA
Good question about the window. ...

Good question about the window.

Visibility-wise, not an issue to me.

Water exposure-wise, I’m assuming it’s fine since it stands up to storms and the like.

Only concern is with the close...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-20-2021, 05:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 243
Posted By Lou_MA
Hi CX. No, it’ll be a 3-sided enclosure, with...

Hi CX. No, it’ll be a 3-sided enclosure, with the house siding acting as the 4th side. No roof or covering on the top.

Given that our regulations also prohibit storm water going into the septic,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-20-2021, 12:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 243
Posted By Lou_MA
Help with outdoor shower drainage

Looking for any advice and details how to proceed with outdoor shower drainage. I’m on a septic system and technically, the shower is supposed to tie into the septic.

The main outflow pipe from...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-14-2021, 09:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 289
Posted By Lou_MA
Your 20-30 minute mixing time ate up a good chunk...

Your 20-30 minute mixing time ate up a good chunk of the mud’s working time.

For top mud bed set up several buckets (or a giant mixing tub), dry blend the ingredients, portion it out to the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-04-2021, 10:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 266
Posted By Lou_MA
Some type of pvc crown moulding

Some type of pvc crown moulding
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-23-2021, 10:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By Lou_MA
Don’t let this hijack OP thread but Laticrete...

Don’t let this hijack OP thread but Laticrete specs call for exactly this in their details for a steam shower. I’d be curious as to their reasoning for it.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-20-2021, 08:48 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,998
Posted By Lou_MA
Just set them by hand as you set the sheet. ...

Just set them by hand as you set the sheet.

Re: payment - dunno. Did he account for this in any contract?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-14-2021, 06:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 428
Posted By Lou_MA
If you have any leftover grout the dry powder is...

If you have any leftover grout the dry powder is what the final result should look like. I’d go off that instead of the color chart.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-12-2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 932
Posted By Lou_MA
Do you have a foam pan or one made from dry pack?

Do you have a foam pan or one made from dry pack?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-12-2021, 05:58 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,374
Posted By Lou_MA
Thanks for all the advice and tips. Shower is...

Thanks for all the advice and tips. Shower is floated and ready for Hydroban.

Putting aside the time it took, I’m pretty pleased with how it came out - flat, plumb and square. Cheated a bit with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-09-2021, 08:33 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,374
Posted By Lou_MA
Thanks guys, great descriptions

Thanks guys, great descriptions
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-08-2021, 06:18 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,374
Posted By Lou_MA
Any description of how you float your niches?...

Any description of how you float your niches? Float strips on the back? What about the sides, top and bottom?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-07-2021, 08:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 492
Posted By Lou_MA
Ditra heat has a minimum tile size of 2” x 2”.

Ditra heat has a minimum tile size of 2” x 2”.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-06-2021, 08:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 566
Posted By Lou_MA
That’s a curious curb construction, but incorrect...

That’s a curious curb construction, but incorrect all the same. Thinset isn’t designed to stick to the pvc liner.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-06-2021, 05:58 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,374
Posted By Lou_MA
Thanks Justin. Good tips. I just haven’t got...

Thanks Justin. Good tips. I just haven’t got the hang of moving mud cleanly yet, it wants to drop everywhere. I wonder if the stucco mix I’m using is light on the lime, or whatever makes it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-06-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 443
Posted By Lou_MA
Looks a bit rough. Does the whole job look like...

Looks a bit rough. Does the whole job look like that?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-06-2021, 04:54 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,374
Posted By Lou_MA
Trying to keep it in context of learning a new...

Trying to keep it in context of learning a new skill. The last one of these I did was 6 years ago so I’m (apparently correctly) assuming I’m starting fresh.

I was hoping it would go more...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-05-2021, 03:15 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,374
Posted By Lou_MA
another day, another mistake. Making my way...

another day, another mistake. Making my way through them one by one.

Took all day to get 1 wall floated. One corner of the wall was kicked out...don’t know if framing was wonky or if I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-04-2021, 09:25 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,374
Posted By Lou_MA
Davy - I could’ve sworn my local masonry place...

Davy - I could’ve sworn my local masonry place had the sakrete scratch and brown but they say they've never carried it. I looked online for any kind of stucco or scratch & brown and the only choice...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-04-2021, 05:39 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,374
Posted By Lou_MA
Thanks guys. Justin - you got my question...

Thanks guys.

Justin - you got my question right the first time. I didn’t know how long to wait after getting float strips plumb before I could apply pressure and screed off of them to fill in the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-04-2021, 03:31 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,374
Posted By Lou_MA
Thanks! For second coat, how long do I let...

Thanks!

For second coat, how long do I let float strips set up before filling in and screeding off?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-03-2021, 06:30 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,374
Posted By Lou_MA
Thanks Davy. How soon do you scratch the...

Thanks Davy.

How soon do you scratch the mud? Watching videos, it seems like people get a very smooth scratch. But whether I used ditra trowel or lath, I can hear (and see) small chunks of mud...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-03-2021, 05:33 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,374
Posted By Lou_MA
Care to explain and save me the learning...

Care to explain and save me the learning experience? :)
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