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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-30-2014, 02:04 AM
Replies: 75
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Posted By D123
Jim, agreed; there are enough variables but IMHO...

Jim, agreed; there are enough variables but IMHO (where each project, like this one, has sub-projects which are new, it's really nice to have a starting point that is close -- like when using dry...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-28-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 26,720
Posted By D123
CX, True, the moisture content can vary (as with...

CX, True, the moisture content can vary (as with humidity) but the sand is all dry packaged sand and the ratio of 10(sand):1(water) clearly suggests that humidity variations will only account for a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-28-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 26,720
Posted By D123
Aha! The answer to my query about sequential...

Aha! The answer to my query about sequential wet-mix of premixed dry in buckets vs pre mix wet in buckets. Thanks; the formula is becoming more clear.

Version 3:
- Mix ratio: 10 sand : 2 cement :...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-28-2014, 01:59 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 26,720
Posted By D123
Thank all for the comments. This is a solo job so...

Thank all for the comments. This is a solo job so I'll probably pre-mix wet in several bucket batches with slightly more water than my 10(s):2(c):1(w) mix (maybe 1.5w) to give myself a bit longer...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-25-2014, 01:46 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 26,720
Posted By D123
Mud Working Time

Thanks for the feedback. I'm now more comfortable with making/working the mud but, for the tile layer, (and from my pre-pan experiences) I'd like to decrease my working time to get a more consistent...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-24-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 26,720
Posted By D123
Now that my 3rd pre-pan attempt has cured, it's...

Now that my 3rd pre-pan attempt has cured, it's much much better though I will thinset-seal the surface. I do have a bit of sand and a few small softer spots (clearly less-well packed) but will be...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-24-2014, 01:17 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 26,720
Posted By D123
Jim, Thanks for the insight. I've read a lot of...

Jim, Thanks for the insight. I've read a lot of web comments on the topic and yours is the first one I can recall to address the detail of getting a packed, 'thick enough to screed' layer in one shot...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-23-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 26,720
Posted By D123
CX, I'm sure that works -- except it didn't for...

CX, I'm sure that works -- except it didn't for me the last time around -- and I suspect that my 'technique' was lacking. I used a wood float and tried to 'work it' into a pack but when cured, a lot...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-23-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 26,720
Posted By D123
Crumbly Mud

I just finished my 3rd attempt at a pre-slope which finally seems usable so I thought results from my experimenting might be helpful as I've had the same issues with sandy/crumbly surface.
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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-20-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,652
Posted By D123
Clear as mud

Well, all of this is the reason for caution when reading on the web. I looked for consensus among many sites, tried that, ripped it out and then I finally did the experiment I should have done in the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-20-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,652
Posted By D123
Mud Ratios

Thanks to all. To clarify, yes I'm using and referencing to DRY sand -- bagged from HD -- 50 lb bag listed as 0.5 cf. Yes, I'm a semi-retired engineer so I'll admit to paying attention to the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-19-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,652
Posted By D123
Deck Mud Ratios

Please excuse the old topic but I think this clarification is probably new.

Background: I'm installing my first scratch shower project and ran into some the traditional deck mud issues as well as...
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