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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-14-2021, 09:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 123
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: 244
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: 292
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: 51
Views: 2,857
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: 379
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: 902
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: 3,261
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: 3,261
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: 3,261
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: 476
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: 537
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: 3,261
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: 423
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: 3,261
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: 3,261
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: 3,261
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: 3,261
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: 3,261
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: 3,261
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: 3,261
Posted By Lou_MA
Care to explain and save me the learning...

Care to explain and save me the learning experience? :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-03-2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,261
Posted By Lou_MA
Ended up using those 3/4” lath screws to screw...

Ended up using those 3/4” lath screws to screw everything off. The staples were holding but there still seemed to be quite a bit of movement. Those lath screws suck though, even an impact driver...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-02-2021, 10:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,418
Posted By Lou_MA
Ha, thanks Bubba! Didn’t notice until now!

Ha, thanks Bubba! Didn’t notice until now!
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-02-2021, 08:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,418
Posted By Lou_MA
Yes, it’ll be able to be pulled off. Especially...

Yes, it’ll be able to be pulled off. Especially in the first day or so following install. That kind of peeling force will never be applied by the tile though so it’s an irrelevant test of Kerdi’s...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-30-2021, 07:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,500
Posted By Lou_MA
1-1/4” to 1-1/2” is better. Can you unscrew the...

1-1/4” to 1-1/2” is better. Can you unscrew the drain any more to raise it?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-30-2021, 07:13 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,261
Posted By Lou_MA
Justin have you seen / used these pre-bent lath...

Justin have you seen / used these pre-bent lath corners?

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Cornerite-4-ft-Expanded-Metal-Lath-726696/202090282



The other hand is in worse shape. And I was...
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