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Unread 03-19-2004, 07:44 AM   #1
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Ditra again

Just for curiosity sake.

Who here has successfully poured SLC over Ditra?

I know, I know. Schluter wants all the leveling below the Ditra.

I would have to guess that even though we are all " Professionals" here, that occassionally we experment with different techniques. So with that being said and viewing passed posts on backfilling Ditra with thinset and setting the next day.

What would be the difference? Also why don't we get Peter Nielsen to join us on this board to answer Schluter questions? We have Eric for Noble. Why not Pete?
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Unread 03-19-2004, 10:25 AM   #2
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O.k. I admit it. I've done it. We had one where we thought that we got it level enough before the Ditra, I planned on just mudding the stone a little thicker to make up for some tiny imperfections. Once the Ditra was on I could see I was wrong, so we SLC'd over it. I always try to put the Ditra last like they want, but if you're stuck, then I can't think of a better substrate for SLC than an interlocking dovetail that's isolated from the floor movement. There's so much water in it that I'd want an extra long drying time though before tile.
Between David & John I think Schluter is plenty well represented.
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Unread 03-19-2004, 11:39 AM   #3
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I hardly ever use SLC. maybe once or twice a year when someone reminds me about it.

I have never done that but did have to 3/4" mud a floor over it. I forgot to check the flatness.

I've been to the house a lot and 5 years later it is stil a champ. and of course I get to remember that I was a chump.
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I guess if you're never going to have a lot of movement, you can do just about anything.

My friend Peter Nielsen (Schluter) mentioned one time that he would like to try floating fat mud over Ditra in a shower. It would work, of course. My question was, "Why"?

I also know that they have used Ditra as a starting point for exterior plaster work on commercial buildings. I don't know how much of this has been done, though.

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P.S.

I also would like to announce that the new person who runs Schluter is Lisa Schwartz. If any of you need to get hold of someone at the company in a hurry, you can call Lisa (number on the site) or email her: lschwartz@schluter.com

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