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Unread 02-07-2006, 04:00 PM   #1
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Wink Wetsetting Techniques

please post your tips and methods here for me to look through. cement mix ratios,wire ,consistency,burning in thinset ,skimming backs of marble etc
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Unread 02-07-2006, 04:35 PM   #2
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What do want to know, how to mix mud, then set the stone the next day or at the same time?

I mix my mud 4 parts damp mason sand to 1 part portland cement, just wet enough so that holds together in a ball without water sqeezing out of it, this is packed 1 1/4" to 2" thick over a layer of 15LB. roofing felt and 2.5 wire lath, next day or two, I set my tile or stone using a good modified thinset, that's how I use it.

I never have tried setting while mudding, others will explain how they do it.

I backbutter all porcelain, any size, and backbutter all tile or stone over 13".

Burning in the thinset is done no matter what over everything, flat side then notched side.
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What do want to know, how to mix mud, then set the stone the next day or at the same time?

I mix my mud 4 parts damp mason sand to 1 part portland cement, just wet enough so that holds together in a ball without water sqeezing out of it, this is packed 1 1/4" to 2" thick over a layer of 15LB. roofing felt and 2.5 wire lath, next day or two, I set my tile or stone using a good modified thinset, that's how I use it.

I never have tried setting while mudding, others will explain how they do it.

I backbutter all porcelain, any size, and backbutter all tile or stone over 13".

Burning in the thinset is done no matter what over everything, flat side then notched side.
do you set up bars all around and pull a screed ? do you do the whole floor in one shot?how do you fix your wire?
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