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Unread 10-13-2010, 01:09 PM   #1
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setting three dimensional found objects

i started a new job today and want to see if anyone has done something similar. I am "tiling" a four foot by 6.5 foot rectangle on the outside of a cinder block home. the cinder block was just pressure washed. i want to create a subtle cantilever beginning with small arrowheads at the bottom of the rectangle and working up to indian hammer stones about the size of a grapefruit at the top of the rectangle. this is the back wall of an outdoor shower, so there are two handles and a spigot that i will work around.

i have placed my composition on the ground so that each row supports the slightly bigger elements on the row above. do you think this can work? what considerations should i be thinking about in placement?
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Unread 10-13-2010, 01:15 PM   #2
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I think you can likely set the smaller pieces using good-quality thinset mortar, Leeanne, but when they start getting larger I think you might wanna look to an epoxy adhesive of some substance. Laticrete 310 would first spring to mind for me.

You are planning to grout this installation?

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wow you are quick! yes i plan to grout. i was thinking about some sort of tool like a pastry chef's icing bag with a tip. are those available in the grouting world?
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Yes, those are called grout bags.

Now that I see your picher there, I wonder just how much that'll help, though. That's not gonna be an easy thing to grout.

And since you've kept all your previously finished projects secret from us, I got no eye-dee what your grouting capabilities might be.

We like pichers.
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you got it! attaching pictures.
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another detail from a wall project.
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Leeanne, I don't know to whom you meant to send the email I received and I didn't respond because you have elected not to receive email from forum members.

But it was not I with whom you spoke as referenced in your message. Perhaps you need to send another to whomever you really wanted to contact?

And I think the finished products you've posted would seem easy to grout compared to the one you are proposing to do. Especially on a vertical surface that's gonna be tedious, think I.

I know it's gonna be a bit large and heavy, but is there a way you might complete the piece, absent a few stones for attachment fasteners, and hang it as a unit? Much easier to fix the stones and waaaay easier to grout, I'm thinking?
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