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Unread 08-29-2013, 04:06 PM   #1
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Accents curling

Tried to set some of these today and couldn't keep them flat. Wanted to curl even more with pooky on 'em.

They're going between 12x24's and I need them flat. Ideas?

Mine was to glue them to kerdi lay a board over them and park my truck on it.
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Unread 08-29-2013, 04:17 PM   #2
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Glue to the thin wedi board, 3/16 i think. We do this with mosaics or rocks sometimes. Might need Latapoxy 300 if the curling is water/moisture related.
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That 1/8" wedi is the cats meow
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Dan is that meow tile made of meow Metal ?
if so meow that looks like a pain to meow install


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Take them apart and install them individually
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Is that plastic face mounted?
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I like the idea of the Wedi board. Unfortunately, it is 3.5 hrs to Virginia beach or 4 to Raleigh. One way. I won't be swinging by on my way to work maƱana to grab a piece.

I live at the blue dot.
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Brian, it is metal. Paul I've got 18 lineal feet to install and as tight as it is I don't think it could be installed in individual pieces in any sort of timely manner.
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Brad, mesh on the back.
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They might have got damp and curled and dried that way. I would wet the mesh a little bit and lay them on something flat and put something flat and heavy on them and let them try. Maybe they will re-dry flat
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You live at the blue dot ?? I Never want to hear you complain again. That is some beautiful country.
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Have supplier rip the wedi to what width you need & fedex to job? Have it monday waitin for ya. I like Brians idea too. ... the rewet one, not the meow one.
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Maybe some temporary hot glue splint or something? Need the hot glue-ru katwyck to chime in.
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Yup, I like Brian's idea too.

They look pretty thick. If they don't flatten out after wetting them, do you think you could cut into the back and insert something like a rod into the groove? Probably need to do two per sheet, maybe a 4" or so in from the edge.

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Interesting idea, Brad.

Brian's idea sounds good but wouldn't the moisture in the thinset cause the same issue as it is drying on the wall?
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