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Old 07-15-2018, 01:28 PM   #46
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Given that a typical kitchen counter top is 36" high, I'd say 42" is too high.

Unless you're tall. I'm not. LOL
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Old 07-15-2018, 01:29 PM   #47
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yeah. My girl being 5' doesnt help either lol
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Old 07-15-2018, 01:40 PM   #48
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I'm smoking two briskets today in high heels. You're right, 42 inches is pretty tall.
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Old 07-15-2018, 01:43 PM   #49
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HAHA, I would think 2in lower would def help. I will run to HD tomorrow morning
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That's duct tape, Kevin.
Yeah, I knew that but it looks like a puck so I used it. Figured only a tile guy would notice something that technically incorrect.


Home Depot has some of those 12 x 12 or 12 x 6 paving cement blocks that are only about 1 1/2 inch thick. They would work as well Im sure. Probably not as well as a puck, but theyd be satisfactory.
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Guys, this is my first veneer install. I need opinions how it is coming out. If it sucks the fat one, tell me why and I will correct.

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PS< manufacturer told me to use Laticrete 254 over membrane
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I think you’re getting the hang of it. I’ve only done one myself in the past, the picture a few posts up. So not much experience, however you do want to try not to stack directly like in the two areas shown. Just to the left of that looks excellent. More of that as you go upwards and around.

Find your favorite stacked stone example pictures off the web. Print them up and referr to them as you go forward. And like with anything tile and stone, you always benefit by stopping, stepping back maybe 5 or 10 feet and looking at it from a larger perspective. Other than that, I got nothin.

And as you probably already know, make certain to wash anything that touches 254 within about five minutes or else it’s on there forever. Trowels, substrate, clothes. Good luck

Oh, and if all the stones are approximately the same size lengths, and you feel that you don’t have much choice on lay out, bust out your big hammer and break some of those into different sized pieces.
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I see what you are saying and appreciate th tip. I am worried about the gaps and water going in there, freeze and breaking off stone??? Wondering if I should grout with a light grey color . What ya think?
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Kevin has great tips. It's okay to install two or three stones in a row that are the same height but then break the joint by installing a bigger stone next. As far as the corner stones, same thing, try to stagger the end joints as much as you can and not have many line up in a row.

Sometimes those are left ungrouted but that's up to you.
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Thanks Davy, this is the progress. Man, what a pita! Not easy. I did not know the back was a little wavy until I took a pic. During the install I would walk about 20ft back to look the progress but did not see the waviness at the time
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Working with a long level or straight edge helps.
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Thought I'd throw this at ya. I didn't install this section but I had to tie into it and extend it. Talk about a slow process.
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