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Unread 09-14-2010, 06:36 PM   #46
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Thanks paul after looking again I guess the nails are up around 6" from floor it just looked lots lower and only shower I built I used redguard as it was bathtub/shower.I am in midst of doing upstairs master shower and remodling bath and was thinking of using spectralock or other epoxy grout,when my eyes fooled me.I realize now lots of builders still use the grey vinyl liners(at least they must as thats all lowes and home depot carries in conroe!Thanks for explaining my oversight,have a great evening>Marvin
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I think my plan of action I am going to buy a full unit from stonetooling.com for $45.00 and buy the mini part C's from Lowe's since their is really no cost difference and part C is already divided into four parts. I tried using the search button but couldn't find any advice on dividing parts A & B. Has anyone done this before? Any advice is greatly appreciated. A previous post mentioned a lot number on part C? Can anyone confirm this as to where it is? Thanks.
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Unread 09-22-2010, 06:24 AM   #48
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Many people have divided the parts A & B. One way to do it is with an accurate scale. You can buy jewelry scales on eBay for less than five bucks. You can also measure by volume. Either way works. You might want to read the ginormous Spectralock thread.

The dye lot number is prominently displayed. I don't remember it's exact location but it's there. Not that it makes much difference. Spectralock is the most consistent in color even between dye lots.

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Attached is a picture of a drill mixer I used for the epoxy grout mini-units.

I went to home depot and got a 2 foot section of round 3/16 iron rod . Bent it around a copper pipe into the shape below. I cut it with bolt cutters and rounded the edges with a grinder. It really saved me some time mixing up the grout.

All the paint mixers I could find at the home improvement stores were too intricate. I have a paddle mixer but cleanup would have sucked. This was super easy to just wipe off with a paper towel after each mixing..

This simple shape will mix the grout with the rounded edge while scraping out the corners of the bucket with the pointed edge. Don't over-think the design, this simple design can't really be improved without welds, etc... I tried rounding the edges at both sides, but then you won't mix all the grout..

I had enough rod to make two of them. If you make it too long, it will bend at the chuck under it's own weight if you spin it too fast. In the end 4 inches at the base and 10 inches long seemed like the sweet spot where I could run the drill full speed to spin off the excess without it self bending out..
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