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Unread 12-31-2010, 10:57 AM   #16
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I like mudding my floors, walls can be a pain and the lime burns suck. When you can offer something someone else can't like a level floor you got a trade.
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Unread 12-31-2010, 04:35 PM   #17
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I just want my floors flat doesn't have to be level. Although ideal sometimes you gotta roll with the floor.
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Unread 01-04-2011, 09:03 PM   #18
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How about Kerdi over Mud? I've done it, and JB himself got to peek at it first hand. I do recall him calling it a "bombshelter".
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Unread 01-04-2011, 09:12 PM   #19
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1)Doesn't anyone one around here float and mop anymore?

2) Is this system promoted here so frequently since it is one of the only approaches that a DYI'er can actually complete themselves for waterproofing a shower with minimal knowledge?

3)Have the days of good old fashioned hot mops, lathe and scratch been replaced by easier methods for the sake of cheap labor?
1: Yes

2: Yes and No. It offers less water in the substrate, thus a quicker dry-time in the shower. Theory is "Mold Free" Then again, and I always argue a proper mud shower is mold free.

3: Every manufacturer of every product all over the world would rather take the basic elements from your hands and sell you a "premade" product. I dont think it has anything to do with labor, nor Kerdi. Kerdi is just a waterproofing. Kerdi has nothing to do with the initial prep, aside from its intended use to keep water in places it should be.
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Unread 01-04-2011, 09:48 PM   #20
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I must admit though, as much as I miss setting on mud beds, I don't miss mud work very much.
I 100% agree there, I haven't seen a mud wall in 6 years or so, ever since I left Oregon actually. I bid a 14' diamater circle shower a year or so back but didn't get it, cause I was going to charge for my mud work. I often wonder if I could still sling it like I was taught. Well I know I could after a few minutes, hours days, but I'm sure there'd be some rust to work out.
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yea gabe, when i moved to colorado from san diego i was amazed that nobody floated walls out here.
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Levi,

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Unread 01-04-2011, 10:08 PM   #23
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No, but you get rusty. I floated a bench a few months ago,the first bench I've floated since I left Oregon also because I have been using better benches or liquids or kerdi, but anyway just the bench took me a bit longer than I had planned and I definitely had more mud on the floor than the face of the bench when I first started.
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You putting the hawk to work, Roger?
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