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Unread 06-16-2020, 05:32 PM   #16
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Was too soft in middle anyway, that was the second batch. First batch maybe a little too hard.

Looks like the only collateral damage was breaking the weep hole cover sheet.
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Unread 06-17-2020, 08:29 AM   #17
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John has some good tips on how to mud a curb in the shower construction thread in the Liberry.

For what it's worth, I go with the maximum amount of water that the bag allows on the deck mud. Then mix it thoroughly.

Here's some info on the liner. You want to make sure that you use the preformed corners. I can't remember if I saw those in your photos.

Probably not a bad idea to flood test your pan after the tearout.

Here's a photo of an the lath on the curb. You just fold it over and fasten it on the outside only. It needs to hang down far enough that the mud will hold it tight once you do that step.

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Unread 06-17-2020, 03:36 PM   #18
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I like to make a leg on the lath so that it helps to tie it into the pan. Don't know if it really makes a difference. There's probably more than enough just from the edge sticking down.
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Unread 06-17-2020, 08:34 PM   #19
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OK thanks guys
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Hello guys, Well I have redone the final floor slope and the curb mesh is imbedded in the deck mix.

Im using the pebble floor tile and which Mapei thinset should I use? Ultraflex 2 ?

As far as the pebble floor mortar one of you reccomended Mapei Ultracolor---- so that means Ultracolor FA ?

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Dave,

Ultraflex 2 is a fine thinset for the job. Normally we pull every tile from the sheet and lay them by hand to avoid 'sheet marks' where you can see where the sheets were after grouting.

My preference is for Flexcolor CQ which is the only grout we use.
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Thanks, well last night I made a wood jig to support the second ( starting row) of long wall tiles and secured the 2 long 24x12 and one short 12 inch tiles to the wall and then I figured out that my back wall is not straight enough in left to right mode.

Mostly from about the center to the right. I left the left most tile and removed the other two.

When I did the walls I did a lot of work to get them plumb vertically but didnt get the left right on the long wall good enough. I think about 3/16, which looked terrible when mocking up a long tile over the short one and half of the long one transition which was bowed in.

Maybe a 1/4.

24x12 horizontal, 1/3 offset. Will be back over there today.
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Ok I got the start row on, within less than a 32nd I think as far as left to right face straightness. I cut a straight edge down to 59.5 inches so I can check the full width.

Im learning, and now I see the light at the end.

edit disclaimer... I didnt pick out any of the tiles on this project, this house is a friends and as soon as this bathroom is finished with its 100% remodel the house is up for sale.
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