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Old 01-17-2011, 10:43 PM   #16
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Hi Michael, depends on what waterproofing you are using. If you are using CBU on the walls with a pan liner then you would wrap the liner over the bricks and lath it and mud it. If you are using Kerdi then you would wrap the Kerdi over the bricks.
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Old 11-17-2011, 11:02 AM   #17
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So you use thinset (can I use unmodified?) to bond the bricks to the slab and then brick mortar to bond the bricks to each other? I'm doing a Kerdi so if I could use thinset for everything here, that's a win....
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Old 11-17-2011, 11:11 AM   #18
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You could, but for the price of a bag of brick mortar, you have something that will fill any voids in your brickwork better than un-modified thinset. If using anything hollow, you will want to fill that with something, and brick mortar is cheaper than thinset. You can also space the bricks to fill the area instead of cutting one into a sliver.

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Old 11-17-2011, 02:41 PM   #19
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I get it. No cutting.
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Old 12-16-2011, 02:32 AM   #20
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How long does the curb need to dry before I kerdi over it? I used stucco brown scrsth mix and bricks. Thanks...
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Old 12-16-2011, 06:14 AM   #21
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Let it set at least 12 to 16 hours. I usually use thinset to bond the bricks to the slab and also to fill in between the bricks. I make the joints between the bricks about 1/8, no need making them the usual 1/2 inch or so. Thinset will bond better than any kind of mud but like Bob said, if there's holes in the bricks, you'll need some kind of mud to fill them in.

Take time to get the bricks nice and straight.
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Old 10-11-2018, 11:41 PM   #22
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I used the grey bricks fro Lowes came out OK. Anyone have tips for a tile or sill that fits well over those bricks?
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Just about anything needs to be cut to fit.

Are you considering using matching bullnose tile? Or do you prefer a sill made from stone/quartz/solid surface?

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Old 10-12-2018, 12:04 AM   #24
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IF bullnose or a solid surface like marble don't hit your fancy, look into one of the tile profiles. More than one company makes them. Schluter, I think, has the largest selection in the industry.
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the shower is 37x37 and I am doing white subway with dark grout and small lines
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Plenty of bullnose available with that tile. Or as mentioned above, profiles or a solid surface stone, etc.
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Yeah zero budget guess I'll be cutting tiles.
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Old 10-12-2018, 09:57 PM   #28
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Cut edges, especially on a glazed tile, can look pretty gnarly.

If you can polish the edge yourself, check out a granite counter fabricator for a remnant, often really cheap. Finishing edges gets expensive, but if you can do it yourself, the stone itself is pretty cheap. If they have a marble piece verses granite, it's a lot easier and quicker to polish an edge than say granite.
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