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Old 09-15-2018, 08:48 AM   #2911
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Looks to me like they know what they're doing. I know I'd have to be on my knees. Never could squat that way.
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Old 09-15-2018, 09:18 AM   #2912
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Actually that's very similar to the way we've mudded floors here for a long time. The only differences would be that we would probably add some type of welded wire to the mud if it wasn't bonded to the slab, which I didn't see them doing. Plus, we would have added our water to the mud while it was being mixed. We would have also used thinset to bond the tiles down, not a slurry.

Sand and cement are cheap products, adding the wire and thinset would add to the cost quite a bit. If the slurry bonds good to the tiles then I think it would last a long time. Our thinsets are much better than a slurry though.

I've seen a lot of Saltillo installed very similar to this and they were very difficult to remove. But, bonding Saltillo isn't like bonding porcelain.


They do things different than we do, I wouldn't want to climb on top of what I've just installed. I assume that's what they are doing. I do like the no nonsense way of doing it though.
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Old 09-15-2018, 07:50 PM   #2913
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Never could squat that way
I way going to point that out myself. I have watched a bundle of these videos over the last year, they sit like that. I fall on my butt every time I try it.
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Old 09-17-2018, 07:27 PM   #2914
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Figured Id put in my .02, maybe Shady at Best will butt in too. Born and Raised in CA. Lived in Sacramento for the three years but had enough with the homeless, thug and liberal population, constant price gouging and tool theft from other trades. Was annoying dealing with mazaratti expectations for run down Mazda budgets, even in the affluent areas. Overall was good to go to the city and see if I could make it there. Happy to be back down in Turlock now, doing work for honest folk. Fornunate to be surrounded by rural communities doing work for farmers and having a conservative environment. Some parts of CA are polluted with libtards, always stay away from Indians and Asians as far as clients go (been burned enough to know better than to take the risk in desperate times), just about everywhere is expensive, cheapest gas is $3.20/gal right now. Whole state was damn near on fire, lost our annual campsite which is nothing compared to what others lost. Lots of people are headed to AZ and TX to escape the prices and ruin those states.
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Old 09-17-2018, 07:41 PM   #2915
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Should work just fine Shawn! This was my scrap piece to try it on, that is the exact curve of my bench. Just snipped the larger openings and kerf cut with angle grinder.
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Old 09-18-2018, 10:58 PM   #2916
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Walls were a mess
Looking for 1x2 with 1/8 joints and 1/3 offset

Decided to fix it👍
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Old 09-18-2018, 11:00 PM   #2917
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GC: “I’ve never seen that kinda cement work before, looks great”

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I did a two coat for him before, but that was some years back. Guess he forgot����
That was my first float in a job come to think of it. So much easier now ��
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Old 09-19-2018, 04:31 AM   #2918
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Should work just fine Shawn!
looks good. Now that you know are we going to see a lot more radius benches and floors?
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Old 09-19-2018, 05:43 AM   #2919
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Nice work, John.
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Old 09-19-2018, 08:19 AM   #2920
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Love the mix of the old and the new John, probably the most efficient way and you still have a bulletproof wall that's also plumb and square!

Shawn, I think I won't shy away from the idea as much, but I'll only do it on the L-edge profiles. The quarter round edge doesn't bend as well.
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Old 09-24-2018, 02:28 PM   #2921
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How deep do you set your shower valves for a scratch/ brown coat?
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Old 09-24-2018, 03:21 PM   #2922
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Shawn....on the plastic,rough trim for the valves,there should be a finish mark on em where the tile should finish.
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Old 09-24-2018, 04:25 PM   #2923
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You talking about this piece right?. The are no lines on this turd
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There's usually something stamped on the plastic saying, "finish wall" or something like that. If not, look at your paper work. It's possible the finish tile surface is supposed to be flush with the outside edge.

If the instructions doesn't mention it then get the trim out and put it together and you'll be able to figure it out. I usually estimate my scratch, finish coat and tile to be 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 thick from the studs out.
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I usually estimate my scratch, finish coat and tile to be 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 thick from the studs out.
that is the number I was looking for, thanks There was something in the instructions about dept, the outer edge of the plaster ground should be flush with the finished surface
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