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Old 05-15-2013, 10:30 PM   #361
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app still can't figure out portrait orientation...this is upside down? Grumble...

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Old 05-16-2013, 09:29 PM   #362
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Ok, let's try using PC
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Old 05-17-2013, 10:02 PM   #363
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Deck mud pre-mixed and ready for water. Last bag of sand was a little damp not sure if it will mess

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things up so will dry mix and use this first tomorrow.
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Old 05-18-2013, 06:02 PM   #364
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Now THAT was a two person job! Took me almost three hours between mixing, filling and levelling. Not to mention walking from the garage to the shower with a 5 gallon bucket filled with deck mud.

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Old 05-18-2013, 07:10 PM   #365
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Looks good Chris.

Is that spider shaped rail thingy a guide for your dry pack? That is dry pack, right?
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Yes it's the Quick-Pitch by Mark-E Industries. Got mine on Amazon. They have a whole system.
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Finished application of Hydro Ban. Next step tiling. Ceiling then walls.

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Since I am a person who always plans ahead I realized I made a critical omission. I was looking at the LED driver and realized they come in either 20 watts, 60 watts or 6 x 50 watt taps. I only ran one pair of wires but will need to run another pair. The planned lighting will be 90 watts. Thank God!

This would have been a costly thing to fix later!

Since I will have 4 taps open I have to see if there is another location in bathroom I want to put another set of LED strips that will be on same switch.
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Finished cutting ceiling soffit pieces ready for dry fit. Have a pretty bad cold so not able to work on things. I have two major things to work out. Making sure I have adequate overlap for the rain panel and also that the final thickness will be sufficient. Planning on a 1/4-3/8-1/4 trowel.

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It's pretty tough working and measuring upside down. I also hope my mortar is sticky enough to hold this tile up until I can get a prop underneath.


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Introducing the clearly not approved upside-down Chris DIY-Raimondi ceiling levelling technique.

That was tough! One thing I will need to keep in mind is making mortar a tad bit drier it seemed a little soupy and didn't stay up when applying although this may be my experience level too. Mixed at middle of ratio on bag.

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Best advice I got regarding ceiling tiling was 1) get someone else to do it, 2) wear a hat, 3) keep your mouth closed (because thinset tastes terrible). I didn't have to support the 12x12's I put up, mainly because I didn't make the thinset too thin and I back-buttered them properly. The grooves from a notched trowel help form a bit of a suction as it squishes. At least that's how it worked for me.

Just be sure to double and then triple-check that you've gotten all the haze off the tiles. Those last little bit of it will drive you crazy a month from now... It's even less fun using acid to get that off there, above all the other nice work below.
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3) keep your mouth closed (because thinset tastes terrible)...

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LOL, funny you should say that, missed my mouth by inches!
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Tried in the rain panel and it fits perfectly! Whoo Hoo!

Next step is tiling the bottom of the recessed area or the "real ceiling" around my soffit.

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Installing bench and anchors are stripping cement board. Ran out and bought a different style that doesn't require anchor to turn to seat

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