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Old 04-24-2017, 10:49 AM   #1
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Thinset tile installation


I will be setting 3/8 mosaic tile shower floor with thinset over a mudbed. how much additional depth do i need around my drain in addition the the 3/8 for the tiles?
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An eighth should do it. To be sure, mix up some thinset and lay a tile on a sidewalk or something and measure it, then pull it off and clean it up. It will come down to micrometers. If you want to be exact, get a pile of index cards or some sort of paper and measure the height that way.

Then you'll have to make sure you trowel everything the exact same way and set the tile with the exact same force.

Let us know what you come up with.
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Put some clean/small gravel by your drain weep holes.....

Generally, I design/set my drain weep holes at the base of my preslope/membrane...then it doesn;t matter alot as long as I'm not puddling at the drain.
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