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When building a shower there is no a liner the is waterprooofed with aqua d or hydroban is there anything wrong with using kind s mortar? I have constantly used mudbed mix indigenous mapei or customs or laticrete. However, if the is not obtaining a liner and also there is no require for water to flow through, why not just use regular type s mortar for 5 bucks a bag?
2 reasons...Type S ~ no made to it is in poured that thick. You can get shrinkage cracks as it dries.Type S ~ no made to it is in shaped right into a pan form for her pitch. To acquire it to pitch appropriately it would should be mixed very dry. If you perform that you run the hazard of it just crumbling when it dried.Actual deck dirt or sand mix from HD is just $6-$7. Is a couple of bucks worth it?
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bluebird:So if I understand your old posts, your shower pan will be a pre-sloped deck mud, probably concrete board on the walls, mesh tape walls to the pan, climate hydroban end everything. Then thinset tile end walls and floor.And your question is whether the deck mud have the right to be form S mortar?Deck dirt is leaner (less cement, more sand), doesn"t have lime, is normally made through sharp sand fairly than mason sand, and also is blended much dryer than mortar usually. Those differences make the stronger, though less plastic and also sticky. What"s the boosted risk that your pan will certainly crack if do with kind S? i don"t know.
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Well sounds like type s is a no no. Sacrete sand mix ok then? I simply didn"t desire to be payment 14 bucks a bag for mud if I might use a small different product because that 1/3 the cost. I know it my sound cheap, but these costs add up in a house. One extra 50 and also 100 bucks below there and also yonder add up to several thousand at the finish of the build.
Well sound like kind s is a no no. Sacrete sand mix yes then? I just didn"t desire to be paying 14 bucks a bag for mud if I might use a small different product for 1/3 the cost. I understand it mine sound cheap, yet these costs include up in a house. One extra 50 and also 100 bucks below there and yonder add up to number of thousand at the finish of the build.
I"d pay to check out someone shot and screed a mud bed v sticky bouncy kind s.Sandmix is fine, yet maybe a hair wealthy in the Portland department.
Why no liner, that sounds favor you are asking because that trouble. I have actually seen pans through no liner leak all over the concrete floor they were poured on. The just time ns have ever before seen no liner is as soon as a pan is recessed into a slab on grade. Climate they used consistent concrete,.
Why no liner, the sounds like you space asking for trouble. I have seen pans with no liner leak almost everywhere the concrete floor they were poured on. The just time i have ever before seen no liner is when a pan is recessed right into a slab ~ above grade. Then they used constant concrete,.
Why no liner, the sounds favor you room asking because that trouble. I have actually seen pans through no liner leak everywhere the concrete floor they were poured on. The just time ns have ever seen no liner is once a pan is recessed into a slab top top grade. Then they used continuous concrete,.
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Well sounds like form s is a no no. Sacrete sand mix yes sir then? I simply didn"t desire to be paying 14 bucks a bag for mud if I might use a tiny different product for 1/3 the cost. I know it mine sound cheap, but these costs include up in a house. An extra 50 and also 100 bucks here there and also yonder include up to numerous thousand in ~ the finish of the build.
If my calculations are right, the sand topping mix is about a 3;1 proportion so for every 60 lb bag, you"d use half bag (50 lbs) of beat sand.2 bags - sand topping because that one complete bag of pat sand it s okay you pretty darn close to 5;1 ratio.Turning that right into a 3x5 shower bed, you need to be pretty good with 3 bags the sand topping and also 1.5 to 2 full bags of beat sand and that"s under $25 total.

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