Recent content by naperthrill

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    Thinset Correct on Tile Install?

    Yeah interesting, no back butter needed but it sure is noticeable when you are up close. Maybe I won’t be looking that hard once there is water in the pool
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    Thinset Correct on Tile Install?

    I think the argument is if they back butter it would have thinset in the places grout would be so they wouldn’t be able to grout?
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    Thinset Correct on Tile Install?

    Yes the backing was on the face so they press into thinset then peel it off
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    Thinset Correct on Tile Install?

    Agreed talking to the owner tomorrow
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    Thinset Correct on Tile Install?

    I just asked one of the workers and he said they didn't backbutter the tile because it had a sticky backing and not mesh backing. Im guessing thats exactly why it isn't smooth as they just applied the thinset to the gunite and then stuck the tiles onto it.
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    Thinset Correct on Tile Install?

    This tile doesn't seem to have any mesh backing, its literally individual glass tiles 1x2. it comes with a sticky backing but once installed I think you remove the backing. Its mastertile 1x2
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    Thinset Correct on Tile Install?

    Yes they still are doing the decking and have to prepare the pool for the plaster. I know its cosmetic but when this company gave me a bid, they said they weren't the cheapest but they would do good work so I feel like since I agreed to pay a premium, the work should be perfect.
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    Thinset Correct on Tile Install?

    Was reviewing the work of the Tile guys and took some pictures. Are you supposed to see those lines in the thinset? Also there are areas where it looks like thinset is missing. Is this just "normal" or should I be bringing this up to the workers. They need another payment tomorrow so may hold...
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    BYOP Frisco TX Build!

    Gunite done. I had to leave for work, They didn't put in the umbrella sleeves in the tanning ledge. I guess not the end of the world, maybe better to just have umbrellas on the deck instead of in the pool shell.
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    BYOP Frisco TX Build!

    I think they are loose until they are set in gunite?
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    BYOP Frisco TX Build!

    it rained yesterday. I don't think much of an impact but may rain again before we get to gunite next week (have been on the schedule for a week now). pics below. Any suggestions, how to tarp with a sump, or other ideas to try and prevent against cave-in. Does any of this require any attention...
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    BYOP Frisco TX Build!

    passed the pregunite inspection but I'm waiting over a week for gunite, still waiting. it just rained today. i'm so worried, there is water pooling int he middle of the pool. I hope nothing caves in. I will feel much better when gunite is complete, they are saying next week and its supposed to...
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    BYOP Frisco TX Build!

    Doing BYOP. Done with excavation, rebar, plumbing. 2 Questions though. The plumber dug these trenches for the PVC but then didn't back fill it. we are planning to do pavers, who is supposed to backfill the yard to prepare it for decking? Do I do that after gunite (hopefully this weekend) and...
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