As I was replying to a statement about tile substrates….well, the poster said to me he uses Denshield for a shower base rather than a mud job to save some steps. Not that its the worst thing in the world even though I’d “never” do that it made me think.
Made me think about steps we use to save time that might compromise the job such as the forementioned, or others such as using nails in rock rather than screws or using glue on tile jobs rather than thinset or mud for that matter.
Or what I seriously despise, is seeing wood framed chimmneys instead of brick or stone on million dollar houses.
Granted money is always an issue (well sometimes) but it seems to me the attitude of some builders, “can’t see it from my house” is becoming more and more prevalent.
So what do you see thats taking a short cut that compromises the craft?
What do you see thats O.K. to do?
Andddd, what do “you” do to cut time that you know you “shouldn’t” be doing?
I “think” I’m starting to like Ditra for tile rather than a CBU because of the total ease of it. The cost is high so I think over all I’m not “cheaping” out…
I’m only posting this thread to help the bunch of us become more aware of things that are negatives in our craft come to the surface.
I’ve been using Ditra because it saves me time yet doesnt save me money in the end at all….basically saves my back, and as I said time. It seems to be a real good invention all around….and we all know about inventors…lol…so on that note…whatcha think?
Be honest now
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