stucco meshm drywall mesh VS SK Mesh by Ardex
I've had the chance to bit the lashing systems head to head. In the end the winning system was the Raymondi lashing system.
After a few jobs we have found that the time saved setting tile is lost in grout prep. In your wet zone you need 95% coverage and full coverage in the corners. This is not easy with any of the lashing systems.
With many of the builds we do we are often :Tweaking: the tile install a hair. The lashing systems work properly only when the substrate is perfectly flat. They are a pain in the ass if you check mortar coverage - Like you should and like outlined in the TTMAC and TCNA Specification guidelines.
The mesh tape you ordered is not the same kind. Night and day different products.
Using a Hand Mixer (Kitchen Aid) to mix Ardex 8+9
It's a miracle. My wife is actually letting me take her Kitchen Aid hand mixer to work today. With her blessing (under protest and the promise to return in as is condition). I bought a new patch of Ardex 8+9 and will do a few small batch mixes today.
I also took a medium sized mixing bowl since these hand mixers are designed to work with them. I think it will make a better mix than a squared edge bottom of a standard bucket.
I'll start a few test boxes today and record the process here.