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Old 07-04-2005, 12:22 PM   #5
jadnashua
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Mist the cbu, not the thinset...the dry cbu sucks moisture out of the thinset. Don't put down more than you can cover in 10 minutes or so. Mix it a little wet, but still hold ridges. Unless you get a special thinset, tile will sag on a wall. Block that first row up well, then use spacers for the rest. Mastic actually works a little better in this case, but with some tile, may take weeks to actually dry and it will turn to mush if it gets wet again. My unprofessional experience.
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