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Old 11-01-2009, 10:02 AM   #1
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Greg's Pookey Discussion

I know this thread is over a year old, but after finding it in a search, I see no reason to start a new one.

My supplier is out of Kerdi Fix, it seems someone had a leaking Kerdi shower they had built a while back, and thought they could "Fix" it with the Kerdi Fix. True story, that's what the warehouse guy tole me. Much to my supplier's discredit, they sold the guy about ten tubes of the sticky stuff. But I digress........

CX mentions this stuff in the above post, but it is a Polyurethane caulk. Same animal? If so, would this stuff work?

Grainger has this stuff, which is a true "urethane" sealant, but similarly priced to Kerdi Fix. Which is not a problem, I just want the right stuff.

I'm sooooo corn-fused.

*edit* Oops, I didn't realize this was in the shallow end.
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Old 11-01-2009, 10:15 AM   #2
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I moved your pookey discussion here to the Hangout, Greg. Stop tryin' to confuse the DIY visitors, eh?!

I've not tried either of those other pookies you linked. I've been a large fan of PL Premium construction adhesive, and have used their 400 and 200 on occasion, but not any sealant.

Thus far I've not found anything that's quite like Kerdi Fix. It's a bit different from anything else I've used and I really like the stuff. And I'd really like to find a lower-cost replacement. But I haven't.

I'm just hopin' Herr Schluter will get the price down on that stuff. I think he could cut the cost in half and still make more money on increased sales. Some guys would pay $11 for a tube who would not pay $23, methinks.

My opinion; worth price charged.
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Old 11-01-2009, 10:21 AM   #3
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How about this?

http://www.bostik-us.com/files/tdsfiles/70-03A.pdf

Looks pretty close to Kerdi fix to me. Might even BE Kerdi fix?

http://www.schluter.pt/media_produkt...ix_uk_1007.pdf
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Old 11-01-2009, 10:22 AM   #4
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Man, you are fast CX. I was in the process of deleting my post and starting a thread on the subject when, BAM!!!! you done it for me.

Not sure I like the title, but it is what it is.

So, what's your opinion of Polyurethane, vs, Urethane? How sticky is that Sonneborn Sonolastic stuff?
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Greg,
What about having it shipped in to you by buying online or making a trip to Detroit every so often to get it, i know some good bars.
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Old 11-01-2009, 10:25 AM   #6
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Matt, at first glance, that pookey seems reeeeal close. Upon closer examination, what jumps out at me is:
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No adhesion on untreated polyethylene.
Kerdi is a polyethylene sheet.
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Old 11-01-2009, 10:29 AM   #7
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What about having it shipped in to you by buying online or making a trip to Detroit every so often to get it, i know some good bars.
Steve, all very good ideas, especially the bars.

My supplier will have some more in this week, I just thought it would be a good discussion to have. I still might take you up on the bar offer though. Know any good Irish Pubs? *rhetorical question alert*
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Made the title just so's you'd find it, Greg. Can change it to anything you'd like.


Matt, that's the first time I've seen that Sylil-Modified Polymer listed as the ingredient in Kerdi Fix. And it certainly does look like the Bostik product might be very similar.

Reckon the BostiK stuff is gonna be any more easily avialable? Or any less costly?
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Flocked, though. Don't know what "untreated" polyethylene is but I would bet Kerdi is "treated". I would think the flocking helps adhesion of anything.

Who knows?
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Found Amazon has many vendors of the Simpson 70-03. Looks like it's about $65 for a 6-pack making it about 1/2 the price of the kerdi-fix.
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I've got a couple tubes of Sikaflex-201 that a homeowner gave me. It was used on a log house between the logs and to seal around windows. Sikaflex puts out a variety of sealants in tubes. One of them is probably gonna do the job.

http://www.sikaindustry.com/ipd-transoem-transprod
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Old 11-02-2009, 06:16 PM   #12
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I've used the Sikaflex and PL polyurethanes and they're pretty high quality sealants. Another good company is Tremco, they make a few. I believe they all have a shelf life of a year or so, max.

http://www.tremcosealants.com/commer...pes.asp?type=1
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