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01-27-2003, 06:13 PM
My partner today told me today that his brother a "tile installer" will use baking soda on top of the thin set to make it set up quick.
I 'v never heard this, I myself keep a bad of speed set behind the seat.
Has anyone heard of this.
They will actually install a refrigerator over a somewhat fresh bed thin set with baking soda sprinkled over the top. Of coarse tiled. That's freakin crazy.

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John Bridge
01-27-2003, 06:20 PM
Hi Scott,

I works, but don't do it. It severely weakens the mud. I used to do it with wall mud years ago when I used to be in a hurry. :D