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HomeDepotAssociate 01-04-2012 01:34 PM

Building up thinset on a wall?
Short question. Building up thinset on a wall to aleviate slight bumps in wall. Can it be done safely, and how much can you build up the tinset?

bbcamp 01-04-2012 01:35 PM

Yes it can be done. 1/4" is the maximum.

ceramictec 01-04-2012 03:31 PM

Bumps or Dips ?

HomeDepotAssociate 01-05-2012 12:32 PM

1/4 maximum, thankyou. I said 1/4 or 3/8ths, but wasnt confident. I believe it was bumps too. Sorry for the late resposne, sometimes i post questions and then get carried away at work and forget to check back

bbcamp 01-05-2012 12:55 PM

Bumps will be tough, since you have to fill the entire wall to the same level. It may be easier to re-work the drywall to remove those.

Lazarus 01-05-2012 06:33 PM

Yeah, bumps need to be ground down. Valleys are a bit easier. On a job today where the wall had a valley of about 1/4 inch. Mixed up some Laticrete 317 and floated it....put a fan on it and re-did it later. I didn't "fix" it, but I helped it. Screeds and wall mud are the best choice....but this was what I had to work with, but you can't do more than 1/4" at a time.....

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