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Unread 06-10-2019, 01:27 PM   #4
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Well, yes, there's that method, Kevin.

Actually, as I recall, a manufacturer of a competing product argued in court that the fact that his membrane separated from the substrate somewhat catastrophically was simply an indication that it "uncoupled" and that since it was advertised as an uncoupling membrane that did not constitute a product failure. I'm thinking they did not prevail with that argument, but I can't actually testify to that.

But that's at least part of the reason that the tile industry, although there is still no standard for such products, requires that the membrane at least remain bonded to the substrate with a shear bond strength of a minimum of 50psi. Can you achieve that by stapling? I dunno.
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