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Unread 08-23-2007, 07:33 PM   #76
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Unread 08-23-2007, 09:35 PM   #77
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I have gone through three rolls of the 5mm peal n stick. I think it is great stuff! You do have to becarefull on the last ten feet of every roll it is rolled tight and does have a memory. If you reverse roll it and leave it rolled up for a time it will lay flat. The only problem that I have encountered with it, was on one roll there was a four foot section that didn't have any stick on it.

I brought it back to the distributor, and they put a note on it for the rep. The next time I was in they said he said to give me a bag of grout. That really fired me up with the price you pay for a roll, I told them what he can do with his grout!

If anyone is looking for Wedi I have 16 sheets of 1/8" here in my basement that I will be happy to ship out. Wedi is wickedly expensive, I think I paid $85.00 a sheet for it! If I can't get rid of it I will use it in my basement under my heat, but I would much rather use peal n stick for speed and convienience although Wedi is probably a higher R value.
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Unread 08-24-2007, 06:05 AM   #78
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$85.00 a sheet for wedi???

When did that happen? I remember that sht being under $20.00 a sheet. Thanks for the heads up on the esay mat. Since this is my first roll, I have not reached the end, yet.
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Unread 08-24-2007, 07:48 AM   #79
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Brian,
I'm not completely familiar with the Wedi line but is the 1/8" Wedi you are talking about any different from the 1/4" Wedi product? I'm looking at a price sheet for a local supplier of Wedi and my cost for the 3'x5'x1/4" board is $36.45. The 2'x8'x1" board is $43.11.
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Unread 08-27-2007, 08:06 AM   #80
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1/4" Wedi board

I just paid $29.50 per sheet (3' by 5') for 1/4" Wedi board, way too pricey, but just about the only game in town when it comes to insulated backerboard (that was contractor pricing by the way). I was also told the price had just gone up (from $27 retail to $34.50 retail).

To find out where you can buy Wedi, simply go to their website, http://www.wedi.de/usa/wedi_partner/representatives.php and email/call the rep for your state.

If anyone out there wants to start an insulated backerboard manufacturing company, we could make a fortune!
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Unread 11-06-2007, 11:29 PM   #81
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R value Easymat vs Wedi board

bgronski states that Wedi board probably has a higher R-value...

However, after some research...

Easymat at 5mm thick R value=1.5
Wedi board at 6mm thick R-value=0.97

Easymat at 12mm thick R-value=3.75
Wedi board at 10mm thick R-value=1.6

I'm a DIY doing WY on slab, and looking for the best underlayment product to use. Still not sure, but Easymat does have a superior R-value. Both are available in my area.
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Unread 11-09-2007, 03:06 PM   #82
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Brian,
I am really behind on this post, however, your original comments had me rolling on the floor. I had the same experience, called SoCa and talked to Custom rep - he told me that I was the only one to ever have this problem. I have used the thinset version since and found it to be very easy to work with and I really like the smooth tile setting surface.
Hope you were listening to some Iris DeMent while spread eagle on the floor holding the mat down.
Off the subject - Wedi vis a vis the new Custom Easy Board (the brown stuff) comments.
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Unread 11-09-2007, 04:01 PM   #83
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My understanding is the easy mat's R value is equal if not better than the Wedi. The only reason we haven't been recommending the Easy Mat here is because of the troubles people have had with the Easy Mat install. It seems that some of that has eased.

The 1/8" wedi is the same as the 1/4" but half as thick - so you'l get 1/2 as much insulation.
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Unread 11-09-2007, 04:18 PM   #84
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Old thread. Have there been any recent problems with EasyMat?

Have y'all noticed that Prism grout is back up in the banner?
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Unread 01-16-2010, 09:20 AM   #85
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Old thread.

I noticed the literature said you can install with mastic instead of thinset. I have only used Megaflex, when I did use Easymat. Also says will allow up 1/4" horizontal movement. If I read that right..
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Unread 01-16-2010, 09:40 AM   #86
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I wouild never use mastic with Easymat. Come to think of it; I would never use mastic.
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Unread 01-16-2010, 09:55 AM   #87
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No way Im readin all 6 pages.Easymat,uhh doesnt seem like it'd work too well...
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Unread 01-16-2010, 11:35 AM   #88
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No way Im readin all 6 pages.Easymat,uhh doesnt seem like it'd work too well...
Easymat is a great product, L.T. Prolly my favorite form of underlayment.
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Unread 01-16-2010, 12:16 PM   #89
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Rick, I'm guessing you haven't tried Speed- flex.

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Unread 01-16-2010, 09:24 PM   #90
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I used the thinset down version of easymat and it worked pretty good. I did it over lightweight concrete and it stuck like a champ and was nice to work on. Way cheaper than ditra if that is what you want to compare it to. I use the thicker version of it and seem to work fine.
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