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Unread 05-24-2004, 10:19 PM   #1
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Question 1 flex

Has anyone heard anything about the new tec product 1 flex. Me and my co-workers are still doubtful that a thinset that works as a membrane too will work just as good as a seperate membrane. Right now we us schluter ditra.
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Unread 05-25-2004, 12:33 AM   #2
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Hi EIB
Another guy and I used it on a job on gypcrete recently. I dont know how well it will hold up, but TEC has a 12 year warranty with it. The stuff is gooey as ever. It's not too easy to spead either and when it dries its somewhat rubbery. If you do decide to use it throw your bucket away at the end of the day because it's not worth the effort to clean it out.
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Unread 05-25-2004, 07:38 AM   #3
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Throw your bucket away?
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Unread 05-25-2004, 09:04 AM   #4
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Ditto the throwing away the bucket!
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Something like that is too messy for me to want to use. It reminds me of when Ultraset came out. They said you could set with it. We probably could but decided to use it as a membrane. We did set with it once.

Yep, threw the bucket away.
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Unread 05-25-2004, 01:23 PM   #6
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Believe me guys I hate to throw any buckets away. Trying to get 5's up here is amost impossible. I've climbed in dumpsters to get buckets out that the painters have thrown out. I refuse to pay 2 or 3 dollars for a five gal at some store. I know I'm cheap!
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Unread 05-25-2004, 04:19 PM   #7
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Nah, you're a man after my heart, Mike. My helper will burn up $20 in labor salvaging one of those three-dollar buckets. It's the principle of the thing.

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Unread 05-25-2004, 10:00 PM   #8
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LMAO AMEN TO THAT!!!

And if he's anything like my helpers, he's cussin you the whole time!!
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If your anything like my 3 helpers, me, myself and I then your getting cussed out by yourself!! Can usually make thinset 5 last 6mos. to a year. Funny thing too, I have a bunch of new buckets that I've collected over the years, I hate to use them and get them dirty!
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Unread 05-26-2004, 06:21 AM   #10
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Since I do remodeling, I get two or three joint compound buckets for every job I do. But I still like to use the same one for thinset for as long as I can. My collection keeps growing, right now I have four stacks of them that reach the celling in my shop.

There was a time when I wasn't so fortunate, it's like having lived through a bucket depression.
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Damn bucket miser, that's what you are.

Better start using them. Like everything else the plastic will fatigue and get brittle just sitting there. They call it "bucket fatigue."

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