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Unread 02-20-2006, 04:16 PM   #1
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TEC 1 Flex

Has anyone ever used this product on floors and is the cure time between tile instalation and grouting any longer than 24 hour wait?
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Ive used TEC products before, but never had to wait longer than 24 hours.
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Tec 1 Flex is new to me, it is a crack isolation membrane/thinsette in one application. I have used other TEC products , but not this one.
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I have used it
It is Nasty stuff
Wait till you try and get it off your hands and tools
It dries pretty quick
What kind of tile are you going to use it on ?
Why are you going to use One Flex ?
The white turns light grayish when it dries the Gray turns almost black

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Is it something like C cures isolation thinset? If so, damn that stuff is sticky.
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Unread 02-20-2006, 09:21 PM   #6
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using it on a basement slab with small hairline cracks.Laying porcalain mod-hopscotch.They tell me to measure the exact amount of water,thats all I know,, the cost is relative to ditra, but only in one step.
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Hi Corby, I have used it, it is VERY sticky. You will get a good work out too spreading it. Be sure to clean your tools off at the end of the day and throw the bucket away. Trust me, I never throw buckets away but you will want to if you try to clean it out. It is good stuff though.
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I've used it several times and the guys are right about the sticky part. Make sure to have a pail of water and cleaning sponge as you really need to clean out your grout joints as you install. The stuff is plyable once it is set up and little harder to clean out the joints once dry. I keep some on hand for questionable cracks and some hard to bond to surfaces.
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Unread 02-21-2006, 05:33 AM   #9
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Thank you

Thanks for all your information guys, makes me feel a little more confident on using new product to me, with others experiance. Charge extra for new buckets and trowels huh? just kidden!
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Unread 02-22-2006, 11:23 PM   #11
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Sticky is an understated.. it's nuclear waste&velcro. It also does not build up and if you do build it up it keeps sagging back almost like a very slow slc.
I love Tec products but It's got too many potential problems for me to use again have fun
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Why not use customs megaflex? but I have not used the tec stuff so I dont' know if It meets your needs.
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Why not use customs megaflex? but I have not used the tec stuff so I dont' know if It meets your needs.

I've never used the tec flex, but if it's anything like megaflex Have Fun. I had to use that stuff to set 3/4" marble mosaics in a fiberglass jacuzzi tub. Megaflex is the only product anybody would back, and the customs guy told me they would gaurentee it if I used epoxy grout. Cutting out the mud from 10,000 little tiny grout joints the next day was no fun at all, but the jacuzzi is still in tact and that thing had an enourmous amount of flex to it. In fact I made the homeowner and the GC sign off on my liability (which I know is iffy) before I started, and had a customs rep sign off saying megaflex would work. 2 years later and not one single piece has popped.
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Trask,....potential problems?
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