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Old 03-09-2014, 01:25 PM   #1
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Grout hoarding

I'm getting quite the collection of trucolor and fusion grout tubs as they last a while after opening, and are quite expensive. Anybody else do this? And when do you start to toss these things?
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Old 03-09-2014, 01:27 PM   #2
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I go through the shop about once a year. I usually need the color I just tossed a few days later

Fusion pro is good for two years if its well sealed I think?
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Old 03-09-2014, 01:39 PM   #3
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I have learned to leave everything with the homeowners.Too many times I have saved something and when I thought I could use it, chickened out and just bought new. But I am not the best at labeling things as to when it was opened .
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Old 03-09-2014, 02:13 PM   #4
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Ammo yes, grout no.
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Old 03-09-2014, 02:35 PM   #5
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Eventually the stuff makes a good boat anchor.
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Old 03-09-2014, 03:27 PM   #6
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Since the customer paid for the excess, I don't feel too bad about donating the aging grout to a local artist and some school teachers on the next block. My fair city also has a "re-use" center where such items are given out to charities, theater groups, non profits, and the like.
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Old 03-09-2014, 05:48 PM   #7
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I estimate good and leave the partial bag to the homeowners.
I dont want to be a storage unit for old material.
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Old 03-09-2014, 06:32 PM   #8
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I have quite a collection of Powergrout colors.It is 40 bucks a bag and I use the same 5 or 6 colors often.
With tile so large and tight joints 25 lbs goes a long way.
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Obie the manufacturers should have somewhere once a year where you can go to get rid of it stuff you aren't gonna use, otherwise they are just landfill in the end. Manufacturers are great at selling but what kind of recycling plans do they offer with so much talk of going green?

I mean throughout the US not one location....lol

So some of you say it is us the installer's job, well if we clean out a bucket where
do we go with the extra or bags of unused grout..... into the garbage can.
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I like to keep the silicone caulk tubes but not opened grout.
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Old 03-18-2014, 08:44 AM   #11
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I take the remnants with me and toss them at expiry dates. Reason being is that Im in an isolated area. I cant just run to the store and pick up a tube of color caulk when I need it for example. I have to order it just about every time.
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Should we change the thread title to "future boat anchor storage" or "future stump storage"?
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Im slowly filling a hole in my back lane to make an extra parking spot
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I'm prolly the worst. I have 20 plus bags that I have had for over ten years.
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