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Unread 05-22-2017, 08:43 AM   #16
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Well, for me, guys who mix and/or self engineer products makes for good business. Reverse engineering for forensic analysis is always a big invoice. Just had one in Edmonton AB and it was the second time it didn't work. I agree, you never know till you try but on that project they wanted to stick someone else with the bill. Each to their own as long as they own it.
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Unread 05-23-2017, 04:08 AM   #17
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I agree Dave. Lots of " chemists " out there ....... And it is nothing compare to -- mixing -- adding a known ingridient vs. Unknown ones from different products & mfgs.
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Unread 05-26-2017, 01:46 PM   #18
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Today there are a lot of choices when it comes to ceramic tile mortars. If one does not exactly give you the properties you want, consult the manufacturer's technical service staff and they probably have another product that will give you what you want. This will keep you in the clear with issues with the quality of the mortar.
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Unread 05-29-2017, 10:45 AM   #19
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For anyone interested in this product, I did end up switching. I actually do like x5 slightly better, but not enough to go to a different distributor, and yes to those who asked, I'm using pac rim. Magna flex pro is very very similar to x5, as long as you follow the slaking directions, if you don't slake it properly it will fire off pretty quick. I found it does skim over a bit faster, so I spread about 15% less mortar at a time when doing small tiles. Big tiles I normally only spread enough for 1 tile at a time anyways, so no difference there. Worth trying as an x5 alternative
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Unread 05-29-2017, 03:58 PM   #20
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and as are friends with the know?
both chemical set mortars.
as both can be used to set Schulter and other stuff.

i just gave a recommendation just to use it up rather than it be thrown in a land fill
bit like some of the guys who mix and match with sanded and non sanded...
but thats not me .....
oh more
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Unread 05-29-2017, 07:57 PM   #21
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not recommended but makes a nice mix is 2/3 thirds ardex X5 to a 1/3 magnaflex.
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i just gave a recommendation just to use it up rather than it be thrown in a land fill

The right recommendation would be to use them without mixing them . No need to throw one of them in a land fill , just mix one and use , then mix the other one and use .

The -- not to do -- is to mix both and use the mixture for tile setting.

But let's say John is right , is there any chemical component(s) which interfere with other ones or , is there any chemical --both chemical mortars -- negative or non beneficial reaction ?
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Unread 05-30-2017, 03:36 PM   #22
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Thanks Rob

as where not told whats in our thinsets
we dont know if we can mix them or not ?

its best practice not to

especially differing brands who knows we end up
or creating a nice mix that we all like to use.....
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Have left overs of 1-1-6 and UF2 ........ Going to mix them 'till I get a likeable mix and use it ....... Not recommended , but I may like it
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