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Unread 07-01-2008, 03:58 PM   #1
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year old versabond

Ok, I just pick up some tiles from this guy's left over and he threw in 8 bags of versabond for free. It's a year old and was kept indoor the whole time. The problem is that the bag hardened up, but I was able to make dents when I hit it. Can they still be use? Don't want to throw them away not knowing if it's still good or not.

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Unread 07-01-2008, 04:11 PM   #2
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Throw them away.
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Unread 07-01-2008, 05:17 PM   #3
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Toss them
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I agree with all above, but sometimes I get bags on the bottom of the pallet that have been compacted with weight. you bang them on the sides softly and they loosen up.
your bags could be shot if they got damp. open one and check for hard rocks.
then you'll know if they are trash.
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Shelf life of a bag of thinset is one year, your thinset is at least one year old. Do you want to trust thinset that is borderline? It may be good, or it may not, Toss it and be safe.
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Unread 07-01-2008, 07:02 PM   #6
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If the bag is hard all over, it's absorbed moisture at least around the perimeter of the bags. You wanna toss those...or use them to make yard bunnies. Sorry for the news...but at least thinset is relatively cheap to replace.
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He was smart, he used you as the garbage collector.
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He was smart, he used you as the garbage collector.
8 x 50 = 400lbs.
good way to get rid of it...lol
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Not worth taking the chance...
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Unread 07-02-2008, 05:04 AM   #10
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Well, it was worth. I have to put up a barrier in the lake so the dang water won't wash off anymore of my land anyway...I guess I am forced to start on that project.

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