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Old 06-25-2018, 02:58 PM   #16
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Dave,

I apologize if you felt you were used as a Guinee pig, that was never the case. I'd like to discuss your issues so I can better understand your experiences.


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Old 06-25-2018, 06:21 PM   #17
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Hi Chris, welcome. We appreciate your input.
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Old 06-26-2018, 04:52 AM   #18
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Mine was blotchy and failed to harden to a normal grout. Removed it all. (Came out rather quickly!!) Used a competitors grout and had no problems to this day.
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Old 06-27-2018, 09:01 PM   #19
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A few tips.

I didn't like the new formula for powergrout because it seemed to last 2 hours before firing off turns out I was adding to much water. The bag states if too much water is used prolonged drying times will occur. Or something along those lines.

When mixing I use my rubi corded drill may seem like overkill but it isn't I will mix it with a small amount of water to get it going and mix and mix and mix and about after a minute it will start to loosen up, kinda like 4-xlt thinset has that water retention technology. I will continue to mix it and it will get looser and looser and yet I haven't added any water. Then I have about 30-45 minutes to do my grout dance and if i need more I will chuck this batch thoroughly clean the bucket and I will mix a new batch.

Another issue is when you mix it properly it does setup fast especially in these warmer temps. So I will keep the bag of grout in the refrigerator until I am ready to use it. If the bag is warm and it will get warm because TEC decided to use alot of black on the bag it will heat up and then when mixed with the potable water which is warm because it comes out of the grout the grout will dry super fast. I hope these tips help.

The main culprit though is adding too much water on the initial mix.
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