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Unread 12-16-2006, 09:13 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by BigCraig
One more thing if I can, when I apply thinset to the concrete, do I run the trowel all the way down to the hardened surface leaving 1/4" trowelded thinset?
Yes, the trowel's bottom teeth will just graze the surface of the floor as you work the thinset around.

But with the repairs that you are doing, you may find it less sloppy to trowel on the thinset to the back-side of each tile. And burn-in (spread a pretty thin layer of thinset using the flat side of the trowel) a coat of thinset on the floor.
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Unread 12-17-2006, 03:31 AM   #17
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Thanks Tool Guy, thats what I thought putting a skim coat on the floor and back trowel the tile, on the floor it should be a very thin skim coat??

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Unread 12-17-2006, 09:04 AM   #18
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yes when you skim the floor use the smooth side of the trowel and jut coat it like 1/16th of an inch and then butter the back of the tile and set it in place and give it a couple taps with a soft mallet. the skim coat gives the back buttering something to grap to. So you achieve optimal coverage.

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