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Unread 05-30-2013, 06:17 PM   #61
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It's well known that a modified morter, preferably a lightly modified one works just fine on Kerdi or Ditra. Yes, there is an increased setting time, and most folks are in a hurry to get done.

I imagine a tile over Ditra, with Versabond would fully set in a week or so...yet be "walkable" in little more than a day. Try that with an organic mastic and I guarantee it will be still soft a month down the road.
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Unread 05-30-2013, 06:25 PM   #62
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It's well known that a modified morter, preferably a lightly modified one works just fine on Kerdi or Ditra. Yes, there is an increased setting time, and most folks are in a hurry to get done.

I imagine a tile over Ditra, with Versabond would fully set in a week or so...yet be "walkable" in little more than a day. Try that with an organic mastic and I guarantee it will be still soft a month down the road.
I agree Laz
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Unread 05-30-2013, 06:47 PM   #63
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So, maybe mastic *can* be used in wet areas, but why would you use it? There's far better and cheaper products out there.

I don't get it.
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Unread 05-30-2013, 06:51 PM   #64
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Dana~Don't bring logic into this.....there are always people that will use mastic, against all recommendations.....
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I tore out a mastic shower last year that was three years old. The mastic was re-emulsified and looked like the day it came out of the bucket.
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Unread 05-30-2013, 06:57 PM   #66
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Don't use mastics in wet areas !!!!!!!!!! It's not worth it. It just doesn't work. Anything that sets from drying just doesn't make sense. Mastic has only a small and specific place in my tiling adventures
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Unread 06-08-2013, 01:05 PM   #68
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I actually think recommending the use of mastic in non-wet locations is good advice for most DIYers. It has so much longer spread-to-set time that almost any DIYer can achieve bond.


Knowing the way shorter time thin set has, I can't help but wonder how many of these poor folks end-up with that tell-tale hollow tap sound of non-bonded tile after taking our advise to use thin set?






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