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Old 07-23-2011, 07:27 PM   #1
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HydroBan shelf life.

I recently uncovered a gallon of HydroBan in my basement that I forgot I had. It's about 3 years old and 3/4's full. I'd like to use it on an upcoming project but am not sure if it's any good. Should I use or toss?
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Old 07-23-2011, 08:33 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by Laticrete Hydro Ban Website
Shelf Life
Factory sealed containers of this product are guaranteed to be of
first quality for two (2) years* if stored at temperatures >32°F (0°C)
and <110°F (43°C).
Bet ol' Henry wonders sometimes why he makes his people stay so busy keeping up with that website, non?
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Old 07-23-2011, 08:34 PM   #3
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Most of these types of products are 1 year unopened when stored properly, max. Opened, less than a year.

You can call Laticrete to verify.
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Old 07-23-2011, 08:47 PM   #4
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Bet ol' Henry wonders sometimes why he makes his people stay so busy keeping up with that website, non?
I looked on the website and saw "first quality," which is why I asked the question and should have mentioned that the job is a freebie for a bitchy sister.
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Old 07-23-2011, 08:59 PM   #5
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What exactly are you gonna use it for? I wouldn't do a shower pan with it but I would probably use it for walls if it seemed like it looked "normal". I have used older stuff on occasion for non-critical items.
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Old 07-23-2011, 09:15 PM   #6
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What exactly are you gonna use it for? I wouldn't do a shower pan with it but I would probably use it for walls if it seemed like it looked "normal". I have used older stuff on occasion for non-critical items.
I would like to use it in a tub surround that happens to have a huge window in the middle of it. This job is a big favor for my sis and I'm supplying all labor and setting materials for her. If I can get away cheap(er) by using what I have, I will. If not, no biggie, I'll just pick up another bucket. I just happened to find this bucket as I was cleaning out my basement this morning.
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Old 07-23-2011, 10:58 PM   #7
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Does the Hydroban look normal as it's in the bucket, or kinna funky?

If it visually looks normal, I'd make a small box out of whatever cement board you are going to use and waterproof the inside of it with the old Hydroban. After it's cured, fill 'er up with water and examine what happens over the course of some time.

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Old 07-23-2011, 11:03 PM   #8
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You could save it for cheap anti-fracture insurance.
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Old 07-24-2011, 12:08 AM   #9
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Or Doo-Rock could take the fresh 5 gal pail i already told him he could use out of the work trailer he has keys for and not have to worry at Thanksgiving dinner that his sister will stab him in the eye for the leaky shower she now has because he was trying to use outdated Hydroban !


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Old 07-24-2011, 08:35 AM   #10
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Old 07-24-2011, 08:41 AM   #11
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Too funny Craig.


Save it for anti-fracture, but test it first. Not sure how latex products break down over time and at what rate....

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I'm pretty sure 3 year old Hydroban is approved for tub surrounds of bitchy relatives.
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Old 07-24-2011, 02:03 PM   #13
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I know that I have a bucket that is only a year and a half old, and I recently opened it and it looked weird, but after a quick stir it was fine.
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Old 07-24-2011, 02:20 PM   #14
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IMO the longer the expiration of a product the less product you will sell. Anyone else notice that Spectralock is now only good for one year...
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I recently had the joy of trying to use 18 month old spectralock. Let me just say that the fresh stuff is waaaaaaayyyyyy better to work with.

We were a hair short on a job with the new stuff and resorted to the old stuff to finish. Never again.

Yes it was climate controlled storage, inside my house kept at 78º all year round
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