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Old 01-05-2008, 10:42 AM   #1
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Exclamation thin set mortar consistancy

hello,i seem to have a problem of getting the right consistency for mixing thin set(flex bond)i worked with concrete for some time and a drier mix is used.when i try to mix the mortar so it does not slide of the trowel and the thickness like frosting. that mix for me seems to be too stuff and hard to lay down and trowel easily. i find if the mix is a little wetter that it slides off the trowel it then goes on smoother.can anyone set me straight.thanks jvl
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Old 01-05-2008, 11:19 AM   #2
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The data sheet for flexbond says to use 5 quarts of water per bag. When properly mixed, troweled ridges will stand with no slump. This is what you are after. You don't want the mix to slump or run.
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Old 01-05-2008, 11:28 AM   #3
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Adjust up or down with small amounts of water, it doesn't take much to change the consistency when you are close to what you want.
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Welcome to the forum, JVL. Please give us a name to call you by.

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