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Unread 03-04-2009, 02:20 PM   #1
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kerdi and speed set

Just a quick question Can you use speed set over ditra on the floor and kerdi on the walls or would there be problems. I might need to set and gout the same day and walk on it with in 6hrs. restaurant repair got to love the smell.


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Unread 03-04-2009, 04:11 PM   #2
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No problems. Make sure the speedset is pretty wet under the kerdi.
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Unread 03-04-2009, 06:28 PM   #3
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I asked this same question to the Schluter tec line once and they said NO if the rapid has polymers in it. Don’t know of a rapid or speed set that does not have polymers in it. I asked a Schluter sales rep if rapid was OK and he said yes. I asked a mortar expert if rapid with Schluter was OK and he said yes. I guess you can use rapid but I believe the official position of Schluter is no. I can’t believe Schluter doesn’t have a list of approved polymer modified mortars rapid or not.
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Unread 03-04-2009, 09:21 PM   #4
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I have used speed set on Ditra many times, including exterior installs, and not a problem yet. I asked a shluter rep about it and he said yes, however, it will take twice as long to set up. If it would normally set in 2 hrs. it might take 4 hrs. Haven't had the need to use it on Kerdi, but don't see why it won't work.

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Unread 03-04-2009, 10:18 PM   #5
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My understanding was as Chuck said. It will take longer to set but works just fine. All the schluter people I have talked to have said it is okay to use rapidset.

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Unread 03-05-2009, 05:59 AM   #6
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Same here. Talk with Schluter about using it on a shower floor. They said no problem, but still give it plenty of cure time before showering in there. I forgot, maybe 48hrs, dunno.

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I've used speed set on Kerdi shower floors. Works fine. I don't see any need to use it behind the Kerdi on the walls, though.
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