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Unread 01-11-2020, 12:24 PM   #1
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How long to wait - washing machine and new tile floor

12” x 24” porcelain, set with modified over Hydroban, over slab. Any thoughts how long to wait before front load washing machine and dryer can be moved back on it and put back in service?
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Unread 01-11-2020, 01:22 PM   #2
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Probably safe with 24 hours, but I'd give it 48 just for insurance.....
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My front loader weighs nearly 250#, and the diameter of the feet is pretty small. Then, when it runs, if the load is somewhat unbalanced, it can shake a bit (a lot of the weight is to help keep it in place to offset the unbalanced load).

A lot of the strength happens in the first couple of days, but industry still says the strength is at 28-days. Personally, to be sure, especially since you may be moving things in there on a dolly, where the weight is even more concentrated, I'd wait a bit longer. If you happen to run over an edge that didn't get 100% coverage, you'll probably know it!
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This is a trick question. Throw out the front loader
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Have you ever seen a top loader walk across the room?
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Laz is a lot more gutsy than I for a front load washer to be in use a mere 48 hours after setting.

My answer would be: “That depends; what mortar?” The answer to that may or may not give me enough info, as I know some mortars better than others.

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Modified thinset directly to the slab would set faster and 48 hours might be long enough. Not sure if 48 is enough with modified thinset between Hydroban and porcelain.
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Thanks guys. I misspoke, it’s a top load washer, not front load. Don’t know if that makes a difference

Bubba - Thinset is Laticrete tri-lite.

Davy and Jim - what amount of time would you be comfortable with if it was your house?
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Depending on the thinset used, a couple of days might be enough, but if I could, I'd wait a week. If I moved it sooner, I'd lay down a sheet of ply so the load would be spread getting it there. It might also depend on when I wanted to run my first load.

Make sure to level the feet well so it doesn't rock.
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Front or top load, I'd wait 48, but I'd wait a week before use. The filled weight is one thing, but the vibrations are another.
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