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Unread 10-27-2007, 02:47 PM   #1
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Ditra-Set Article

I have this day published a new article on Ditra-Set. I hope you will all critique it and offer me your suggestions and corrections.

http://www.johnbridge.com/ditra_set.htm

I'm going to publish this link in the shallow end, also.
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Unread 10-27-2007, 03:14 PM   #2
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John,

At schluter School last month, "Kerdi Set" was mentioned and available soon. I believe Peter Nielson mentioned in a coversation that Kerdi Set would be a non-sanded dry set product that would aid in build-up at Kerdi overlaps.

Thanx for the product review of Ditra Set.
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Unread 10-27-2007, 03:22 PM   #3
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Chuck, they're having problems with Kerdi-set, inasmuch as it's easy to squeeze it completely out of the lap joints by pushing a little too hard. The fine sand in Ditra-set actually helps in that regard. When I was at Schluter headquarters prior to going to South Carolina, I suggested that they forget Kerdi-set altogether. Ditra-set works great on Kerdi.
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Unread 10-27-2007, 03:56 PM   #4
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John,

Great article, I like your writing style, the right amount of information presented in a straightforward fashion.

One suggestion - take the "cautionary note" and make it a sticky in the shallow end.
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Unread 10-27-2007, 05:07 PM   #5
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Ditra-set works great on Kerdi.
So does any of the light weight mortars out there. Yeah I know, they are modified.
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Unread 10-27-2007, 05:24 PM   #6
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Good article...like Gleason said short and concise....

only minor thing to change is a typo that I could see....it's in this paragraph:
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have used Ditra-set twice, both times when doing Kerdi showers. When the product was first developed in 2006, my friends at Scluter asked Bostik to send me a couple sacks to try out. I used the material on a Kerdi shower I had in progress, and while I was at it I bonded a couple scraps of porcelain tile together as a test.
...it happens, old age and all.
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Unread 10-27-2007, 05:44 PM   #7
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hi

i use ditra alot in the UK as a crack isolation membrane and is excellent for tiling onto new screeds as a vapour equalisation membrane..so this news of a new adhesive is very informative..thanks john .....dave..
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Unread 10-27-2007, 06:28 PM   #8
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Good stuff, John.

Ditra-set is now available around here from a local supplier. I just picked up 10 bags for my next project.

And Michael beat me to the spelling correction.
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Unread 10-27-2007, 07:53 PM   #9
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transfer is spelled wrong as well after the first test example no biggie though as spelling is overated just look at how cx butchers the engrish language....... ive used it with ditra and bonded some glass tiles with geat results only gripe is that bostik seemed reluctant to tell me that it would work with underfloor radiant heat
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Unread 10-27-2007, 08:12 PM   #10
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Not bad Mr. B......

But we already knows' in the end.... it was the butler what did it.
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Unread 10-27-2007, 09:26 PM   #11
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Great article but can't get Ditra-Set

John,

A great article but I can't get Ditra-Set here in Indy. I called Bostik and the closest distributor was in Northern IN. Can you get with them to see if they can find a distributer her in Indy?

Thanks, Pat
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Unread 10-27-2007, 09:30 PM   #12
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John Thanks for another great chunk of info..it's been overdue.
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John~~Well-written! I agree about the "sticky."
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Thanks for the corrections, guys. It comes from reading the thing too many times myself and not getting CX to go over it for me.

And thanks for the compliments, too. It's not a great piece of writing, but it gets the point across.

Pat, my Schluter guy is the one who got Ditra-Set stocked in Texas. Get after your guy. Bostik can only do so much. They have to ship a pallet, so pick a Schluter distributor large enough in Indy to order a pallet. Then get your Schluter rep on it.

When enough people start asking for the product, it will be stocked.
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Unread 10-27-2007, 11:57 PM   #15
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...no biggie though as spelling is overated just look at how cx butchers the engrish language.......
You take that back!

CX is the O-fficial grammarian hereabouts and he don't hafta listen to no bowdarkskull say he butchers Inglish or any other language.

Well, if he knew any other language, is what I meant.

JB, how's come you don't indicate that Bostik makes a "leche" for that DitraSet so's to make modified pookey, too. Could be a one size fits most all with that addition, no?





And I ain't hardly never seen such kissin' up as ol' Joe started here. Thinks he'll git hisownself some additional un-paid vacation time is what I think. Just shameful.
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