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Old 03-02-2014, 10:28 PM   #2296
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We tried some of the Scratch & Brown at the Mud Course in Dallas some years back and I thought it rather useful. Never see it in my local Homer's, though.
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Old 03-02-2014, 10:29 PM   #2297
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Yeah, I dont think its helping me. Its lacking some "sticky" for sure. It works, but its not much fun.
If I was doing it often enough id buy a pallet of scratch and brown and ship it myself. In fact I may anyhow when I get around to HD (some other places stock it around there too) in the spring. I stay off the highway this time of year.


Population of rupert is about 13,000 give or take. Lots of nearby villages, sometimes they include those, sometimes not. Nearest place that id call a city is 8hr drive from here.
It can be frustrating at times, but I like the slow pace.

It'll do, until one day I can buy a few acres and move into the bush and be a hermit

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Old 03-02-2014, 11:55 PM   #2298
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I'm using that Quikcrete Scratch and Brown on those columns. Working pretty good as long as I don't get greedy. It could use a little something more to kick it off IMO, but I'm no aficionado.

Jim, see if that RONA up there can bring this in to try...
http://www.bomix.ca/produits.php?lan...stuc&prod=stuc
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Old 03-03-2014, 12:04 AM   #2299
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Says that Home Hardware sells a few Quikcrete products, could ask them if you haven't and also inquire about this from Lafarge...

http://www.lafarge-na.com/wps/portal...971/Product_EN
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Old 03-03-2014, 12:40 AM   #2300
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BTW, at lunch with my 82 year old grandfather/mentor today I showed him some pics of the columns we were doing and explained about the bag mix (in which point he roared and almost fell out of his chair=old school to the core). He said he never got into Carotex and avoided a bare cement and lime, but preferred to use a mixture of Portland and Masonry Cements (which if I correct is diluting the pure Portland with a Portland/Lime mix, as Masonry Cement is in itself a Portland/Lime mix). He claims that he found, especially in dusting/sprinkling/cement backbuttering/wet set beat-in jobs, this mix to be the absolute hardest, most monolithic method.

That being said, I have yet to try to tear out one of his installs, but I can tell you that stuff I've come across that he installed 50 years ago looks as good today as it probably did when originally installed.

I haven't tried his mix in several years, and with jobsite conditions the way they are most of the time an auger and bags are just too stinking easy. I would however like to experiment with adding to the QC Scratch and Brown to see if there is a stronger recipe. What I have done over the last several days hasn't achieved full hardness yet, but I can tell it is rather "light and sandy". Of course, that really isn't the end of the world if you are going to cover it with tile, but as with every install, I expect to be cussed thoroughly by the guy who eventually takes it out.
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Old 03-03-2014, 06:14 AM   #2301
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It's official, I need a tiller for an upcoming project. Any suggestions ?


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Old 03-03-2014, 07:45 AM   #2302
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Old 03-03-2014, 07:58 AM   #2303
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We usually have to let the Scratch and Brown slack about ten minutes after mixing. If you don't it will set too fast on the table. It seems to get hard enough and doesn't crack.

Kelly, just make sure and keep your boot laces tight and you won't have any problem with your boots getting too heavy.
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Old 03-03-2014, 09:40 AM   #2304
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Hey Ravin, if you are in the San Diego area, check out BR Funston aka "Tom Duffy Flooring Co". They sell THE most primo bagged mud, both fat and deck, you will find anywhere. It is formulated specifically for tile, the ratio is perfect. About $5.50/bag.

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Old 03-03-2014, 10:37 AM   #2305
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Thanks Marty - that is only a few miles from where I live. What is the name of the product you are referring to?
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Old 03-03-2014, 10:47 AM   #2306
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"Tom Duffy Fat Mud".

They also carry lots of other supplies and tools. Good prices too.

Check 'um out, yer gonna like what ya see
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Thanks - I will stop by one of these days and browse the store.

I recall contacting them them in the past (now that I look at their website) to check if they sold Bonstone disposable epoxy nozzles since they are a Bostone distributor but they did not carry them so I ended up ordering directly from Bonstone.
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Old 03-04-2014, 07:25 AM   #2308
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Marty,
Will they ship pallets east?
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Old 03-04-2014, 08:39 AM   #2309
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I would imagine that they would be willing to ship, Dave. They probably would want you to pay shipping. I would suggest contacting them, they are very easy to work with and have given us discounts for volume purchases. The main distribution centers are in Manteca (north) and Anaheim (south), and they have stores throughout CA, AR, and one in Sparks, NV. I think Manteca is where they bag the mud mix, but I could be wrong.

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Jim Funston was the first guy I know of to bag mud mix formulated specifically for tile. We bought some from him back in the late 80's.

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