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Unread 07-21-2017, 07:46 PM   #1
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New to me setting materials

A shop I do work for is going to start importing it from
Germany. Anyone ever use this stuff? Thought?
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Unread 07-21-2017, 08:14 PM   #2
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I don't see the benefit of importing stuff that has no local tech support, warranty, or rep services. There are many excellent thinsets available that are locally manufactured.
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Unread 07-21-2017, 08:33 PM   #3
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The owner and I quote "I don't want to have whatever one else has. My choice is ardex but what they are slinging now is mekrete so it has to be better
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What's the price points on the stuff. That might tell you something.
The store may be making bigger margins.
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They are going to make a killing. In think he said he would sell me a Bag for 50. It is super light and you get a shit load of coverage out of it but 50 whoa
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Kiesel mortars been around for a while now ....... Don't know how much better than Ardex but , like Ardex a lot . If they could get to the plastic bags soon , it Will be a Big +

Reminds me of the BASF mortars ..... The light part.
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BASF mortars....we don't make mortars, we make mortars better!
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High tech ultralite mortars are nothing new. You have Megalite by mapei and Prolite by custom and many others. They are nice once in a while, but the cost to benefit ratio is just not there for me. I'm not willing to pay double for a mortar that speeds me up by 5%.
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In my experience, thinset and grout don't like being shipped on boats.
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Unread 07-22-2017, 12:16 PM   #11
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I'm not willing to pay double for a mortar that speeds me up by 5%.

According to the bag, it makes you three times as fast.

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I wouldn't say 3 times faster , but 3 times better mortar behaviors .
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Trio Schnell might mean it sets up three times faster.

I spent a couple years in Germany, and I don't think Trio is a German word.
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3 times faster - dreimal schneller, if I remember correctly.
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