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Unread 03-09-2006, 10:15 AM   #16
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Do not use the CustomBlend, Dan. Take it back.

Pay not much attention to thsoe numbers. Every bag of thinset out there will have numbers that satisfy minimum requirements. But they're not all the same.

Some of us really, really wish Custom would cease trying to sell that CustomBlend stuff. It's bad pookey. Get MasterBlend or go to Lowes and get you some Laticrete 317.

My opinion; worth price charged.
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Unread 03-09-2006, 10:47 AM   #17
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Holy smokes, what's wrong with that stuff? I haven't used it but I was going to lay tile tonight. I don't have to use it and can take it back but really need to know why. Thanks for the alert...I think.

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Unread 03-09-2006, 12:58 PM   #18
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Unread 03-09-2006, 01:23 PM   #19
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Scotty, many of the pros have said that the Customblend just doesn't have enough portland cement in it to hold itself together, much less tile. Tile on Kerdi or Ditra pushes dryset to it's limits, so you want a dryset (unmodified thinset) that has better properties than the minimums set in the ANSI standards.

Take it back, get the better stuff.
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Unread 03-09-2006, 01:30 PM   #20
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Great. Thanks. I'll even get the premium blend if the have it.

I appreciate it. you possibly saved me a lifetime of headaches.

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Unread 03-09-2006, 03:39 PM   #21
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What Injineer Bob said.

I'm not sure what the chemical difference is, Dan, but you don't wanna buy anybody's five-dollar-a-bag thinset. Not good pookey.

My opinion; worth price charged.
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Unread 03-10-2006, 08:51 AM   #22
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Ran to HD last night and they didn't have the masterblend so I ran to their competitor and they had Laticrete. I wasn't about to roll the dice on which one to get. They had various numbers associated to them. I figgered I'd wait one day and see what y'all recommend. Better to be safe than sorry.

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I tried to save ya a trip, Dan. From post #16:
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Get MasterBlend or go to Lowes and get you some Laticrete 317.
Is good unmodified pookey.
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sorry. Guess I need to read a biiiit more carefully. got it! much thanks!
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