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Unread 08-31-2016, 04:48 AM   #16
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The 310 rapid is a life and time saver!
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Unread 08-31-2016, 08:36 AM   #17
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Unread 09-01-2016, 01:35 AM   #18
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Yes. That liter container on the left holds the 2 smaller 16oz. containers of the Part A & Part B.

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Unread 09-01-2016, 04:50 AM   #19
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Unread 09-01-2016, 08:21 PM   #20
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The best and cheapeset option for making a repair job in one trip from a setting and grouting stand point, is to use the already mentioned Custom Building Products Speed Set. Mix it as thick as you possibly can muster using. This stuff is very unforgiving. It's going to setup faster than you will likely appriciate, however, it will ensure that the trip is done in a day.

Using plaster of paris on any tile job is something that I would never recommend, under any conditions. It's just simply not what a tile installation demands. If plaster of paris was an acceptable method, then companies like TEC, Laticrete, Custom, Mapei, etc would be putting it in a back for us already.

Always do the job right the first time, no matter if it is even a repair; this starts with using the correct materials for the application in question.
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Unread 09-02-2016, 07:30 AM   #21
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The way I described using Plaster of Paris is not to mix it with thin set or use it by itself. Use about 95% thin set and just a few small dollops of Pop to hold it for quick grouting.
This works in a pinch when no speed set is available.
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Unread 09-02-2016, 06:53 PM   #22
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Thinset you have on hand with some merkrete burst.
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Anyone tried adding a little baking soda in the thinset to make it go off faster.?
I tried it a long time ago but I must have put too much in because it set up before I could get to where I was setting.. Haven't tried it since
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Never heard of baking soda, but that's good idea. We've added calcium to our mortar and concrete and it's always helped things set super fast especially for winter days or heavy stone.


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I'm so thankful the world has not stopped turning for this little "tub leg" tile! An $.80 cent fix has turned into a $100 worth of epoxy.
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Unread 09-03-2016, 05:05 PM   #26
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The way I described using Plaster of Paris is not to mix it with thin set or use it by itself. Use about 95% thin set and just a few small dollops of Pop to hold it for quick grouting.
This works in a pinch when no speed set is available.
I know exactly what you suggested with the Plaster of Paris, but it's not a suitable product to use during a tile installation, so why recommend it?

Our industry is plagued with failures because of someone's "great idea" of recommending a product that has no place in a tile industry instead of just using an appropriate product in the first place.
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Unread 09-04-2016, 08:02 AM   #27
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"...so why recommend it?"
"This works in a pinch when no speed set is available."
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Unread 09-04-2016, 10:45 AM   #28
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I always have Ardex 7R rapid set on hand. It's rock hard in about 1/2 hour if you don't mix it runny. I also use it to st the row above a mosaic accent strip, to I can install the strip the same day.
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Many years ago dad and I went to a house where the lady wanted us to cut two holes in the wall and mount a towel bar. This was to be mounted into a painted wall, not tile. Dad traced around the towel bar post and cut the holes in the sheetrock. Stuffed the hole full of newspaper to have something in the wall and told me to go back down stairs to the truck and mix up about a half gallon of casting plaster. I still remember the look on his face when I got it upstairs and it was already too hard to use. It was a hot day and I do remember him saying that I might need to work a little faster. I had never worked with casting plaster before.

I've never used it to set tile. I have used the Laticrete epoxy a few times.
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I'm so thankful the world has not stopped turning for this little "tub leg" tile! An $.80 cent fix has turned into a $100 worth of epoxy.
You know how it is around here Kevin, let's reinvent the wheel and come up with some off the wall solution for the most simplest thing. Plaster of Paris,baking soda, drywall compound, epoxy? Really? Whats the next idea,a recipe for make your own liquid nails? Is it that complicated?
Seriously, it's one stinking tile. Wall tile besides.Stick it with thinset ,grout it and be done. How would this repair be remotely considered a 2 tripper? No wonder there are some members here that take 1 week for a common tub hop and complain they make no money. Good grief
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