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Unread 07-23-2018, 11:51 AM   #1
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Small row of tiles outside front door.

I replaced my front entry door and had to remove a row of tiles at the threshold.
I want to put them back rather than replace the entryway tiles but I don't have any thinnest mortar. Just a container of Mastic I used for the backsplash. It says not for exterior but do you think it would hold that small row. The door rarely gets wet except in hurricane force blowing rain.
Am I wasting my time and it will come up as soon as it gets wet?

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Unread 07-23-2018, 05:04 PM   #2
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Hi Kirk. No way would I use mastic for that. Get some thinset. And, not the 6 dollar stuff and not premixed. Also, it's a good idea to caulk the joint against the threshold.
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Unread 07-23-2018, 06:20 PM   #3
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Listen to the pros. No way that should be used for anything, let alone outside on a walkway even if you don't really walk on it.
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Ok. Don't try to save 10 dollars on a $1300 door. That is what I am hearing. A life of fixing everything with duct tape and bailing wire will do that to you. Even as I resist...
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I have always mixed my thinset, but what is wrong with pre-mixed for a small job? just wondering what it lacks. thanks
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Unread 06-04-2020, 09:57 PM   #6
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Karen, rather than confuse an old thread, you'll do much better if you ask that question on your own project thread where we have the proper context to work with.
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