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Old 04-26-2011, 09:38 PM   #1
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I have a project coming up that will require getting tile set in a limited time... I use mapei's ultraflex rs or custom's speedset when in these situations and both require a minimum 2 hours before grouting I believe... It's a commercial job and the time that's allotted before they open is only 4 hours from the start of the day so I want to make sure I get a good bond before traffic is on it... Just wondering if there is another rapid set out there that requires less time
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Old 04-27-2011, 01:17 PM   #2
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Not that I'm aware of.

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what i do sometimes is i add hot or warm water to the already fast setting thin set . it is a BIG HELP in the setting time, just be FAST because inside the bucket IT WILL DRY FASTER..
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what i do sometimes is i add hot or warm water to the already fast setting thin set . it is a BIG HELP in the setting time, just be FAST because inside the bucket IT WILL DRY FASTER..
Good point

Even warm water will set off the thinset faster then you think.

x2 with it will dry fast....
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Mr.Whipple ! .. yea , Dan mentioned it so i decided to check it out.. its cool ! i like it.. nice to know my buddies are here ..
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What would be the problem, if one were to grout before the 3 hour wait recommended by the rapidset instructions? Grout is unmodified, right?
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If you're asking about the grout retarding the drying time of rapid set, it will not. Grout can be either modified or not. However, rapid set does not rely on air to cure.

But what can happen if you grout too early? You can disturb the tiles you just laid. Screw one tile up because of premature grouting and you will have a big problem on your hand.
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If you're asking about the grout retarding the drying time of rapid set, it will not. Grout can be either modified or not. However, rapid set does not rely on air to cure.

But what can happen if you grout too early? You can disturb the tiles you just laid. Screw one tile up because of premature grouting and you will have a big problem on your hand.
Thanks, that what I thought. I have been working for a guy who owns a ton of apartment suites, and the toilet needs to be back on every night. He doesn't want a warranty, just the toilet back on each night. I don't want to pull the toilet 3 times...

So far, so good with the old; rapid set, wait an hour, grout where toilet is going, put toilet back on. I was shocked when he came in and started walking on fresh laid tiles on the first one. I was all "woah!!! fresh tiles!" He was like "So?! did it move?"

He's the boss, I guess. Did I mention he said he'd pay to have anything fixed by doing it "his way"?
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If you're asking about the grout retarding the drying time of rapid set, it will not. Grout can be either modified or not. However, rapid set does not rely on air to cure.

But what can happen if you grout too early? You can disturb the tiles you just laid. Screw one tile up because of premature grouting and you will have a big problem on your hand.
Premature grouting...sounds like a personal problem to me.
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Premature grouting...sounds like a personal problem to me.
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Would adding warm water to the RS thinset not make it dry too fast and alter its curing time and possibly strength? Just a question!
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i have not had any issues yet ..
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Rapid set is the only way to set a small bathroom, two trips for anything under 100sf is a waste of fuel.
Just wish i could get Mapei Rapid set ultra contact around here
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I am limited by my choices around here for all tile products unless i want to pay inflated prices from flooring stores are very limited. Until I get a showroom setup I am at the mercy of others or long drives to larger towns.
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I used that the other week and was amazed with the open time... I stopped 3 times to look at the bag to make sure it said rapid on it
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thats one thing they went ovewr at the PTK 253r has longest open workable time out there. They showed us first hand.

There is a few other tricks to make rapid set go off quicker as well
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thats one thing they went ovewr at the PTK 253r has longest open workable time out there. They showed us first hand.

There is a few other tricks to make rapid set go off quicker as well
Shop Light?

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