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Old 05-08-2012, 10:24 PM   #1
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In the last 2 months, I've received at least 6 emails in regards to how I install Swanstone products and my glue up method, mainly why I use silicone, PL Premium and Power Grab.

Let me start by stating that the Swan instructions do say to use silicone, however, my personal feeling is that the instructions are out dated and I can not get a compitant rep on the phone to tell me otherwise.

I use the silicone as recomended by spreading lines or dots on the wall. I also use PL Premium in the same manner by spreading lines or dots and I use a ton of both.
The Power grab is simply used in thick dots at random places on the wall and that stuff sets quick so it helps hold the walls in place while the other adhesives are curing. Power Grab also works very nice when installing the trim kits and accessories. Thusfar, I have NOT had a failure and today Tin was on the job with me and watched me glue up a wall kit so he'll attest that I don't play around when it comes to setting these wall systems.
If anyone else needs a visual, visit my youtube channel and watch the video where I install a Swan shower

My Swan installs will stand the test of time and out last any other wall system on the market.
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ok not looking to start a fight or a pi**ing match, why use three products to achive one goal, hold in place a panel to a wall?

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ok not looking to start a fight or a pi**ing match, why use three products to achive one goal, hold in place a panel to a wall?

Because if any of the silicone fails, the PL is there to back it up
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I must be stupid, what is swanstone?
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And I'm too lazy to open another page to google it.
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I must be stupid, what is swanstone?
It is similar to Corian. They make shower products.
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If you had tin assisting you today, you better have some orlando like pics....









you know, you smiling in the pic with the product placement
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Because if any of the silicone fails, the PL is there to back it up
nothing wrong with a little belt and suspenders
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If you had tin assisting you today, you better have some orlando like pics....

you know, you smiling in the pic with the product placement
Tin is like the neighbor from citcom, Home Improvement... No face shots allowed
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nothing wrong with a little belt and suspenders
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How did you know what I was wearing?
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He is just trying to save you buying a new camera.
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How did you know what I was wearing?
U ain't that hot...
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Don't need to be hot to wear the hardware. Gives me wiggle room. :
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When you say you use the PL Premium, are you referring to the polyurethane based product?

I was always told not to use that on Swanstone and similar, because it will burn (melt?) the product, and be visible from the finished side?
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When you say you use the PL Premium, are you referring to the polyurethane based product?

I was always told not to use that on Swanstone and similar, because it will burn (melt?) the product, and be visible from the finished side?
Yes, PL, and I've never had a problem even with white walls. From 2010 to current I've installed at least 80k (retail value) in their products with no issues. Corian provides an epoxy glue to set their shelves and that doesn't burn through...
Swan trim is molded and often bowed from the process, PL and power grab keeps it from moving while setting with no braces needed. Sometimes I use a tension rod to keep the mitres even while the glue sets.
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Never woulda had the guts to try it. Thanks for the info.
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When you say you use the PL Premium, are you referring to the polyurethane based product?

I was always told not to use that on Swanstone and similar, because it will burn (melt?) the product, and be visible from the finished side?
I've read the same thing and it also applies to FRP panels they say specifically NOT to use construction adhesive... only specific FRP panel adhesive due to burn through.

But if you have a system and it works for you roll with it!
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I've read the same thing and it also applies to FRP panels they say specifically NOT to use construction adhesive... only specific FRP panel adhesive due to burn through.

But if you have a system and it works for you roll with it!
FRP is waaaaay thinner that Swan or Corian...

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