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For years I've been useing thin set as a bedding in smaller areas. I've never had a problem or a call back over leaking or broken grout......nothing........I even built a tile hot tub in my own home useing this method. Now out of nowhere another contractor puts a bird right up a customers a$$ along the lines of improper installation.

Called the manufacturer and can't get tech assistance on the phone, customer says she talked to them, and she did talk to sombody, I was standing right there, and the said manufacturer says improper install.

Input fellas? I'm dieing over here.

Bob
 

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Bob, please describe your version of 'bedding'. If you are correct, there are a number of sites that will back you up.
 

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depends on the tile really. But I have been using TEC thinset for ages.
 

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Discussion Starter · #4 · (Edited)
The set is Custom Blend made by Building Products Inc

The tile is a 12 inch mosaic on mesh

The bedding is about an inch and a 8th deep at the deepest point. It's there to slope out the drain on the shower floor.

Bob
 

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In my opinion I would have to agree that is far beyond the capacity of thinset. I think of thinset as a bonding medium, really not a substance for building up. Personally I would be using deck mud for that application or any application where the thinset was going to be over 1/2 thick.
 

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Max recommended on thinset is 1/2". Sorry.
 
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