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How to Fix Grouting Mishaps Hunker
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Aug 16 2018 0183 32 If you applied too much grout to the tiles or got interrupted while working and left grout dry on the tiles you can fix the problem if you act quickly Within a few days scrape as much of the excess grout off the tiles as possible using the sharp end of a paint stick or other piece of wood with a sharp edge or angle...

Troubleshooting Failing or Crumbling Mortar
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It can also be caused by the mortar drying too fast by either not wetting the background or lack of tending and protection afterwards The use of an aggregate that is too fine or poorly graded can restrict the movement of CO2 into the mortar vastly reducing the speed at which it carbonates thereby leaving it vulnerable to attack from frosts...

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Thinset is a specialized mortar that has been designed to be applied as a relatively thin 3/32 or less layer This is in contrast to traditional installations where mortar is used much thicker 1 or more as a mud bed So all thinsets are mortars but not all mortars are thinsets What is a medium-bed or a Large and Heavy Tile mortar...

Versabond LFT Mortar Drying Too Fast
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Sep 22 2017 0183 32 Re Versabond LFT mortar drying too fast - needed to keep adding water You know the answer Unless you want them to pop up at a more...

Protecting New Mortar From Rain Home Guides SF Gate
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However a heavy rain may wash the lime out of the mortar weakening the bond between the bricks and the mortar If the weather is warm dry and windy the mortar may dry too rapidly pulling away...

Curing Concrete Prevent Cracks With Plastic Covering
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Because temperature impacts the curing process too use dark plastic if the temperature is below 60 degrees Fahrenheit to absorb heat and keep the concrete warm while it cures if temperatures are above 85 degrees Fahrenheit use a white or metallic sheet that reflects light from the sun...

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54 If the concrete is allowed to dry out it will stop hardening the curing process will not start again when the concrete is rewetted Therefore as soon as the concrete is placed you should protect it from drying too fast by following these guidelin a Do not let the concrete dry out before placing it...

How Fast Does Concrete Dry The Million Dollar Question
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Do you know how long it takes for concrete to dry In the video Jason explains the relationship between concrete curing and drying and the ambient condition...

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Apr 20 2010 0183 32 Discuss drying too fast in the Tile Adhesive and Grout Advice area at TilersForums 1 2 Next 1 of 2 Go to page Go Next Last B benjiiiiuk Apr 19 2010 1 hi can i mix an adhesive a bit wetter as i am following the instructions but it is setting too fast cheers for any help D...

Any builders How long does it take for mortar to go hard
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Nov 29 2006 0183 32 If its below ground level i mix 3 1 and above ground 6 1 its been very damp lately and will take a time to go OFF so dont worry too much DONT put washing up liquid in the mix...

Can cement go bad if it never got wet
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Sep 02 2007 0183 32 So my neighbor had given me half of a 60 lb bag of stucco/mortar mix he had in his garage I mixed up a small bit of it to the consistency of thick...

Ask the Builder Repairing mortar with caulk not the ideal
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Mar 11 2017 0183 32 Hot windy weather is the worst time to do any masonry or concrete work as the water leaves the mortar and concrete too fast You should be...

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The water that you spritz on the brick and old mortar helps make your new mortar that much stronger Without the spritz water the dry brick and old mortar will suck out the water from the mortar too quickly If this happens the new mortar will never get as strong as it could be Take your time to avoid smearing the mortar on the brick face...

My thinset was too dry What are my odds Archive
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If you can easily pry the tile up after its dry you might want to reset but if it feels and sounds firm you should be fine My thinset for my entry and kitchen with 20 tile and insets of 4 was definitely drier than most and after a year it is still fine no cracks or problems of any kind...

How to Install a Tile Floor
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Spray the backer board as you work otherwise the backer board will soak up water from the mortar causing the mortar to dry too rapidly This will impact how well your tiles adhere to the subfloor Tip Do not add water after the thin-set begins to harden Doing so weakens the mortar and severely affects the bonding between the tile and substrate...

How can I keep cement from cracking while it dries
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Jan 21 2008 0183 32 Cement cures very slowly It is not 100 completely cured even after a month But in the first 48 - 72 hours it is still going through quite an active process and if it becomes too dry in this time it will develop tiny fissures and be substantially weaker because of that...

mortar pointing and odd jobs fail MIG Welding Forum
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May 23 2017 0183 32 If it s dry premixed sand and cement mortar make sure it s well mixed so the chemical reaction is even and if you find it sets to fast add a tiny bit of retarder or plastiser or if you aint got any a tiny bit of washing up liquid in the water will do the job and slow down the setting and make the mortar or compo more cohesive borrow or make a hawk and use a pointing trowel to compress...

Placing Concrete In Hot Or Cold Weather Sakrete
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The key is doing what you can to make sure the concrete sets fast enough to prevent this The first thing that pros do in the winter is use hot water If you use hot water and keep the dry product in a heated area of your house or garage until you are ready to use it this will greatly accelerate the set of the concrete...

How to Repair Mortar Joints DIY Family Handyman
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In hot weather work in shaded areas first if possible so the sun won t dry the mortar too fast Mix smaller batches of mortar Don t work in temperatures below 40 degrees F Step 6 Fill the Vertical Joints Last Family Handyman...

What Is Dry Mortar with pictures
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Dec 19 2020 0183 32 It sounds to me like your problem is actually that the bricks are getting too hot If they are in direct sunlight the water in the cement dries out too fast -- causing cracks Try covering your bricks with plastic Avoid using paper it will dry them even faster Hope this helps Almita June 30 2011...

How to Cure Mortar Hunker
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Curing is an integral part of the process of working with mortar cement and concrete Mortar is mixed with water to make it workable and help it bond to brick stone and block After the mortar is in place it begins to dry as the moisture in it evaporat The more slowly this process happens the stronger the resulting mortar is...

How Fast Does Concrete Dry The Million Dollar Question
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Sep 28 2015 0183 32 Do you know how long it takes for concrete to dry In the video Jason explains the relationship between concrete curing and drying and the ambient condition...

Mortar drying out too quickly
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Mortar drying out too quickly I m using a 41 mix I mix It thourouly when dry and when I ve added the water and feb I m not a brick layer but I m taking my time However within minutes laying a bed of mortar 2brick lenghts the mortar has already been sucked dry I don t understand this as I ve already soaked the bricks using a hose pipe 15...

Preservation Brief 22 The Preservation and Repair of
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To prevent cracking it is imperative that stucco not dry too fast Therefore the area to be stuccoed should be shaded or even covered if possible particularly in hot weather It is also a good idea in hot weather to keep the newly stuccoed area damp at approximately...

Curing Concrete in Hot Weather
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Dec 01 2004 0183 32 The ways to prevent evaporation are with curing blankets plastic sheeting or membrane-forming sprayed-on curing compounds Curing compounds can be reasonably effective when evaporation is not too high The better way to cure concrete though is with water curing Water can be ponded sprayed or misted onto the surface...

What happens if mortar is too dry
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May 29 2020 0183 32 Likewise people ask how long should mortar dry 36 hours Why is mortar crumbly Crumbling or failing mortar can be caused by a number of reasons It can also be caused by the mortar drying too fast by either not wetting the background or lack of tending and protection afterwards...

mortar dries too quickly Screwfix Community Forum
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Jul 28 2004 0183 32 I agree totally especially with using a plastisizer in this weather you need to do your best to stop moisture from leaving the mortar too quickly as it severely weakens the mortar Try to work in the shade if possible especially in the middle of the day and cover new brickwork from the sun...

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Mar 31 2002 0183 32 This is important to keep the wall from absorbing moisture out of the mortar and causing it to dry too fast If the mortar dries too fast it will be soft and crumbly Apply mortar using a mason s...

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