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Old 03-05-2009, 07:12 AM   #1
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How soon after pouring SLC over CBU do you start feathering the edge? Does it have to set up a bit first, or do you start feathering while it's still runny?

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The time between being able to finish the edge and it being too hard to work is short, but as I recall, about 15-20 minutes. Trying to do anything while still soupy won't work. But you should not install tile tight up against a wall anyhow, you need a 1/8-1/4 expansion gap.

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Start feathering it when it stops expanding over the floor.
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Thanks for the replies, guys. I'm doing a spot-pour because there's a low corner, and feathering the edge towards the center of the floor, rather than against the walls. It may be a little hard to tell when it stops flowing because it has to flow "uphill". I've never worked with it before. What's it feel like in the phase after runny/pancake-batter? Does it get tacky?
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It goes from soup to hard fast, once it starts to set. Just don't walk away for long.
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Read the instructions and use the primer.
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Read the instructions and use the primer.
Of course.

The instructions don't address this specific issue, however.

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