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Old 03-14-2010, 03:31 PM   #1
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Self Leveler over fresh concrete, how long should I wait?


I had to cut a hole in my concrete floor to move a drain for a shower, I'm wondering if anyone can tell me how long I have to wait for the new concrete to cure before I can put self leveling cement over it (I'm putting in in-floor heat so I have to use the self leveler)

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Old 03-14-2010, 03:40 PM   #2
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No reason to wait as far as the concrete is concerned.

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Old 03-14-2010, 03:49 PM   #3
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It says on the container of self leveler that the concrete must be fully cured
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What brand of self leveler?
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The brand is Akona self-leveling floor underlayment cement
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Sorry I am not familiar with that one. Is that what the heat system recommends?

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What is a heat system?
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You said you were putting in in floor heat---I figured it was an electric under floor system-----
Perhaps I an a bit confused.
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oh yeah, I am using electric in floor heat. I'm not sure what it recommends, I'll have to look and see what it says
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Fully cured concrete is about 28 days.
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If you are looking to fill in some low or uneven spots before you bed your electric mat into Firmset--
consider using 'Feather finish' or even vinyl cement patch.
If you need to level the floor check out 'Jiff Set'

All of the above work over new cement----There is a technical help phone number on the bag of stuff that you bought--Call it and ask if it's the right thing for your use.---Mike--

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