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Old 12-28-2013, 11:35 AM   #1
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We need to lay a few more tiles. As you can see we have a copper heating pipe we need to go over. We insulated the bottoms half but can cover it on the top as the covering will come above the concrete. Can we spread adhesive right over e pipe or will it cause a reaction with the copper? What can we spread over it. Thanks. Btw--doggie got in the way the forts time but had to post it anyway.

Also we are going to clean out all the debris by the pipe.
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Old 12-28-2013, 11:22 PM   #2
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Silicone does not react with copper, it is safe and will even protect it from other materials. Get a tube if 100% silicone and fill the gap smooth then you can concrete and tile over it.

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Silicone does not react with copper, it is safe and will even protect it from other materials. Get a tube if 100% silicone and fill the gap smooth then you can concrete and tile over it.
Thanks... Won't the heat from the pipe melt the silicon??
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No, pure 100% silicone is good up to 400 deg F and your pipe should never see that high of a temp. Silicone is used to seal around fireplace exhaust vents with no issue and that's much hotter then what you are looking at
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Hello guys. I put the silicone around the pipe and now I am ready to lay the tile. What adhesive is best? Thinset etc. ...It is a slate tile. Thanks a a lot.
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Your call on that, everyone has different preferences. If my choice and the area is indoors and mostly dry I would use mastic. It spreads easy and comes premixed. If outdoors or in wet area like bathroom then thinset is good. Most will say thinset all the way.
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Your call on that, everyone has different preferences. If my choice and the area is indoors and mostly dry I would use mastic. It spreads easy and comes premixed. If outdoors or in wet area like bathroom then thinset is good. Most will say thinset all the way.
Thanks...wasn't sure you had to use a specific product when using slate tiles....it going on concrete slab as we'll so maybe that makes a difference
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If my choice and the area is indoors and mostly dry I would use mastic.
Oh, and which mastic would you use to install slate on concrete?

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Most will say thinset all the way.
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Well I used mastic for 2 tiles. Had to buy more but I switched to thinset ...hope the two tiles are ok with mastic ....
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hope the two tiles are ok with mastic
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[QUOTE="JazMan"] What does it say on the label? Jaz[/QUOTE

Says tile is fine
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Well I used mastic for 2 tiles. Had to buy more but I switched to thinset ...hope the two tiles are ok with mastic ....
How would the tiles be flat to each other with mastic under some and thinset under some?
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As long as they are level they will be fine. Report back in 30 years and let jazman know how they both held up the same
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