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Old 02-08-2010, 01:09 PM   #31
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If mixed properly the SLC works really good, it is some amazing stuff. You may have to encourage it into the corners and around the toilet flange. All in all it should do OK on its own.


All SLC's have their own compatible primer you should use.


Once you have all the materials on hand you can easily prep and pour the room in about forty-five minutes. It would be nice to have a helper.
Hint: To keep the SLC from clodding while mixing, have all of the required water in a five gallon bucket first. Then start the mixer as someone else slowly pours the powder into the water. Then mix for an additional two minutes after all the powder is in the bucket. If the instructions tell you something different then follow the instructions.

Use real cold water and the SLC will flow even better for you. I've been known to put ice cubes in the water in the summer time.

Well the system has been ordered, and it should be here by Friday. With any luck I'm planning to get the warming system down on saturday. I'll definitely get pictures as I get it installed.

I appreciate all the help, and I'm much more confident about getting this done myself. This all started because I was going to have a contractor do it, but he ended up never getting back with me. Too small of a job?

I did get the foam sill seal in a 5 1/2 width. Hopefully this will be wide enough.

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Old 02-08-2010, 02:19 PM   #32
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The foam sill-seal will be plenty wide, all you usually need is about 1-1/2" wide material.

Do you have a hot glue gun?
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The foam sill-seal will be plenty wide, all you usually need is about 1-1/2" wide material.

Do you have a hot glue gun?
I figured it wouldn't need much, but it's the only size they carried.

I'm hoping to borrow one, or I'll just go out and buy my own. Looking at the diagram they made me, I may have to remove the wire fro the mesh at some point to keep it from getting too close to the toilet.
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Success!

Thanks to all the help you guys have given me, especially to Bud. I got the floor leveled, installed the warming system, put down some SLC and this weekend we did the tile and grout.




I can't turn on the warming system for 7-14 days so I'm not in a hurry to get that hooked up. Everything checks out when I had to test the system with the multimeter, and the alarm sensor checks out so hopefully everything will work. At this point if it doesn't, it would have been easier to pour the SLC over $600 in cash.

I'll seal the grout sometime this week.
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I must say that if I had went with 1ft x 1ft tiles this would have been a lot easier vs what we purchased. However, I couldn't be more than happy with the results.

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