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Old 02-27-2012, 11:16 PM   #16
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The fact that you had to go so high up could be the issue this stuff drys quick if it was clumping up on you fairly soon and you didn't add water would cause as well the trick is to keep the water in so it doesn't dry out keep wetting your trowel cleaning it have a bucket of water with you and don't mix so much at one time.

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Sorry JetSwet,

No offense, but can you use some punctuation?

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Old 02-28-2012, 05:45 AM   #17
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Lol yeah I tend to just run on and on with my posts Opps

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Guys,

I really need your help with this.

So far I found only 2 types of SLC: LevelQuick RS (Home Depot) and Laticrete (Lowes).

Now, Laticrete at Lowes requires even less water (4.5-4.75 qts) for 50lb bag.

1.How much do you guys usually add water?
2.What brand of SLC do you use?
3.If I continue with LevelQuick RS can I add more water than recommended 6.5 quarts?

Thank you in advance,
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Old 02-29-2012, 12:02 PM   #19
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No offense, but can you use some punctuation?
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Lol yeah I tend to just run on and on with my posts Opps
Yes, while you're at it also get spell-check, a dictionary and a thesaurus. That way you'll know which synonym or antonym to use too. Do you hear me here? They're available there if you dare to use them, their benefits are outstanding when we speak English.

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Old 02-29-2012, 12:24 PM   #20
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Almazon,

The only reason I questioned you using LevelQuik RS is that it's RS, (rapid setting). I recommend a regular setting product unless it's a small dip and the meter is running for hired help to start the next step.

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Use exactly the amount of cold water written in the instructions.

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I don't use it often enough to have a favorite. Also since I am in a large metro area, I have many choices.

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Absolutely not. Did you prime the floor first? Were you ready to rock n roll having everything ready including a plan? Do you have a powerful drill motor and proper mixing paddle? Did you think it was gonna completely level itself?

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Old 02-29-2012, 12:47 PM   #21
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Yes, while you're at it also get spell-check, a dictionary and a thesaurus. That way you'll know which synonym or antonym to use too. Do you hear me here? They're available there if you dare to use them, their benefits are outstanding when we speak English.

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Jaz, you can't make fun of me because I have already made fun of my self by posting in general on the forum. Ha ha ha!
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Jaz, you can't make fun of me because I have already made fun of my self by posting in general on the forum. Ha ha ha!
Yes, congrats on that.

It's just a pet peeve of mine wondering what people are thinking when they write "here" when they're referring to "hear", as in listening. Or they write "there" when they are talking about possession, "their".

It's not that I majored in English either. I have no degree, but I have visited several Universities.

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Come on, guys!
Can we get back to my unfinished floor?


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The only reason I questioned you using LevelQuik RS is that it's RS, (rapid setting). I recommend a regular setting product unless it's a small dip and the meter is running for hired help to start the next step.
I totally understand, but I am new at this. I just simply didn't know about FLOW time. Even today when I got different product called HENRY 555 LevelPro (I kinda like word Pro in it), I found out that it has SAME 10 mins of flow time. Even though sales guy at HomeDepot said its supposed to be better than LevelQuick RS.

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Use exactly the amount of cold water written in the instructions.
I did exactly as Instructions say.

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Absolutely not. Did you prime the floor first? Were you ready to rock n roll having everything ready including a plan? Do you have a powerful drill motor and proper mixing paddle? Did you think it was gonna completely level itself?
Yes, I primed the floor first. I have 14.4 Bosch Cordless Drill which is strong enough with up to 1200 RPM.

About mixing paddle? Now, thats a tricky question. I used WAL-BOARD Mixer 81-004 when I was told today that most likely I will have better results with BRUTUS 16" Universal Mixing Paddle. What do you think?

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Henry 555 requires their priming liquid as well.
Did you use the Henry primer?
They are both rapid setting just different brands.
Like I said before this was the hardest way of raising the floor to that hight.
Finnish the floor the way you were doing it.
Mix it to the instructions, making it a little wetter won't hurt you. ( mix the compound to look like chocolate syrup) that's the consistency you want.
You can't stop half way and decide to use something completely different.

How much sqr do you have left to do.
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Henry 555 requires their priming liquid as well.
Did you use the Henry primer?
They are both rapid setting just different brands.
Like I said before this was the hardest way of raising the floor to that hight.
Finnish the floor the way you were doing it.
Mix it to the instructions, making it a little wetter won't hurt you. ( mix the compound to look like chocolate syrup) that's the consistency you want.
You can't stop half way and decide to use something completely different.

How much sqr do you have left to do.
Hey JetSwet,

I didn't use Henry 555 yet. I know its Rapid Setting. It has same Flow time as LevelQuick RS. I have Henry Primer, but didn't use it yet as well.

Are you suggesting to return Henry 555 and go back to LevelQuick RS?

My whole bathroom is about 27 sq ft, but I stopped here:


So I would say about 1/3 of it left. But then again first 2/3 are not perfectly leveled as well.

So most likely what I am gonna do is to match approx height on area whats left unfinished to the rest AND then reLevel whole surface all over again with very thin coat.

What do you think?

TIA
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Old 03-01-2012, 01:30 PM   #26
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I just talked to manager in my local Home Depot. He told me he can special order it for me for $33.44 a bag AND its gonna be here (Staten Island,NY) in 10-14 days.

Do you think it worth for me to wait RATHER than just do the job with RS?

Thank you in advance,
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I just talked to manager in my local Home Depot. He told me he can special order it for me for $33.44 a bag AND its gonna be here (Staten Island,NY) in 10-14 days.

Do you think it worth for me to wait RATHER than just do the job with RS?
Are you some how attached to the orange place? Gee wiz man, you're on Staten Island, there's gotta be a couple hundred places to find various products like this. I'll bet there's even hundreds of real tile stores in the area too. Simply cross one of the bridges to NJ and you'll be all set.

Meanwhile, NO, I would not wait. Either go somewhere else or use the RS. It'll probably go better the second time anyway.

BTW, are those waves against the back wall or stains that make it look like the floor is very un-even?

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Almazon -

Go to any decent bldg. supply house...and or tile shop

What about

Richmond Tile
31 North Bridge Street Staten Island, NY 10309
(718) 317-8500

FWIW, I'm a HUGE fan of Mapei self levelers. Laticrete does not even have a
a competing product that is a self level that goes up from feather to 2".


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BTW, are those waves against the back wall or stains that make it look like the floor is very un-even?

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No, its just stains. I am not THAT bad.

Anyway, guys, I am really sorry if I am gonna disappoint you, but I already ordered 4 bags of ES! I just kinda like the way it looked on video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACexRuifg18
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Here's an Update!

Guess what? Today I got a courtesy call from local Home Depot that my special order is there. When I got there they rolled out a cart with 4 bags of LevelQuik RS in it. Same RS that they have about 100 bags on the shelves.

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