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Old 04-09-2012, 08:42 PM   #46
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There's no way anyone other than the person who is in that room, on his knees with a straight edge in his hands to give you a worthwhile answer. You're the installer, we can't see what you've got there.

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1. Pour again but this time all bathroom?
2. Grind high spots?
3. Play with thinset when laying tiles?
Probably not #3, but the other two options are in play. All depends on how flat everything is. The setting process can tweak about 1/16" play.

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Old 04-09-2012, 09:02 PM   #47
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Thanks Jaz,
Yes, you're right.

I think for now I will go with grinding. I will be able to re-pour it at anytime. Its risky, because I dont want to go too high.

I will see what grinding tool I'll find in my local HomeDepot. Btw, what grinder would you recommend?

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Old 04-09-2012, 10:38 PM   #48
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Also, but this idea came from my better half, is to break all uneven concrete and pour new ES.
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Old 04-10-2012, 06:51 AM   #49
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Also, but this idea came from my better half, is to break all uneven concrete and pour new ES.
Almazon, we're are your high spots on the bathroom floor?
How high can you afford to continue to raise the floor with this stuff?

Jaz posted a video of how this was done, mix it just right so when you poor it, it then will find the low spots and and travel there little to no floating if mixed right.

I think your issue is your doing little sections at a time and touching it way to much, so you have your perimeter line boarder for hight poor the hole bathroom at once working your way out, but! Make shore u have have hight left over. it looked like you had it in the beginning post don't recall what happend other then you running out of slc.
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Thanks Jet for your reply!

What happened is my first pour was not really successful.

That happened for the number of reasons. First, of course, it was my first time. Then I used warm (room temperature) water and wrong paddle for the job. On top of everything it was RS (Rapid Setting).

I even wouldn't pay attention about difference between RS or ES if not JazMan.

Now, 2 days ago, I poured ES. This time I did everything right. It came out perfectly leveled. But my previous pour with RS is not.

There are 2-3 high spots. I could pour again, but its risky, because I can't do it too high. Maybe another 1/8. And I definitely dont want to mess up good area.

I could also cut bad area and break it with jackhammer, but I am afraid to damage the slab and God knows what.
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Old 04-10-2012, 12:01 PM   #51
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If you could pour the whole thing again, that would be best. Even when mixed perfectly you will get a line where the new pour ends. Be sure to place foam at the perimeter and of course you need to prime again.

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Nice! Sorry for ignorance, but I didn't put foam before with 3/4" thick SLC. Do you think it makes sence to do it now with 1/8-1/4".

I still have few questions though...

Where should I start pouring?
Do I have to use same Squeegee to spread it around?
What are my chances to get it right with one bag that covers 50 sq ft at 1/8"?
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The foam needs to be placed on the perimeter of the entire area you are pouring.
Based on last thread pics, no foam was used on the new pour.

If it was me, I would rip it all out, scarify, primer...buy a bunch of bags, buckets, beer for buddies - and have a A helper or 2 to help with the multiple bag/bucket/single shot pour. It doesn't take alot for ever the SLC to tent...

A extra bag of SLC is cheap compared to doing multiple pours..

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Guys,

I think I am going to re-pour. Its 27 sq ft. I am gonna do it with just one bag (50 sq ft at 1/8"). Minus couple low spots. I already primed it.

When I was priming it looks like I saw some... cracks? Is it possible? Please dont tell me its because I didn't put foam on the sides and it shrunk/expanded.

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Thanks guys,

I just did the job. Excellent results. I am very happy. Little bit higher than I was calculating. 1/4 instead of 1/8.
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Post some more pictures if you can.
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Sure. Here there are.
I am not sure if they will fully describe how level it is though.

Thanks everybody and Special thanks to JazMan and JetSwet!

Btw, as a foam I used 3/8"x3/16" Vinyl Self Stick Weatherseal Tape which I decided to leave there.










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Now that looks better
A "flat-in plane" surface is what you were looking for, and it looks like you got it. Nice job.
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Sure. Here there are.
I am not sure if they will fully describe how level it is though.

Thanks everybody and Special thanks to JazMan and JetSwet!

Btw, as a foam I used 3/8"x3/16" Vinyl Self Stick Weatherseal Tape which I decided to leave there.

Thanks again,
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Good job almazon! I knew there was light at the end of this tunnel for ya.
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Looks good to me, good job. Now protect the floor and get going on the walls.

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