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Old 03-16-2013, 03:46 PM   #1
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Should I use recently mixed thinset mortar with newly mixed thinset mortar for ceramic tiles? The recently mixed thinset batch will have been in a bucket for about 10 minutes with a wet rag covering it. If I can't use it there will be clumps of wasted thinset discarded every time I mix a new batch for another row of tile laying. I assume that is normal when tiling; just wanted to confirm. Thank you.

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normally you set as many tile as you have thinset and then mix more. why would you not use all of it.

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normally you set as many tile as you have thinset and then mix more. why would you not use all of it.
Sorry for any confusion. What i mean is there may be a small clump of thinset left in the bucket; let's say not enough for even 1 tile. Could i just add more water & thinset powder on top of that small clump of old thinset in the bucket? Is that still the same as retempering?

or just discard it & start with a new fresh batch?
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I always discard, wash all tools and the bucket, and start over.
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I always discard, wash all tools and the bucket, and start over.
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Started with new 25 lb bag of FlexBond Crack Prevention Mortar... weighed it & have 21.5 lbs left (which means i poured 3.5 lbs into a bucket 16 oz. water)... it's my first time laying tile (ceramic 12” x 18”, 5/16” thick)... 1/4” x 3/8” x 1/4” trowel (9” long). I used a small amount of water because I wanted to “know what i'm working with” & get use to it. Some of you experienced/pro's will laugh but please bear with me. I only had enough to do 1 tile. Why is that?

The remaining thinset in the bucket did not seem enough to do a 2nd tile (maybe half a tile) & I didn't feel like mixing more. Gonna continue mixing by hand tomorrow; of course this time mixing more. Lastly I feel I had a good mixture... scooped some up with a bucket trowel, turned it sideways & thinset fell off at a moderate speed, not too fast nor too slow. I did not add any additional water, just additional thinset because it kept coming up on the thin side (too creamy). Please advise. Thank you

specs on thinset bag says "Maximum coverage area: 50 sq. ft."

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Sounds like you're doing the right thing by playing with the materials to get a feel for them.

Awful big tiles for a first time job. Larger tiles are harder. You may have to butter the backs of each one (don't skip the step to check every once in awhile).

One quick test of consistency is to trowel it. If the ridges slump over or flow, then it's too thin.

Even for small jobs, you'll want to pick up a cheap, corded 1/2-in drill, two 5-gallon buckets, and a mixer paddle.

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