Worst case scenario: leveler drying time
Hmm - same batch: maybe. . . I'll have to compare numbers on the product to be certain but they were bought at the same time off the same pallet from the hardware store - they were packed tight together (like: they weren't just tossed on top from an older pallet, etc).
I will check the numbers, though, to make sure before I give an absolute answer to that.
They were all applied in the same area (kitchen floor) - consecutively. I mixed bag one - poured and spread . . . then mixed bag two - poured and spread (so on. . . . ) This was bag three . . . . I went on to mix bag 4 and 5 after this.. . . all in the same manor: adding the powder to water while water was being agitated with a spiral cement paddle.
I worked as quickly as possible so all application was done within an hour and a half.
Bag three is the only spread that has this issue - all others were fine, are dry and quite solid (no signs of any issues like cracking, eflorescence, etc)
Since earlier is has continued to slowly thicken and a few areas have lost their tackiness - and I realized at about 6:00 PM (7 hours after final pour of bag 5) that the room is colder now than it was before - I'm wondering if the temperature drop in there is part of the issue. . . it's probably in hte mid-60's in the room right now. . . but if that's the issue then it makes little sense seeing as how all other bags have hardened.
At this present moment in time I am making cabinets for the kitchen - just in case you wanted to know what I'm doing when I'm not around.
Last edited by Snav; 01-03-2012 at 08:30 PM.