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Old 02-24-2014, 10:57 AM   #1
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I working on a bathroom that has some flatness issues where I want to install the shower pan. I want to level the floor with leveling compound. Here's my question.

Can you mix a fifty pound bag of leveling compound in a 5 gallon bucket / pail?

I know that you have to follow the mixing instructions as stated on the package.

Any other constructive comments or thoughts will be greatly appreciated.

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No one? Surely, someone knows a little something about mixing leveling compound.

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Ed, never mixed leveling compound, but I have mixed a 50# bag of thinset in a five gallon pail. It fit but if you can get ahold of a six gallon pail, might make it easier. Hope you have a good slow speed, powerful drill to use.
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I just did that a couple of weeks ago....5 gal bucket works perfect.

Just make sure you measure the water correctly...water in the bucket first and then pour in the powder....I used a drill powered mixer....by hand would be too hard.
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From my experience, you will need a 1/2-inch corded drill and a mixing paddle. Mixing the stuff by hand is nearly impossible.
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Thanks guys. I have a 5 gallon bucket and a 50 pound bag of leveling compound. So, I guess I'm all set.

Just fyi...I get my 5 gallon buckets / pails from one of our local Asian restaurants. They sell them for a buck...and you can't beat that. They're used soy sauce containers...good quality.

By the way, the bag of leveling compound that I have calls for a drill capable of 800 RPM.

I have the half inch corded drill and paddle. I just didn't want to start and then find out that the pail wasn't large enough. What a mess that would be. LOL....

Again, thanks, Ed


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