Psi of thin set


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Old 12-22-14, 11:13 AM
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Psi of thin set

No, project here but I am trying to find the PSI of standard thin set mortor, just for my own interest. I have looked around but am having trouble finding the answer
 
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haha I did, didn't I.. Bad thing is I didn't proof read it Thanks
 
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The compressive strength of a setting bed is immaterial.

Even for structural masonry the ASTM mortar standards recommend using the lowest strength possible, because of the other benefits and properties of lower strength materials.

Stronger is not always better in the end.

Dick
 
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In general the strong a mortar is in psi the more likely it is to crack. Softer mortars tend to be somewhat pliable and are more resistant to cracking.

There are many different types of mortars so it's difficult to say exactly what standard thinset is. Here is a .pdf for Quikrete's and they list psi strengths.
 
 

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