jacuzzi on mortar bed


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Old 02-18-03, 01:17 AM
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I will be installing a jacuzzi on a bed of mortar. Does anyone know what the mortar consistency should be. Should it be the same as for setting bricks, or wetter? How much work time will I have after mixing the mortar?
 
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A typical "no slump" consistency is all that is required and you will have plenty of time if you work straight through the project.

Once the tub is "set" (squished) get away and leave it alone for at least twent-four hours (or more). Don't get in it before the mortar sets-up.
 
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Old 02-20-03, 01:47 PM
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Water : Mortar ratio should be directed by manufacturer's recommendations.

24 hours may not be enough, from my own experiences. Depending on the product, a general cure-cycle for mortar is 72 hours. When I pour it, I usually give it about 4 days.
 
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It's almost time to set the jacuzzi in that mortar bed. With the rim of the jacuzzi resting on the finished deck, there is a 1-1/2" of space for the mortar under the jacuzzi pan. Should I reduce this space with some plywood? Is there an ideal thickness for the mortar bed?
 
 

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