Tile over old mortar bed?

Old 11-14-03, 10:55 AM
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Tile over old mortar bed?

I am re-tiling a fireplace surround. I have removed the old tile and what is left is a 1/2" to 1" thick mortar bed. It appears to be intact and secured to the wall.

Should I remove the old mortar bed before placing the new tile or can I just apply the new tile with thinset over the existing mortar bed?
Old 11-14-03, 05:42 PM
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as long as there are no cracks and the thing is rigid and no movement can occur then go ahead

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