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Flexabond question

Im hoping maybe someone here can help with this question. Im using flexabond for my tile floor. Does anyone have a breakdown on mixing instructions other than what is on the bag? Sure its easy to mix 6 quarts of water with a 50lb bag but who needs all taht at once? Or does everyone just mix it and eyeball the consistency? Thanks
 
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Well, you should always follow manufacturer instructions, but who the heck mixes up 50lb of thinset at a time?

I mix mine to a really thick peanut butter consistancy for 5 mins, then let is slake for 10, then remix for 3-5mins or so.
 
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Hey Mark,

You are mixing it too long, and then again too much after slaking. It should be about 2 minutes of initial mixing then a minute or less after slaking.

Mixing it too much will introduce too much air into the mix making it weaker. It also "burns" the mix causing it to set up in the bucket sooner than designed.

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Jaz, I've never timed it, just taking a guess there.
 
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OK, got it!

I just thought I'd post cuz there's a chance someone might be eavesdropping. Never know.

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Wow, this is getting way to scientific. Mix it till it looks good, let it slake for about 10 minutes and then give it quick remix.

Mix about 1/3 of the bag at a time. This aint an exact science and it aint rocket science.
 
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Johnny,

Don't say that to Dave Gobis, he may beg to differ.
 
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