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Old 08-07-10, 11:59 AM
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slate 4 inch squares

these squares from HD are natural slate... will my HD thinset work with these. as well as the regular tile..
 
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Old 08-08-10, 07:24 AM
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Describe the HD thinset. If it's Versabond, Flexbond, or Marble/granite bagged thinset, then yes. If it comes in a bucket, then return the bucket of glue and get one of the brands I just mentioned.
 
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Old 08-08-10, 12:49 PM
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Its the HD Multiset in a paper bag. The job is a wall hearth..
no foot traffic..
 
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Old 08-08-10, 06:03 PM
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That is some really cheapo thin set. I would not use it myself, but it does meet minimum standards. You didn't mention what the wall substrate is, might matter.

You saved about $3 off the price of Versabond, which a cheap although very decent mortar itself. Cutting corner with the adhesive is not a good way to save money.

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Old 08-09-10, 08:04 PM
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the lame ass HD people said it was good... they suck..its on Hardibacker
 
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Old 08-09-10, 08:51 PM
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Lots of people think they suck, but even those keep going back. (Why would you do that?). It's a building materials department store, (and that means you're on your own mostly), and although most of the employees are very nice, most have no clue when they first get the job. (Did anyone say close to minimum wage?)

Tiles bonded to Hardie require a modified thin set, but I wouldn't use the cheapest stuff on the shelf. Using that stuff is kinda like buying $10 a gal. paint. Paying too much is better than going too cheap.

Be sure to moisten the Hardie just before you apply the thin set. Cuz just like the employees, Hardie sucks too. Moisture out of the thin set I mean. Did anyone there mention that to you?

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Old 08-10-10, 06:26 PM
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no its too late now but it seems very strong hold so far and I
butter both hardie and tile... good thing its not walked on
 
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