How long before putting hot water tank back on tile floor


Old 02-09-15, 03:58 PM
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How long before putting hot water tank back on tile floor

I am remodeling my laundry room and am putting new tile in. I will be using Ditra as an underlayment, putting down ceramic tiles. My question is this, how long should I wait before putting hot water tank back in? With Ditra, I know I can lay the Ditra and set the tiles immediately. I have to wait 24 hours for the grout.
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Old 02-09-15, 07:23 PM
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Hard to say cuz things like this are never tested, how could one test this, too many variables. I would want to wait a week and be careful.

Old 02-10-15, 06:59 AM
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I like to let tiles sit 24 hours before light foot traffic (for grouting). Then I give the grout a day before going back into the room. A week for everything to cure more would be best especially if your water heater has feet that will concentrate it's weight on just 3 or 4 points. But... when doing construction or remodeling having a week is a rarity so I usually go two days and have not had trouble. Just be mindful that the thinset is still not up to full strength so no dropping heavy items or pounding on the floor.
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If I remember correctly I tiled and grouted my WH closet one day and installed the WH the next .... but it is a small closet, no traffic just the weight of the WH sitting on it. Still looks good 2-3 yrs later.
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