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Old 12-06-2017, 10:34 PM  
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I mixed thinset and layed 1800 sq ft of wood plank tile using an 18 volt DeWalt similar to what you have pictured.


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I mixed thinset and layed 1800 sq ft of wood plank tile using an 18 volt DeWalt similar to what you have pictured.
Cool.

Do you know if I should reapply the primer?


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What was the reason for not removing the vinyl in the first place? Did I miss this?
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What was the reason for not removing the vinyl in the first place? Did I miss this?
So as not to disturb asbestos.

At least according to 50% of the people that looked at it.
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So as not to disturb asbestos.

At least according to 50% of the people that looked at it.
Does the dwelling predate the 50 & 60's, because that would have been the era when asbestos was last used as a binder in linoleum.

The elec. service photo you posted in another thread, post dates that.
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Does the dwelling predate the 50 & 60's, because that would have been the era when asbestos was last used as a binder in linoleum.

The elec. service photo you posted in another thread, post dates that.
Original construction was 1954.
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I would be concerned about the tile cracking with that vinyl under it. I may be wrong, but would certainly make sure the thinset had an elastic modified polymer in it. I purchased my thinset from Lowes since Home Depot did not carry it. (at the time, but it has been a few years and two knees ago when I did that job!)
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Thanks.

Asbestos only becomes dangerous when it is friable, IE, airborne, so I would have, depending upon size of the area, rented a compressor and the flooring stripper, dampened the area and removed it. Cut-back adhesive was no longer used in that era.
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Asbestos only becomes dangerous when it is friable, IE, airborne, so I would have, depending upon size of the area, rented a compressor and the flooring stripper, dampened the area and removed it. Cut-back adhesive was no longer used in that era.
Okay.

But in any event, should I reapply that primer?
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Okay.

But in any event, should I reapply that primer?
As it says on the container, it's a vinyl add-mix that causes non-modified thin set and grout to become water repellant, it also increases the adhesive properties as well as the work time.

Using the product as a primer creates a barrier and would limit or restrict the adhesive properties inherent in the thinset.


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