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I don't understand how they can cock up a liquid screed as badly as they do, got one on myself in April, the one Andy Local sanded for me and its 50mm out from one side of the room to the other :(
 

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I don't understand how they can cock up a liquid screed as badly as they do, got one on myself in April, the one Andy Local sanded for me and its 50mm out from one side of the room to the other :(
hope they are coming back to put it right and the customer hasn't paid yet
 

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I don't understand how they can cock up a liquid screed as badly as they do, got one on myself in April, the one Andy Local sanded for me and its 50mm out from one side of the room to the other :(
Yes but was it 50mm out before andy sanded it.
 

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Pics look like combination of moisture and poor prep. Lots of laitance and dust on the back if that tile which suggests inadequate sanding or vacuuming. Looking at it I think you would have struggled even with a compatible adhesive. With cement it looks like it was doomed.
 

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I don't understand how they can cock up a liquid screed as badly as they do, got one on myself in April, the one Andy Local sanded for me and its 50mm out from one side of the room to the other :(
Thats a heck of an achievement...
 

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IMG_20190328_113141.jpgif I could choose one substrate only to tile on it would be the alpha hemi hydrite ones I get here. Every tiler should have testing equipment but especially for gypsum screeds.
Anyway, mine's good to go
 

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Just because it's been professionally sanded, doesn't mean it's been done properly, most of the Anny screeds I go to, they say, the company came back sanded it so it is fine to tile, when in fact it's not, sand them too early and more latence will settle, and the guys screeding don't care about the prep a quick go over with light machine and they think it's fine, when in fact again it's not, same with proper dying times, they tell customers it will dry in X amount of time, when we all know it's only dry when a proper hygrometer or other test is done and gives sufficient reaults. Knowledge on these screeds is key
 

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Apparently tilemaster make analfix to order now, as it’s not widely used and being sodded off, as it causes more problems for contractors than the initial layout .
Most of the ones I’ve done are ok, the one I’m on at the moment is the worst floor I’ve ever tiled
 

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Just because it's been professionally sanded, doesn't mean it's been done properly, most of the Anny screeds I go to, they say, the company came back sanded it so it is fine to tile, when in fact it's not, sand them too early and more latence will settle, and the guys screeding don't care about the prep a quick go over with light machine and they think it's fine, when in fact again it's not, same with proper dying times, they tell customers it will dry in X amount of time, when we all know it's only dry when a proper hygrometer or other test is done and gives sufficient reaults. Knowledge on these screeds is key
They have to be sanded in the 1st few days or he latency gets too hard ?
 

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You can sand these screeds at any time, yes they are softer in the early days but still sandable after many months.
 

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I’m old school, I pee on them and time how long it takes to dry then refer to the water table graph, as per saturation point!
 
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  • :pinedecoration:
  • :pileofpoop:
  • :postalhorn:
  • :postbox:
  • :pushpin:
  • :radio:
  • :rightmagnify:
  • :roladex:
  • :rotatinglight:
  • :roundpushpin:
  • :rugby:
  • :satellite:
  • :sax:
  • :scissors:
  • :scroll:
  • :seat:
  • :seenoevil:
  • :shower:
  • :skis:
  • :skull:
  • :slotmachine:
  • :smoking:
  • :soccerball:
  • :spaceinvader:
  • :spades:
  • :speaknoevil:
  • :speaker:
  • :speakerone:
  • :speakerthree:
  • :speechballoon:
  • :straightruler:
  • :sweatdrops:
  • :syringe:
  • :telephonereceiver:
  • :telescope:
  • :television:
  • :tennisball:
  • :thoughtballoon:
  • :ticket:
  • :toilet:
  • :triangularruler:
  • :triangularflag:
  • :trophy:
  • :trumpet:
  • :vhs:
  • :videocamera:
  • :videogame:
  • :violin:
  • :windchime:
  • :wrench:
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