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Qwerty

Ok, so in this thread a concern was raised that the @Impey Showers tanking membrane was affected by silicone so I decided to do a little test.

An offcut of Impey Waterguard was used and laid on the bed of my Dewalt tile saw. Areas were marked out on the membrane where the following were applied-

-Dow Corning 785 acetoxy silicone
-Dow Corning 785 neutral cure silicone
-Everbuild Butyl Sealant (supplied by Impey in thier tanking kit)
-LTP crackle glaze petroleum based sealer (ran out of mattstone or Lithofin stainstop!)
-Spray on tile & grout sealer (identical to the LTP spray sealer)
-Lithofin cement residue remover
-Lithofin intensive cleaner

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I did video the whole test and yet to upload to YouTube but in the meantime if you have nothing better to do with 6 minutes of your life then here is the link.....:D.......

Dropbox - SUNP0001.AVI - https://www.dropbox.com/s/oob092dzd4cy4h8/SUNP0001.AVI?dl=0

Apologies for the picture & audio quality, I forgot to remove the waterproof cover on my Lidl GoPro :rolleyes:

I will check on the membrane tomorrow and then again every 24 hrs and report back with the results.
 
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Waluigi

.......to provide a complete wet room solution I imagine. Plus it’s more margin for them as I expect their sealant is rather expensive.
 
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Dumbo

As above . Good work Geoff made me realise I should be doing test' s on stuff I'm not sure about rather than relying on hear say or propaganda from manufacturer's.
 
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Waluigi

Makes you wonder if you could use something other than Kerdi Coll for the waterproofing.

I know in the US, Kerdi Coll doesn’t exist. They just use Standard tile adhesive.
 
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Good to see that people care about what they do. However, unfortunately it can and does take months for some reactions to occur. I have worked for Impey (But prior to Waterguard). I have seen when reactions have occurred resulting in a thick Black tar coming through grout and ceilings. Trust me. They put installation instructions in with the kits for a good reason. And of course there is the guarantee to consider. Divert from what they state at the cost of it.
 
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One Day

I used Waterguard last week and wasn't impressed. I still prefer Schluter and Wedi by a long shot.

It was however, infinitely better than the old Satan's flypaper they used to supply!
 
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