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Does anybody use lightweight adhesives .
Is all a bit of hype considering most will improve the background weight carrying capacity anyway.
Are they better to handle etc .
 

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Magix almost exclusively now. Easier to handle, mix, carry, apply, clean up.
What's not to like?
 

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Really, if they used something environmentally sound it would be much better. It is a spoiler.
I know other adhesive manufacturers offset their pollution by charging us more though.
 

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I loved Magix, only thing I regret is buying 8 bags when I got 2 pallets of Setaflex.
 

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I had a few bags of magix when it was in a trial period. I enjoyed using it but it comes down to availability for me
 
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Magix almost exclusively now. Easier to handle, mix, carry, apply, clean up.
What's not to like?
What about price point compared to your next favourite , and do you get the coverage it claims and what's the shrinkage like
 

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Not noticed any shrinkage. Price is the same kg per kg compared to sandy adhesives I think.
Coverage, I reckon 10kg makes same as 15kg. I've not really worked it out tbh.
 

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Magix shrinks. Used the rapid for sorting a bad wall. Hairlines everywhere. Sorted another wall in same room with isomat ak20 and not a crack in sight. Around 8mm build out in deepest parts for both.
 

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Kerakolls Green credentials don't reach as far as tilemaster it would seem
 

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Magix shrinks. Used the rapid for sorting a bad wall. Hairlines everywhere. Sorted another wall in same room with isomat ak20 and not a crack in sight. Around 8mm build out in deepest parts for both.
I've not used Rapid yet. I'm using it with large format so everything is locked up and clipped.
 

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I'm aware all cement based adhesives do shrink. Just some more than others
 

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I think the general idea is; the more water in the mix, the more shrinkage?
 

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I always exceed the suggested amount of water
 
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With magix I know it's a 10k bag but how many litres does it contain and many litres does it make when its mixed , does it make more than the volume of the bag and the volume of water combined ?
 

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we used to do this with an adhesive, won't name the make. We did this because it was unusable if mixed with correct water amount. Had a failure, company rep came out and burnt out his mixer trying to mix it correctly.
failure turned out to be the product didn't do what it said it was capable of in then end, not to much water.
the adhesive I'm using at the moment has two water amounts depending on what you are Tiling, walls or floors
 

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I was using ultra spes the other week on a fair size floor and I thought I would measure the water out to get a consistent mix throughout, which I always do in that situation but first time with this product. I was using a good 6 litres. Recommended is 5.2 - 5.5.
 

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