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Paulc
Sat Oct 07 2006, 12:23PM
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Thanks for the quick reply. I can only find patching plaster
in pre mixed containers but I may try that.
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Paulc
Sat Oct 07 2006, 04:51PM
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One more dumb question. Is your mix made with powdered patching plaster, or the pre mix? Its all I seem able to find.
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joef
Sat Oct 07 2006, 06:56PM


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Paul:

I use the powder, but the premix might work if you stir it in after adding water to the rest of the dry mix first. I've got a little bucket of the premix here too.

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I'm simply amazed at how lazy our society has become. We'd rather pay a company to ship water across the country than take a few moments and mix it in ourselves ... sheesh!
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JeffShultz
Sun Oct 08 2006, 09:57PM

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In some products, it's makes more sense to get the premix because you don't need the huge amount getting bagged power would make.

I'm looking at a ceramic tile backsplash for our stove, but I don't need as much "thin-whatever" (used as mortar) as a 5lb bag would make up for a simple 12"x31" project.


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joef
Mon Oct 09 2006, 10:17AM


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Jeff:

True enough, but then you can put powder in a little baggie or envelope or small jar too -- there's no technical reason why you would have to premix it and ship the water all around.

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Paulc
Mon Oct 09 2006, 02:16PM
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Yeah it seems dumb to me as well. But no-one seems to carry the powder here.
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Paulc
Wed Oct 11 2006, 05:25PM
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hmmm when we are talking about patching plaster, would pollyfilla powder work?

Sorry to beat this dead horse....

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joef
Thu Oct 12 2006, 01:23AM


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Now that's a good one, I had to do a google on it. Here's what I found:

The Poly brand was first introduced on to the Australian market in the late 1960s by Reed International, under licence from Polycell UK. Poly was considered revolutionary because the Polyfilla Cellulose Filler didn't crack or shrink, unlike the spackle based fillers which were available at the same time.


When I read further, I find this phrase: "quick setting".

You will have to try it and see. Using patching plaster slows the mix setting time down, but Pollyfilla could be so different chemically that it won't have the intended effect. Might be worth a try, though.


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abcraghead
Mon Oct 23 2006, 09:06PM
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Joe: I just wanted to post a brief thank-you. The Champoeg District commenced ballasting last friday, after I found the section here on how to do it. I find that your method of using straight rubbing alcohol and highly dilluted glue to be very easy. I used to abhor ballasting but now it's going nice and smooth.

Best method I've tried so far.

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Tue Oct 24 2006, 01:50AM


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abcraghead wrote ...

Joe: I just wanted to post a brief thank-you. The Champoeg District commenced ballasting last friday, after I found the section here on how to do it. I find that your method of using straight rubbing alcohol and highly dilluted glue to be very easy. I used to abhor ballasting but now it's going nice and smooth.

Best method I've tried so far.


Alex:

Great to hear my how-to ideas have helped you out. Thanks for taking the time to post and let us know!

By the way, we ever going to see your smiling face at another op session again one of these days?

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