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    Default Whipple Style ANSI Shear Testing (Garage style not Lab style)

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    Default Shear Test Results of ARDEX 8+9 over drywall - 24 hour Fast Track Process

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    Default Shear Test Results of GreenSkin over drywall - 24 hour Fast Track Process

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    quote; My new rig was way user friendly and my first round of tests found no product willing to hold up a single large can of water.

    Does that mean that the skyscraper in Dubais which has tile on the outside at the top, is a potential killer, like the windows in the Hancock Center were?
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    Default ANSI - High Rise Shear requirements for Dubais

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    How durable is Ardex Liquid Backer Board to walk on?

    I am planning to use RPM mats and warmwire, then Ardex. However, I want to tile the walls first, I'll have to use a step ladder, etc. Should I laydown plywood scraps to protect the Ardex?
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    Default Strength rating of Ardex Liquid Backer Board

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    Ardex SLC has a compressive strength of around 4,000# once cured...Now, it is pretty hard after just 24-hours, but like any concrete product, takes 28-days to achieve full strength. If your SLC pour is thick enough, you shouldn't have to worry about it. But, it's not a wear surface, so you do want to protect it from dirt, and if you drop something hard on it, you could chip it. If it cracks, you didn't prepare the subfloor properly, or your pour was too thin.
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    Default ANSI Shear Testing - Product Showdown (Ardex 8+9 vs GreenSkin vs Kerdi DS)

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    Default My Guesses for the Product Show Down

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