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    Default BAL Grip 'Allow to dry for 2 weeks before using shower' - how practical is that?

    ....especially as the only bathroom in my client's house is the one I'm working on at the moment.

    So, after having the bathroom out of action for nearly a week she has to wait another 2 weeks before she can use the shower - surely not.

    I tiled the shower area onto 12mm hardibacker.

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    Default Re: BAL Grip 'Allow to dry for 2 weeks before using shower' - how practical is that?

    Where does it say that?

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    Default Re: BAL Grip 'Allow to dry for 2 weeks before using shower' - how practical is that?

    It says that on all tubs of BAL adhesive branty...you should know that...

    After grouting, shower areas should be left to dry for at least 2
    weeks before use as detailed in BS 5385 : Part 4 : 1992,
    clauses 6.3 and 6.4.

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    Default Re: BAL Grip 'Allow to dry for 2 weeks before using shower' - how practical is that?

    Quote Originally Posted by Branty View Post
    Where does it say that?
    Part of the "standard" BAL bumf Branty. Apparantly it refers to a BS which states that you must wait 2 weeks after tiling before using a shower. Check out the new BAL Prof Fixers guide, page 23.
    Last edited by grumpygrouter; 19-10-2008 at 08:36 PM.

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    Default Re: BAL Grip 'Allow to dry for 2 weeks before using shower' - how practical is that?

    "Standard BAL bumf", which is based on BS5385.
    So it should apply to every adhesive manufacturer that follows those guidelines. Not just BAL

    It actually states the minimum time you have to wait before the shower can be used under 'normal service conditions'.
    I would think that this aimed more at communal showers that could be on 12-14 hours a day, almost constantly, rather than a domestic shower that is on for a fraction of that time.

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    Default Re: BAL Grip 'Allow to dry for 2 weeks before using shower' - how practical is that?

    Hi James, good to meet you on Friday. Face to the name at long last.

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    In the BAL guide lines james..it does state domestic and communal showers.........


    Have you lot read your literature.............

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    Default Re: BAL Grip 'Allow to dry for 2 weeks before using shower' - how practical is that?

    That clears that up then.

    My client will be relieved

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    Default Re: BAL Grip 'Allow to dry for 2 weeks before using shower' - how practical is that?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave View Post
    In the BAL guide lines james..it does state domestic and communal showers.........


    Have you lot read your literature.............

    But my point is it also states that this is "AS REQUIRED IN BS 5385-4"



    What does mapie say on the matter?

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    Default Re: BAL Grip 'Allow to dry for 2 weeks before using shower' - how practical is that?

    Quote Originally Posted by grumpygrouter View Post
    Hi James, good to meet you on Friday. Face to the name at long last.
    Yeah, good to meet you too Russ.
    You should have hung about for a blether, I had plenty of time on my hands for the rest of the morning

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    Default Re: BAL Grip 'Allow to dry for 2 weeks before using shower' - how practical is that?

    I think its have a go at Bal tonight boys....
    Our products not only conform but exceed British Standards.

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    Default Re: BAL Grip 'Allow to dry for 2 weeks before using shower' - how practical is that?

    Quote Originally Posted by Droopy View Post
    But my point is it also states that this is "AS REQUIRED IN BS 5385-4"



    What does mapie say on the matter?
    Should be standard practise for all adhesive manufacturers shouldn't it if it is bs..?...


    My quote was from BAL guide lines and not mapei....seen as BAL grip was mentioned thats why..

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