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Discuss Impey Waterguard test in the Tanking and Wetrooms Forum area at TilersForums.co.uk.

  1. Plan Tec Tiling

    Plan Tec Tiling Administrator Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Wimborne, Dorset
    Ok, so in this thread a concern was raised that the @Impey Showers@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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  2. Andystiletiling

    Andystiletiling Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Burnley
    17 hours 36 minutes ...Oops wrong test ;)

    Look forward to the findings Geoff.
     
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  3. Plan Tec Tiling

    Plan Tec Tiling Administrator Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Wimborne, Dorset
    24 hours in and no noticeable failure or reaction to the integrity of the membrane

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  4. Plan Tec Tiling

    Plan Tec Tiling Administrator Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Wimborne, Dorset
    48 hours later and no noticeable failure or reaction to any of the products used

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    So there you have it!
     
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  5. widler

    widler Professional Tiler

    Location:
    England
    Ive always wondered why silicone would addect it cannot see it doing owt to it really
     
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  6. jcrtiling

    jcrtiling Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler TTA Member Top Contributor

    Location:
    Salisbury
    Impey have said to me silicone is fine with Waterguard but I do not understand why the still supply that sealant with it
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  7. Waluigi

    Waluigi Top Contributor

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

    widler Professional Tiler

    Location:
    England
    I know it’s bloody awful stuff to use , think it’s the car body work glue
     
  9. jcrtiling

    jcrtiling Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler TTA Member Top Contributor

    Location:
    Salisbury
    Trouble is it doesn't go off so i end up getting on the end of my tape measure when measuring into the wall .
     
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  10. hmtiling

    hmtiling Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    Isle of Wight
    the sealant impey supply is semi setting butyl which will out perform silicone as it will accommodate lots of movement and remain waterproof.
     
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  11. callatiler

    callatiler Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Aberdeen
    Well done Geoff we do appreciate your efforts! :thumbsup:
    Can I ask is that Impey stuff like the Mapei WP200 stuff?
     
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  12. Plan Tec Tiling

    Plan Tec Tiling Administrator Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Wimborne, Dorset
    No, its very rubbery compared to the WP200 which feels almost paper like. Its self adhesive too unlike the WP200
     
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  13. jcrtiling

    jcrtiling Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler TTA Member Top Contributor

    Location:
    Salisbury
    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.
     
  14. Adey1980

    Adey1980 Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Caerphilly
    Very informative, got me thinking about my next job if there’s any schlüter kerdi left over might do a similar test
     
  15. Waluigi

    Waluigi Top Contributor

    Location:
    UK
    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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