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KWIKSET - Water Proof - Fast Setting - Expanding

About KWIKSET

Exterior anchoring and patching cement

General information - Recommeded Uses - Characteristics and properties - How to mix and apply - Specification Sheet

General information

WARNING: Kwixset has very strong expansion properties which generate the high tensile loads that can be achieved. Therefore we do not recommend its use in hollow bricks, concrete block, limestone or granite. Always leave at least 4 inches from the edge of the concrete to the hole.

Easy-to-apply KWIXSET has hundreds of practical uses in home and industry. Mixed to a workable mortar-like consistency, KWIXSET sets up in 15-20minutes and hardens to stone-strength in an hour. An expanding element in KWIXSET offsets drying shrinkage often found in similar products and causes it to grip imbedded items and surrounding material with bulldog tenacity.

KWIXSET quickly and firmly imbeds objects like hand-rails, bolts, brackets or fixtures in concrete, stone, brick, tile, plaster and terrazzo. Bond is strong and durable and defies severe strain, stress and vibration.

KWISET makes quick work of repairing holes and cracks in walls, ceilings and interior floors. A patch or plug of KWIXSET locks itself into place by expanding within the void and will not crack or let go when subject to normal heat or pressure. KWIXSET should be placed at above freezing temperatures. Test show successful placements are made at temperatures above 40 degrees F.

Conveniently packaged in 25 and  50 lb packages, KWIXSET  meets every need from the DIY project to the stern realities of plant maintenance. Mixing KWIXSET is an easy job for the most inexperienced person. Merely add water until you get the proper consistency for the job at hand.

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KWIXSET IS RECOMMENDED

FOR SETTING Automatic Washers
Anchor Bolts Cellar posts
Awning Brackets Stanchions
Electrical Fixtures Columns
Plumbing Fixtures Clothesline Hooks
Machine Bases FOR REPAIRING
Conveyor Structures Cracked walls
Steel Door Frames Holes in Floors
Porch Railings Damaged Terrazzo
Grab Bars Settlement Cracks
Sign Brackets Plumbing Openings

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CHARACTERISITCS AND PROPERTIES

Recommended mixes 50lbs KWIXSET - 1 ½ gal. Water
Setting time, minuets 15-20
Yield: cu ft./50lb bag 0.45
KWIXSET cement required / cu, ft, of mix 110lb
Setting expansion, % 0.20
Net expansion agree drying, % 0.125
Rebar pullout strength using 3” bar 1260 psi

Wet compressive strength, 2” Cube Molds, moistcured
1 hr after set 
3 hr after set
6 hr after set
1 day
3 days
28 days
4,100 psi
4,100psi
5,100 psi
8,100psi
9,300 psi
10,500psi

Tensile Strength (ASTM C190)
 
1 hr
3 days  
7 days
28 days
208 psi
508 psi
585 psi
655 psi
Resistance to freeze-thaw cycling  
Excellent
Absorption 8-9% vs. 11-14% for concrete
Salt attack abrasion Resistance at 65 cycles   021 rating

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HOW TO MIX

Pour enough KWIXSET for the job at hand into a clean container. Don’t mix more than can be applied in ten minutes.  Setting time may vary depending on the temperature.  Gradually add water until the desired consistency is reached.

Ø       FLUID CONSISTENCY for pouring requires about 4oz of water per pound of KWIXSET, stir the mix as water is added.  Final consistency should be a thick paste similar to pancake batter. If too water, add more KWIXSET.

Ø       PLASTIC CONSISTENCY for troweling requires about 3.5oz pf water per pound of KWIXSET.  Work the mix to putty-like firmness, kneading it with the hands if necessary.  If too fluid, add KWIXSET sparingly.

ANCHORING EMBEDDED ITEMS IN CONCTRETE, STONE, BRICK, TILE OR TERRAZZO

  1. Drill Hole
  2. Blow out dust and cuttings.
  3. Fill hole with water and scrub interior surfaces.
  4. Wipe out excess water leaving hole damp.
  5. In floors, position embedded item in hole and pour fluid KWIXSET around it.
  6. In walls or ceiling, fill hole with plastic KWIXSET and press or tamp embedded item into position.  If KWIXSET is too fluid and sags, let it stand a few minutes: then smooth with trowel or putty knife.
  7. Support embedded items until KWIXSET has set – approximately 15 – 20 minutes.
  8. Don’t put strain on embedded items for an hour.

PATCHING CRACKS AND HOLES IN CONCRETE, STONE, BRICK, TILE OR TERRAZZO

  1. Remove loose and fractured material in and around void to be patched.
  2. Chisel edges of void so that no part of KWIXSET patch is less than ½ inch deep. Feather edges should be avoided.
  3. Blow chips and dirt out of void. Remove any grease with caustic solution and scrape, if necessary, to provide clean interior surfaces.
  4. Keep void and surrounding area damp, but avoid water accumulation.
  5. Place a small amount of KWIZSET in void and scrub it into interior surfaces to insure bond,
  6. For floors, fill void with fluid consistency KWIXSET.  For walls and ceilings, fill void   with plastic consistency KWIXSET.
  7. After about ten minutes, smooth with trowel.
  8. After about thirty minutes, sprinkle patch with water, then light traffic may traverse floor patches.  After on hour, resume normal traffic
  9. For large patching jobs sand and aggregate may be added per specifications
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