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    Wood/Tar Paper Adhesive

    The flipped pattern I was going to leave alone. My son-in-law said you should fix it. We tested the adhesion and the squares came up ok, all 18 squares. The pattern is wrong the whole length after the error! I think you said it would be a messy job I undertook. You were wrong, it was...
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    Wood/Tar Paper Adhesive

    Highup and Ernesto. Thanks for the help so far. I have completed about 2/3 s of the block installation with mixed results. The blocks are not all tightly connected. Most of the reason is the irregularity due to the tar on the blocks, the damaged edges of the existing blocks, the small varying...
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    Wood/Tar Paper Adhesive

    Highup, I did your recommended test and touch tested the adhesive at different times. It looks like the flash time is somewhere between 2 to 3 hours. I do not have the skilled touch. I put a block down at 3 hours and will test it's strength in a couple of days. With all the gyrations I will be...
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    Wood/Tar Paper Adhesive

    Highup, thank you for the information. The blocks I use initially will be irregular on the bottom due the remains of the old tar and felt paper. So I am thinking of putting a larger square together with tape to hold them together. Three 9" pieces and four 6" pieces make up the two types of...
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    Wood/Tar Paper Adhesive

    Hello, my wife and I are back from N,C,. Had a great time in this beautiful area. Bought some Eterna-Flash in a tube to test the adhesiveness. I bought this instead of the Henry's sealer because their tech rep said that they had no adhesive for my needs and should not use a roofing adhesive. It...
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    Wood/Tar Paper Adhesive

    Thanks Ernesto, the Ironbond system you show is very much the system recommended 50 years ago. Just change the the cork to felt paper and use wood spline. Today we don't like to use asbestos (LOL) I did locate an adhesive that may work. It's called APOC Eterna-flash. The technical rep said it...
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    Wood/Tar Paper Adhesive

    Thank you for all the replies. I will talk to the manufacturers of these products and determine if I feel I could do the work well and then get a small sample and test it. To evaluate the success of the existing floor the history is this; the blocks originally were used as flooring in an...
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    Wood/Tar Paper Adhesive

    This is my first post. We have a parquet wood floor installed on two layers of felt paper put down~ 50 years ago on a concrete basement floor. A black tar mastic was used as the adhesive. We had to have waterproofing done to fix the drainage. About 2 feet of the parquet blocks ( 9"x 2 1/4" and...
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