Coal Tar Epoxy FAQ

August 16, 2010


Below are some of the questions that have been emailed to Norm Lambert at norm@epoxy.com and some of his answers.

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For use in potable water?

Q: “Epoxy.com Product #210 Coal Tar
Epoxy
says on its technical data sheet that it  meets the
performance criteria for the American Water Works Association Specification C-210.  Does that mean I can coat the inside of my steel potable water tank with it?”

Norm Lambert: No.  To use on the inside
of your tank you will need NSF or UL approval for direct contact with
drinking water.  American Water Works Association Specification C-210
deals with the standard for coating the outside of a tank with an Epoxy.

Which Coal Tar Epoxy is Best?

I notice that Epoxy.com has two different Coal tar Epoxies:
Epoxy.com Product #210 andEpoxy.com Product #216. Which one is the best?

Norm Lambert: The reason we make the two versions is so that you have a choice for which one is Right Product for Your Job. Both products will hold up for long periods of time, when other products will not.
Epoxy.com Product #216 Coal Tar Epoxy Coating meets all requirements of Corp. of Engineers C-200, Federal Specification DOD-P-23236 (SHIPS), and SSPC 16-91.
Epoxy.com Product #210 Coal Tar Epoxy Coating meets American Water Works Association Specification C-210.  So if you are working a job with one of these specifications, that will determine which Epoxy.com Coal Tar Epoxy is right for your job.

Epoxy.com Product #216  Coal Tar Epoxy Coating is 86% Solids, so there is some solvent odor when working with it. However, the solvent gives you a longer working time. Epoxy.com Product #210 Coal Tar Epoxy is 100% solids, so it is Zero (0) VOC – no solvents.  So Epoxy.com Product #210 meets even the strictest VOC requirements.  That means that you have no odor, but you will have a shorter “pot life”.

Still confused as to which one to use email
Epoxy.com Technical Support
or give them a call at 352-533-2167.

Norm Lambert
President & Director of Technical Support
Epoxy Systems, Inc
Florida & Vermont USA
Available by Phone M-F 9AM-4PM Eastern Time (6 AM – 1 PM Pacific
Time)
352-533-2167 (Voice)
352-465-3497 (fax)

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Epoxy.com Epoxy Tile Grout and Epoxy Tile Adhesive Questions

August 13, 2010


Below are some of the questions that have been emailed to Norm Lambert at
norm@epoxy.com and some of his answers.
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Can Epoxy.com Epoxy Tile Grout and Epoxy Tile Adhesive be added to
conventional grout?

Q: “Can I add Epoxy.com Tile Grout and Tile Adhesive
to my own tile grout?”

Norm Lambert: No, sorry! 
Epoxy.com Product #225  is Water
Cleanable Tile Grout and Tile Adhesive is water cleanable not water based. 
Epoxy.com Product #225 is 100% solids epoxy that
is mixed with select strong dry fillers to give you a true 100% solids epoxy
grout.  Epoxy.com Product #225 contains no
Portland Cement.  Epoxy.com Product #225 is
waterproof and highly stain and chemical resistant.
Epoxy.com Product #225
  will not support mold and mildew growth.
Bottom line is that Epoxy.com Product #225 is as
easy to maintain (perhaps even easier) as the tile you are grouting and/or
bonding with it. Epoxy.com Product #225 comes in
regular grade as well as wall grade.

Norm Lambert
President & Director of Technical Support
Epoxy Systems, Inc
Florida & Vermont USA
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Time)
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What is the Best Seamless Flooring?

August 12, 2010


Have a question for Epoxy.com?  If so, please email Epoxy.com Technical Support.

Which Epoxy.com Seamless Epoxy Flooring is the best?

Q: “I would like to install a seamless epoxy floor. 
Which Epoxy.com seamless epoxy floor system is the very best?”

Norm Lambert: The best Epoxy.com Floor is the
one that is right for you. Everyone’s need is slightly different.  That
is why Epoxy.com has many different types of seamless epoxy flooring. 
Actually some of our seamless flooring is not epoxy at all.  We also
compound aliphatic polyurethane and Methyl Methacrylate flooring  and
coatings as well.  Think of Epoxy.com Seamless flooring and coating
systems as a tool box full of tools. Our job at Epoxy.com
is to make sure you have the right seamless epoxy flooring product
for your needs.  Don’t settle for “One Size Fits All”.  Let us
help you pick out the material that is best for you.

Norm Lambert
President & Director of Technical Support
Epoxy Systems, Inc
Florida & Vermont USA
Available by Phone M-F 9AM-4PM Eastern Time (6 AM – 1 PM Pacific
Time)
352-533-2167 (Voice)
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Epoxy.com Seamless Epoxy Quartz Flooring

August 11, 2010

Epoxy.com - Selecting the Right Resin System

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Q: "I have an application for a seamless floor, approximately 200
sq feet. Requirements also include coved wall edge with a 4inch wall
coverage. Chemical resistance of bleach+water mixture for cleaning
purposes. Present site is a concrete substrate with industrial
linoleum tile which is strongly adhered. Is the product #15 suitable
for this application? Can the product be applied directly overtop
linoleum after a TSP chemical cleanse? If not is there a suitable
primer recommended or does the original flooring have to be
removed?"

Norm Lambert: The answer is yes and no. Yes Epoxy.com
Product #15
Seamless Epoxy Flooring will easily hold up to
the bleach and water.  However, I never recommend going over
linoleum.  First of all it will need extensive surface
preparation, but most importantly if the tile comes up so does your
Epoxy.com Product #15
Seamless Epoxy Flooring. If it is concrete under the tile, I recommend removal of the tile, removal of the mastic, and cleaning of the concrete.
If it is over wood you may want to consider a new plywood overlay. If you can handle the height you can install 1/2 inch plywood directly over the tile. If height is an issue
you will want to remove the floor down to the floor joists and reinstall 3/4 inch AC plywood. See
Epoxy.com Surface Preparation Guide for more details.

Thank you for your
interest in our products. Please contact me with your questions.

Norm Lambert
President & Director of Technical Support
Epoxy Systems, Inc
Florida & Vermont USA
Available by Phone M-F 9AM-4PM Eastern Time (6 AM – 1 PM Pacific
Time)
352-533-2167 (Voice)
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