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Polyblend Sanded Grout is a polymer-modified, cement based grout that produces hard, dense joints that resist shrinking, cracking and wear. Formulated for durability, Polyblend Sanded Grout accommodates 1/8 in. ­1/2 in. (3­13 mm) joints for interior or exterior installations. Can be used on all types of installations including floors, countertops, walls, ceilings, showers, fountains and pools.
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how many feet of flooring will this cover?

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January 5, 2012
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CustomBuildingProducts
Technical Service Dept. Corp office
January 6, 2012
The amount of coverage that you will get from a 25lb bag of grout depends on the size of the tile and the width of the grout joint. For example: if you had a 12 x 12 tile with a 1/4" grout joint you would need just under 10 lbs. of sanded grout to cover 100 square feet. I would recommend calling the technical department at 800 272-8786 option 2, and tell them the size of tile you have, the width of the grout joint and how many square feet you need to cover and they can tell you how much grout you will need. Thank you.
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Doug
March 6, 2012
We did a 14ft long counter top, and a kitchen island about 4 x 10ft that had 4" tiles. We still had a quarter of a bag left
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eddie
Deltona, FL, USA
March 18, 2012
It depends on how wide apart you space the tiles
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Steve
Taylor Lake Village, TX, USA
October 9, 2012
It depends on the size of the tile you use and the width of your grout lines, I used 18 in tiles with a 1/8 in grout line and I was able to do the whole bathroom floor that was approximately 10 ft x 5 ft and had grout left over.
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when installing 12 x 12 floor tiles in a 5' x 5' area, how much many packages of grout should be used?

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carol
brea, ca
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January 23, 2012
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CustomBuildingProducts
Technical Service Dept. Corp office
January 24, 2012
Hi there, thank you for contacting us. For grouting 25 square feet of 12x12 floor tiles, 1/8" grout joints you need 1.22 lbs. of grout. One bag will give you more than enough.
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IdaB
Landing, NJ 07850
May 4, 2012
1 package is more than sufficient
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JimnDoani
arkansas
May 6, 2014
One bag should be more than enough.
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how many square feet does twenty five pound bag of grout cover?

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September 17, 2012
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SFNF
Fairfax, VA
June 2, 2014
Depends on the size of your tile and the size of the joints/grout line you want. The chart on the box should help. If they don't have the exact tile size you're using, calculate with a smaller tile and you'll have some left over.

Example: If you're using 12x12 tiles with a 3/16" joint, your 25lb bag will cover 230 sqft. If you're using 12x12 tiles with a 1/4" joint, your 25lb bag will cover 175 sqft.

Chart below:
http://www.homedepot.com/hdus/en_US/DTCCOM/HomePage/Brand_Pages/Custom_Building_Products/Docs/Grout_Card.pdf
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Technical Service Dept. Corp office
September 17, 2012
Coverage changes depending on several factors such as size of tile, width of joints, thickness of tile. For more information please contact our installation technical department at 800-272-8786.
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Can I use this for a 1/16" grout line for porcelain wood like tile floors?

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Homeowner
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December 11, 2013
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CustomBuildingProducts
Technical Service Dept. Corp office
December 11, 2013
No, for joints that small you should be using non sanded grout. The sanded grout is too coarse to fit in that small of a joint.
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MOOSETRAIN
Texas, USA
January 14, 2014
YES IS FILLS VERY NICELY, WITH WORKING IT IN
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Do you recommend sealing? There still appears to be a film on the tiles. How does one remove this to bring the tile color back to original?

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Clint
Plano, TX
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August 7, 2012
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CustomBuildingProducts
Technical Service Dept. Corp office
August 7, 2012
There is a product you can get at Home Depot that is called Nano Scrub. This product is by Aqua Mix and you should be able to find it on the grout isle with all the other sealers and cleaners. We recommend sealing to help with the maintenance of the tile and grout. If you have a non absorbent tile like ceramic or porcelain we would recommend sealing the grout joints only. Make sure the area is clean any dry prior to sealing. Thank You
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How much grout?

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Mel1977
CT
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February 4, 2014
Our floor is at max 140 sq ft. The tiles we are using are Traffic Master Ceramic Walton Noce 12x12. We have spaced them 1/8" apart - will a 7lb box cover that or will I need the 25lb bag? Also, any idea what color would compliment or be almost invisible with these tiles? Thanks!
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CustomBuildingProducts
Technical Service Dept. Corp office
February 4, 2014
One 25lb bag is needed. 12"x12" tile with 1/8" space. Sanded grout will cover 13.8 sf coverage per pound. For 140 sf you will need about 11 lbs. out of the 25 lbs. bag. If you need further assistance please contact our installation division at 800.272.8786
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What color is the darkest of the color gray for polyblend grout?

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FuGazi
West Orange NJ
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November 17, 2013
I want to use the darkest gray possible for polyblend grout but I dont know which color that would be. For example, would it be natural gray, oyster gray, winter gray, or another kind of gray?
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CustomBuildingProducts
Technical Service Dept. Corp office
November 18, 2013
Hi there, Charcoal is the darkest gray. If you need further assistance please contact our installation division at 800.272.8786
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Do you recommend using or adding a latex/acrylic additive to grout for outdoor use to compensate for the expansion/contraction of outdoor temperatures

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Lippy
New Jersey
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August 14, 2014
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DesigningWoman
August 15, 2014
Hello Lippy and thank you for your question.

The Polyblend Sanded Grout is a polymer-modified, cement based sanded grout producing hard, dense joints that resist shrinking, cracking and wear. It is formulated for durability.

You do not need to use a latex additive to the grout for exterior installations. It is recommended that the installation be misted periodically with clean, cool water for 3 days since curing time is affected by ambient and surface temperatures and humidity.

Best wishes on your project.
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Using 382 bone grout-How do you mix it and what is the best way to apply it when using to fill-in between tub and tile which has separated?

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AGJR
Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas
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December 23, 2012
Should I just take off the original and reapply where there is separation?
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CustomBuildingProducts
Technical Service Dept. Corp office
December 26, 2012
The old grout should be completely removed and caulking should be used instead. For more information you can contact our installation department at (800) 282-8786.
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Steve
Taylor Lake Village, TX, USA
December 27, 2012
I think I would first ask the question "Why did it separate?" There may be some movement in the supporting structure, or in the tub itself, or maybe both. Even if there were some movement it may not be cost effective to tear the walls apart to fix the problem. So, I would definitely take off the original grout, if for no other reason but to be able to apply more of the new grout. This can be done with a Dremel if you happen to have one. The old grout may have mildew and dirt within it that you should try to get cleaned out. Clean the surface well for better adherence. Mix the grout to a paste consistency and apply, wipe with a wet sponge after a few minutes. I don't have any photos of this. All of my recent experience has been in remodeling my home and I took my bathroom walls down to the studs and reapplied Sheetrock. Good Luck.
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Sunny
Tennessee, USA
October 11, 2013
I would suggest that you take off the original and clean the area very well before applying the new grout for best results. Mixing grout is similar to mixing flour paste. Mix small amounts, that is you use a smaller container then add the water until you have a thick enough consistency. Too much water is not good and too little water means that it is too dry. Always clean the area before it is completely dried. Hope this helps.
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Lightning
Houston, TX, USA
January 22, 2014
That will be the best application for replacing the old grout. You have the correct ideas.
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Should #156 Fawn Grout be sealed right after tile is set? If so which seal would be best?

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ME
Las V egas, Nevada
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February 5, 2012
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CustomBuildingProducts
Technical Service Dept. Corp office
February 6, 2012
The grout can be sealed after 48-72 hours after grouting. The Tile Lab Surfacegard would be the best sealer to seal the grout.
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Teejay44
West Palm Beach, FL, USA
April 30, 2013
If you are going to seal your grout, I would wait 24 hrs. to make sure it is completely dry.
Water based sealers are easier to use. And don't change the color of the grout much.
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JWAK
Juneau, AK, USA
May 27, 2014
You need to wait 72 hours before sealing grout. I would recommend a brush on verses a spray on.
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what is the difference between sanded grout and unsanded grout

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joe
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March 6, 2012
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CustomBuildingProducts
Technical Service Dept. Corp office
March 12, 2012
The sanded grout has sand and the non sanded does not. The Sanded grout is for grout joints from 1/8" up to 1/2" and the non sanded is used in joints from 1/8" and smaller. Thank You
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nmac
Memphis, TN, USA
August 13, 2013
unsanded grout has no sand in it
sanded grout has sand will with sand the weather better
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CustomBuildingProducts
Technical Service Dept. Corp office
March 7, 2012
Hi there, thank you for contacting us. Sanded grout is to fill joints 1/8" up to 1/2" wide. Non-Sanded is for joints 1/16" up to 1/8".
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Sealing

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Mike
WIsconsin
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March 13, 2012
How long should the grout be allowed to dry before sealing and what sealer should be used?
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George
Redwood City, CA, USA
July 24, 2012
You should really wait at least 24 hours for the grout to completely dry before adding more moisture. sealing will help in clean up with any future spills.

...by the looks of when you posted this, you might have already figured this out.

good luck!
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CustomBuildingProducts
Technical Service Dept. Corp office
March 14, 2012
Hi there, thank you for contacting us. PolyBlend grout can be sealed after 48 or 72 hrs. You can use AquaMix Grout Sealer or TileLab Grout Sealer.
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Greg
Manahawkin
March 3, 2013
You should allow the grout to cure for at minimum two-three days. As far as sealer there are a plethora of options, a visit to your local Home Depot will suffice.
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How do you fix grout that turned white once dried?

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TileGroutProblems
Apple Valley
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February 26, 2013
I bought a bag of Polyblend Sanded Grout in Summer Wheat and after I applied the grout to the floor it dried almost a white. Is there anyway to get it back to the color it is suppose to be? It is almost like it has a haze on the grout. Any ideas what I might have done wrong?
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CustomBuildingProducts
Technical Service Dept. Corp office
February 26, 2013
Hi there, thank you for contacting us. A way to get the color back to the grout is by using Sulfamic Acid Cleaner. Please contact our installation division for information for assessment and proper usage at 800-272-8786
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DesigningWoman
February 26, 2013
Hello TileGroutProblems and thank you for your question.

The white that you see is a crystalline deposit called efflorescence. This occurs with any Portland cement based product, including grout. It can be removed depending upon your tile:

* Some natural or sensitive stones such as marble, limestone or travertine are sensitive to acids and you should remove the white haze with Aquamix Nano Scrub.

* For other stones, use a nylon brush and TileLab's Sulfamic Acid Cleaner according to the directions.

Always test cleaners in an inconspicuous area before use.

Best wishes on your project.
 
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DIYER
Houston
August 6, 2013
Too much water. It should be stiff when ready to apply.
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Can this be bought in the store?

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JimBo
Phenix City AL
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December 31, 2011
I live right next to Home Depot, do they sell this in stores?
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CustomBuildingProducts
Technical Service Dept. Corp office
January 3, 2012
Hi there, Polyblend grout is available in 48 different colors. If your local Home Depot store does not stock the color that you are looking for, then Home Depot (special services) can process a special order for you.
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krisnis
Georgia, USA
October 15, 2012
They do at mine
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cereno1000
Houston, TX, USA
March 24, 2014
Yes, they sell this at any Home Depot Store and the color is charcoal.
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after installation what color does it actually turn out to be? Dark black as shown or light grey?

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cat
san diego, ca
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February 24, 2012
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CustomBuildingProducts
Technical Service Dept. Corp office
February 24, 2012
#60 charcoal grout is a dark grey color.
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krisnis
Georgia, USA
October 15, 2012
black
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cereno1000
Houston, TX, USA
March 24, 2014
It turns out to be a dark black color.
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DO I NEED TO GROUT PEEL AND STICK VINYL FLOORING ?

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CHAS.
HEBRON, IL.
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March 26, 2012
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DIYER
Houston
August 6, 2013
No. Peel and stick flooring forms a large contiguous sheet that sits on top of your subfloor.
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CustomBuildingProducts
Technical Service Dept. Corp office
March 27, 2012
We do not deal specifically with vinly tile but i have heard that there are some that get grouted and some that don't. I would recommend checking with the manufacturer of the vinly tile as to the proper installation instructions. Thank You
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April321
Tampa, FL, USA
May 28, 2013
no
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grouting

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srmajah
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August 17, 2012
can I make up smaller batches of the grout or do i have to mix up the whole 25 lb bag and how long do i have until it is the grout in the bucket is useless
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CustomBuildingProducts
Technical Service Dept. Corp office
August 20, 2012
If you want to mix smaller portions you can mix 3 parts powder to 1 part water. This should give you the peanut butter consistency that your looking for. If you mix the whole bag you would have approximately 60 to 90 minutes until the grout start to stiffen in the bucket. That open time will decrease when mixing smaller portions. Thank You
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SEASIDE4
FLORIDA
May 6, 2014
You can mix up smaller batches as you need them, save the rest of the bag of grout in a plastic trash bag so it will get wet incase you need it later.
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How much sanded grout do I need to cover 35 sq ft of floor tiles?

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Washington Crossing, PA
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January 30, 2012
 
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CustomBuildingProducts
Technical Service Dept. Corp office
January 31, 2012
Hi there, thank you for contacting us. To grout 35 sf of tiles 12"x12" you will need 1.71 lbs of grout. Keep in mind that sanded grout is packaged on 7 lb box and 25 lb bags.
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sgeld
August 14, 2014
depends on the size of the tiles. count on less for 16 or 24 inch tiles, more if you are doing like 2 inch herringbone or square tiles. sorry i do not know the amount. you are probably using large tiles. sounds like a 5x7 shower? one box may be enough if large tiles. if small tiles, get a bag. My 3x4 shower used one bag plus one box for walls and floor combined and i had subway tiles and pebble on the floor
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what should I use to clean tile & grout ? This grout is turning almost white in some areas. It was only put in three months ago.

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Judy
L.A.
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March 13, 2012
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CustomBuildingProducts
Technical Service Dept. Corp office
March 14, 2012
Hi there, thank you for contacting us. Regular cleaning and maintenance can be done with AquaMix Aqua Kleen or TileLab Grout & Tile Cleaner.
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Rick
North Ridgeville, OH, USA
February 6, 2014
Hi Judy, to be able to give you the correct answer I'll need some specifics about your tile. 1st. Is this floor or wall tile?, 2nd. What room of the house is it in?, & 3rd. What is the original color of the grout?. I can better help you with this information.

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can this grout be used exterior for 1' tile slates, with 1.5" separation?

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new jersey
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April 13, 2012
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CustomBuildingProducts
Technical Service Dept. Corp office
April 16, 2012
Hi there, thank you for contacting us. PolyBlend Sanded Grout can be used exterior and interior to fill joints up to 1/2". For wider joints use Saltillo Grout.
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Koala
Santa fe,New mexico
July 2, 2014
No, This grout can not be used in grout joints no more than 3/8" width
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