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BRUCE EQUALIZER

INSTALLATION:   SUBSTRATES: 
  • Required for Ecostrip (5/16" Solid) Wood Flooring
  • Alternative for all engineered and solid parquet, all engineered plank and strip flooring.
 
  • Concrete
  • Suspended wood and wood underlayments
  • Existing well-bonded resilient flooring; not perimeter-bonded or heavy cushion-backed
  • Properly mixed and applied powder cementitious underlayments
  • Radiant-heated subfloors where the surface temperature does not exceed 85° F (29° C) (except for solid wood strip)
  • Primed, poured-in-place gypsum subfloors
  • Ceramic
  • Cork flooring and acoustic cork
Type:  

Urethane - A moisture-cured urethane adhesive contains no water. It cures by absorbing available moisture which causes a chemical reaction. This reaction causes the adhesive to turn from a liquid to an elastomeric solid.

Color:    Brown
Trowel:  

V notch: 1/4" x 3/16" x 5/16"

Working time:   Do not spread more adhesive than can be covered with wood within 45-60 minutes.
Removal:   Remove wet or uncured adhesive with a cloth dampened in Clean N Strip or mineral spirits.  Bruce Equalizer Adhesive is easiest to remove in the wet state.
Cured adhesive may be removed with Bruce Adhesive Cleaner. Cured adhesive is more difficult to remove.
Advantages:  

Excellent bond strength.
Perfect for commercial and residential applications.
Long working time. Allows for product repositioning.

Available units:   3.5-Gallon Pail: 48 pails (metal) per pallet
Shipping Weight:   45.31 lbs/pail
     
 

STORAGE & HANDLING:

  • Unopened containers - Containers should be stored at temperatures above 65° F (18° C) and below 90° F (32° C). Care should be taken not to expose the containers to direct sunlight. Freeze/thaw stable to 10° F (-12° C). Avoid low temperatures, multiple freeze-thaw cycles, and exposure to temperature extremes.
  • Opened containers - Because this material is a moisture cure urethane, exposure to atmospheric conditions rapidly diminishes the pot life (usefulness) of the material. Once exposed, the curing process cannot be stopped. The curing process can be slowed by placing a piece of polyethylene film on the surface, in contact with the unused portion of the adhesive and then replacing the lid making sure the container is tightly sealed

NOTES:

  • FIRST AID: If ingested do not induce vomiting. Call a physician immediately. In case of eye contact, flush eyes thoroughly with water for at least 15 minutes and call a physician. In case of skin contact, wash affected areas with soap and water. If irritation persists, call a physician. Remove and wash contaminated clothing. If inhalation causes physical discomfort, remove to fresh air. If discomfort persists or any breathing difficulty occurs, or if swallowed, call a physicain. Refer to Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for further information.

INSTALLATION TIPS:

  • Preparation:
     - Read wood flooring installation instructions before spreading the adhesive.
     - Room and subfloor temperature must be a minimum of 65° F (18° C) for 48 hours prior, during and after installation is complete. Maintain a minimum temperature of 55° F (13° C) thereafter.
  • Subfloor Preparation:
     - All concrete slabs should be completely cured and dry.
     - Subfloors must be flat to within 1/8" in 6 feet or 3/16" in 10 feet.
     - Fill low spots with a Portland cement based leveling compound with a minimum of 3,000 PSI and allow to dry.
     - All subfloors must be free of all foreign substances as well as concrete admixtures, grease, paint, dirt and alkali salts.
     - Subfloors must be smooth and sound. All loose subfloor must be renailed or properly bonded to create a sound subfloor.
     - If installing over concrete, run a moisture test.

ADHESIVE APPLICATION:

  • Clean trowel frequently with Bruce Adhesive Cleaner to prevent adhesive build-up.
  • Spread the adhesive with the recommended trowel.
  • Installation of the wood should begin immediately. Working time may vary due to air movement, humidity, subfloor porosity and temperature.
  • Do not allow heavy film to form on adhesives, should this occur, remove the old adhesive and spread fresh adhesive.
  • Press wood into adhesive. Occasionally check the back of a board for adequate adhesive transfer.
  • If rolling is preferred, roll the floor with a 100 lb. roller, DO NOT roll until the adhesive has cured for 2 hours.
  • Avoid foot traffic for 24 hours after installation and furniture may be lifted into place after 24 hours.
  • Do not apply finishes to unfinished products until adhesive is properly cured.
  • Do not cover floor with non-breathable materials.
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