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Rapid Set

Model # 04010055

Internet # 202188453

Store SKU # 383759

55 lb. Mortar Mix

Was  $15.75
$12.49 / each
If you buy 50 or more
$9.99 / each
  • Sets in just 15 minutes
  • Structural Strength in just 1 hour
  • Easy to use, just add water

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PRODUCT OVERVIEW

Model # 04010055

Internet # 202188453

Store SKU # 383759

Rapid Set Mortar Mix is a high quality mortar that is suitable for vertical and overhead applications. It is ideal when rapid strength gain, high durability, and low shrinkage are desired. Use Mortar Mix for general and structural concrete repair, stucco and plaster repair, one-coat exterior plaster, mortar beds, underlayment, and formed work. Mortar Mix sets in 15 minutes and is ready to drive or build on in one hour. Durable in wet environments, it can be applied from 1\2 in. to 6 in. thick. Mortar Mix is a blend of high performance Rapid Set cement with quality sand. Mortar Mix offers superior resistance to chemical attack. It is non-metallic and no chlorides are added. Mortar Mix allows the repair areas to be painted, coated, or sealed quickly after application. Under dry conditions, water-based coatings such as latex paint can be applied after the product is hardened, which usually takes one to four hours. Solvent-based and impermeable coatings such as oil based paint and epoxy can be applied in 16 hours.

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  • Fast setting - hardens to structural strength in 1 hour
  • Ultra durable - over 6,500 psi ultimate strength
  • Crack resistant, long-life formula
  • Bonds to concrete, brick, stone and many other surfaces
  • High performance, eco-friendly hydraulic cement formulation
  • Easy to use - just add water
  • Meets ASTM C928 requirements
  • One 55 lb. bag yields 0.5 cu. ft.
  • Learn more about concrete and cement here in our Buying Guide

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SPECIFICATIONS

Dimensions
Product Depth (in.) 
14 
Product Height (in.) 
Product Length (in.) 
22 
Details
Color Family 
Gray 
Compression strength (psi) 
7000 
Material 
Mortar 
Mix Type 
Fast Setting,High-Strength 
Overhead Use 
Yes 
Product Weight (lb.) 
55 lb 
Working time (min.) 
15 
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty 
1 Year Limited Warranty 

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"Craft" use -- making animal tracks

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October 11, 2015
Working with Cub Scouts. I have a set of animal track stamps (used to make impressions so the kids can make plaster castings of "real" tracks). The weather hasn't cooperated and the ground is dry & hard. My thought was to scrape off some of the native dirt, mix it with mortar mix to make something like dirt-crete, then use the stamps to press into this mixture. The track-prints don't have to last forever -- I just want there to BE tracks for the kids to find on a "discovery" hike this coming weekend. Suggestions, and would this product work for that?
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November 4, 2015
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I didn't see an option for posting a follow-up.....
I used the rapid set to make several sets of "deer tracks." They were perfect! And all but a few of the Cub Scouts thought they were the real deal!
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November 3, 2015
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could, if imprint was in a thin piece of material it might break before higher psi cement
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October 12, 2015
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If you are trying to stamp this material with rubber tracks this material will definitely work. Just spray the stamp with Pam cooking spray for the release agent. If you are looking to pour a material into a real track to cast you will want to use our cement all with flow control. This will give you a soupy mix to pour into the casting. Feel free to email me with any further questions at: Read More
If you are trying to stamp this material with rubber tracks this material will definitely work. Just spray the stamp with Pam cooking spray for the release agent. If you are looking to pour a material into a real track to cast you will want to use our cement all with flow control. This will give you a soupy mix to pour into the casting. Feel free to email me with any further questions at: cadams@ctscement.com
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Can this be used with Rapid Set Flow Control?

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September 17, 2015
I need to apply this with a mortar bag - can I add your Flow Control product to get it to extrude more easily from the tip of the bag? If so, what are the recommended proportions?
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June 9, 2016
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Yes. Rapid Set Flow Control is a pouch additive that can be used with this 55LB mortar mix. It allows for 20-30 minutes more work time. I think the company rep said there might be a maximum of 3 to 4 pouches that can be used on each 55lb bag. I usually only need 1 pouch per bag in regards to my project remodels.
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September 25, 2015
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UPDATE: I did use Set and Flow Control additives with this and it worked well in the mortar bag. Pretty much max'd out the recommended mix with two packets of each per 25lb box of mortar. One thing to note is that the Flow Control will form plasticy clumps that clog the bag if not sprinkled in very slowly and evenly during rotary mixing.
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September 25, 2015
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You can apply this material with a mortar bag. We do recommend that you use the Set Control with the material when applying with a mortar bag to give you more working time. You can also use the flow control to give you a more fluid mix.
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How many bags will I need for an area 60" long , 3" high and 1 1/2" thick

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June 17, 2016
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1 bag = .5 cubic feet or 12x12x6 = 864 cubic inches
60x3x1.5 = 270 cubic inches
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June 7, 2015
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One. I did a 20 foot wall, 3 Ft high with one bag.
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May 5, 2015
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You will need around 6 bags of material to fill this area at that thickness.
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Can this be used as a skim coat over cinder blocks?

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June 25, 2016
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You can definitely use this to skim coat block. Make sure you saturate the block with a hose to give its own moisture prior to skimming. This material can be applied up to 6" on vertical applications.
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Yes, that's one of the primary uses. YouTube Rapid Set mortar mix and you can see lots of video of it.
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Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 35 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by It is unlike any other brand. It's Fast & Super Hard setting results can be an advantage. Concrete has small rocks + mortar dust (setting posts). Cement has finer pebbles + mortar dust (street work). Mortar consists of mostly fine dust (for filling in between bricks or setting patio slide doors into stucco for example). Rapid Set makes ALL 3 types, which harden Very Fast. The same learning curve is on all 3. But, I've used each in different situations & loved how great it's outcome was each time. This Mortar from my experience has about a 20-35 minutes work time. Home Depot sells an additive package, which gives you an additional 20-30 minutes. As a result, projects are finished much faster than by using other brands. Rapid Set also cures at a Super High PSI rating, which makes my projects last many more years durability-wise (vs. less strong mortar becoming brittle & breaking up over time). I've used this for small to medium projects (jobs that took 1/2 to 2 bags). I've found that making it in batches & using the additive works good. If I had to use a lot more bags, maybe some users might have a point (not sure). I like the long term extra durability this stuff gives... it's so strong you can make little ramps from floors to doorways that would ordinarily crack in short time with older brand stuff. June 9, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Hardens so fast it is useless for all but smallest project This product sets faster than 15 minutes. The bag sayssets in an hour. Once mixed, you have at most 7 minutes to work the mortar, at most. Ruined my cement mixer after being in it and hardening while mixing for less than 15 minutes. Set way too fast to use for a shower mortar base even though it says that is one of the uses stated on the bag. I will certainly never buy this product again. May 7, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by first time working with mortar - not a bad experience Before I go into my experience with this product, I’m going to suggest that if you haven’t worked with something like this before (as was my case) you go watch a video like the one I’m going to link to, just so you have an idea of what the consistency of the mortar mix should look like for your desired application. There’s lots of links out there, but the one I found (and reference below) was done by a representative of RapidSet: So, as you can see from the pictures, I had a couple of holes in my basement: a small one at the juncture of 2 walls and the floor, and another where the wall, floor, and stairs meet. You can’t tell from the pics, but the larger hole also extended a little under the bottom stair. The mortar mix was pretty easy to work with. Obviously i used goggles and a face mask, to avoid getting the dust in eyes or mouth. And the drill mixer was key, especially as the mix got thicker. I initially started to try and measure based on the water:mix formula on the bag, but realized that the consistency was more important, so i just added more mix until it looked and felt right (going by what the video showed). And working with the mixed product was no chore. I double-gloved with nitrile gloves, hand scooped it into the holes and packed it in, then smoothed it with a small trowel. Since it’s a basement that doesn’t look so spiffy otherwise, i wasn’t too worried about a finished look, hence the slightly rough look in the “finished” picture”. Also, the after pic was taken about 24 hours after the “after” picture. I know there’s some part of that that looks still damp, but its not. The whole thing is rock hard and dry. Also, the Installation Guide and Specification docs that are available on the product overview tab for this product are much easier to read over than trying to read the back of a 55# bag of mortar :-) If you’re someone like me that is not intimately familiar working with this stuff, a thorough read of the spec sheet was key. So, yeah, all in all a good experience. October 28, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mixes well. I used this motor for 3 different tasks on one project. In each case, it was easy to get the desired consistency. The first was to grout under a threshold for the outside door to the basement. The floor under the door is poured concrete, so this worked out well. It compensated for the slop of the floor nicely. I also does a nice job of keeping water out. The second task was to reset some bricks that had come loose during the project. The mortar easily mixed to a firm consistency, allowing easy adjusting of the bricks to match the adjacent bricks. It is doing a nice job of holding the bricks in place. The third task was the hardest. I had to tuck point some of the bricks in the stairway leading up to the door. Here the consistency of the mix was critical to getting a good bead of concrete into the joint, and having it stay put as it set. The mix did a good job of adhering to the bricks, while still flowing nicely from the grout bag. All in all, I am happy with the results I was able to achieve, especially as I don't have a lot of experience working with mortar, as compared to poured concrete. April 11, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Dries too quickly I'm sure this is a great product if you are just pouring it somewhere but it is not ideal for repairing block basement mortar. It dries too quickly, so you have to mix more batches. You are better off using Quickcrete and saving yourself some money April 4, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by FAST setting. I mean FAST I would recommend this product ONLY if you can work a bag in about 15 minutes. I mixed a bag and worked it as quickly as I could. I had to complete the first layer of my shower pan within 15 minutes because after that the mortar was SET and unworkable. I wouldn't use this unless you were just in some kind of a hurry. Sets too fast to make a nice finish...unless you are Speedy Gonzales. February 16, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Not smooth surface I read the review and bought this one for my brick work, hoping it can stick bricks together and the bordering concrete (the trench was cut from existing concrete). However I can't get a smooth surface in between the bricks, and also between brick and border concrete. I think if the space is larger (like >2 inch) you can get a smooth surface only when the first time you apply after the mix, since it hardens very fast. I think that's because it has too many sand inside. So I think it can only be used under the bricks. February 8, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Smooth, Easy to Work With, Dries Fast This mortar is smooth, easy to work with and dries fast. I needed to re-mortar the lion to the pillar. The moss/mold had eaten away at the mortar (30+years) and the lion stayed there because of sheer weight. Any one who gave it a shove could have made Humpty Dumpty out of him. He is now secure on his pillar hopefully for another 30+ years. May 31, 2015
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