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Old 09-13-2017, 10:16 PM   #41
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I've used the HD leveling clips and then upgraded to the Raimondi system and the difference is like night and day. Using the Raimondi leveling system I took a 9' wall using 12x24 tile and it came brought the entire thing into plane. I'm a big fan.

Do you guys like a simple running bond for the 12x24's?
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Old 09-13-2017, 10:24 PM   #42
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I've used the HD leveling clips and then upgraded to the Raimondi system and the difference is like night and day. Using the Raimondi leveling system I took a 9' wall using 12x24 tile and it came brought the entire thing into plane. I'm a big fan.

Do you guys like a simple running bond for the 12x24's?


What makes the Raimondi that much better? Maybe I'll invest in them for my floors which I'm guessing are more INTOLERANT of ridges.




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Tiling my bathroom floor today.

How long after I set tiles on the floor can I move my tile saw and stand on top of the set tiles? I need to reposition the tile saw to tile the entire bathroom.

It's a harbor freight 10" Brick saw and stand so they are pretty heavy.

The mortar says light traffic and grouting within 24 hours.

Cutting inside of my bathroom is the only option.



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Tiling my bathroom floor today.

How long after I set tiles on the floor can I move my tile saw and stand on top of the set tiles? I need to reposition the tile saw to tile the entire bathroom.

It's a harbor freight 10" Brick saw and stand so they are pretty heavy.

The mortar says light traffic and grouting within 24 hours.

Cutting inside of my bathroom is the only option.



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24 hours. Put down a heavy drop cloth.
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There was a thread someone did the same and stained the new tile which I find odd. That saw sprays a lot of water I would put plastic down and then a drop. You should be fine but I would lay down a sheet of 1/4" first.
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There was a thread someone did the same and stained the new tile which I find odd. That saw sprays a lot of water I would put plastic down and then a drop. You should be fine but I would lay down a sheet of 1/4" first.


Yup I have a drop on the wall. I'll put something on the floor as well. I've got a paint tray attached to the back of the hf saw to catch a lot of the spillage.




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I do about a custom tile shower a month or more and gotta say I've never had to bust out pen and paper to layout tile. You have Rube Goldberg tendencies lol
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I do about a custom tile shower a month or more and gotta say I've never had to bust out pen and paper to layout tile. You have Rube Goldberg tendencies lol
I do them all the time and CAD the tile layout.
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I do them all the time and CAD the tile layout.
Same here. It's a little time well spent to make sure a 6k-10k shower comes together right.
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Same here. It's a little time well spent to make sure a 6k-10k shower comes together right.
And the client signs off on the exact layout and design. The installer has nothing to guess.
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I laid it all out in a spreadsheet. First time laying tile and there was too many variables for me to gunsling it.

The spreadsheet let me shift the center to make sure I donít have small tile cuts on the edges. It also let me ensure when corners meet the tiles are about the same length.

Even with that I messed up many things, but I learned a lot.



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Stop the project right now. You need to do more research dude.....I hope this turns out well, but it look like your in for a hell of a fight.
He's learning on the fly...and on other people's houses....look at his posting history. It appears all of his projects 'how do I?" questions someone in the trades should already know, like an hvac guy asking how to put in a bathroom vent fan, a plumber asking plumbing venting questions "for a relative".

He started a "how do I fix my shower glass ?" for one of his jobs that was in the plumbing section...that was moved to the kitchens and baths.

Now in the flooring he has a "how do I measure a subfloor for a shower pan and what do I use under it?" in the flooring section.

YMMV.
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Krok - These projects are for my own home - not for clients. I am not getting paid to learn on the fly - I just donít have the money to renovate my home. While I donít have the extra money laying around I do have time and I intend to use it productively.


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He's learning on the fly...and on other people's houses....look at his posting history. It appears all of his projects 'how do I?" questions someone in the trades should already know, like an hvac guy asking how to put in a bathroom vent fan, a plumber asking plumbing venting questions "for a relative".

He started a "how do I fix my shower glass ?" for one of his jobs that was in the plumbing section...that was moved to the kitchens and baths.

Now in the flooring he has a "how do I measure a subfloor for a shower pan and what do I use under it?" in the flooring section.

YMMV.
I guess he's a rookie plumber doing DIY projects...not real sure what his "rookie" definition is. Apprentice ? or Handymanning it?
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