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Old 11-22-2011, 08:27 PM   #81
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Damned nice cut Todd. I try like hell to adjust layout to avoid those too, but it's nice knowing you have that trick in the bag if needed.
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Old 11-23-2011, 11:56 PM   #82
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OK..I know it is crazy cuts of tiles, but recently I had to cut a circle for a "floor safe" when I was doing engineered flooring.A rubber band supposed to cover the 3/16" cut, but client decided to forget about keeping this safe.Because it looked odd as it was just on the way to master bath. You can see that it was in a closet once upon a time.Ended up covering the whole thing..
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My cut of the day.. Today
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That's funny...
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Everyone's arguing here about Kerdi so I thought I'd start a fun thread where we can show off some complicated cuts
Great Cutting I can't find any helpers that cut like that, so I have to work solo these days. Love my Imer Saws for those cuts, but I've made the most complicated cuts on jobs with the 24x24 limestone. can't beat that Milwaukee 12amp adjustable speed grinder with the high end 4 inch HILTI blades small kerf super round no chipping and no vibration make for some intricate cuts.
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Great Cutting I can't find any helpers that cut like that, so I have to work solo these days. Love my Imer Saws for those cuts, but I've made the most complicated cuts on jobs with the 24x24 limestone. can't beat that Milwaukee 12amp adjustable speed grinder with the high end 4 inch HILTI blades small kerf super round no chipping and no vibration make for some intricate cuts.
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OK..I know it is crazy cuts of tiles, but recently I had to cut a circle for a "floor safe" when I was doing engineered flooring.A rubber band supposed to cover the 3/16" cut, but client decided to forget about keeping this safe.Because it looked odd as it was just on the way to master bath. You can see that it was in a closet once upon a time.Ended up covering the whole thing..


I can appreciate that work there Sam, I'm a whittler of fine firewood too. Nice job.
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I can appreciate that work there Sam, I'm a whittler of fine firewood too. Nice job.
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When u gonna throw up some pictures???
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When u gonna throw up some pictures???
I have a handful on here...I'm horrible about taking pics. There are literally hundreds of jobs that I wish I had pics of but just never took the time. I know - not bright, but I just get caught up in the day sometimes and forget. I haven't done anything lately that really would qualify in this particular thread. I'm either lucky or so damned good at layout that I haven't had any tricky cuts Last several jobs have been run-of-the mill in and out pay the bills kinda jobs. Should have some showcase type work coming up
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I have a handful on here...I'm horrible about taking pics. There are literally hundreds of jobs that I wish I had pics of but just never took the time. I know - not bright, but I just get caught up in the day sometimes and forget. I haven't done anything lately that really would qualify in this particular thread. I'm either lucky or so damned good at layout that I haven't had any tricky cuts Last several jobs have been run-of-the mill in and out pay the bills kinda jobs. Should have some showcase type work coming up
Yeah,
This thread is actually for guys that are sucky at layout...
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Here was a good one....I'll show it installed tomorrow.
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Damn. Impressive.
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You must have taken vinyl pattern match scribing installation classes..

Perfect cut.
My question now is, does Ditra loose it's uncoupling feature by letting the thinset dry overnight as it might have on the second picture..

Take it away Angus, the floor is yours Mr.President
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You must have taken vinyl pattern match scribing installation classes..

Perfect cut.
My question now is, does Ditra loose it's uncoupling feature by letting the thinset dry overnight as it might have on the second picture..

Take it away Angus, the floor is yours Mr.President
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That was done with a folding rule and a 2' level. That being said - I can pattern scribe vinyl too. Vinyl is where I started at in the flooring game many moons ago. People have no idea how much installing that floor prepares you for all of the others. Patterning cuts, floor prep, pattern matching, dye lots, shade variance, layout - a good vinyl mechanic is very proficient at all of them.

There is an argument as to the degrading of the uncoupling properties when pre-filling the waffles....it doesn't matter I'm not using the Ditra for that purpose here. Its a slab. We are using it for vapor management.

I personally don't feel it has any negative effect.
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My question now is, does Ditra loose it's uncoupling feature by letting the thinset dry overnight as it might have on the second picture..

Take it away Angus, the floor is yours Mr.President[/QUOTE]

You can wait for Angus if you want, but the answer is.....no.

My question to you is. Why would it?
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My only fear with prefilling is not getting a good bond from the new thinset to the dried thinset. Obviously, thinset doesn't adhere to the top of the Ditra so if your tile bond does not hit the dried thinset you don't get a good bond.

I've installed it both ways. I'm just more careful when installing over prefilled thinset.

I cannot conceive any reason that uncoupling properties would degrade with prefilling. Is this another Schluter scare tactic?
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Here was a good one....I'll show it installed tomorrow.
Can you even get that in place in one piece?


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