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Old 08-08-2018, 06:34 PM   #1
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Do you think I can get away with using 1/8" clips for 3/16 grout joint?
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Old 08-08-2018, 07:46 PM   #2
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Yep...if the tile has a slight bevel on them on the bottom like some do, the joint ends up closer to 3/16" anyway. Bigger question is are the tiles consistent enough for 1/8 joints?

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Andrew Im tying into and existing 3/16" joint on a kitchen floor we saved and I need to extend.
The floor isnt too consistant, neither is the tile so I thought using the system with spacers would be a smart thing to do
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There's nothing wrong with using spacers regardless of the clip size.
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I was curious because it is plastic after all and not sure how much give the clip will pull if not tight plus not breaking away clean. For the 1/16 I should fine. after that I may be pushing it
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You will be fine to use the spacers and clips and they will break away fine. Just make sure to use a proper sized trowel. Tie in height could be an issue if the previous floor didn't use enough/proper thickness of thinset.
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You can use damn near any spacer you want with em....so long as it's fatter than the clip.

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Agree with everything above.

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You'll only get the actual joint size of the clip if the tile is rectified. The reds with an eased edge will give 3/16 min. Chit some edge treatments will give the appearance of 1/4".
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I can see the clip flexing more as joints widen but they are probably hard enough to pull alignment.
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I always use both, better safe than sorry.
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Only reason I used spacers on this wall is to hit the ceiling with a full tile. If you do use spacers on a wall, I recommend putting the spacer in after tightening the wedge. On the floor, you have no issue with the spacer popping out.


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I can see the clip flexing more as joints widen but they are probably hard enough to pull alignment.
with larger grout joints (spacers) do your best to keep the clip perpendicular to the tiles so that even pressure is applied to each tile.
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1/8" clip even with a 1/4" grout line (I am not sure why that large), would mean 1/16" space on either side of the clip. That isn't going to flex the clip and you really don't have to be so anal to make sure it's perp to the tile. You shouldn't be need that much pressure to level the tile. We just finger tight the wedge and move on.

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