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Old 02-12-2018, 09:09 PM   #1
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Tiling Homes In The Winter Months


I was curious how you guys handle tiling homes specifically existing homes and the extreme cold winter months. Cutting outside with a grinder or even wet saw setup is a huge negative with the temps in the minus 10 to 20. Kitchen glass tile back splashes which I have a few to do are imperative for me to use the wet saw. NO garages for set up etc.. All finished houses. We've had a run of 2 weeks of nasty cold weather with no end in sight. Even at 32 to 36 degrees outside cutting is a no go unless I'm missing something that can work. Plastic parts are brittle. My Lachmond wet saw is pretty good at min. water spray but that makes me nervous setting up in a $30,000 kitchen with tarps on the floor
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I set up in the house.

My wet saw is a TS-60, very good water management.

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We cut inside far more than outside, no matter the temperature. It's a lot more efficient.

Plastic the area as needed and roll with it.
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A snapper is your friend in all temps.

Backslashes I have a table top wet saw.

Bathrooms I setup in the room (shower while doing the floor and floor while doing the shower).

Master bedroom of its a master bath.

Spare bedroom of its a hall bath.

Get a big mud pan to set it in and traps to surround.

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Thanks TNT
I have cut in bathrooms before with tarps on the floors.
Actually worked quite well. Just noticed the water mist in the air.
Now I'm in a $30,000 new 2 yr old kitchen. So I get a little nervous. It was -28 here lately with the wind chill. Even disposing of water pails is a pain in the ass.

That mud pan you guys talk about . I looked on the net, Not finding anything . My saw legs are 48 x 29 to the outsides

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If you look into zipwall systems you could pretty much enclose your saw in a plastic tent and keep all your water inside it
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FWIW I know a tile setter that uses a trough heater (for cattle) in his pan to take the chill off.


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Thanks TNT
I have cut in bathrooms before with tarps on the floors.
Actually worked quite well. Just noticed the water mist in the air.
Now I'm in a $30,000 new 2 yr old kitchen. So I get a little nervous. It was -28 here lately with the wind chill. Even disposing of water pails is a pain in the ass.

That mud pan you guys talk about . I looked on the net, Not finding anything . My saw legs are 48 x 29 to the outsides
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I just did a full bath in marble with a small saw in a concrete mixing tub from HD. The weather and short days s-CKED.

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