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Old 01-06-2020, 11:21 PM   #21
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That looks like he was cleaning out the grout joint with something a drove it into the tile.

Or used pliers to pull the clip.
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On floors, I have found nothing better than a moderately swift kick.

As I said in an earlier post, only times I have a clinger is when I get sloppy with the mortar in the joints.

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On floors, I have found nothing better than a moderately swift kick.

As I said in an earlier post, only times I have a clinger is when I get sloppy with the mortar in the joints.

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I agree on the swift kick. For showers I use a 1/2 lbs dead blow. I find it leave less marks than a rubber mallet

I have had a few that I over tightened that pre breaks one side and that leaves a little nub that can be tricky to remove.
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I agree on the swift kick. For showers I use a 1/2 lbs dead blow. I find it leave less marks than a rubber mallet

I have had a few that I over tightened that pre breaks one side and that leaves a little nub that can be tricky to remove.
If the nub is sticking up above the tile, use a 5/16 or 3/8 maple dowel rod to break it off. Little tap and it will snap right off.

It is helpful to soak the clips in water over night when you first get them.

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Thanks Tom.I purchased the burn in kit and will give that a shot.What type of mortar and trowel size do you recommend when installing 12x24/large plank porcelain tiles?Ive been using full contact by tec and 1/2" trowel to get better coverage.

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That looks like he was cleaning out the grout joint with something a drove it into the tile.

Or used pliers to pull the clip.
One of the helpers used an oscillator.

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There really isn't one, besides replacing tiles. Is someone at fault, or is this just a repair request?
Nobody's fault but mine

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Thanks Tom.I purchased the burn in kit and will give that a shot.What type of mortar and trowel size do you recommend when installing 12x24/large plank porcelain tiles?Ive been using full contact by tec and 1/2" trowel to get better coverage.

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Pratice with the burn in kit. A fine to medium tip soldering iron is your best heat source choice on that chip. I use a nib file to get the patch cleaned up, again something that takes pratice to use properly.

For any large format tile (LFT is difined by the NTCA and TCNA--as a tile 16x16 or has one dimension 15" or larger), I use either the 1/2x1/2 or a Rubi Euro trowel. My go to mortars are Schluter All Set or Mapie (which Mapie depends on what and where I'm setting). All Set is closer to a mid set than thin set.

I've read/heard great things about Laticrete mortars, no supplier local to me.

All proclien tile MUST be at least back buttered. Back troweling in not normally necessary.

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This just happened to me on a laundry room tiled floor- I mostly thought it was the tile quality/ glaze being that she purchased it at Home Depot? Two chips, one tile I replaced the other grouted in fine, but I installed it carefully (for me :-D)

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