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Tiling...many questions

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Where to start! :)

 

NEVER done wall filing in my life so here goes. 

 

Setting a datum:

 

I've taken the datum to be the centre of the big pocket alongside the bath as this will be the focal point:

 

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I've set the laser up on a clamped piece of wood. Tbh a pita to keep doing it. Should I set up some sort of permanent platform?

 

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The width of the laser line is nom 1.5mm. Is that "good enough"?

 

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Think I've made a mistake using a Sharpie to mark the datum? Can't help thinking a sharp pencil would be better? Just about to try and start figuring the pockets in the stud wall so they align exactly with the tiles and everything needs to be bob on.

 

Should I at some stage be pinning a batten to the wall to tile up off of?

 

This batten, what size should it be made of? 

 

Should I start tiling with the batten under the first full tile from the floor?

 

Cheers

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27 minutes ago, Onoff said:

Where to start! :)

 

NEVER done wall filing in my life so here goes. 

 

Setting a datum:

 

I've taken the datum to be the centre of the big pocket alongside the bath as this will be the focal point:

 

2018-02-14_06-36-13

 

I've set the laser up on a clamped piece of wood. Tbh a pita to keep doing it. Should I set up some sort of permanent platform?

 

20180214_181733

 

The width of the laser line is nom 1.5mm. Is that "good enough"?

 

20180214_181601

 

 

20180214_181433

 

Think I've made a mistake using a Sharpie to mark the datum? Can't help thinking a sharp pencil would be better? Just about to try and start figuring the pockets in the stud wall so they align exactly with the tiles and everything needs to be bob on.

 

Should I at some stage be pinning a batten to the wall to tile up off of?

 

This batten, what size should it be made of? 

 

Should I start tiling with the batten under the first full tile from the floor?

 

Cheers

Ideally you would have a bracket with your laser 

But matching it to the SAME datum each time will work fine 

Use a sharp pencil to mak your datum

have your laser line nipping the bottom of any tile line or batten

You will find it much easier to work from a batton 

It May help you to put a pencil line along the top of your baton the width of your tile plus adhesive

So you can keep everything straight

Setting out from a focal point is a good idea

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Cheers. I wonder if it's worth me masking taping over the 1.5mm Sharpie line and redoing in pencil?

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the datum could be a foot thick as long as you always refer to the same part of it, match the top of the laser to the top of the sharpie mark every time and it will be as accurate as the thinnest of pencil lines :) 

 

also, that crowbar is just waiting to hit you on the head......

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26 minutes ago, Onoff said:

Cheers. I wonder if it's worth me masking taping over the 1.5mm Sharpie line and redoing in pencil?

No if you just let the line just catch the edge you will be accurate 

 

Some of the MF ceilings I set out can be 20 meters plus 

I use exactly the same princeible 

The line on my green Hilti is about 5 mil once the distance is greater than 10 metres 

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45 minutes ago, nod said:

Ideally you would have a bracket with your laser 

But matching it to the SAME datum each time will work fine 

Use a sharp pencil to mak your datum

have your laser line nipping the bottom of any tile line or batten

You will find it much easier to work from a batton 

It May help you to put a pencil line along the top of your baton the width of your tile plus adhesive

So you can keep everything straight

Setting out from a focal point is a good idea

 

@nod, you are booked for my place later this year  OK?

 

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1 hour ago, recoveringacademic said:

 

@nod, you are booked for my place later this year  OK?

 

If I ever get ours finished

I’d hoped January and Feb were going to be quiet months Hopefully I can get a uninterrupted week in a few weeks

Sort of torn between earning the money and getting on with thing

 

Thankfully we have this site to have a good moan with like minded friends 

 

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If I set the top of my horizontal  pocket timber at 378mm above datum will that work?

 

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