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Tiling...many questions

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16 hours ago, Onoff said:

Lying in the bath with a beer listening to Deadmau5's Strobe just letting it build! OK I'm fully clothed and I daren't  pan down for all the crap but it's going to be pucker when done. Couldn't resist getting the lights in.

 

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Comment from a mate:

 

"It’s not like a blacklight and shows all the stains does it? 😂"

Did you choose rgb led strips ? So you can change the colour ...?

ala mode lighting !

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1 hour ago, pocster said:

Did you choose rgb led strips ? So you can change the colour ...?

ala mode lighting !

 

The 3 blue ones are LAP brand IP68 deck lights that fit in a 22mm hole.

 

£4.99 for 10, end of line with a £10 voucher!

 

Hidden "strip" along the bath is LED colour changing strip with remote etc.

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Put a strip of white laminate up in the soffit, the stuff you can buy on masking tape sized rolls for making good on the ends of kitchen worktops etc. 

White, bond on, scrubbable / won’t degrade, and will reflect the light off the LED strip. 

Bingo. 

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6 hours ago, Nickfromwales said:

Put a strip of white laminate up in the soffit, the stuff you can buy on masking tape sized rolls for making good on the ends of kitchen worktops etc. 

White, bond on, scrubbable / won’t degrade, and will reflect the light off the LED strip. 

Bingo. 

 

Good shout...going be a sod getting the iron up in there though... :)

 

Gloss white or textured white do you reckon?

 

Tbh I'm debating trunking lid...

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B@ll@cks! :( Got a cracked tile...

 

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And I know why. When I put them up I held that L shaped tile in place with mole grips:

 

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11 minutes ago, Onoff said:

 

Good shout...going be a sod getting the iron up in there though... :)

 

Curling tongs?????????? 

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8 minutes ago, Hecateh said:

Curling tongs?????????? 

 

Guess @Onoff might have access to one on a weekend huh? ;) Heat gun and a J Roller might be more his style! :)

 

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Head No2 clippered (getting less and less at the front) and beard No1. Simples. 

 

 

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8 hours ago, newhome said:

 

Let me fix that for you ...

 

Beauty £££££ is in the eye of the beholder” 💰💰💰 ;)

 

And I think you already had your hat trick with one of @lizzie's G&T's :D

 

I thought it was 

 

"Beauty is in the eye of the Beer Holder"

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10 minutes ago, ProDave said:

I thought it was 

 

"Beauty is in the eye of the Beer Holder"

 

Lol, that’s one for the blokes surely? 😉 🍺 

 

 

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9 left to cut 'n stick then grout time!

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The wall tiles here sit down on the floor tiles with a grout rammed, 1mm gap.

 

Once grouted I assume a have to run a bead of silicon around where wall meets floor. What sort of size should this be?

 

Thanks.

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3 to cut!

 

Got to wait for the Grab 'n Bonded one above to go off:

 

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37 x13 the one in the very corner:

 

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Then once I've the cabling soldered to the LED strip and heatshrunk, this one in the pocket.

 

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@Nickfromwales......HEEEEEELP! :)

 

This removeable bath end panel is trying me. Don't know where I went "out" but to get it to look near right I need to take a sliver off the tile up to the blue line:

 

 

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Trouble is that tile is stuck to the ply with CT1 Grab 'n Bond.

 

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Was thinking to maybe clamp a timber on and run the diamond disc along it?

 

Cheers

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I don't think you'll be able to do that without damaging the neighbouring tile.

 

Do you think a multi tool blade or even password blade will go behind the tile to cut through the CT1? Hopefully you've just put 5 blobs on to stick it...

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12 minutes ago, bassanclan said:

I don't think you'll be able to do that without damaging the neighbouring tile.

 

Do you think a multi tool blade or even password blade will go behind the tile to cut through the CT1? Hopefully you've just put 5 blobs on to stick it...

 

It's got 3 horizontal lines of the stuff :(

 

Tbh I'm thinking I could file it against a clamped timber.

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"That's another fine mess you've got us into" lol.

That's a pig of a cut to perform, but you've got this far B|

Mitigate against damaging the other tile by putting a piece of metal tile trim / metal angle over the other tiles, inserted into the grout line and taped into place, and set about it with a sober hand and a level of determination unheard of until now. "You can do it, Deeds!".

Go get it tiger, not long now ;) 

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Oh, and maybe this bit of info will be of morale benefit in your hour of need :-

 

If this was a retail bathroom, and I was charging for everything you have done to date, the price would be north of £20k.

That's a lot of the weird shit you've drunk since this began. ;)

👍 

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I wouldn't pay £20K for this, too many mistakes of which I'll catalogue later in all their gory detail.

 

Still, good practice for when I do the main bathroom! :)

 

(Kidding! There is the en suite to do though). 

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So to cut this tile...smooth diamond disc or maybe a multi tool blade? Wet (plant sprayer?) or dry?

 

Cheers

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I think smash off the tile and start again.  You don't really want a cut edge at the bottom anyway.

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5 hours ago, Mr Punter said:

I think smash off the tile and start again.  You don't really want a cut edge at the bottom anyway.

Or gut the bathroom and start again. That's what I would do ....

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30 minutes ago, pocster said:

Or gut the bathroom and start again. That's what I would do ....

 

I thought that was just for paving...

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31 minutes ago, pocster said:

Or gut the bathroom and start again. That's what I would do ....

 

Thinking I can probably adapt the wet tile saw to cut this tile in place...

 

How's the roof / drive going btw? 

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Just now, Mr Punter said:

 

I thought that was just for paving...

 

Wish I'd thought of that one! :)

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