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Tiling...many questions

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Get on with laying them then ..!! 

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4 minutes ago, Onoff said:

 

Git! :) I've been thinking the row from the top of bottom? 2nd in from left or right?

 

One born every minute! 9_9:D Eegit!

 

Are you sure you went to grammar school? :)

 

 

 

 

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1 minute ago, newhome said:

 

One born every minute! 9_9:D Eegit!

 

Are you sure you went to grammar school? :)

 

 

 

 

 

Let's just say it was wasted on me...

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OK people, how best to cut this square out? 

 

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The cuts from the edge I can do on the wet saw, it's the joining line I'm stuck on! Score with the Rubi? Cut freehand with the small angle grinder? And should I maybe drill a hole each end with the arrow head bit to stop the "crack" when it goes?

 

Cheers

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Cut a series of fingers and snap them out to a scribed line. 

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Were actually taking shape now.

"Praise the FU@@ing Lord". 

 

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26 minutes ago, PeterW said:

Cut a series of fingers and snap them out to a scribed line. 

Grinder across the bridge and then two wet cuts in. 

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10 minutes ago, Nickfromwales said:

Grinder across the bridge and then two wet cuts in. 

 

Will probably go that way if I've a non serrated diamond disc that small. Come to think of it I've still got a bunch of those tungsten carbide grit jigsaw bits you recommended ages ago. I'm thinking they could come in handy!

 

https://www.toolstation.com/shop/Power+Tool+Accessories/d80/Sabre+%26+Jigsaw+Blades/sd2581/Tungsten+Carbide+Grit+Jigsaw+Blades/p67688

 

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15 minutes ago, Nickfromwales said:

Were actually taking shape now.

"Praise the FU@@ing Lord". 

 

 

Still only laying dry mind!

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3 minutes ago, CC45 said:

Use a tile saw

 

https://victoriaplum.com/product/vitrex-tile-saw?

 

You know it makes sense.  Never let it be said that your mother raised a jibber!

 

Got one, and a tile file. 

 

Aye don't fink so bruv! Too much like hard work.

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Too much like hard work.

 

and laying it all twice isnt duplication? ?

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1 hour ago, CC45 said:

Its 2018 mate. Where have you been?

My 18v makita grinder with a diamond blade vs you huffing and puffing as you make squiggly lines ? 

 

1 hour ago, Onoff said:

Will probably go that way if I've a non serrated diamond disc that small

 Mine is serrated and flew through the 900mm x 450mm porcelain im currently battling with. Cut the letterbox out for the shower valve in under 2 minutes. 

Zoom Zoom. 

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6 hours ago, Nickfromwales said:

Its 2018 mate. Where have you been?

My 18v makita grinder with a diamond blade vs you huffing and puffing as you make squiggly lines ? 

 

 Mine is serrated and flew through the 900mm x 450mm porcelain im currently battling with. Cut the letterbox out for the shower valve in under 2 minutes. 

Zoom Zoom. 

 

Do you mask the tile to be cut with the grinder? Numpty question maybe, just thinking if the cutting debris can damage the tile surface.

 

Do you ever clamp say a wooden fence to the tile to act as a cutting fence for the diamond blade to run against?

 

Dry cut I assume so a little dusty I imagine! Does it get a squirt from a plant spray or anything?

 

 

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On 19/07/2018 at 18:24, Onoff said:

Laying out for the dry run. OMG this is boring! Too much of the same does me in!

 

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My misses says the same ?

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22 hours ago, PeterW said:

Get on with laying them then ..!! 

She says that also ...

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No masking, water, or fence. Just more almonds ;)  

Dusty, yes. 

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54 minutes ago, Nickfromwales said:

No masking, water, or fence. Just more almonds ;)  

Dusty, yes. 

 

Hopefully this'll do the trick!

 

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It was easier than looking for one in the garage! :

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Pizza boxes are ideal for making patterns! Also gun cleaner removes Sharpie ink!

 

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All done (dry) bar the shouting!

 

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Now this tile could be a pita:

 

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The edge is sitting on just the eps upstand!

 

There'll be the door frame goes on here. Some of that red brick needs to go to let the frame in:

 

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So the tile fits on I'm just worried it's not supported:

 

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The other side shows how the door frame will sit:

 

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Not sure how far I'm going into the doorway or whether that's it?

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Looks great! When does it go down for real? 

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Dig about 2” of the EPS out and fill it with rapid cement if you’re worried. 

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21 minutes ago, newhome said:

Looks great! When does it go down for real? 

 

You sound like SWMBO! :)

 

Dunno, it all has to come up with the cut tiles getting numbered. I've got to fill in a void at the back of the cupboard, cap off/divert the old incoming 15mm main to the Geberit wc, pressure test the towel rad piping. Then tank. Hopefully all within the next 7-10 days...

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39 minutes ago, Tennentslager said:

This is a good thread @Onoff very instructive and I see a top looking result on the horizon...

 

Ta. The intent was a warts 'n all "instructive" thing.

 

I was mulling "how to" lay the tiles on the adhesive bed. I know some favour Tilemate type systems. Gut feel tells me I can do this organically and just "feel" what's right as I lay them as in with a level and a tap-tap here etc.

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