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Old 10-04-2013, 05:49 AM   #11
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I am curently working on some new construction and the tile guy is using them. He said that initially, he thought of them as expensive, but once he tried them, he realized how much they simplified his work, plus the obvious of making the corners perfect. He said that you need to make the thinset a tad on the thin side so that when you use em, the thinset would suck up a little and support the tiles. He back butters everything.


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Old 11-18-2013, 05:34 PM   #12
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twisting caps on the joints will open them in the thinset. your not really doing anything but holding the tile in place while it drys.

you might as well just use a medium bed thinset and not use them.
Not sure what ceramictec is stating but, don't all systems lift the tile out of the setting mortar untill it dries anyway?
And medium bed mortar is not the end all system to leveling, which I use on all large format anyway.


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don't all systems lift the tile out of the setting mortar until it dries anyway?
no, the TLS and the MLT System pull the tile together tops flush. once you have the tile back buttered and set in your thinset, the system equals the tile out.
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Brian , You have a spare bedroom you want to rent out ?

6 degrees here .
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Is that actual or feels like ?
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Actual was 18. Feels like 6
To me it felt like 40 below with the strong winds .
Had to go inside and put on my Ski Bibs.
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Same here Nick. It's 18 and windy. Got down to 12 over night. Brrr.
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The cold wouldn't be so bad if it weren't for the wind.
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The cold wouldn't be so bad if it weren't for the wind.
I know. But these old bones don't like the cold. Makes my bad hip ache and I need to be out there putting an alternator on my work van.


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