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Old 12-02-2017, 09:13 PM   #46
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I used the nonsegmented 4 HF blade from the 3 pack dry and went slow around and around with some hard porcelain tiles and it did a decent job with lots of dust. It did take a while. Go slow and many passes of shallow grinds. Please use a decent dust mask.
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Old 12-07-2017, 05:25 PM   #47
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Thanks guys. I may try the non segmented one as well. It just seems like the blade keeps bouncing around on it. I may need to clamp it down.
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Old 12-07-2017, 05:30 PM   #48
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It helps to have something like a scrap piece of carpet or foam under the tile to absorb vibrations. Clamping helps. Holding a wet sponge against the blade can reduce chipping. I've never used harbor freight diamond blades, but I bet the diamond content isn't very high which would definitely affect the cutting ability.
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Old 01-09-2018, 05:55 PM   #49
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Anyone here have tips or resources with information on how to tile a bench and shower niche? I'm confused about what to do for the edges. On the niche, I think I have to make the tiles that border the niche a little longer so that the inner ones will meet them. On the bench, do I use bullnose on the tip and make those come out a bit so that the vertical tiles meet up with them? Thanks for any info.
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Old 01-09-2018, 06:18 PM   #50
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Bullnose, mitre, or profiles for both. Without those you'll have raw edges showing. Once you narrow it down I can help a bit more.
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Old 01-10-2018, 01:03 PM   #51
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So is the question about how to match up the edge of the bullnose tile with the face of the field tile on the other wall? I've wondered this myself and haven't really seen a good explanation. When I get there I planned on setting the field tile first and have the edge of the field tile line up with the surface that the bullnose will be going on. This assumes 1/8" thick thinset under the bullnose so when I lay the bullnose I will have a 1/8" grout line. I guess you would have to adjust the field tile edge accordingly depending on intended grout line and expected thinset thickness. Working the other way, with bullnose sticking out first, seems a lot harder to me, but I'm a newb.
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Old 01-10-2018, 03:19 PM   #52
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You are correct Joe. Either frame it out like the first pics where you would tile the inside of the niche first and bring the field and bullnose to it.
The second pics are the opposite. Bring the field tile to the edge of the niche and the bullnose is on the inside of the niche.
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Old 01-26-2018, 08:35 PM   #53
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My gosh, craig, those are amazing. I hope mine comes out even 1/4th as good as yours did. Incredible.

New problem. I'm an idiot (apparently) and I am a couple rows into my last wall and somehow the bottom row of tiles comes out 1/2" more than the row above it. Can I fix this or will I have to remove the tile? I'm going to put a 2" wide bullnose tile to the left of these so it definitely wouldnt line up. Here's a terrible picture of what I mean. If I could somehow trim it while it was on the wall that'd be great.
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Old 01-26-2018, 09:58 PM   #54
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Start popping off tiles as quickly as you can. The loner you wait the harder the thinset cures. This is the easiest route to solve the problem.
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Old 01-27-2018, 11:47 PM   #55
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Wow, that really sucks. Was hoping there was another way. Do I literally just tug on the thing until it pops off? It'd only be that one tile. Only about 6" wide.
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Get a wide blade flathead screwdriver and a hammer. Light taps where you can get the blade in and keep prying it till it comes loose.
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Old 01-29-2018, 02:13 PM   #57
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Thanks a lot. Im considering going for it when I have time. Other option is to just cut the bullnose a bit thinner and hope the door covers it. I'm so tired of this shower! :/
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Old 02-04-2018, 02:57 PM   #58
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I see schluter rondec and jolly are both available near me. Can I use either one for my tile shower? Also, there was one that was PVC. I can use PVC in ym shower, right? Though none of them come with the end caps, which sucks.
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You can use any of them in the shower.
They have end caps you can get for the Rondec. The Jolly we just mitre.
https://www.schluter.com/schluter-us...ONDEC/p/RONDEC
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Thanks a lot! Ok, hopefully one of those will work well around my niche. Woo.
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