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Old 10-16-2010, 09:24 PM   #1696
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Old 10-16-2010, 09:46 PM   #1697
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now back to the TLS thread

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Just picked up another bucket of 500 straps this morning.
get down with your bad self !

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Old 10-16-2010, 10:09 PM   #1698
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They're soaking overnight in the garage, even as I type this.
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Old 10-16-2010, 10:33 PM   #1699
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I have been soaking mine when I get to the job first thing in the a.m.
haven't noticed the different. only snapped 2 straps so far
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Old 10-16-2010, 11:04 PM   #1700
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Gueuze,

Good call, I never thought of that.
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Old 10-16-2010, 11:56 PM   #1701
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Brian,
I have been popping the top off a new bucket as soon as I get them home and filling it up. Next day, I can flip the bucket over with a slit cut in it and it'll drain nicely. Worse comes to worse, I burp the lid and lay the bucket down to drain while I'm setting things up in the morning.
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Old 10-17-2010, 07:39 AM   #1702
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Levi, we are in the process to have a rental TLS store, if you need it right away please send me a PM and I will loan you some of my caps and setting tool. Gueuze you know your booze Last night I cooked some risotto with Tomatoes and fresh basil sauce a nice tomatoes and gorgonzola salad, a nice bottle of California Shiraz and a nice shot of limoncello at the end. I was feeling the love for sure

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Old 10-23-2010, 09:29 AM   #1703
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So I have a job I am going to try the TLS on 1001 ft. of 18x18 rectified porcelain on the floor. I am borrowing a gun and some caps (thank you to those willing) and I ordered 500 straps. I know this isn't enough to do the entire floor, but it should give me a feel of the tool.

I read the installation manuel from the tls link --->
Here is my question.

The link says to back butter all tiles. Do I need to comb mud onto tiles and floor? Or just do like a normal porcelain tile install comb mud onto floor and burn mud onto the back of my porcelain? I don't have the straps yet, but I'm kinda worried that if I just burn mud onto the porcelain the straps may hold the tile up just enough to not get desired coverage.

Also has anybody actually gridded out a floor and used 1/8" grout lines vs. the 1/16" the straps will provide? I really don't want to use a non-sanded grout on the floor of kitchen/dining area, and spectralock and opticolor aren't an option, as they don't want to spend the money.
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Old 10-23-2010, 09:46 AM   #1704
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Also has anybody actually gridded out a floor and used 1/8" grout lines vs. the 1/16" the straps will provide?
I have. I used 1/8" grout joints in both my master bath and downstairs entry.

Also for the record, the straps are more like 1/32" thick.

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Old 10-23-2010, 09:50 AM   #1705
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Nice, clean install, Brian....
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Old 10-23-2010, 11:13 AM   #1706
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BSD, did you hafta use spacers with the TLS to get the wider spacing or were you able to keep the spacing without spacers?
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Old 10-23-2010, 11:41 AM   #1707
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Levi, I sent you a pm. Just skim coat the back of the tile, what type of surface your tiling on? The straps will give you a 1/32 from tile edge to tile edge, in most case the final grout joint would be of a 1/16 or little less, depend on the microbevel on the tile.

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Old 10-23-2010, 11:46 AM   #1708
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BSD, did you hafta use spacers with the TLS to get the wider spacing or were you able to keep the spacing without spacers?
My name is Brian and I use spacers.
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Old 10-23-2010, 11:58 AM   #1709
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Sounds like you've attended a spaceaholics anonomous meeting as well, Brian.
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Old 10-23-2010, 12:03 PM   #1710
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Just wondered if it would work any other way.

I've used spacers, too, but been off'em for years, now.

Well, 'cept when I gotta do tile work, of course.
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