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Old 07-22-2017, 04:31 AM   #256
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Yes, meant flat. Said level i guess ss Using a level to make sure it is flat. Substrste has a good pitch and is flat. When using regular grout is there a tip on how to keep joint full when cleaning excess grout? Should I let it set until it starts to get stiff before wiping? When I have grouted in the past I seem to cut into the joints some when using the sponge
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Old 07-22-2017, 05:14 AM   #257
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It's often trial and error. Start too soon and you pull the grout out. Too much pressure causes the same problem.

Try a little and see how it does. If it's too soon you can wait a little while longer. Temp and humidity has a lot to do with it. Clean the tile well before you start.
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Old 07-22-2017, 07:43 AM   #258
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Do I need to be concerned that my drain grate doesnt have holes all the way out to the edge, for water draining? It is an Oatey, is it possible to find a grate with more holes?
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Old 07-22-2017, 09:13 AM   #259
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No need to worry, with your traditionally built shower as long as your weep holes remain unclogged you have nothing to worry about, the grate will be fine as is.
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Old 07-22-2017, 01:06 PM   #260
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Which grout did you decide to use? On the walls and on the floor. Looking at your pic in post 229, I'd likely use unsanded on the walls. They look to be about 1/16, is that right? Floor joints are about 1/4?
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Old 07-22-2017, 06:39 PM   #261
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Davy, I will be using unsanded on walls and permacolor on floor. Walls are 1/16 and floors about 1/8. I will sea with miracle. I used it on the bathroom floor and the water beaded up good. I also attached a picture of my square grate
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Old 07-22-2017, 06:49 PM   #262
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Dominick, nice tiles, what is it?
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Old 07-23-2017, 11:56 AM   #263
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Thanks. I do not have the name on me but it is actually from Lowes, seems to be of good quality
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Old 07-26-2017, 05:49 AM   #264
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Hello, I am getting ready to tile the floor using one foot square sheets, tile are 2x2's. My tile cutter is the type where you push the tile through the saw manually, the base probably doesn't hold a one square sheet. Can you offer any tips on cutting the 2x2 sheets, this is in reference to making my cuts around the edges. If the base won't hold a full sheet should I cut the sheet in half and is cutting the sheets just like cutting regular tile? What I am unsure of is if I will get movement of the tiles as I push the sheet through since they are on the mesh. Thanks
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Old 07-26-2017, 06:52 AM   #265
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Does your saw have a fence to ride the tiles against? Sometimes you can rig a fence with a straight board and C-clamps.

Depends on the tiles and what glue was used, the water from the saw can make the tiles come off the mesh netting. I try to keep the tiles on the net but have had to peel them off and cut them individually many times.
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It does have a fence.
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