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Old 01-29-2009, 11:25 PM   #1
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Your Works In Progress Or Finished Pics

I'll give Gueuze man credit for this idea over in perenial favorite "craziest Pics" thread.. I wanted to start a similar thread of more candid pics of our collective works as they are being done. I learn a bunch from things that often aren't even the focus of a photo of a job in progress. Little tidbit's of info we share with each other along with the technical challenges that make this little esoteric tilegeek world of ours never boring.

I have a folder on my computer that has hundreds of "Day in the Life" pics and as I stroll back through them from time to time I am amazed that I always find some quirky thing that I missed before. Pictures like me setting mosaics on Ditra before I knew better..or I find a method we used to use but stopped for some reason. Whatever it is I always learn by seeing and asking and I suppose as long as we continue to be curious we'll keep advancing our craft.


I spose we need some pictures now eh?
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Old 01-29-2009, 11:36 PM   #2
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This will be a great thread Trask The wheels are already spinning
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Old 01-29-2009, 11:44 PM   #3
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I suggest some pictures be posted before those picture police types come a-asking....

Always having to wait on you guys......
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Old 01-29-2009, 11:58 PM   #4
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UH.....(I guess i deleted the post and pic above this..and that really stinks)



On second thought i don't think that's KerdiI think it's Noble TS from Dal Tile..Neat little pipe collars Dave made though huh.

The second shot is the story of my life...literally about 2 am and I can't remember which scribe cut goes where.. It was payback for a worktrade with a friend..sure sounded good when he was framing my addition...a tad les romantic after 16 hrs in his crooked bathroom.. I'm sitting because i can't get on my knees any more... for real.
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Old 01-30-2009, 12:01 AM   #5
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Antique slab shower-
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now with 2 in we were able to determine the cuts to make the back piece. As we had to use the existing holes in the slab, I had to give the plumber a jig to have his rough in in the right spot.
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Old 01-30-2009, 12:03 AM   #6
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NICE!!

The blue stuff Laticrete?
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Old 01-30-2009, 12:07 AM   #7
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Every cut a tile upside down? Dave just realized he tranfered his marks on the wrong side of the tile
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Mapei HPG. But I'm pretty much 100% laticrete for mortar. Tec and Laticrete for grout. I'm just a slut.

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Glad to say I don't cut too many mirror images anymore, just occasionally. But they make great templates for the real piece.

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A great trick for speeding up mosaic ceilings. The ply holds everything from sagging and squirming as your trying to place it in the mud...it also allows you to seat the sheet with even pressure until you can beat it in properly.
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gueuze,

in post #5 I like how you use a straight edge to layout your curb block.
I take measurements and snap lines for the inside or outside.
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Old 01-30-2009, 12:28 AM   #13
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Here's how we typically do heat mats..Border the mat with wonderboard..run the wires in the seams..set the mat..pour SLC or sreed thinset using the wonderboard as a guide. Then Ditra over the whole thing as cheap insurance.
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Also he's using one of those folding 3,4,5 squares.. I lost mine and never got another one.. I should.. they are handy tools.
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Old 01-30-2009, 12:52 AM   #15
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First one is a classic..Builder has to have this fireplace done yesterday..he calls and makes a big stink and assures us it's ready(we made on trip and it wasn't ready)..Here's what I walk into... The fireplace is in the back by the block wall. I snapped a picture and left.

second shot is one I think I posted before.. I guess the guys needed some extra hours cause no one asked them to border the room or cut that to the tub.. Extra freebie day on me I spose....notice no tape in the CBU joint to the left
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