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Unread 08-04-2019, 05:24 AM   #91
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I will sometimes template the backsplash. Then layout all the tile on the floor and overlay the template. Precut the whole backsplash and then install it.
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Unread 08-04-2019, 12:41 PM   #92
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Karl, what do you make the template out of?
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Unread 08-04-2019, 06:45 PM   #93
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Strips of luan plywood about 1/4 thick hot glue them together. Pretty much like how counter top guys template. I have also used large pieces of cardboard.
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Unread 08-04-2019, 07:28 PM   #94
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I was thinking you might use 1/4 inch luan and hot glue.
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Unread 08-04-2019, 08:41 PM   #95
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Mixer tips

One handed mixing or free-handed if you have the button lock and can move your hips to dance with the mixer. And a nice spot for mixer storage under the saw. DeWalt didn’t pay me, I paid them a while back.
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One-handed mixing is important these days because it allows you to hold a camera in the other hand.

I like the storage idea. I usually hang my trowels on the cross bar going the other direction
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Unread 08-18-2019, 10:23 AM   #97
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Haha. Thanks now all my trowels have a home outside of the bucket bin. Here’s a simple, “niche wedge” I do the same for accent band spacers.
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Unread 08-18-2019, 12:58 PM   #98
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like this
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Unread 08-18-2019, 02:45 PM   #99
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Yep ‘xactly like that. Best way
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Unread 08-19-2019, 12:10 PM   #100
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Small tip that I've worked out but it's saved me a ton of headache-I cut aluminum Schluter trim with a Dremel Ultrasaw, it works great but can leave a line of aluminum flashing sticking up from the cut. I used to use some sandpaper to rub it off but you always risk scratching the trim, I hit on the idea of using the back of a tile offcut to rub the cut line, it works like a charm to remove the cutting flash and unless you really get after it it won't scratch the trim. It's been a real time saver!
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Unread 09-03-2019, 11:11 PM   #101
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Night time or early morning tile cuts.
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Unread 09-28-2019, 06:10 PM   #102
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I taught this to a tile guy years ago. I thought it might help someone here.

Whenever putting carpet back to tile. If you are using a kicker make relief cuts before you kick it up on the tackstrip. If you have a power stretcher ( you might already know this) you can make the relief after you make the stretches before you trim the carpet


This is the what I got when I tried to up load the photos
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Unread 09-28-2019, 08:31 PM   #103
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Went back and tried again all is well
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I use a carwash ringer for my grout sponges. Fast, easy and just the right amount of moisture in the sponge.
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