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Unread 12-14-2013, 08:56 PM   #91
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Mighty fine of you to say ,

Somewhat carefully typed on teensy cell phone keys.
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Unread 12-18-2013, 09:21 PM   #92
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Nice pics of beautiful jobs. Sure would like to see herringbone-type layouts using subway tiles. Boring white would be good
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Unread 12-18-2013, 10:24 PM   #93
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Tile geeks like us should have a herringbone thread....
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Unread 12-18-2013, 10:29 PM   #94
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I am almost done with my 1400 subway tile shower. My respect for tilers has gone way up.
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Unread 12-19-2013, 03:14 AM   #95
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Subway and herringbone
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Unread 12-19-2013, 07:25 AM   #96
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WOW, super clean and nice Tyler!!
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Unread 12-19-2013, 08:37 PM   #97
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If it was up to me I would install everything in a running bond..
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Unread 12-19-2013, 08:39 PM   #98
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Unread 12-21-2013, 03:55 PM   #99
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How about almost herringbone? We ended up pulling this and re-doing. To be fair our guy was following the designer's drawing. Don't know why he didn't think to question...

And a few others from one of our other guys. This job about drove him over the edge.
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Unread 12-21-2013, 05:36 PM   #101
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I am mind blown from the talent you guys have. Good grief!!! Keep the pics comin.
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When you are about to set the first rows of tile on the rear wall, keep the thinset a ¼” or so above the ledger. This will prevent you from getting thinset on the bottom edge of the tile, having the tile stuck to the ledger, and from having to clean that thinset off later, after it has cured and turned rock hard.
Quote above is from post #5. Is there any worry to not getting 95% coverage by leaving a gap on your substrate with no thinset?
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What Paul is trying to keep you from doing is having dried thinset below the tile when you pull the ledger off. If this happens then it has to be scraped off so the next row underneath will fit properly.

I would say leave 1/8-1/4 inch or so gap. After you notch your thinset on the wall it's best to wiggle the tiles in the opposite direction of the notches. If you do this it should leave virtually no gaps.
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Errrrrrrrrrrrr, I needed this a week ago. I didn't search and didn't see it, could have used it. My bad!!!

Nice write-up Paul
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Thanks Pat,

Have you read our 12 page thread on using drywall screws to set backsplash outlets ?
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