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Old 02-15-2018, 05:15 PM   #181
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ive done it both ways locking one at a time and doing more then one at a time. the thing you have to watch as you tighten the clip it will sometimes move the tile as it tightens. after ive tightened the clips I go back and either give them a push or knock them with a rubber mallet to make sure they are tight up to the spacer or clip.
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Old 02-16-2018, 10:41 PM   #182
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I just used 3/16" Raimondi spacers in a mudroom/laundry install 12x24 tile.

I found that forcing/pulling/pushing by hand worked best. I would tighten the clip...just a little and then force the 2 tiles together....then really tighten down the clip the rest of the way.

I'm not 100% sure all my tiles are 3/16", but the floor looks uniform and there's no lippage.
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Old 02-16-2018, 11:16 PM   #183
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Someone remind me. Can I double up on ditra in a non waterproofed area. Just need to add a little height and don't want anymore thinset under the tile. Should have used XL from beginning. Oh well. Live and learn.
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Old 02-17-2018, 12:20 AM   #184
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Before Schluter came out with Ditra XL, they tested it by using a double-layer of Ditra. It should work, but I think you'd want to try to align the holes so that there was a solid vertical path for support. Best to call them.
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Old 02-17-2018, 04:49 AM   #185
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Yes. I believe prior to the XL, installers were just doubling up regular Ditra.
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Old 02-17-2018, 08:06 PM   #186
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I ended up doubling the ditra. Figured that was better than too much thinset under the tile.

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Old 02-17-2018, 08:08 PM   #187
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Thanks for the feedback. At least now I know what to expect. Knowing that the leveling system is gonna move the tile is half the battle. A few nudges, taps and shims here and there keep the spacing about right.
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Old 02-20-2018, 05:40 PM   #188
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Can I use wall tile on the bench? The wall tile is 1.5"x3" glazed ceramic and is relatively thin. Guessing it was never meant to be a floor tile or at least it's not designated per the manufacturer for that but am not sure because it was be slick or because it's not strong.

You think it would be acceptable on a bench since there no one really walking on the bench and the slickness doesn't matter that much.

Gonna post some mock ups shortly that I know are asthetic choices and I know the answer is to do what the better half wants but I wanna make sure it's no a big design no-no.
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