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Unread 11-13-2020, 12:18 PM   #1
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Nice Tile Skills...

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Unread 11-13-2020, 08:32 PM   #2
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He’s got good measuring jigs. But he appears to be falling short on knowing to leave room for movement at the perimeter. And I wasn’t impressed that he strapped his tiles to the ceiling.
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The reason for the mounting straps is so that you can do the sides on the same day.
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Unread 11-14-2020, 05:42 PM   #4
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Why would that speed things up?
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Unread 11-14-2020, 06:07 PM   #5
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He’s got good measuring jigs
That's pretty much as far as I would compliment the guy's skills, other than he has a good eye. That in itself is worth complimenting. However the way he taps the buttered tile into dry walls and ceiling without burning some fresh mortar onto the surface is wrong in my opinion. From what i can tell he is also seting the buttered tile into what looks like a pretty dry sand cement mortar bed on the floor. Not a big fan of that when there are other methods that are more effective for a solid install.
I hate to criticize........whatever.
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Unread 11-14-2020, 06:09 PM   #6
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The ceiling aspect he was doing,is a form of mechanical setting. Dude does appear to have skills,along with tricks of the trades,in regards to using points of axis,for marking/measuring cuts etc.

The ceiling tiles,he was using what’s called a “kerf”
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The big thing I think we should take into account is in what environment has he worked in to achieve where he's at now? Given the resources to his local area, he might darn well be top dog to his competition. Which is worth applauding for sure! Going by the beat of his own drum

Jerry, methods more solid than wet setting!? Please learn me
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I like that segmented outlining tool. Never have seen one of those.
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Jerry, methods more solid than wet setting!? Please learn me
I haven't set large format tile or stone in years. When I did I had a wet "fat" mortar bed. Sometimes not so wet but what this guy is setting on looks awful dry to me and I don't consider that wet setting. One little bump onna corner or side and the bond could easily break, leaving hollow spots. If it gets set too low and needs to be pulled it's more difficult to get the bed bonded together with that dry of mud. At least in my experience.
With that said, I also prefer floating the floor ahead and thinsetting on top. I think that's easier and better as well.
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If you watch the guys in Asia they use a real wet slurry with a ladle but most of the time no thinset.

CX I have seen that pop up on the YouTube add that I use to get before I went premium (best thing ever since I watch a lot of youtube)
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I managed to Google it up and found it on Amazon, Shawn. Think I'll order one to play with.
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Do let us know if it is any good, I like gadgets but the only time I have ever seen that in action is on the infomercial and everything looks awesome on there, but then when you get it in the mail you find out it is a big bag of turds
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I like that segmented outlining tool. Never have seen one of those.
Me too. Me neither.

If I were installing larger format tile I would buy one. It would pay for itself inna day if it was nearly as good as it looks on the video.
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Am I the only one that noticed a complete lack of PPE? Dry cutting with no dust mask, safety glasses or ear plugs. And no knee pads but I guess when you're young, you can squat all day like that!
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Am I the only one that noticed a complete lack of PPE? Dry cutting with no dust mask, safety glasses or ear plugs
I noticed. Dry cut inside no less with no lung protection or safety glasses. Looks like agglomerate tile and I've heard the adhesives used in those can be pretty nasty.

As for ear plugs, I have Cerwin Vegas all over the property that put a grinder to shame so never thought about em.
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