Ceramic Tile Advice Forums - John Bridge Ceramic Tile

Welcome to John Bridge / Tile Your World, the friendliest DIY Forum on the Internet


Advertiser Directory
JohnBridge.com Home
Buy John Bridge's Books

Go Back   Ceramic Tile Advice Forums - John Bridge Ceramic Tile > Tile & Stone Forums > Professionals' Hangout

Sponsors


Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Unread 07-14-2010, 07:52 AM   #1
Tileguybysea
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Playa Del Rey, Ca.
Posts: 2
Tile Saw Water Containment

Hi, I'm looking for advice or reviews regarding tile saw water containment systems. I've seen a product from Barwalt, called the Saw Shack, and another product called the Wettent. Both come in two sizes with prices ranging from between $250. and $300. Any comments on these products, or others, if there are any, would be appreciated. And if anyone knows where to find these items at better prices, that would be great.
Thanks, Scott

Last edited by Tileguybysea; 07-14-2010 at 08:19 AM.
Tileguybysea is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Unread 07-14-2010, 07:57 AM   #2
bbcamp
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 30,274
I moved you over here where the pros can see it. They are more likely to have an answer.

While you're here, why not introduce yourself, and put a first name in a signature.
bbcamp is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-14-2010, 08:02 AM   #3
cx
Moderator emeritus
 
cx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Boerne, Texas
Posts: 95,493
Welcome, tileguyby. Please put a first name in a permanent signature line for us to use. After all this time we aughta be on a first name basis, eh?

If you'll type tent into the Advanced Search feature and ask for Titles you'll get a few discussions on those things.

Can't help with low prices.
__________________
CX

Y'ALL NEW VISITORS READ THIS HERE!
cx is online now   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-14-2010, 08:15 AM   #4
Midwest Trade Tool
Registered User
 
Midwest Trade Tool's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Posts: 290
Saw Shack

The Saw Shack is a good product. That is pretty much the price range of this product. It comes in two sizes, large 47x47x62 and XL 47x60x62. We no longer carry Wettent so I really can't comment on that product.
__________________
RichE
Tile Tools Guy
www.tiletools.com
Midwest Trade Tool is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-14-2010, 08:43 AM   #5
Jhereg
Signature Tile - Owner
 
Jhereg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Renton, Wa
Posts: 1,147
I use wettent, the smaller version, and it works great. I put a piece of pan liner inside to help protect the floor from any punctures or scrapes from the saw stand. Never noticed any moisture getting out. setup time is a couple minutes. Confident enough to set it up on top of hardwood floors next to room we're working in.
__________________
Chad N. owner
Signature Tile - Renton, Washington
www.signaturetile.net (a work in progress)
Jhereg is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-14-2010, 08:24 PM   #6
Hammy
Registered User
 
Hammy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Middle Tennessee
Posts: 4,891
Send a message via AIM to Hammy
I made my own for about 50 bucks, trays and all. Hammy
Attached Images
  
__________________
Kitchen & Bath Makeovers
T & J Construction Services
Manchester, TN 37355

Professionally Built Mold - Mildew - Moisture Resistant Showers
Using Laticrete & Schluter Products

Click here to Visit us on Face Book
Hammy is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-14-2010, 08:28 PM   #7
Hamilton
Bucket abuser
 
Hamilton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Wildomar Ca
Posts: 9,177
I set my saw up outdoors I would make my own like Hammy before buying one though. The project looks pretty straight forward.
__________________
Jack Hamilton

Hamiltontileandstone.com

Temecula Tile and Natural stone contractor
Hamilton is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-14-2010, 08:29 PM   #8
Hammy
Registered User
 
Hammy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Middle Tennessee
Posts: 4,891
Send a message via AIM to Hammy
I copied mine from of the guys here on the forum. Hammy
__________________
Kitchen & Bath Makeovers
T & J Construction Services
Manchester, TN 37355

Professionally Built Mold - Mildew - Moisture Resistant Showers
Using Laticrete & Schluter Products

Click here to Visit us on Face Book
Hammy is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-14-2010, 08:32 PM   #9
Matt C
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Central Illinois
Posts: 86
Wet Tent

I second the 1" PVC motion. I made mine after seeing pictures on this site for less than $30.00. Just used it last week in a master bedroom on the second floor of a home. Sure beats running up and down stairs.
Matt C is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-14-2010, 09:02 PM   #10
gueuzeman
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Albany, NY
Posts: 8,612
Get a deWalt saw, lol.

Jack- count the steps, do the math, add up the time, and none of us are getting any younger.

Tileeguyby the sea- also do a search for the dryguy- also works very well.

.
gueuzeman is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-15-2010, 06:49 AM   #11
JC Tile
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: CT
Posts: 67
I cut a piece of 6 mil plastic maybe around 3'x3' or so and wrap it around the saw and tuck it into the tray.

Make a hole so you can run the cord out of the back. As long as it is tucked in the tray good the water has nowhere to go. The only drawback is large format tiles like 18's or tiles that hang over the side of the tray. Thats when you need to modify it.

once your done, clean your tray and wash off the plastic, fold it up and put store it in the tray. cheap, easy and very efficient.

I'll try to find some pictures because i'm sure my directions have confused anyone who is reading this
__________________
JC
JC Tile is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-15-2010, 12:57 PM   #12
Tileguybysea
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Playa Del Rey, Ca.
Posts: 2
Thanks for all the responses

Hi all,

I do appreciate all the tips for containing saw overspray.
I think I'm going to try and build my own PVC tent and drop my saw into a large mud tub. Definitely worth a try.
Scott
Tileguybysea is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-15-2010, 02:21 PM   #13
mossypath
Registered User
 
mossypath's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 1,203
A cheap and fast why to cover the floor in your home made tent would to take some of those cheap noodles for playing in water and string a rope through them to form a dam . Drape plastic over your dam and cover the floor of the the plastic with what ever you have so as not to put a hole in your plastic . cardboard will even work in a pinch . I have done this without a tent if I have to move in someones garage because of rain .
__________________
Tammara
mossypath is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-15-2010, 04:47 PM   #14
matman
Tile contractor
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: MA.
Posts: 905
For floor protection I happen to have some rubber roofing membrane that was given to me for free. I simply lay it on the floor and fold the edge of the membrane under itself which raises the edge and contains the water.

I think a shower pan liner would also work just fine and its pretty durable stuff.
__________________
Matt
matman is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-15-2010, 05:22 PM   #15
Cain
Cain
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 1,356
shower pan liner does indeed work well. prop some 2x4's under the edges and any over spray stays in pan. I also lay them out in areas to mix on
Attached Images
 
__________________
Cain Curtis
A Tile Experience
Certified Tile Installer #362
Serving the metro Atlanta area

Cain is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Stonetooling.com   Tile-Assn.com   National Gypsum Permabase


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Water pump in pan or fresh water (bucket) tickridgescott Tile Forum/Advice Board 5 02-12-2009 10:22 PM
Grout, water softeners / well water Dog paws Professionals' Hangout 8 06-13-2005 06:06 AM
Water Under Tile mnmr1 Tile Forum/Advice Board 12 10-01-2003 06:26 PM
SLC containment Dog paws Professionals' Hangout 10 08-10-2002 05:21 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:02 PM.


Sponsors

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2018 John Bridge & Associates, LLC