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Old 05-07-2009, 12:19 PM   #1
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QEP L.A.S.H Leveling Wedges

Any DIY's used them? Pros? I've read about 8 or 9 pages of that Tuscan leveling system thread. My initial concerns about hollow spots or tiles being pulled out of the thinset were proved unwarranted. So, for someone who has to run say less that 500 sq. feet, why wouldn't this product be a good choice?

I would guess the advantage of the Tuscan system is that you don't have to pound the wedge in, possibly moving tiles fractions of inches.....

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Old 05-07-2009, 12:52 PM   #2
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Old 05-07-2009, 01:01 PM   #3
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I would guess the advantage of the Tuscan system is that you don't have to pound the wedge in, possibly moving tiles fractions of inches.....
This looks like a cheaper alternative to the Tuscan system, which is probably just that... cheaper.... I have not used either system, but I can see that with a wedge like this you may want to alternate the wedges from opposing sides to equal it out.

The MAIN thing I would want to know is how easily or hard the clips are to brake off when it comes time to remove them
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Old 05-07-2009, 01:40 PM   #4
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http://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/...highlight=lash heres some info on it. It looks as if you should have some very stong hands after using it. Now me I'm a TLS fan, it's a great system. It's more directed tords the pros. Now there have been a few DIY's that have bought the system, used it for there job and sold it on hear.
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Old 05-07-2009, 01:49 PM   #5
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Okay, so it would have worked for me if I had begun my tile project with a 1/2" notch.....but since I'm 3/4 way through and using a smaller notch I'll just keep on keepin on!
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Old 05-07-2009, 07:32 PM   #6
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Old 05-08-2009, 11:47 AM   #7
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Nathan, if you have a reasonable flat floor(Industry standard) you could have used a 3/8 knotch trowel and back butter the tile, of course if the tile is larger then 16x16 I would use a 1/2" trowel to make sure adeguate coverage. Always back butter the tiles.

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Old 08-06-2009, 06:20 PM   #8
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Thought I would bring this thread back from the dead -

Well I tried the QEP lash system - all I can say is NEVER NEVER again!!!!!!!

Look at Richies post a couple up, that's how I feel.

I will say the floor is flat but I had to go through hell to get it that way - it basically tripled my setting time.

I think QEP stands for Quality Equals Pain cuz you got to go through a boat load of pain to get a quality install.

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Old 08-07-2009, 03:21 AM   #9
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What wrong Tim fingers hurt.
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Old 12-14-2009, 12:22 PM   #10
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My buddy just got a 1,000 sq. ft. of 18x18 Travertine to set. He usually only sets with wet-mud but this was a thin-set job according to the 'big boss'. No money for mud........

I told him to try the LASH System which he did. He tried it first on a 60 sq. ft. bathroom floor. He called me up very excited and said he set the whole thing including cuts in about an hour and 20 minutes. Thought it was very cool. He did say his fingers were killing him though but the floor turned out great. He is going to use it for the rest of the job.

He said he will buy the TLS very soon though because he can't take the finger pain and if the LASH worked that good the TLS must be all that and more.
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Old 12-14-2009, 01:45 PM   #11
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Old 12-14-2009, 02:23 PM   #12
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Tried the Lash just for sheets and giggles recenty. Worked OK, but alot more work than TLS. Fingers were killing after a while, so I used a little "applied science" to finish. I ground off the side of a rubber mallet, so that it would slide flat across the floor and tapped those little yellow devils home. No more using fingers or thumb.
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My fingers don't ache after installing 400 or 500 sf of lash in a single day. Perhaps I should put this to good use and start making diamonds from coal in my spare time.
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