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Schluthering the main floor bathroom

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Quentin5 wrote:
Jan 6th, 2017 11:45 pm
I can't say i fully understand how that leveler system works but you can install tiles unlevel no matter how level the floor is, press one tile down more then another, one less, one not quite straight and you have a wavy floor even if the subfloor was leveled by a master carpenter.
Well this systems keeps the four sides level with the other four sides of the next tile and so on. I tiled before without this system and you would always have to check the four sides are level with the other sides of the other tiles plus you have to make sure the grout lines were inline. so there was too much happening when you set one tile and if one edge was lower you had to pop it up add a bit more of kerabond T to lift it up and the process was like never ending if you wanted perfectly level tiles. With this system ones you set in the tabs and used the pliers to lock in the wedges to keep the tile level with the next tiles, it is one less condition you need to worry about. Now all you need to worry about is keeping your grout lines perfectly straight since the wedges and tabs are keeping the tiles side by side perfectly level. So you at the end spend less time and will be tiling faster, so instead of taking 6 hours to tile before i could do it in 2 hours.
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some pictures from this early morning before heading to work
removed the wedges and kicked the tabs off.
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vanity base in
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toilet bowl and bassin in
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faucet in
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let the taping begin
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nomdesplumes wrote:
Jan 7th, 2017 11:43 pm
some pictures from this early morning before heading to work

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I like your vanity and faucet, the height makes hand washing much easier.
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Where's the line for your shower head? Or is this strictly a bath tub?
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schade wrote:
Jan 8th, 2017 12:16 am
Where's the line for your shower head? Or is this strictly a bath tub?
there is a shower panel I am going to hang up, let it rain on me.
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This guy is so fast that I suspect he isn't as clueless as he passes himself off to be, with his weirdo questions. Might not even be a pizza guy.

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t3359 wrote:
Jan 8th, 2017 1:02 am
This guy is so fast that I suspect he isn't as clueless as he passes himself off to be, with his weirdo questions. Might not even be a pizza guy.
Yeah. And look at that fancy pants floor tile!
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t3359 wrote:
Jan 8th, 2017 1:02 am
This guy is so fast that I suspect he isn't as clueless as he passes himself off to be, with his weirdo questions. Might not even be a pizza guy.

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This is my second bathroom reno and yes if you use the leveling system for the tiles it is like night and day. I am like every RFder here, want to drive a Ferrari but pay for a Kia, not going to pay someone Joe blow 80/hour to tile it. Again tiling floors does not need a rocket scientist.
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schade wrote:
Jan 8th, 2017 12:16 am
Where's the line for your shower head? Or is this strictly a bath tub?
Here is the shower panel, so both shower head and bath tub.
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Hey OP, how did you like the Raimondi system? Was it 1/16" gap? Easy to use?

I'm debating this system or the Polmaster T-lock. They seem quite similar.

Thanks.
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nomdesplumes wrote:
Jan 8th, 2017 7:38 am
This is my second bathroom reno and yes if you use the leveling system for the tiles it is like night and day. I am like every RFder here, want to drive a Ferrari but pay for a Kia, not going to pay someone Joe blow 80/hour to tile it. Again tiling floors does not need a rocket scientist.
a typical pizza guy RFDer wouldnt buy a Stabila.
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Question? I have a new build tile going in the next week. Is Schlutter, or a water barrier really necessary for under the tile? I'm talking about outside the shower/bath area of course.
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linsook wrote:
Jan 8th, 2017 8:09 pm
a typical pizza guy RFDer wouldnt buy a Stabila.
Exactly what I was thinking. I buy good tools, and even I couldn't justify buying a stabila.

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linsook wrote:
Jan 8th, 2017 8:09 pm

a typical pizza guy RFDer wouldnt buy a Stabila.
a typical RFDer here wouldn't be driving BMWs
Petro99 wrote:
Jan 8th, 2017 9:47 pm
Question? I have a new build tile going in the next week. Is Schlutter, or a water barrier really necessary for under the tile? I'm talking about outside the shower/bath area of course.
I used Ditra for the decoupling and not waterproofing although it can also be used for waterproofing.
t3359 wrote:
Jan 8th, 2017 9:49 pm

Exactly what I was thinking. I buy good tools, and even I couldn't justify buying a stabila.

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zaius wrote:
Jan 8th, 2017 5:25 pm
Hey OP, how did you like the Raimondi system? Was it 1/16" gap? Easy to use?

I'm debating this system or the Polmaster T-lock. They seem quite similar.

Thanks.
Liked the raimondi system and comes with the reusable pliers, might need more tabs that is included in the tub.
yes 1/16 gap and so easy to use making tiling much faster.
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nomdesplumes wrote:
Jan 8th, 2017 9:58 pm
a typical RFDer here wouldn't be driving BMWs
you left out the pizza guy part which would make it an equivalent statement.

curious to see what other tools you got.

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