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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Kim, Feb 12, 2011.

  1. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    "Spam-be-gone" spray


    Who was it who said that if you allowed people to sell crap/advertise/spam in here that it would take over...oh yeah, it was me... self fulfilling prophecy perhaps.


    On a more positive note... off in the real world doing fun stuff like tiling and plumbing and gettting the occassional glimpse of alluring Butt Crack from my co-worker ... [​IMG]

    Wish me luck kids, already had an "Uh Oh" water everywhere moment.... apparently you DO need to block the shower outlet when you block off the taps... contrary to the advice of the plumbing store guy.
  2. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    LOL! I hope it gets better! Take advantage of that crack when you have time............ [​IMG]
  3. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    Hours later, and still no flipppin tiles on the wall... I swear to deities of your choice, this is the most frustrating project I have ever worked on.

    We couldn't get another blocking off pipe thing, as apparently it is a "specialist plumbing item" and of course the specialist plumbing stores are closed for the weekend... hmmm Sounds like utter crud to me, what does everyone use when they take their taps/faucets off to tile around them.... Chain Hardware Warehouses... staffed by people who know nothing about what they are sellling ime.
  4. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    Depends a lot on the situation, I've turned off the water in the house to tile before. If you are getting constant drips then a paper towel in it does work.

    Or whip out the MAP gas torch (the thing that gets hot, not a flashlight that makes light) and solder an end cap on to block it off - at least I am assuming you are referring to copper piping.
  5. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    I am not sure we can get the tiling done that quickly, hence why we want to block the pipes off for a few days at most.

    The things we got from the plumbing store are like plastic hose nozzles, with no hole, they just screw into the thread on the wall where the tap/faucet was.

    We don't have a gas torch, and really only want soemthing that will work for a day or two, not a perm solution.

    Jeff is off again to see what he can get... argh I hate the sitting around waiting.

    This project is already at the end of the second week and we have only achieved the removal of the old tiles :| The whole thing should have been done by now!!! We have had Heat delays (when it hit over 40 for a full week) then delays due to some things needing to be done that just never seemed to get finished - and now this.

    Argh! little bit frustrating!
  6. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    There is a tremendous amount of talent on this forum, a picture may be a clearer way to communicate (just an idea).
  7. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    There sure is some amazing talent and skills around here :)

    We'll see if Jeff gets a solution when he gets back, if not I will post up some pics and see if any of you guys have a good idea :)

    Thanks for your help Dean! :)
  8. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    I can see that I am typing incomplete posts again... not a good sign. May not be on much longer. ;)
  9. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    LOL you been drinking Dean :p

    Problem finally solved! Yay! Capping in place.
  10. EQnoble

    EQnoble Well-Known Member

    I had to laugh at this and post a molested version of your postings in quotes to illustrate what I was laughing out loud about...
    Taken out of context by someone skimming...

    Sorry to be useless here but I thought it was hilarious
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  11. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    LOL no we were not talking about crack pipes :p

    Yay! Two tiles on the wall so far! wootles!
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  12. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    Silly man, lol
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  13. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    Not sure what is going on... combination of factors at work here, but the glue is not "going off" which means the tiles (which are quite large 250x400mm) are slipping down the wall, have to be held in place for an hour each one!!!

    >_< Going to be a slow job!

    Time to get some expert advice I think.
  14. EQnoble

    EQnoble Well-Known Member

    wait wait wait...explain...
    you are setting tiles on the wall right now...? What are you using to adhere them?
  15. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    Yes we are.

    We are using a pre-mix white wall/floor tile adhesive, on a cement rendered wall...(it is suitable for rendered walls) and as I said it is just taking too long to go off so the tiles (which are big and relatively heavy) are slipping :(
  16. EQnoble

    EQnoble Well-Known Member

  17. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    I just spoke to my brother, who owned a tile store for years, and he believes the glue might be bad, or old.

    Will take it back tomorrow and try another brand, not sure if we have that brand you posted here Ant, but I will look for it :)

    Thanks hun [​IMG]
  18. EQnoble

    EQnoble Well-Known Member

    I will look and see if I can find what equivalents they have down under
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    EQnoble Well-Known Member

  20. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Have you tried nailing them in place while the grout/cement sets?

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