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  1. antonio

    antonio Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

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    is the best in the world. not only in the uk.
    however, it is strange that lately many members say they are the best ....;)
    ot ot
     
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  3. 3_fall

    3_fall Administrator. Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

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    Maybe that's another trend Antonio. :p
     
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  4. mp3wizard

    mp3wizard Member of Tilers Forums

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    hello, I did have one question about the packers, I understand that I need to ensure the packers are level starting from the high point, going across, but I am wondering if for example I have 3 row of packers at 600mm intervals, do I need to ensure that the 1st row of packers is exactly level with the 3rd row of packers, using the level up the room & diagonally? I did a quick sketch to show what I mean.

    1.jpg
     
  5. John Benton

    John Benton Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

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    Yes, working from the high point, the packers should all be level no matter where you put your level. So say your corner packer is the high point then the next row along should be level.

    So effectively once you have fixed all your packers it shouldn't matter where you put your level on top of the packers it will be at the same height as your corner point
     
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  7. 3_fall

    3_fall Administrator. Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

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    All the packers would be placed level with the very first one laid, so if you placed three more down at 600mm intervals, the first maybe 3mm high off your floor,whereas the second and third maybe 6mm and 2mm respectively.
    You only need a 1-2mm packer at your start point, just high enough to give the minimum thickness as stated on your bag of slc.
    If it'll go from feather edge to its maximum, then 1mm would suffice.
    As others have mentioned tho, the thinner it is the more difficult it is to get flat and the quicker it will begin to dry, and you need to keep a wet edge, as you've found out.
     
  8. 3_fall

    3_fall Administrator. Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

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    Snap! :D
     
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2017 at 12:09 PM
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  9. mp3wizard

    mp3wizard Member of Tilers Forums

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  10. mp3wizard

    mp3wizard Member of Tilers Forums

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    image.jpg Hi chaps, should I use the product as is or mix with water?
     
  11. Ttt1601

    Ttt1601 Professional Tiler

    As what? A primer?
     
  12. mp3wizard

    mp3wizard Member of Tilers Forums

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    Yeh to go over the Slc in preparation for the next layer, I'll need to mix with 3 parts water won't i?
     
  13. Ttt1601

    Ttt1601 Professional Tiler

    Yes mate, 3:1 with water then use a roller and cover the whole floor with it
     
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  14. mp3wizard

    mp3wizard Member of Tilers Forums

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    So 2.5l product mixed with 7.5l water, ok thought I'd just double check, cheers!
     
  15. Ttt1601

    Ttt1601 Professional Tiler

    You won't need to mix the whole bottle to cover your floor do it in smaller batches
     
  16. Ttt1601

    Ttt1601 Professional Tiler

    Ultra tile is good stuff, it's what I use, is it Thier SLC you've got too?
     
  17. mp3wizard

    mp3wizard Member of Tilers Forums

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    Yeh I think 1.25l mixed with 3.75l is better, no I've got flexi level for slc.
     
  18. mp3wizard

    mp3wizard Member of Tilers Forums

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    image.jpg Once it's dry I'll do the packers, probably tomorrow now.
     
  19. timeless john

    timeless john Trusted Advisor Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

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    Looks like a lava flow!

    Just an opinion not meant to upset anyone.
     
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