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  1. callatiler

    callatiler Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    Aberdeen
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  2. James De

    James De Professional Tiler

    Location:
    London
    Please do! I need it for the morning :D
     
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  3. acaciaguy

    acaciaguy Professional Tiler

    Location:
    coventry
    Good man. Thanks callatiler
     
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  4. acaciaguy

    acaciaguy Professional Tiler

    Location:
    coventry
    Do tile levelling systems ever pull the tile from the addy bed? Leaving a void?
     
  5. Tom Astley

    Tom Astley Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Manchester
    Tile Giant sell flat clips - very similar to the Chinese type - Oh wait ....they are the Chinese type.
     
  6. Plan Tec Tiling

    Plan Tec Tiling Administrator Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Wimborne, Dorset
    With incorrect prep of the substrate or poor attention to adhesive bed depth yes, it can easily cause a void. Not a massive void, but it can be done.
     
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  7. Localtiler

    Localtiler Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    So yesterday I called into my local tile shop and noticed they has stock of the genesis easy wedge system which he said was selling well. Not cheap obviously. I got one of the schmox bases out of the van to compare and it is absolutely identical, I've no doubt they come from the same factory
     
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  8. James De

    James De Professional Tiler

    Location:
    London
    So.. on e the first wall in this wet room I used the crap vitrex levellers, all other walls I used tile rite. Guess which wall 3 tiles fell off???? :mad::handfist:
     
  9. Boggs

    Boggs Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Uk
    Why are the bases curved?!!
     
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  10. LEE MAC

    LEE MAC Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    BELFAST
    How could they fall off with a solid bed?
    Have you got a pic of the levelling system you used?
     
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  11. Waluigi

    Waluigi Guest

    How could a tile fall off no matter what clip is used?
     
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  12. Andystiletiling

    Andystiletiling Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    Burnley
    Should take a bit more force than a little chunk of plastic to pull a tile off a wall, are you using a suitable size trowel and back skimming the tiles?
     
  13. James De

    James De Professional Tiler

    Location:
    London
    And the bases are thicker plastic so you have to hit them harder with the mallet..
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  14. James De

    James De Professional Tiler

    Location:
    London
    I’ve no idea, but when I looked at the back of the tile there was hardly any contact with the adhesive. Ain’t like I used a different trowel depth so why would only 3 tiles not contact but all others are fine?
     
  15. Waluigi

    Waluigi Guest

    Did you back butter the tiles? Or back trowel them? What size tiles are we talking? Which adhesive?
     
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