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  1. Localtiler

    Localtiler Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    anyone use them? Not had them long and they are loosing there beads from where the knee goes, knees have been killing today, is there a way to re vitalise them? Wash them perhaps ?
    Just been to screw fix for some red backs but they don't have them any more.
     
  2. jcrtiling

    jcrtiling Professional Tiler TTA Member Top Contributor

    Location:
    Salisbury
    I did use them for a long time got on alright with them apart from when knee pockets on trousers wore out and then knee pads would then wear and had polystyrene beads in all you're grout joints . I then changed to snickers xtr kneepads ,got some redback inserts after reading recommendations on here and got to say I prefer the snickers xtr insert knee pads
     
  3. Localtiler

    Localtiler Professional Tiler Top Contributor

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    Would you say the xtr are the best you have used ? WhAt did you do with snickers beaded ones when the beads went flat
     
  4. jcrtiling

    jcrtiling Professional Tiler TTA Member Top Contributor

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    Yes xtr are probably the best I've used . Beaded ones just replaced them
     
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  5. Localtiler

    Localtiler Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    Cost about £35 and bet I've only had them 3 month
     
  6. LEE MAC

    LEE MAC Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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  7. Localtiler

    Localtiler Professional Tiler Top Contributor

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    Yorkshire
    Never really got on with the strap on sort of knee pads
     
  8. LEE MAC

    LEE MAC Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    These are very light so the strap doesn't need to be tight so it doesn't annoy you as much as other types do. I've tried dozens of knee pads and for tiling of floors these are the best I've found yet.
     
  9. 3_fall

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

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    SW London
    Could someone put a link up for the two snicker pads please. Was looking at some yday, wondered if they were the same ones.
    Cheers.
     
  10. callatiler

    callatiler Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    Aberdeen
    Do you pull the cord on your trousers to pull the pad close to your knee Andy?
     
  11. callatiler

    callatiler Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    The Red Backs are HEAVY!
     
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  12. 3_fall

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

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    If I pull the cord on my trousers,

    They fall down! [​IMG]
     
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  13. callatiler

    callatiler Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    Was thinking of trying the new one from Snickers IMG_0191.PNG
     
  14. Localtiler

    Localtiler Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    They look like they will end up squashed
     
  15. Localtiler

    Localtiler Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    The red backs inserts are supposed to be good
     
  16. callatiler

    callatiler Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    Aberdeen
  17. 3_fall

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

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    As no one likes me enough to put a link on, these beaded ones, are they the beefy looking silver ones? :)
     
  18. Localtiler

    Localtiler Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Yorkshire
  19. callatiler

    callatiler Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    Aberdeen
    Sorry I buy them locally and yes they are
     
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  20. 3_fall

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

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    SW London
    Thank you guys, appreciate that.
    Close shave yday then! Haha did consider them for a minute, cos they looked substantial.
    But then I see they wanted £80 for the trousers to put them in! Haha
    I'm happy with my Army combats from the boot sale at a fiver thank you! :D
     
  21. jcrtiling

    jcrtiling Professional Tiler TTA Member Top Contributor

    Location:
    Salisbury
    Same as end up round my ankles . Guess that's what you get having pipe cleaners for legs
     
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  22. John Benton

    John Benton Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    Leeds
    I use the Redbacks and can honestly say they work great for me. I do find they are heavier than the average knee pad, but I want to protect my knees and they do just that!!
     
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  23. jcrtiling

    jcrtiling Professional Tiler TTA Member Top Contributor

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    Salisbury
    Yes
     
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  24. 3_fall

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

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    A bit slow, but appreciate the thought! :p:p
     
  25. callatiler

    callatiler Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    Aberdeen
    I did the same until customers wondered what a German tank commander was doing in their bathroom
     
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  26. 3_fall

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

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    Haha yeah I wear those in the winter!
    Lovely, heavy and warm.
     
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  27. Localtiler

    Localtiler Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    I put them in my dickies trousers, not £80! More like £30, great trousers. I'm sure @impish@impish said to wash the knee pads so will have to try that, I've got a good two weeks of flooring ahead of me, need something asap!
     
  28. 3_fall

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

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    Yeah there's not a lot I can say in a public forum about that post Andy! Haha
     
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  29. impish

    impish Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Lancashire
    Yes, wash them and even tumble dry them on low heat, they come back as new.
    If you hole the knees on your pants, cut some patches from old ones and use mitre-fix to glue them from the inside. Looks ok and far cheaper!

    I wear floorlayers and always will. I seem to live on my knees and I have no knee problems (yet!)
     
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  30. Spacey

    Spacey Super floorlayer.

    Location:
    Newcastle
    I use these floorlayer D30 pads
    And the craftsman D30 pads

    Best pads I've had a welcome replacement to the bean page type that burst into the washing machine :eek:
     
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  31. impish

    impish Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Lancashire
    Do they make your knees sweat though? I like the old bean bags as they breath.
     
  32. Spacey

    Spacey Super floorlayer.

    Location:
    Newcastle
    I'm not a sweaty person but no I've had no problems Been using them since they came out over a year ago
     
  33. Localtiler

    Localtiler Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    Don't they end up squashed like all the other foam knee pads ?
     
  34. Spacey

    Spacey Super floorlayer.

    Location:
    Newcastle
    No mate there a different ball game all together Top quality
     
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  35. impish

    impish Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Lancashire
    I'll give them a go then. Thanks!
     
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