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  1. Colo

    Colo Active Member

    Location:
    Durham
  2. Julian Hase

    Julian Hase Active Member

    Location:
    Aldershot
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  3. Andystiletiling

    Andystiletiling Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Burnley
    Good clips...been using them for a couple of years
     
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  4. 3_fall

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

    Location:
    SW London
    The thing about clips is, they’re not meant to apply pressure, if you’re applying pressure the tile is not installed correctly.
    A firm seating yes, pressure, no.
    There’s quite a few old wives tales associated with this product, and there are many threads on here that bare that out.
    Quite simply they’re a tool designed to hold a piece in place during the time it takes adhesives to set.
    It’s things like ‘applying pressure’ that has led to major adhesive companies to frown upon them.
    When in reality, used correctly, they are a great aid to the fitter.
     
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  5. pdc

    pdc Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    I like to use 1mm clips then whatever size spacer you want to use. I find the clips are easier to break this way and, because I'm not the cleanest, less adhesive ends up around the clip.
     
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  6. Colo

    Colo Active Member

    Location:
    Durham
    Thank you for the reply's lads.
     
  7. Colo

    Colo Active Member

    Location:
    Durham
    Thanks Andy.
    Do the clips break off OK with the 2mm spacers.

    Cheers

    Col
     
  8. Adey1980

    Adey1980 Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Caerphilly
    I do the same as @pdc@pdc and use 1mm clips and use whichever size spacers as this makes it easier to break the clip off and for the ones that don’t break off it’s easier to get a Stanley knife in to cut it out
     
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  9. jcrtiling

    jcrtiling Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler TTA Member Top Contributor

    Location:
    Salisbury
    As above
     
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  10. Localtiler

    Localtiler Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    The eBay clips above don't work very well with a 2mm spacer, intact I think the clip body might be 2 or more mm thick, perhaps Andy can confirm that he uses these a lot more than I do @Andystiletiling@Andystiletiling
     
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  11. Andystiletiling

    Andystiletiling Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Burnley
    They are indeed two mill, generally use them on floors so use these clips with a three mill spacer as well, they snap off fine as long as you keep your joints clean
     
  12. Colo

    Colo Active Member

    Location:
    Durham
    Thanks for the advice lads.

    Much appreciated.

    Col
     
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