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Whoops again....

Discussion in 'DIY Tiling Forum' started by KateJ, Jan 17, 2017.

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  1. KateJ

    KateJ TilersForums.co.uk Addict

    Location:
    Southampton
    Back tiling again after a long break and loving it!!! After mixing grout with a teaspoon - forgot to wash it and now it's caked and hard. Is there a nifty technique or do I just stab it with a veggie knife till it all comes off?

    Please don't tell me what I should have done - I already know!

    xxx
     
  2. Paul C.

    Paul C. Professional Tiler

    Sprinkle some vinegar on it to start with. leave it to soak in, then.... Half fill a mug with boiling water, baking soda, and vinegar. pop the spoon in and leave it to soak over night. Should chip off much easier.

    If that doesn't work, buy a new spoon :)
     
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  3. Andy Allen

    Andy Allen Metro specialist & forum entertainer! Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    Mr fish will be happy.......I'm sure he's missed you....:)
     
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  4. Paul C.

    Paul C. Professional Tiler

    Yeah, he's been miserable without you to talk too :)

    He was pining worse than a lost puppy.
     
  5. KateJ

    KateJ TilersForums.co.uk Addict

    Location:
    Southampton
    I don't have vinegar so I'm soaking it in neat appliance descaler. There is already some kind of chemical reaction- will update soon. xxx
     
  6. Localtiler

    Localtiler Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    i think what we all want, is photos of the job!
     
  7. John Benton

    John Benton Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

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  8. KateJ

    KateJ TilersForums.co.uk Addict

    Location:
    Southampton
    I will buy some stuff at charity shops for tiling - just didn't think of it. My cookware has been serving me well so far....
    Boxing in to do before I can finish tiling- never used drywall fixings before - it's voyage of discovery!!!
    Photos all in good time....

    xxx
     
  9. gamma38

    gamma38 [email protected] Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Bedford
    Salad fingers.... rusty spoons....
     
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  10. Paul C.

    Paul C. Professional Tiler

    For anyone not aware.....
     
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  11. antonio

    antonio Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    italy
    open a trend, to clean a teaspoon?
    cazzo !!!! Throw in the waste !!!!!!! I sending you you one right away from Italy. kiss;)

    P.S. This forum is falling into the ravine. xxxxx ;) XXXX
     
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  12. AndY mac

    AndY mac Professional Tiler

    The wife's sick of me using her cutlery. We are down to 1 knife and 2 forks. Dinner times a laugh we have to pass them round takes three hours per meal. :) Give me strength.
     
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  13. John Benton

    John Benton Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

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    Just fingers in our house and we're running out of those as well. Used 1 of mine to stir concrete the other day, gone now!
     
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  14. KateJ

    KateJ TilersForums.co.uk Addict

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    Southampton
    Lol! After years of horrible second hand cutlery I finally treated myself to some funky colourful John Lewis stuff last year and I love it. Trevor the teaspoon will be saved!!!
     
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  15. Paul C.

    Paul C. Professional Tiler

    Trevor???????
     
  16. KateJ

    KateJ TilersForums.co.uk Addict

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    Southampton
    Yes please!!!
     
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  17. antonio

    antonio Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    italy
    already sent dear.
    Shipping paid by the recipient. xxxx
     
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  18. KateJ

    KateJ TilersForums.co.uk Addict

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    Southampton
    Molto divertente!xx
     
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  19. KateJ

    KateJ TilersForums.co.uk Addict

    Location:
    Southampton
    Molto divertente!xx
     
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  20. antonio

    antonio Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    italy
    this is stalking ...ahahha xxxxx
     
  21. Andy Allen

    Andy Allen Metro specialist & forum entertainer! Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    Reminds of my wife....her entire tool kit comes out of our cutlery draw.....caught her using the butter knife as a screwdriver last week..:mad:
     
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  22. KateJ

    KateJ TilersForums.co.uk Addict

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    Southampton
    Thought it hadn't worked the first time..
     
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  23. antonio

    antonio Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    italy
    Who is mister fish
     
  24. KateJ

    KateJ TilersForums.co.uk Addict

    Location:
    Southampton
    Scoll up a bit - 'Localtiler' - he has told me off for not taking his advice before. But we a FRIENDS again now!!xx
     
  25. Localtiler

    Localtiler Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    Just friends Antonio, so if you want to move in there, feel free! Cook her up a lovely lasagne!
     
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  26. pdc

    pdc Speling & grammer specialyst Professional Tiler

    Get you... "The butter knife"!!
     
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  27. antonio

    antonio Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    italy
    I am the first friend of kate, I was the first to respond to his first trend, few months ago ... (unfortunately) ahahha xxxx
    ps, I have to put in lasagna, kate?
     
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  28. KateJ

    KateJ TilersForums.co.uk Addict

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    Southampton
    Wouldn't say no!!!xxx
     
  29. Andy Allen

    Andy Allen Metro specialist & forum entertainer! Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    Gloucester
    Posh in our house mate....not like them northern monkeys...:)
     
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  30. Localtiler

    Localtiler Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    I'll have you know, I've got a set of cheese knives!:rat:
     
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  31. John Benton

    John Benton Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

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    We're so uneducationed up here you no. Do you really need cheese knives for Dairylea triangles?
     
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  32. Andy Allen

    Andy Allen Metro specialist & forum entertainer! Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    Gloucester
    You can borrow my butter knife..:)
     
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  33. John Benton

    John Benton Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

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    [/QUOTE]="Andy Allen, post: 850645, member: 19139"]You can borrow my butter knife..:)[/QUOTE]

    I would but I don't like butter
     
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  34. 3_fall

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

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    SW London
    Don't they bend when you try to cut something? :p
     
  35. KateJ

    KateJ TilersForums.co.uk Addict

    Location:
    Southampton
    Trevor the teaspoon now out of hospital (descaler). I actually made the same mistake the next day and caked another teaspoon(!) so had two of them soaking in there...
    Finihsed my huge tub of readymixed adhesive today so it mixing me own from now on. Do I have to use it same day or can I store it in an airtight container for later? xxxx
     
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