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jema
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 04 8:17 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

Sometimes it is worht paying for real quality, I have a mighty big commercial meat slicer for example other times recognising that you will use a tool three times in a life time, and that as long as it hangs together that long, then that is all that matters is more sensible.

It always bugs me though, it is part of the consumer throwaway society that we want to get away from

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 04 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Jema, I didn't mean to slag off your house, just in my experience putting up tiles using cement seems to have been a 1930s thing.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 04 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

The existing tiles have never fallen off and are in pretty good nick so I have no argument with whoever put them up, probably done well after the house was built anyway.

Unfortunately the floor under part of the bath is ropy, the sink is cracked, and the suite layout is awful. All told, time for a change, and the tiles clearly can't be part of that change.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 04 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Probably about right, I was told 30 years for a bathroom(unless it's avocado), and 20 years for a kitchen.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 04 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

damn, deciding to buy the bits from screwfix and they are "full" for Monday now

probably just as well, as when I get the hammer drill I won't be able resist it. The waste pipe is boxed around, leaving about 118cm in a place where I want to put a 120cm builtin sink/loo unit I would be very surprised though if I cannot make this fit, but I won't know without demolition.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 04 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I thought you are not going to do anything until the plasterer is arranged?

Sorry if I'm nagging, but with tiles make sure you wear good goggles. You get splinters like glass popping off.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 04 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

That last post was me (from the other PC)

jema
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 04 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Anonymous wrote:
I thought you are not going to do anything until the plasterer is arranged?

Sorry if I'm nagging, but with tiles make sure you wear good goggles. You get splinters like glass popping off.


Good reminder, I was thinking I should get goggles, but might have forgotten. Yes I am trying not to do anything until it is all arranged, but i'm not very good at waiting.

jema

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 04 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

And gloves or lots of plasters

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 04 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

And mask (although if it mists up you goggles I would rather keep the goggles on).

With the demolition hammer (as I like to call her ) it is also wise to use hearing protection.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 04 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Even with all that kit on they are still good fun to use though. When we converted our last place we had 4 bathrooms and kitchens with tiles cemented on and mosaic tiles on the floor, also cemented on. Had lots of practice with the machine. It does get quite heavy after a while and the vibration makes you hands ache.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 14, 04 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Anyone noticed the adverts at the side? I'm sure they change as the thread changes. Someone's watching us....it's spooky.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 14, 04 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

The Indian takeaway's still there though

sean
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 14, 04 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'm quite fond of them after all this time.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 14, 04 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Yup, they're sort of like a founder member. Maybe we should make them admin?

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