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Tiling.

Postby Andyfteeze » Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:36 pm

Seeing as there aint a section on tiling, I thought i would start a thread.
How many people here use a wet saw to cut tiles? Not many I think. Everyone here says cut with a hand saw or angle grinder. So take your pick , crooked lines or rough edges.
So I bought a wetsaw from Global. Only problem is , it has a general blade as standard . Its good for concrete but not tiles. So i go hunting for a proper diamond saw for tiles. Well after 3 days, I can tell there just isnt such a beast to be had in thailand. Everywhere in the world , but not thailand.
I have to shoot back to melbourne for a week so I will bring a couple back with me.

This explains why thai bathrooms have a drain hole on one side of the room, not in the middle like I am used to. It cant be done with a hand cut.

you know you have troubles when your engineer wants to tank the bathroom floor before setting your slopes. It will hold water for 24hrs in a test. Really I say ????
The idea of tanking is that the water flows away BEFORE it gets trapped on the base of the floor. water does truly flow up hill here.
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Re: Tiling.

Postby Roger Ramjet » Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:33 pm

Andyfteeze wrote:Only problem is , it has a general blade as standard . Its good for concrete but not tiles. So i go hunting for a proper diamond saw for tiles. Well after 3 days, I can tell there just isnt such a beast to be had in thailand. Everywhere in the world , but not thailand.

The reason you won't find them in the open is because Thais steal them. I have a wet saw (10,000) and I bought it at Thai Watsadu with two diamond blades they have hidden in a locked cupboard.
And promptly my tile man or my builder "lost" the water hose. The only person who used it properly was the tile man's brother.
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