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roxksears 11-28-2009 01:28 PM

Grouting Fireplace Tile Question
 
Hello All,

Well, I've tiled my fireplace and hearth and will be doing the grout in a few days, but have a question.

The tiles are all set on diaganol. What will prevent the grout from 'sliding' downward to the firebox opening or outside legs? I realize the consistency of grout is to be like peanut butter and I've done grouting on floor tiles, but this is my first vertical and diaganol tiling project. I'm just wondering if the consistency of peanut butter will keep it where it's suppose to be and not do any sliding. The grout lines are 1/8-3/16". I have sanded grout.

Thanks for your help with this! Rox

syborg 11-29-2009 11:00 AM

its not that runny mate, its more like sorbet.

it shouldnt run, if ya worried try doin a small area and then see what happens,

peace

syborg

roxksears 11-29-2009 06:41 PM

Syborg,

Thanks for the reply.

I realize the grout's consistency isn't runny, but didn't know about gravity's effect and having the 'grout channels' open with nothing for the grout to come up against.

You say do a small area and see what happens. So what would you suggest if it does happen? I like having another idea or solution in my arsenal before going at it. I've got time constraints that give me little time to dedicate to getting this grout job done.

Thank you!

jomama45 11-29-2009 07:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by roxksears (Post 359141)
Syborg,

Thanks for the reply.

I realize the grout's consistency isn't runny, but didn't know about gravity's effect and having the 'grout channels' open with nothing for the grout to come up against.

You say do a small area and see what happens. So what would you suggest if it does happen? I like having another idea or solution in my arsenal before going at it. I've got time constraints that give me little time to dedicate to getting this grout job done.

Thank you!


Add more dry material to make it even stiffer.

roxksears 11-29-2009 07:21 PM

Okay. Makes sense. Thanks


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