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Old 06-02-2010, 02:24 PM   #1246
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What would the blade outfit be named???

(in case others need a decent blade at a fair price)
Hi jl, please do not take this as any sort of recommendation from me, as I have zero experience with these blades, not yet having received them.

The company is Cyclone Diamond Products in Vancouver. Their main business seems to be the manufacture of really big blades for cutting concrete and asphalt. They do have a very informative web site. Do not confuse them with a company making small tile blades and using the name cyclone on the blades.

After I try the blades I will be happy to pass along my opinion. But it will be just that, an opinion.

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The car was the "pink Panther"..driver.."Doug....! Sorry , just at my age, 'things' are only in perspective..for a short time! I feel that your endeavours, are at least a better show of talent...than "dancing with the stars!!!" "smells' like a ...serial..on TV, eh?
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I remember the car. I made a trip up to Fairbanks one year to the track up there, and Doug took his car up. During the time trials he deliberately ran right around the outside of the track into all the built up corners. That was in order to get a "slow" time. It worked!
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If you live within 100 miles of here you know the weather has been today.

We just had a lull in the wind and about 20 minutes of sunshine. Between splitting loads of wood I grabbed some more pics of some flowers for the girls. What a difference some sun makes.

It didn't last...wind is back with a vengeance and big black clouds are rolling in...fast.

We have a yellow rose, the white clematis, the red roses, and a peony opened up this afternoon and the Japanese iris which was in bud a few days back.
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Every once in awhile I stray away from construction and build myself a fun project.

This is a telescope I made for myself a few years back. Did the whole thing, including grinding and polishing the mirror. Didn't turn out too badly for a first effort.
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Every once in awhile I stray away from construction and build myself a fun project.

This is a telescope I made for myself a few years back. Did the whole thing, including grinding and polishing the mirror. Didn't turn out too badly for a first effort.
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Those guys look like they have binoculars...this one is just for one eye!
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Every once in awhile I stray away from construction and build myself a fun project.

This is a telescope I made for myself a few years back. Did the whole thing, including grinding and polishing the mirror. Didn't turn out too badly for a first effort.
Holy cr*p, that's impressive!!

Is there ANYTHING that you DON'T do????
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Is there ANYTHING that you DON'T do????
My thoughts exactly!
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Holy cr*p, that's impressive!!

Is there ANYTHING that you DON'T do????
Windows? Oh, no, I guess I do those as well...
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The car was the "pink Panther"..driver.."Doug....! Sorry , just at my age, 'things' are only in perspective..for a short time! I feel that your endeavours, are at least a better show of talent...than "dancing with the stars!!!" "smells' like a ...serial..on TV, eh?
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Syd...a name just popped into my head...was his last name Crossley or something like that?
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...back to the business at hand...getting the tiles ready to be set on the floor of the shower.

Michael Byrne suggests getting the walls completely finished - including the grout - before you tackle the floor. His reasons are perfectly logical, however, I'm not good enough to get the wall tiles on the bottom row good enough to try that. Once the floor is done, then I will know just what sizes the tiles will need to be at the bottom. If it takes me an extra step or two, then so be it.

I'm going to start from the drain and go backwards. That way I can be sure that the tiles surrounding the drain are really close to being centred.

I started by drawing a circle on to 4 ties.
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Next was the cutting operation. Here I am using the carbide saw.
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That was OK, then I tried the nippers.
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The carbide saw was a cleaner cut, and there really was no difference in the time each took.

I did the rest with the nippers, then used the angle grinder with diamond saw to make the recess for the drain to fit in.
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Michael Byrne suggests getting the walls completely finished - including the grout - before you tackle the floor. His reasons are perfectly logical, however, I'm not good enough to get the wall tiles on the bottom row good enough to try that. Once the floor is done, then I will know just what sizes the tiles will need to be at the bottom. If it takes me an extra step or two, then so be it.
The reason to do the floor last is so that you don't have to spend all of that time installing the wall tile while working on/over the new floor. Sounds logical maybe, but as you suggest not at all practical because of the "fitting" issues you may have with installing the bottom row of wall tile. If the floor is done first it is easy enough to protect the new floor while working on the walls. Don't hang your hat on Michael Byrnes and his methods.

There is a way around this...
If it were me I would establish where my bottom row of tile would land. I would then deduct about 1/4" and screw a temporay ledger to the walls. The wall tile would then be stacked on this ledger. This way you are starting one row up and forcing a cut at the bottom of the bottom row so as to fit the bottom row properly when the time comes. After all the wall tile is in place, THEN install the floor tile. This limits/reduces the amount of time you are actually working on top of the new floor tile while addressing the remaining wall tile. After the floor is complete you can then remove the ledgers and perfectly fit the bottom row of wall tile.

If the wall and floor gets the same color grout you can then start grouting at the top of the walls (if there is ceiling tile do that first) and work your way down the walls to the floor. This way you clean the walls as you go. Anything that drops on the floor can be easily cleaned after the walls are done and any floor protection is removed. Grout the floor last.


For future reference and any lurkers...
Cutting for the floor drain can be done with the angle grinder. Cut inside your layout line cutting short of your mark. Then break-away the debris and use the edge of the saw blade on the grinder to trim away the fray grinding up to your line. You really don't need the lip under the drain fixture you have created.

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