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Old 09-25-2009, 09:11 AM   #1
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Hello, just wondering size of trowel I should use? I have had conflicting answers from people and need to ask the experts for advice! I am installing 6"x12" porcelain wall tile on tub surrond using modified thin-set.

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3/16" x 1/4" V-notch trowel.

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Hi Moose & Gen cont.

Sorry contractor but you aren't even close, that trowel will not leave enough thinset for this tile. You can use a 1/4x1/4, but I would use 1/4x3/8x1/4. In any case set a few then remove them and check for coverage. You're looking for min. 85% coverage, 95% even better. Plus the cured thinset should be at least 3/32" thick.

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Hi Moose & Gen cont.

Sorry contractor but you aren't even close, that trowel will not leave enough thinset for this tile. You can use a 1/4x1/4, but I would use 1/4x3/8x1/4. In any case set a few then remove them and check for coverage. You're looking for min. 85% coverage, 95% even better. Plus the cured thinset should be at least 3/32" thick.

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Thanks JazMan, that's what I thought!
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Jaz is right I recommended trowel for use with adhesive and you are using thin set. Thanks for catching Jaz. Moose the proper size trowel for tiles 8" to 12" set in thin set is actually:

1/4" x 3/8" x 1/4" U notch

My apologies for the confusion.
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