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Old 06-04-2010, 12:59 PM   #1
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I need to remove a plastic nut, It is hiding and cannot get my hands around it, to remove.

I have been told to use "channel lock"? What are they? What do they look like?

Also, if I am installing marble on my bathroom wall, what adhesive would I use? Do I need to use this mastic stuff, or can I use regular thinset, white, for marble?

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http://www.northerntool.com/images/p...s/15888_lg.jpg

Channel lock pliers. I think this person is suggesting instead of coming at it from the side, as you would an open-ended wrench, put the pliers on it over the top (see the link below, instead of a nail, picture the nut/bolt).

http://toolguyd.com/blog/wp-content/...rs-Closeup.jpg

Don;t know anything bout marble, sorry

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i know mastic should not be used in wet applications like in a shower. if it gets wet once the tile has been set, it will go back to being soft again.
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Thanks! Now I know what a channel lock looks like. In fact, I have one.
You learn something new everyday.

Any help for me Bud, regarding the marble tiles.?.....
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In your case (by the way, why isn't this project finished by now?) the channel locks will allow you to reach into the wall from the front to loosen that nut.

Use white thinset for your marble. It doesn't necessarily have to be specifically for marble if you have the regular stuff on hand from one of your other projects.

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Thanks Bud. When I did my tiling I used white modified thinset. So I guess I can use that.

Not done yet. If only the day had 48 hours.......
I still have to purchase my tiles. I am looking for those small tiles on a mesh background.

OK, you know I am going to ask you more ?s......
What size notch trowel do I use if I am using those small tiles that are on that mesh background?

Thanks again.
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I would use a 1/8" X 1/8" square notch. You won't find one in the tile department but you will in the wood department. They are primarily used for gluing wood flooring I think.

My second choice would be a 3/16" X 3/16" "V" notch.
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Thank Bud, you are wonderful as usual.

I am going to look for some marble tiles. The ones with the mesh backing or some rectangular ones where I can install them vertically.

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