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Old 02-16-2011, 07:46 AM   #16
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Old 02-16-2011, 08:07 AM   #17
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Can you elaborate on soldiers?
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Old 02-16-2011, 10:11 AM   #18
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can someone please explain to me what soldiers means? I haven't got a clue what Bud's referring to
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All the sinks were curved. Where would you find a square sink?
that's kind of what I was implying.

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can someone please explain to me what soldiers means? I haven't got a clue what Bud's referring to
masonry/brickwork reference.
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I know what a soldier course is in masonry/brickwork....I don't see how that applies here. Soldiers is placing brick or masonry units vertically, and I'm failing to make the connection to how that relates here.

Hypothetically speaking, if you were using 4x4 tiles on the countertop...what would you do to tile the vertical edges of the sink in the curved corners? Cut a bunch of half inch strips to piece the radius together?
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I know what a soldier course is in masonry/brickwork....I don't see how that applies here. Soldiers is placing brick or masonry units vertically, and I'm failing to make the connection to how that relates here.

Hypothetically speaking, if you were using 4x4 tiles on the countertop...what would you do to tile the vertical edges of the sink in the curved corners? Cut a bunch of half inch strips to piece the radius together?
Like a brick arch
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yeah, I believe I get that part...that's for the horizontal flat part of the countertop, or the surface shall we say.

But what about the sink cutout part....there'll be a vertical edge there all around the sink. That edge I'm referring to is the thickness of the countertop. What do you put in those corners is what mean. Those radii are very small, usually less then three inches
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yeah, I believe I get that part...that's for the horizontal flat part of the countertop, or the surface shall we say.

But what about the sink cutout part....there'll be a vertical edge there all around the sink. That edge I'm referring to is the thickness of the countertop. What do you put in those corners is what mean. Those radii are very small, usually less then three inches
Lay the brick arch down and those bricks are soldiers and can make a pretty tight radius. That is what I was assuming bud was talking about.


(that image is actually of a wood kiln under construction... pretty cool-looking)

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well, honestly I'd love to see a photo of a tile countertop with an undermount sink showing as bud mentioned, I can't see that working in such a tight radius without having it look choppy.

I've been searching for photos of an undermount sink with tile counterop, and I can't seem to find anything.
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I can't see that working in such a tight radius without having it look choppy.
i wouldn't want it, but some people will do a lot of work and put up with a lot to save a buck.
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Well, I understand that logic too
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Old 02-16-2011, 04:50 PM   #27
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Calm down, calm down...some of us have to work you know?

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...what would you do to tile the vertical edges of the sink in the curved corners? Cut a bunch of half inch strips to piece the radius together?
There ya go!

You are making this way too difficult. I looked but don't have any pictures of the sinks with the radius pieces showing. Not much into pictures these days. Work out what size will fit the small radii, cut the little beggars and place them on the vertical. cover the top edge with arch-cut bull nose pieces. The soldiers should be cut on all four sides for them to look right in my thinking and they should be rectangular in my opinion for the best look. Once they are in place and grouted they will enhance the decorative aspects of the sinks.
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some of us have to work you know?
Haha... sitting here waiting for my next job to start

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Hey bud, if you wouldn't mind, I'd very much appreciate you posting photos of jobs you've done with the situation we're discussing. I would like to see how it looks when completed. I have this image in my mind of 5 or 6 tiny little tiles (1/2" x 1 1/2") piecing this corner together. For some reason, I'm almost seeing more grout than tile in the corner.

I certainly don't mean to question you authority on the matter, its just that I've never seen an undermount sink with a tile countertop..well, I have, but not in the situation we've been discussing. Nor have I ever met a contractor willing to do as you mentioned.

Then again, I'm not an expert or anything, so my knowledge on this matter is very limited with this.
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As stated in my earlier post: "I looked but don't have any pictures of the sinks with the radius pieces showing. Not much into pictures these days."


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I have this image in my mind of 5 or 6 tiny little tiles (1/2" x 1 1/2") piecing this corner together.
...and the problem with that is...?
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