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Old 02-26-2015, 02:37 PM   #16
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I finally got to start the cutting. I had to make something to raise the wet saw up high enough in the tub to work safely and allow for the tile to extend outside the perimeter of the tray. The saw tray fit fairly snug inside the tub.

I made the first cut, w/o tape or any of the other suggestions I had posted. No chips and the tile pieces didn't separate from the mesh. The edge of the cut was very clean and very sharp. I'll have to smooth that out on the outside edges.

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The side spray soaked the floor and toilet next to the tub. And that was just a 4" cut. I got a piece of plexiglas from my shop and inserted that between the wall of the tub and the saw stand. I know a shower curtain could have easily solved the problem but I just removed glass doors and there's repairs I have to make on the walls where the new shower rod will go and I wanted to get on with the tile cutting.
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Old 02-26-2015, 03:35 PM   #17
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I forgot to mention that when using that type of wet-saw you need to dress like a fireman.

So now you see...all that worry for nuthin'.
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Old 02-26-2015, 05:20 PM   #18
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I forgot to mention that when using that type of wet-saw you need to dress like a fireman.
You mean all wet saws don't bathe the user?

I got the one bathroom done. Cutting was the easiest part. What was a pain was working in a 3-3/4" high recess with the 4" wide trowel on an angle, especially when working behind the faucet & handles. At least it's done. The next one won't be so bad.

I'm really impressed with the glass cutting blade. It cut through the glass smoothly and handled the aluminum well too. I'm sure the guys who did my friend's house didn't use a wet saw with the right blade. They may not have even used a wet saw.
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all wet saws are messy. why are you cutting inside for ?? you can back butter the tiles where your trowel wont fit on the wall, etc.
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I'm cutting inside because it's about 11 degrees outside. Don't know if you ever tried to back-butter skinny tiles on mesh but it's like herding cats.

I'm done. I really don't know what all the fuss was about. But really, the worst part was getting started. Hook me up to a polygraph and I'll tell you I would rather be in the tropics, sailing. My attitude towards taking on any more house projects is in the crapper. This time next year I want to be on my boat!

Thanks for the motivation I needed to get this done. Now, where's my apprentice? There's a lot of cleaning up to do!
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I'm done. I really don't know what all the fuss was about.
Without pictures we don't believe you're done
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i found, at least with my wet saw, that the level of the water makes a big difference in how much of a mess is made. if you have the level high = soaked blade = messy. if you keep the level so that just the cutting edge is wet = much less mess. ymmv.
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Finished the grout today and installed a new faucet. The float was also too wide for the space between the top and the mirror. Pretty sloppy application. I'm going to install the wood frame around the mirror over the weekend or early next week. Then I have to make a new light fixture.


The colors aren't quite right, the granite should be pearl white with grey.
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