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Old 04-03-2015, 08:32 PM   #16
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I know this might sound like a dumb idea, but what about just loose laying tiles over the whole floor and seeing IF and where a problem might arise, and then just trying to fix those spots by spreading thin set to lessen any contour in the floor. I'm thinking just a trouble light placed on the floor in that spot would cast a shadow over any depression in the floor and show a huge mountain where any bump occurs. Worst case might be that by finding that bump, you may have located the high spot on the floor.

I know that seems like a lot of work, but so is spreading thin set all over the floor to not only get it flat, but horizontal, too.
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Old 04-03-2015, 09:07 PM   #17
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This might be another dumb idea, once you get that really long straight board to find the high spot, what about using 3/4 inch wide double sided tape to stick rough sand paper to the edge of that board and then sliding the board back and forth across the floor (kinda like a screeding motion) to see where the sand paper abrades the floor the most?

Those would be the high spots, wouldn't they?
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Old 04-03-2015, 09:08 PM   #18
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Nap,

Finding the one highest spot shouldn't be very hard. Using a level, whether regular or water level with hoses, would be great. But after that what is he gonna do? I know what he's thinking, but I don't think it's a good idea to build up as you go with thinset. That would be a royal mess.

Yes, I've seen the TLS leveling system, and others. They can really help until you get to a high spot. They're not gonna help you with high spots. But then we need the amount the floor is out of plane. Still waiting for the numbers.

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