A few questions about installing tile

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  1. Jan 4, 2018 #101

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    And even with these perfectly straight chalk lines, it still comes out unsquare. Should I be doing something more than just eyeballing it with the spacers?
     
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    Yea I get that. And I'm telling you that even when following the chalk lines to start, it came out with tiles not all square to each other. I'm just using spacers and eyeballing. Anything else I could be doing.
     
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    Sometimes tile are not square or even all the same size, then you have to fake it. Are you checking the back to make sure you have them all running in the same direction?
     
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    Can this cut circles in tile? I remember buying it because I was told it could, but now looking at the packaging, it doesn't mention ceramic specifically.

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    I think that is for drywall.
     
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    What type bit cuts tile? Carbide not good enough? Need diamond?
     
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    Read the package, it says, clearly, wood, drywall and plastic.
     
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    There are a number of different hole saws for tile and hard surface products.
     
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    But it does not say "ceramic or porcelain" tile.

    You have boxes of them, and cut offs, so you have lots of material to try.

    Change the pilot bit to a masonry bit before you try.

    Then try a piece of VCT, vinyl composition tile, by Armstrong, in the flooring dept., of home desperado.

    Or ceiling tile by the same mfg. just different dept.
     
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    How do I move this water heater out of the way to tile under it?

    Would be easy if it were PVC connections, but it's copper.

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    Who installed it and what is the purpose of the black tape?
     
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    Thanks.
    Interesting!

    I've never used white pex, because color defines use.
     
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    It appears that there shark-bite fittings at the connections to the copper, so turn the WH off, drain, disconnect and move. You'll need the water off until you reset, unless you cap the lines.
     
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    Just catching up on this thread> So, Farmerjohn; how did the project turn out? pictures please!
     

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