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what is a nice test tommorow 24hrs after I layed the tile on how well I did?

what is a nice test tommorow 24hrs after I layed the tile on how well I did?

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Old 01-02-04, 09:36 PM
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what is a nice test tommorow 24hrs after I layed the tile on how well I did?

Should I try to pry one up? Should I walk on them? Before I go on and lay the rest of the room, how can I assure myself I did a quality job?
 
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Old 01-02-04, 10:08 PM
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bounce a golf ball around on the floor and listen for hollow spots.
 
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Old 01-02-04, 10:12 PM
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Originally posted by Daniel Wachtel
bounce a golf ball around on the floor and listen for hollow spots.
is their a tolerance for how much hollowness is tolerated? How about bouncing a rubber mallet around? golf ball sounds alittle harsh :P
 
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Old 01-03-04, 09:04 AM
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I'm certainly no expert but I would suggest that the "quality" job you speak of leaves little room, if any, for hollowness tolerances.

I'm in the middle (loosely speaking) of re-tiling a bathroom floor and might find some "hollowness" tolerance marginally acceptable underneath my vanity cabinets where there will never be any pressure placed or items dropped. (I can envision a bottle of after shave being dropped smack dab in the spot that had a hollow area. )

I understand your thinking about the rubber mallet but would suggest that the surface area of the mallet face combined with the resilience of the rubber might not show up a trouble spot. Daniel's golf ball suggestion seems a good way to go.

Tom
 
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Old 01-03-04, 09:04 AM
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The golf ball has a distinct sound when bouncing, it is light in weight. don't throw it at the floor, just drop it. If it breaks a tile it was a very loose tile.
 
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Old 01-03-04, 09:16 AM
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The time to check was when you were setting them.If you put them down with min. 80% coverage on the backs there good. To find out now that there not good is a little late.
 
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Old 01-03-04, 09:38 AM
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Originally posted by ee3
The time to check was when you were setting them.If you put them down with min. 80% coverage on the backs there good. To find out now that there not good is a little late.
ok i did pry one or two up and coverage was > 80 %
 
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