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    Re tile job....

    Well I finally had enough of trying to power wash and clean the Tile underneath so I went and bought a Dewalt Hammer chisel/drill tool and with 2 of my Thai friends are yanking up the tile and cement and replacing the Tile with a semi glazed tile that can be mopped and cleaned easily. The other one was a rough texture and tan in color and was simply a bad choice.

    Let the fookin nightmare and mess begin. One thing cool about being retired...I have plenty of time.......



    My new tool, sumbich works OUTSTANDING and it comes with a 3 year warranty so its gonna get a workout over the next 2 weeks and if it takes a shit, I will return it. But honestly Dewalt stuff works really well. Almost all my hand tools are Dewalt. After swapping back and forth on using it, my Thai friends love it, they thought we were going to chip this shit out with a hammer and cement nails in the hose trick...NFW!!!!



    Dump truck comes today to pick up the cement we removed under the tile. Its a lot of cement. The entire area I am redoing is about 100 sq meters.

    I will post up the tiles for comparison later

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    Also to note, I am also using my Pneumatic Air chisel from Ingersoll Rand. That works wonders. With 2 of us chiseling it up, its going fast.

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    Another keeping busy retired guy project.

    I went with terracotta tile. Would look good with your house colors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Another keeping busy retired guy project.

    I went with terracotta tile. Would look good with your house colors.
    Yes on projects

    We considered the Terracotta...or shall I did, but wife thought it was too dark. We did a Pebble tech look like we did on the stares.

    I am waiting for dump truck. Let me load some pics

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    Tile swap. The Pebble tile is a semi glazed, outdoor poolside style and easy to clean and clearly hides dirt better then the very rough sand color tile.

    Plus I am adding a 10 person Jacuzzi afterwards...

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    I would treat those new tiles with some chemical liquid which makes it waterresistant...many times i've seen black fungus in similar tiles or glued pebbles..Homepro and the lot sell that...water won't penetrate the tile and it will be dry faster. There's glossy and nonglossy stuff for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cando View Post
    I would treat those new tiles with some chemical liquid which makes it waterresistant...many times i've seen black fungus in similar tiles or glued pebbles..Homepro and the lot sell that...water won't penetrate the tile and it will be dry faster. There's glossy and nonglossy stuff for it.
    Good note for all. I have two 1 gallon cans ready to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Another keeping busy retired guy project.
    Never enough projects.
    Inventing as you go.


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    I also spotted some supergrout from that crocodile-brand...maybe you need grout for that jacuzzi or zo, it's 200 baht a bag and has epoxy or so in it, must be much more durable than the common grout which doesn't last long in Thailand. If i need grout i'll try that one.

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    Well as always...or at least typical, the re-tile project has grown.

    Some quick history, originally when we built the house I had planned on parking my truck under the house. So we built and tiled it as such. However after the house was basically done I decided I wanted a shop and a detached car park area away. However this left this 2 step look under our house. Couple that with the wrong choice of tile. So we have decided as of last night to make it all right.

    So off I went to clean it up. Big job as here they seem to add 1 to 2 inches of cement to tile to make it work and all that has to come up. US we lay down a thin coat of epoxy and lay tile.



    Cement scrap and painfully had to all be tore up by hand. Lots of work.



    Our friends helping for the day. Took 5 small dump truck loads to get it all out



    All cleaned up and ready for tile on this side.



    Let the tile process begin.



    We had to level off the cement for the step down area and we did it in one pour. we had 5 people helping. Its funny, Thai folks cannot wheel my True Temper Wheel barrow at all. They use those flat deals that hold about 3 shovel loads. I did all the wheelbarrowing as I can move a lot more waaaay faster. My wife and her GF helped finish surface after rough pour had been done. It did not have to be precision as the Tile will go on top later





    The area where there was a step down. Now it will all be level underneath and look much nice and far easier to sweep and clean.

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