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Afternoon chaps

I've got a job coming up and the developer has spec'd the use of lash clips on the floor tiling. The tiles are 600 sq super white polished porcelain, 2mm joints and he wants the clips to be used to ensure no lips/shadows etc. Aprox 200mt area with a huge glass wall and bi-folds etc.
Now I don't normally use them so havn't a clue if they are worth using but he's adamant they are to be used on this job as its spec'd by his client and they will be visiting site so my question to you is....

- What system is the best?
- Is there a nack to it? Wetter adhesive?
- Is it going to slow me down and should I charge more for the faffing about and not just for the clips?

Thanks in advance
 
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OK looking at Raimondi its 1.5mm or 3mm. He can have that option
 
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I use the 1.5mm raimondi and use 2mm spacers. Job sorted!

I factor the cost of clips and extra labour into quote. It will slow you down slightly. I tend to mix up addy as I normally would, no need to mix it any different IMO
 
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Probably the easiest way in to using clips is with the Raimondi style clips and wedges.
If u can wait a week for delivery this company is used by quite a few members and the quality of the product is good.

Clips Block Level: tile leveling system - FerramentaWeb

The 2000 clip deal is very good value.
Wedges, u don't need so many as they're reuseable and u only really need as many as u can use in one day, as next day they're removed, unless you're using rapid of course.

I'd suggest getting the pliers too as its new to you.
The reason I think the pliers are useful is because when tightening by hand it's very easy to push the clip away from u which in turn opens the joint. And if u don't notice it causes obvious problems.
And for what they cost, I think a useful tool.

Yes it helps to have a slightly wetter mix I feel when using clips, and forget the old wives tale about them pulling other pieces up when tightening and causing voids.
If the previous tile is fully bedded correctly, when u tighten the next one, it will snap long before it pulls the tile up.
Watch for adhesive build up around the clips when bedding in, it's just a pain having to rake joint next day.

I believe it speeds the process of laying tiles up, u bed the tile to where u want it, and instead of spending time adjusting to get edges perfectly flat, the clip pulls it in that last mm or 2.
Yes it takes a little practise to get the pressure of tightening correct so that u don't snap them, but after half a dozen or so, u should get feel for them.

Remove clips when the adhesive has set by using a rubber mallet with a sharp tap to the side, this causes the clip to snap free.
If you are too gentle you increase your chances of leaving part of the clip behind which will need to be cut out.

Personally I prefer the Rubi style but they are more expensive and take more practise.

Hope this gives u an idea of what to expect.
 
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Ferramentaweb do a 2mm one.
These pink ones are just under 3mm.
Brian yes the Raimondi wedge fits in these clips.

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I've just went back online & they have upped their price to €95 from €72 the last time I bought my clips in bulk.
 

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Thanks for you're help lads. If you say these are as good as the Raimondi ones I might get an order in and give them a go. I looked at the Rubi ones but they seem awkward to use. Anyone use the easy level system? Any good?

If they've been spec'd and I don't use them then there's bound to be a shadow snag that gets me in the end! They'll be checking anyway
 

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Thanks for you're help lads. If you say these are as good as the Raimondi ones I might get an order in and give them a go. I looked at the Rubi ones but they seem awkward to use. Anyone use the easy level system? Any good?

If they've been spec'd and I don't use them then there's bound to be a shadow snag that gets me in the end! They'll be checking anyway
I also use these clips and wedges I've just completed 100 sqm on a posh house in Cheshire using this system
 
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ive only used them half dozen times. found them quicker not slower on imperfect floors. no lifting tiles to adjust quanitiy of adhesive. also removes worry of unsecured tile going for a wonder on its own. only had 1 issue where the lifting action of the system created a adhesive void under a tile at a low point, my fault for being tight on adhesive perhaps or the job only being as good as the substrate your working with
 

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I've been using the butech ones for about a year on large formats , can't fault them and wouldn't be without them in my kit
 
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Where are you guys getting clips from now after @JulianSidney bought all the ferramenta ones?
I'm still fine thanks, may be my fault though:( recommended them to some lads at my local ctd, think they all bought some, sorry :)
 
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Hi Julian,
the manifacturer had some problems. I hope to have them at the beginning of July
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Hi Julian,
the manifacturer had some problems. I hope to have them at the beginning of July
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you thought that in Italy. we sleep. julian?
 
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Hi Julian,
the manifacturer had some problems. I hope to have them at the beginning of July
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Julian ask them why they've put the price up?
I've passed on the link to a good few people so with more sales to the uk you would think they could keep prices down.
 

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