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Beyond the blue

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I've never used tiling wedges before and bought some of these. I've only used 3 of them up to now and when I came to knock them out this is how they broke off, meaning I had to Stanley knife the remainder of the plastic out of the joint. I used standard setting adhesive and left them for 3 days before knocking them out, was this too long or should I have knocked them out earlier before the adhesive had set too hard around them? I left the actual wedges in place when I knocked them out.uh.jpg yhug.jpg
 

Boggs

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I find they (not these particular ones) break off better when you knock them along the grout line with the rubber handle of my hammer.
 

Adey1980

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Some clips are made with inferior plastic that’s why they break at wrong place, sometimes adhesive builds up and prevents the clips breaking clean
 

Andystiletiling

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Could be excessive adhesive round the base and sides of the clip, always run the tip of a scraper down the edge of tile now.. Shouldn't really matter how long you leave them in for.. Never used those particular clips though, maybe they're not the best..
 

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Build up of adhesive around the clips cause this with most brands of levelling clips.
It does if you leave them in for 3 days. :seenoevil:
 

antonio

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It does if you leave them in for 3 days. :seenoevil:
I wanted to say it, but I didn't want to make the black sheep of the flock.
 
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