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Tom Astley

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Fair enough...if you care to expand I would be more than happy to learn!

Too much addy? Not kicking them straight?

Why would a similar design work any better?
Too much adhesive around the clips and not breaking them in line with the joint is the usual problem for not breaking off cleanly.

Other clips are better designed/have better plastic.
 
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If in doubt, don't tile it.
Even if you boarded this floor with 12mm cement board, fixed to all joists, and used an S2 fibre-reinforced or 2-part latex tile adhesive, both of these adhesives do not allow for vertical movement, only lateral.
Far too risky for tiling unless you want a 50mm step to the adjoining room to allow for massive over-boarding.
 

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Too much adhesive around the clips and not breaking them in line with the joint is the usual problem for not breaking off cleanly.
Tried a different approach with the last 3 rows and every clip snapped properly this time so thanks for this.

I'm still not keen on the U shape though as you can only get it tight to the tile when another tiles weight is on the other side. Leaving overnight left the clips slightly proud so when the next tile went down you couldnt pull it tight.
 

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Tried a different approach with the last 3 rows and every clip snapped properly this time so thanks for this.

I'm still not keen on the U shape though as you can only get it tight to the tile when another tiles weight is on the other side. Leaving overnight left the clips slightly proud so when the next tile went down you couldnt pull it tight.
As said before , they are not good clips , probably the worst on the market
 

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