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2.5mm Thick Slate Tiles


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#1 tennentslager

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Posted 29 November 2015 - 02:09 PM

8m of tiles on gumtree in the colour I want but they very thin...
I want to use these behind my WBS. Any issues?
Would I be able to cut them with my Makita multi-tool?

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Posted 29 November 2015 - 02:11 PM

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Posted 29 November 2015 - 03:10 PM

Cancel that one...they were 'natural slate' vynal...

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Posted 29 November 2015 - 05:06 PM

:D
I doubt if they'd be heat resistant lol.
How about some nice reclaimed slate from a reccy yard?
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Posted 29 November 2015 - 05:14 PM

View PostNickfromwales, on 29 November 2015 - 05:06 PM, said:

:D
I doubt if they'd be heat resistant lol.
How about some nice reclaimed slate from a reccy yard?
Regards, Nick.
I've spotted some nice slate from Topps tiles
Not too expensive as I only need 3m or so. Do you think I could cut 10mm thick slate with a multi tool?

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Posted 29 November 2015 - 07:10 PM

Disc cutter would be preferable unless you can borrow a wet tile cutter?
Cut in about an inch on one side of the cut, then turn the slate around and cut the rest of the way through to meet the first cut. Slate is quite fragile so if you go right through the end of the cut tends to shear the slate and leave a cr4ppy cut ;).
What are you sticking it to ?
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Posted 29 November 2015 - 08:58 PM

12mm cement board.
I've had the stove on for a good five hours and its surprising how much heat it pumps out

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Posted 29 November 2015 - 09:11 PM

Given the heat swings, I'd be tempted to mesh the board first and fix with screws and washers, then adhesive and tiles, however, I'd be very wary of the radiated heat off this tbh. You may want to consider bring the wbs further forward on the slab. Either that or having a much more significant slab on the rear wall to absorb and dissipate the heat.
Is the cement board fixed directly onto the studs?
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Posted 29 November 2015 - 09:19 PM

I used some of my stone cladding behind mine to stop the plaster drying out and falling off the wall.
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Posted 29 November 2015 - 09:25 PM

View Postdeclan52, on 29 November 2015 - 09:19 PM, said:

I used some of my stone cladding behind mine to stop the plaster drying out and falling off the wall.
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Nice Declan...
The flue gets as hot as the stove, though you might have continued the cladding higher?

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Posted 29 November 2015 - 09:30 PM

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Is the cement board fixed directly onto the studs?
Regards, nick.
Yes but there's a 5mm air gap between this and 11mm OSB. Its screwed through the OSB into the 4*2 frame.

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Posted 29 November 2015 - 09:31 PM

Run out of it and so far its been OK. Had a lot of persuading to do to let swmbo let me do it to that level. The fan helps blow the heat out towards the rest of the house.

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Posted 29 November 2015 - 10:00 PM

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Yes but there's a 5mm air gap between this and 11mm OSB. Its screwed through the OSB into the 4*2 frame.
My chimnea outside ( converted oil drum ) has roasted a 100mm x 100mm post on my gazebo. When it's going full wallop I can't stand within 5' of it :D.
Man make fire. ;).
Have you had a nose through any HETAS books to make sure your safe?
Regards, nick.

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Posted 29 November 2015 - 10:50 PM

Thanks Nick
Yes I have and exceeded all the recommendations. The pic is misleading. Flue is almost 400mm from anything and anything that is near is class A non combustible

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Posted 29 November 2015 - 10:53 PM

This is a better angle of the dry fit

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Posted 29 November 2015 - 11:17 PM

;) Happy days.
That's much better angle / view. Just best to ask :)
Looking good there btw, maybe I'll have to have a tiny wbs in my man shed now I've seen that.
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Posted 06 April 2016 - 07:06 AM

Gumtree watch has come good again and now I can finally finish the tiling.
Picked up some 600x300 pporcelenosa real slate tiles yesterday for the wall behind the WBS.
They are 15mm thick and very heavy. Will be fixed landscape style with no gap. Basically two columns of tiles, nine tiles high.
How many can I stick on at a time?
Was thinking three high and leaving for a day?
Is it okay to use ready mix tile adhesive from screwfix...

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Posted 07 April 2016 - 06:57 AM

Wow its busy on here nowadays...bump...Nick, anyone?
I now know I should leave a gap for expansion between tiles and most likely use rapid set adhesive to limit moisture in the tile...
read this on a tillers forum.
Anything else re how many I can put on the wall in one go?

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Posted 07 April 2016 - 07:03 AM

When I put a WBS in my previous house it had slate all round, never thought about it too much, just used normal adhesive and had no problems in five years of use...

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Posted 07 April 2016 - 09:49 AM

As they are fairly big tiles the pre mixed stuff won't have the suction that the bagged mix will. Check the back if the tub it will probably have a tile size limit in it.