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Jul
24
comment Problem with tile cutting
The only problem now is - what to use as a guide for the blade? This time I only needed to do half a dozen cuts, so I used a straight piece of wood, but even those few cuts made a noticeable dent in it. I'll have to get something made out of a hard metal (and even that will yield to diamond in time)
Jul
24
comment Problem with tile cutting
In the end, when all methods were getting progressively worse (and the broken tile pile bigger), I finally decided to give the angle grinder another go. This time I also had bought some cheap earplugs. And boy, what difference did that make! All of a sudden the tool was entirely usable, and cut through the tiles like butter. The cuts were pretty clean too, unlike the first one a couple days ago which I botched up. So yeah, +1 for the angle grinder! When I get to the walls, I won't even consider anything else.
Jul
24
accepted Problem with tile cutting
Jul
22
comment Problem with tile cutting
Ehh, sorry, the gentle application didn't work either. :( The results are exactly the same.
Jul
22
comment Problem with tile cutting
I'll try, thanks!
Jul
22
comment Problem with tile cutting
@Freiheit - added links to google image searches. That should give you a good idea.
Jul
22
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Jul
22
comment Problem with tile cutting
@Tester101 - Umm... gentle punch? :) Well, ok, more like a blow, but with the softer side of my fist. Would a slower application of force work better?
Jul
22
comment Problem with tile cutting
I did buy a tool like this... but I later realized it was too small. :( The bigger ones become comparatively expensive (cheapest I can find around here is about $50), so since I only needed a few tiles cut, I opted for the cheaper solution. Board - yes, the thought crossed my mind, but I didn't try that yet. I'll try Tester101's advice first, and then the board.
Jul
22
asked Problem with tile cutting
May
10
comment Can a portable air conditioner be used to reduce moisture in a room?
Thanks! :) In time though I bought both an air conditioner and a dehumidifier (because the air conditioner doesn't offer water removal - it just blows it out the other end). And I'm quite pleased with the results. :)
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comment How to fix a ventilation pipe to the wall?
"Too shallow" == "I cannot put the fan completely in". It hits the rear wall of the duct and sticks partially out of the wall. As for computer fans - I found at a local electronics retailer fans that look similar to PC fans, but have different characteristics. For example, there's a 120mm by 120mm fan that runs off of 220V AC and provides an airflow similar to that of the bathroom fan at around 3000rpm. The cost is about the same too (approximately $20 if converted to US dollars). I think I can widen the hole enough to fit it.