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3 hours ago, pkinneb said:

I have a question for any experienced tile folks. My original plan was just to thin set right over the bar top brackets now I'm thinking maybe adding another 1/4" layer of either cement board or drywall might be a better route. What do you guys think? Its just the approx 6" between the bar top and the sink counter.

 

I love tile work and have done quite a bit, though not professionally.

It can get tricky working with built up thinset like that, trying to keep things flat. I'd add a layer of something just thick enough and then use mastic, since it's just a backsplash. The build up layer doesn't need to be cement board because this isn't really a wet surface.

BTW, if you need a tile saw, Dewalt makes an excellent one that I highly recommend. Beats the hassle of having to rent. And I know you're a man who loves new tools.

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7 hours ago, pkinneb said:

I have a question for any experienced tile folks. My original plan was just to thin set right over the bar top brackets now I'm thinking maybe adding another 1/4" layer of either cement board or drywall might be a better route. What do you guys think? Its just the approx 6" between the bar top and the sink counter.

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My guess is that paint is not an option? 

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4 hours ago, drzaius said:

I love tile work and have done quite a bit, though not professionally.

It can get tricky working with built up thinset like that, trying to keep things flat. I'd add a layer of something just thick enough and then use mastic, since it's just a backsplash. The build up layer doesn't need to be cement board because this isn't really a wet surface.

BTW, if you need a tile saw, Dewalt makes an excellent one that I highly recommend. Beats the hassle of having to rent. And I know you're a man who loves new tools.

That sounds like a really good plan, thanks!!

20 minutes ago, Coop said:

My guess is that paint is not an option? 

Nope the boss already picked and purchased the tile :) 

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So I’m guessing that the brackets are not proud of the surrounding area? Will the tile mean that you will put an extension on the 2x4 receptacle box? Tile sounds perfect! 

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1 hour ago, Coop said:

So I’m guessing that the brackets are not proud of the surrounding area? Will the tile mean that you will put an extension on the 2x4 receptacle box? Tile sounds perfect! 

Correct they are flush with the drywall. The outlet box is a remodel box so I can pull it out no issue there. Lol yep :)

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Looks great.   Sorry I missed the tile question.  I've done many cuts with that type of blade in a 4-1/2" side grinder.  I keep a couple of the cheap ones for cutting masonry, and use a water hose.  The bushings fail before the water running on the blade has ever damaged one of them.

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