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Following a cloakroom re-fit, I've tried to give away on local newsgroups 180 blue 6" tiles. No takers. So: what does a d-i-y-er do with 180 tiles?
(If anyone here wants them I'm in the Cambridge area.)
Douglas de Lacey
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Douglas de Lacey wrote:

If they are new? can you not take them back to where you purchased them? If second hand and removed off a wall try ebay. Antique tiles? Don
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Donwill wrote:

Sorry for not being clear: they are old, and I accept there aren't enough for them to figure in a significant retiling exercise. Which is why I doubt even freegle will find a "buyer". But I thought the collective wisdom of uk.d-i-y must surely have novel, inventive and interesting uses for a pack of old tiles?
Douglas de Lacey
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On 02/03/2010 12:20 Douglas de Lacey wrote:

Suggestions involving WD40, angle grinders and car body filler will be along shortly...
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There's another thread about that!

Break the tiles into small pieces, by hitting them with it.

Stick them down for that nice mosaic finish garden table you always wanted.
MBQ
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Thats because there are not enough of them to do anything useful with. I've got at least 15 sq. M of tiles here from various jobs I have done in the past, thinking that they may come in useful at some time. They wont, so they have gradually been going to the tip over the last couple of weeks. Dump them, they are no use, unless someone wants 4 sq. metres in blue, which seems to me to be a very small market.
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wrote:

I forget the exact literary reference, but it reminds me of the (fictional) character who had a jar labelled
"Pieces of string too short to be of any possible use".
I have many such jars and boxes in my workshop, seldom so honestly labelled
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On Tue, 02 Mar 2010 18:53:54 +0000, newshound wrote:

I like that :)
I have big junk boxes in the workshop for "stuff that burns", "bits of metal" and "everything else" - every once in a while I do end up raiding them for something I know I've thrown in there, but if they end up full or in the way I'll ditch the contents (the "burn" box has been emptied into our fire pit a few times)
re. tiles, I found 100-odd stacked away under one of our baths when we moved, presumably leftovers from some refit or other (they don't match anything in the house, though). I might use some of them for a backsplash one day (if I ever get around to fitting a sink in our basement).
cheers
Jules
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Freegle: http://www.ilovefreegle.org /
Works a treat.
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Tile a table? Or give them to some unemployed person to smash and use the pieces as a mosaic border. Glue 5 of them together with leftover tile cement to make a cube, and puzzle people with what its for. There isnt any real use for them, hence you cant even give them away. You might use a few as coasters.
NT
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Frederick Hundertwasser's toilet used lots of odd tiles: http://www.pbase.com/philinnz/kawakawa_toilets
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