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Old 11-07-2019, 10:54 PM   #21
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Did you try the clear ones? They don't have the same dimensions, the clear ones are longer.



Do you mean the clear hard plastic ones? That link is the clear soft ones.


These shims come in three colors and hard or soft meaning you have six different choices. The only hard ones I have used were clear and yes I think they were slightly longer. The only soft ones I have used were white, rebagged as sioux chief or this one time we bought a jar.


I texted a boss asking to buy that jar of 300 clear soft off amazon, I expect them to say yes. Has to be way cheaper than bags of ten and they would blend in better since almost all of us almost exclusively use clear caulk. The white shims can sometimes show through.

















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Old 11-07-2019, 10:56 PM   #22
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I posted them from the Canadian amazon, you posted from the US amazon. You see how crazy expensive it is for me FOR EVERYTHING!

We have 2 bum holes because we get screwed so much(I used politically correct words...)

It looks like I can import them from the US and it would be $78.18 but It doesn't say if its in US dollars or CAD which would be a total of about 100$CAD with the exchange.



Either way cheaper bruh even if they slap some import fees right?














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While we are on this topic, do you guys grout or caulk W/C's? I used to be lazy and caulked. But one time some heavy customers sat on a W/C that I had set. I caulked it and the bowl shifted a bit under the strain and some of the caulk oozed out of the .
I always use clear silicone, in the squeeze tube. I tell the client to wait til the silicone is set, to use said toilet, if they can. If it was a super heavy client, they would def have to wait for the silicone to set.

In the rare case that the floor is too uneven to shim, I’ll use grout..
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I'm about to buy a big jar of 300 pieces so I can save money buying in bulk. It's not quite 200$ but with taxes you know.
How many toilets are you setting as a one man shop? 300 shims would last years for me. I’m so cheap I save the ones I only cut the front off to use the rest of it for bigger gaps on other toilets.
Hahaha, i do the same, and sometimes cut the white shims down the middle... those cut off bits always come in handy.
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Yes about 75$ less. True the white shims show through clear silicone and I hate using white silicone.
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Yes about 75$ less. True the white shims show through clear silicone and I hate using white silicone.
I prefer translucent silicone myself hides the white shim
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I prefer translucent silicone myself hides the white shim





Do you mean opaque? I say clear silicone, but the stuff I use is frosted when it's thick.














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I prefer translucent silicone myself hides the white shim
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Do you mean opaque? I say clear silicone, but the stuff I use is frosted when it's thick.


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I was thinking it didn't make sense too.

Where do you get opaque clear silicone?
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How many toilets are you setting as a one man shop? 300 shims would last years for me. I’m so cheap I save the ones I only cut the front off to use the rest of it for bigger gaps on other toilets.
Your not cheap, you are environmentally friendly. You should use it in your adds

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No I mean translucent lol
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