Looking at a Runner job on Monday

Discussion in 'Carpet Q&A' started by Lo Down, Oct 18, 2009.

  1. Mike Sliwinski

    Mike Sliwinski The Doctor Is In I Support TFP Senior Member

    Thanks Daris, I've been writing down many thoughts lattly. My most recent
    analyzing is on Questions and Answeres. When I get a chance to edit and
    complete it, I'll start a new post. Funny how the word Anal is in the word
    analyzing.:) ~ Mike
     
  2. Lo Down

    Lo Down Old as dirt member Charter Member Senior Member

    No Mike, what you said was perfectly fine........... we all need help and what you posted was a good thing.
    You get those little messages too? :eek: Here's what has worked for me so far. My messages start at bedtime and in the morning I just do what the Rice Crispies tell me to do. :yesss::yesss::yesss:
     
  3. cproader

    cproader All over T's last nerve Senior Member

    :eek:.........snap crackle pop...............:hmmm:
     
  4. Lo Down

    Lo Down Old as dirt member Charter Member Senior Member

    That's them......... the little guys that told me to construct the bottom landing with the nap backwards. :mad:
    Back to listening to the oatmeal I guess. :pout:
     
  5. Lo Down

    Lo Down Old as dirt member Charter Member Senior Member

    Okie Dokie fellas, here's the installed runner.........the stress is over and I can collapse now. :blink:
    I don't know how you woven guys and gals do this thing day in day out. Took way more time than it should have, but Lo is happy and customer is happy............... ya can't beat that.

    I used my 20mm wide angle lens on some of these images, so don't freak out if the stairs or lines look a little crooked. I have some distortion that photoshop just can't fix. I haven't fastened down the edges of the landings yet, so any distortion there will be corrected when I get back there............ I think about 3/8 of an inch on the second landing is the only correction needed. I vacuumed the carpet prior to taking the photos and i wished I had brushed the border lines straight. (Lo, stop bein' so damn nit-picky)
    I'll fasten the landing edges after "we" determine that "kitty cat" issues are solved. :mad::mad::mad: Don't ask if one of the 8 kitty cats hates my work. :ohno::ohno::ohno:
    Anyway, here they is:
     

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  6. Lo Down

    Lo Down Old as dirt member Charter Member Senior Member

    Here's some more angles. They have a really cool bar with a 7' wide "glassless" window that looks down into the living room and it's directly above the stairs. .......good for taking stair photos.:yesss:
     

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  7. Lo Down

    Lo Down Old as dirt member Charter Member Senior Member

    Here's the wide entry stairs with the two piece stair rods........... crappy photo, and the colors are way off.......... notice how blue the door looks.
    I did these back in late October I think. Same pattern, but lighter blue color. The front door is a real piece of artwork if I ever saw one. (the entire home is) All of the doors in this home are of this quality. I feel quite privileged to even step inside this place.

    Second image is the sewing on landings 1 and 2. The single stair that goes in between the landings is above them faced right side up.
    Sewing ain't perfect, but it ain't commin apart anytime soon. ;)
    Landings 1 and 3 had two seams each about 6 inches apart on the top (tread) side of the landing. The 2 single steps had seams also, but those were on the riser part of the steps.
     

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  8. Jon Scanlan

    Jon Scanlan That Kiwi Charter Member I Support TFP Senior Member

    They look real cool Lo. All I can say is Wow :)
     
  9. Lo Down

    Lo Down Old as dirt member Charter Member Senior Member

    Thanks, you are a hoot John. ;)
     
  10. Nick Arrera

    Nick Arrera Traitor

    Real Nice . See you were worrying about nutin .
     
  11. David Hunt

    David Hunt Charter Member Senior Member Published

    Randy, come on there buddy, what's up with this job? Seriously, this looks absolutely fantastic and while I can say I am not surprised, I am impressed. Maybe now you will begin to appreciate what everyone here already knows and has known for a long time. Randy 'Lo Down' is a true flooring professional with as much skill, talent and ability as anyone out there!!! :yesss:

    It doesn't matter if this job caused you some stress or was a challenge. What matters is, you did it and you did it extremely well. Listen my friend, knowing that you do great work and have exceptional talent does not make a person vain. But this knowledge is key element of confidence and brother, and I am sure I am not alone when I say this, you have every right to be confident and proud of your skill, talent and ability as much as your gramp would be. :yesss:

    Great job and keep moving it forward. Awesome!

    Respectfully,

    Dobby
     
  12. cproader

    cproader All over T's last nerve Senior Member

    :eek:..............:bow:
     
  13. Tandy Reeves

    Tandy Reeves Resting In Peace Charter Member I Support TFP Senior Member

    Ditto what Dobby said.:good:
     
  14. rusty baker

    rusty baker Well-Known Member

    Randy, that looks great. We all stress over difficult jobs. I usually install mine all night long in my sleep.;)
     
  15. Daris Mulkin

    Daris Mulkin The One and Only Charter Member I Support TFP Senior Member

    Dobby I think you are cutting Randy a little short by as much talent as anybody out there. I'd say he had more skill than most, me included.
    I'm like Rusty, I'd sleep it all night, thats why I never wanted to know what I had the next day.

    Daris
     
  16. Lo Down

    Lo Down Old as dirt member Charter Member Senior Member

    Nick..... Rusty.............. I can stress better that you can. :p
     
  17. Lo Down

    Lo Down Old as dirt member Charter Member Senior Member

    Thanks Dobby. Did you notice the seams were as you first suggested? ............. You have a wee bit more talent than some of us. ;) I have an excess of patience and that's the only reason the job turned out as well as it did. I've been a nit picker all my life and I find perfection my worst enemy. Nothing is perfect, but I want it to be. If you can do a job in 3 days, I can do it in two weeks........ and that's the reason I have such a difficult time with jobs like this. Ive never done anything this complex so slow is the way to go and I'm glad I added more to my bid before starting this project.

    Thank you Dobby. Without you, Mike, Daris and the crew cheering me on, this job would have been impossible. I really didn't know where to start.

    Than you Daris. I'm good, (pats self on noggin) but 'cmon.... this is like my 3rd sewn runner on stairs. You do these in your sleep.;)
    Like you and Rusty not wanting to know what the next job was the day before........... add me to the list. I knew what my next days work was for 2 weeks in a row......... so you both know how well I have been sleeping........... kinda so so.;)
     
  18. Mike Sliwinski

    Mike Sliwinski The Doctor Is In I Support TFP Senior Member

    :D :cool: :) :yesss: :yesss: :cool::good: :bow: GREAT!! WORK LO-Down
    High Five, sent your way ~ Mike
     
  19. Lo Down

    Lo Down Old as dirt member Charter Member Senior Member

    Oh, and I'm not quite done........... I cut off the lower portion of the last rod holders to make the rod rest close to the hickory floor on the bottom step. I need to go back this morning to drill and tap the hickory floor to accept the machine screws that came with the bracket............... How many of you have ever drilled and tapped a wood floor? :p .........another reason I don't sleep is because I'm deamin' up crazy stuff like this. :blink:
    It will only take me 10 minutes since I have it all ready to go.
    Hey guys, I gotta go get a bill turned in so I can sleep tonight with the heat and phone still connected. :yesss:
     
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  20. Lo Down

    Lo Down Old as dirt member Charter Member Senior Member

    Thank you very much Mike for helpin Lo on this one. I hang out with a really great crowd and I can't thank you guys enough.
    Hi five back at ya bucko! ;)
     

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