What did you do at work today (2019)?

Discussion in 'Flooring Potpourri' started by Mark Brown, Jan 1, 2019.

  1. Mark Brown

    Mark Brown On The Surface Flooring I Support TFP

    I gave it up all together. Got to be too much of a habit. But there was a time when a 6 would take me from the liquor store to home in Calgary every night after work... it isn't drinking and driving if traffic moves less than 5 km/h
     
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  2. Luke George Hladky

    Luke George Hladky Luke Sky Floorer

    Gotta love that golden nectar!
    Don't let anyone tell you you're an alcoholic! It's called, being a
    "beer enthusiast"
     
  3. Mark Brown

    Mark Brown On The Surface Flooring I Support TFP

    I'm not am alcoholic, I'm a drunk!!

    That was always my argument. In hindsight it was not a good argument

    Oh wait... I mean today at work I poured 21 bags of self leveller in 350 sqft... it was BAD!!! Now it is sexy!!
     
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  4. Don Monfils

    Don Monfils PRO CARPET Charter Member

    I love tips...
    I love Heineken too :cool:
     
  5. Tom Potter

    Tom Potter I Support TFP

    Got some free labor over the weekend (almost), cost me a happy meal!

    And just to clarify, that's a set wall he's working. So don't tear him apart for being a kicker, lol

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  6. kylenelson

    kylenelson You'll find me on the floor I Support TFP Senior Member

    Love it! He looks about the same age as my oldest boy.
     
  7. Mark Brown

    Mark Brown On The Surface Flooring I Support TFP

    I'm gonna have to report that the child protection services. You don't let you own kids into this world.... you abuse other people's kids :)
     
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  8. Chris 45

    Chris 45 Director of P.R. on some deserted island. I Support TFP

    My sons used to help me at that age. My oldest boy is a bartender now. I think he learned his lesson.
     
  9. Daris Mulkin

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

    I have pictures of my son kicking[or trying] when he was 4or5. He will be 50 this coming year, so it is a good memory. He is a truck driver now.

    :old:

    Daris
     
  10. Mark Brown

    Mark Brown On The Surface Flooring I Support TFP

    Bought myself a sexy new toy today!!
    Works like a hot damn!
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    Milwaukee 5426-21

    Comes in at 8ft-lb where as the Hilti I have been eyeing for the last couple of years is 19 ft-lb but for what I am doing 99% of the time this thing is more than enough. Not to mention it has the finesse to get into the small areas
     
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  11. Mike Antonetti

    Mike Antonetti Senior Member

    Doesn’t look like 8ft/lbs to me, looks @ 6
     
  12. Mark Brown

    Mark Brown On The Surface Flooring I Support TFP

    I just say what their documents say..
     
  13. Tom Potter

    Tom Potter I Support TFP

    Funny you say that. I got to talking to that customer about teaching my son a trade at an early age. My thoughts are to teach him for something to always fall back on or pick up a little pocket jingle on the side.

    Nothing wrong with what we do but these day's there's a lot better ways to make a buck......and a lot more of them.

    I can tell the trades are hurting because of that. I literally have the union beating down my door to join them. 2-3 calls a week & the occasional house call, lol.
     
  14. Chris 45

    Chris 45 Director of P.R. on some deserted island. I Support TFP

    You need to show that boy how to work the business end of a bullet cutter. Better for the body and the pocket book.

    I lucked out today. Underlayment never comes up this easy for me.

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  15. Mark Brown

    Mark Brown On The Surface Flooring I Support TFP

    No.... of course osb holds as good as plywood. My left foot it does :)
     
  16. kylenelson

    kylenelson You'll find me on the floor I Support TFP Senior Member

    All hail the great and mighty plywood!!
     
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  17. Jim McClain

    Jim McClain Owner/Founder Administrator

    One of my jobs today was to break this thread up into multiple yearly threads. The original was retitled "What did you do at work today (2016)" and I did the same to all the posts in their respective years. I was aware that there were replies to a specific post that spanned 2 years, so I kept those replies in the earlier year to maintain the thread aspect.

    This year is the only sticky thread, so it will always be at the top of the topic list in this forum until 2020, when that year will become the sticky thread. You'll still be able to look back at older posts in their respective years by finding them in the Similar Threads module at the bottom of the page while in one of those threads. If you are in some other thread and want to see what you or someone else was doing in a prior year, just use the search feature to find a specific thread or posts by a specific member.

    Sorry for any confusion this might cause, but it has been my experience that threads like this with over 1000 posts are just too cumbersome and taxing on the system. But I am very happy that members have used this kind of thread so often that it created this (easy to solve) problem.
     
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  18. Mike Antonetti

    Mike Antonetti Senior Member


    I’d have to say a big “NO” to union when you can make double, have the free time, make you hours, on and on,

    Bad part, no pension. Etc, just have to do everything(finances) on your own.

    Now 20 years military would’ve been nice, but dealing with BS is not my style, as you know, I got no style.

    Really I’d try it for a year and gain all the experience and knowledge that union offers then move on. But it would kill your current business you’ve already established and customers / clients who know you. You’re way better than the average installer, the pay doesn’t reflect that, so for that reason I’m out.
     
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  19. Tom Potter

    Tom Potter I Support TFP

    I have been on the scales weighing the pros & cons for the last year. I do like to remain friendly with them & a few shops they supply for. Always like to keep bridges intact.
     
  20. Tom Potter

    Tom Potter I Support TFP

    No doubt, that's the truth. Unfortunately for me this is the time of year the shop "trims the fat". My crew is the only one until spring.i really hate to bitch about making money but that means I'm doing it all. Normally the only time I get carpet is if it's high end clientele or tailored......now its every tom, dick & harry's living room's :(
     
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