What did you do at work today (2019)?

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

  1. Chris 45

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

    I see things differently. I got a helper again so I’m rollin through jobs faster than if I was still goin solo. The scheduler calls me up and says that since I’m going to bust out my job next week faster than originally thought, he’s got a back splash for me. I told him I’d rather sit on my couch than do a back splash. If I even do one then all of a sudden I’m his new tile guy and there goes my sweet floating floor gig cus ‘I just gotta have you do this job for me’. He literally told me ‘I gotta get it covered’. So. You’re always going to have some crappy job you gotta get covered. I’m not that guy. I’m Mr. 45.
     
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  2. epoxyman

    epoxyman Pro Member

    Was not flooring work I had today off
    So I took my tractor bucket rams
    Off To take into the shop to rebuild

    Had a slow leak on one but this weekend I picked up a load of dirt and it really broke lose and leaked oil.....
    Not bad have had my Kubota 3130 for over 14 years and this is the first time I’ve had to run any parts into the shop.

    And only smashed my finger removing one of the pins lol
    So that was my day today
     

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  3. Mark Brown

    Mark Brown On The Surface Flooring I Support TFP

    If you don't scrape a knuckle or crush a digit... you just aren't doing mechanics right brother.

    I've had my ear to the group for a little kubota for a while now but they really retain their value and I have been having a hard time justifying the cost for my wee property.

    Good luck with her
     
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  4. epoxyman

    epoxyman Pro Member

    Yea they hold a good value here in Florida to got mine about 14 years ago give or take new the tractor with the loader , 6’ bush hog , auger, and 7’ box blade was over 17,000 back then
    Now the same setup just a newer model of stuff is over 28,000 and used ones are hard to find
     
  5. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Administwative Asst. Charter Member I Support TFP Senior Member

    Over the weekend we packed 40 years of furniture and memories into a 26 ft trailer. Sent it off this morning on its run to our new home. Now just have to sell this one!
     
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  6. Jim McClain

    Jim McClain Owner/Founder Administrator

  7. Mike Antonetti

    Mike Antonetti Senior Member

    Gotta love long lasting equipment, in the background Ron is Stihl the dealer sells, my Stihl BR400 backpack blower still runs and is about 24 years old. Got a Stihl brush cutter almost as old. Farm type equipment I guess lasts for the generation. Old tractors are everywhere around here.

    Uh Mark you check auctions? I’ve seen at least 30 Canadian Farm auctions online, aside from the sad part of they’re losing the farm.
     
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  8. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Administwative Asst. Charter Member I Support TFP Senior Member

    To NE PA, about 450 miles. Looking to retire there.
     
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  9. Jon Scanlan

    Jon Scanlan That Kiwi Charter Member I Support TFP Senior Member

    Your too young to retire. Wait to you get to Daris"s age :)
     
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  10. Chris 45

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

    It gets cold up there. You plan on snow birding it?
     
  11. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Administwative Asst. Charter Member I Support TFP Senior Member

    No way, I hate Florida weather.
     
  12. Chris 45

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

    Florida is too much. The Carolinas have the best winters ever though. Cool, dry and sunny.
     
  13. Chris 45

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

    I had an easy day of demo today. I’m sure Mike can appreciate this. Tile was set on top of OSB so it popped up easily. Ground the thin set off and scooted. Tomorrow I’ll be putting down a layer of 1/4” and some vinyl.

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  14. Don Monfils

    Don Monfils PRO CARPET Charter Member

    What !, you’re not supposed install ceramic over OSB o_O
    I like that nice slim grout line between the tile and tap down metal.
    I’ve had a few ceramic rip ups like that, where you could get 90% of the tiles up in one piece with a flat bar.
     
  15. Don Monfils

    Don Monfils PRO CARPET Charter Member

    I started a job today with waterproof hardwood. We did some prep work and got the material there this afternoon. What will they come out with next?
    I’ll let you know how it goes tomorrow.
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  16. Mark Brown

    Mark Brown On The Surface Flooring I Support TFP

    Today at work I discovered why I prefer when I do my own underlayment.
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    Call me crazy but I think you are supposed to do this stuff BEFORE the sheet goes down
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    But don't worry..... I was assured it wasn't worse than a 1/32 inch. Kinda glad I found that rock and drug it through my 3/8 of patch lol
     
  17. Jim McClain

    Jim McClain Owner/Founder Administrator

    The floor you're covering up looks very interesting. Know anything about it?
     
  18. Don Monfils

    Don Monfils PRO CARPET Charter Member

    It is some type of plywood panels that are channeled out for radiant heat tubing.
     
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  19. Mark Brown

    Mark Brown On The Surface Flooring I Support TFP

    I did that in my last kitchen for 1/2 inch pex hydronic. Worked a lot better than I had imagined
     
  20. Tom Potter

    Tom Potter I Support TFP

    Awesome that you are in a position to cherry pick!
    Unfortunately for me, I'm the "go to guy, aka mr dependable" that holds down an entire shop. I dont have to do certain jobs but when the tables turn & I need/want something, I have never had to ask twice.

    But like I said, I hate to bitch about getting a good paycheck. Just a little butt hurt about picking up low end jobs.

    For example. Today I did a fabulous double wide with a cheap poly in stock carpet. Work order called for gold metal where it went to vinyl. Me being me decided to go above and beyond & end thing's nice using z bar to eliminate the tacky metal. Dont you know mr & mrs double wide had a shit fit that I went above and beyond to make their shitty poly carpet look just a little better & wanted the metal??? Yeah, I'm a little butt hurt today.

    Thanks for listening, the nickle is in the basket Lucy. Lol
     
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