What did you do at work today?

Discussion in 'Flooring Potpourri' started by Jim McClain, Nov 19, 2016.

  1. Chris 45

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

    Holy cow! I suppose that's better than having staples in your pad over concrete. True story.
  2. Mark Brown

    Mark Brown On The Surface Flooring I Support TFP

    I'm feeling that pain.

    Tore up some old 6x18 vinyl?? tile and there were 37 2 inch ring nails hammered into it...no that's right i said 37 which all had to be pulled because they had vinyl and felt stuck under them getting ready for laminate. I choose not to complain because myself and my partner knocked out 1100 sqft of laminate in two different sites today so no complaints.
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  3. Mike Sliwinski

    Mike Sliwinski The Doctor Is In I Support TFP Senior Member

    The stinger has stung again. Should the home owner collect
    for property damage ?? and who would be responsible, old installer or
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  4. JonH

    JonH TFP Sponsor

    I think I counted 13 pick marks in 9 ft. Wow.
  5. kwfloors

    kwfloors Fuzz on the brain Charter Member I Support TFP Senior Member

    And they were so far out in the room. The guy didn't know how to use it. Good example of wrong installation, Jon.
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  6. JonH

    JonH TFP Sponsor

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    My lady wants me to exercise with her in the mornings but I just dont have the energy when I go to work like this. 680 ft of glued down carpet take-up is enough and it pays. 4 hours of excercise by the time I'm done.
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  7. Chris 45

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

    She can help you demo then you don't have to pay for a gym membership:cool:
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  8. Mark Brown

    Mark Brown On The Surface Flooring I Support TFP

    ....what did I do at work today??

    I finally crossed the threshold into professionally designated tile installer. Woops!

    3 wall shower enclosure and kerdi waterproofing. 6x12 5/16 wall tile. Turned out really well other than how bloody wonky the walls were. Modular homes were not intended to have quality finishes.

    And by professional I simply mean I took your money to do it.

    I'll take pictures on Monday when I grout it and let you lot critique me.... don't hurt me too bad ;)
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  9. Mark Brown

    Mark Brown On The Surface Flooring I Support TFP

    OK, so I didn't do it today, but I was scrollin through pictures on my phone and came up with this one....if I was a member I would have posted it then so I thought I would post it now
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  10. Mike Antonetti

    Mike Antonetti I Support TFP Senior Member

    I don't like the latch, it's tacky! There are companies that specialize in vintage latches or even new bronze. Craftsmanship top notch though.
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  11. Mark Brown

    Mark Brown On The Surface Flooring I Support TFP

    that latch was provided....

    if you ain't paying, I ain't playing.
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  12. Jim McClain

    Jim McClain Owner/Founder Administrator

    That's when I would have pulled out my little sample book and said, "craftsmanship, like you're asking for, deserves a nice finish and fine hardware. For a few dollars more, I can install one of these elegant door pulls. I have them all in stock right now."


    And I would have made an extra $10.00 profit (min.) and added to my professionalism in the customer's eyes.

    I would have increased my productivity by having a template for each pull I offered, made from masonite, so that all I would have to do is position it on the door, plunge my router bit in and trace the hole in the template. I would finish the corners with a sharp chisel, screw the latch in place and let the customer oooh and aaah. No careful measuring, no going real slow with the router so I don't go outside the lines, no messing around.
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  13. Mark Brown

    Mark Brown On The Surface Flooring I Support TFP

    Man, Jim you are not even a little bit wrong but here is the best part....

    They wanted to just put t cap all around it and drill a hole. I had to fight to get that far down the road buddy...

    Cut a guy some slack ;)
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  14. Mike Antonetti

    Mike Antonetti I Support TFP Senior Member

    Those are sweet! Careful to get too much attention as to say to guests "check out that pull!" silver just looks utility to me.
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  15. Mark Brown

    Mark Brown On The Surface Flooring I Support TFP

    Alright, so this is what I did at work today. Not too shabby for a commercial/hardwood installer if I don't say so myself.

    It's my first one... go easy on me :D




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  16. Jim McClain

    Jim McClain Owner/Founder Administrator

    Pretty damn nice.
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  17. Mark Brown

    Mark Brown On The Surface Flooring I Support TFP

    Thanks Jim!

    I got out of tile setting about 7 years ago due to psoriasis, never did a lot of it to begin with but with what I have seen passing for "professional" tile work around here lately I thought what the hell.... give it a shot :)

    I did my best and your best will usually do
  18. JonH

    JonH TFP Sponsor

    I've used those latches. I got them from a cabinet shop and I should sell them online myself. The only problem is getting them to match my trap door trim kits. I'm also thinking of making some, more simple and easier to install, so I can ensure a match. Pretty soon I should be able to design and produce a pull that just takes a 1/4 inch drill to install. I just haven't.
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  19. JonH

    JonH TFP Sponsor

    That is a nice shower Mark. Love the look.
  20. Incognito

    Incognito No more Mr. Nice Guy! I Support TFP Senior Member

    Is that tile from Spain?



    Looks very much like what I did at my previous home's shower/bath only I ran the tile the other direction with no stagger? I can't tell from the photo but are the ends not bullnose pieces?

    When I did mine it was after work and on weekends so it took a hundred years. I had gutted the whole master bedroom and bathroom so I built it all from the studs up excluding the rough plumbing which I contracted out.

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