What did you do at work today?

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

  1. Mark Brown

    Mark Brown On The Surface Flooring I Support TFP

    It sure is a concrete look. I was confused as to why we didn't just fill it up with leveler and walk away. Setting them is actually not too bad, other than the fact i made wee little man grout joints. Ill get the rest of it done today and snap some pictures. As for the price, well, it is never enough but at least 6.50 is getting close
     
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  2. Chris 45

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

    30’ drop today. Gotta love that.

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  3. kylenelson

    kylenelson You'll find me on the floor Senior Member

    I love an easy $500 day
     
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  4. kwfloors

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

    So do I but 800 is better....
     
  5. Mike Antonetti

    Mike Antonetti I Support TFP Senior Member

    I’ll take a rougher 800$ day than an easy 500$ day. Wonder what surgeons think a good day is?
     
  6. Daris Mulkin

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

    Every day!!

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    Daris
     
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  7. Chris 45

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

    That kitchen was a bit better than $500 but it sure wasn’t $800. Either way it was sure better than carpet.
     
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  8. Don Monfils

    Don Monfils PRO CARPET Charter Member

    Anything is better than carpet !
    Except a sharp stick in the eye
     
  9. Mark Brown

    Mark Brown On The Surface Flooring I Support TFP

    I don't know man.... I have two eyes.
     
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  10. Incognito

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

    Finished last night

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  11. Mike Antonetti

    Mike Antonetti I Support TFP Senior Member

    Day 3 of a 1590 ft tile removal. Thinset was 2” wide chiseled off slab. It was hard and taking too long to grind. I moved appliances, r&r toilets using newer type waste seals. The blue one and the green urethane, think I got in mail for trial. And a safe for free! Customer called and didn’t see a breakdown, I added up total and jotted down. So, for me I took a hit, customer probably thought they were paying enough to have something removed. Only 4770$ to me that’s a deal.

    We were full bore from 8-5:30, today was till 6:30. The husband didn’t want it done, the wife did. It will be an excellent choice to update the floors, one of the times the wife is right!
     

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  12. Mike Antonetti

    Mike Antonetti I Support TFP Senior Member

    Finished a carpet and LVT with adhesive removal. Luckily the carpet adhesive was hard. The LVT adhesive was medium sticky. I’m not happy with my removal process. Two steps and hard work, my stand up grinder was a little slow.
     

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  13. Incognito

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

    Sheet vinyl........Upofloor? I think it's an Armstrong product. Very simlar to Medintech. I was here a week ago for a day. A crew has been here for a couple weeks. We laid the corridors---flat lay. I only sanded and minor prep. Can I say this? It's ABSOLUTELY MF'n insane to install resilient flooring in corridors on a job site on temp power with the MF'n boxes and cords running through the job site.

    We just didn't deal with that retarded BS in the union construction sites in New England when I started the trade. I still for the life of me cannot understand HOW my boss expects me to do quality work at an efficient pace under these circumstances. I want to quit. But somehow they keep paying the bills and the payroll so.....................I'll be back at 5AM tomorrow for another 8 hours of retarded BS.

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  14. Mark Brown

    Mark Brown On The Surface Flooring I Support TFP

    My good man, you haven't lived until you are installing 1200 yards of PVC in the middle of winter in Saskatchewan at minus 40 C with blast furnaces, 200A electrical platforms and 3000 feet of electrical cords everywhere. Did I mention the electricians, plumbers, painters, furniture dicks, acoustic ceiling guys, finish carpenters, medical equipment dudes and some useless forman!! Gotta love completion bonuses. All flash coved with insets and patterns and blah blah blah.... I don't know how many times I told those dumb dumbs their floor would fail but no one listened. Well, we got it done. Six months later I saw said dumb dumb Forman..... guess what?

    All he said to me was, "you were right, I'm sorry."

    Even after getting married, having two kids and buying my first house, STILL the best day of my life!
     
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  15. Chris 45

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

    I used to love commercial work before it turned into the goat screw that it is these days. Stacked subs, unreasonable working conditions, crazy timelines and then you want me to put my name on it to boot...

    I did a plank replacement today with grandpa hovering over me and pointing at this n that the whole time. After you guys reminded me of the shenanigans that has become commercial work, I feel like I got off easy.
     
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  16. Incognito

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

    You wann talk Goatscrew? (Great slang there)

    You don't know Goatscrew til you wander into the world of illegal (and legal) immigrant labor. The whole point of allowing tens of millions of DESPERATE workers into the workforce is to degrade not just wages and benefits but WORKING CONDITIONS.

    Part of maintaining integrity, professionalism........your most basic MANHOOD is the integrity I think it's safe to assume everyone here holds toward the flooring trade. You simply can't work here and demand DECENT conditions when there's a line 5000 miles long of desperate foreign workers to replace your company in a heartbeat.

    We didn't suffer that indignation in New England in the 70's and 80's before I left for this border state market of Southern California. I was SHOCKED at the BS in 1987 when I started out here and it's at least a zillion times worse today. Maybe ten hundred zillion.

    Don't talk to me about Goatscrew! My whole flippin' live is one long 40 year Goatscrew.

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  17. Mark Brown

    Mark Brown On The Surface Flooring I Support TFP

    Chris, you aren't wrong. On that one project I remember we were doing an outside wall storage closet. I cleaned it, took off for 10 min to do something and came back and there was Styrofoam everywhere. OK... someone was in here and made a mess. No surprise, clean it and do it again. Glued it out, left to another area to let it flash, came back and SURPRISE Styrofoam everywhere.... Turns out what was happening is the building envelope was a giant wind tunnel somehow and the exterior rigid foam was blowing littlet balls of itself into the building. Spectacular.
     
  18. epoxyman

    epoxyman Pro Member

    At a theme park tonight grind and patch and redcoat job they had to install new water lines for there dolphin tank
    It’s a two night job not to bad just me and the fish and security guards lol
     

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  19. kwfloors

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

    What are you grinding off?
     
  20. Mike Antonetti

    Mike Antonetti I Support TFP Senior Member

    I’d say it’s a job that Ron did that he knows product used, how to prepare it, patch it, etc.

    Now call anyone else in to fix they may not have a clue as to proper procedure or material used.
     
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