What did you do at work today?

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

  1. epoxyman

    epoxyman Pro Member

    Yes Mike is right we did the floor back about 7 years ago and they needed to run new pipes for the dolphin tank new filters.
    So I removed the old coating and had to patch were the new lines was cut into the floor then coat the floor it’s all done
    And will be opened back up this Friday
     

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  2. Mike Antonetti

    Mike Antonetti I Support TFP Senior Member

    Interesting, different environment the salt water, chemicals, etc. for epoxy, i know you do beachside stuff, but I haven’t thought about it for that application. Nice fit, spec’d right. Unlike an LVT job in an assisted living facility just saw last week. We removed flooring, I forgot what it was but new Floor has scratches everywhere, light color looks trashed.
     
  3. Incognito

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

    Still at the same Goatscrew job site. The dude running the job stuck me in an area without lights, HVAC and only one wall outlet. So I'm running a sander, Blastrac vac, 500 watt halogen and the GC's floor light. Obviously that blew the circuit and the electrician wasn't on site. So I had to run a 100 foot cord back to the spider box.............

    I get all that hooked up and the shithead apprentice repeatedly disconnected my cord leaving me in the dark. Three times I had to walk out of the zippered enclosure, through the VA hospital corridor, back in the zippered enclosure in another section to reconnect my cord. I would have liked to fire that blockhead but I don't need to. It's easier to let those blockheads burn themselves out. Give them enough rope............

    I got it all sanded, clean swept and heavy floating half the room when the architect wanted to go over some details with the carpet tile patterns. They can't talk to the other guy because of his lack of English language skills. I used that opportunity to pull the old switcheroo on Homeboy. I asked him to finish up that prep so I could straighten out the mess we had. Then I jumped over into a nice clean, well lit area to install. IMG_2633.JPG IMG_2622.JPG IMG_2634.JPG
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  4. Chris 45

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

    That must be frustrating as all get out. I had to switch over to LED drop lights because of those kind of situations. The extra wattage from the halogen lights always pushed the circuit past its limits all the time.
     
  5. Mike Antonetti

    Mike Antonetti I Support TFP Senior Member

    What’s the wobble light pulling?
     
  6. Incognito

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

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    ........................It's pulling the [EXPLETIVE DELETED] out of my [EXPLETIVE DELETED.]

    Yeah Mike, it's been one of those days and I frankly have no idea what your question means.
     
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  7. Jim McClain

    Jim McClain Owner/Founder Administrator

    Now everyone's gonna think I did that. :ohno:
     
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  8. Grant H

    Grant H I'd rather be patting my dog.

    I assumed he meant compared to the Halogen whats the power draw on your inverted mushroom ?.
     
  9. Mike Antonetti

    Mike Antonetti I Support TFP Senior Member

    Yes G man, sorry that’s my term for drawing current, everything’s pulling electric like a tug o war. I have to disperse equipment to all areas of homes. Quite annoying. Some don’t get it. Supply juice, why do I even have to ask about power on some commercial jobs!

    I’ve seen a bunch of wobble lights dumped at auction, along with many things that are obsolete or do not work sufficiently. The roadside generator lights, movin cool A/C, Edco grinders, etc.
     
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  10. Grant H

    Grant H I'd rather be patting my dog.

    On one of these atm. Run 50 mtrs of lead into a pitch black room for lights and heat gun etc, shut the door....some fool kicks the other end of the lead...try to find the door in the dark with out spilling glue/water, walk the 50 mtrs to plug it back in...rinse and repeat :mad:
     
  11. Commercial Floor Rep

    Commercial Floor Rep I Support TFP Published

    Grant, you forgot to add that while you're plugging the cord back in someone walks through your patch that you just troweled.
     
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  12. Don Monfils

    Don Monfils PRO CARPET Charter Member

    08C64FDC-E5CE-4795-800F-80B2442F7F4D.jpeg CE6A3579-17D2-47DB-900D-8F7E5B134938.png 0D91F196-A457-48B4-86C3-A9D234ABC8D5.png I haven’t installed any carpet in months
    ( thank god). So this week I have 89 yards over pad with rip up and a wrapped open stair case
    It turned into a two day job :mad:.
    The carpet was a shaw pattern commercial with a backing as stiff as unitary.
    And a lovely layout (not).
    Just layout the 4’ hall and drop the extra 14’ of carpet through the 3’ wide doorway. Oh, and the pine on the walls was installed after the last carpet was put in. So all the strip had to be removed and replaced.
    Carpet sucks !
     
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  13. Don Monfils

    Don Monfils PRO CARPET Charter Member

    4728CC9C-CA60-40A1-A36C-E87DAD0652CC.jpeg I’m going to get a can of black spray paint and do this to my trailer.
     
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  14. Incognito

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

    Shop called me a few weeks back to ask if I know how to do stretch carpet. I ask the gal in the office WTF........WHO is seriously asking me this question? She claims the shop owner. Well, I know that's pure BS because the shop owner and I laid plenty of stretch carpet together over the dozen or so years before he bought out his dad and became the owner.

    Last week he came out to check a job I was working on and I asked him WTF that was all about. He had a good laugh. Only 3 of the 25 or so union guys working now for his shop would even pretend to be proficient at carpet over pad.

    I told the gal in the office I didn't think I had all the tools to do the job. My iron is probably toast. I'd have to move Hell and Highwater to find my Senior Stretcher. So I weaseled out. I told them the other two guys who COULD do this work. About 2 weeks later I was working with the poor SOB who got stuck on the project-------NBC Universal Studios, Graveyard shift. The job was polluted with other trades and when they finally elbowed their way into the mess the shop had failed to send tack strip assuming they could use the existing even though many walls had been moved.

    The "poor" SOB was stuck there for 17 hours.

    Thank God Almighty I passed. I felt bad about the fact that he got stuck so I told him that I was glad that he was able to CASH IN on all that double time for the sake of his family. He smiled........barely though.

    Carpet sucks.
     
  15. Mike Sliwinski

    Mike Sliwinski The Doctor Is In Senior Member

    Hard Surface flooring sucks even more ;)

    It's all about what your use too, I have no doubt Don and Ingog could
    and would master tackless Carpet installation if the hard flooring dried up.

    I'll take kneeling on soft flooring any-day over hard, my idea of prep
    would be changing the pad from 1/4'' to 1/2'' :p no patch required.

    Mike
     
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  16. Don Monfils

    Don Monfils PRO CARPET Charter Member

    I made $2800 Monday/Tuesday
    1 1/2 days work ( doing hard surface) vs. less than $800
    For 2 full days busting my ass installing carpet.
     
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  17. Mike Sliwinski

    Mike Sliwinski The Doctor Is In Senior Member

    You're definitely right about the money Don. I was talking more skill level and
    hardness on the knees, not on the ass ;) :)
     
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  18. kylenelson

    kylenelson You'll find me on the floor Senior Member

    I like the actual work of carpet at times, but I’d drop it fast if there was enough other work to not drop off my income
     
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  19. Chris Mha

    Chris Mha Charter Member Senior Member

    Started 700 square feet of engineered flooring. Somerset. Four different colors. What a pain in the ass.
     

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  20. Elmer Fudd

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

    I don't like that look at all! Different colors and different species, looks like a leftover job.
     
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