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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-25-2013, 06:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,565
Posted By coping skills
Most liquid membrane manufacturers require it's...

Most liquid membrane manufacturers require it's to tape and thinset our joints before using their fabric and membrane, but I've done it both ways and have not yet had a failure from either.
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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-22-2013, 04:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 840
Posted By coping skills
Yeah, I guarantee that framing is there for no...

Yeah, I guarantee that framing is there for no other reason than to hug that beautiful fiberglass shower deal.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-19-2013, 05:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 542
Posted By coping skills
If your house was built in '62 I think it could...

If your house was built in '62 I think it could be either. I'd guess out is the early narrow drywall with plaster over the top of it.

Around here, if we wasn't to get building inspectors to leave...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-18-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 21,500
Views: 3,796,952
Posted By coping skills
Damn Josh, that lid is sweet looking!

Damn Josh, that lid is sweet looking!
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-18-2013, 08:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,507
Posted By coping skills
Polyurethane works if you're okay with an easy...

Polyurethane works if you're okay with an easy answer, satin, semi-gloss, or gloss depending on which finish you want.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-17-2013, 08:13 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,455
Posted By coping skills
I hear Craig and Angie used to date, but Angie...

I hear Craig and Angie used to date, but Angie started stalking Craig so he broke it off.

Angie was bitter and decided to start her own list where people could write reviews about contractors...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-01-2013, 11:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,329
Posted By coping skills
My van was broken into and my tools stolen both...

My van was broken into and my tools stolen both 12/8/2011 and 12/18/2012.

I'm getting used to the idea that I'll never see them again.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-31-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,393
Posted By coping skills
I vote 7, though I've never put in more than one.

I vote 7, though I've never put in more than one.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-31-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,772
Posted By coping skills
Hydroban is worth every penny. It's about...

Hydroban is worth every penny.

It's about the same price as high end paint retails for from Sherwin Williams.

Plus I hear it is a higher quality latex they use, the color is more appealing,...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-31-2013, 05:05 PM
Replies: 21,500
Views: 3,796,952
Posted By coping skills
I'd be down to ban ceramic that tries to look...

I'd be down to ban ceramic that tries to look like stone and ceramic that tries to look like wood. I'd like to ban anything that tries to look like something else.

I'd also like to ban fiberglass...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-26-2013, 03:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,634
Posted By coping skills
Dude, don't do it. It's cold. Everything outside...

Dude, don't do it. It's cold. Everything outside looks dead. It's dark when you wake up, dark when you start work in the morning, and dark when you get home.

When the white stuff comes you have to...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-26-2013, 03:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,265
Posted By coping skills
Lately I've been getting around 75%. I assume...

Lately I've been getting around 75%. I assume this is because I am the only person on craigslist who shows up on time, with a full set of teeth, not smelling of alcohol or illicit drugs.

I also...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-25-2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 21,500
Views: 3,796,952
Posted By coping skills
Wood frame, covered with plywood and Hardibacker,...

Wood frame, covered with plywood and Hardibacker, mud floor, whole thing covered with a whole bunch of Hydroban.

I used a plain old tub drain modified with an Ikea vanity drain to create a...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-24-2013, 09:33 PM
Replies: 21,500
Views: 3,796,952
Posted By coping skills
Tiled Bathtub

Grout tomorrow.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-28-2012, 06:41 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,105
Posted By coping skills
Freddy, Hopefully you didn't use a bucket...

Freddy,

Hopefully you didn't use a bucket that still had frosting in it.:stick:

I just received mine the other day; I'm very excited to use it and will post back with results!
Forum: The Mud Box 10-27-2012, 09:21 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 12,122
Posted By coping skills
Yeah, if you value your time at $45/hr, and it...

Yeah, if you value your time at $45/hr, and it takes you 5 minutes to wash a bucket, it's $3.75

It doesn't pay to have your most expensive guy doing demo, pushing a broom, or cleaning buckets.
Forum: The Mud Box 10-27-2012, 02:18 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 12,122
Posted By coping skills
Yes sir, those look just like the frosting...

Yes sir, those look just like the frosting buckets I use.

I love bakers.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-08-2012, 09:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,306
Posted By coping skills
I do it however looks best on that particular...

I do it however looks best on that particular job.

I recently made an exception to centering because it was not humanly possible to cut the hole for the valve out of the cheap marazzi tile. But...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-12-2012, 08:59 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,812
Posted By coping skills
If they don't prove I mixed the thinset wrong,...

If they don't prove I mixed the thinset wrong, they'll prove there was something else which wasn't done right.

I'm okay with a manufacturer's warranty being voided because they always are.

I...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-07-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,827
Posted By coping skills
A helper isn't overhead unless they work in the...

A helper isn't overhead unless they work in the office.

I've nailed down my overhead at $7/hr, $14,000/year.

This includes gas, licensure fees, insurance, tools & maintenance thereof,...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-06-2012, 07:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,534
Posted By coping skills
All I know is at $5/SF to install backer and...

All I know is at $5/SF to install backer and tile, you're probably very busy if you do good work.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-06-2012, 04:17 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 33,158
Posted By coping skills
Yeah, and stop by Minneapolis afterward!

Yeah, and stop by Minneapolis afterward!
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-03-2012, 05:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,445
Posted By coping skills
Why go through the added labor and expense of...

Why go through the added labor and expense of installing cbu when all it does is make it more difficult?

I don't get it.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-23-2012, 06:52 PM
Replies: 495
Views: 181,380
Posted By coping skills
Jim, Drew, those niches look SLICK!

Jim, Drew, those niches look SLICK!
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-23-2012, 06:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,224
Posted By coping skills
On my one stacked stone job, it went up pretty...

On my one stacked stone job, it went up pretty much like tile.
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