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Forum: The Mud Box 06-28-2014, 02:07 AM
Replies: 414
Views: 23,738
Posted By ob1kanobee
LT I'm on board with you. Call me a conspiracy...

LT I'm on board with you. Call me a conspiracy theorist or whatever. I think our government or someone our government has allowed is messing with the air. I'm leaning towards the pharmaceutical...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 06-28-2014, 01:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,408
Posted By ob1kanobee
You can remove enhancer from travertine so long...

You can remove enhancer from travertine so long as it is solvent based which yours is but its not easy. Water based is pretty much impossible. Go to home depot and purchase "gel grafitti remover" or...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-27-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,158
Posted By ob1kanobee
I'm in the Orlando area (Sanford). Feel free to...

I'm in the Orlando area (Sanford). Feel free to contact me at 386-479-0372 Ben
Forum: The Mud Box 02-14-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,884
Posted By ob1kanobee
Sad news indeed. I really liked him as did...

Sad news indeed. I really liked him as did others. I met him in Orlando a few years back or so (at Coverings?). We went to go get a bite to eat with someone else and he insisted on buying the meal....
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-31-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,225
Posted By ob1kanobee
I'm gonna order what Joe posted. I'm cleaning out...

I'm gonna order what Joe posted. I'm cleaning out hundreds of feet of gutters and I'll be on the roof some with my vac on the ground. Gonna use this contraption as well (link posted below).

...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-31-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,225
Posted By ob1kanobee
Looking For A Remote Control Power Switch For My Shop Vac

I seem to recall a thread around here somewhere where I thought CX and Paul had posted pictures of remotes to turn power tools on and off but I can't find it.

I have a 6.25 HP Shop Vac that I want...
Forum: The Mud Box 10-01-2013, 09:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,254
Posted By ob1kanobee
Yeah but can you do a conventional mud shower for...

Yeah but can you do a conventional mud shower for a curbless shower say on the 8th floor in a condominium with a linear drain?
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-25-2013, 10:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,060
Posted By ob1kanobee
If I was recommending Kerdi showers or hybrids...

If I was recommending Kerdi showers or hybrids and the customer was getting other bids, I'd be sure to point out that others might say they have torn out many traditional showers same as me without...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-25-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,060
Posted By ob1kanobee
So if you are selling me (with your pitch), I'm...

So if you are selling me (with your pitch), I'm gonna ask you:

So this "alternative" you are proposing is going to add $4,000 to your estimate? I have a cleaning service that cleans the showers...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-23-2013, 10:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,060
Posted By ob1kanobee
Myself, I would not just offer one type of...

Myself, I would not just offer one type of install. To me that's like having one tool in your toolbox such as a hammer and everything starts to look like a nail. Not good for sales and your inquiry...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-21-2013, 09:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,362
Posted By ob1kanobee
Fill it all with knifegrade Akemi then grind it...

Fill it all with knifegrade Akemi then grind it but make sure you overfill it. It would be a real PITA though. We did a few unfilled travertine floors that way. Of grout it with really wet unsanded...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-21-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 15,842
Posted By ob1kanobee
Tile the wall but when you get to the edge leave...

Tile the wall but when you get to the edge leave out your thinset a couple of inches. At the end take your margin trowel and compress thinset behind the edge of the tile making sure to...
Forum: The Mud Box 09-21-2013, 08:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,185
Posted By ob1kanobee
When Brian comes along and points out there is a...

When Brian comes along and points out there is a similar thread on the subject since he has them all memorized lol
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-20-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,201
Posted By ob1kanobee
I was just curious on whether you paid him or the...

I was just curious on whether you paid him or the store did. Makes no difference though what he was paid. He agreed to do a job period. It just sometimes helps identify what type if installer you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-20-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,201
Posted By ob1kanobee
I hear ya and those things happen. It's just that...

I hear ya and those things happen. It's just that from the start it should have been clear that you didn't want any small cuts. I work with homeowners all the time who can't be home or I can't be...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-20-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,201
Posted By ob1kanobee
Did you pay Carpet Direct or the contractor...

Did you pay Carpet Direct or the contractor directly for the labor?

Usually the contractor gets paid from them. Something like $200 or so for a job like that. The customer ends up getting crap...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-20-2013, 11:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,433
Posted By ob1kanobee
Well said Marty. :gerg:

Well said Marty. :gerg:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-20-2013, 06:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,433
Posted By ob1kanobee
Are they rectified tiles? To not get...

Are they rectified tiles?

To not get techical I'd say I've seen 1/8" and I thought it was 'ok'.

As an installer and other positions I've held, I look for 'uniformity' or 'consistency' in the...
Forum: The Mud Box 09-19-2013, 08:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,185
Posted By ob1kanobee
I constantly misplace the wingnut that holds my...

I constantly misplace the wingnut that holds my straight edges together. Lost another one today and I didn't leave the space where I was putting them back together. Errr
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-19-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 656
Posted By ob1kanobee
If you decide to do like Davy's picture just...

If you decide to do like Davy's picture just score the thin tile and not cut it all the way through so you don't have to mess with tiny squares. That will create a fake grout joint but nobody will...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-18-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,750
Posted By ob1kanobee
Hire a pro to float the mud work and you do the...

Hire a pro to float the mud work and you do the tile. That's all contingent on finding someone who can and would be willing to just do the mud work and capable. It's a skill. I couldn't imagine doing...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-17-2013, 06:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 921
Posted By ob1kanobee
I would clean the marble first. If all the grout...

I would clean the marble first. If all the grout is gone, that's a whole lot of cleaner and water that will get behind the marble. You might have to only 'touch-up' clean after removing grout. Easier...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 09-16-2013, 03:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 757
Posted By ob1kanobee
Price seems a little high to me. They cut out an...

Price seems a little high to me. They cut out an entire sink down here for $150. Did you try a water jet place? I bet my buddy would cut that whole for a case of beer.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-15-2013, 10:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 921
Posted By ob1kanobee
Sounds as though water is getting in behind the...

Sounds as though water is getting in behind the marble possible from the shower pan holding water under the shower floor and that can happen from no pre-pitch under the liner (assuming their is a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-14-2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,186
Posted By ob1kanobee
I think I can count on one hand the number of...

I think I can count on one hand the number of decks I've seen (like these) that don't have effervescence. Just sayin.
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