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Old 02-03-2009, 06:50 PM   #1
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your shop set-up

Thought it would be a nice idea to see what the rest of you guys are using for shops, is it your own warehouse, or a self storage or your garage.
We have seen what peoples vans and trucks look like, so now lets see some photos of your shops.

Mine at the moment is still half my garage, which has gotton too small.
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Old 02-03-2009, 07:24 PM   #2
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dude nice shop! What are they bags of 226 or 272 thinset? Just wondering what your using to set tile on Kerdi and Ditra, I'm using 317 but i just found some 272 at another shop so i am thinking of making the switch 272 has more portland in it.


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Old 02-03-2009, 07:30 PM   #3
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No Shop yet

I just bought me a house (first time owner) Foreclosed ,everything is up side down ,no shop yet.You are well organized irish tile guy in michigan
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Old 02-03-2009, 07:35 PM   #4
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Rick,
yeah, there bags of 226
over the other side under the roll of pvc liner i keep 10 - 20 bags of ditra-set for setting on kerdi and ditra.
I usually keep a stock of ditra-set and hydroments single-flex and some laticretes 255 in stock at all time and usually some bagged mud if its just for shower pans


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give us a first name to call you, and are you based in Detroit.
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nice shop everytime i look at the pictures i find something new, like straightedges and i see the brown labels of hydroment. My garage is a mess i dont dare take a picture but since its snowing and my guy wont call me to plow i will go take one for ya, i am a slob.
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Old 02-03-2009, 07:56 PM   #6
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I'll take some of those buckets off your hands.
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Old 02-03-2009, 07:59 PM   #7
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Rick, you don't have those buckets chained AND YOU SHOWING THEM ON THE INTERNET?????
It's your own fault if you find them gone in the morning.
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if you guys find my batcave ill be amazed and if your gonna steal something take the furniture so i can organize the thing and id take the quad
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Thats so funny, i was thinking the same thing about the buckets.
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Old 02-03-2009, 08:29 PM   #10
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I like the more tile idiot plywood board thats awesome.
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Great topic. I'm taking notes so I can get my truck organized and build the shelves, so please, anyone with box trucks post your pics too.
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Old 02-03-2009, 09:25 PM   #12
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Chad,
i wrote that on there for one of my helpers, i told him dont ever let me see that writing on the tile trolly till the end of the day.
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Old 02-03-2009, 09:50 PM   #13
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Steve,

Do you just roll off kerdi/ditra at the amount you need for a job? I have thought about doing that but always figure I would end up short or have an extra few feet that I had to deal with. I just have been throwing the whole roll in the truck which is only bothersome on those 35sqft bathrooms.

Anyone worry about their stuff getting too cold in the garage? I keep thinking I should bring in my buckets of admix, sealer, caulk, mastic(it was free I have never bought any), etc. but the wife doesn't like that stuff in the livingroom.
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Steve good looking storage area. Wish i was that organized. I wouldnt dare even show you my truck, ware house or any trailer. Hammy
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Here you go Chad, hope this gives you some ideas. Sorry for the messy van.
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