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Old 03-06-2018, 06:05 AM   #4546
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House I'm working on now, from the outside. I guess they wanted to be able to lock the door, but still allow easy access for the trades.

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Also some interesting brick work on the exterior.

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Old 03-21-2018, 04:03 PM   #4547
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House I'm working on now, from the outside. I guess they wanted to be able to lock the door, but still allow easy access for the trades.

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Also some interesting brick work on the exterior.

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Lol on the door. Maybe they have had problems with contractors bailing on them.
I have seen brick work like that. Some people like the look.

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Old 03-22-2018, 02:40 AM   #4548
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those bricks are called Clinker Bricks here
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Old 04-04-2018, 08:41 PM   #4549
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Got a call back after being underbid, “same price?” pweh..
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Old 04-07-2018, 10:43 PM   #4550
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Wow, that's pretty bad Chris.

My guess is that it got tiled directly over plywood. That's where I personally normally encounter "finished" tiles that look like they don't have any mortar underneath them.
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Old 04-08-2018, 12:00 PM   #4551
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It always feels good to know what happened. It's kind of like when you see the road rager get pulled over.

Additionally, that one corner is completely above the grout joint!
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Old 04-25-2018, 10:47 PM   #4552
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We're ready to tile

1 1/2" abs pipe, no p trap - I grab piece of romex, pushed it in the pipe, it curved in but I was to able freely pushed it another 3' further.... floor drain (non clamping type for laundry floors) was there ready to install. Staples everywhere. Liner cut around the drain pipe, not clamped. Perimeter of pan +/_ 2". The whole house looked similar - mixed wires, subfloor leveled with mud, drains without vents....

I asked the idiot responsible for the work, how is the shower water tight, he said the concrete he uses is for swimming pools..... I told him to buy more, there will be one extra swimming pool under the bathroom in garage. $1.5M home.
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Old 04-26-2018, 05:54 AM   #4553
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The price point on the home used to be a sign of quality, but from what I've seen in the last 5 years especially, doesn't mean anything for quality in the trades anymore.
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Old 04-27-2018, 12:16 PM   #4554
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Around me the higher priced the house, the lower quality of workmanship. Blame it on the Builders and G/C's who still think its the late 90's early 2000's. They want to make a crazy markup and profit, but will beat any tradesmen down on their prices.
A friend of mine went to work for a major player in the luxury home market that builds "Lifestyle" communities for the 1% crowd. He said his bosses were complaining that they couldn't find good tradesmen, especially tile setters. He said for what they pay they would never get any good ones.
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Old 04-27-2018, 01:03 PM   #4555
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Here is a job that I had to do a repair on. The plumber installed a new valve and we had to install new pieces of marble. They used Green board in this bathroom and somehow it looked ok. I couldn't believe it. Oh yeah and 5 spot method as well.

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Old 04-28-2018, 10:13 AM   #4556
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same "artist", different house
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Old 05-04-2018, 03:19 PM   #4557
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This is from a tile friend in Canada who posted this mess of a demo on his Instagram....

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So what was the point of the combed thinset?
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The customer must have been watching
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Old 05-04-2018, 06:01 PM   #4560
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That's to cover up the heat wire.
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