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Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-03-2003, 09:02 AM
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Posted By OnAMission
I find myself wondering if those people who have...

I find myself wondering if those people who have been using certain procedures for 20 years without changing with the times have just never had anyone track them down to let them KNOW there had been...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-30-2003, 04:45 PM
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Views: 10,175
Posted By OnAMission
Thanks John ... I'll check the showrooms out. ...

Thanks John ... I'll check the showrooms out.

There are a few tiles in the attic that look very similar to what is on the floor ... but when you look a little closer ... they are NOT the same...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-30-2003, 02:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,293
Posted By OnAMission
I realized that ;) ... I just am not quite over...

I realized that ;) ... I just am not quite over my dismay that even in homes more expensive than mine (the 4000 square foot one you will be working on would qualify ... I'm sure) appear to be hit or...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-30-2003, 12:25 PM
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Views: 10,175
Posted By OnAMission
Do the kids count as the 'crew' to do the...

Do the kids count as the 'crew' to do the dusting??? :rolleyes: (Thank you Todd!) Isn't this where you tape that plastic up in the doorways and plug off the vents??? ;) We removed a tile floor...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-30-2003, 12:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,293
Posted By OnAMission
Because they can get by with it ... since the...

Because they can get by with it ... since the resulting problems aren't usually evident until after the 'warranty' period is over??? ;)

Hey ... and I don't even think my home is inexpensive ......
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-30-2003, 09:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,293
Posted By OnAMission
Sonnie ... Steven ... I certainly see your...

Sonnie ... Steven ...

I certainly see your points ... and can understand how things end up as they do ... but I sure WISH things were different.

Cathy
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-29-2003, 07:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,175
Posted By OnAMission
John ... if I have a 21 ft run of tile (installed...

John ... if I have a 21 ft run of tile (installed directely on a concrete slab) connected to another 9 feet around a corner that has no flexible joints anywhere ... do I need to 'fix' that?
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-29-2003, 07:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,293
Posted By OnAMission
Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Todd. I guess...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Todd. I guess I see where part of the problem is ... at least in new construction in Texas. Our general contractors aren't required to be licensed, so I suspect...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-29-2003, 06:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,293
Posted By OnAMission
How do you get to be a REAL shower pan guy???

I just want to know something ... where are the likes of you guys when they are building most new homes? Do ya'll just work for those fancy builders on those 'rich' people's homes? :suspect:
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-29-2003, 05:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,567
Posted By OnAMission
Isn't that 'poll' over? ;) I don't know...

Isn't that 'poll' over? ;)

I don't know about Patsy (her thread ya know ... I just got impatient waiting for part of the answer :) ) ... but I arrived here after a tour of the internet (prompted...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-28-2003, 08:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,567
Posted By OnAMission
I can do that ... thanks! Cathy :)

I can do that ... thanks!

Cathy :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-28-2003, 07:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,567
Posted By OnAMission
Re: Tile Grout ?

C'mon guys ... please? Answer this part of the question even if Patsy doesn't get back right away? My repair is miniscule compared to hers... and I've got this 7 pound bag of Custom Polyblend...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-26-2003, 12:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,171
Posted By OnAMission
Mold behind wallpaper

TYW stuff is definitely more user friendly than muriatic acid ... don't think I could handle it. But I might need all the 'gear' necessary for the muriatic acid to clean up the 'mold behind the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-23-2003, 07:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,171
Posted By OnAMission
I like your rules, Heloise ... my family would...

I like your rules, Heloise ... my family would much rather I stay up all night sealing grout instead of bashing them over the head for three days every time they walk in my kitchen. :D

Now ......
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-23-2003, 06:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,461
Posted By OnAMission
Thanks Davy ... think I'll try to cook dinner...

Thanks Davy ... think I'll try to cook dinner without spilling anything on the floor.

I got home this afternoon to find that my 14 year old son had mixed his dad some raspberry tea. Was all...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-23-2003, 05:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,461
Posted By OnAMission
The section I'm working on now ... was cleaned...

The section I'm working on now ... was cleaned yesterday morning. I'm not gonna be able to spend much more time on it today anyway ... so it might not be unreasonable to think it will be 72 hours by...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-23-2003, 04:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,461
Posted By OnAMission
Davy ... it probably IS plumber's putty ... it IS...

Davy ... it probably IS plumber's putty ... it IS in front of the sink ... in the utility room and in the bathrooms. Haven't found any in the breakfast area though. And my shower head WAS clogged...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-23-2003, 04:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,171
Posted By OnAMission
Man ... I've been sniffin too many fumes! The...

Man ... I've been sniffin too many fumes! The bottle DID say to use in a well ventilated area ... didn't it? :D

That should have said that my husband had to 'go out in the garage to get a LEVEL...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-23-2003, 03:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,171
Posted By OnAMission
I missed this from another thread. I suspect...

I missed this from another thread. I suspect that since the grout was done months ago ... all I'm waiting for is enough of the moisture introduced during cleaning to dry.

I'm gonna go ahead and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-22-2003, 08:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,461
Posted By OnAMission
My husband says it looks like and feels like...

My husband says it looks like and feels like thinset (gray) that is showing through the grout in places. Underneath this hole in the grout ... the gray is solid ... not gooey. Mastic would be gooey,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-22-2003, 06:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,461
Posted By OnAMission
Floor tile grout repair?

I was cleaning the floor grout so I could seal it and ran into a problem that is driving me nuts.

There were places where there was an adhesive/putty like substance on the tiles and sometimes on...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-22-2003, 02:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,171
Posted By OnAMission
Yes ... the bottle is quite 'state of the art'...

Yes ... the bottle is quite 'state of the art' and the smell is yummylicious. Just glad someone 'else' sampled it first. :yummy:

And I'll get my new transluscent purple pail ready with a fresh...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-22-2003, 01:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,171
Posted By OnAMission
TYW cleaner/stripper

Bottle of TYW cleaner/stripper says to apply, dwell (is it taking up residence here?) :D and 'rinse.' Rinse with what? Water? More of the same solution? Neutral Cleaner? Ya gotta spell it out...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-22-2003, 01:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,171
Posted By OnAMission
Cleaning ...

OK ... I'll compromise here ... this time ONLY I'm cleaning tiles and grout on my hands and knees. But only because I want to see ... up close and personal ... how effectively the 3oz per gallon of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-22-2003, 05:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,171
Posted By OnAMission
Windex? What Windex? :confused: :D Ok...

Windex? What Windex? :confused: :D

Ok you guys ... took me 45 minutes of reading old posts with 'WINDEX' in them to figure out what the heck you were talking about. :bang: Then I finally...
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