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Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-23-2022, 10:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 257
Posted By Dave Gobis
JB, can't help it. Dan, Happy to hear about...

JB, can't help it.

Dan, Happy to hear about your new choice of employment. OK JB?

JB, of all the places Dan could go, I think Orange suits him well and sure he will be very happy there.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-21-2022, 10:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 257
Posted By Dave Gobis
I'm chuckling.

I'm chuckling.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-13-2022, 10:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 173
Posted By Dave Gobis
Dragonfly Tile and Stone Works leads a group of...

Dragonfly Tile and Stone Works leads a group of tile artisans that do that type of work and co-developed several mounting systems, ask for Lee Callewaert.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-04-2022, 09:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 398
Posted By Dave Gobis
His skill level is obviously lacking. He should...

His skill level is obviously lacking. He should probably stick to regular floors.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-17-2022, 10:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 459
Posted By Dave Gobis
I would stick with the traditional method if they...

I would stick with the traditional method if they insist on stone and they will likely still not be happy a few years down the road. Had a mega rich client we did one for. Took every precaution we...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-05-2022, 08:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 874
Posted By Dave Gobis
No

No
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-17-2022, 09:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 382
Posted By Dave Gobis
Kevin's comments mirror what I would speculate....

Kevin's comments mirror what I would speculate. Moisture is what draws the cement in once it starts forming a bonding matrix.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-06-2022, 09:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 643
Posted By Dave Gobis
They all have advantages and disadvantages. Don't...

They all have advantages and disadvantages. Don't think good, better, best works in the product category relative to type.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-01-2022, 09:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 875
Posted By Dave Gobis
Got tile countertops on all my counters. 30 yeas,...

Got tile countertops on all my counters. 30 yeas, no cracks, no regrout, no sealing and they are all just fine. Double layer plywood screwed every 6", a premium thin set, standard cement grout tooled...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-24-2022, 09:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 691
Posted By Dave Gobis
It is not OK and there is no effective way to tie...

It is not OK and there is no effective way to tie in waterproofing now. Based on his trowel skills I highly doubt the 20 years' experience. It will be much cheaper and easier to deal with now than...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-22-2022, 10:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 791
Posted By Dave Gobis
Statistically speaking, from someone who actually...

Statistically speaking, from someone who actually tracked it, about 85% of the time you will be fine. There is a lot of lose sheared tile out there and the occasional tented floor. Real expensive if...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-17-2022, 09:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 454
Posted By Dave Gobis
We did and still do the plaster thing, it never...

We did and still do the plaster thing, it never comes off.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-21-2022, 09:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 751
Posted By Dave Gobis
Straight line cracks following a path thru...

Straight line cracks following a path thru multiple tile or random?
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-12-2022, 12:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 497
Posted By Dave Gobis
I've been Union apprenticed and ran a Union shop...

I've been Union apprenticed and ran a Union shop for many years. There is no official quota. That said some things are expected and if you achieve the target you can "bank" some hours. It varies by...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-12-2022, 12:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,354
Posted By Dave Gobis
Pedestal systems can be a great option but are...

Pedestal systems can be a great option but are very unforgiving, you get 0 grace period.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-12-2022, 12:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,680
Posted By Dave Gobis
Sounds like it does everything but jump on the...

Sounds like it does everything but jump on the wall and fasten itself.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-12-2022, 12:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,604
Posted By Dave Gobis
To have a professional consultant come out and...

To have a professional consultant come out and write up a report can cost anywhere from $2,500 to $5,000. Once all that is done you still have to find someone to collect from. If they don't give up...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-03-2022, 11:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 497
Posted By Dave Gobis
If you start filling out wage reports and file...

If you start filling out wage reports and file them with the state they get averaged into union scale on Davis Bacon. You can file on any job that can be verified.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-15-2022, 09:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,616
Posted By Dave Gobis
I would give him a lump sum number and offer...

I would give him a lump sum number and offer payments. I would also want to see the books including tax returns for the last 7 years but no less than three years. When I sold my business it was 2.5...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-04-2022, 11:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,453
Posted By Dave Gobis
We would differ there Dave. I always quoted by...

We would differ there Dave. I always quoted by the square foot. When I did a job I knew what hourly (all mine were) installer was going to be used and what his average production rate was. We tracked...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-21-2022, 10:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 599
Posted By Dave Gobis
The two types of tile I see, and in a few cases...

The two types of tile I see, and in a few cases installed in dealer service bays are unglazed quarry tile and 8 or 12" unglazed porcelain. Only complaint calls I have received in the last 15 years...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-19-2022, 10:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,867
Posted By Dave Gobis
Looks scary to me.

Looks scary to me.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-06-2022, 12:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,702
Posted By Dave Gobis
A good grout job far outweighs the benefit of any...

A good grout job far outweighs the benefit of any sealer.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-05-2022, 12:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 632
Posted By Dave Gobis
Yup

Yup
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-21-2022, 11:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 605
Posted By Dave Gobis
So basically, he wants a shop drawing and...

So basically, he wants a shop drawing and installation specs if I understand correctly. There is nothing in ANSI that specifically covers face mount installation with exception to the glass...
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