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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 116
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: 6
Views: 393
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: 185
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: 539
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: 438
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: 757
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: 9,205
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: 1,337
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: 438
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: 1,378
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: 1,258
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: 562
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: 1,762
Posted By Dave Gobis
Looks scary to me.

Looks scary to me.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-06-2022, 12:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,310
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: 570
Posted By Dave Gobis
Yup

Yup
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-21-2022, 11:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 561
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...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-13-2022, 11:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,314
Posted By Dave Gobis
Curious myself. Not a big believer in grout...

Curious myself. Not a big believer in grout sealers. My interior cement grout is just fine after 26 years of use. My porch spends months under snow and ice every year and is also doing just fine....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-08-2022, 11:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,290
Posted By Dave Gobis
It is a polyurethane resin, not wax.

It is a polyurethane resin, not wax.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-06-2022, 12:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 890
Posted By Dave Gobis
What CX said or pedestals, but I doubt you have...

What CX said or pedestals, but I doubt you have the room for pedestals.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-04-2022, 11:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,476
Posted By Dave Gobis
Grout is not going to fix that, pretty rough.

Grout is not going to fix that, pretty rough.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-21-2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 923
Posted By Dave Gobis
Have to see if I can dig up the pictures of epoxy...

Have to see if I can dig up the pictures of epoxy in corners shredding the glaze in corners and pool coping. Many think it is the cure of all ills. My experience is it is helpful but when it goes it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-18-2021, 10:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,423
Posted By Dave Gobis
Where is the like button?

Where is the like button?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-17-2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,423
Posted By Dave Gobis
What John and Eric said. It is most unfortunate...

What John and Eric said. It is most unfortunate we are surrounded by alleged untrained "professionals" who can't or won't read instructions because they think they know everything. Sadly it has...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-05-2021, 11:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 778
Posted By Dave Gobis
That was the way my grandfather taught me. We...

That was the way my grandfather taught me. We also used to hose down quarry jobs after we wet set, not flood, just wet.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-05-2021, 11:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 536
Posted By Dave Gobis
If you don't add another layer of plywood you are...

If you don't add another layer of plywood you are rolling the dice. If you want to take a chance it is up to you. If you do, ladder the joist, it will increase the odds in your favor. As a former...
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