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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-21-2013, 07:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,371
Posted By Tom Tee
Agree with all the above. Whether a keeper or a...

Agree with all the above. Whether a keeper or a flipper, replace down to joists. Anything less is just Band Aiding cancer.

The photo shows evidence of long periods of moisture exposure which can...
Forum: The Mud Box 08-28-2009, 02:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,502
Posted By Tom Tee
CX, so how much pressure do you want/have?

CX, so how much pressure do you want/have?
Forum: The Mud Box 08-27-2009, 06:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,502
Posted By Tom Tee
Ah, but that is just the reason I ask. So...

Ah, but that is just the reason I ask.

So many folks just grab any ol' pressure washer and go about messing up.

Between the various chemicals their correct application. sequence and...
Forum: The Mud Box 08-27-2009, 09:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,502
Posted By Tom Tee
JB style forum for power/pressure washing?

Is there a forum with the JB caliber of information and civility that covers pressure washing like the ceramic forum enjoyed here? tt
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-24-2009, 10:51 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,722
Posted By Tom Tee
Whenever vinyl flooring is removed I always...

Whenever vinyl flooring is removed I always removed the underlayment with it. Typical 150 sq ft kitchen about 1 1/2 hour for removal. Fileting vinyl from plywood?...hey, you don't have enough...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-24-2009, 10:11 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,656
Posted By Tom Tee
random t&g thoughts

I have ripped out literally hundreds of kitchens and baths over 3/4" t&g. Have yet to come across any t&g subfloor that was not compromised in at least one way, Old holes from previous...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-21-2009, 07:44 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,981
Posted By Tom Tee
Coupla thots

Unionmandan,

OUCH! This hurts to read. Not much of a way to comfort you in this difficulty. If it was an older job w/ maybe one minor crack I might think to try to get used to it. However so...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-20-2009, 03:18 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,656
Posted By Tom Tee
All things being as noted. The joists are fine. ...

All things being as noted. The joists are fine. The marble is fine. Ability for the decking to be firm looks like it is not fine. I've spent many years doing prep work for tile crews. They...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-09-2009, 03:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 969
Posted By Tom Tee
Do not know if they still have them but Mapei had...

Do not know if they still have them but Mapei had a free 2 1/2 day cement school for tile and another for construction materials. I took the tile class. First rate host. Puts you up and feeds ya. ...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-09-2009, 11:59 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,843
Posted By Tom Tee
Bill, I swear my misses has her honey do...

Bill,

I swear my misses has her honey do jar on steriods. Sometimes think I'd be slower back on my knees! Work was much more relaxing. tt
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-09-2009, 11:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 969
Posted By Tom Tee
John got it, Planitop XS. A concrete guy set me...

John got it, Planitop XS. A concrete guy set me up w/ it this a.m. Said he just "throws" it down.

Instruction sheet had a bit more detail.

Nothing like an informed JB forum person to...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-09-2009, 11:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 969
Posted By Tom Tee
Planitop, who dunit b/4

Gonna do a spalling repair w/ XS. I'm so iggor ant not even sur how to spell XS.

Got the surface of four sidewalk (out door) blocks involved, 1 1/2" to feather voids random lost to freeeze thaw...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-09-2009, 11:06 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,843
Posted By Tom Tee
Justin, Welcome to a gentleman's trade...

Justin,

Welcome to a gentleman's trade forum. I been challanged and encouraged here by follks who know a whole lot more 'bout this stuff than I.

I've been doing other smooth surface floors...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-25-2009, 02:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,819
Posted By Tom Tee
We have a bunch of perfectly manicured homes...

We have a bunch of perfectly manicured homes around here. VERY hard place to rinse out anything. Stuff I have done is to dig a hole in an out of the way area of dirt or mulch, pour, let settle then...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-25-2009, 12:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,981
Posted By Tom Tee
Additional factor.............

Untill recently, cement has been in a world excess. With emerging Asian development there has been a global world shortage in cement. Much like other commodities

Our formerly out of control...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-23-2009, 03:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,478
Posted By Tom Tee
Problems like this are usually blamed on the last...

Problems like this are usually blamed on the last party to touch the product prior to the complaint. The installers this time. Being the installer I would always get the client, preferably the lady...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-23-2009, 03:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,150
Posted By Tom Tee
Laz, I've had a few of my early SLC jobs go...

Laz,

I've had a few of my early SLC jobs go bad like yours. My problem was me, back in the early eighties when I was first introduced to it our supplier said just throw it down, "no problem" . ...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-23-2009, 09:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,975
Posted By Tom Tee
Go to CTEF, use pro knees, stay small, do not...

Go to CTEF, use pro knees, stay small, do not carry as much as you can and make more trips to the truck & you will last longer. Learn multi skills. Spend as little as you can on nonessentials. At...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-23-2009, 09:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,881
Posted By Tom Tee
Thanks all!

This hastabe the best informed buncha real trades folks on the internet.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-22-2009, 09:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,881
Posted By Tom Tee
Now what?

Just finished 24, 36, 60, 80, 120 the Oak floor. Sucker is niiiiiiiiiice.

Problem is, it's late and can not get to finishing it till Monday. Gotta use it, it's the foyer.

What's the very best...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-21-2009, 08:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,072
Posted By Tom Tee
Chinese plywood too

Tried to use some of their 3/4" "hardwood" plywood. YUCK!

13 ply with all the core layers overlaping leaving a wavy surface. Plus when you go to rip it, it delaminates on the table saw. ...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-21-2009, 09:20 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,858
Posted By Tom Tee
If I could offer a thought. Retired '08 after 41...

If I could offer a thought. Retired '08 after 41 years of doing floors. However over almost the entire career I was learning and doing something else. Sometimes floor related, sometimes not.
...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-18-2009, 12:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,881
Posted By Tom Tee
Matt, Then it oughter be a cincher. I'm...

Matt,

Then it oughter be a cincher. I'm already an old man starting this job.

Respect us ol' guys. It's a gift some of you all may not be receiving. tt
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-18-2009, 07:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,247
Posted By Tom Tee
Deckert, 1K or 10 % EVEN IF YA got 40% in...

Deckert,

1K or 10 % EVEN IF YA got 40% in material??? Does Ca allow progressive payments?

tt
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-17-2009, 05:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,881
Posted By Tom Tee
U-Sand machine

Anyone use the new 4 head U-Sand floor sander?

Videos @ www.u-sand.com

Looks too easy 'specially for this caveman.

Homer rents them here abouts.

tt
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