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Forum: The Mud Box 07-22-2008, 11:40 AM
Replies: 1,785
Views: 86,573
Posted By Chris the Rep
Someone took some license, and then some... ...

Someone took some license, and then some...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAcLFQ6mo0k

Chris
Forum: The Mud Box 07-17-2008, 09:19 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,963
Posted By Chris the Rep
Like these 900 or so congressional earmarks...

Like these 900 or so congressional earmarks (http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/12/us/20070513_LOBBY_GRAPHIC.html?scp=2&sq=Faith%20based%20earmarks&st=cse) that went to religious based organizations?
...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-17-2008, 10:50 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 712
Posted By Chris the Rep
NFT Magazine

Just received my July issue today, some very good practical reading on the business end of things this month.

Scrutinizing Expenses, Selling to Women, It Pays to Advertise, and Hiring Installers...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-16-2008, 08:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 886
Posted By Chris the Rep
Most epoxy problems are related to insufficient...

Most epoxy problems are related to insufficient mixing or having incorrect proportions of the different parts. Did you mix full units? Is the color uniform or can you see any streaking in it? How did...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-13-2008, 02:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,934
Posted By Chris the Rep
The C-Cure is a good product, but they also have...

The C-Cure is a good product, but they also have a caveat that their white epoxy has an increased chance of staining because of the extra pigment load. There is also no explicit statement on the data...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-11-2008, 02:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,490
Posted By Chris the Rep
I trust that you've confirmed that these are...

I trust that you've confirmed that these are modular sized tiles and not full dimension 4" x 8"...?

Many years ago I sold a line of full 5" x 10" tiles and has a heck of a time trying to explain...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-03-2008, 11:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,607
Posted By Chris the Rep
Whatever shoe or boot you find that works best...

Whatever shoe or boot you find that works best for you, buy 2 pairs. Letting one pair dry out a day while you wear the other will make a huge difference in the life of shoes.

Even with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-24-2008, 01:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,824
Posted By Chris the Rep
And remember to keep a log of every phone call...

And remember to keep a log of every phone call and personal visit, when you made it, who you talked to if you can get a name, and what you talked about with them. I'd want to see it in your completed...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-24-2008, 11:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,824
Posted By Chris the Rep
Future Eagle Scout. I'm thinking about your...

Future Eagle Scout.

I'm thinking about your project like a committee person right now instead of as a tile person. I've worked with a lot of young men on their projects, so I'm going to have more...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-23-2008, 07:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,824
Posted By Chris the Rep
Let's start with a few questions... Has your...

Let's start with a few questions...

Has your project been approved, or are you still in the planning stage?

What size tiles are you looking to use?

Are they frostproof?

Do you have the...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-20-2008, 11:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,462
Posted By Chris the Rep
It came up just a few weeks ago. ...

It came up just a few weeks ago.

http://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=63335&highlight=Grout+Boost
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-20-2008, 09:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,955
Posted By Chris the Rep
Yes, the earliest instance of a sales...

Yes, the earliest instance of a sales transaction. Someone said something along the lines of

"Can I interest you in...?"

The late Myron Cohen was a textile and garment salesman for many years...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-19-2008, 06:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,955
Posted By Chris the Rep
Salary plus commission can be ok if you're going...

Salary plus commission can be ok if you're going into a newly created territory or are working for a start-up company. But having worked on straight commission, it can hard to go back. Sure, there...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-18-2008, 09:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,955
Posted By Chris the Rep
Take it! What do you have to lose? The...

Take it! What do you have to lose? The installation will always be there to go back to if you decide that sales isn't for you.

I'll disagree, there can be tremendous satisfaction in selling. You...
Forum: The Mud Box 06-15-2008, 08:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,185
Posted By Chris the Rep
I'm not trying to be a smarta**, but that's kind...

I'm not trying to be a smarta**, but that's kind of like asking if Dal or Florida makes a good tile.

I'm sure that some of their stuff is better than others, some worse, depending on specific...
Forum: The Mud Box 06-13-2008, 09:22 PM
Replies: 5,503
Views: 404,278
Posted By Chris the Rep
The tornado photo was taken in Orchard, Iowa....

The tornado photo was taken in Orchard, Iowa. It's a very small town (pop.88) in far north central Iowa, near the Minnesota border.

Here is a link to where it was originally published.
...
Forum: The Mud Box 06-06-2008, 09:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,412
Posted By Chris the Rep
I started tearing down one of those POS metal...

I started tearing down one of those POS metal sheds today. Sawz-All makes quick work of it. I hope to build something this fall to replace if it's in the budget. I'd really like to add another 12' on...
Forum: The Mud Box 06-04-2008, 07:02 PM
Replies: 779
Views: 146,953
Posted By Chris the Rep
This one isn't one of the lowball hack posts, but...

This one isn't one of the lowball hack posts, but it did kind of stand out among the crowd.



I have to wonder what the event was?

http://desmoines.craigslist.org/for/706778804.html

Chris
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-04-2008, 01:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,538
Posted By Chris the Rep
I can't say I completely agree. Having sold both...

I can't say I completely agree. Having sold both major brands of stain in the past, I can say that the oil based stains like those from Hydroment (Ceramaseal), will usually defy detection if properly...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-04-2008, 12:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,538
Posted By Chris the Rep
Shaughnn, An alternative, albeit more...

Shaughnn,

An alternative, albeit more expensive idea may be to grout them white or grey and then stain them. You can get custom colored stain for a lot less money and in a lot smaller quantities. ...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-03-2008, 06:41 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 21,804
Posted By Chris the Rep
Went to their site and read the data sheet as...

Went to their site and read the data sheet as well as the MSDS. Nothing revolutionary here, it's a pretty basic latex additive, although the version for sanded grout does have an accelerator in it. ...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-02-2008, 05:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,729
Posted By Chris the Rep
I'd bet over half of the firefighters where I...

I'd bet over half of the firefighters where I live maintain another trade of some sort. Here they are on duty 24 hours on and 48 off.

I know of one tilesetter, a carpet/vinyl layer, 2 that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-30-2008, 08:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 901
Posted By Chris the Rep
Try ammonia. Acrylic coatings are most easily...

Try ammonia. Acrylic coatings are most easily removed with alkaline cleaners.

Chris
Forum: The Mud Box 05-24-2008, 03:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,681
Posted By Chris the Rep
I can hardly watch a movie on TV without going to...

I can hardly watch a movie on TV without going to IMDB.com

Especially good for those "who is that actor and what else was he/she in?"

Seems to be a site I visit daily

Chris
Forum: The Mud Box 05-24-2008, 01:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,066
Posted By Chris the Rep
We had them for awhile. In my opinion, purely...

We had them for awhile. In my opinion, purely revenue generators, especially since these cameras are almost always put in on a "consignment" basis; the city allows them to be installed and the...
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