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Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-08-2022, 12:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,004
Posted By tilemanct
Nope. The minute you touch it you own it. It's...

Nope. The minute you touch it you own it. It's going to fail.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-31-2022, 01:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,929
Posted By tilemanct
NEVER let a customer start to become part of the...

NEVER let a customer start to become part of the G/C process. You either go with me for the whole package or find someone else.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-25-2022, 11:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,929
Posted By tilemanct
Thers a guy a few towns over that was a good...

Thers a guy a few towns over that was a good tilesetter. Did lots of bathroom tile and minor remodels and wanted to start doing what you want to do. He had two helpers who were very good and very...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-11-2022, 06:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 705
Posted By tilemanct
Have you considered using an uncoupling membrane?

Have you considered using an uncoupling membrane?
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-31-2022, 03:04 PM
Replies: 22,080
Views: 6,248,684
Posted By tilemanct
Hey Tile # 2006 in the left half is 1/64" out...

Hey
Tile # 2006 in the left half is 1/64" out of alignment.
You are a master!! Towards the end of your career, you need to make a documentary video showing the start to finish process. Pass this...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-23-2022, 07:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,650
Posted By tilemanct
Seeing that you are out of the USMC I can say I...

Seeing that you are out of the USMC I can say I have a friend whose husband is a lineman. It's hard work and you are out in the worst of weather at times. He has an incredible benefits package and...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-12-2022, 04:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,850
Posted By tilemanct
Please make a 4' x 8' in 5/8" & 1"

Please make a 4' x 8' in 5/8" & 1"
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-11-2022, 12:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,420
Posted By tilemanct
What's the purpose of the pedestals? Clearance to...

What's the purpose of the pedestals? Clearance to run wiring and pipes. Those pedestals aren't cheap. Depending on size you will need support at all 4 corners and center of paver.
The bigger...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-13-2022, 12:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,650
Posted By tilemanct
If I had to do it over again, I would have...

If I had to do it over again, I would have enlisted in the Marines and made a career out of it. My dad was first on Guadalcanal and managed to survive. Did two more tours and went to work for the...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-04-2022, 09:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,726
Posted By tilemanct
Kerabond/Keralastic is Old School. I have used it...

Kerabond/Keralastic is Old School. I have used it for over 30 years. You will never find a better thinset IMHO. I have done things on my homes over the years outside in freeze/thaw that weren't quite...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-04-2022, 09:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,483
Posted By tilemanct
I've always kept records of time and materials on...

I've always kept records of time and materials on all my jobs. NEVER quote jobs by the sq/ft. Know your business costs such as truck payments, insurance, licensing, rent on shop ect. Tile setting is...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-06-2022, 09:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,769
Posted By tilemanct
99.9% of the time it's just poor cleaning by the...

99.9% of the time it's just poor cleaning by the cleaning crew. They just spray on some sort of low budget cleaner, and they just wipe with a towel. They never do the hard work.
I invested in a set...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-04-2022, 02:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,769
Posted By tilemanct
Bigger problem is customers don't know how to...

Bigger problem is customers don't know how to clean a tile and or stone shower. Thats where you can educate them. Most of my customers have cleaning people who will destroy the shower in a year or...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-11-2022, 02:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 881
Posted By tilemanct
Its NASTY! Used it once on a cast iron white tub....

Its NASTY! Used it once on a cast iron white tub. Does not tool very nicely and if I remember there is a warning not to use on an Acrylic or Fiberglass material. 100 % silicone is the way to go. The...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-14-2021, 09:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,429
Posted By tilemanct
I have always used Nobel sheet membranes for over...

I have always used Nobel sheet membranes for over 25+ years in the biz. Not one failure. I you haven't checked out their new center drains, you are missing out on a great product. Their glues and...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-08-2021, 03:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,350
Posted By tilemanct
Our business is an odd one. There is both skill...

Our business is an odd one. There is both skill and artistry involved. I think the worst thing that ever happened is the lack of apprenticeship. I apprenticed with a few guys who were good and really...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-08-2021, 03:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,121
Posted By tilemanct
We always do the fold at the bottom into the pan....

We always do the fold at the bottom into the pan. A wire and mud curb is the best!! Please don't do what was in that you tube video. That is way more work than a mud curb.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-05-2021, 03:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,786
Posted By tilemanct
Some tiles will snap cut like a dream every time...

Some tiles will snap cut like a dream every time and then there are ones that NO snap cutter will ever cut. I had a job with some 4' tiles and for the life of me could not get them to snap cleanly or...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-11-2021, 01:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,056
Posted By tilemanct
There is a reason tile companies are trying to...

There is a reason tile companies are trying to mimic white marble look in porcelain tile. Been doing this biz for over 27 years and the one thing I have learned is white marble will darken, absorb...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-16-2021, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,459
Posted By tilemanct
Have that separator. Best thing I ever bought. If...

Have that separator. Best thing I ever bought. If you get into serious grinding Oneida makes some great Industrial Vac/Separators
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-13-2021, 04:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,291
Posted By tilemanct
From all I have seen here in the posts, pools are...

From all I have seen here in the posts, pools are a specialty of our trade. I hope you have had years of training and apprenticed from someone who knew what they were doing. It gets very expensive if...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-13-2021, 04:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,344
Posted By tilemanct
I dont have a pic but the Finec looks real nice...

I dont have a pic but the Finec looks real nice in that application. It works for any tile or stone. Comes in a few finishes. I used the AE. Looks nice with a White Marble porcelain tile lookalike....
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-04-2021, 07:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,344
Posted By tilemanct
Those edges look great until someone hits it with...

Those edges look great until someone hits it with a vac wand or your kids slam a toy into the edge. Schulter has a profile called Finec for this purpose. Looks great and protects the mitered edge...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-27-2021, 02:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 728
Posted By tilemanct
I use an Alpha Spike Disc. Seems to do a good job...

I use an Alpha Spike Disc. Seems to do a good job on glue.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-05-2021, 09:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,078
Posted By tilemanct
In the long run you may find that getting rid of...

In the long run you may find that getting rid of a problem customer for $400 is money well lost!!
The market is being flooded with look alike garbage that we as installers have to somehow figure...
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